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Tolleson Newsletter
A Digital Publication for Tolleson Residents
Thursday July 1, 2021


Welcome

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.


Tolleson Breaks Ground for a New Civic Center

Tolleson Civic Center

On June 17th, the City of Tolleson hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Tolleson Civic Center. The new Civic Center will be the new home of the administrative offices, city hall, Community Action Program Office, Council Chambers, Library and Senior Center. The Civic Center will be located on the southeast corner of 91 st Ave and Van Buren Street. As a keepsake for Tolleson residents, shirts, cookies and a bell are available at the Tolleson Library.

Tolleson Civic Center Giveaways

Items are available for residents, while supplies last. Giveaways can be picked up using the Tolleson Public Library curbside service, 9555 W. Van Buren Street in Tolleson.

Hours for library curbside service are:
Monday - Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday & Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Saturday 9:00 am - 1 :00 pm.
Sunday: Closed.

How to use Curbside service:

Visit the Tolleson Public Library, 9555 W. Van Buren Street. Park in a numbered parking spot in the North parking lot of the library, then call (623) 936-2746 to let staff know you have arrived. If you do not have a cell phone, knock on the library door to let us know you have arrived. Remain in your vehicle and a staff member will bring your items out.


Tolleson 4th of July Celebration

Tolleson 4th of July Celebration

City Of Tolleson Public Notice: Planning And Zoning Commission Vacancy:


Tolleson Residents Apply Today

The City of Tolleson Mayor and Council are seeking candidates to serve as a member of the City of Tolleson Planning and Zoning Commission. This Commission serves to analyze, review and make recommendations to the City Council regarding land use and development related issues.

Who can serve on the planning and zoning commission? 
Tolleson residents who are eighteen years of age or older and reside within the City of Tolleson. Please keep in mind, due to the postal service, many residents in Phoenix may have a Tolleson mailing address; but they do not reside in Tolleson. The Tolleson Boundary Map is included for your reference in the Board and Commission Application that is available online at www.tolleson.az.gov, under the section of the City Clerk's Office. The City that provides your utility services is the City you reside in.

How often does the planning and zoning commission meet? 
Meetings are scheduled as needed and would take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:00 P.M. How long do members serve on the planning and zoning committee? Appointed members shall serve a minimum of three years.

Are members of the planning and zoning commission compensated? 
Planning and Zoning Commission shall be paid $100 per month for each member effective on and after October 1, 2021.

How to apply? 
If interested in serving the community as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, applications may be picked up at Tolleson City Hall, 9555 West Van Buren Street, Tolleson, AZ 85353, by calling (623) 936-7111. Applications are due to the City Clerk's Office at cityclerk@tolleson.az.gov by 5:00 P.M. (local time, Phoenix, AZ) on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. If emailing the application is not possible, it may be dropped off at Tolleson City Hall. The Tolleson City Council will be appointing a Planning and Zoning Commissioner at the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

We thank you for your interest and willingness to serve the community of Tolleson.


Human Services Updates & Programs

Human Services Department

Maricopa County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

As a partner agency of Maricopa County Human Services Department, the Tolleson CAP office will be able to assist households who have experienced financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please contact the Tolleson CAP office for qualifications. Our intake hours will be performed on Mondays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Eligible households may receive rental and/or utility assistance if they are unable to pay their rent due to a reduction or loss of income, health and safety concern resulting in increased expenses, unexpected increased basic living expenses for individuals 65 years and older, a crisis event that can be supported with documentation, or if a member of their household is currently receiving unemployment benefits. The financial hardship must be directly related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Income eligibility per number of members in the household: 80% Area Median Income (AMI) Annualized

Household Size


  • 1 income $44,250
  • 2 incomes $50,600
  • 3 incomes $56,900
  • 4 incomes $63,200
  • 5 incomes $68,300
  • 6 incomes $73,350
  • 7 incomes $78,400
  • 8 incomes or more $83,400


Required Documentation:


  • Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Applicant Attestation Form
  • Proof of identity of primary applicant
  • Current lease agreement
  • Hard Copy Documentation for Gross Countable Income for the 60 days prior to the date of the interview (All household members)
  • Proof of financial hardship due to COVID-19 Pandemic or hard copy documentation for unemployment benefits
  • Late notice, eviction notice, utility past due notice, or current bills
  • Citizenship is not a requirement


Please contact the Tolleson CAP office at 623-936-2760 for assistance and a staff member will guide you through the application process. All appointments are handled in a first come first served basis.

