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June 15, 2018

Recap of the Chandler City Council Meeting on June 14

The Chandler City Council met at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, in both a Regular Meeting and Special Meeting, taking action on 45 agenda items, plus adoption of the annual budget for FY 2018-19 and Capital Improvement Program budget for FY 2019-28. Meeting highlights included:

• Approved the rezoning of property located on the northeast corner of Chandler Boulevard and Pleasant Drive from multi-family to single-family residential, plus approved a preliminary plat and development plan for the site layout and architecture. Called St. Moritz, the two-acre development will consist of 31 dwelling units laid out in a triplex/duplex manner.

• Renewed a lease agreement with the operators of the Arizona Railway Museum, which leases property at Tumbleweed Park. The new 10-year lease includes a possible five-year extension before a new agreement would be required.

• Authorized the allocation of $1,189,756 for 47 human services programs serving Chandler residents, based on recommendations of the Chandler Housing and Human Services Commission.

• Approved the rezoning of property located on the southwest corner of Ocotillo Road and Pinelake Way from business park to residential, plus approved a preliminary plat and development plan for the nine-acre site. Called Ocotillo Condominiums, the development will consist of two-story buildings with three condominiums in each building (93 total units).

• Approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Phoenix Police Department to continue the Department’s participation in the Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

• Approved an agreement for acceptance of a $3.5 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration that will be used to repave aircraft taxiways and parking areas at Chandler Municipal Airport.

• Approved appointments to the Census 2020 Complete Count Committee. This committee, made up of 14 community members, will help the City promote the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census to ensure a complete population count is achieved.

• Approved the $79,990 purchase of a Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer for use in analyzing drug evidence.

• Approved Liquor Use Permits and recommended Liquor Licenses be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for:
- Hash Kitchen Creative Breakfast & Bar, 2855 W. Ray Road, Suite 4
- Pizza On 87, 1368 N. Arizona Ave., Suite 101
- La Madeleine French Bakery & Café, 3065 W. Chandler Blvd, Suite 7
- Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse, 825 N. 54th St.

• Recommended Liquor Licenses be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for Flix Brewhouse AZ, LLC, 1 W. Chandler Blvd, and for Circle K at 2955 E. Riggs Road.

At the conclusion of the Regular Meeting, a public hearing was convened to accept public comment on the City’s proposed annual budget for FY 2018-19 in the amount of $875,686,342, the 10-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget in the amount of $922,746,744, and the proposed Chandler Property Tax Levy of $1.1386 per $100 of assessed property valuation.

Following the public hearing, a Special Meeting was convened to approve the budget and CIP. Council action on the property tax levy is scheduled for the June 28, 2018, City Council meeting.

During a Study Session on Monday, June 11, Mayor Tibshraeny led the Council in a moment of silence in remembrance of Staff Sgt. Alexander Conrad of Chandler who was killed June 8, during a mission in Somalia.

The Mayor joined members of the Chandler Fire Department and Public Works & Utilities leadership teams to receive recognition from the Insurance Services Office (ISO). Stephanie Ruscansky with ISO presented the Mayor and Fire Chief Tom Dwiggins with a plaque recognizing the Fire Department’s attainment of a Class I Rating. This rating is the highest possible and ranks Chandler in the top one percent of fire departments in the nation.

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

The next meeting of the City Council will be a study session at 7 p.m. Monday, June 25. Council meetings are aired live, as well as replayed on The Chandler Channel, Cable Channel 11 (CenturyLink Channel 8002), and streamed on the web at and on YouTube 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.