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June 28, 2018

Recap of the Chandler City Council meeting on June 28, 2018

 The Chandler City Council met at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, and took action on 42 agenda items, including:
  • Elected Councilmember René Lopez to serve as Vice Mayor for a term of June 29, 2018, through Jan. 10, 2019.
  • Appointed Jeremy McClymonds to serve as Councilmember to fill the remainder of the vacated Council term which expires in January 2021. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Nora Ellen in May. The Council interviewed nine applicants for the position.
  • Approved an ordinance to adopt the 2018-19 Property Tax Levy in an estimated amount of $31,696,700.
  • Approved a design-build contract with McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $1,565,719 for design phase services for the Downtown Oregon Street Parking Structure. 
  • Authorized an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Arizona Game and Fish Commission for the Community Fishing Program at Desert Breeze Park and Veterans Oasis Park. Arizona Game and Fish conducts 42 fish stockings each year, with an estimated 16,200 fish delivered between the two lakes. The City’s total cost over the five-year agreement will be $51,370.
  • Authorized an IGA with the City of Glendale to provide law enforcement security services at University of Phoenix Stadium at various events. There are no financial implications to Chandler as Glendale pays the participating officers directly for their service.
  • Authorized an IGA with the City of Tempe for the continued operation of the East Valley Regional Veterans Court, which is charged with trying minor cases which involve veterans, many of whom are officially diagnosed with service related illnesses. The projected cost share portion for Chandler Municipal Court is approximately $15,000 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19.
  • Authorized an IGA with Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management for regional emergency operations and disaster services, including training, software and assistance during local incidents. For FY 2018-19 the assessment will be $13,668.68. 
  • Authorized an agreement between the City of Chandler and Dignity Health for on-line medical supervision and administrative medical control for the Chandler Fire Department’s emergency medical program.
  • Authorizing a lease agreement with the Arizona Railway Museum 330
  • East Ryan Road, in the southwest corner of Tumbleweed Park. The annual rent remains at $1 per year. The museum was founded in 1983 and has partnered with the City since 1984. This non-profit, educational and historical organization strives to acquire, restore, preserve and display railway equipment, artifacts and mementos related to railways of the past and present. It is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from September 1 through May 26.
  • Approved a liquor use permit for the outdoor patio and indoor areas of the following:
    • Good Time Charli’s, 6045 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 7.
    • Curry Bowl Indian Restaurant, 955 W. Chandler Heights Road.
    • Creole Cajun Bistro, 5070 S. Gilbert Road, Suite 4.
During a Study Session on Monday, June 25, Mayor Tibshraeny and the City Council recognized three employees for their service to the City of Chandler: Police Officer Tina Balsewicz, 20 years; Police Planning and Research Analyst April Long-Blanchard, 20 years; and Police Detective Nannette Martinez-Rathers, 15 years.

The Mayor and Council also recognized 15 graduates of the latest Chandler Professional Development Program for City employees, acknowledged the City being awarded the Healthy Arizona Worksite Gold Medal Award, and the Mayor Proclaimed July as Parks and Recreation Month.

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, July 9. 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.