Public Notices

  1. Notice of Call of Election


    posted (10/21/2019)

    Notice is hereby given that the City of Surprise, Arizona will hold elections as follows:

    Primary Election: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (If Applicable)

    Offices to be filled – Mayor (4 year term ending in December 2024) and three (3) Council Seats, Districts 2 (Cottonwood), 3 (Mesquite), 4 (Mulberry) term ending in December 2024 and District 5 (Palm), ( 2 year term ending in December 2022).

    Candidate Packets with Petitions are Available: Monday, November 4, 2019 – 8:00 a.m.

    Candidate Packet Filing Deadline: Nomination paper, financial disclosure statements, affidavit of qualifications and petitions are due no earlier than Monday, March 9, 2020 and no later than Monday, April 6, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. Candidate packets need to be filed at the City Clerk’s Office – 16000 N. Civic Center Parkway, Surprise, Arizona 85374.

    Voter Registration Deadline: Monday, July 6, 2020

    For further information or to set up an appointment for a Candidate’s Packet, please call the City Clerk’s Office @ 623-222-1220.

    LLAMADA DE ELECCIÓN


    AVISO PÚBLICO DE LA CIUDAD DE SURPRISE, ARIZONA

    Aviso por este medio se da que la Ciudad de Surprise, Arizona tendrá elecciones:

    Elección Primaria: martes, 4 de agosto, 2020
    Elección General: martes, 3 de noviembre, 2020 (si aplicable)

    Posiciones disponibles: Alcalde (término de 4 años – se terminará diciembre de
    2024) y 3 Miembros del Consejo elegidos por distritos: 2 (Cottonwood); 3 (Mesquite), 4
    (Mulberry) (términos de 4 años que se terminarán diciembre de 2024) y 1 Miembro del
    Consejo elegido por distritos 5 (Palm), (término de 2 años que se terminará diciembre
    de 2022).

    Los paquetes de candidatos con peticiones están disponibles:
    Lunes, 4 de noviembre de 2019 – 8:00 de la manana

    La última fecha para entregar los paquetes de candidatos: documento de
    nominación, declaración financiera y peticiones de nombramiento se entregarán
    empezando lunes, 9 de marzo, 2020 y la última fecha para entregarlos es lunes, 6 de
    abril 2020 (5:00 de la tarde) en la oficina de la Secretaria Municipal de la Ciudad de
    Surprise – 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, Arizona 85374.

    La última fecha para inscribirse para votar: lunes, 6 de julio, 2020

    Para más información o una cita, llame - Secretaria Municipal, Sherry Ann Aguilar a
    623-222-1220.


  2. Notice of Public Hearing on Development Impact Fees


    posted (04/17/2020)

    Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S) § 9-463.05, public notice is hereby given that the City of Surprise intends to assess and discuss a decrease to utility development impact fees charged by the City and will hold a public hearing on the proposed development fees at the Regular City Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Surprise City Council Chambers, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374.  To protect the health and safety of our employees, residents and visitors, the Council Chambers will be closed to the public during City Council Work Sessions and Regular Meetings until further notice. The City of Surprise streams and broadcasts its City Council meetings. To watch live, please visit www.surpriseaz.gov/surprisetv, the Surprise City Gov Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cityofsurprise or tune into Cox channel 11 or Century Link channel 8513. Public comment will be taken through several technology solutions. More information can be found at https://www.surpriseaz.gov/Archive.aspx?ADID=10021. Check the agenda for up-to-date information related to the closure of Council Chambers closer to the meeting date. Agendas are posted at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting at www.surpriseaz.gov/agendas.

    A copy of the Land Use Assumptions (LUA) and Infrastructure Improvements Plan (IIP) adopted by City Council on May 21, 2019 and a copy of the proposed changes are attached to this notice and also published on the City of Surprise website https://www.surpriseaz.gov/3204/Development-Impact-Fees.

