Hello to all my friends in Surprise, and I hope you are all well and safe.
Things seem to be getting a little better. Folks are starting to get their vaccines. I will be getting my booster shot next week, but we must keep our guard up; we can’t relax just yet. I can’t believe that we have been fighting this pandemic for a full year.
City Hall is still closed to the general public, most of the council are working from our home offices, and most meetings continue to be on Zoom.
On Wednesday, Jan. 13, I received my first vaccine shot to help fight COVID-19 at Banner Sun City West. Everything went very well, and the staff was very organized.
I attended my Valley Metro meeting on the 21st of January and again online from City Hall.
I know we have some Whataburger fans in Surprise. Well, I have some good news. The city of Surprise Economic Development Department tells us that Whataburger is building next to Costco, so get ready for a burger.
The Greenway Road improvement project is underway. Utility work for this project is requiring the closure of Sarival Avenue from Custer Lane to Greenway Road until March 1. The Greenway Road improvement project will add two travel lanes and eliminate areas where the roadway merged into one lane. The project is scheduled to be complete in November, weather permitting.
We do have some openings on our commissions and boards, so the Boards and Commissions Nominations Committee will be meeting in early February to fill those seats. If you have an interest, you can call our City Clerk’s office at 623-222-1200.
I will close for now, so be good to yourselves and be good to each other.