Queen Creek Town Council hosts talks on future of solid waste services

Because a 10-year agreement with a trash and recycling collection provider expires in 2020, Town of Queen Creek officials looked into what it would cost to provide the services in-house or contracting them out again. The Town Council on April 17 was briefed on the results of a feasibility study that included a comparison of […]

$2.1M RAD contract provides Queen Creek solid waste services

A one-year, $2.1 million agreement with Right Away Disposal for solid waste and recycling services was approved recently by Queen Creek Town Council. The council unanimously approved the item May 1 as part of a consent agenda. It is for July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020, for an amount not to exceed $2,136,000. On Jan. 6, […]

Dyer: Was an employee promoted at your business?

The Queen Creek Independent newspaper welcomes news from local businesses. Let readers know about employee promotions, achievements, honors or recognitions, new products or services, changes in ownership and management or new hours, etc. News can be in print and at the website at queencreekindependent.com. I’ve been asked several times recently about where to e-mail news […]

Protecting Queen Creek

Of 302 Priority 1 or emergency calls in Queen Creek last year, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were on patrol nearby — “on view” — and responded immediately to 19 of them, according to MCSO records. The on-view incidents were not dispatched by a 9-1-1 operator and had an average response time of one second. […]

Brown appointed to League of Arizona Cities and Towns committee

Queen Creek Councilmember Jeff Brown was recently appointed to the League of Arizona Cities and Towns’ budget, finance and economic development committee. The aim of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns is to promote local self-government, municipal independence and provide professional and high quality assistance to the municipal governments in the State of Arizona, […]

Queen Creek school district facility rental fees approved

Facilities at Queen Creek Unified School District can be rented for free by some organizations and also for a fee by others, from as low as $10 an hour for a classroom to $2,000 a day for the swimming pool. Fees to rent QCUSD facilities will remain the same for 2019-20 but will likely go […]

Independent Newsmedia launches new Community Advocate Thinktank

Greetings from your friendly neighborhood news editor. I’ve been serving as your community news editor at Independent Newsmedia for one year. In that time, I’ve strived to bring a conscientious approach to hyperlocal reporting. We believe in the importance of writing articles with purposeful neutrality and providing a solid understanding of all sides of a […]

4,140 acres in Pinal County to be annexed by Town of Queen Creek

More than 6 square miles of State Trust Land along the State Route 24 corridor in Pinal County is slated to be annexed by the Town of Queen Creek. The Town Council on April 17 voted unanimously in a consent agenda to approve a pre-annexation development agreement with the Arizona State Land Department. It is […]

$4.5 million in adjustments approved for Queen Creek’s 2018-19 budget

More than $4.5 million for capital improvement projects and operating expenditures have been reallocated in the fiscal year 2018-19 budget. Queen Creek Town Council voted 5-0 April 3 on a consent agenda that included approving the third-quarter budget amendments totaling $4,520,885 in expenditures. Mayor Gail Barney and Councilman Jeff Brown were absent. Receiving Town Council […]

Dutch Brothers Coffee Shop site plan approved; drive-thru to open Oct. 1

If too many people regularly line up in their vehicles at a planned Dutch Brothers Coffee Shop at Ellsworth and Queen Creek roads, the owner is to work with the town’s transportation engineer to ensure that traffic mitigation is sufficiently managed, Town Council decided recently. The council on April 3 voted 5-0 to approve a […]