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Cleanup Event March 13; free waste drop-off for Surprise residents

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Surprise residents- it’s the perfect time to prune your landscape, clean out your garage and take advantage of the Spring Cleanup Event on Saturday, March 13. 

Surprise residents are permitted to drop off up to 2,000 pounds of non-hazardous residential waste free-of-charge at the Northwest Regional Landfill, 19401 W. Deer Valley Road, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a limit of one load per household.

Surprise, AZ (February 24, 2021) The City of Surprise is seeking an experienced public safety professional with outstanding leadership skills to serve as its next Police Chief.

Strong candidates will be forward thinking and will continue to lead the Department consistent with our City’s needs and values to ensure the Surprise Police Department continues to provide the highest level of public safety service.

The Police Chief application period runs February 24 – March 23, and the City anticipates filling the position in May 2021.

How will the City pay for CCWC? We have never been told what assets the city are selling to buy CCWC.

City citizens have been kepted in the dark about CCWC, why ?

In regards to Circle City Water Co.
While City of Surprise involves a water utility, the decision arguably applies to cities condemning utilities of all kinds, including electric utilities. The decision thus sets encouraging precedent for municipalities favoring a shift to renewable and clean energy generation (as opposed to non-renewable and environmentally harmful generation). Municipal proponents of renewable energy will have one less barrier in creating new, renewable energy systems: they won’t have to go through the Commission when exercising eminent domain to condemn electric utility infrastructure. Indeed, the implications of decisions like City of Surprise promote renewable energy development at the local level.

The Surprise Independent has Surprise, Arizona the 6th best place in the West U.S to live for high salaries and the low cost of living.

LOCAL INDICATORS OF QUALITY OF LIFE: –

by D Greenwood 

After careful consideration, the city of Surprise is canceling or postponing all city-sponsored events, programs, and sports effective March 16 and continuing through May 10. 

The decision comes as COVID-19 (coronavirus) has reached pandemic level…


Surprise, AZ (February 19, 2021)
 Surprise City Court Associate Judge Catherine A. Gaudreau has been selected as a Fellow in the Judicial Engagement Network’s 2021 Fellowship Program.

Surprise, AZ (February 18, 2021) The city of Surprise will be performing pavement preservation activities on the following roadways, weather permitting:

·       Cactus Road will be closed between Litchfield Road and Solar Canyon Way on February 22

o   North and southbound traffic on Litchfield Road will not be impacted

o   Traffic restrictions will be in place on Cactus Road, Solar Canyon Way to Dysart Road, February 22-26

·       Waddell Road, 175th Avenue to Citrus Road, will have traffic restrictions from February 22-26

o   Left turn restrictions from Waddell Road to south 175th Avenue will be in place after schools are in session


Surprise, AZ (February 17, 2021) The City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting applications for Summer Break Camp positions.
Applicants who enjoy working with children are invited to apply for Recreation I and Recreation III openings.

2021 Surprise Spring Training Tickets On Sale February 20

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The City of Surprise  will welcome fans to Surprise Stadium for the 2021 Spring Training season February 28 through March 29 with additional COVID-19 mitigation protocols in place. The game schedule has been modified from what was previously released, and tickets will go on sale February 20.

Surprise, AZ (February 16, 2021) Utility work on the Greenway Road improvement project will require a hard closure on the roadway between Legacy Park Boulevard and Northwest Ranch Parkway beginning 5 a.m. Saturday, February 27 to 5 a.m. Sunday, March 14.

Agenda Name: Regular City Council Meeting

Meeting Date: 2/16/2021

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Regular City Council Work Session & Meeting

Agendas for the February 16, 2021 Regular City Council Work Session and Regular City Council Meeting have been posted at:

https://www.surpriseaz.gov/agendas

Surprise, AZ (February 12, 2021) The Surprise Parks and Recreation Department will be temporarily closing the dog parks at both Surprise Community Park and Dick McComb Park to apply a bi-annual weed control herbicide that prevents weeds from germinating. 
The first application of 2021 will be applied at Surprise Community Park on Wednesday, February 17; treatment at the Dick McComb dog park will be applied on Thursday, February 18

Surprise, AZ (February 11, 2021) The Human Service and Community Vitality Department is partnering with A New Leaf to offer free tax preparation services to benefit individuals and families with low to moderate income.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) offers IRS trained and certified volunteers to assist households that make less than $57,000 and need help processing their annual income tax returns.  VITA sites not only offer free tax preparation, they also help taxpayers apply for benefits they may not be aware of such as the Earned Income Tax Credit. VITA will be offered as a drop-off service at Surprise locations.

Surprise, AZ (February 9, 2021) The City of Surprise will welcome fans to Surprise Stadium for the annual Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic this month in a limited capacity and with additional COVID-19 mitigation protocols in place.

The tournament is set to take place February 19 – 22, featuring the Oregon State Beavers, New Mexico Lobos, Gonzaga Bulldogs and Kansas State Wildcats. 

Surprise, AZ (February 9, 2021) The City of Surprise will welcome fans to Surprise Stadium for the annual Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic this month in a limited capacity and with additional COVID-19 mitigation protocols in place.

The tournament is set to take place February 19 – 22, featuring the Oregon State Beavers, New Mexico Lobos, Gonzaga Bulldogs and Kansas State Wildcats. 

Surprise, AZ (February 8, 2021) Register your child for the newest Surprise Parks and Recreation Special Interest Class – Junior Golf! 
Junior Golf is a great way for parents to introduce children, ages 6-13, to the game of golf. Classes feature a low student-to-instructor ratio, enabling golfers to build confidence in putting, chipping, and swinging. Participants will also learn the rules and etiquette of golf in a safe setting. Two class options are available, “Little Strokes Golf Academy” (ages 6-9) and “Surprise Golf Academy” (ages 10-13).

 Surprise, AZ (January 26, 2021) Daytime work to install flashing yellow arrows and upgrade the vehicle detection equipment on the traffic signals at the Greenway and Dysart roads intersection is scheduled to occur on Wednesday, January 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting.

Surprise, AZ (January 28, 2021) Looking for a great summer job? The City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department is looking for responsible individuals with a positive attitude to join our aquatics team. 

Lifeguard Training classes will be offered throughout February and March:

Surprise, AZ (January 26, 2021) Surprise is looking for volunteers for its Day of Service on Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Volunteers will participate in various projects throughout the city including landscaping, painting, trimming of shrubs, debris removal, and more.

The neighborhood revitalization and cleanup event assists neighborhoods and homeowners who may not be physically or financially able to maintain their homes as required by local codes

Surprise is proud to partner with these and other agencies in addressing transportation, legislative and other key issues for our region