Queen Creek Town Council to meet Jan. 16

Queen Creek Town Council meetings are held in the Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway. (Richard H. Dyer, Independent Newsmedia)

A public hearing on annexing 71 acres at Ellsworth and Riggs roads is to be held at the Wednesday, Jan. 16, meeting of the Queen Creek Town Council.

Case No. P18-0167 for Ranchos Legante is a proposed annexation of Maricopa County parcels totaling approximately 71.79 acres, generally located at the southwest corner of Ellsworth and Riggs Roads.

The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and public hearings are held after 7 p.m. The meeting is in the Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway.

A continuance to Feb. 6 has been requested for a public hearing and ordinance for Madera West Planned Area Development. It is a request from Michelle Yerger of Communities Southwest to rezone a 94-acre property to facilitate the development of a 192-lot residential community with a commercial corner. The project site is at the southwest corner of Queen Creek Road and Signal Butte Road.

Items on a consent agenda, which may be approved in one vote, include: Expenditures over $25,000 to Public Trust Advisors LLC for investment management services: $30,000 (finance); Dickinson Wright for legal services: $250,000 (utilities); and AOT for printer fleet lease/support: $45,000 (workforce and technology).

Other items on the agenda include:

  • Discussion and possible approval of the appointment of Councilman Robin Benning to serve as vice mayor for a term ending January 2020.
  • A one-year Synnex contract with up to four possible one-year renewals for network hardware and cabling purchases, network support, network monitoring, information technology project management and various additional ongoing information technology needs.
  • Consideration and possible approval of council committee assignments for 2019.
  • Authorizing the town manager and town attorneys to file an amicus curiae brief with the Arizona Court of Appeals, and any other courts, regarding Vangilder v. Arizona Department of Revenue, supporting the passage of the Pinal County Regional Transit Plan and associated funding for the plan.
  • A professional services contract with Willdan Financial Services in an amount not to exceed $30,000 to complete a biennial audit of the town’s impact fee program covering fiscal years 2016-17 and 2017-18.

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