You must be a Tolleson resident in order to qualify for assistance.


2021 Summer Reading Programs

Tails and Tales - Summer Reading Program

Sign up online at MaricopaCountyReads.org to log reading minutes, earn prizes, and more! Call Tolleson Public Library at (623) 936-2746 to sign up for virtual programs and activity kits.

July

Babies and Young Toddlers (0-2)
 Baby Time
Mondays at 10:00 AM
July 12, 19, 26

Prereaders & Young Kids (3-7)
 Storytime 
Tuesday & Wednesday at 1:30
July 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
Tales with Mother Goose
July 12 at 11:00
 Storytime with Vice Mayor Erives 
July 26 at 5:30

Kids (8 and older) 
 Code Club
Mondays at 12:30 PM
July 12, 19, 26
 Art Class with Katie
Tuesdays at 10:00
(limited capacity, please call to register)
July 6, 13, 20, 27
 SRP Jr. Book Club
Thursdays at 1:30
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Teens 
 Teen Program
Mondays at 1:30
July 12, 19, 26

Adults
Art Class with Katie Wednesdays at 10:00
(limited capacity, please call to register)
July 7, 14, 21, 28

Activity kits are available while supplies last. Please call to register, (623) 936-2747.


  • The Baby Time program includes one activity kit for the summer.
  • Take-home activity kits for 3-7 year olds and kids 8 and older are handed out Tuesday-Thursday with FREE lunch.
  • A teen kit is handed out on Thursday for the following week's program.
  • Supply kits for Art Class with Katie will be distributed at the beginning of the Summer Reading Program to registered Art Class participants.


3 Special Cooking Classes will take place, dates TBD. Capacity is limited, please call for more info.

Tolleson Public Library
Phone: 623-936-2746
Website: https://www.tolleson.az.gov/631/Tolleson-Public-Library
Email: library3@tollesonaz.org

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Frank Talks - Not Racist or Anti-Racist?

Frank Talks - TWIL

Facilitator: Rowdy Duncan - Not racist or anti-racist?

You' re invited to attend a Virtual Frank Talks and join the conversation! Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 3:00 pm 

Contact the City of Tolleson Library for more information at: (623) 936-2746.

Description:
What is the difference between race and ethnicity? What does it mean to be anti-racist versus not racist? Understanding the history of race in America, and its impact on all of us in important. Race is not just a complex subject of study, but a lived experience that it unique to everyone. This means you can't just read and learn about it from textbooks; you must talk to, and listen to others. It is more important now than ever to be culturally competent. 

Is it possible to be "not-racist" in our society? What does it mean to be anti-racist? How can we be proactive in our anti-racist efforts? Participants will explore these questions in a unique, interactive program that will improve their communication skills, facilitate learning, and help them navigate cultural differences at work and at home. 

www.azhumanities.org


Career Opportunities

City of Tolleson Careers

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 July 1, 2021, the following positions are available:


  • Maintenance Technician - Streets
  • Police Officer-Lateral
  • Police Officer-Recruit
  • Public Safety Dispatcher
  • Recreation Program Assistant - Part Time
  • Trades Specialist - Electrician
  • Trades Specialist - Traffic Operations
  • Trades Worker - Preventative Maintenance Mechanic
  • Utilities Technician - Water Distribution
  • Operator Utilities Technician - WWT Plant Operator
  • Volunteer



Tolleson City Council Meetings

City Council Zoom Meetings


  • Tuesday, July 13, 2021
  • Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - Canceled


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.

Alternate Options: 

  • Computer:
    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.)
  • Telephone: 
    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.



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Tolleson inicia la construcción de un nuevo centro cívico

Tolleson Civic Center

El 17 de junio, la ciudad de Tolleson organizó una ceremonia de inauguración del Centro Cívico de Tolleson. El nuevo Centro Cívico sera el nuevo hogar de las oficinas administrativas, el ayuntamiento, la Oficina del Programa de Acción Comunitaria, las Cámaras del Consejo, la Biblioteca y el Centro para Personas de la Tercera Edad. El Centro Cívico estará ubicado en la esquina suroeste de la 91 avenida y la calle Van Buren. Como recuerdo para los residentes de Tolleson, los obsequios, camisa, galletas y campana están disponibles en la Biblioteca de Tolleson, 9555 W. Van Buren Street.

