City of surprise

Councilmember Nancy Hayden

Deputy City Manager / Water Resource Management Director Terry Lowe Terry began his service as the city’s Deputy City Manager in December 2018. He coordinates the following departments: Community Development; Public Works; and Water Resource Management.
These are the teams that provide the city’s building and design standards; manage capital improvement projects; provide sanitation services; maintain city streets; support water and wastewater utilities, while planning for the city’s water future.
Terry joined the city of Surprise in 2005 as a member of the Public Works Department where he was successful in managing many city projects, including the construction of City Hall, the Public Safety Facility, and many fire stations. As Director of the Water Resource Management Department, he oversees the Water and Wastewater utilities, the Environmental Division focused on regulatory compliance, and future water planning.
Before joining Surprise, Terry’s career included both public and private sector experience.
He holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree in engineering from the Catholic University of America and the University of Maryland respectivel

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We have a long line of new business license’s on the city’s web site.

Why can’t we have a list of the city’s ordinances & resolutions on the web site as well.

The city council members should look at our archives file and bring it up to date.
Example:
City Council Working Group – Old Town Site Stakeholders Agenda
All Archives
No agendas
 There have been no meeting agendas posted yet.

We have a long line of business licenses on the city’s web site

Why can’t we have a list of our ordinances & resolutions on our web site also.

The city council members should look at our archives file and bring it up to date.
Example:
City Council Working Group – Old Town Site Stakeholders Agenda
All Archives
No agendas
 There have been no meeting agendas posted y

CITY of SURPRISE NEWS vice-mayor roland winters

City of Surprise,
Mayor Skip Hall – CM Roland Winters – CM Nancy Hayden – CM David Sanders – CM Patrick Duffy – CM Ken Remley – CM Chris Judd

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City of Surprise,
Mayor Skip Hall – CM Roland Winters – CM Nancy Hayden – CM David Sanders – CM Patrick Duffy – CM Ken Remley – CM Chris Judd

Public Meetings and Public Hearing Rules Individuals wishing to address the City Council on specific items, during public hearings or at the Call-to-the-Public segment of the City Council Meeting shall be required to abide by the following rules:

1. Citizens wishing to be heard will be required to fill out a speakers request form and turn it into the City Clerk prior to the time the issue is called by the Mayor.

2. Staff will make opening comments describing the issue, providing details and staff recommendations to the City Council.

3. Parties to the action will be provided up to 10 minutes to present their request and position.

4. The Mayor will open the Public Hearing to the general public.

5. Each individual will be allowed to speak only once on an issue. Each speaker will be restricted to three (4) minutes (May be adjusted to five (5) minutes by the Mayor if number of speakers is limited and time permits). Mayor will announce any time adjustments at the beginning of the hearing. Organized groups with one spokesperson may be allowed double time by the Mayor, time permitting.

6. Speakers will go to the microphone, give your name and address for the record. You will be required to complete your statements prior to the Council or Staff responding. This will assure the speaker their full time. Should the speaker ask questions, the questions will be responded to following the completion of this statement and as directed by the Mayor.

7. Speakers and members of the audience will not be permitted to enter into verbal exchanges during this period of time. All questions should be directed to the Mayor/Chairman.

8. Council members and staff may ask questions at the conclusion of the statement. An additional two (20 minutes will be permitted for this action.

9. The party to the action will be permitted five (5) minutes for rebuttal and a closing statement.

10. Respect the rights of the parties speaking whether you support or disagree with them. Parties falling to abide by these rules will be removed from the Council Chambers.

11. Personal comments are excluded: The Mayor and City Council will not accept comments of personal nature about any individual or group of individuals during council meetings since such discussion is not part of the business of the City. Persons making such comments may be excluded from the meeting.

