Posted on: March 27, 2017

Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for April 8

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If you’ve been holding on to unwanted paint, electronics and other hazardous waste, mark your calendar for the City’s next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, April 8.  

This event is free and for Surprise residents onl...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Surprise Pops Band to play light classics at free concert April 2

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The Surprise Pops Band presents A Touch of Class, featuring light classics at their Sunday, April 2 performance.   

The concert begins at 3 p.m., at the Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, 15550 N. Parkview Place. 

Attendees are asked to bri...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Match your skills, talents to meaningful volunteer opportunities

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If you’re looking for meaningful ways to use your talents to make a difference, come to a free Experience Matters information session on April 12.

Experience Matters is an organization that connects talented, experienced people with nonprofits. Exper...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Rock your block! Free block party trailer rentals available

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What better way to get to know your neighbors than by throwing a great party? Surprise offers free rentals of its Block Party Trailer, and we’ll even deliver it to you! 

The block party trailer includes chairs, tables, coolers, canopy tents, spo...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Calling all performers! City holding auditions for Surprise Talent Show

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The City of Surprise is looking for talented residents to perform in the Surprise Talent Show this spring! 

Performances may include singing, dancing, instrumental, drama/theatre, comedy, magic, skits or any other talent that is appropriate for a fun,...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

2017 Surprise Retail Survey is open! Help bring in new shopping & dining; vote for local favorites

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Do you have a favorite restaurant that you would like to see open in Surprise? What about a unique shopping experience that you want added to your hometown? Tell us in our 2017 Surprise Retail Survey! 

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Surprise Senior Center to host Seniors Prom April 19

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 Dance the day away at the City of Surprise Seniors Prom!

“Hollywood Glam” is the theme for the annual Seniors Prom, which will be held Wednesday, April 19 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Surprise Senior Center, 15832 N. Hollyhock St. 

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Wellness Class: Importance of screening for prostate cancer

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 Health and wellness are important for a thriving community, and the City of Surprise is hosting a series of free wellness classes to help keep residents educated and informed on a variety of topics. 

Coming up in the series:

Prostate Cancer and Y...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Surprise Aquatic Center offers spring swim lessons

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Get the kids ready for summer with swim lessons at Surprise Aquatic Center!  

Private and group swim lessons will begin the week of March 27. All lessons are available in the afternoon. View the session schedule

Registration begins on the follow...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Surprise seeking applications for voluntary commissions

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The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the following commissions:

Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission – 1 vacancy

Municipal Property Corporation Board – 1 vacancy

All board/commission positions are voluntary.

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Seeking input on proposed Sign Code changes; public meetings throughout March

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The city is in the process of updating its Sign Code and wants your input! The proposed code aims to balance business needs with aesthetics, while meeting the requirements of law. Join us at an upcoming public meeting to learn more and give your ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Registration Underway for City of Surprise Adult Sports Leagues

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The City of Surprise is now registering for several Adult Sports leagues.  

Co-Ed Indoor Volleyball League – Games are scheduled to take place on Sundays beginning April 2. League Play: 5 on 5. Team registration cost is $200. 

Adult Kickball Leagu...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

New Surprise Progress TV Episode

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Watch Surprise Progress TV for info on our sign code update, youth council recruitment, public art bus tour & more!

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Mock Drill

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The City of Surprise Fire-Medical Department (SFMD) has been awarded grant funding in the amount of $8,351 from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (AZGOHS).  The grant objective is to enhance DUI Alcohol Education and Awareness throu...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Volunteer for Community Pride Day on April 8 & help beautify Surprise

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Looking for an opportunity to better your community? Want to teach your children the benefit of volunteering? April 8 is the perfect time, as the City of Surprise invites residents to participate in its Community Pride Day Cleanup Event!

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet

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Do you have new or used items to sell? Reserve a space at Surprise Super Swap Meet!

The city’s popular community-wide garage sale will be held Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Surprise Aquatic Center Parking lot, located at 15831 N....

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Surprise Senior Center offers daily meal program

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Did you know the Surprise Senior Center offers delicious and nutritious lunches for seniors five days a week?

Hot lunch is served Monday through Friday at noon. On Wednesdays and Fridays there are also deli sandwich and chef salad options. 

The meal pr...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

City opens summer job program for teens; apply by April 3

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The City of Surprise is offering a summer job program for income-eligible Surprise teens between the ages of 15 – 19.

Through the City Council-approved Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), applicants must be available to work up to 30 hours a week...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Support our troops by donating care items

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 Help send care packages to deployed Luke Air Force Base airmen by donating food and hygiene items March 1 through April 13 at Surprise City Hall! 

The city is partnering with nonprofit organization Operation Thunderbox to send donated goods over...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Surprise Arts Commission hosts Public Art Bus Tour March 22

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Spend a morning discovering various art exhibits and experiences in the city of Surprise! On March 22, the Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission and Benevilla are joining together to offer a free public art bus tour.

