Council to Discuss Roundabout IGA

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August 1 City Council meeting will also feature junior softball champs and drowning awareness

The Apache Junction City Council will hold a regular public meeting on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd., Apache Junction.

A similar roundabout was constructed on Hwy 288

At the meeting, there will be a presentation and discussion on the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) Joint Project Agreement (JPA) between the city and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) for the landscape and irrigation maintenance of the roundabout intersection improvements at Superstition Blvd. and State Route 88.

The project is just down the street from City Hall and will utilize Highway Safety Improvement Program funds to design and construct the improvements. According to a memo from City Manager Bryant Powell, “There is no cost to the city for design and construction of this project. The ADOT and the city will enter into an agreement for the city to provide landscape and irrigation maintenance in the area of the roundabout. The city will also be responsible for electrical lighting energy costs. The agreement will also allow the city to construct, under permit with ADOT, visual enhancements to the roundabout.”

Also at the meeting, there will be a formal recognition by the mayor and city council of the 2017 Apache Junction Little League Junior Softball Team as the Arizona State Champions.

Mayor Serdy will also read a proclamation designating August, 2017 as Drowning Impact Awareness Month. Tina Gerola, Superstition Fire & Medical District fire  life safety specialist will accept the document.

There will also be a presentation by Matt McNulty and a discussion by city staff and  the council on lighting and media upgrades in the city council chambers.

A public hearing and consideration of a resolution reaffirming the Apache Trail Redevelopment Area is also on the Tuesday night agenda. Since 2012, when the council approved the area designation, the city has been eligible to invest Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for a variety of projects, including sidewalks, curb & gutter, street improvements and lighting. The Arizona Department of Housing, the grantor of the city’s CDBG funds, under the authority and direction of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, requires redevelopment areas be reviewed and re-affirmed every five years.

Also on the agenda is a presentation and discussion on the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority (WIFA) agreement between the city and WIFA for planning and design technical assistance funds for the design of grading and drainage improvements at the public works site.

The council will also hear a presentation, discuss and consider approval of the First Amendment for Project No. PW2017-09 with Viasun Corporation for crushing the city’s current stock of asphalt concrete.

Finally, there is a presentation, discussion and consideration of a professional services agreement award to Central Arizona Council on Development Disabilities for senior transportation. The agreement for services will not exceed $70,000. The contract lasts from August 28, 2017 to June 30, 2018 with the ability to automatically renew for four additional one year periods with the final end date of June 30, 2022. The Council will next meet on

August 14 for an executive session at 6:00 p.m. and work session at 7:00 p.m. On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, the Council will meet in executive session at 6:00 p.m. and a regular session at 7:00 p.m.

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