Chandler City Council approves committee formation, land acquisition, park improvements and more

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Chandler City Council approved a new committee on the airport master plan, construction at San Tan Park and more than 40 other items at a meeting Aug. 8.

The items were part of City Council’s consent agenda, meaning they were all approved in one vote. The vote was unanimous.

Council approved the formation of an Airport Master Plan Planning Advisory Committee to guide airport staff and the consultants through the Airport Master Plan Update. The master plan update is expected to take nearly two years to wrap up, according to city documents.

Council also approved a resolution determining the acquisition of just under 34 acres of vacant land needed for the expansion of the Airport Water Reclamation Facility is for a public and necessary purpose. The resolution also authorized the purchase of the vacant land for $3.78 per square foot, in addition to closing and escrow fees.

An intergovernmental agreement was also approved for transit services with the Regional Public Transit Authority from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2025. The item also included the provision of bus, paratransit and ride choice services for fiscal year 2018-19 in an estimated amount of $2.48 million.

Council also passed a resolution that would authorize data sharing and collaboration of East Valley Regional Solutions to address homelessness in the area.

Work can now begin on San Tan Park after council approved a construction contract with Torcom Construction in amount not to exceed $878,594.89.

The park, which was developed in 1987, is a 14.31-acre neighborhood park at 2301 E. Frye Road. The contract includes the following improvements to the park: relocating and installing a new shaded playground, a new post-tensioned basketball court, replacing noncompliant sidewalks, converting the existing park area lighting to LED lighting, replacing of existing metal light poles with concrete poles, new site furniture, and turf and irrigation improvements.

The project should take about 120 days to finish, according to city documents.

The next council meeting is scheduled for Sept. 9.

Editor’s note: The original post has been updated to correct an error. The improvements at San Tan Park will not exceed $878,594.89, according to city documents.

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    • Alexa D'Angelo

      You are absolutely correct, we apologize for that error. It has been corrected in the story, thank you for flagging and thank you for reading!

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