Chandler City Council called for a special bond election to be held in November and approved the city's tentative budget during a meeting May 27.

The bond election will be for a total of $272,685,000—$72.98 million for parks, $25.16 million for the fire department, $55.19 million for police, $85.78 million for streets and $33.57 million for municipal facilities. The special election will be held Nov. 2.

Chandler City Council also adopted the 2021-22 tentative budget and 2022-31 tentative capital improvement program. The FY 2021-22 budget totals $1,058,074,338 and includes funding for departmental operating budgets of $411,883,447; funding for debt service of $73,753,925; budget for equipment, technology and vehicle replacements of $5,086,418; and contingencies and reserves in the amount of $198,378,473 in various funds, according to supporting agenda documents from the May 27 meeting. The capital budget includes $113,260,825 in new appropriation, capital carryforward of $255,461,250, and contingency and reserve funding of $250,000, according to the agenda documents.

Included in the projected operating revenue of $510,712,767 is revenue from a property tax levy of $38,056,745 based on a reduced rate of $1.1126 per $100 assessed property valuation, according to the agenda documents.

During the May 27 meeting the council took action on various other items, including:

  • City Council authorized a grant agreement with the Arizona Department of Transportation for the installation of a wildlife exclusion fence at Chandler Municipal Airport in an amount not to exceed $996,750.

  • City Council authorized a grant agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration for reconstruction of drainage headwalls on a runway at Chandler Municipal Airport in an amount not to exceed $300,000. Also approved was a construction contract with Combs Construction Co. Inc. in an amount not to exceed $230,541 for the removal and replacement.

  • City Council approved the provisions of a purchase agreement for the sale of a city-owned property located at 51 E. Boston St. to Specht Commercial Properties LLC, which will operate a live comedy entertainment venue.

  • City Council approved the introduction and a tentative adoption for Commonwealth Lofts. This amends the designated land use from low-density to townhome medium-density residential on a 3-acre parcel located approximately a quarter mile south and west of Chandler Boulevard and McQueen Road.

  • City Council approved a permit extension for North Price Stables located on the east side of Price Road south of Elliot Road.

  • City Council approved a use permit for Infant Swimming Resource located at 2720 E. Coconino Drive.

  • City Council approved the purchase of backup and recovery for Office 365 from vCore Technology Partners in the amount of $118,066.

  • City Council approved the purchase of janitorial supplies from Waxie Sanitary Supply in an amount not to exceed $350,000 for the period of June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2022.

  • City Council approved the sole source purchase of Taser Conducted Energy Weapons from Axon Enterprise Inc. This is the final purchase in the five-year payment plan in the amount of $106,746.70.

  • City Council approved the purchase of Dell laptop computers and peripherals for the Chandler Police Department from Dell Marketing L.P. in the amount of $800,041 for use in patrol vehicles.

  • City Council approved the purchase of ammunition from Dooley Enterprise Inc. in the amount of $123,864.87.

  • City Council approved an agreement with Consolidated Electrical Distributors for the purchase of LED luminaires and photocontrols for a one year period in a combined amount not to exceed $380,762. This allows for the purchase of more efficient LED luminaires to replace existing less efficient high-pressure sodium light fixtures

  • City Council approved a professional services agreement with Brown and Caldwell Inc. for the Sewer Lift Station rehabilitation design services in an amount not to exceed $483,188. The repair and rehabilitation work will include replacement of deteriorated access hatch covers, piping, rehabilitation of concrete coating systems, valve replacements, installation of fall protection grating and minor electrical improvements.

  • City Council recommended a Series 12 restaurant liquor license be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for Mexico Magico Y Cantina, located at 474 W. Ray Road.

  • City Council recommended a Class B Bingo license be approved by the Arizona Department of Revenue for Hope for the Homeless Inc. located at Hob Nob Sports Grill, 7200 W. Chandler Blvd.


The next meeting of City Council will be a study session at 6 p.m. on June 7.