Home Beautification Award Program

Hello neighbors,

My name is Ken Remley and I have the honor of serving as your District 4 Councilmember. I’m so proud to live in this area of the city and I know you are too!

That’s why I launched the District 4 Home Beautification Award Program to recognize our district’s residents that show pride in their home through renovation and maintenance activities.

Here’s how the program works:

I’ll be cruising our neighborhoods on the lookout for home beautification success stories and I’ll
select one monthly winner that will receive a framed professional photo of their home and a $50 gift card to a home improvement store.

Monthly winners will be announced at my monthly District 4 meetings, held on the last Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m., at the Senior Center, 15832 N. Hollyhock Street.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions: ken.remley@surpriseaz.gov or 623.222.1300.

K. Remley

D4 Home Beautification Award Program Flyer

FY18 Recommended Budget released

City Manager Bob Wingenroth presented a $336.5 million Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Recommended Budget to City Council at Tuesday’s Work Session.

The Recommended Budget maintains existing city services and identifies creative options to maximize some resources.

That includes securing outside revenue sources and reallocating the operating budget to provide new positions that address public safety, water and inspection demands. Two public safety grants (SAFER Grant and COPS Hiring Program) will partially fund a five-member Fire-Medical Peak Time Response Unit and two police officers, focused on community policing, through 2019.

The Recommended Budget also includes $49.8 million to support the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), which is used to maintain, preserve, and/or replace city infrastructure. This includes funding for pavement preservation of city streets, vehicle replacement and aging communications, information technology, recreation and utility infrastructure.

There are also two recommended financial policy revisions regarding the Minimum Fund Balance Policy for the General fund and the Stormwater and Workers’ Compensation funds that will provide clearer definition for the reserves to strengthen the city’s financial position.

The FY18 Recommended Budget will be available at www.surpriseaz.gov/budget.

Council is scheduled to vote on the final budget in June.