Public Notices

  1. Notice of Intent to Amend the Surprise Municipal Code


    posted (09/16/2020)

    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 adopt amendments to the City of Surprise Municipal Code related to Transaction Privilege Tax. The Amendments are necessary to ensure the City’s compliance with the Model City Tax Code. The City of Surprise City Council will discuss this matter and take action at the Regular City Council Meeting on November 17, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., at the Surprise City Council Chambers, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ, 85374. Due to COVID-19, Council Chambers may be closed to the public. Please check the meeting agenda, when posted, for remote comment instructions. A draft of the proposed changes, including a schedule of the proposed new or increased tax, the amount of the tax, and a written report or other data that supports the new or increased tax, is located on the home page of 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.

    The 2012-2014 Amendments to the Tax Code of the City of Surprise adds two new categories. A distinct tax rate for grocery sales is added as Sec. 3.14-462. Retail Sales: Food for Home Consumption with a tax rate of 0%, and Sec. 3.14-485. Wastewater Removal Services is added with a tax rate of 0%.

    Summary of Changes
    Municipal Code Amendments Redline

    Additional information may be obtained by contacting Andrea Davis, Finance Director, at 623.222.1853.
  2. Notice of Citizen Review Meeting Land Development Ordinances (LDO) 


    posted (09/02/2020)

    Take notice that at the date, time, and place listed below, there will be a Citizen Review meeting to discuss a comprehensive update to the development regulations in the Surprise Municipal Code, further description listed below. Due to the current COVID-19 public health emergency, the meeting will be conducted electronically using a computer interface program known as WebEx. By using a computer and the access information provided below, any member of the public may participate and be heard relative to this project. The City of Surprise Community Development Department may be contacted prior to the scheduled meeting for additional information.

    City of Surprise Planner: Joshua Mike, AICP, 623-222-3134, joshua.mike@surpriseaz.gov 
         
    CITIZEN REVIEW MEETING DETAILS

    DATE: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    TIME:  6:00 PM
    ONLINE ACCESS:
    WebEx Online Meeting (www.webex.com)
    Meeting number (access code): 146 540 3200
    Meeting password: fgAepEM2V34
    Project Visuals:  https://www.surpriseaz.gov/Calendar
    Join by Phone: 602-666-0783

    DATE: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
    TIME:  6:00 PM
    ONLINE ACCESS:
    WebEx Online Meeting (www.webex.com)
    Meeting number (access code): 146 853 3707
    Meeting password: iwYE3zEDR86
    Project Visuals:  https://www.surpriseaz.gov/Calendar
    Join by Phone: 602-666-0783

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    The City is proposing an update to the development regulations. The Land Development Ordinances (LDO) will replace the current Surprise Unified Development Code (SUDC).  This will incorporate changes to names and abbreviations of zoning districts, modify some permitted uses, and clarify the standards for site development, open space, and general development regulations.  

    The City is also updating and consolidating the separate design and engineering books into a single Planning and Engineering Design Standards (PEDS) to complement the ordinances. 

    Since we launched the update process, there has been across-the-board teamwork with stakeholders of all disciplines within the development community of the draft chapters, which is also presented and discussed at Planning and Zoning Commission meetings, and City Council Work Sessions. These discussions provided great collaboration and guided revisions and improvements to the proposed drafts.  

    The Citizen Review meetings will be an overview of the proposed draft and discussions with stakeholders, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and City Council. These meetings are intended to bring the public up to speed on the land use regulations and what this process means for the City. The public is invited to ask questions and provide input on the propose draft regulations.

    To learn more about this update process, please visit www.surpriseaz.gov/DevelopNEXT

  3. Notice of Intent for New Parks and Recreation Fee


    posted (08/26/2020)

    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 establish new fees at the Regular City Council Meeting on November 3, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the Surprise City Council Chambers, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374. A schedule of the proposed fees including the amount of the fees and a written report or data that supports the fees 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 Name
    Current Amount
    Proposed Amount
    Unit of Measure
    Tennis League Warm-up Fee N/A $4.00 Per 30 Minutes/Per Court

    Financial Justification



    The Parks and Recreation Department is proposing a new Tennis League Warm-up Fee. The fee would be utilized in conjunction with League Group rentals and will allow players to reserve the courts for 30 minutes prior to their group rental for warm-up activities if needed. The proposed fee will be $4.00 per court; a maximum of four players per court. The fee would be a pre-paid reservation with names of all players provided at the time of reservation.

    Additional information may be obtained by contacting Donna Miller, Parks and Recreation Director at 623-222-2218.
  4. 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.