2018 graduating class of Citizen Leadership Institute honored by town council

The Queen Creek Town Council recognized 39 graduates of the Queen Creek Citizen Leadership Institute at the May 16 town council meeting. Mayor Gail Barney congratulated the graduates for completing the program and being involved in the community. The leadership institute consists of 10 sessions where participants learn about local issues and how local government […]

General Plan approved by voters May 15, according to unofficial results

Voters overwhelmingly approved the Queen Creek General Plan in the Proposition 405 all-mail election ending May 15, according to unofficial results. A total of 3,086 (84 percent) voted yes and 603 (16 percent) voted no, according to results last updated at 8:02 p.m. May 15 on the Maricopa County recorder’s website. A total of 3,697 ballots […]

Queen Creek Town Council meets May 16

A $188,000 contract for improvements to the ballfields at Desert Mountain Park, 22201 S. Hawes Road, is slated to be voted on in a consent agenda at the Wednesday, May 16, meeting of the Queen Creek Town Council. It begins at 5:30 p.m. and public hearings are held after 7 p.m. The meeting is in […]

Ballots due May 15 for Queen Creek’s General Plan mapping out town’s future

Queen Creek’s General Plan was nearly two years in the making, with input from dozens of citizens and neighboring municipalities and meetings totaling hundreds of hours to map out a plan for the rapidly growing town’s future in the southeast Valley. The town-led effort to map out the town’s future now is complete. With the […]

38 students earn Queen Creek council recognition

The Queen Creek Town Council honored 38 students Wednesday, May 2, at the Star Students ceremony. The event recognized elementary school students who go above and beyond, obey rules and demonstrate good citizenship. Teachers at participating schools nominated students to be recognized during the ceremony. The Town Council recognized the following students: American Leadership Academy […]

Funding north-south roadways outside town, covered arena added to tentative budget

The Queen Creek town manager’s proposed budget for 2018-19 has been increased $22.5 million by a council committee to help fund north-south roadways outside the town and add a covered arena to the Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre. Town Manager John Kross and his staff had prepared a budget of $229.4 million, the town council […]

Queen Creek celebrates town’s small businesses

The town of Queen Creek is honoring small businesses this week for creating jobs and providing a “unique character” to the community. Small Business Week is being celebrated nationally through Saturday, May 5, and in Queen Creek “we are fortunate to have some outstanding small businesses,” Mayor Gail Barney stated in a release. “Our small […]

North and south connection to SR 24 is paramount Queen Creek transportation need

As population continues to grow in the Southeast Valley from Mesa to San Tan Valley — and Queen Creek in between — the flow of traffic continues to exceed the capacity of its roads going into State Route 24. Although Ellsworth from Queen Creek to Germann roads is going to expand from four lanes to […]

In wake of continued growth, Queen Creek eyes bolster of utility ranks

As the town of Queen Creek has continued to grow, the number of utility accounts also have increased with the need for timely customer service. As the proposed 2018-19 fiscal year budget nears council consideration within the next two months, a consultant recommended that the town of Queen Creek add seven positions for its utilities […]

Riggs Road improvements from Crismon to Meridian to cost $11 million

An $11,204,706 construction services contract with DCS Contracting was approved April 4 for the construction of Riggs Road improvements between Crismon and Meridian roads. Voting for the contract in a consent agenda were Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney, Vice Mayor Emilena Turley and council members Jake Hoffman, Robin Benning, Julia Wheatley, Jeff Brown and Dawn […]