Aug. 28 election on Apache Junction permanent base adjustment, mayor, council members

Two Apache Junction residents are running for mayor and four for three seats on the council in the Aug. 28 primary election. Voters will also decide if a permanent base adjustment budget is approved in one election that would be adjusted annually by population and inflation. If approved by voters, the adjustment would be $5.5 […]

Off-leash dog park location, funding ideas sought for Apache Junction

Finding a place to let Fido run free may become easier as Apache Junction officials are looking into costs, location and amenities for the city’s first off-leash dog park. Previous proposed locations for dog parks have included Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road; Silly Mountain Park, southeast of East 36th Avenue and South Silly Mountain […]

Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department earns state honors

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department on July 25 received three honors from the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association during its annual awards presentation. The department was given awards for Outstanding Program (Youth Enrichment Award) for its “Thank Goodness It’s Friday” program, the Outstanding Facility Award for Flatiron Community Park and the Outstanding Special […]

August proclaimed drowning impact awareness month

August was designated drowning impact awareness month in a proclamation read at a recent Apache Junction City Council meeting. “Drowning is a top cause of injury and death for children and teens in Arizona, affecting not only the victims but also families, emergency personnel and our society as a whole,” Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy […]

Ms. Senior Arizona USA 2018 Nancy Berhorst attends Apache Junction council meeting

Apache Junction resident Nancy Berhorst, who holds the titles of Ms. Senior Arizona USA 2018, Ms. Senior Universe France 2017 and Ms. Senior USA New Hampshire 2017, was recognized at a recent meeting of the Apache Junction City Council. Also with her were Lynn Perry, Ms. Senior Minnesota USA 2018, and Sharon Friendly, Ms. Senior […]

Council seeks changes to Apache Junction animal-control regulations, purchase procedures

Directing city staff to modify regulations including the handling of pot-bellied-pig bites and allowing the city to recover animal-care costs for animals found in motor vehicles was approved at a recent council meeting. The council in a separate vote directed staff to revise the city’s purchasing procedures. The Apache Junction Police Department proposed changes to […]

Pot-bellied pig regulations, other items before Apache Junction council July 17

Directing city staff to draft regulations on the handling of pot-bellied-pig bites and allowing the city to recover animal-care costs for animals found in motor vehicles will be considered at the July 17 meeting of the Apache Junction City Council. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. The […]

3 agencies to receive city of Apache Junction human services funding

An agency providing food, another offering educational strategies for children and a third presenting intervention programs for families affected by domestic abuse will receive health and human services funding by the city of Apache Junction. The city council recently voted 6-1 in a consent agenda to approve contracts for 2018-19 that include giving $33,000 to […]

Pot-bellied pigs, animal regulations discussed by Apache Junction City Council

Laws on the handling of pot-bellied-pig bites and allowing the city to recover animal-care costs for animals found in motor vehicles were recently discussed at an Apache Junction City Council work session. The Apache Junction Police Department has proposed changes to Apache Junction City Code, Volume I, Chapter 6, Animals, including Article 6-7: potbellied pigs […]

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. Since November 2016, a total of 884 groups have supported 37 projects with a total of $342,542 given, Roger Hacker, revenue development official for the city of Apache Junction, said. “It’s that time […]