Today In Surprise

Posted on: May 20, 2022

Perfect Game to host WWBA West Memorial Day Classic in Surprise

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The City of Surprise, in partnership with Perfect Game, is excited to announce the World Wood Bat Association (WWBA) West Memorial Day Classic will return to the Surprise Stadium Complex May 27-30. 

The WWBA West Memorial Day Classic will lead off...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Summer is served at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex

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Looking for a fun summer activity? The City of Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex (STRC) has you and the whole family covered!  

Located at 14469 W. Paradise Ln., this award winning 25 court facility offers tennis lessons for all ages and level...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Summer Adult Sports registration opens May 16

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The City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting team registrations for Summer Adult Co-Ed and Men’s Softball League Divisions; Co-Ed and Women’s Kickball; Adult Basketball; and Co-Ed Indoor Volleyball.

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

New “Surprise Lately” Episode

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Happy weekend! The Retail Survey results are in! See what residents want to see and what they love. Plus, having fun in Surprise, keeping cool around the pool safely and planning for our future.

In this week's Surprise Lately episode:

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Swim and health lessons free through Michael Phelps Foundation

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The City of Surprise Parks and Recreation Department is offering FREE swim and health lessons for children ages 6-12 through the Michael Phelps Foundation IM Program.

The IM Program teaches participants to be safe in and around water, advance their swimmin...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

2022 Surprise Retail Survey results are in!

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The City of Surprise launched its annual Surprise Retail Survey on March 21 and more than 5,700 responses later, we have the results! 

The City uses the survey data to identify retail strengths, as well as opportunities to bring additional ameniti...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Join the City of Surprise for upcoming Day of Service events

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The Surprise Human Service and Community Vitality Department is looking for volunteers for a couple Day of Service events on Wednesday, May 18 and Wednesday June 15. 

Volunteers will assist with sorting bulk food items, creating food baskets and l...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Mayor Hall proclaims May 9 -13 Economic Development Week

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Surprise Mayor Skip Hall has proclaimed the week of May 9 - 13, 2022 as Economic Development Week in the City of Surprise, joining communities across North America in celebrating and recognizing the contributions made by professional economic developers t...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

City of Surprise General Plan update kicks off

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A plan and timeline for updating the City of Surprise General Plan was presented to City Council at their Regular Meeting last night. 

The General Plan provides the vision and policies that determine how Surprise will grow and develop. It addresse...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

FY2023 Tentative Budget addresses city growth; adds personnel

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City Manager Bob Wingenroth and the City’s Finance Department presented the City’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Tentative Budget at the City Council meeting on May 3. The FY2023 Tentative Budget proposes a budget focused on two main initiatives – addressing pers...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Surprise City Council Designates Juneteenth a City Holiday

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The Surprise City Council voted at their May 3, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting to recognize June 19th as an annual paid City holiday in observance of Juneteenth.

This year, the City of Surprise will observe Juneteenth on Monday, June 20 since the holida...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

City of Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commission Vacancy

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The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the following Commission. All Board/Commission positions are voluntary and you must reside in the City of Surprise.   

  • Personnel Appeals Board – 1 Vacancy (Term Expira...
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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Surprise Fire-Medical awarded grant to increase car seat safety and training

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The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) recently awarded the Surprise Fire-Medical Department a $9,180 grant to help improve the proper and consistent use of child safety seats. The funding will help the department provide 100 car seats, bo...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

TRUTH IN TAXATION HEARING NOTICE OF TAX INCREASE

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IN COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 42-17107, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, THE CITY OF SURPRISE IS NOTIFYING ITS PROPERTY TAXPAYERS OF THE CITY OF SURPRISE'S INTENTION TO RAISE ITS PRIMARY PROPERTY TAXES OVER LAST YEAR'S LEVEL. THE CITY OF SURPRISE ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Notice of Intent to Update the Primary and Secondary Property Tax Levy

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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 Surprise City Council will adopt the property tax on June 21, 2022 at or after 6:00 pm at City Ha...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Notice to Establish/Update Secondary Property Tax Rates for Streetlight Improvement Districts

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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 Su...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Notice of Intent to Update the Secondary Property Tax Rate for Marley Park CFD

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Notice is hereby given pursuant to Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 9-499.15 that the Marley Park Community Facilities District (MPCFD) intends to levy an increased secondary property tax for the District. The property tax will be adopted by the Marley Park Community F...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

USTA set to close out summer tennis competition in Surprise

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Surprise will welcome the return of top-tiered United States Tennis Association (USTA) competition from around the country at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex this April and May.  

USTA Men’s 35’s Hard Court Championship...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Roadway restrictions on Litchfield Rd, Peoria Ave to Waddell Rd, begin 4/19 for utility work

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Litchfield Road, from Peoria Avenue to Waddell Road, will have lane restrictions beginning April 19 as Southwest Gas works to install a gas pipeline. The work is expected to be complete in September 2022. 

Work will begin on Litchfield Road at Peo...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Surprise & Maricopa County partner to build new multigenerational community resource center

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The City of Surprise is making a major investment into the vitality and well-being of the West Valley with plans to build a multigenerational community resource center in partnership with Maricopa County.

