What are municipal department heads, charter officers paid annually?

The Town of Queen Creek’s 10 charter officers and department heads combined make a similar amount as their 12 counterparts in the City of Apache Junction — a bit over $1.5 million in annual pay. The salaries of those in Queen Creek are paid $1,566,151 and those in Apache Junction make $1,539,574.57, according to materials […]

Queen Creek Finance Director McCarty appointed to Public Safety Personnel Retirement System board

Queen Creek’s finance director, Scott McCarty, was recently appointed to serve on the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System Board of Trustees. The board of trustees governs PSPRS overseeing the system’s policies, operations and investments. Appointments to the nine-member board are five-year terms and are made by the governor, senate president and speaker of the house. […]

Queen Creek town offices, library to be closed Feb. 18

The Town of Queen Creek offices and Recreation Annex will close on Monday, Feb. 18, in observation of Presidents Day. The closure will not impact any public safety or emergency services. Anyone with a water, sewer or streets emergency during the closure can call 480-358-3131, according to a release. Trash and recycling services will not be impacted by the […]

Queen Creek approves Shops at Terravella final plat

The Shops at Terravella will progress after the Queen Creek Town Council approved on consent the final plat for the subdivision. At the request of Ellsworth Road and Queen Creek Road LLC and ALDI (Arizona) LLC, the council issued its approval at a Wednesday, Feb. 6 regular meeting in the Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic […]

Queen Creek residents can learn about new irrigation products

Town of Queen Creek utility customers are invited to free workshops to learn more about their irrigation controller. According to a press release, “SMART” Irrigation Controllers: Water-Smart Workshop, will be held 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Historic Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road, to educate the public on new products available that automatically adjusts the irrigation […]

Fulton Homes reflects on past ahead of Barney Farms groundbreaking

With Fulton Homes’ new farm-themed master-planned community Barney Farms set for groundbreaking in 2019, the builder believes they have raised the bar for the Town of Queen Creek. About 15 years ago, and just 10 years after Queen Creek incorporated, Fulton Homes began building the town’s first master planned communities, Cortina, according to a press […]

Records: Queen Creek pays more than $141K in out-of-court settlements over last five years

Thirteen times in the last five years vehicle owners have received compensation for a popped tire damaged in the Town of Queen Creek. Five were from potholes and five from loose water-main covers, according to a spreadsheet of 2014-18 out-of-court settlements received from a public-records request. “The town is liable when it is aware or […]

Town of Queen Creek recognized as ‘Best Place To Work’

Queen Creek’s workplace culture and commitment to employees helped the town rank as one of the top 20 Best Places to Work by the Phoenix Business Journal for the fourth consecutive year. Recognizing more than 100 businesses in five categories, the Town of Queen Creek ranked 11th in the mid-sized category (99 to 249 employees) and was once […]

Queen Creek to host Small Business Saturday

The Town of Queen Creek is hosting Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24 with the hope of encouraging residents to shop locally. To help increase awareness of local businesses and the benefits of shopping local, the town offers a Shop Queen Creek program, according to a press release. To register a Queen Creek business in […]

Queen Creek earns Golden Prospector Award for brewing company deal

The Town of Queen Creek has won a Golden Prospector Award from the Arizona Association for Economic Development — recognizing excellence, innovation and creativity in economic development. Queen Creek’s deal of the year, “Old Ellsworth Brewing Company,” received top honors, according to a press release. The deal of the year award recognizes the locations and […]