Tour participants will visit a...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Council repeals City-wide Temporary Sign Policy; and Bell & Grand Temporary Sign & Use Permit Policy

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The city of Surprise has a history of responding to business needs.  During the last economic recession, City Council adopted a citywide temporary signage policy, in 2009, to temporarily allow for a-frame signs, building banners and ease restrict...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

City-run ambulance service grows; second ambulance now in operation

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The Surprise Fire-Medical Department now has a second city-run ambulance in operation, advancing its goal of becoming the primary provider of emergency transport in the city.

Surprise Fire-Medical launched its ambulance service in November 2015 with one am...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Outreach and promotional vendor opportunities available for Spring Egg-stravaganza event

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The City of Surprise invites outreach organizations, promotional vendors and local businesses to participate in the Spring Egg-stravaganza! 

The event will take place Saturday, April 15 from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Surprise Recreation Campu...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

West Valley Babe Ruth Baseball registration is now open

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The City of Surprise is now offering registration for the West Valley Babe Ruth Baseball League, which begins in late April. Both individual and team registration is available for the16-game season.

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Drive Wise, Surprise! Police launch new traffic safety campaign

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The Surprise Police Department has launched a new traffic safety campaign aimed at encouraging safe driving habits.

 The slogan: “Drive Wise, Surprise.” 

“In recent years, traffic accidents in our city have increased by 8-to-...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Royals, Rangers announce 2017 Spring Training schedule

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The 15th annual Surprise Spring Training Season will kick off on Saturday, February 25 at the Surprise Recreation Campus - Surprise Stadium featuring Surprise’s home teams: the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers.

The Surprise Stadium will host 33 ga...Read more...

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Economic Development Update – July 2016

A new business hosts a grand opening party, where to find City of Surprise souvenirs, 2016 retail survey results & more!

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

Economic Development Update – June 2016

A favorite local entertainment spot is getting a makeover, a spotlight on an award-winning restaurant and more in this month’s Economic Development Update!

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Posted on: March 28, 2016

Economic Development Report – March 2016

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Find out what local business is turning 10; and what new breakfast joint is coming to Surprise!

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Free Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspection

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80% of car seats are installed incorrectly. Have your car seat inspected!

Child safety seat inspections are available every 1st and 3rd Tuesday and 3rd Saturday of each month at Fire Station 303 at 15440 N. Cotton Lane from 9-11 a.m.

Call 623.222.5000 to sc...

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

Information on Joining the Surprise Fire-Medical Team

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The City of Surprise is not currently accepting applications for Firefighter Recruits. Please continue to visit our website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the most up-to-date information. You may also submit a "Job Interest Card" with Human ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

New Fire User Fees

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At the November 17th, 2015 Regular Council Meeting, Council approved Resolution 2015 – 108 which authorized an updated user fee schedule citywide to include the following updated fees for the Surprise Fire Medical Department to be effective immediately: R...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Police thank the public for their support during “Tip-A-Cop” event

Patrons helped the Explorers collect more than $1,000 in donations.

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 4 pm to 8 pm, the Surprise Police Explorer Post 2236 joined forces with the staff of the local “Outback Steakhouse” restaurant in order to raise donations in support of their burgeoning program.

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Police seek public assistance to identify shoplifting suspect

The suspect stole a suitcase and several electronic items from a local Wal-Mart store.

The Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a shoplifting suspect. The incident occurred on Saturday, February 25, 2017, shortly before 9 pm, at a local Wal-Mart store located in the area of 1370...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Police seek public assistance to locate runaway juvenile from Surprise

Jalessa Mcclellan, age 14, is described as a black female approximately 5'02" 120 lbs with brown eyes and black hair.

Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jaleesa Mcclellan, a 14 year old runaway.

Jaleesa Mcclellan is described as a black female approximately 5'02" 120 lbs with brown eyes and black hair.

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Police conducting a “Know Your Limit” campaign at Surprise Stadium

Get a Sober Designated Driver…Not a DUI!

This Spring, the Surprise Police Department, utilizing grant funds received from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, will be conducting a “Know Your Limit” campaign during the Spring Training games at the Surprise Stadium.

Several of...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Police seek public assistance to identify shoplifting suspect

The suspect concealed an item in his jacket and left the retailer without paying.

Currently, the Surprise Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a shoplifting suspect. The shoplifting incident occurred on January 28, 2017, shortly before 7 pm, at a local business located in the area of 13700 West Bell Road ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Police seek public assistance to identify theft suspect in Surprise

The suspect stole approximately $2,300 from a local retailer.

The Surprise Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a theft suspect from an incident which occurred on February 4, 2017, at a local business located in the area of 13700 West Bell Road in Surprise.

During the incident, a white male...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

West Valley agencies join together to enhance police services

The West Valley Crisis Intervention Team Coalition (WVCIT) helps train officers on crisis intervention.

In April 2016, the Surprise Police Department and many other police departments located throughout the West Valley have come together to form a coalition to enhance their efforts in serving citizens experiencing a mental health crisis.

The importance of en...

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

“Rose” and the Surprise Police provide update to MedReturn Program

Rose and the rest of the Surprise Police Department would like to thank the public for the continued success of the MedReturn program.

The Surprise Police Department recognizes the dangers associated with prescription medication abuse and the link it has to illegal drug abuse. Rose, the Department’s therapy dog, has seen first-paw the negative impact that substance abuse can have on fami...Read more...

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