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About Town March E-Newsletter

Post Date:03/01/2018 1:45 p.m.

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  March 2018
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

 

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Queen Creek’s Sports-Themed Block Party – March 3

Celebrate with your neighbors and friends at the Queen Creek Block Party on March 3 from noon to 6 p.m. The event is free to attend and will be held on Ellsworth Road in Town Center. The community event will have something for everyone, with soccer, hockey, volleyball, live entertainment, food, shopping, wing eating contest, grilling competition and other exciting sport-themed activities. There will be fees for some activities. For more information, visit QueenCreek.org/BlockParty.

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Free Water Conservation Workshops - March 10 & 17

ABCs of Landscape Watering - March 10
With 70% of water usage occurring outside the home, learn tips for landscaping to help save money AND resources. The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Historic Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. There is no charge to Town of Queen Creek utility customers, but registration is required. Register by visiting QueenCreek.org/WaterSmart, email ConserveTheQC@QueenCreek.org or call 480-358-3455. 

Irrigation Maintenance,  Troubleshooting & Repair - March 17
From sprinklers, bubblers and drip systems, learn how to locate and fix problems with your irrigation system. The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Historic Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. There is no charge to Town of Queen Creek utility customers, but registration is required. Register by visiting QueenCreek.org/WaterSmart, email ConserveTheQC@QueenCreek.org or call 480-358-3455. 

 

Roots N’ Boots Pro Rodeo, Carnival & More – March 15-18

Roots N’ Boots, a signature Queen Creek event, will be held March 15 - 18 at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre, 20464 East Riggs Road. Pro-Rodeo tickets and pre-sale carnival wristbands can be purchased from a variety of ticket outlets:

·  Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre Business Office, 20464 East Riggs Road

·  Dos Cowgirls, 18350 E. San Tan Boulevard, Suite 113

·  Queen Creek Recreation Annex, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road

·  Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 E. Ocotillo Road 

PRCA Rodeo tickets are $16 per adult general admission and $7 for children 12 and under. A Family Pack including two adult and two children general admission tickets is $40. Box seats are $24 and general admission for active military (with an ID) is $10. The carnival will be open Friday through Sunday. Presale wristbands are priced at $18 each. Parking is $5 per day, per vehicle; $10 for preferred parking, as available.  

Visit RootsNBoots.org for a complete listing of events and additional information.

 

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Spring into QC – March 24

Get ready for a hoppin' good time at one of Queen Creek's signature events, Spring into QC! Presented by Dignity Health, the free, family friendly event will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Desert Mountain Park, 22201 S. Hawes Road. The exciting event will feature a color splash, live entertainment, great food, shopping, and an egg hunt for the kids. Visit QueenCreek.org/SpringintoQC for more information.

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Fix a Leak Week March 19-25

Fix a Leak Week is designed to help people identify household leaks, as household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water each year in the United States.

You first need to determine if you have a leak, and then identify the source.

  • Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter changes at all, you probably have a leak.
  • Identify toilet leaks by placing a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If any color shows up in the bowl after 10 minutes, you have a leak. (Be sure to flush immediately after the experiment to avoid staining the tank.)
  • Examine faucet gaskets and pipe fittings for any water on the outside of the pipe to check for surface leaks.

Click here for more information.

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MCSO to Conduct Active Shooter DRILL at QCHS

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) will conduct an active shooter drill at Queen Creek High School (QCHS) on Tuesday, March 13. The training will take place during QCHS's spring break when students and staff are not on campus.

The drill will be coordinated by MCSO Tactical Operations teams and will involve first responders, school administrators and volunteer role players. The drill will include a staged scenario where first responders deploy after reports of an active shooter at the high school.

1b.  GeneralPlanLogoHorizontal_2016Queen Creek General Plan Update

The Queen Creek General Plan serves as the Town's road map to guide development, manage growth, and conserve natural resources. The General Plan identifies goals and policies, and integrates plans related to land use, growth area, transportation, parks, trails and open space, environmental planning, water resources and economic development.

The General Plan is required to be updated every 10 years. Combining input from the community over the past year and integrating the Town's planning documents, the General Plan was updated and approved by Town Council. To become effective, the community must ratify, or approve the General Plan Update. Vote by May 15 in the all-mail special election.

To review the General Plan Update or for more information, visit QueenCreek.org/PlanQC.

 

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Drive to Arrive. Don't Text & Drive.

Distracted driving is dangerous, bad driving that can seriously hurt, or kill, you and others.

 

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Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, adjusting the radio, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.

For more information on helping keep YOUR roadways safe, visit QueenCreek.org/DriveToArrive.

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Queen Creek Continues to Invest in Road Improvements

Roadway improvements continue to be a top priority for the Town of Queen Creek. To help improve the flow of traffic, the following projects are under construction, or will begin construction in the next several months:

Crismon Road: Queen Creek to Germann - a new roadway providing an additional north-south connector. Construction is currently underway and anticipated to be complete late spring.

Ellsworth/Queen Creek Intersection - softening the curve at Queen Creek Road and widening Ellsworth Road to three lanes in each direction from Walnut to Ryan roads.  Construction is currently underway and anticipated to be complete late fall.

Riggs Road: Crismon to Meridian - a new roadway providing an additional east-west connector. Construction is anticipated to begin this spring.

Power Road: Ocotillo to Brooks Farm - widening Power Road, adding sidewalks and a box culvert crossing at Sonoqui Wash.

The Town is also designing several other roadway improvements. In addition, the Arizona Department of Transportation anticipates the interim extension of State Route 24 (two lanes in each direction) from Ellsworth to Ironwood to be complete in 2021.

For more information about the Better Roads Ahead in Queen Creek, visit QueenCreek.org/BetterRoadsAhead.

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Queen Creek Unified School District  

The Queen Creek Schools Education Foundation awards several scholarships each year. Please take a moment to visit the QCSEF Scholarships page (https://www.qcusd.org/Foundation_Scholarships) to learn more about scholarships available. The deadline for Queen Creek High School seniors to apply is April 2, 2018. You must return applications to the high school guidance office by 3:00 p.m.

 

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

 

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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 | www.QueenCreek.org
 
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