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

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

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A Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting was held on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

**** Here is a summary of the votes and motions from the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting: ****

** Executive Session Agenda Items: **

> Agenda Item A: 

– Conference with Labor Negotiator pursuant to California Government Code §54957.6— Personnel – Agency Representatives City Manager Rick Daniels – Employee Organization: San Bernardino Public Employees Association (SBPEA) Teamsters Local 1932.

– Action: No Reportable Action.

> Agenda Item B:

– Conference with Labor Negotiator pursuant to California Government Code §54957.6— Personnel — Agency Representatives City Manager Rick Daniels — Employee Organization: Needles Unclassified Employees Association (N.U.E.A.).

– Action: Members of the Needles City Council approved a tentative memorandum of understanding terms with the Needles Unclassified Employees Association (N.U.E.A.) and to move forward with the preparation of a formal M.O.U. for final submission and vote in an open meeting in August.

> The Vote:

– Yes: 6 =

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson
Needles City Council Member Louise Evans
Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier
Vice Mayor Jeff Williams
Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy
Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.

– No: 0 =

– Abstain: 0 =

> Agenda Item C:

– Conference with legal counsel – pending litigation pursuant to Government Code $54956.9(d)(1)) – Name of case: City of Needles v Keith Ents USA, LLC (Case No: CIVNS 1100085).

– Action: Given Direction and No Reportable Action.

> Agenda Item D:

– Conference with legal counsel–anticipated litigation pursuant to Government Code $54956.9(d)(2) – one potential case involving claim by Siemens.

– Action: Members of the Needles City Council approved to deny the claim.

> The Vote:

– Yes: 6 =

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson
Needles City Council Member Louise Evans
Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier
Vice Mayor Jeff Williams
Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy
Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.

– No: 0 =

– Abstain: 0 =

> Agenda Item E:

– Conference with real property negotiator pursuant to California Government Code §54956.8Property: APN 185-351-11 and APN 185-351-12 located on San Clemente at Casa Linda, Needles, CA; City Negotiator: City Manager Rick Daniels, Negotiating Parties: Travis Phillips; Under Negotiation: possible sale including price and terms of sale.

– Action: No Reportable Action.

> Agenda Item F:

– Conference with Labor Negotiator Pursuant to California Government Code §54957.6 Personnel-Agency representatives Vice Mayor Williams and Council Member Darcy – Unrepresented employee: City Manager.

– Action: No Reportable Action.

> Agenda Item G:

– Public Employee Performance Evaluation and discussion regarding extending City Manager contract per Government Code §54957(b)(1) – Position: City Manager

– Action: No Reportable Action.

** Public Appearance: **

– San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Captain Ross Tarangle spoke about the upcoming annual National Night Out being held on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm PT near the intersection of West Broadway and G Street in Downtown Needles, California.

** More information about the National Night Out event is at the following ZachNews website address: **

http://wp.me/p26goG-6pl

** Interviews: **

> Agenda Item #1:

– Appointments to the Fire Services Task Force.

> The Motion:

– Approve to appoint Robert Yee, Donnie Zamora, Bobby Lyons, Linda Kidd, Steve Moffitt, Murl Shaver, Jr., and Michael Wright to the Fire Services Task Force.

> The Vote (Needles City Council Members):

– Yes: 6 =

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson
Needles City Council Member Louise Evans
Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier
Vice Mayor Jeff Williams
Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy
Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.

– No: 0 =

– Abstain: 0 =

**** Agenda Item Packet: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/7_JULY/MTG_1/cc_071415-1.pdf

** Joint Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Agenda Items: **

** Presentations: **

> Agenda Item #2:

– Presentation by Mr. Barry Saitman, principal of Riverview Energy Partners, regarding a 100 MW scalable renewable energy project consisting of solar photovoltaic energy during the day and hydrogen fuel cell energy generation at night

Needles Public Utility Authority/Needles City Council: Direct staff to discontinue efforts on this project or conduct due diligence through a developer provided $100,000 deposit.

A PowerPoint presentation was handed out to members of the Needles City Council regarding the project.

**** Agenda Item Packet: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/7_JULY/MTG_1/cc_071415-2.pdf

> The Motion:

– Approve to have staff draw up a deposit agreement with Riverview Energy Partners regarding a 100 megawatt scalable renewable energy project consisting of photovoltaic energy during the day and hydrogen fuel cell energy generation at night.

> The Vote (Needles Public Utility Authority Members):

– Yes: 7 =

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson
Needles City Council Member Louise Evans
Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier
City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget
Vice Mayor Jeff Williams
Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy
Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.

– No: 0 =

– Abstain: 0 =

> The Vote (Needles City Council Members):

– Yes: 6 =

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson
Needles City Council Member Louise Evans
Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier
Vice Mayor Jeff Williams
Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy
Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.

