All posts by rvukanovich

City of Surprise, Mayor Skip Hall

City accepting applications for vacated D5 council seat
Surprise, AZ (November 21, 2018) The city of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the position of Councilmember District 5 (Palm) due to the selection of the incumbent, Skip Hall, as Mayor at the November 20th City Council Meeting.
Mayor Hall will serve in the mayoral capacity until December 31, 2020, fulfilling the remaining mayoral term vacated by Sharon Wolcott on November 16, 2018.
All District 5 applicants must reside within District 5 boundaries.
The term expiration for the appointment will be December 31, 2020, and the remainder of the four-year term will be placed on the next scheduled Council election in August 20, 2020 per ARS 9-235 (The council shall fill a vacancy that may occur by appointment until the next regularly scheduled council election if the vacancy occurs more than thirty days before the nomination petition deadline. This subsection does not apply to a charter city). The Interview/Selection process is as follows:
Section 2-22 of the Surprise City Code – Council/District Vacancy:
(1) Vacancies in district office will be advertised beginning no later than 14 days from the date the vacancy is created when caused by death, and seven days from the date the vacancy is created in all other cases. The city clerk will advertise all vacancies in at least one newspaper with local circulation, on the city website, and in all designated posting locations during the application acceptance period. (Date of Advertisement – Monday, November 26, 2018).
(2) All eligible persons interested in filling the district vacancy must submit an application to the city clerk’s office prior to the close of the acceptance period. The application acceptance period will end at 5:00 p.m. on the 14th day following the placement of the advertisement as required by subsection (1) of this section. (Monday, December 10th, 2018).
(3) No later than the end of the business day following the close of the application acceptance period, the city clerk will forward to the mayor and council and post on the city website a copy of all applications submitted during the application acceptance period (Tuesday, December 11, 2018).
(4) The council will interview each applicant at a public hearing held no later than ten days following the close of the application acceptance period, followed by a seven-day period during which public comment may be submitted to the city clerk’s office (Interview/Public Hearing – Thursday, December 20, 2018 – 4:00 p.m. & Close of Comments (Thursday, December 27, 2018 – 5:00 p.m.).
(5) No later than the end of the business day following the close of the public comment period, the city clerk will forward to the mayor and council and post on the city website a copy of all comments submitted during the comment period (Friday, December 28, 2018).
(6) A district candidate must be selected no later than the second regularly scheduled council meeting following the public hearing (Thursday, January 3, 2019 or Tuesday, January 15, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.).
Applications are available for pick up the City Clerk’s Office, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, starting on Monday, November 26, 2018 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, and the closing date will be Monday, December 10, 2018 – 5:00 p.m.
Interviews will be scheduled for Thursday, December 20, 2018 at a Special Council Meeting (4:00 p.m.).
Selection of the applicant will take place on Thursday, January 3, 2019 or Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6:00 p.m. Regular Council Meeting. Applications are also available online @ www.surpriseaz.gov, under City Clerk section.
Please submit applications to the City Clerk’s Office.

City of Surprise, Councilman Todd Tande

The below was taken off of the council-mans web-site

Todd Tande, City Council Member – District 6, City of Surprise, Arizona
November 13 at 3:09 PM ·
The City now has its own app!
Developing this App was one of my recommendations to staff so that residents can directly report concerns and get status and news updates directly.
The My Surprise app is now available for download in the Apple Store and Google Play for Android devices! Why should you download My Surprise?
How about for city trash pick-up reminders (you know Surprise-observed holidays always throw you off) and to report city-maintained service issues like flooded roadways, downed trees or broken street lights.
Plus, you can link to your Surprise water bill and view city news – all in the app!
Download it today! http://bit.ly/2PqvCBj

It appears that the web site http://bit.ly/2PqvCBj is owned by the councilman.

Helpful Links

Civil Resources

Maricopa County – 602-506-3011
http://www.maricopa.gov/
Maricopa County Dust Control – 602-506-6010
https://www.maricopa.gov/1913/Dust-Sources-Control-and-Training
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) – 602-771-2300
http://www.azdeq.gov/
Maricopa County Flood Control District (MCFCD) – 602-506-1501
http://www.fcd.maricopa.gov/
MCFCD, Drainage Design Manual, Volumes I, II, & III
http://www.maricopa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2368
Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) – 602-771-8500
http://www.azwater.gov/azdwr/
AZ Department of Registrar of Contractors – 602-542-1525
http://www.azroc.

