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About Town December E-Newsletter

Post Date:12/04/2017 6:30 a.m.

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  December 2017
Town Calendar | Recreation Programs | Better Roads Ahead
Queen Creek Performing Arts Center | Traffic Alerts | Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre
Job Opportunities | Town Council Meetings | Capital Improvement Projects | Water Conservation



Open House for Roadway Improvement Projects - 12/5

Residents are invited to learn more about roadway improvement projects leading to Better Roads Ahead in Queen Creek at a community open house on Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 6-7 p.m. at Historic Town Hall. 

 The following Town projects will be discussed at the open house:

For more information about the Town’s capital improvement program visit


The Holiday Season is Here, are You Shopping Local?

The holiday season is all about giving, and shopping local gives back to your community. Shop Queen Creek to help support programs and services including public safety and parks. Not only does shopping local support Town services, it also supports local businesses! So, while you’re out buying gifts and enjoying our great restaurants this holiday season, give the gift of your business to Queen Creek. Learn more.


Recycle Your Christmas Tree and Old Electronics 

Resolve to recycle this New Year, starting with your Christmas Tree! The Town of Queen Creek will offer free tree recycling on Jan. 6 and Jan. 13 from 8 a.m.-noon on the northwest corner of Ellsworth Road and Maya Road (the dirt lot behind HomeGoods/Sprouts). Electronics and latex paint will also be accepted. Learn more. 

Free cooking oil recycling is also available through the Town of Queen Creek at Fire Station 2, 24787 S. Sossaman Road. Learn more.

Please note, the holiday closures will impact trash and recycling services. Trash and recycling services will be delayed one day the weeks of Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, view the schedule online


Queen Creek Holiday Events 

‘Tis the holiday season in Queen Creek and there is something exciting going on for everyone!

For more info about events happening in Queen Creek, visit


MCSO Provides Holiday Safety Tips

Stay alert and avoid distractions during holiday shopping to reduce your risk of becoming a victim this holiday season. 

Safety tips:

• Look confident and walk with purpose.
• Keep your vehicle locked and do not leave valuables in your car.
• Be aware of your surroundings, especially when leaving and approaching your vehicle.
• Limit the use of cell phones and devices when in public areas.
• Only do business with companies you know and only shop at secure websites. 

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office – District 6 Queen Creek also encourages residents to be courteous this holiday season. Slow down, especially when driving and use extra caution in parking lots. Leave plenty of room when parking and be patient. The holiday season should be a time of joy and celebration, so look out for one another. 


Clean Air, Make More by Burning Cleaner, Burning Better this Holiday Season

Maricopa County Air Quality Department encourages residents to burn cleaner, burn better. When you 'Burn Cleaner, Burn Better,' you’re making a healthy decision to improve the air we breathe. Best of all, the wood burning alternatives are acceptable to use on No Burn Days, and still provide an inviting, warm fire glow while reducing harmful smoke pollution.

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QCFMD Encourages a Safe and Happy Holiday Season 

The Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department offers the following safety tips to reduce the risk of fire this holiday season:

  • Select a fresh tree and water it daily.
  • Replace lights that are worn or have broken cords.
  • Turn the tree lights off before leaving or going to bed.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire away from the stovetop.
  • If you have a pan fire, place a lid on the pan and turn the burner off.
  • Never leave space heaters unattended.
  • Do not plug extension cords into one another.
  • Install working smoke detectors on every level of the home, and outside of each sleeping area. 


 Development Nexus


All planning applications are now available for online submittal using the portal.

Applicants for development processes ranging from pre-application to rezoning, banner signs to permanent signs, and everything in between will now be able to initiate the review process online, upload electronic documents and pay application fees, efficiently submitting their application without leaving their office or home.

Town staff will perform reviews electronically, provide mark-ups on electronic plans, and compile correction reports. Applicants will continue to receive automated emails with updates to their project status, and will now access the review comments package through their user account.

This is the next step in the phased implementation of the Accela and ePlanCheck products, an initiative to leverage the use of technology to enhance our services, providing paperless development review processes, real-time communication with applicants, and reducing the need to travel to the Development Services Department.




Help Reduce Water Pollution 

Dispose of trash and pet waste properly so they do not get washed into storm drains. Washing into storm drains may result in polluting washes, streams and groundwater. For water conservation tips, visit

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Queen Creek Unified School District


Make your voice heard! Next school year (2018-2019), there will be boundary changes impacting various QCUSD elementary schools and middle schools. These include: 
  • Elementary No. 6 being built in the William Lyon Homes (Meridian) neighborhood
  • Jack Barnes Elementary School
  • Frances Brandon-Pickett Elementary School
  • Newell Barney Middle School
  • Queen Creek Middle School
  • Gateway Polytechnic Academy (grades 6-8)
You can share your thoughts/opinions on boundary changes by emailing any comments/input to These will be reviewed by the boundary realignment committee.
Attend an in-person public comment meeting at Frances Brandon-Pickett Elementary School on Monday, Dec. 11, 6-7 p.m. and/or Jack Barnes Elementary School on Wednesday, Dec.13, 6-7 p.m. 
In addition, there will be a public comment time during the School Board Study Session on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 4:30 p.m.


Connect with QCUSD on Facebook and Twitter


Town Council 

Queen Creek Town Council

See what the Town Council has been up to during the month of November at Council Corner. Town Council meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of every month.


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Queen Creek news and updates are also available on the Town website, by subscribing to e-news items, and in Town utility bill inserts.

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Office Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; closed Friday through Sunday | Town Hall: 480-358-3000 | Traffic: 480-358-3132 | Development Services: 480-358-3003 | Inspections: 480-358-3030 | Parks & Recreation: 480-358-3700 | Utilities: 480-358-3450 | 22358 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142 |