12. People wishing to express personal views about individuals or groups of individuals may do so in writing by submitting your statements to the attention of :

City Manager and/or the Mayor Surprise City Hall 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ

Please attach any written materials to be distributed to the City Council. Materials must be received prior to the calling of the issue by the Mayor. If written notes are used during your address, please provide a copy to the City Clerk

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Mayor Skip Hall – CM Roland Winters – CM Nancy Hayden – CM David Sanders – CM Patrick Duffy – CM Ken Remley – CM Chris Judd

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There was a courageous citizen that appeared before the city council on an open hearing agenda and was told that the council could not respond to her question. Because the council said they couldn’t respond, you would be surprised how many citizens of Surprise believe this too be true, which it is not.

The city because there will be more open hearings should explain this on their web-site.

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Mayor Skip Hall – CM Roland Winters – CM Nancy Hayden – CM David Sanders – CM Patrick Duffy – CM Ken Remley – CM Chris Judd

Council approves 5 year Utility Rate Study schedule; new solid waste rates begin July 1 Surprise, AZ (February 20, 2019) City Council approved the Utility Rate Study during last night’s Regular Council Meeting, effectively adjusting the five-year rate schedule for city-serviced solid waste customers at the beginning of fiscal year (FY) 2020 which begins on July 1, 2019.

Single-family solid waste customers will pay a monthly base rate of $20.70 starting July 1, 2019 and with another scheduled increase to $23.40 on July 1, 2020. The rate schedule will then increase the rate by $0.10 each fiscal year beginning in 2021, bringing the rate to $23.70 on July 1, 2024. Residential water and wastewater utility rates will remain unchanged in FY 2020-2024.

This is the first significant solid waste increase since 2010; a $0.33 rate increase did go into effect in FY 2019. There were no increases for more than 8 years between January 1, 2010 and July 1, 2018.

The Utility Rate Study was initiated in November 2018 to review utility base rates and create a five-year structured schedule based on the revenues required to operate utilities and maintain infrastructure while also considering asset replacement and emergency funding needs. 

Information regarding the Utility Rate Study can be found online at surpriseaz.gov/utilityratesinfo.   City of Surprise  16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374 | Phone: 623-222-1000

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Mayor Skip Hall – CM Roland Winters – CM Nancy Hayden – CM David Sanders – CM Patrick Duffy – CM Ken Remley – CM Chris Judd

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If approved by Council, customers who are serviced by Surprise solid waste will see the new rate beginning July 1, 2019. Residential wastewater and water utility rates would remain unchanged in fiscal years 2020-2024.

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Mayor Skip Hall – CM Roland Winters – CM Nancy Hayden – CM David Sanders – CM Patrick Duffy – CM Ken Remley – CM Chris Judd

Utility Rate Study

To continue delivering the high quality, health and safety supporting solid waste services Surprise customers expect and deserve while meeting future development demands, the city must periodically adjust utility base rates to sufficiently recover the costs incurred to operate, maintain and provide these services.

After reviewing the city’s solid waste utility services funds balances, city staff is recommending an increase of the base utility rate for this service.

The city reviews the rates and creates five-year structure schedules based on the revenues required to operate utilities and maintain infrastructure while also considering asset replacement and emergency funding needs; the previous Rate Study was conducted in 2014. Economic influences such as increases in operational resources and future growth are also considered when adjusting the rates.

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Mayor Skip Hall – CM Roland Winters – CM Nancy Hayden – CM David Sanders – CM Patrick Duffy – CM Ken Remley – CM Chris Judd

About the City Clerk

The City Clerk, appointed by the City Council, serves as the city’s official records custodian. That includes maintaining the Surprise City Code, council meeting minutes, ordinances, resolutions, contracts/agreements, deeds and easements, leases, insurance certificates, bonds, annexation documents, liquor license postings and notifications, notarized affidavits of publications, meeting and agenda postings. The City Clerk affixes the Surprise City Seal on all official documents.

The City Clerk also serves as the City’s Chief Elections Officer; administers City Council Meetings and attests to all official acts of the Mayor posting meeting notices, advertising public hearings and handles the administrative duties for the Boards and Commission application process including advertising vacant positions, collecting applications and setting up interviews.

In 2008, the City Council appointed the City Clerk as the City Historian and was assigned the task to complete a book outlining the City’s history in celebration of the 50th Anniversary that took place in December 2010.

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Jun 20, 2018

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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.