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David Sanders, Coucilman

What is a “Program City”? A “Program City” is a municipality that has an agreement with the Arizona Department of Revenue to act as the collecting agent for transaction privilege tax and remit it back to the municipality.

Vice-mayor roland winters

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What is a SLID? A SLID is a neighborhood partnership and very common practice in which property owners in a defined area agree to pay the costs to operate and maintain their immediate area’s street lights through a property tax. All new developments in the City of Surprise require a SLID.

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What are the registration and tax requirements for residential rentals?

Jul 20, 2016 https://www.surpriseaz.gov/faq.aspx?qid=183

at 2.2% for the City of Surprise (unless you meet the exemption below). Residential rentals are not taxed by the State or County. You will need an Arizona State Privilege License in order to report the rental tax collected for the City of Surprise. Please note that you are only applying for a program

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Roland Winters Coucilman

Public Notices

  1. Notice of Public Hearing on Land Use Assumptions and Infrastructure Improvement Plan
    posted (11/20/2018) | revised (1/4/2019) Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S) § 9-463.05 notice is hereby given that the City of Surprise will hold a public hearing to discuss and review an update to the Land Use Assumptions (LUA) and Infrastructure Improvement Plan (IIP) associated with the development impact fees charged by the City. The public hearing will be held at the Regular City Council Meeting on January 22, 2019 February 5 , 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Surprise City Council Chambers, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374. The City Council will approve or disapprove the amendments to the LUA and IIP at the Special Regular City Council Meeting on Tuesday March5, 2019 Monday, March 11, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at the Surprise City Council Chambers, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374. A separate public hearing on potential changes to the development impact fees will be considered after the City Council has approved or disapproved amendments to the LUA and IIP. A copy of the proposed LUA and IIP is attached to this notice and also published on the City of Surprises’ website www.surpriseaz.gov/3204/Development-Impact-Fees.

    January 4, 2019 REVISION: The public hearing to discuss and review an update to the LUA and IIP will now take place at the Regular City Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.  City Council will now approve or disapprove the amendments to the LUA and IIP at the Special City Council Meeting on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 5:00

Notice of Public Hearing Regarding City’s Intention to Adjust Utility Rates and Fees for Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste

posted (01/15/2019)

The City of Surprise hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be held at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on February 19, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 16000 North Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, Arizona in connection with the City’s intention to consider a resolution raising the utility rates and charges for water, wastewater, and solid waste for the time period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024. At the public hearing, the City will accept verbal and written comments concerning the proposed utility rate resolution. The comprehensive utility rate study report is at the City Clerk’s office and online at https://www.surpriseaz.gov/Utilities-Rates-Info

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City of Surprise News

Posted on: January 29, 2019

Registration is now open for the Surprise Tennis University

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The city of Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex is now accepting registrations for Surprise Tennis University!

Surprise Tennis University is an 11-week program for adults. It includes six weeks of instruction, four weeks of pre-match drills and coaching followed by supervised match play, and one week of non-elimination tournament. Players will also have complimentary practice court time and access to a ball machine and loaner racquets. This program is offered for beginners only.

The program cost is $99 for residents and $119 for non-residents. 

Classes are held on Tuesdays from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.,February 5 – April 16.  To register, visit https://bit.ly/2LZhXuG, or call 623.222.2400 for more information. 

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The City of Surprise accepts reservations for short-term use of City Hall, Chamber of Commerce and Public Safety Building conference rooms and meeting spaces if requested by a government or by a City-sponsored group. There is no charge for facility use.

Short-term use is defined as a period of time not to exceed 96 consecutive hours or five consecutive calendar days. Minimum usage time is two hours.

For questions, call 623-222-6100.

What you need to know before making a reservation:

  1. The City has absolute priority in the use of City facilities and equipment.
  2. User applicants must be at least 21 years of age.
  3. Meeting spaces are available only on City working days. Public spaces may be used until 8 p.m.
  4. Meeting spaces may not be used by for profit organizations.
  5. Extended facility use by other governments and City-sponsored meetings and events requires a contract approved by the City Attorney and City Manager which will govern individual terms and conditions of use.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE MAKING A RESERVATION – Cont.

  1. Arizona State law precludes the use of City facilities and equipment for influencing the outcomes of elections. However, City facilities may be used for governmentsponsored forums or debates if the government sponsor remains impartial and the events are purely informational. 7. Extended facility use by other governments and City-sponsored meetings and events requires a contract approved by the City Attorney and City Manager which will govern individual terms and conditions of use.

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According to informal guidance from the EEOC, the ADA does not require employers to provide personal attendant care on the job because reasonable accommodation does not require employers to provide personal need items or services. However, when an employee travels for work and incurs personal attendant care expenses beyond his/her usual expenses when not traveling for work, there is a good argument that the employer must pay the added costs.

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Welcome to the City of Surprise Career Pages!  

Internal Only Job Opportunities (City of Surprise Employees) can be found by accessing the MENU.

Apply online by selecting the job title you are interested in and click the “Apply” button.  If this is the first time you are using the online job application, you will need to create an account.  

When completing your application, list your complete employment history for at least the past ten (10) years starting with your most recent employer. List all positions held, including military experience, part-time, summer, and/or volunteer work; do not omit any employers. Explain any gaps in employment. You must include job-related duties on your application even if you have included a resume.

Having trouble logging in?  Contact the NEOGOV Applicant Support Line at 855.524.5627.

Need an accommodation?  Contact Human Resources to request the Applicant Accommodation Form at 623.222.3520.

The City of Surprise is an Equal Opportunity Employer.