A Digital Publication for Tolleson Residents
Monday, March 1, 2021
Thank you for signing up for the Monthly Tolleson Community Newsletter. This digital publication provides information regarding news, updates and upcoming events in the City of Tolleson. You may also download the PDF version of this newsletter and past publications at https://www.tolleson.az.gov/newsletters.
Household Hazardous Waste Friday, March 12
The City of Tolleson offers Household Hazardous Waste Collection events to help protect the environment by properly disposing items which may contain harmful chemicals. These events are open to Tolleson residents only. To participate in the program, you will need to schedule an appointment to have acceptable items picked up from your home.
This event is for residential hazardous waste only. Commercial or medical waste will not be accepted.
Guidelines for Household Hazardous Waste Program
- Schedule your pickup by calling (623) 936-7141.
- Households that have not prescheduled their pickup will not be collected.
- Hazardous waste should be placed at the top of your driveway no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of the collection.
- Place items neatly boxed in front of your garage or front door.
- Do not place items on the sidewalk or roadway.
- Antifreeze, car batteries, motor oil, gasoline, diesel and fuel additives
- Brake-transmission-power steering fluids, degreasers (20 gallons max)
- Pool chemicals, fire extinguishers, and gas cylinders
- Compact fluorescent light bulbs
- Stain, varnish, turpentine, cleaners, adhesives
- Pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and other lawn chemicals
- 1 refrigerator or freezer per household per year
- Other appliances that contain no freon or hazardous materials within them
- Tires (not more than 4)
Items not Accepted:
For more information visit https://www.tolleson.az.gov/649/Household-Hazardous-Waste.
Stay Connected with the Virtual Tolleson Talks
Tolleson Talks is hosted virtual on Zoom allowing residents to attend online and will also be able to call in. El Camaron Gigante is the featured restaurant as part of the Taste of Tolleson campaign supporting businesses in the Paseo de Luces corridor in Tolleson.
Live on Zoom on April 21, 6:00 pm
- Hosted by: Mayor Juan F. Rodriguez
- Co-Host: Council Member Lupe Bandin
- Guest Speaker: Smith Group - New City Complex Update
- Taste of Tolleson: El Camaron Gigante
Visit https://www.tolleson.az.gov/623/Tolleson-Talks for a link to the virtual Tolleson Talks or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive information on how to login.
Future Virtual Tolleson Talks events for 2021:
Dates and schedule are subject to change.
- June 16
- August 18
- October 20
- December 15
Human Services Updates & Programs
Tolleson Residential Assistance Available at the Community Action Program Office
As a partner agency of Maricopa County Human Services Department, the Tolleson Community Action Program office offers rental/ assistance and housing programs to households in Tolleson. Learn about the different programs offered at the CAP Office.
The Community Action program continues to help families in need of rental and utility assistance. Please contact the Tolleson CAP office Monday Thursday between 8am to 12pm, for assistance. (623)-936-2760.
Water Bill Assistance Provided by Maricopa County Human Services Department:
Maricopa County Human Services Department can assist with past-due water bills. City of Tolleson residents can contact (602)-506-2000. Please leave a voicemail with your name, address and contact information and a case worker from the county will return your call. This program is being administered by Maricopa County Human Services case workers. If you have additional questions/concerns about this program, feel free to contact the Tolleson Community Action Program office at (623)-936-2760.
The City's Housing & Revitalization division continues to provide the following services (https://www.tollesonaz.org/582/Housing-Revitalization)
- Home repairs for qualified homeowners (Housing Rehabilitation Program)
- Demolition of unsafe/dilapidated residential structures (Residential Demolition Program)
For Tolleson homeowners with air conditioning problems, we connect them with Maricopa County's Weatherization program or the new COVID Emergency Heating/Cooling Repair/Replace program. https://www.maricopa.gov/3706/Housing-Community-Development
Ride United providing free Lyft Rides
United Way Worldwide, in partnership with Lyft, has launched the Ride United initiative to address unmet transportation needs for individuals and families in communities across the county, by providing free Lyft rides to 2-1-1 callers for specific, eligible use cases.;
- Ride need is one of the approved eligible use cases.;
- Medical (non-emergency medical appointments, return from ER, services at Veterans Affairs, substance use treatments/discharge, dental/vision appointments, etc.)
- Employment (job interviews, commute to/from work, fingerprinting, pre-employment paperwork, etc.)
- Food access (commute to/from food pantry/distribution sites, application for SNAP/WIC benefits, etc.)
- Financial (commute to/from financial coaching/empowerment services, tax preparation services, application for Medicaid/CHIP benefits, application for housing benefits, etc.)
- Education (commute to/from classes, trainings, parent/guardian engagement, etc.)
- Maximum of four (4) rides (each trip counts as one ride, so a round-trip would be two rides)
- Client must have a cellphone
- Client must be 18 years or older (unless accompanied by a parent/guardian)
- Ride is a reasonable distance (average cost of a ride is $18.50, or approximately 8-10 miles). Rides over this amount can be approved by a 2-1-1 supervisor on a case-by-case basis.
- Clients must comply with Lyft's Health Safety Requirements (https://help.lyft.com/hc/en-us/articles/360049333993-Lyft-s-Health-Safety-Commitment-)
*Rides should be used when no other resources are available and to overcome short-term barriers.
- Ride referrals can be submitted Ride United Referral (https://211arizona.org/ride-united-2/)
- Any ride requests received will be processed by the next business day. The client will receive a link for each ride requested. See †Flexible Ride details in the FAQ section.
