Queen Creek OKs Del Taco restaurant at local Marketplace

Queen Creek Town Council gave unanimous approval to Del Taco Restaurants for a conditional use permit to build at Queen Creek Marketplace. The action took place at the Wednesday, July 18 Queen Creek Town Council meeting at Town Hall, 20727 E. Civic Parkway. Food Service Concepts, Inc. is one of the main developers of the […]

Council seeks to have Queen Creek regional partner on items related to Johnson Utilities

The Queen Creek Town Council on July 18 approved an intergovernmental agreement to act as regional partner with the town of Florence in the ongoing Arizona Corporation Commission investigation of the billing and water quality issues of Johnson Utilities LLC. The agreement includes submitting an application to the commission to be designated as the interim […]

Q-and-A with Queen Creek mayor candidate Gail Barney

One Queen Creek resident is running for mayor and three for three seats on the council in the Aug. 28 primary election. All are presently on the council. The Queen Creek Independent e-mailed questionnaires to the candidates. They will be posted online in the order they were received. Name: Gail Barney Age: 70 Education: Associate […]

Del Taco Restaurant plan OK’d by commission, at Queen Creek council July 18

A permit and plan for a new Del Taco Restaurant within Queen Creek Marketplace is to be discussed by the Queen Creek Town Council at a July 18 meeting. It begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Queen Creek Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway. A public hearing was held in June about the Del Taco […]

Dropped lawsuit claimed Queen Creek council candidates’ nominating petitions were invalid

A lawsuit, since dropped, questioned the validity of the nominating petitions for Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney and Councilwoman Julia Wheatley and listed 15 other defendants. The lawsuit was filed June 13 in Maricopa County Superior Court. It was dismissed June 21-22, according to information at superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/docket. “The court finds that the nominating petitions in […]

Monopalm, sign plan before Queen Creek planning commission July 11

An 80-foot-tall wireless-communication monopalm at Rittenhouse and Combs roads and a sign plan for the Lowe’s center at Queen Creek and Ellsworth roads will be discussed at Wednesday’s planning commission meeting. A commission work session is to be held at 6 p.m. and a meeting at 7 p.m. July 11 at the Queen Creek Community […]

Q-and-A with Queen Creek council candidate Emilena Turley

One Queen Creek resident is running for mayor and three for three seats on the council in the Aug. 28 primary election. All are presently on the council. The Queen Creek Independent e-mailed questionnaires to the candidates. They will be posted online in the order they were received. Name: Emilena Turley Age: 46 Present or […]

Queen Creek pension costs continue to increase as town grows

The Arizona state program that provides lifelong monthly retirement income to town and school district employees is requiring additional funding from both employers and employees. Beginning in July, town and school district budgets are increasing funding set aside for pensions. State retirement system The Arizona State Retirement Systems retirement pension provides a lifetime guaranteed benefit […]

Part-time traffic court to use Queen Creek Community Chambers

Traveling to a Maricopa County traffic court to pay a fine or plead not guilty to speeding could be as simple as heading to a town of Queen Creek building. An intergovernmental agreement with Maricopa County to provide a part-time civil traffic court in town facilities was recently approved by the Queen Creek Town Council. […]

Queen Creek school resource officer agreements approved for 2 districts

Agreements with two school districts for school resource officers were approved June 20 by the Queen Creek Town Council. They are with the Queen Creek and Chandler unified school districts. School resource officer programs across the nation are founded as collaborative efforts by police agencies, law enforcement officers, educators, students, parents and communities, according to […]