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 http://www.surpriseaz.gov/ For Immediate Release City Council receives Decide Surprise bond projects and finance update Surprise, AZ (June 20, 2018) City of Surprise staff provided City Council with a Decide Surprise General Obligation Bond projects and financial update at Tuesday night’s Regular Meeting. On April, 18, 2018 the city issued the first General Obligation Bond sale resulting in $37 million of principal outstanding. Piper Jaffray submitted the winning bid which resulted in a bond yield of 2.97%- lower than the original 4% estimate. Design work is underway for: Fire Stations 304 & 308 Public Works Operations Facility Traffic Congestion Mitigation Projects along Waddell, Litchfield & Greenway Roads Land acquisition for the fire stations and Public Works Operations Facility is underway and the groundbreaking for the Public Works structure will commence by the end of this calendar year. The following areas have been selected for Pavement Preservation Treatments in Fiscal Year 2019: Reems Road/Bell Road Intersection Reems Road from Bell Road to Grand Avenue Cactus Road from Bullard Avenue to Reems Road Greenway Road from Bullard Avenue to Reems Road Waddell Road/Litchfield Road Intersection Waddell Road from Dysart Road to Litchfield Road Waddell Road from Bullard Avenue to Reems Road Reems Road /Cactus Road Intersection Reems Road from Cactus Road to Waddell Road Dysart Road from Greenway Road to Bell Road Improvement work on Litchfield and Waddell roads begins in the summer of 2019. Greenway improvements will begin about nine months following the completion of Waddell. The selection of a design-build team for the Public Safety Evidence & Readiness Center is scheduled for December 2018. The Police Training Facility design selection is expected in June 2020. The secondary property tax assessment to fund the bond projects begins July 1, 2018. The secondary property tax rate is $0.42 per $100 of assessed property valuation. To review the scope of the projects, construction timeline, costs and more visit www.surpriseaz.gov/decidesurprise.

COUNCILMAN DAVID SANDERS

What is the national average for Fire Medical response times for cities our size?

City staff advised the National Fire Protection Association’s standard (NFPA 1710) recommends the following:

Emergency Medical Service (EMS) total response time of six (6) minutes. Fire total response time of six (6) minutes, 20 seconds.

For the City of Surprise, the total average emergency response time for 2016 was six (6) minutes: 52 seconds.

COUNCILMAN DAVID SANDERS

The Surprise Sundancers, founded in 2002, are the official Spring Training volunteer organization of the Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers and the City of Surprise. The Sundancers are a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that currently consists of over 750 members! The Sundancers also provide volunteer services at the Surprise Recreation Campus and other City Special Events. As a non-profit volunteer organization, the Surprise Sundancers raise charitable donations and receive contributions to support greater Surprise/Northwest Valley youth-related programs and projects, including the award winning Dream Catcher Park.

MAYOR SKIP HALL

38-296. Limitation on filing for election by incumbent of elective office

A. Except during the final year of the term being served, no incumbent of a salaried elective office, whether holding by election or appointment, may offer himself for nomination or election to any salaried local, state or federal office.

B. An incumbent of a salaried elected office shall be deemed to have offered himself for nomination or election to a salaried local, state or federal office on the filing of a nomination paper pursuant to section 16-311, subsection A.  An incumbent of a salaried elected office is not deemed to have offered himself for nomination or election to an office by making a formal declaration of candidacy for the office.

C. The resignation of the incumbent elective officer duly filed in writing with the officer, board or commission having jurisdiction of the office, if not accepted within ten days, shall be deemed to have become effective as of the date of filing.

D. This section shall not be construed to prohibit a person whose resignation from office has become effective from qualifying as a candidate for another office during the unexpired portion of the term affected by the resignation, nor shall it apply to any incumbent elective officer who seeks reelection to the same office or to any other public office during the final year of the term to which the person has been so elected.

E. A person violating any provision of this section is guilty of misfeasance in office, and the office held by such person shall be declared vacant.

COUNCILMAN DAVID SANDERS

THE CITY OF SURPRISE

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CITY OF SURPRISE BOARDS & COMMISSION HANDBOOK WAS LAST REVISED 12/15/15

Appointed Officials
The City Council appoints three individuals to serve in different functions that support the City Council; Presiding City Court Judge, City Manager and City Clerk

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councilman David sanders

Current Opportunities to Serve

Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commissions

The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the following Commissions. All resident positions are voluntary.

Applications for the below mentioned commission are available for pick-up immediately and can be picked up from the City Clerk’s Office from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday – 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza. Applications are also available on this link. Please submit applications to the City Clerk’s Office in person or by e-mail to: clerk@surpriseaz.gov. Applications are always available for all boards and commissions and will be kept on file for future vacancies.

Community & Recreation Services Commission2 Vacancies
City Audit Committee1 Vacancy
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Mayor skip hall

councilman roland winters

Arizona[edit]

Section 38-296 of the Arizona Revised Statutes,[2] entitled “Limitation upon filing for election by incumbent of elective office” states:

  1. Except during the final year of the term being served, no incumbent of a salaried elective office, whether holding by election or appointment, may offer himself for nomination or election to any salaried local, state or federal office.
  2. An incumbent of a salaried elected office shall be deemed to have offered himself for nomination or election to a salaried local, state or federal office on the filing of a nomination paper pursuant to section 16-311, subsection A. An incumbent of a salaried elected office is not deemed to have offered himself for nomination or election to an office by making a formal declaration of candidacy for the office.”
  • Note: Changes passed by the legislature in 2013 allow elected officials to publicly announce their candidacy for another office. Previously, they had to hide their intentions from voters, as they would have had to resign upon formally announcing candidacy for a different office. Now they do not have to resign their current office unless they file formal nominating papers and are not in their final year of office. The text above reflects these changes.

bob vukanovich

WE SHOULD CALL OUR LOCAL PAPERS AND TELL THEM THAT IN OUR OPINION THEIR COVERAGE OF SURPRISE IS POOR IF NOT NONE EXISTING.
2. anonymous Says:
Bob VUKANOVICH, I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WERE VICE-MAYOR IN THE CITY OF SURPRISE, WILL YOU BE WRITING ARTICLES? OUR LOCAL NEWS BLOG IS A JOKE.

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Surprise, AZ (August 18, 2014) The Surprise City Council approved commissioning a monument in memoriam of Medal of Honor Recipient Staff Sergeant Nick Bacon, during Tuesday’s Regular City Council Meeting. Bacon served as the Surprise Town Manager from 1986 – 1990.