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 […]

Apache Junction water district board approves $452,000 in equipment, coating

An emergency power generator, protective coating for inside a one-million-gallon tank and water pre-treatment equipment costing more than $452,000 were recently approved for a district providing water to 8 square miles of Apache Junction. Apache Junction City Council members, serving as the Apache Junction Water Utilities Community Facilities District board, voted 7-0 Sept. 18 to […]

Dyer: Meet Your Neighbor profiles sought

I am always interested in news about local people and businesses, but I need your help to gather the information. Like to be profiled in the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent? It’s as easy as filling out a Q-and-A Meet Your Neighbor form. It is a chance for you to promote your business, organization or whatever […]

Employees, volunteer of the month thanked at Apache Junction schools

Employees and a volunteer at Peralta Trail Elementary School, 10965 E. Peralta Road in Gold Canyon, were honored as the best of the month at the Sept. 11 Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board meeting. They were Diana Grubb, volunteer of the month; Elizabeth Liversedge, certified employee of the month; and Herminio Nazario, classified […]

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 students of the month for August

The following students were recognized as student of the month at the Sept. 11 Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board meeting: Summer Mittendorf and Payton Elizondo of Desert Vista Elementary Schoo. Daniel Andres Esmeralda Cortez of Four Peaks Elementary School. Joshua Heatley and Sophia Smith of Peralta Trail Elementary School. Kendall Powell and Casey […]

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 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 […]