About Town November E-Newsletter
Splash Pads Closed for the Season
Both Queen Creek splash pads close for the season on Nov. 1 and will reopen in March 2019. Queen Creek offers a variety of other recreation opportunities including parks, an extensive trail system, specialty programs and classes, Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre, and a dog park, Pocket Park for Pups.
Registration for Winter Recreation Classes Opens Nov. 5
Registration for the Town of Queen Creek’s winter session of recreation classes open Monday, Nov. 5 for Town residents, and Tuesday, Nov. 13 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.
America Recycles Day is Nov. 10
Do More Blue by participating in the America Recycles Day event. On Saturday, Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon, the Town of Queen Creek is offering free drop-off recycling for electronics, metals, latex or water-based paint, appliances and free paper shredding. The event will be held at the Queen Creek Field Operations Facility, at 19715 S. 220th Street (off 220th Street, north of Queen Creek Road behind Barney Family Sports Complex). The event is open to Queen Creek residents with a current trash and recycling account - please bring a copy of your water bill. Tires and household hazardous waste (HHW) will not be accepted. Learn more about HHW vouchers and how to properly dispose of your batteries, cleaning products, pool chemicals, etc.
Town Offices Closed – Nov. 12 and Nov. 22
The Town of Queen Creek offices and Recreation Annex will close on Monday, Nov. 12 in honor of Veterans Day and Thursday, Nov. 22 in honor of Thanksgiving Day. The closures will not impact any public safety or emergency services. If you have a water, sewer or streets emergency during the closure, please call 480-358-3131.
Trash and recycling services will not be impacted by the Veterans Day holiday. Services will be impacted for residents in Zone 3 on Thanksgiving Day; services will be delayed until Friday. Residents will need to have their carts out by 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23 for service. As a reminder, residents may schedule bulk trash services online at QueenCreek.org/BulkTrash.
Free Pancake Breakfast Nov. 17
Hosted by the Queen Creek Town Council, this FREE, fun and casual community gathering is an opportunity for residents to learn what's happening in the Town and enjoy freshly-made pancakes with friends and neighbors. Town representatives and community partners will be on site to answer questions, display upcoming projects and share information about new businesses, new amenities, and capital improvement projects happening throughout town. The event will also feature Touch-a-Truck, an opportunity for kids and adults to peek inside the construction, utility and emergency vehicles that move dirt, dig holes, fix traffic signals and respond to emergencies. The event will be held Sat., Nov. 17 from 9-11 a.m. in the courtyard at Historic Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. Learn more.
Use Caution While Cooking this Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. The Queen Creek Fire & Medical Department (QCFMD) offers the following cooking safety tips to help reduce the risk of fire this Thanksgiving:
- Keep anything that can catch fire away from the stovetop (oven mitts, food packaging, etc.).
- Stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling or boiling food. If you must leave the room, turn off the stove.
- Be sure to thaw the turkey completely before cooking.
- Keep kids at least three feet away from the stove, oven, hot food and liquids.
- If you have a pan fire, place a lid on the pan and turn off the burner. Never throw water or use a fire extinguisher on a pan fire.
- If the fire does not go out or you don’t feel comfortable sliding a lid over the pan, get everyone out of your home. Call the fire department from outside.
Recycle Your Cooking Oil
Everyone loves a delicious holiday meal, but drains and trash/recycling carts can’t handle the oil and grease. Recycle your cooking oil and grease at Queen Creek’s free, year-round oil collection site, located at Fire Station 2, 24787 S. Sossaman Road.
The used oil is collected and turned into clean biodiesel fuel. Learn more.
Shop QC this Holiday Season
Support your community by shopping and dining local this holiday season. Sales tax dollars support programs and services such as parks, recreation and public safety. With a variety of retail and restaurant options, shopping Queen Creek has never been easier! Invest in your community and support neighborhood businesses by staying in Queen Creek to make your purchases. Learn more.
Queen Creek Sewer Averaging
Sewer rates are set annually and are affected by your water consumption during all or a portion of November, December, January and February, depending on when your water meter is read. In general, this is when the least amount of water is being used outside of the home. Help keep your sewer rate lower by following water conservation practices more closely during this four-month period. The less water you use during this time, the lower your sewer rate will be for the next year.
To request a sewer rate review (due to a large water leak, filling a swimming pool, etc.) please contact 480-358-3455 or QueenCreek.org/SewerReview.
Queen Creek Unified School District
Your voice can make a difference. A planning team, consisting of students, parents, teachers, administrators, staff members as well as business and faith community leaders, will be working to revitalize the District Strategic Plan. The team will work together to compile and synthesize the data collected from stakeholder groups in order to determine broad district priorities.
Click on this link (http://bit.ly/qcvoice) to share your thoughts.
Dr. Berry Named ASA Superintendent of the Year
Congratulations to Queen Creek Unified School District Superintendent, Dr. Perry Berry! The Arizona School Administrators named Dr. Berry the 2018 ASA Superintendent of the Year in the large district category. ASA is dedicated to promoting and supporting excellence in educational leadership. Dr. Berry is a visionary and innovative leader who is dedicated to serving our QCUSD family and community.
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