Mayor Wolcott and members of City Council joined IRIS USA, Inc. and its parent company IRIS Ohyama Inc. in breaking ground for the Company’s new Western United States Regional Headquarters facility in Surprise on May, 21, 2015.
The new facility will house some 420,000-square-feet of manufacturing, distribution and office space and initially employ approximately 100 people, the bulk of whom will be recruited from the local area. The facility will be located within the city’s Southwest Railplex Industrial District and is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2016.
Councilman Hall attended an appreciation breakfast at Canyon Ridge Elementary School on May 7 and had the opportunity to thank the school’s teachers and volunteers. Canyon Ridge Principal, Dr. Shelley Isai, also recognized him for his support of our local schools.
Councilman Hall attend the May 5th ribbon cutting for the new self-service MVD kiosk located at the Surprise City Court.
The kiosk offers an alternative to visiting the Surprise MVD office on Bell Road, which is temporarily closed for renovations. The kiosk provides access to select MVD services, including registration renewal, duplicate vehicle registration, duplicate driver license, change of address, and temporary vehicle permits.
Surprise City Court is located at 16081 N. Civic Center Plaza, Suite 105.
For those in need of a full-service location, a list of MVD office locations and Authorized Third Party providers can be found online at azdot.gov/mvdlocations.
The Surprise MVD is expected to reopen this summer with increased capacity and an enhanced look in the customer waiting area, an expanded number of customer service windows and upgraded air conditioning and restrooms.
During the April 21 City Council Meeting, City Manager Bob Wingenroth and the Surprise City Council recognized Athena Wireless, the city’s first AZ Techcelerator client, for its success! The company, which develops high capacity wireless connectivity systems, was acquired by Google Inc. this year.
Councilman Hall attended a celebration on April 21 that marked the completion of Mountain Vista Ranch Well #2 in District 5. During the event, he thanked everyone who worked on the project and had the honor of pushing a button to turn the well on remotely.
Councilman Hall shakes the hands of kids and coaches participating in Cal Ripken Day at Surprise Stadium on March 21. Teams from the city’s Cal Ripkin Baseball League had the chance to walk the bases in a “parade of teams” before the start of the game.
Councilmember Hall attended the groundbreaking for Surprise Farms Park improvements on February 28. When improvements are complete, by the end of 2015, residents can enjoy a new skate park, splash pad, basketball courts and more!
Surprise was buzzing Super Bowl weekend with the Celebrity Flag Football Challenge hitting the field at Surprise Stadium on January 31! The game drew celebrities like Evander Holyfield, Alice Cooper and Darnell Dockett, and it benefited the Wounded Warrior Project. Councilman Hall enjoyed the opportunity to show visiting fans and celebs alike what a great city Surprise is!
Vice Mayor Hall attended the city’s 8th Annual Special Olympics Winter Party and Tree Decorating Ceremony on December 12, 2014 at DreamCatcher Park. Partygoers had the chance to decorate holiday trees with ornaments and garlands that were made by Dysart School District’s Special Olympic athletes and teachers. The event also included choir performances, games, face painting, train rides and more!