‘Appellate action’ of city board decision on Hitching Post topic of Apache Junction council executive session

Legal advice on appellate action for the Apache Junction Board of Adjustment decision concerning Hitching Post Pizza and Pub is to be discussed with the city’s attorneys at the Apache Junction City Council’s Oct. 15 closed-door executive session. [Related link: apachejunctionindependent.com/news/hitching-post-parking-lot-violations-appeal-approved-by-board-of-adjustment/] The Apache Junction City Council is to meet in executive session, which is not […]

$725K slurry-seal contracts approved for Apache Junction roads

Slurry-seal contracts totaling more than $725,000 were recently approved for work on City of Apache Junction streets. The Apache Junction City Council on Sept. 3 approved contracts in a consent agenda for: Southwest Slurry Seal, for the slurry seal of Old West Highway, Idaho Road to the Arizona Department of Transportation U.S. Highway 60 right-of-way; […]

5 acres at Ironwood, Greasewood rezoned to low-density

A city-initiated corrective rezoning was recently approved for 5 acres on the southeast corner of Ironwood Drive and Greasewood Street. The Apache Junction City Council on Sept. 3 approved rezoning the four lots on the property from medium density, single-family detached residential to general rural low-density, single-family detached residential. “These properties had inadvertently and incorrectly […]

What is being decided behind closed doors?

Queen Creek Town Council has met behind closed doors several times in recent months to discuss a lawsuit filed against the town by Johnson Utilities and the Apache Junction City Council separately did the same to discuss obtaining authority to engage in a utility business. Agendas of the meetings — called executive sessions — are […]

Superstar Express Car Wash planned at Ironwood, Baseline

A car wash is to be constructed in the next year at Ironwood Drive and Baseline Avenue, with future retail uses to the north in an 8,218-square-foot shops building and 3,300-square-foot pad for a drive-through restaurant. The Apache Junction City Council on Sept. 17 approved a rezoning amendment of 2.66 acres north of the northwest […]

$39K in gaming revenue sought to pay for Apache Junction senior transportation

A $39,194 grant from Gila River Indian Community gaming revenue is being sought to pay for senior-citizen transportation in Apache Junction. The Apache Junction City Council recently approved a resolution approving the submittal of an application from the municipality for a grant. The initial application was filed in March, Heather Patel, the city’s grants administrator, […]

Apache Junction seeking members for public-art commission

The City of Apache Junction is seeking applicants for the newly created Public Arts Commission. The deadline for applying is Sept. 27. The City Council directed staff to create the arts commission, charging it to manage a program to install public art in commercial development and city projects. The seven-person panel would oversee projects funded […]

Apache Junction in negotiations with sole-provider for recycling, trash hauling

Of three waste- and recycling-hauling companies that filed proposals with the City Apache Junction to become a sole provider, the municipality’s employees recommended entering into contract negotiations with Allied Waste Transportation, also known as Republic Services. The other two were Right Away Disposal and Waste Management. The City Council at a meeting in August agreed […]

Apache Junction officials at annual League of Arizona Cities and Towns conference in Tucson

Two regularly scheduled Apache Junction City Council meetings will not be held this week so officials can attend the annual League of Arizona Cities and Towns conference. No 7 p.m. work session will be held Aug. 19 and no 7 p.m. meeting will be held Aug. 20, the City Council decided recently. The league conference […]

Litigation regarding Hitching Post topic of Apache Junction council executive session

Ongoing litigation with Hitching Post Pizza and Pub and negotiations for the purchase, sale or lease of real property are to be discussed with the city’s attorneys at the Apache Junction City Council’s Aug. 6 closed-door executive session. The Apache Junction City Council is to meet in executive session, which is not open to the […]