Queen Creek’s town clerk resigns; council interviewing 2 candidates Aug. 7

Queen Creek Town Clerk Jennifer Robinson is retiring, effective Oct. 1. She started working for the town in 1995 and was appointed town clerk in 1999. “I appreciate the privilege I have had to work with each of you as well as previous councils during my past 24 years,” she wrote in an Aug. 1 […]

Dyer: ‘Shop Local’ and a local resident’s volunteer effort to build a community center in STV

Thank you to the residents and business owners of Queen Creek who took time out of their busy lives to answer my questions about shopping local and the benefits to the community. And also thank you to the Globe resident who shops in Queen Creek. I knew the town had a Shop QC program but […]

Valley of the Sun Estates community hub a vision for Queen Creek resident

Queen Creek resident Mary Gloria meets once a week with residents of a San Tan Valley community to share with them life tips, such as on diabetes, cancer and nutrition. They gather on a restaurant’s porch year-round, except in the extreme summer heat when walking to the site becomes out of the question. “I meet […]

Queen Creek shopping supports community

From saving time to helping pay for the Town of Queen Creek’s services, shopping local is important, both customers and business people say. Juneau, Alaska resident Aubrey Moran, who has been living in Globe and comes to Queen Creek once a week to visit his children, sees the attraction to shop local. “I’m from a […]

Maps for housing subdivision, rights-of-way approved by council

Maps for a 23-lot housing subdivision and rights-of-way designation for roads near the new USA Youth Fitness Center and a Complete Fire Protection project were recently approved by Queen Creek Town Council. The council approved the housing final plat and maps of dedication in a consent agenda July 17. The final plat was for the […]

Annexations totaling 4,186 acres before Town Council July 17

Three annexations — 10, 40 and 4,136 acres — are to be discussed at the July 17 Queen Creek Town Council meeting. The smallest is to be voted on in a consent agenda and the latter two are subjects of public hearings, with no council decisions. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m., with public hearings […]

Queen Creek Planning Commission updated on annexation, rezoning of 4,140 acres of State Trust land

Nineteen planning areas are proposed on the approximately 4,140 acres of State Trust Land to be annexed into the Town of Queen Creek, the Planning Commission was told recently. “And, each planning unit was analyzed to determine which land uses would be most appropriate for that planning unit and then each planning unit has been […]

The most dangerous Queen Creek intersections

The intersection of Rittenhouse and Ocotillo roads had the most vehicle accidents last year — 72 — in a comparison of Queen Creek roadways, according to records from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The intersections looked at, ranked from the most vehicle collisions in 2018 to the fewest, were: East Rittenhouse Road and East Ocotillo […]

Groundwater-replenishment costs lowering for many Queen Creek property tax bills

Beginning in fiscal year 2020-21, Queen Creek water customers who were paying $721 an acre-foot for groundwater-replenishment costs in their property-tax bills will be paying approximately $300 an acre-foot. An acre-foot is a common measurement for water and is 325,851 gallons — or enough water to cover an acre of land, about the size of […]

Volunteers to fundraise for Queen Creek military veterans memorial

Volunteers in the last two Queen Creek Leadership Institute classes are mobilized and ready to plan how to build a veterans memorial, Town Council was told recently. The leadership institute, hosted by town officials, has 10 sessions where participants learn about issues and how local government works. “The two last citizen leadership groups each had […]