Tolleson city council

Tolleson city council approved request for a temporary street closure for the upcoming parade.

The parade will go on.

At the Sept. 24 Tolleson City Council meeting, council approved Tolleson Union High School’s request for a temporary street closure on Van Buren Street from 96th to 94th Avenues from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18.

The reason: Homecoming parade for the high school.

At the same council meeting, new city employees were introduced. Maricela Flores is Tolleson’s new accounts payable clerk, while Alexia Soto, Jessica Merida, Julian Torres and Patrick Ortega are new Parks and Recreation aides.

Council also issued a proclamation declaring the month of October 2019 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, “in recognition of the important work done by domestic violence programs and victims’ service providers, urging all citizens to work towards the elimination of domestic violence through prevention and education.”

Council approved the $150,000 purchase from Titan Machinery or landscape and utility vehicles, trailers and equipment.

And council green-lighted the $100,000 purchase of 0.18 acres of land located at the northeast corner of 92nd Drive and Van Buren Street.

“The purpose is to provide additional public parking for our downtown businesses and to beautify the ‘blighted area’ in our CORE District,” said Crystal Zamora, Tolleson’s city clerk.