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The new monthly About Town E-Newsletter provides interesting feature stories, current Town news and statistics, project updates, and answers to residents’ questions. To subscribe, go to the e-notifications page and select the About Town E-Newsletter from the topic list. Once you confirm your e-mail, you will begin to receive Queen Creek news in your inbox. Subscriptions are free of charge and information will not be sold or used for purposes other than distribution of the e-newsletter.

About Town September E-Newsletter

Post Date:09/05/2017 6:30 a.m.

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  September 2017
Town Calendar | Recreation Programs | Better Roads Ahead
Queen Creek Performing Arts Center | Traffic Alerts | Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre
Job Opportunities | Town Council Meetings | Capital Improvement Projects | Water Conservation

 

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MCSO Queen Creek Continues Increased Traffic Patrols

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) District 6 - Queen Creek reminds motorists to slow down, avoid distractions and obey traffic laws. MCSO District 6 - Queen Creek's increased traffic enforcement continues through the end of the year with the goal of reducing vehicular incidents. Enforcement efforts are focused on distracted driving, the primary cause of vehicular incidents in QC, in the areas with the most incidents, Ellsworth Loop/Rittenhouse, Ellsworth Loop/Ocotillo, and Ocotillo/Rittenhouse. Help keep QC roads safe by avoiding distractions!

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QCFMD Provides Fire Prevention Tips

Home fires can be caused by a variety of sources; nationally, the most common causes are cooking, heating and electrical. The following safety tips are provided to help reduce the chances of home fires:

Electrical

  • Check all electrical cords to ensure they are in good condition and not broken or cut.
  • Plug only one heat-producing appliance into an outlet at a time (coffee maker, space heater, etc.).
  • Be aware of electrical equipment that is energized, but not monitored (leaving a TV on when you leave)
  • Never plug major appliances into an extension cord, plug them directly into a wall outlet.
  • Ensure light bulbs are the correct watts.
  • Have all electrical work completed by a qualified electrician.
  • Arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) shut off electricity when a dangerous condition occurs, consider having them installed.

Cooking Safety

  • Never leave items unattended on the stove.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire, oven mitts, wooden utensils, towers, etc., away from the stove.
  • Keep a lid nearby to smother small grease fires.

Working smoke alarms should be installed in every bedroom, outside all sleeping areas and on every level of the home, including the basement. 

For more fire safety tips, visit QueenCreek.org/Fire.

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Founders' Day - Sept. 23

Founders’ Day celebration will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 5–9 p.m. at Founders’ Park. The event will include a variety of activities including a kid zone, pig races, 4-H zone, antique tractors, the inaugural Battle of the Bags and the feature event, Battle of the Badge. Wristbands to participate in the Battle of the Badge competitions are $7 and wristbands for the competitions and other activities are $10. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available. For more information, contact Erica Perez at 480-358-3719 or Erica.Perez@QueenCreek.org.

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Basic Yard Makeover Workshop – Oct. 14

Are you looking to create a backyard oasis? Or perhaps you’re looking to make your landscape more child or pet friendly. Learn how to transform your grass yard into outdoor living spaces that are colorful, fragrant, interesting, eco-compatible and more during the Basic Yard Makeover class on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9-11:30 a.m. There is no charge to Town of Queen Creek utility customers, but registration is required. Register by visiting QueenCreek.org/WaterSmart, email ConservetheQC@QueenCreek.org or call 480-358-9455.

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Are You Prepared for an Emergency

September is National Preparedness Month - an opportunity for everyone to take action to prepare. From making an emergency plan to signing up for alerts and warnings, Ready.gov has you covered. Take the time this September to ensure you and your family are prepared.

 

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Celebrate the Town's 28 Birthday!

Queen Creek turns 28 on Sept. 5! To celebrate the founding of QC, enjoy the historical documentary about QC’s heritage, From Rittenhouse to the QC

The Town will also be hosting a ceremony to unveil the first of a series of historical markers. The unveiling will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 8:30 a.m. at the Desert Wells Stage Stop.  Don’t forget to join us that evening for the Founders’ Day celebration. 

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Help Keep QC Clean – Bag and Tie your Trash

To help keep QC roadways clean, residents are reminded to bag and tie all trash. Bagging and tying your trash helps reduce breeding of flies and spills on the roadway. You can also help reduce spills on the roadway by not overfilling your trash cart. The Town offers free monthly bulk trash collection upon request. To receive this service, customers must schedule a pickup. Collection may be scheduled anytime before 5 p.m. the Monday before your scheduled pickup date by calling 480-358-3450, or by visiting QueenCreek.org/BulkTrash. You must have a current and active Town trash and recycling account to participate. When preparing yard debris for bulk collection, remember the three B's: Bagged, Bundled or Boxed! 

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Queen Creek Unified School District 

Projections indicate Queen Creek Unified will grow by more than 1,000 students per year for the next five years. To meet the needs of our growing community and district, the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board unanimously authorized placing a two question bond on the Nov. 7, 2017 ballot. Get factual information regarding the upcoming election at qcbond.org.

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Queen Creek Town Council

See what the Town Council has been up to during the month of August at Council Corner. Town Council meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of every month.

 

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Queen Creek news and updates are also available on the Town website, by subscribing to e-news items, and in Town utility bill inserts.

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Office Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; closed Friday through Sunday | Town Hall: 480-358-3000| Traffic: 480-358-3132 | Development Services: 480-358-3003 | Inspections: 480-358-3030 | Parks & Recreation: 480-358-3700 | Utilities: 480-358-3450 | 22350 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142 | www.QueenCreek.org
 
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