Industrial zoning OK’d for Complete Fire Protection in Queen Creek

A 5-acre site has been rezoned to office/industrial park to allow the construction of a one-story warehouse and two-story administration area for Complete Fire Protection. The business provides water-based fire protection systems for new construction, retrofits and renovations. Voting 6-0 Nov. 7 to approve a public hearings consent agenda that included the rezoning were Mayor […]

Queen Creek seeking contractors, designers in 5 areas including East Park

Bids and proposals are being sought for projects in Queen Creek, from the design of East Park to repairing block walls and installing sewer and water lines. The Town of Queen Creek seeks to enter into a design services contract with a qualified firm or team to complete the design of the 91-acre regional East […]

New design guidelines approved for Queen Creek’s downtown core

Downtown Queen Creek is to become pedestrian oriented as businesses are given more flexibility with new design guidelines and zoning designations approved recently by the town council. “The downtown core as referred to within this application is envisioned to become a destination that focuses on pedestrian oriented, compact development that is integrated with more specialty […]

Dyer: Get an annual medical physical and, for men, a DRE

A close friend of mine learned during his annual medical physical that he has an enlarged prostate. It was discovered with a digital rectal exam. Blood and urine tests have been done and the results will be shared with his doctor to determine the next steps. When I heard his news I immediately sought out […]

Maricopa County and Queen Creek to share cost of some Ocotillo Road improvements

The cost of a $2 million project for improvements to Ocotillo Road from 228th Street to Meridian Road will be shared by the Town of Queen Creek and Maricopa County, according to a recently approved intergovernmental agreement. The town is in the design phase for construction of Ocotillo Road from Signal Butte to Ironwood roads, […]

Queen Creek school district board updated on override, bonds

The Queen Creek Unified School District may go out for a maintenance and operations override in November 2019, according to a recent presentation made to the governing board. The M&O override and bond expenditures for fiscal year 2017-18 were the topic of the Oct. 16 study session presentation by Crystal Zachary, QCUSD chief financial officer. […]

Arizona education department gives As and Bs grades for Queen Creek schools

The Arizona Department of Education has notified Queen Creek Unified School District that its schools received A and B grades for academic growth; proficiency on English language arts, math and science; and other measurements. Erika Copeland, executive director of K-12 educational services, and Robin Bayles, curriculum specialist, provided a PowerPoint presentation at the Oct. 16 […]

Federal Clery report offers insight into college campus security

Only two crimes were reported in 2017 at community colleges in Apache Junction, San Tan Valley and Queen Creek, according to federally mandated campus-security reports released Oct. 1. An on-campus weapons violation with an arrest by law enforcement was reported last year at the Superstition Mountain Campus of Central Arizona Community College, 805 S. Idaho […]

Regional governments radio network agreement amended by Queen Creek council

An amended regional cooperative agreement for radio communication recently approved by the Queen Creek Town Council streamlines the admission process, a fire department official says. The Trunked Open Arizona Regional Wireless Cooperative Network is a public safety and general government system. It links the radio systems of area jurisdictions to promote interoperability, according to topazrwc.org. […]

Queen Creek agritainment pursuit gets $63K tax subsidy for street lighting, median design

A $63,506 contract for street lighting and median hardscape designs for the agritainment district was approved recently in a 5-2 vote of the Queen Creek Town Council. Voting to approve a professional services design contract with J2 Engineering were Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney and council members Robin Benning, Dawn Oliphant, Julia Wheatley and Jeff […]