    Surprise IIP & Fees | Surprise IIP & Fees Redline


  3. Notice of Intent to Increase the Secondary Property Tax Rate for Marley Park Community Facilities District


    posted (04/17/2020) | updated (04/30/2020)

    Notice is hereby given pursuant to Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 9-499.15 that the Marley Park Community Facilities District (MPCFD) intends to decrease the secondary property tax rate for the District. The property tax will be adopted by the Marley Park Community Facilities District Board of Directors on June 16, 2020 at or after 5:30 pm at City Hall Council Chambers, located at 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, Arizona 85374. **After adoption, these tax rates will be effective for the 2020 tax year. This Notice, including the schedule of increased taxes and the written report or data supporting the new tax is available on the City’s website at https://www.surpriseaz.gov/

    Schedule of Existing Secondary Property Tax

      Current Amount Current Levy Proposed Amount Proposed Levy  
    Property Tax
    Marley Park Community Facility District $ 4.3600 $1,483,500 $ 3.4771 $1,481,600 Per $100 assessed value

    Written Report Supporting the Tax

    The City of Surprise will levy a secondary property tax pursuant to Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 48-716 and § 48-723 for the purpose of retiring the debt associated with MPCFD General Obligation Bonds that were approved during a special election held on December 7, 2004. The MPCFD will levy a secondary tax of $0.30 per $100 of assessed value plus an additional amount calculated each year in which debt is outstanding. The secondary property tax rate is used to cover the annual debt service payment and related administrative fees/expenses. The secondary property tax rate will be re-calculated each fiscal year.

    The annual statements and estimates of the operations and maintenance expenses of the district, the costs of capital improvements to be financed by the tax levy or levies and the amount of all other expenditures for public infrastructure and enhanced municipal services proposed to be paid from the tax levy or levies are available on the City’s website at https://www.surpriseaz.gov/ as well as on file in the office of the Surprise City Clerk located at 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, Arizona 85374.

    Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Finance Department at 623-222-1800.

    **To protect the health and safety of our employees, residents and visitors, the Council Chambers will be closed to the public during City Council Work Sessions and Regular Meetings until further notice. The City of Surprise streams and broadcasts its City Council meetings. To watch live, please visit www.surpriseaz.gov/surprisetv, the Surprise City Gov Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cityofsurprise or tune into Cox channel 11 or Century Link channel 8513. Public comment will be taken through several technology solutions. More information can be found at https://www.surpriseaz.gov/Archive.aspx?ADID=10021. Check the agenda for up-to-date information related to the closure of Council Chambers closer to the meeting date. Agendas are posted at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting at www.surpriseaz.gov/agendas.

  4. Notice of Intent to Increase the Primary and Secondary Property Tax Levy


    posted (04/17/2020) | updated (04/30/2020)

    Notice is hereby given pursuant to Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 9-499.15 that the City of Surprise intends to levy an increased primary and secondary property tax. The property tax will be adopted by the Surprise City Council on June 16, 2020 at or after 6:00 pm at City Hall Council Chambers, located at 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza. **After adoption, these tax rates will be effective for the 2020 tax year. This Notice, including the schedule of new taxes and the written report supporting the new tax is available on the City’s website at https://www.surpriseaz.gov/.

    Schedule of Existing Primary and Secondary Property Tax

      Current Amount Current Levy Proposed Rate Proposed Levy  
    Property Tax
    Primary Property Tax Rate $0.7591 $8,551,200 $0.7591 $9,135,500 Per $100 assessed value
    Secondary Property Tax Rate $0.3880 $4,371,000 $0.3880 $4,669,500 Per $100 assessed value

    Written Report Supporting the Tax

    The City is proposing to hold the primary property tax rate at $0.7591 for tax year 2020. While the rate is unchanged, the total levy amount will increase due to new construction, and increased assessed valuations on existing property, totaling $584,400. The increased levy will enable the City to maintain current levels of service.