On April 5, the Surprise City Council voted to appr...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

City educates against tossing hazardous materials in the trash-Don’t risk it, know before you throw!

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It may seem harmless to throw hazardous items into your city-serviced garbage cans, like old pool chemicals or an empty camping fuel tank, but those materials can actually start a fire in your garbage can and City garbage trucks. These fires can become da...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Northwest Regional Library opening Sundays beginning May 15

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Mark your calendar and book it to the library! It’s National Library Week, so what better time to announce that the City of Surprise and the Maricopa County Library District are opening Northwest Regional Library on Sundays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Arizona history and culture virtual speaker series continues

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Experience stories of Arizona history and culture at upcoming speaker events presented by the Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission in partnership with Arizona Humanities. 

Local experts from Arizona Humanities’ AZ Speaks progra...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

City opens new permanent yellow cooking oil disposal station

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Surprise has opened a second permanent disposal station for yellow cooking oil in the parking lot of Fire Station 303, located at 15440 N Cotton Ln. This is in addition to the disposal station located in the parking lot of Fire Station 305 at 15517 N Park...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

City of Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commission Vacancies

Boards and Commissions Vacancy

The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the following Commissions.  All Board/Commission positions are voluntary and you must reside in the City of Surprise.   

  • Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission - 1 vac...
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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Registration opening for Summer Camp

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The City of Surprise is excited to offer Summer Break Camp for youth entering 1st through 8th grade! This is a fun-filled camp that includes afternoon snack, daily activities, arts and crafts, games, sports and field trips. Field trips may include but are...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Surprise offers new youth sports class; returning skills classes

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The City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department is excited to offer NEW Speed/Agility classes designed to improve performance in multiple sports. Register for this class, as well as our Basketball and Volleyball skills classes, NOW! Class options i...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

City of Surprise Rib Fest Throwdown rescheduled for fall

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The City of Surprise Rib Fest Throwdown scheduled for April 23 & 24, 2022 at Mark Coronado Park is being rescheduled for fall 2022 due to a potential scheduling conflict.

The new event dates and ticket information will be released in the coming months....

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

City Council votes to change City Auditor to an appointed position

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The Surprise City Council has voted unanimously to change the Surprise Municipal Code to establish the Internal Auditor position as an appointed official. This provides the position a clear line of communication to the Council and clear independence from ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

City begins Fiscal Year 2023 budget discussions Mar. 1

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The City of Surprise FY2023 budget building process kicks off at the City Council Work Session on Tuesday, March 1 at 5 p.m.

This will be the first in a series of presentations to Council by the City’s Finance Department regarding the overall dev...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

Cotton Ln, north of Cactus Rd, closed 2/21 – 7/1 for flood mitigation work

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Cotton Lane will be closed from just north of Cactus Road to just south of the Legacy Traditional School driveway from February 21 - July 1 for flood mitigation work.

A soft closure will be in place from the school driveway north to Waddell Road, allowing ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

City Manager announces leadership structure changes to support growing needs for Surprise

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City Manager Bob Wingenroth has announced changes to the City’s leadership structure as Surprise continues to grow and serve more residents and businesses. This includes promotions for the City’s three Deputy City Managers and the appointment of new depar...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

City Council selects Aly Cline as Vice Mayor

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The Surprise City Council selected District 2 Councilmember Aly Cline to serve as Vice Mayor at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

Per city code, City Council must select a Vice Mayor to serve on an annual basis no later than January 30. The Vice Mayor a...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Spring into the new year with youth sports

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The City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department will offer registration for our 2022 spring sports programs, now through January 28. 

Leagues start early March and run through mid-May. Leagues are $60 for residents and $80 for non-residents...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Council approves updated Drought Preparedness & Resiliency Plan

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City Council approved an updated Community Water Systems Drought Preparedness and Resiliency Plan at their December 7 meeting, which outlines short- and long-term strategies for managing and sustaining our City’s water portfolio. 

This update repl...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Arizona History and Culture Virtual Speaker Presentation lineup announced for 2022

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Experience stories of Arizona history and culture at a series of virtual speaker events presented by the Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission in partnership with Arizona Humanities in 2022. 

Local experts from Arizona Humanities’ AZ Spea...

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Posted on: November 29, 2021

Surprise Sports & Tourism honored with two awards by Sports Destination Management

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Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, has announced the 2020-2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by&...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

New ordinance bans feeding wildlife on city property

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The Surprise City Council approved an ordinance that prohibits the feeding of wild animals on city-owned property, including city parks, at Tuesday evening’s Regular Council Meeting. 

In part, the ordinance aims to protect public health, as congre...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Call of Election 2022

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Public Notice of the City of Surprise, Arizona.

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

Primary Election: Tuesday, August 2, 2022General Election: Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (If Applicable)

Offices to be fille...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Council puts pause on City Manager recruitment

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In coordination with their selected third-party recruiter, Surprise City Council is postponing the recruitment for the next city manager.

“Our current City Manager Mike Frazier is not retiring until after the new year, so our council has some tim...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Critical home rehabilitation funds available for eligible Surprise residents

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The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications from income-eligible, owner-occupied property owners in Surprise in need of assistance for critical home repairs to ensure the home is healthy and safe to occupy. These programs may also be availabl...

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