$6.3 million for MCSO, 42 other items of $25,000 and up before Queen Creek council

A total of 43 items costing more than $25,000 – including $116,050 for fire department 911 dispatch services from Mesa and $6,350,816 for law enforcement from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office – are to be voted on in a consent agenda at the June 20 Queen Creek Town Council meeting. The meeting begins at 5:30 […]

$530,000 for legal services to be considered at June 20 Queen Creek Town Council meeting

A one-year Dickinson Wright PLLC legal services contract not to exceed $530,000 is slated to be voted on in a consent agenda at the Wednesday, June 20, meeting of the Queen Creek Town Council. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and public hearings are held after 7 p.m. The meeting is in the Community Chambers, […]

Queen Creek OKs agreement to bring 1,702 Fulton Homes to fruition

A project being touted as the “Gold Standard” of community developments in the southeast Valley is moving forward in Queen Creek. Queen Creek Town Council approved by a 6-0 vote during its June 6 meeting to enter into an agreement with Phoenix-based Fulton Homes for the long-awaited Barney Farms home development planned for the northeast […]

Forese: Commissioners to discuss appointing interim manager for Johnson Utilities

In the matter of the Arizona Corporation Commission’s investigation of the billing and water quality issues of Johnson Utilities LLC, Docket No. WS-02987A-18-0050: It was reported to me that Johnson Utilities recently pulled over 30 water meters across San Tan Valley causing multiple construction projects to stop. This lack of water has also prevented the […]

Queen Creek council votes 5-2 to install second-story windows on town building

A $53,393 contract with Core Construction for the installation of second-story office windows at the municipal services building was approved June 6 in a 5-2 vote of the Queen Creek Town Council. Voting for the contract were Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney (by phone) and council members Robin Benning, Julia Wheatley, Jeff Brown and Dawn […]

Council postpones decision on engineering analysis of LED exterior lighting

Consideration of a $30,005 contract with Wright Engineering Corp. for electrical engineering analysis of an LED retrofit of exterior lighting at various town locations was postponed by the council at the June 6 meeting. “I have some additional questions I want to work with staff on between now and then,” Queen Creek Councilman Jeff Brown […]

Del Taco drive-through restaurant site plan before planning commission June 13

A new Del Taco drive-through restaurant planned within Queen Creek Marketplace is to be discussed by the Queen Creek Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday. A commission work session is to be held at 6 p.m. and a meeting at 7 p.m. June 13 at the Queen Creek Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway. A […]

Community health worker intern funding before supervisors June 13

An agreement to be voted on June 13 by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors includes funding for an online community health worker certificate internship program offered by Central Arizona College in Pinal County. The supervisors, at a meeting that begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Supervisors’ Auditorium, 205 W. Jefferson in Phoenix, are […]

Meet the Teacher: Physical education instructor tells students to ‘be different, be you’

Name: Kimberly Cowell Age: 30 School: Queen Creek Middle School Why you chose to work in the district: Queen Creek Unified School District has always been one of the most respected districts in the state of Arizona. I knew that if I was able to work in such a highly respected district I would be […]

UPDATE: Queen Creek public safety costs to swell as assessed property values increase

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story should have said the town’s EMS budget is $18.1 million, which already accounts for the 28 percent increase in estimated costs. And, the EMS budget is not increasing annually at a rate of $10 million, but rather estimates suggest it will increase in totality over the next […]