Tolleson Civic Center Giveaways

Los obsequios se pueden recoger en el servicio de la acera de la Biblioteca Pública de Tolleson, 9555 W. Van Buren Street en Tolleson. 

El horario de servicio de la biblioteca en la acera es:
Lunes a miércoles de 9:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m.
Jueves y viernes de 9:00 a.m. A 5:00 p.m.
Sábado 9:00 am - 1 :00 pm
Domingo: cerrado 

Cómo utilizar el servicio Curbside: 

Visite la Biblioteca Publica de Tolleson, 9555 W. Van Buren Street. Estacione en un lugar de estacionamiento numerado en el estacionamiento norte de la biblioteca, luego llame al (623) 936-2746 para informar al personal que ha llegado. Si no tiene un teléfono celular, toque la puerta de la biblioteca para informarnos que ha llegado. Permanezca en su vehfculo y un miembro del personal le traerá sus articulos.


Celebra el 4 de julio con la ciudad de Tolleson

Celebra el 4 de julio con la ciudad de Tolleson

El Centro de Parques y Recreación tendrá actividades virtuales para las familias de Tolleson comenzando el 1 de julio: 

1 a 3 julio habra rifas par internet
1 de julio una noche de Bingo para toda la familia
2 de julio una juego de Kahoot Trivia para toda la familia
3 de julio una noche para pintar con Gabbie
y el 4 de julio habra fuegos artificiales que podra ver desde su casa! 

Para inscrfbase para alguna o todas estas actividades visite el enlace de bit.ly/tollesonrec


Actualizaciones y Programas de Servicios Humanos

Human Services Department

Programa de Emergencia de Asistencia de Alquiler (ERAP)

Como agencia asociada del Departamento de Servicios Humanos del Condado de Maricopa, la oficina del Programa de Acción Comunitaria de Tolleson podr ayudar a los hogares que han experimentado dificultades financieras como resultado de la pandemia de COVID-19.

Comuníquese con la oficina del Programa de Acción Comunitaria de Tolleson (CAP) para obtener ms información. El personal recibir llamadas para este programa los lunes de 8:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m.

Los hogares elegibles pueden recibir asistencia para pagar la renta o utilidades en caso de no poder pagar debido a una reducción o pérdida de ingresos, problemas de salud y seguridad, aumento de gastos bsicos de subsistencia para individuos de 65 años o ms, un evento de crisis que puede ser respaldado con documentación, o si un miembro del hogar recibe beneficios de desempleo.

Las dificultades financieras deben estar directamente relacionadas con la pandemia COVID-19. Elegibilidad de ingresos por número de miembros en el hogar:

80% Ingresos Medios del Area
 (AMI) Anualizado 

  • 1 ingreso $44,250
  • 2 ingresos $50,600
  • 3 ingresos $56,900
  • 4 ingresos $63,200
  • 5 ingresos $68,300
  • 6 ingresos $73,350
  • 7 ingresos $78,400
  • 8 ingresos or mas $83,400


Documentos Requeridos:

  • Formulario de Certificación del solicitante de asistencia para el Programa de Asistencia de Alquiler
  • Prueba de identidad del Solicitante Principal (ID)
  • Contrato de arrendamiento actual
  • Documentación de ingresos brutos por los 60 días antes de la fecha de solicitud (De todos los miembros del hogar)
  • Prueba de dificultades debido a la pandemia de COVID 19
  • Notificación de atraso en el pago de renta o utilidades, notificación de evicción de vivienda, o facturas actuales
  • (La ciudadanía no es un requisito)


Póngase en contacto con la oficina de Tolleson CAP al 602-936-2760 para obtener ayuda y un miembro del personal lo guiar a través del proceso de solicitud. Todas las citas se manejan por orden de llegada. Debe ser residente de Tolleson para calificar para recibir asistencia.


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Contact Us

City of Tolleson logo

Office: 623-936-7111
Email: publicaffairs@tolleson.az.gov


City Council

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

City Manager Reyes Medrano, Jr.


City Departments

Building & Zoning 623-936-7111
City Queries 623-936-2776
Comm. Action Program 623-936-2760
Garbage/Trash 623-936-7111
Parks & Recreation 623-474-4992
Senior Center 623-936-2760
Tolleson Library 623-936-2746
Water/Waste Water 623-936-3381



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City of Tolleson 9555 W. Van Buren St., Tolleson, AZ 85353 | Phone: 623-936-7111