Downtown Needles, CA: Back on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013, ZachNews reported on some construction activity in the dirt parking lot of the Hardware Express located at 400 block of West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California.
Piles of dirt, railroad ties, plastic piping, and shipping containers were being piled up in the parking lot of Hardware Express and the parking lot was closed.
ZachNews contacted both Hardware Express and Colorado River Plumbing who was moving to Downtown Needles, California.
An employee at Colorado River Plumbing tell ZachNews that the project wasn’t finish yet and are thinking of placing some plants or a mural along the new fence.
ZachNews had other questions about what was going to be inside the fenced off lot and about Colorado River Plumbing moving to Downtown Needles, California.
ZachNews dropped off our contact information with our email to ZachNews, but days pass with no response.
Since ZachNews reported this news story, local residents and businesses responded to the building of the new fence with some in favor of both the new fence and the new business servicing the community of Needles, California, well some were unhappy with the look of the fence and what residents can see in the lot.
Many wanted to know what does the City of Needles have to say about this issue and after weeks of waiting and lots of comments on both sides of the fencing debate, the City of Needles responded at a Needles City Council Meeting held on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 putting the blame onto the City of Needles and their
Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson told the members of the Needles City Council that the problem comes back onto the building department for allowing this to happen, not double checking, and not following up on the project.
Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson added that he wonder how did the project was even allowed.
Needles City Council Member Jim Lopez told the members of the Needles City Council that after reading the building codes, the code can be read in different ways and wants to see the building code be cleaned up so to not have this happen again.
Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy wondered to the members of the Needles City Council what should be done now to the fence and informed members of the Needles City Council that, “the City is at fault; we told them the person, “O.K, build it,”” added that, “it’s not the land owners fault.”
Furthers discussions and reviewing the building codes are plan to be done.
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