On November 7, 2017 registered voters in Surprise approved the three *General Obligation (GO) Bond questions in the areas of Public Safety, Traffic Congestion Mitigation and Pavement Preservation. The three questions represent 10 Capital Improvement Projects for a total bond amount of $59.5 Million. (View Election Results)
This website will be updated regularly through 2022, when all projects are expected to be complete. Please check back often for status updates, photos on project progress, financial reports and other important information.
Surprise Community Outreach Program AgencyProgram Focus
Amount Funded Website A New Leaf Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program $7,500 turnanewleaf.org BenevillaVolunteer Home Services$5,000 benevilla.org Calvary Chapel FourteenSixCommunity Snow Day Event$2,500 ccsurprise.com Cancer Support Community AZ Social and Emotional Cancer Support $5,000 cscaz.org Chance Shelter Pet Safety and Awareness Program $4,000 chanceshelter.org Chicanos Por La Causa Inc.Parent Education$3,000 cplc.org HART Pantry Weekend Food Pack for At-Risk Teens $4,000 hartpantry.org Helping Families in Need Enrollment Navigator Located at Surprise Resource Center $5,000 hfinaz.com LAUNCH Team Robotics FIRST Tech Challenge Teams$2,700 Lutheran Social Services Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP) $7,200 lss-sw.org Northwest Valley Connect Transportation Call Center and Volunteer Driver Program $10,000 northwestvalleyconnect.org One Step Beyond, Inc.Life Skills Classes$5,000 osbi.org Radiant Church Tim Tebow Fundation’s Night to Shine Event $2,500 radiantchurch.com FY2019 Awards
Rotary Club of Surprise 6th Annual Taste of Surprise Event $5,000 rotary.org Science The Earth Science Café Workshops with STEM Professionals $2,500 sciencetheearth.com Special OlympicsInclusive and Adaptive Basketball$2,600 specialolympicsarizona.org St. Vincent de PaulUtility and Housing Assistance$10,000 stvincentdepaul.net Stage Left ProductionsTheatre Productions$2,500 stageleftaz.com Stepping Up for Seniors Assist Income Qualified Seniors with Health Related Needs $2,000 steppingupforseniors.org Teen Lifeline Crisis Services and Suicide Prevention $5,000 teenlifeline.org West Valley Arts Council Vision and Sound: An AfricanAmercian Experience $2,000 westvalleyarts.org West Valley Symphony50th Anniversary Season$2,000 westvalleysymphony.org Youngtown Community FundMedical Equipment Lending $3,000 ytcommunityfund.wixsite.com/ytcom munityfund Total Amount Awarded$100,000
The purpose of the Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission is to encourage cultural growth in the city and to ensure that art, culture and entertainment are central elements of the quality of life for city residents. To this end, the commission will encourage the development of cultural opportunities and resources, as well as the creative, social and community benefits they provide.
Mayor Skip Hall – CM Roland Winters – CM Nancy Hayden – CM David Sanders – CM Patrick Duffy – CM Ken Remley – CM Chris Judd
Surprise Progress TV: 2018 Year in Review
From new business and university growth to award-winning city programs and spectacular community events, we had a memorable 2018 here in Surprise! Check out this ‘Year in Review’ episode of Surprise Progress TV for a look back at some of our biggest stories!
While the property tax rate for FY16 is maintained at $0.7591 per $100 of assessed valuation, home valuations have increased. Home valuations are set by the Maricopa County Assessor. On average, property valuations have increased by 2.6% over last year, resulting in a like increase in the amount levied.
It has been brought to our attention that council members do not take the same Oath of Office, we are also told that they must by statute take a loyalty oath.
E. In addition to any other form of oath or affirmation specifically provided by law for an officer or employee, before any officer or employee enters upon the duties of the office or employment, the officer or employee shall take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation:
State of Arizona, County of ______________ I, _____________________
(type or print name)
do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution and laws of the State of Arizona, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same and defend them against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of the office of ______________________ (name of office) ________________________ according to the best of my ability, so help me God (or so I do affirm).
(signature of officer or employee)
F. For the purposes of this section, “officer or employee” means any person elected, appointed or employed, either on a part-time or full-time basis, by this state or any of its political subdivisions or any county, city, town, municipal corporation, school district, public educational institution or any board, commission or agency of any county, city, town, municipal corporation, school district or public educational institution.
It appears that A.R.S #38-231 has been diminished in the city’s oath of office.
The City of Surprise Municipal Property Corporation (MPC) is able to finance capital infrastructure. It is an “affiliate” of the City and exists under laws provided by the State of Arizona. The primary role of the Board is to authorize debt issues to finance capital infrastructure or refinance existing debt.
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Commission Members: Kevin Brucher Term Expires: 06/30/2019 Doc Sullivan 03/13/2021 Ken Wright 03/13/2017
View the Municipal Property Corporation Board Agendas and Minutes