Traffic Resources

Surprise Transportation Web Site
http://www.surpriseaz.gov/transportation
City of Surprise Traffic Alerts
http://www.surpriseaz.gov/trafficalerts
Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) – 602-506-8600
http://www.maricopa.gov/3904/MCDOT
MCDOT, Roadway Design Manual
http://www.maricopa.gov/190/Technical
Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) – 602-254-6300
http://www.azmag.gov/
MAG, Uniform Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction
http://www.azmag.gov/Committees/Technical-Committees/Standard-Specifications-Details-Committee
Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) – 602-712-7355
http://www.azdot.gov/
AZ511 – Dial 511 from anywhere in AZ for traffic info
http://www.az511.com
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/
FHWA, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)
http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) – 202-624-5800
https://news.transportation.org/Pages/Default.aspx
Highway Safety Manual (HSM)
http://www.highwaysafetymanual.org/
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) – 202-289-0222
http://www.ite.org/
ADOT’s Motor Vehicle Division – 623-583-8298
http://www.azdot.gov/mvd/index.

City of Surprise city manager Michael Frazier

Council appoints Michael Frazier as new City Manager
Surprise, AZ (November 6, 2018) The Surprise City Council unanimously voted to appoint Michael Frazier as the Surprise City Manager at their Regular Meeting on November 6.

Frazier has served as the city’s Assistant City Manager since July 2015, with the following departments reporting to him: Police; Fire-Medical; Public Works; Finance; Water Resource Management; and Marketing and Communications. He first joined the city in 2011 as Police Chief.
He will replace Bob Wingenroth as City Manager. Wingenroth, who has served as the Surprise City Manager since 2014, announced earlier this month that he was resigning for personal reasons. His last day with the city is November 16, with Frazier assuming the City Manager position the following day.
Frazier has a long and distinguished career in Arizona law enforcement, which began in September 1975. From October 2007 until accepting the role as the Surprise Police Chief in 2011, Frazier served as the Police Chief for the City of El Mirage. He began his law enforcement career with the Phoenix Police Department, where he served for 32 years, retiring as the Executive Assistant Police Chief after working his way through the ranks and having served in nearly every division of the police department.
Frazier earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Arizona State University in Justice Studies and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. He is married and has three children.

City of Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Diane Arthur, Director
diane.arthur@surpriseaz.gov
623-222-1422
http://www.surpriseaz.gov/
For Immediate Release

Mayor Wolcott announces plans to resign; succession process set per code
Surprise, AZ (November 7, 2018) City of Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott announced her intention to resign at Tuesday’s Regular Council Meeting. Read her message.

Wolcott was first elected as mayor in November 2011 and re-elected in August of 2016. Prior to her service as mayor, she was a member of the Surprise City Council.

Wolcott’s final day as mayor will be Friday, November 16.

Per city code, all remaining members of the council are eligible candidates to fill a mayoral vacancy. The mayoral candidate must be selected no later than the second regularly scheduled council meeting following the creation of the vacancy.

Selection process: Any council member may nominate any eligible candidate, with no second required. All nominations must occur prior to voting. Voting will be by written ballot. The candidate receiving a majority of the votes will fill the vacancy. In the event that no candidate receives a majority of votes, the two candidates receiving the highest votes will be considered in a run-off vote. The first candidate receiving an affirmative majority of the votes cast will fill the vacancy. The meeting may not adjourn until the vacancy has been filled.

No later than the next regularly scheduled council meeting following the mayoral selection, the city clerk must administer the oath of office.

The selection of mayor under this section will trigger a vacancy in the district from which the mayor-select previously served, setting the stage for an appointment process for that district until the next election in which that seat would be on the ballot.

With two years left on Mayor Wolcott’s term, the council’s selection, will serve as mayor until December 31, 2021. The next election for the mayor’s seat would be the Primary Election in 2021, and the winning candidate would then begin a new four-year term on January 1, 2022.

City of Surprise Councilman Roland Winters

For your coverage consideration….

S‌urprise, A‌Z (November 7, 2018) These are the following District 1 city election unofficial results as released by the Maricopa County Elections Department, Wednesday morning at 2:17 a.m. (Bold denoted winner):

Jim Cunningham 1,965 votes (43.88%)
Roland F. Winters Jr. 2,488 votes (55.56%)

For the results to all County and State ballot issues please visit https://recorder.maricopa.gov/electionresults/.