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Buckeye’s Verrado Number 26 in National Sales in Master Planned Communities

, | July 27, 2017
According to the Phoenix Business Journal, the master-planned community of Verrado in Buckeye was number 26 in sales out of all master planned residential developments in the US for the first half of 2017. "According to Robert Charles Lesser & Company, Verrado recorded 228 sales in the first half of the year.  In 2015 Verrado recorded 343 sales, in 2016 it rose to 413, and if the current trend continues,…

Buckeye Aquatics Center: A Top Ten AZ Water Park

, | July 25, 2017
Last week, the Buckeye Aquatics Center was named one of the top ten Arizona water parks to cool off at. With a 160-foot water slide, a high dive and plenty of room to swim and splash, it's easy to see why Buckeye made the list., the travel blog that compiled the list, also mentioned the availability of swim lessons, water safety and drowning prevention classes as reasons to visit…

Cleaning Up after a Microburst

| July 24, 2017
Buckeye's Public Works staff won't let a little weather slow them down, especially when it comes to keeping you safe on our streets. On the morning of July 24th, the city was hit with a microburst flooding a few of our major streets, causing delays for drivers because of street closures. Once it was safe to do so, our crews were out there clearing the debris and mud from the…

Jesse Wilson Update

, | July 13, 2017
On July 18, 2016, 10-year old Jesse Wilson was reported missing from his home sometime after 9:30 p.m. on the night prior. Jesse was last seen wearing a red t shirt and underwear. It was reported that he may have been wearing grey shorts, black shoes and socks since these items were also missing. Massive and targeted search areas were conducted on foot, in vehicle and by air with negative…

We need your input for Phase II of Sundance Park

, | July 11, 2017
The design portion for Phase II of Sundance Community Park is under way. Buckeye’s Community Services Department needs your help in determining what amenities should be built when the park expands. It’s simple and easy to do, just complete a short survey by July 27th at Some of the amenities being considered include: A splash pad Additional multi-use sports fields Ramadas for large groups (50+ people) Sport courts for…

Buckeye welcomes new Economic Development Director, David Roderique

, | July 10, 2017
After an extensive search, the city of Buckeye is pleased to welcome David B. Roderique, CEcD, as its new Economic Development Director. Mr. Roderique has extensive experience specializing in economic, fiscal and market analysis, strategic planning, and predevelopment entitlement, (i.e. zoning, rezoning, permitting, etc.), marketing and implementation support. “As the seventh fastest growing city with a population over 50,000, Mr. Roderique’s experience is a great fit to ensuring Buckeye’s growth…

K9 Officer retirement ceremony on Facebook live

, | July 3, 2017
Join the city of Buckeye for our first Facebook live event July 5th at 6 p.m. during the City Council meeting as they acknowledge and recognize eight years of dedicated service for retiring K9 Officer Cido, (pronounced See-doh,) and his handler, David Smith. Officer Smith and Cido have worked together as a member of Buckeye’s S.W.A.T. team for the past eight years. Cido, a ten-year-old Belgian Malinois, is a dual purpose…

Applications now available for non-profit community funding

, | June 30, 2017
Buckeye’s Community Services Department is accepting applications from July 1 through July 31 for its Non-Profit Community Funding program. To qualify, non-profit agencies must provide services for Buckeye residents. Applications will be reviewed for completeness and accuracy, and based on the following criteria: Having a direct impact to Buckeye residents Demand and needs of the community and organization Previous history of the non-profit and how previously awarded funds were used…

A Tribute to John McMahon

, | June 28, 2017
John McMahon, Buckeye Airport Coordinator It is with heavy hearts we are sharing the story of John McMahon, the city of Buckeye’s Airport Coordinator, who passed away tragically on June 27, 2017.  “The entire city mourns the loss of John,” said Mayor Jackie Meck. “John was a very special man who loved his family, his faith and always saw the very best in people. The city of Buckeye has lost…

City Council adopts budget for Fiscal Year 17/18

, | June 21, 2017
The Buckeye City Council approved the adoption of the Fiscal Year 17/18 Budget at last night’s council meeting. The $221.4 million balanced budget is a 14 percent increase over last year’s budget and maintains all core city services without any tax increases, and fully funded reserves. “We’re proud of this year’s budget since it allows the city to continue providing excellent services to our residents and maintain the quality of…

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