Public Notices

  1. Notice of Surplus Property Online Auction

     
    posted (11/06/2018)

    The City of Surprise hereby gives notice of its intent to sell City owned surplus property on-line bidding will be closed on November 20, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

    For a list of items to be sold, please visit the Surplus Property/Online Auctions page.

  2. Notice of Intent to Revise Community Facilities District Application and Administrative Expense Fees


    Posted (06/22/2018) | Revised (09/20/2018)

    Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S) § 9-499.15, notice is hereby given that the City of Surprise intends to discuss and take action to increase the Community Facilities District (CFD) application fee and CFD administrative expense fee at the Regular City Council Meeting on August 21 September 4 September 18 November 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Surprise City Council Chambers, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374. A schedule of the proposed fee including the amount of the fee and a written report that supports the fee is available on the City’s website located at https://www.surpriseaz.gov/ and at the City Clerk’s Office, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374.

    Fee Description Current Amount Proposed Amount Unit of Measure
    CFD Application
    (per A.R.S. § 48-708 (E))
    $50,000.00 $15,000.00 Per CFD
    CFD Administrative Expense
    (per A.R.S. § 48-708 (E))
    $25,000.00 $50,000.00 (or actual cost, whichever is less) Per CFD
    CFD Administrative Expense Additional Deposits $25,000.00 $25,000.00 Per CFD


    July 18, 2018 REVISION: The public hearing, discussion, and action to adopt/increase the referenced fees will now take place at the City Council Meeting on September 4, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

    July 30, 2018 REVISION: The public hearing, discussion, and action to adopt/increase the referenced fees will now take place at the City Council Meeting on September 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

    September 20, 2018 REVISION: The public hearing, discussion, and action to adopt/increase the referenced fees will now take place at the City Council Meeting on November 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.




    Financial Justification



    CFD Application Fee
    Processing and reviewing an application to establish a CFD requires the coordination of City staff and/or outside consultants to evaluate the application’s compliance with statutory requirements and City policy; conduct a financial analysis; evaluate community benefits; and create a report and recommendation for City Council review. The time required to thoroughly complete this process is contingent upon the complexity and completeness of the application, the proposed infrastructure, and the availability of staff or consultants. The CFD application fee is for the sole purpose of recovering the costs incurred by the City to complete these actions. Costs may include staff time, consultant services, and support facilities supplied by the City including but not limited to bond counsel, financial advisors, engineers, appraisers, and attorneys. Previously, this fee was not documented in the Comprehensive Citywide Fee Schedule, but was set in policy at an amount of $50,000. As a result of Senate Bill 1480 which took effect in August 2017, the application fee must not exceed $15,000. To ensure compliance with this legislative requirement, the City wishes to decrease the fee from $50,000 to $15,000 per CFD.

    CFD Administrative Expense Fee
    Upon approval of formation of a CFD, the City begins to incur expenses for administration, operation, maintenance, and continued analysis with respect to the CFD or its public infrastructure. The cost incurred is contingent upon the complexity of the CFD, the required infrastructure, and the method of financing. Costs may include staff time, consultant services, and support facilities supplied by the City. Previously, this fee was not documented in the Comprehensive Citywide Fee Schedule, but was set in policy at an amount of $25,000. Benchmarking research concluded that other cities in the western Phoenix metropolitan area have set the CFD administrative expense fee at $50,000. In an effort to set this fee at a reasonable rate that is comparable with other municipalities in the region, the City wishes to increase the fee from $25,000 to $50,000 per CFD.

    CFD Administrative Expense Fee Additional Deposits
    Upon depletion of the initial administrative expense fee and provision of an accounting of the uses of such amount, the applicant may be assessed additional administrative expense deposits in increments of $25,000 to be applied for the purposes outlined above. Previously, this fee was not documented in the Comprehensive Citywide Fee Schedule, but was set in policy at an amount of $25,000. Benchmarking research concluded that other cities in the western Phoenix metropolitan area have set the CFD administrative expense additional deposit fee at $25,000. In an effort to set this fee at a reasonable rate that is comparable with other municipalities in the region, the City wishes to maintain the fee at the amount of $25,000 per CFD.

    Additional information may be obtained by contacting Andrea Davis, Finance Director at 623.222.1800.