$30 million tentative general budget adopted in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction City Council has given approval to the tentative city budget for fiscal year 2019-20. The general fund budget is $30,924,915. The city council held a public hearing on the budget May 21, unanimously voting to approve the document. The council will next hold a public hearing before voting on formal adoption of […]

Apache Junction City Council offers Layton Business Park municipal approval

Ten office/warehouse buildings are planned at the southeast corner of South Vista Road and East 12th Avenue on 7.5 acres rezoned from single-family homes to light industrial business park. The 9,600-square-foot buildings in the Layton Business Park are set to have up to three suites each for various business tenants, according to a staff report. […]

More lots destined for Smoketree-Warner Neighborhood in Apache Junction

In 2014 the City of Apache Junction applied a zoning designation of a minimum of 20,000-square-foot lots for the Smoketree-Warner Neighborhood, which has homes on lots of a half or less of that size, the City Council was told recently. Apache Junction City Council voted unanimously April 16 to approve a corrective rezoning from medium-density, […]

U-Haul industrial rezoning with RV storage approved by Apache Junction City Council

Approximately 50 acres of a vacant 78-acre property at the southeast corner of U.S. Highway 60 and South Idaho Road has been rezoned, with a U-Haul truck rental and self-storage facility to be the first development. Plans include the facility to be constructed on about 10 acres at the southeast corner of the freeway and […]

$550,000 contract approved for Grand View neighborhood sidewalk, drainage improvements

Sidewalk and drainage improvements costing more than a half-million dollars are planned in the Grand View neighborhood, on the west side of Main Drive and east side of Grand Drive between Broadway and First avenues. The Apache Junction City Council on April 2 voted unanimously to approve a construction agreement with DBA Construction for infrastructure […]

Building, administrative codes to be updated in Apache Junction

Draft ordinances changing building rules and regulations from a 2006 edition to the 2018 edition of the International Code Council series are to be discussed at the Apache Junction City Council’s April 15 work session. The changes also update the 1997 Uniform Administrative Code, including language that the City of Mesa has used, Dave Zellner, […]

No term limits, majority on Apache Junction City Council opine

Apache Junction’s mayor is in favor, but all six City Council members are against limiting the number of terms citizens can run for office, according to a recent discussion. The mayor is elected to a two-year term and council members to a four-year term. Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy said he is seeking term limits […]

Apache Junction appeals board to discuss code of conduct

The Apache Junction Board of Adjustment, which hears and decides appeals of decisions made by the zoning administrator in enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance, on April 8 is to hear a presentation by the city attorney and discuss conflicts of interest, open meeting law, public record law, parliamentary procedures and the city’s code of conduct. […]

City of Apache Junction strengthens maintenance standards

[Update: Al Bravo, in an April 5 email, said he had listed the wrong number to report a possible code violation. The correct number is 480-474-5112.] In a continuing effort to strengthen the City of Apache Junction by helping increase property values and becoming a more attractive place for business, the city has adjusted some […]

Authority to engage in utility business topic of Apache Junction council executive sessions

Getting into the sewer and/or water utility business appears to be a topic of the Apache Junction City Council’s April 1-2 closed-door executive sessions with the city’s attorneys. The Apache Junction City Council is to meet in executive session, which is not open to the public, at 6 p.m. Monday, April 1, and Tuesday, April […]