– No: 0 =

– Abstain: 0 =

** Regular Needles Public Utility Authority Agenda Items: **

> Agenda Item #3:

– Needles Public Utility Authority Action:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 07-14-2015-NPUA authorizing the Investment of Monies into the California’s Local Agency Investment Fund (L.A.I.F.).

– Needles City Council Action:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2015–34 authorizing the Investment of Monies into the California’s Local Agency Investment Fund (L.A.I.F.).

> The Motion:

– Approve to adopt resolution and authorize the Investment of Monies into the California’s Local Agency Investment Fund (L.A.I.F.).

**** Agenda Item Packet: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/7_JULY/MTG_1/cc_071415-3.pdf

> The Vote (Needles Public Utility Authority Members):

– Yes: 7 =

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson
Needles City Council Member Louise Evans
Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier
City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget
Vice Mayor Jeff Williams
Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy
Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.

– No: 0 =

– Abstain: 0 =

> The Vote (Needles City Council Members):

– Yes: 6 =

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson
Needles City Council Member Louise Evans
Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier
Vice Mayor Jeff Williams
Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy
Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.

– No: 0 =

– Abstain: 0 =

> Agenda Item #4:

– Needles Public Utility Authority Action:

Authorize retaining the accounting firm of Vasquez & Company, LLP for the audit of the Needles Public Utility Authority for fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 and for – upcoming years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.

– Needles City Council Action:

Authorize retaining the accounting firm of Vasquez & Company, LLP for the audit of the Needles Public Utility Authority for fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 and for upcoming years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.

**** Agenda Item Packet: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/7_JULY/MTG_1/cc_071415-4.pdf

> The Motion:

– Approve to authorize retaining the accounting firm Vazquez and Company, LLP for the Needles Public Utility Authority for fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 and for upcoming years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.

> The Vote (Needles Public Utility Authority Members):

– Yes: 7 =

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson
Needles City Council Member Louise Evans
Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier
City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget
Vice Mayor Jeff Williams
Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy
Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.

– No: 0 =

– Abstain: 0 =

> The Vote (Needles City Council Members):

– Yes: 6 =

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson
Needles City Council Member Louise Evans
Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier
Vice Mayor Jeff Williams
Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy
Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.

– No: 0 =

– Abstain: 0 =

> Agenda Item #5:

– Needles Public Utility Authority Action:

Accept the bid from High Desert Underground Inc., Hesperia, CA, in the amount of $181,300.00 for the California Ave Relief Sewer Project to install 1,670 linear feet of new 8-inch diameter sewer line, 5 new manholes and appurtenances designed to divert flow from the existing and collapsed I-40 sewer crossing; authorize up to $242,125.00 be transferred from the Wastewater Asset Replacement Fund and authorize staff to issue a Notice of Award and Notice to Proceed.

– Needles City Council Action:

Accept the bid from High Desert Underground Inc., Hesperia, California, in the amount of $181,300.00 for the California Ave Relief Sewer Project to install 1,670 linear feet of new 8-inch diameter sewer line, 5 new manholes and appurtenances designed to divert flow from the existing and collapsed 1–40 sewer crossing; authorize up to $242,125.00 be transferred from the Wastewater Asset Replacement Fund and authorize staff to issue a Notice of Award and Notice to Proceed.

**** Agenda Item Packet: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/7_JULY/MTG_1/cc_071415-5.pdf

> The Motion:

– Approve to accept the bid from High Desert Underground, Inc., of Hesperia, California, for the California Avenue Relief Sewer Project for the amount of $181,300.00; also authorize up to $242,125.oo be transferred from the Wastewater Asset Replacement Fund and for staff to issue a Notice of Award and Notice to Proceed.

> The Vote (Needles Public Utility Authority Members):

– Yes: 7 =

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson
Needles City Council Member Louise Evans
Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier
City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget
Vice Mayor Jeff Williams
Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy
Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.

– No: 0 =

– Abstain: 0 =

> The Vote (Needles City Council Members):

– Yes: 6 =

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson
Needles City Council Member Louise Evans
Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier
Vice Mayor Jeff Williams
Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy
Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.

– No: 0 =

– Abstain: 0 =

** Consent Calendar: **

**** All matters listed on the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and will be enacted by a motion in the form listed. The City of Needles Mayor or any members of the Needles City Council may pull an agenda item from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Prior to a Needles City Council action, a member of the public may address the members of the Needles City Council on the matter scheduled on the Consent Calendar. There is a 3 minute time limit per person applies. The recommended action was to approve Agenda Items #6 to #11 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote. ****

> Agenda Item #6:

– Approve the warrants register through July 14, 2015.

**** Agenda Item Packet: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/7_JULY/MTG_1/cc_071415-6.pdf

> Agenda Item #7:

– Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2015-36 establishing appropriations subject to limit for fiscal year 2015-2016 in the amount of $8,859,935.

