New vending company contract OK’d for Apache Junction properties

A company under contract since September 2016 to provide snack- and soda-vending services for three City of Apache Junction buildings has asked that another business take over. The Apache Junction City Council on Feb. 5 voted 7-0 in a consent agenda to approve entering into a contract assignment from VIP Vending LLC to West Valley […]

Hantzsche selected as newest member appointed to Apache Junction planning commission

An Apache Junction resident suing the municipality concerning planning and zoning matters was one of eight volunteers seeking to be appointed to a vacancy on the commission that hears cases. Applicants were Colleen Shipman, Jim Duncan, Robert F. Rauschenbach, Mehmood Mohiuddin, Dirk Begeman, Richard L. Cantwell, Dave Waldron and Dave M. Hantzsche. Mr. Hantzsche, a […]

Superstition Boulevard lane reduction proposed in newly approved active transportation plan

A transportation plan for adding sidewalks, bicycle lanes and equestrian paths has been approved by members of the Apache Junction City Council with some reservations. The council voted unanimously Jan. 15 to approve the plan, but two council members said when voting that they were concerned with a proposal to reduce the number of lanes […]

8 applicants for Apache Junction planning commission, including 1 suing the city

An Apache Junction resident who is suing the municipality concerning planning and zoning matters is one of eight volunteers seeking to be appointed to a vacancy on the commission that hears cases. The Apache Junction City Council on Feb. 4 is to interview applicants and on Feb. 5 vote on a new member of the […]

Councilman Waldron thanked for years of service to Apache Junction

Dave Waldron, a longtime Apache Junction City Council member, was thanked for his years of service on Jan. 15 with a plaque, slideshow, applause and a standing ovation. It was his last meeting of the four-year city council term. In August he ran for mayor, losing to incumbent Mayor Jeff Serdy. “I just want to […]

Kridler, Biggs retain commission, board seats amid conflict of interest allegations

The Apache Junction City Council did not remove two volunteers from a municipal board and commission who are alleged to have conflicts of interest when dealing with a local restaurant because they may be friends with its owner. No motion was made, nor did the council vote on the matter on Jan. 15. Discussion focused […]

Code of conduct document sought for Apache Junction council, commissions

A code of conduct with sections on social media and cellphones applicable to the Apache Junction City Council, boards and commissions members is being drafted. The council on Jan. 15 voted unanimously to direct city staff members to prepare the document. “When we became a city, there was no Internet or Facebook — there was […]

Oaths of office given to Apache Junction mayor, 3 council members

Apache Junction City Clerk Kathy Connelly on Jan. 15 officiated the swearing-in ceremonies for the mayor and three council members who won in the Aug. 28 primary election. She administered the oaths of office to Mayor Jeff Serdy and council members Gail Evans, Christa Rizzi and Robert Schroeder.

Code of conduct, alleged commissioner conflicts of interest before Apache Junction City Council Jan. 15

The Apache Junction City Council at a meeting Jan. 15 will discuss removing two volunteers from city commissions who are alleged to have conflicts of interest when dealing with a local restaurant. The council is also slated to discuss creating a code of conduct applicable to the council, board and commission members. The meeting begins […]

AJPD officers given green light to work overtime for ASU, city of Glendale

Off-duty Apache Junction Police Department officers may be paid for professional law-enforcement and security services at Arizona State University events and in the city of Glendale, which includes the Arizona Cardinals football stadium. The city of Apache Junction will pay each officer’s workers’ compensation insurance, according to the intergovernmental agreements with ASU and the city […]