Recap of Chandler City Council Meetings on Dec. 5 and 8, 2022

December 9, 2022

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The Chandler City Council met Monday, December 5 and Thursday, December 8 at 6 p.m. and took action on a total of 48 agenda items. Meeting highlights included:

  • Approved a resolution against the Ocotillo Landings, a proposed development in an unincorporated area of ​​Maricopa County. Reasons cited in the resolution include changes in planned land use and the city’s reliance on water and infrastructure for development.
  • Approved a non-discrimination regulation entitled “Chandler Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion”. Chapter 63 is added to the City Code, which adopts provisions codifying diversity, equity and inclusion in the provision of public accommodation, employment and housing in the City of Chandler. The regulation will come into force on January 5, 2023.
  • Approved an amendment to the city ordinance (Chapters 14 and 35) to allow backyard chickens on single family lots. Up to five chickens are allowed per yard, roosters are not allowed and residents with chickens are required to have a chicken coop on their property. The approved regulation comes into force on January 5, 2023.
  • Approved a zone code change governing the location and operation of data centers throughout the city of Chandler.
  • Approved an airport improvement grant agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration for a maximum of $350,000 for the design of a runway rehabilitation project at Chandler Municipal Airport. The area to be rehabilitated is the southern runway, which is currently in poor condition. The project will repave approximately 440,565 square meters of runway and associated taxiway connections.
  • Approved a $2,152,159 amendment to the interstate agreement with the regional public transportation authority to provide fixed-route bus, paratransit and RideChoice services for fiscal year 2022-23. The change is being made to adjust operational costs and service levels.
  • Approval of an interstate agreement with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) for the Loop 202 Price Road to Val Vista Road Extension Project not exceeding $486,200. ADOT is currently designing a project that will add two lanes in each direction on State Route (Loop) 202 from Price Road to Gilbert Road and one lane from Gilbert Road to Val Vista Drive. The start of construction is planned for 2024.
  • Approved an amendment to an agreement with Southwest Fabrication, LLC for a maximum of $639,618 for transit housing and related services. This change allows for approximately 8 housing renovations, 8 housing replacements, and 20 housing repaints over a two-year period. In addition, this change allows the installation of 9 new bus stops. This amendment also provides $60,000 per year for bus shelter maintenance, including bus shelter removals and relocations, lighting repairs, roof and kiosk replacement/repairs, and other work as needed.
  • Awarded Construction Manager at Risk to Hunter Contracting Co. for the Tumbleweed Park Diamond Field Complex for a maximum of $2,525,938.09. The project scope includes project-related material procurement services including street lighting, concrete light poles, pole mounted lights, LED lights for monuments and Ramadan, field lighting, billboards, landscape irrigation booster pump, pipe material package, fiber cable and masonry material.
  • Adoption and provisional adoption of a rezoning approval regulation and provisional development plan for Hartford Square, a proposed medium density residential development north of the northeast corner of Warner Road and Hartford Street.
  • Enacted and provisionally adopted an ordinance approving the rezoning and provisional development plan for Avenir, located at the northwest corner of Pecos Road and Pennington Drive, for a general office and medical building.
  • Approved the purchase of HVAC installation services at Sunset Library from TDIndustries, Inc. for an amount not exceeding $91,659. The purchase will provide an engineered HVAC solution and installation to address the air volume and circulation issues in the monsoon space.
  • Approved an amendment to the City Code to restore annual salary adjustments for the Mayor and City Council members.
  • Approved an agreement with Crisis Response Network, a division of Solari, Inc., for crisis response services for the Chandler Police Department not exceeding $75,000 for a period of one year. The agreement strengthens the collaboration between Solari and the Chandler Police Department. The purpose of this collaboration is to increase the number of rerouted calls in mental health emergencies that can be handled by Solari. This process is achieved by having a Solari consultant working part-time (20 hours per week) alongside staff from the Police Communications Department at the ECC.
  • Approved an agreement with Cleanview Sewer Inspections, Inc. for video inspection of sewer lines not exceeding $500,000 for a period of one year.
  • It is recommended that the following liquor license applications be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control:
    • Series 7, Beer and Wine Bar License Application for ImprovMania Entertainment, LOC, DBA MicDrop Mania, located at 51 E. Boston St.
    • Series 12, Applying for a Spirits Restaurant License for KC from Chandler, LLC, DBA The Kickin Crab located at 1840 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite #5.

During a study session held on Monday, December 5, Mayor Hartke and the City Council recognized the following Team Chandler employees for their dedicated years of service:

  • Thuan Nguyen, 25, Community Service Department
  • Edward Liebler, 15, Management Services Department
  • Deina Burns, 25, Public Works and Utilities Department

During the study session, the Mayor and Council also recognized the following:

  • For our city’s sponsors, including:
    • Road sponsors: Macerich, Jacobs and Intel
    • Block Sponsors: SRP and Viavi
    • Neighborhood Sponsors: Edwards, Home Depot, Waste Management and Sherwin Williams
  • Hamilton High School Girls Volleyball Team, which placed second at the state championship
  • Hamilton High School Golf Team for winning the D1 State Championship
  • Hamilton High School Girls badminton team for their first ever state badminton title
  • The City of Chandler received a national Digital Cities Award from the Center for Digital Government, ranking sixth in the category for cities with populations of 250,000 to 499,999.

The next Chandler City Council meeting will be held on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 6 p.m. Council meetings are broadcast live and replayed on the Chandler Channel – Cable Channel 11, streamed online at chandleraz.gov/video and on YouTube at youtube.com/cityofchandler.

Note: These are not official City Council Minutes, but rather a brief summary of the Council’s actions, provided courtesy of Chandler’s Department of Communications and Public Affairs.

The City Clerk’s Office releases official meeting results the morning after council meetings. For a full list of actions taken, see chandleraz.gov/MeetingsAndAgendas. Throughout the agenda, items are marked in red to indicate changes made at the meeting and who voted no or abstained.

For past City Council meeting minutes, please visit chandleraz.gov/MeetingsAndAgendas or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 480-782-2180. For more information, contact the Department of Communications and Public Affairs at 480-782-2000.

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