City of Glendale Storm Assistance Hotline: Regarding flooding or water damage in a Glendale neighborhood, please call (623) 930-2202.
Important Weather Information (updated 9/16/14 @ 4:13 p.m.) The city of Glendale’s Emergency Operations, Water Services and Public Works teams are all closely monitoring the weather forecast with potential thunderstorms forecast by the National Weather Service tonight and through the week. “Storm preparedness has our full attention,” said City of Glendale Public Works Director Jack Friedline. “Department personnel are currently planning coordinated efforts to address any storm related emergencies citywide. Our staff is on standby and ready to respond through the duration of the storm and any potential aftermath.”
Staff is currently working on or completed:
The city has ordered about 400 tons of sand, for use by both residents and city operations, along with 15,000 sand bags
Barricades are on hand for staff to quickly set up traffic restrictions or closures if roads become impassable
The Fire Department’s Emergency Operations Weather Watch Desk continues to monitor weather data through various sources, including the Phoenix National Weather Service, the National Weather Service radar images, NOAA weather radios, as well as the current rainfall/stream flow data from the Flood Control District of Maricopa County; staff is on stand-by to activate the Emergency Operations Center if necessary
Traffic advisory for Tuesday evening’s One Direction concert at University of Phoenix Stadium:
Drivers heading to the concert are advised to plan ahead, allow extra travel time, and utilize the pick-up/drop-off point if possible
Pick-up/Drop-off point is accessible only from Glendale Avenue, heading southbound on 95th Avenue to Maryland
Real-time traffic updates are available through Twitter – follow @GlendaleAZPD
Non-concert attendees should avoid the area if possible
Important safety reminders:
Children need constant supervision around all bodies of water.
Avoid moving water.
If your car stalls in rapidly rising waters, get out immediately and climb to higher ground. DO NOT attempt to push your car to higher ground as the ground underneath the surface may be unstable.
Floodwaters often erode roads and walkways. Flood debris may also hide animals and broken bottles. Avoid walking or driving through it.
If you must walk or drive in areas that have been flooded, stay on firm ground. Moving water only 6 inches deep can sweep you off your feet. Standing water may be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines.
Resources for residents:
To report any downed trees and road hazards during regular business hours, call 623-930-2670. After 5 p.m. on a weekday and on weekends, call 602-582-6814.
For residents needing special bulk-trash pick-up, call 623-930-2660.
The city has established a hotline for residents to get additional information regarding storm or flood damage on their property, which is 623-930-2202.
Sand and sand bags are available at the following locations: (please bring your own shovel)
Bonsall Park North, northeast corner of 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Road, next to the hockey rink
City of Glendale Community Center North: 14061 N. 59th Ave.
GFD Support Services: 7501 N.55th Ave.
City parks and facilities that are still closed or restricted include:
Skunk Creek Linear Park at 51st Ave. and Beardsley to 73rd Ave. south of Bell remains closed
Grand Canal Linear Park at 75th Ave. north of Camelback to the Loop 101 remains closed
Thunderbird Paseo Linear Trail at 51st Ave. to 75th Ave. north of Greenway Rd. and south of Bell Rd. remains closed
Thunderbird Conservation Park: all three parking lots are open to the public however some portions of the trails will be closed. Turn-around signs are posted.
The equestrian trail parking lot at Bethany Home Rd. and 81st Ave. is closed due to extensive landslide issues
Thunderbird Paseo sports fields remain closed as well as the fields at Rose Lane Park; all other city sports fields have re-opened
Glendale 11 videos that residents may find helpful:
Monsoon Safety Tips from Glendale Fire Chief Mark Burdick - click here
Segment from CBS 5-Glendale 11 partnership “Monsoon: Eye on the Storm” including interview with Glendale Police Chief Debora Black - click here
CBS 5 & Glendale 11 team up to give viewers an inside look at how Glendale is preparing for the Super Bowl. These stories can be seen on CBS 5, Glendale 11 and online here. To see stories produced in partnership for the 2008 Super Bowl click here. For more details, click here.
The West Valley Resort Breaks Ground
On Thursday, August 28, 2014, the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise (TOGE) broke ground on its West Valley Resort & Casino project during a ceremony attended by community leaders from across the region. Located near 91st and Northern Avenue, the construction build-out will occur in phases over the course of approximately three years. Watch the video
On July 15, the Glendale City Council voted in favor of repealing the Council’s 2009 position that opposed the Tohono O’odham Nation developing land within Glendale’s planning area for a proposed casino and resort.The vote repeals the 2009 position and states that the city officially supports the trust land being utilized for gaming. The Glendale City Clerk will send a copy of the resolution to all members of the Arizona Federal Delegation, announcing the city’s position.In addition, city staff will continue to negotiate with the Tohono O’odham Nation as previously directed by Council.
City of Glendale General Election
The City of Glendale will be holding a General Election on November 4, 2014 for candidates in the Barrel, Cholla & Ocotillo districts. For updated unofficial results of the Primary Election held August 26, watch Glendale 11 on cable channel 11 or online at www.glendaleaz.com, or you can click here for the Maricopa County Recorder’s site.
Final FY 2014-15 Budget Available
The Glendale City Council adopted the Final Budget Schedule for FY 2014-15 at the June 10th meeting. Click here for the document.
Elimination of the Sunset on the Temporary Sales Tax FAQ Available Here
The FAQ is intended to provide educational and factual information regarding the elimination of the temporary sales tax sunset. In June 2012, the Glendale City Council approved an increase to the city’s sales tax. Revenue generated from this tax is for the main budget (General Fund) which provides funding for services such as public safety, code compliance, libraries and parks and recreation. On June 24, 2014, the City Council passed an ordinance to remove the sunset and make the sales tax permanent. Click here to view the FAQ