Apache Junction water utilities board to consider 5% increase to base rates

Apache Junction residents have long been encouraged to conserve water, which they have and apparently done quite well. So well, that a water district is selling less water and making less revenue and is increasing rates to keep up with expenses. Apache Junction City Council members, serving as the Apache Junction Water Utilities Community Facilities […]

Q-and-A with Apache Junction mayor candidate Jeff Serdy

Two Apache Junction residents are running for mayor and four for three seats on the council in the Aug. 28 primary election. The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent e-mailed questionnaires to the candidates. They will be posted online in the order they were received. Name: Jeff Serdy Age: 58 Present or most recent business/employment: Owner of […]

Horses, pot-bellied pigs regulations to be discussed by Apache Junction City Council

Laws on the handling of pot-bellied pig bites, shade structures for horses and allowing the city to recover animal-care costs for animals found in motor vehicles will be discussed at the Monday, June 18, Apache Junction City Council work session. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Items […]

Q-and-A with Apache Junction council candidate Robert Schroeder

Two Apache Junction residents are running for mayor and four for three seats on the council in the Aug. 28 primary election. The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent e-mailed questionnaires to the candidates. They will be posted online in the order they were received. Name: Robert Schroeder Age: 46 Education: Thurston High School in Redford, Michigan; […]

Q-and-A with Apache Junction mayor candidate Dave Waldron

Two Apache Junction residents are running for mayor and four for three seats on the council in the Aug. 28 primary election. The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent e-mailed questionnaires to the candidates. They will be posted online in the order they were received. Name: Dave Waldron. Age: 69. Education: Bachelor of science degree. Present or […]

Club invites public to meet mayoral, council candidates

Apache Junction residents who want to meet and learn more about the candidates running for local office will have an opportunity to do so next week. The Superstition Mountain Republican Club will be the host for a meet and greet for the candidates who are running for Apache Junction City Council and mayor. It will […]

4 agencies to receive human services funding

A commission of volunteer members studied applications for Apache Junction health and human services funding and is recommending that $80,000 be given to four organizations. The Apache Junction City Council is to make a decision on the funding at a meeting that starts 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition […]

Dyer: Of proofreading, council/mayor election

A special thanks to local reader Jim Cady who found typographical errors and omissions in the June 2018 issue and asked about our proofing process. “Richard… First of all I want to thank you for your newspaper! It is wonderful to get an abundance of well-written news about our area,” he wrote. “But… about proofreaders: […]

2 to run for mayor, 4 for council in Apache Junction

Two Apache Junction residents are running for mayor and four for three seats on the council in the Aug. 28 primary election. Six candidates filed the required paperwork by the May 30 deadline, according to the city clerk’s office. Council candidates are Walker Waldie, Gail Evans, Robert Schroeder and Christa Rizzi. Mayor candidates are Dave […]

$154,000 landscape-maintenance contract, other items before council June 4-5

A $154,017.98 contract for landscape-maintenance services at 13 locations including freeway exits will be discussed June 4 and voted on June 5 by the Apache Junction City Council. The Monday work session and Tuesday council meeting begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. The landscape-maintenance services […]