    The City of Surprise will levy a secondary property tax pursuant to Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 35-458 for the purpose of retiring the debt associated with the Surprise General Obligation Bonds which were approved by voters on November 7, 2017. The City will levy a secondary property tax each year until the General Obligation debt has been retired.

    The first of two issuances were finalized at the end of FY2018. Additional G.O. Bonds are anticipated to be issued in FY2021 in the amount of approximately $19,500,000 to complete issuance of the amount of bonds authorized in the City election. The secondary property tax is used to cover the annual debt service payments and related administrative fees/expenses. The secondary property tax rate will be re-calculated each fiscal year.

    Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Finance Department at 623-222-1800.

    **To protect the health and safety of our employees, residents and visitors, the Council Chambers will be closed to the public during City Council Work Sessions and Regular Meetings until further notice. The City of Surprise streams and broadcasts its City Council meetings. To watch live, please visit www.surpriseaz.gov/surprisetv, the Surprise City Gov Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cityofsurprise or tune into Cox channel 11 or Century Link channel 8513. Public comment will be taken through several technology solutions. More information can be found at https://www.surpriseaz.gov/Archive.aspx?ADID=10021. Check the agenda for up-to-date information related to the closure of Council Chambers closer to the meeting date. Agendas are posted at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting at www.surpriseaz.gov/agendas.

  5. Notice of Intent to Establish/Increase Secondary Property Tax Rates for Streetlight Improvement Districts


    posted (04/17/2020) | updated (04/30/2020)

    Notice is hereby given pursuant to Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 9-499.15 that the City of Surprise intends to update the secondary property tax rate for the following street light improvement districts. The property tax rates will be discussed and adopted by the Surprise City Council on June 16, 2020 at or after 6:00 pm at City Hall Council Chambers, located at 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, Arizona 85374. **After adoption, these tax rates will be effective for the 2020 tax year. This Notice, including the schedule of new/increased taxes and the written report or data supporting the new tax is available on the City’s website at https://www.surpriseaz.gov/.

    PDF File View Schedule of Existing/New Secondary Property Tax

    Written Report Supporting the Tax

    The City of Surprise will levy a secondary property tax pursuant to Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 48-616 for the purpose of purchasing energy for street lights within the boundaries of the respective street light improvement district (SLID). The levy rates for ad valorem (SLIDs) and the tax amount for equal apportionment SLIDs are calculated on an annual basis taking into account estimated electricity costs, administration fees, and the net assessed limited property value and, in the case of equal apportionment, the number and classification of properties within the respective SLID. The annual statements and estimates of the expenses of the districts and collection of ad valorem taxes upon the assessed value of all the property real and personal in the districts or by an equal apportionment of taxes based on the number and classification of properties within the districts are available on the City’s website at https://www.surpriseaz.gov/ as well as on file in the office of the Surprise City Clerk located at 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, Arizona 85374.

    Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Finance Department at 623-222-1800.

    **To protect the health and safety of our employees, residents and visitors, the Council Chambers will be closed to the public during City Council Work Sessions and Regular Meetings until further notice. The City of Surprise streams and broadcasts its City Council meetings. To watch live, please visit www.surpriseaz.gov/surprisetv, the Surprise City Gov Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cityofsurprise or tune into Cox channel 11 or Century Link channel 8513. Public comment will be taken through several technology solutions. More information can be found at https://www.surpriseaz.gov/Archive.aspx?ADID=10021. Check the agenda for up-to-date information related to the closure of Council Chambers closer to the meeting date. Agendas are posted at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting at www.surpriseaz.gov/agendas.

  6. Notice of Surplus Property Auction 


    posted (05/15/2020)

    Pursuant to Surprise City Code §2-361, notice is hereby given that the City of Surprise intends to sell surplus equipment owned by the City at publicsurplus.com through auctions ending May 25, 26, 27 and 28 at 8:00 p.m.

    For more information, please visit the Surplus Property/Online Auctions page.