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Aug. 11, 2017

Recap of the Chandler City Council Meetings on Aug. 7 and Aug. 10, 2017

The Chandler City Council met at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, and took action on 52 agenda items, including:
  • Approved a payment of $1,008,196.80 to the City of Phoenix as part of an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department for fire and emergency dispatch services.
  • Approved payment of annual membership dues to the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association in the amount of $95,657.
  • Approved an annual service agreement in the amount of $87,880.92 with Motorola Solutions, Inc., to support the City of Chandler radio system infrastructure.
  • Approved a five-year agreement with Accela, Inc., for maintenance of the Citywide Permitting and Inspection System that manages the City’s permitting and inspection services, code enforcement, new installations for water meters and impact fees. The amount of the first year of the agreement is $185,917.
  • Approved an amendment to the agreement with Simpleview, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $93,600 for search engine optimization and pay-per-click advertising services related to the City’s tourism website,
  • Approved an agreement with KWALL, LLC, for development and support of a redesigned and rebuilt website in the amount of $187,000.
  • Adopted an ordinance to enter into a facility lease at Chandler Municipal Airport with Desert Wings Aviation, LLC, an Arizona-based flight training company.
  • Approved the introduction of an ordinance for the rezoning and PDP for a service retail building (including a drive-through) on 2.2 acres at the southeast corner of Price and Willis roads.
  • Awarded a construction contract in the amount of $269,623 to Red Hawk Solutions, LLC, for a traffic signal at the intersection of Gilbert Road and Powell Place.
  • Approved the purchase of electronic library materials from Bibliotheca, LLC, utilizing the Maricopa County contract in an amount not to exceed $300,000.
  • Approved the purchase of a low acuity fire response vehicle from Sanderson Ford, utilizing the State of Arizona contract in the amount of $67,715.51.
  • Approved an amendment to the Chandler Airpark Area Plan from Neighborhood Commercial to Low-Medium Density Residential for the construction of a 55-lot single family residential development on approximately 12.6 acres on the southeast corner of Queen Creek and Cooper roads.
  • Approved an amendment to the Chandler Airpark Area Plan from Neighborhood Commercial to Low-Medium Density Residential and a Preliminary Development Plan for a 52-lot residential duplex subdivision on approximately 9.09 acres at the southwest corner of Queen Creek and Cooper roads.
  • Approved an ordinance amending the City Code (Zoning Code, Chapter 35) related to medical marijuana facilities, cultivations sites and infusion food establishments.
  • Approved a special event liquor license for the following events:
    • Western HOG Rally Welcome Party, Thursday, Sept. 14, at Chandler Harley-Davidson, 6895 W. Chandler Blvd., and benefitting the Ride Now/CAG Charitable Foundation.
    • El Palacio Rockin’ Taco Street Fest, Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Dr. A.J. Chandler Park Stage Plaza, 178 E. Commonwealth, on behalf of the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership.
    • Pay It Forward Coalition Celebration Fundraiser, Friday, Sept. 15, at Yoli’s Café, 241 S. Oregon St., and benefitting the Pay It Forward Coalition Celebration.
  • Recommended a liquor license be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for the following establishments:
    • The Local Chandler, 55 W. Chicago St.
    • Malani World Mercato, 3111 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 1148.
Three public hearings were conducted:
  • Chandler Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).
  • Annexation of three parcels totaling approximately 70.02 acres north of the northeast corner of Arizona Ave. and Riggs Road.
  • Annexation of three parcels totaling approximately 6.15 acres north of the northeast corner of Riggs Road and St. Andrews Blvd.
  • Annexation of two parcels totaling approximately 8.52 acres on the northeast corner of Chandler Heights Road and White Place.
At the regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 7, the Council took action on five items.

At the conclusion of the Aug. 10 meeting, Mayor Jay Tibshraeny encouraged active neighborhood groups to submit a nomination for the Mayor’s Neighborhood Excellence Awards. The awards recognize neighborhoods for their dedication to creating community through events, increasing neighborhood involvement and developing the next generation of leadership. Completed applications are due by 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 18. Learn more at

Mayor Tibshraeny noted that as part of his Listening Tour the City is now offering a series of free classes to residents through a new Neighborhood College program. Residents who are involved in their community and/or homeowners associations or those interested in becoming involved are encouraged to apply. Participants will learn about a variety of topics including association leadership, code enforcement, conflict resolution, pets, state statutes (as applied to homeownership associations) and much more. Neighborhood College kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 24, and the classes run through early October. Pre-registration is available through Aug. 23 at

Councilmember Sam Huang highlighted several services offered by the Chandler Police Department, including translation services for non-English speakers. The service can be accessed in person by using a dedicated phone inside all Chandler Police Stations, and dispatchers can utilize this service when people call 9-1-1 and non-emergency numbers. Translators for more than 200 languages are available at all times. The Police Department also provides an on-line service to report crimes that are not in progress. The resource can be found under the “How Do I” section at

The Mayor concluded the meeting by reminding everyone that August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month and to be safe around the pool. He also wished everyone a safe and happy Labor Day holiday.

The meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

During a Study Session on Monday, Aug. 7, Mayor Tibshraeny, Councilmember Huang and the City Council recognized 16 employees for their years of service, including: Jason Crampton, 10 Years, Transportation and Development; Shawn Kiser, 10 Years, Information Technology; Courtney Allen, 15 Years, Community Services; Deborah Burkett, 15 Years, Neighborhood Resources; and Rosenda Contreras-Figueroa, 20 Years, Management Services.

The following members of the Police Department were recognized: Joseph Oseroff, 15 Years; Amy Higgins, 20 Years; Brett Lockwood, 20 Years; Christopher Perez, 20 Years; Gary Minor, 20 Years; Michael McCartney, 20 Years; Michael Russo, 20 Years; Scott Yarbrough, 20 Years; Stephen Waters, 20 Years; and Kenneth Thatcher, 35 Years.

Former Budget Manager Greg Westrum, who recently retired, was recognized for nearly 17 years with the City.

Photos from the Study Session may be downloaded from the City’s Facebook page at

The next meeting of the City Council will be a Regular Meeting and a Study Session at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11. Council meetings are aired live, as well as replayed on The Chandler Channel, Cable Channel 11, and streamed on the Web at
Note: These are not official meeting minutes of the City Council but rather a brief recap of the Council’s actions provided as a courtesy of the Chandler Communications and Public Affairs Department.

The City Clerk’s office posts official meeting results the morning following Council meetings. For a complete list of actions taken, visit Throughout the agenda, items are posted in red to signify any changes made at the meeting, and who voted no, or abstained. 

For past City Council meeting minutes visit or contact the City Clerk’s office at 480-782-2180. For any other information, contact the Communications and Public Affairs Department at 480-782-2000.