About Town July E-Newsletter
Luau Party at the Splash Party in Honor of Park & Rec Month
The Town of Queen Creek invites you to discover the Splash Pad after hours. Grab your lei and beat the heat at the Luau Party on Saturday, July 14 from 6-8 p.m. From hula dancers and Hawaiian-themed games to a fire dance demonstration by Kilali’s Polynesian Review, there will be fun for all ages. Food vendors will have refreshments available for purchase as you enjoy the Hawaiian-themed fun!
The use of legal fireworks is limited to June 24 through July 6 and can only be used on private property. The following tips help reduce the risk of injuries from consumer fireworks:
- Adults should always supervise firework activities. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees, and can cause serious injuries.
- Avoid buying fireworks that come in brown paper packaging.
- Never have any portion of your body directly over a firework device when lighting the fuse. Move back to a safe distance immediately after lighting.
- Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not fully functioned.
- Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
- Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
- Light fireworks one at a time then move back quickly.
- Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
- After fireworks fully complete their functioning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding to prevent a trash fire.
Fireworks can also pose a risk to pets. The following safety tips are recommended for pets:
- Do not take your pet to firework displays.
- Provide a safe area away from loud noises.
- Do not place glow sticks or jewelry on your pet.
- Never use fireworks around your pet, and be aware of your neighbors’ pets.
- Have your pet properly identified with a microchip and/or ID tag.
Save yourself a cart replacement fee, know how to dispose of fireworks safely and responsibly. Put fireworks in a bucket of water and soak overnight. Drain excess water and bag and tie all fireworks before putting into your trash cart. Fireworks of any kind DO NOT belong in your recycling cart.
As a reminder, trash and recycling services for residents in Zone 2 will be delayed until Thursday, July 5, and Zone 3 will be delayed until Friday, July 6. Bulk trash services for Zone 1 will be delayed until Thursday, July 5 in observation of Independence Day. For more information visit QueenCreek.org/Trash.
Visit the Water Tower this July
The Water Use It Wisely Tower will be on display at the Queen Creek Library during the month of July. Marvel at the 16-foot pyramid constructed of 120 one-gallon water jugs, representing the average amount of water used by one person in just one day. Learn more about water conservation and how you can make a difference through small changes at home. See how your water usage stacks up, visit Water Use It Wisely to take their Home Water Audit Challenge.
The Town of Queen Creek 2017 Annual Water Quality Report is now available online. Visit our Water Quality page to view or print a copy. You can also call 480-358-3459 to request a paper copy be mailed to your home.
Shop QC for your Back to School Needs
With less than a month before classes begin, have you completed your back to school shopping? From backpacks, lunch boxes and paper, your Queen Creek stores have all your back to school needs! And, when you shop Queen Creek, you support local businesses while also supporting a variety of Town programs and services.
Sandbags Available in Anticipation of Monsoon Storms
Monsoon storms develop quickly bringing thunderstorms, dust storms and flashfloods. Sandbags are available at Fire Station 2, 24787 S. Sossaman Road, in anticipation of heavy rainfall that can accompany monsoon storms. Residents are reminded to bring their own shovel and only fill the bags half full. Learn more about monsoon safety tips at QueenCreek.org.
Join the Town of Queen Creek at the Free Ice Cream Social – July 21
Get the scoop on what’s happening in Queen Creek at the annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 21 at the Queen Creek Recreation Annex, located at 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. This free event provides an opportunity for residents to interact with Town Council and Town staff. Enjoy a refreshing treat from Dairy Queen while asking questions, sharing feedback and learning about Town projects and programs.
Registration for Fall Recreation Classes to Open July 21
Registration for the Town of Queen Creek’s fall session of recreation classes open Saturday, July 21 for Town residents, and Monday, July 30 for non-residents. Offering an exciting variety of preschool, youth, teen and adult classes ranging from one-day workshops to monthly programs, there is something for everyone. Visit QueenCreek.org/Recreation to learn more.
Voter Registration Deadline is Approaching for the Primary Election
The voter registration deadline for the primary election is Monday, July 30.
The primary election is on Tuesday, Aug. 28 and will include:
- Three Town Council members
- Home Rule (alternative expenditure limit)
The county recorder is responsible for voter registration records. Contact the recorder's office to register to vote; update your current registration; request an early ballot for an election or to be placed on the Permanent Early Voting List.
- Maricopa County Recorder/Elections Offices 602-506-3535
- Pinal County Elections Department 520-866-7550
Queen Creek Unified School District
Now is a great time to enroll in the Queen Creek Unified School District. Pick up a registration packet at any of the nine neighborhood schools. Classes start Tuesday, July 24. QCUSD is also enrolling for preschool programs. For more information about our high-achieving district, including boundaries visit QCUSD.org.
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