Booster station installation to be considered by Apache Junction Water District

A contract to construct and install a new 800-amp service entrance section and 600kW generator at booster station No. 2 and well No. 6, 575 E. Baseline Ave., is to be considered March 16 by the Apache Junction Water Utilities Community Facilities District board. The generator is on order and is expected to be delivered […]

3-year, up-to-$500,000 contract to be considered for unplanned repairs of Apache Junction traffic signals

A contract of up to $500,000 for emergency repairs of traffic signals is to be considered March 19 by the Apache Junction City Council. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. “It’s been awhile since we’ve had a light-service in place — about 10 years. We have had […]

Hello: Live operator to begin answering Apache Junction phone line

City of Apache Junction officials are planning to have an employee answer its main phone line to listen to complaints and direct calls instead of the present recorded message. “Because we’re in the part right now of our budgetary meetings and everything for our June budget, I’d like to talk about actually hiring someone to […]

Code of conduct approved for Apache Junction council, boards, commissions

The Apache Junction City Council on March 5 approved a code of conduct applicable to the council, board and commission members that removed draft language on meeting distractions including not rolling one’s eyes when reacting to an opinion. A draft code of conduct had stated “Members should not roll their eyes, shake their head or […]

Concert-venue retrofit discussed for Apache Greyhound Park

Apache Greyhound Park could become an indoor and outdoor concert venue, a representative of its owner, Delaware North, and a local chamber official said recently. The facility at 220 S. Delaware Drive in Apache Junction, which once hosted live dog racing, now has TVs for simulcast races from greyhound and thoroughbred tracks, a bar and […]

Dyer: State of the City reveals water, sewer, trash top of mind for ‘19

The most moving section of Apache Junction’s State of the City was when the Apache Junction High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Color Guard approached the stage and Iceyss Schmitz, a winner at the 2019 AJ Kids Idol contest, sang the national anthem. Don’t take my word for it. Check out my short […]

Apache Junction development fees to go up in 4 of 6 building types, according to draft plan

Fees per residential unit may go up, while development fees for nonresidential construction would go down, under a proposed development fee land use assumptions and infrastructure improvement plan draft report. The Apache Junction City Council is expected to discuss the new draft report, which would impact development fees for residential and nonresidential construction projects, on […]

U-Haul industrial rezoning postponed to April meetings

Amerco Real Estate Co. and U-Haul International LLC have pushed-back their request to rezone acreage near the U.S. Highway 60 and Idaho Road in Apache Junction. The two companies, represented by David Pollock, say a continuance from February to April will allow for time necessary to further develop their plans. Amerco and U-Haul seek to […]

Apache Junction water district explains 2 ‘significant’ deficiencies ADEQ found in site visit

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality on a Dec. 12, 2018, site visit to Apache Junction water district facilities found deficiencies — one “minor” and two “significant,” which is the top category of severity, according to online records. An air screen was the wrong size mesh, the water district couldn’t show that its ferric chloride […]

Events, business liquor licenses approved by Apache Junction City Council

A special-event liquor license for the March 16 Brews and Blues at Flatiron Park, 100 N. Apache Trail, was recently recommended for approval by the Apache Junction City Council. The council on Feb. 19 voted 7-0, with Councilwoman Robin Barker on the phone, to recommend that the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control approve […]