14 vehicles costing $564,000 to be purchased by City of Apache Junction

Fourteen vehicles costing $564,413.77 are being sought for Apache Junction parks, police, public works and the motor pool and will be voted on at the July 16 meeting of the City Council. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. The council is slated to vote as part of […]

$2.3M required for Apache Junction to keep pace with Public Safety Personnel Retirement System obligations

The City of Apache Junction will pay $2.3 million this fiscal year to maintain its annual required contribution payment for funding police employees retirement. The City Council this past June voted to approve a policy for Public Safety Personnel Retirement System pension funding. Some of the objectives of the policy include how the city plans […]

Apache Junction OK’s aerial-mapping agreement with Maricopa County

The City of Apache Junction is purchasing aerial-map geographic information system data and imagery services through a cost-sharing agreement with Maricopa County. The City Council on June 18 approved the agreement as part of a consent agenda. Apache Junction has been purchasing the imagery annually from Maricopa County since fiscal year 2007-08, City Manager Bryant […]

$80K in funding for Apache Junction health, human services to be considered June 18

The Apache Junction Food Bank and Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley are to receive the bulk of this year’s $80,000 in health and human services funding from municipal coffers. The Apache Junction City Council at a June 18 meeting is to vote in a consent agenda on awarding contracts to four agencies. […]

Retention basin at Superstition Boulevard, Idaho Road considered for off-leash dog park

An off-leash dog park could be constructed in a retention basin at the Pinal County complex on the southeast corner of Superstition Boulevard and Idaho Road, Apache Junction City Council was told recently. Funding sources for the estimated $650,000 cost of the park could be development fees, grants and gifts, corporate partnerships and fundraising events, […]

Strategic plan on homelessness, other items before council Tuesday

An Apache Junction strategic plan on homelessness is one of several items to be discussed and considered at the City Council’s June 4 meeting. It begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Subcommittees of the Apache Junction Homeless Coalition, which was created in May 2016, have been working since […]

Off-leash dog park, public art, other items before council Monday

Planning the construction of an off-leash dog park at the Pinal County retention basin on Superstition Boulevard and Idaho Road is one of several topics at the City Council’s June 3 work session. It begins at 7 p.m. Monday in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Items of consensus on a dog park among […]

$80,000 for health, human services to be discussed by council

Apache Junction’s Health and Human Services Commission is to give its fiscal year 2019-20 funding recommendations at the City Council’s June 3 work session. It begins at 7 p.m. Monday in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Members of the health and human services commission will be present to answer any of the council’s […]

Public safety: No. 1 priority for Apache Junction budget

Law enforcement — from patrol cars to uniformed officers and animal control — is the top funding priority in the City of Apache Junction’s 2019-20 budget, as it was the previous five years. The $11.5 million public-safety section in the budget includes an increase of more than $950,000 over the previous fiscal year’s expenses. Some […]

Lennar Homes ‘Goldview’ subdivision rezoning OK’d at Old West Highway, Goldfield

Land has been rezoned from commercial to residential for a 179-lot Goldview, manufactured-home subdivision near the southwest corner of Old West Highway and Goldfield Road. The Apache Junction City Council on May 7 unanimously approved two resolutions pertaining to the application by McMillan Manufactured Home Development Co. LLC and Lennar Homes for the 38-acre property. […]