Arts commission to be established by city of Apache Junction

A public art commission should be established in the community, the Apache Junction City Council decided recently. The commission should be open to out-of-the-city residents, Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy said at the council’s Dec. 4 meeting. “A lot of the artistic people are up against the mountain and in Gold Canyon,” he said. The […]

Apache Junction tweaks city code regarding animals, fees

Changes are coming to the Apache Junction City Code regarding animals and fees after City Council gave its unanimous approval of the adjustments at its Tuesday, Dec. 4 meeting at City Hall, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Changes to the City Code came as two separate items, which the City Council voted on each. One regarded […]

First homes subdivision south of Baseline planned in Apache Junction

A subdivision of nearly 260 homes planned south of Baseline Avenue in Apache Junction will be surrounded by undeveloped land, the planning commission was told recently. “We hope that this is the spark which gets finally development south of Baseline going,” Apache Junction Senior Planner Rudy Esquivias said at the commission’s Nov. 13 meeting. “It’s […]

U-Haul industrial rezoning postponed to February meetings

Changing 50 acres zoned commercial to industrial at U.S. Highway 60 and Idaho Road will be discussed at the Feb. 12 Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission meeting and Feb. 19 council meeting. Amerco Real Estate Company and U-Haul International LLC, represented by David Pollock, are proposing to rezone 50 acres of a 78-acre property […]

Potbellied-pigs, other animal regulations before Apache Junction City Council Dec. 4

Regulations and policies revisions for pot-bellied pigs and other animals are to be considered at the Dec. 4 meeting of the Apache Junction City Council. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Three animal-control items are up for public hearings. They are: Ordinance No. 1464, amending the Apache […]

Apache Junction residents can offer insights to upcoming transportation plan

Apache Junction residents are expected to have opportunities on both Saturday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 17 to provide input on a transportation plan hatched by municipal leaders. According to a press release, the municipality will take comments on the plan, which is an effort to help the city create a safer environment for bicyclists, […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October marked with proclamation, purple lights

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Apache Junction Police Department encourages everyone to join in recognizing the ongoing societal issue of domestic abuse. On Tuesday, Oct. 2, Police Chief Thomas E. Kelly will receive a proclamation designating October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the Apache Junction City Council meeting that begins at 7 […]

9 seeking 2 spots on Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission

Nine people have applied for two positions on the Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission and are slated to be interviewed Oct. 1 by the city council and possibly appointed Oct. 2. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Two incumbents are seeking to be reappointed, according to […]

Lennar Homes, industrial General Plan amendments approved by Apache Junction City Council

Designating 38 acres for conventional single-family homes and 50 acres at a different site for industrial businesses have been approved by Apache Junction City Council. Both were amendments to the city’s General Plan, which is used for guiding future development. General Plan amendments are allowed once a year and must be approved by City Council, […]

City manager to approve contracts up to $50,000, Apache Junction council decides

Requiring the Apache Junction City Council to approve purchases of $25,000 or more has been increased to $50,000 under city code changes. “Essentially what this is, is this is a procurement code and the biggest change is the limit of the dollar amount. The current dollar amount, there are two levels … $25,000 and above […]