Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: Dale Jones, City Clerk with the City of Needles (Information):

Needles, California: The Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority held a meeting inside the Needles City Council Chambers on Tuesday, March 8th, 2011.

** Here is a summary and the voting results that occurred during the meeting: **

Approval of Agenda; 1st by Councilmember Murch & 2nd by Councilmember Lopez. Yes 6/ No 0.

Item #1: Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against the prioritization of eligible projects to be funded with the 2011-2012 Community Development Block Grant Funds.

Approve; 1st by Councilmember Murch & 2nd by Councilmember Gudmundson. Yes 6/ No 0.

Item #3: Acknowledge staff’s expeditious dispatch of the City of Needles Sewer System Management Plan per the Statewide Sanitary Sewer Systems Quality Order 2006-0003-DWQ.

Item #4: Direct staff to draft a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) for submission to the CEC based on a 0.5 mw renewable energy target as an achievable target that recognizes the State goals to encourage renewable energy development but take into account the effect of any RPS on the NPUA’s rates, reliability and financial resources.

Motion to… Direct staff to draft a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) for submission to the CEC based on a 0.5 mw renewable energy target as an achievable target that recognizes the State goals to encourage renewable energy development but take into account the effect of any RPS on the NPUA’s rates, reliability and financial resources.

NPUA Item #4: Motion to… Direct staff to draft a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) for submission to the CEC based on a 0.5 mw renewable energy target as an achievable target that recognizes the State goals to encourage renewable energy development but take into account the effect of any RPS on the NPUA’s rates, reliability and financial resources.

1st by Councilmember Campbell & 2nd by Councilmember Frazier. Yes 7/ No 0.

*** Consent Calendar: ***

Item #7: Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2011-11 appointing Councilwoman Linda Kidd as the primary and David G. Brownlee as the alternate to the Desert & Mountain Integrated Waste Joint Powers Authority Board.

Item #8: Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2011-7 approving the City-County Delegate Agency Agreement for the 2012-2015 County Community Development Block Grant Program.

Consent Calendar: Items #5-8. Recommended Action: Approve items 5 through 8 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

Motion to… Approve. 1st by Councilmember Frazier & 2nd by Councilmember Kidd. Yes 6/ No 0.

*** Regular Items: ***

Item #9: Assign the review of the City of Needles Proposed Revised Budget for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 2011 to the Budget Committee.

Motion to… Table Item to Next City Council Meeting. 1st by Councilmember Campbell & 2nd by Councilmember Kidd. Yes 6/ No 0.

Item #11: Reject all bids received for Ice Plant Road , Flip Mendez Parkway and River Road (Near Jack Smith Park) Street Improvements 2011 project and sealing of the Launch Facility parking lot at Jack Smith Park and Direct staff to proceed with new scope of work and advertise for bid for Ice Plant Road Street Reconstruction (Measure I), Additional Lane on River Road (300K Stimulus) and Launch Facility Parking Lot Sealing (Insurance money) and authorize staff to award project to the lowest responsive bidder not to exceed the budgeted amount.

Motion to… Reject and Start Over. 1st by Councilmember Murch & 2nd by Councilmember Gudmundson. Yes 6/ No 0.

For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 #345.

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