- Required information in the referral form:
- First and last name (Lyft drivers only see the client's first name. You may also use an alias if that makes the client feel more comfortable.)
- Age/date of birth
- Phone number (Phone numbers are masked so the driver and rider do not see each other's real phone numbers.)
- Eligible use case
- Veteran status
- Whether or not the client is requesting a round-trip ride
- Pick-up address
- Drop-off address
- Any special instructions or directions
For any issues, please email email@example.com.
New Traffic Route for the COVID-19 testing site at Tolleson
The Field Operations team has coordinated with the Tolleson Union High School and Embry Womens Health to redirect traffic to the 24 hour COVID-19 Testing facility at City Hall. Patients will be encouraged to enter off of northbound 99th Ave and Jefferson/Wolverine Way only. This private road is closed for through traffic but open to testing participants. Field Operations is working on placing signage along the new route that would include message boards and banners.
We appreciate everyone's patience as this new route is established. To make your appointment to get tested at www.testnow.com.
Career opportunities with the City of Tolleson are made available online. To view or sign up for job alerts, visit www.tollesonaz.org/careers.
As of March 1, 2021, the following positions are available:
- Police Officer-Lateral
- Police Officer-Recruit
City Holiday Closures
- March 31 , 2021 - Cesar E. Chavez Day
Tolleson City Council Meetings
- Tuesday, March 9, 2021
- Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Tolleson City Council meetings are held the 2nd and 4th meeting of every month, unless they fall on a holiday and/or the council is on recess. Currently council meetings are being held virtually. Anyone interested in attending can attend virtually through Zoom OR can also participate via phone.
You may participate with a computer or cell phone by visiting the following direct link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5439720804.
a. Go to join.zoom.us
b. Enter Meeting ID: 543 972 0804
c. Click Open Zoom
d. Enter your full name
e. Click Join with Computer Audio (You will need a microphone or headset on your computer if you wish to speak during a public hearing, or you can join on your phone in addition to the computer.)
a. Dial 1-253-215-8782
b. Enter Meeting ID: 543 972 0804
c. Enter Participate ID or press # to continue
- Zoom Cloud Meetings App with Cell Phone or Tablet:
a. Select Join a Meeting
b. Enter Meeting ID: 543 972 0804
c. Enter your full name
d. Select Join
e. Select Call using Internet Audio.
Your audio will be muted to prevent background noise.
Virtual Teen Events at the Parks & Rec Center
Tolleson En Español
Lunes, 1 de marzo de 2021
Nueva ruta de tráfico para el sitio de prueba COVID-19 en el Ayuntamiento de Tolleson
El equipo de operaciones de campo de la ciudad de Tolleson se ha coordinado con Tolleson Union High School y Embry Womens Health para redirigir el tráfico a las instalaciones de pruebas COVID-19 las 24 horas.
Se les alentara a los pacientes a ingresar solo por la 99 Ave en dirección norte en la calle Jefferson y Wolverine Way. Esta carretera privada está cerrada al resto del tráfico, pero abierta a los participantes de la prueba.
Operaciones de campo está trabajando para colocar letreros a lo largo de la nueva ruta que incluirían tableros de mensajes y carteles.
Le agradecemos la paciencia de todos mientras se establece esta nueva ruta. Haga cita usando la página de internet www.testnow.com.
Programa de recolecciones residencial de desechos domésticos peligrosos (HHW)
Oportunidad de deshacerse de desechos domésticos peligrosos para residentes de Tolleson para el 12 de marzo. Este evento es solo para residuos peligrosos residenciales. No se aceptarán residuos comerciales o médicos.
Para participar en el programa, deberá programar una cita para que recojan los artículos aceptables de su hogar.
Fecha del evento:
Información para el programa de desechos domésticos peligrosos:
- Programe su recoleccióna llamando al (623) 936-7141.
- No se recogerán los hogares que no hayan programado previamente su recogida.
- Los desechos peligrosos deben colocarse en la parte superior de su camino de entrada a más tardar a las 7:00 a.m. del día de la recolección.
- Coloque los artículos cuidadosamente empaquetados frente a su garaje o puerta de entrada.
- No coloque artículos en la acera o la calzada.
- Anticongelante, baterías de automóvil, aceite de motor, gasolina, diesel y aditivos de combustible.
- Líquidos para frenos, transmisión y dirección asistida, desengrasantes (20 galones máximo.).
- Productos químicos para piscinas, extintores de incendios y cilindros de gas.
- Bombillas fluorescentes compactas.
- Tinte, barniz, trementina, limpiadores, adhesivos.
- Plaguicidas, herbicidas, fertilizantes y otros productos químicos para césped.
- 1 refrigerador o congelador por hogar por año.
- Otros aparatos que no contienen freón o materiales peligrosos dentro de ellos.
- Neumáticos (no más de 4).
Elementos no aceptados:
- Basura regular y basura a granel.
- Residuos biomédicos.
- Residuos comerciales.
- Municiones o explosivos.
- Material radioactivo.
Mayor Juan F. Rodriguez
Vice Mayor Clorinda Erives
Council Member Lupe Bandin
Council Member Jimmy Davis
Council Member Adolfo Gamez
Council Member Linda Laborin
Council Member Albert P. Mendoza
City Manager Reyes Medrano, Jr.
Building & Zoning 623-936-7111
City Queries 623-936-2776
Comm. Action Program 623-936-2760
Parks & Recreation 623-474-4992
Senior Center 623-936-2760
Tolleson Library 623-936-2746
Water/Waste Water 623-936-3381