Vote on Surprise’s water future!
The city is seeking authorization to purchase Circle City Water Company (CCW), a small water service company in the northern part of Surprise’s planning area and future water service area. This acquisition would provide Surprise with the company’s existing water infrastructure and grow the city’s allocation of Colorado River water by more than 38 percent, helping to plan for future growth. The purchase of CCW would be offset through the sale of current and future water portfolio assets.
The water election website, www.surpriseaz.gov/waterelection, includes a short informational video, downloadable fact sheet, frequently asked questions, important election dates, and voter information.
For more information, please contact the Surprise Water Resource Management Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 623.222.7100.
Union Hills & 107th Ave intersection to be closed through May 21
The 107th Avenue and Union Hills Drive intersection will be closed beginning 9 p.m. Friday, May 4, to realign two waterlines, a storm drain pipe and drainage structure.
The intersection is scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m., Monday, May 21.
Bell Road, Del Webb Boulevard, 115th Avenue and 99th Avenue may be used as alternate routes. Access will be maintained at all times for emergency vehicles.
The closure is required to construct a portion of the 115th Avenue and Union Hills Drive project that will intercept flood water from the northeast and carry it south to the Agua Fria River when complete. The project is a partnership between Surprise, the Flood Control District of Maricopa County, the city of Peoria and the Maricopa County Department of Transportation.
The project is scheduled to be complete in June 2018, weather permitting.
For questions or concerns, call the construction hotline at 602.264.6416.
Surprise Safety Day is May 5
Join us for a day of fun at Surprise Safety Day this Saturday, May 5!
Bring your family and friends to Surprise Aquatic Center, 15831 N Bullard Avenue, from 8-11 a.m. and enjoy emergency vehicle and equipment displays, including an appearance by Native Air helicopter; interactive exhibits and live demonstrations of Surprise’s public safety services; and water safety and CPR demonstrations.
Plus, the Surprise Aquatic Center is offering free swim lesson assessments and will be conducting swim team tryouts. Participants should bring a bathing suit and a towel; the pool is heated.
Surprise Safety Day is free and presented in partnership with Surprise Community & Recreation Services, Surprise Police, Surprise Fire-Medical, Native Air and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center.
For more information about Safety Day, swim lesson assessments, or swim team tryouts, please contact the Community & Recreation Services office at 623.222.2000.
MCDOT Sun Valley Pkwy pavement rehab in Surprise begins May 7
The Maricopa Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will be re-repaving a portion of Sun Valley Parkway, 219th Avenue to just east of Crozier Extension Road, beginning Monday, May 7; the pavement rehabilitation project is scheduled to conclude in July 2018, weather permitting.
Lane restrictions will be in effect. Construction will include roadway shoulders; bicyclists should use caution and, if possible, use alternate routes during construction.
Please obey traffic control signs and posted speed limits. In addition, please allow extra time to get to your destination as there may be traffic delays. Weekend work may occur to keep the project on schedule.
For additional project information or questions, contact MCDOT at 602.506.3342 or email@example.com.
Watch the NCAA Division II Tennis Championships in Surprise May 8-12
The NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships are returning to the City of Surprise May 8-12 as teams from across the nation compete for the title of National Champions. Get your tickets, and come watch some exciting play!
The City of Surprise Sports and Tourism Department, in partnership with the Pacific West Conference, will host the tournaments at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex, located at 14469 W. Paradise Lane.
Ticket are on sale now at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet complex, with single day tickets starting at $5 and all tournament tickets available for $20.
All singles matches shall be the best-of-three sets. No-ad scoring and a 7-point tiebreaker at six-games-all will be used for all matches. In doubles, all matches will consist of an eight-game pro-set with a tiebreak played at 8 games all.
Volunteer for Surprise Day of Service on May 12
Looking for an opportunity to help your community? The City of Surprise is seeking volunteers for a Surprise Day of Service event on Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m. – Noon!
