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 […]

Closed-door executive sessions slated by Apache Junction City Council

The Apache Junction City Council is to meet in closed-door executive sessions Sept. 17-18 in part for legal advice on contracts. The meetings are at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the city council’s conference room, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. The council, according to the agenda, is to: discuss or consult with city attorneys for […]

Lennar Homes, industrial uses to be discussed by Apache Junction City Council

A Lennar Homes subdivision on 38 acres and changing 50 acres zoned commercial to industrial will be discussed at Tuesday’s Apache Junction City Council meeting. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Lennar Homes The council is to hold a public hearing on a […]

Apache Junction council to consider allowing city manager to approve contracts up to $50,000

A long-standing practice requiring the Apache Junction City Council to approve purchases of $25,000 or more may be increased to $50,000 under city code changes to be discussed in mid-September. City employees have worked 2.5 years on the changes, City Attorney Joel Stern said at the council’s Sept. 4 meeting. “This was a team effort […]

Donors thanked for contributions to Apache Junction programs

Local organizations, businesses and individuals who have donated money to the city of Apache Junction were thanked at a recent council meeting. “This is the quarterly presentation of donors to the Friends of Apache Junction and various city programs,” Heather Patel, grants administrator for the city of Apache Junction, said. Since November 2016, a total […]

Apache Junction City Council to consider 3 liquor licenses at Sept. 4 meeting

Liquor licenses for businesses on Apache Trail, Tomahawk Road and Ironwood Drive are to be considered by the Apache Junction City Council at a meeting Tuesday, Sept. 4. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. in Apache Junction. The council is to vote on a recommendation to the […]

Apache Junction election results; council candidates thank voters

Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy won a second term and Councilwoman Gail Evans, Councilwoman Christa Rizzi and newcomer Robert Schroeder won as council members, according to unofficial voting results from the Aug. 28 primary election. Voters also approved a permanent base adjustment budget that is to be adjusted annually by population and inflation. The adjustment […]