On the day of the event, volunteers will check in at the Surprise Senior Center, located at 15832 N. Hollyhock Street. Transportation will be required to get to most service projects, which will include painting, cleaning/trash removal, landscaping and more.
Light refreshments for breakfast and lunch will be provided.
If you are interested in volunteering, please sign-up by Thursday, May 10 by contacting Jason Hughes at 623.222.3239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Despicable Me 3” Stadium Movie Night rescheduled to May 12
The City of Surprise has rescheduled the showing of “Despicable Me 3” and welcomes you and your family to come watch the mischievous Minions and Gru reunite with his long lost brother.
This free family event will take place on Saturday, May 12 at Surprise Stadium, located at 15850 N. Bullard Ave. Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. and the movie will begin at 7 p.m.
The stadium food and beverage policy is in effect; concessions will be available for purchase.
For event information, please visit www.surpriseaz.gov/specialevents or contact the Community & Recreation Services Office at 623.222.2000.
Free Workshops: Medicare 101 & Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
The city is hosting free workshops for anyone wanting to learn more about Medicare or Medicare prescription drug plans.
The following classes are now open for registration:
Medicare 101 – Tuesday, May 8 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Surprise City Hall, Conference Room 150
Already enrolled in Medicare or looking to learn more about it? Come to a Medicare workshop, and get information on the elements of Medicare Parts A and B; Medicare Advantage plans (Part C); Prescription Drug plans (Part D); and Medicare Supplements (Medigap).
Medicare Prescription Drug Plans – Thursday, May 10 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Surprise City Hall, Conference Room 150
Medicare prescription drug coverage is a critical component for anyone on Medicare, and understanding how to select the right prescription drug plan can save you money. If you are on Medicare or plan to be in the next year, we are offering a free seminar that will educate you on your options.
For information, or to register for either class, please contact Ruby Sitea at 623.222.3242 or email@example.com.
Call to artists! Opportunity to feature art piece at Surprise City Hall
The City of Surprise is requesting proposals from artists to create an original art piece that will be permanently situated on a pedestal at the southwest entrance of City Hall.
The size of the pedestal is 55” L x 55” W x 34” H.
Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on May 14, 2018. The contract is anticipated to be awarded in June 2018.
To see the complete Request for Proposal, please visit: www.surpriseaz.gov/1761/Arts-Cultural-Advisory-Commission
Free Chest Compression Only CPR Classes offered in Surprise
The Surprise Fire-Medical Department will be offering free Continuous Chest Compression Only-CPR (CCC-CPR) classes this summer.
CCC-CPR consists of continuous aggressive chest compressions to keep the victim’s blood circulating through their brain and heart, which has been proven to increase survival rates. And, because it does not require mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, it reduces the risk of spreading viruses or other kinds of disease between the life-saver and victim.
A morning and afternoon class will be held on each of the following dates:
- Wednesday, June 6
- Wednesday, June 27
- Wednesday, July 18
The morning class will run from 9-11 a.m., and the afternoon class will run from 2-4 p.m.; both will be held in the Public Safety Building Auditorium, located at 14250 W. Statler Plaza.
To register for a class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 623.222.5400.
Outdoor painting party with SugarPlum Froyo at Surprise Community Park
The City of Surprise is teaming up with SugarPlum Froyo to offer an Outdoor Painting Party on Saturday, May 12 and Saturday, June 9 from 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
This event is perfect for a fun family day. We’ll provide an art teacher to walk you step-by-step through creating a piece of art. Afterwards, participants can cool off with a cup of froyo (frozen yogurt) while enjoying each other’s masterpieces!
Classes run about an hour and a half and are great for all ages! Parent participation is required.
Tickets are $30 for Surprise Residents; $50 for Non-Residents. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Register in person at the Surprise Community & Recreation Services Office, located at 15960 N Bullard Ave, or online at surpriserec.surpriseaz.gov under the “Special Events” category.
For more information, please call the Community and Recreation Services Office at 623.222.2000.