**** Agenda Item Packet: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/7_JULY/MTG_1/cc_071415-7.pdf

> Agenda Item #8:

– Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2015-37 approving a Seventh Amendment to and Extension of the License between the City of Needles and Bonnie Baker Senior Center for use of the kitchen and a portion of the dining area in the Needles Senior Citizens Center during the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

**** Agenda Item Packet: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/7_JULY/MTG_1/cc_071415-8.pdf

> Agenda Item #10:

– Approve an Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification entered into among the Federal Government, City of Needles Police Department and Needles City Council (as the governing body) for Needles’ participation in the federal equitable sharing program for use of federally forfeited cash, property, proceeds and any interest earned thereon and authorize the Mayor and City Manager’s electronic signature and the electronic submittal to the U. S. Department of Justice.

**** Agenda Item Packet: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/7_JULY/MTG_1/cc_071415-10.pdf

> Agenda Item #11:

– Approve the transfer of $247,083 from the restricted hospital fund to cover under-invoiced amounts directly attributed to hospital coverage for Workers Compensation Insurance.

> The Motion:

– Approve all Agenda Item from #6 to #11 and pull #9:

> The Vote (Needles City Council Members):

– Yes: 6 =

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson
Needles City Council Member Louise Evans
Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier
Vice Mayor Jeff Williams
Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy
Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.

– No: 0 =

– Abstain: 0 =

** Pulled Agenda Items: **

> Agenda Item #9:

– Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2015–38 approving a Third Amendment to Asset Purchase Agreement by and between Community Healthcare Partner Inc., a California nonprofit corporation, and the City of Needles.

**** Agenda Item Packet: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/7_JULY/MTG_1/cc_071415-9.pdf

> The Motion:

– Approve the adoption of Resolution no. 2015-38 approving a third amendment to the Asset Purchase Agreement between Community Healthcare Partners, Inc., and the city, extending the real estate closing for another 6 months.

Richardson and Paget 

> The Vote (Needles City Council Members):

– Yes: 4 =

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson
Needles City Council Member Louise Evans
Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier
Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy

– No: 0 =

– Abstain: 0 =

Both City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget and Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D. were absent from this agenda item due to conflicts of interest.

Vice Mayor Jeff Williams served as City of Needles Mayor for this item and did not vote on this agenda item.

** Regular Needles City Council Agenda Items: **

> Agenda Item #12:

– Extend and restate the contract for economic development services with Development Management Group for fiscal year 2015-2016.

**** Agenda Item Packet: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/7_JULY/MTG_1/cc_071415-12.pdf

> The Motion:

– Approve to extend and restating the contract with Development Management Group for economic development services for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

> The Vote (Needles City Council Members):

– Yes: 5 =

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson
Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier
Vice Mayor Jeff Williams
Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy
Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.

– No: 0 =

– Abstain: 1 = Needles City Council Member Louise Evans

> Agenda Item #13:

– Resolution No. 2015-35 approving the negotiated terms of agreement between the City of Needles and Global Signal Acquisitions IV, LLC (Crown Castle) and authorizing the city manager to approve the purchase agreement for the proposed perpetual easement at 2450 Parkway Extension, Needles, APN 0651-121-06.

**** Agenda Item Packet: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/7_JULY/MTG_1/cc_071415-13.pdf

> The Motion:

– Approve the adoption of Resolution no. 2015-35 approving the negotiated terms of agreement between the city and Global Signal Acquisitions IV, LLC and authorize the city manage to approve the purchase agreement for the proposed perpetual easement at 2450 Parkway Extension.

> The Vote (Needles City Council Members):

– Yes: 6 =

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson
Needles City Council Member Louise Evans
Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier
Vice Mayor Jeff Williams
Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy
Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.

– No: 0 =

– Abstain: 0 =

> Agenda Item #14:

– Discussion to establish golf cart / all terrain vehicle / utility terrain vehicle routes.

**** Agenda Item Packet: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/7_JULY/MTG_1/cc_071415-14.pdf

> The Motion:

– Approve to revisiting and looking into establishing golf cart/all terrain vehicles/utility terrain vehicle routes.

> The Vote (Needles City Council Members):

– Yes: 6 =

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson
Needles City Council Member Louise Evans
Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier
Vice Mayor Jeff Williams
Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy
Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.

– No: 0 =

– Abstain: 0 =

> Agenda Item #15:

– Authorize an exhibit booth and councilmember(s) to attend the 2015 High Desert Opportunity on October 15, 2015. 

**** Agenda Item Packet: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/7_JULY/MTG_1/cc_071415-15.pdf

> The Motion:

– Authorize an exhibit booth and councilmember(s) to attend the 2015 High Desert Opportunity conference October 15, 2015. 

> The Vote (Needles City Council Members):

– No Action Was Taken.

> Agenda Item #16:

– Authorize councilmember(s) to attend the League of California Cities Annual Conference to be held September 30 – October 2, 2015 in San Jose, California and funding of same. 

**** Agenda Item Packet: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/7_JULY/MTG_1/cc_071415-16.pdf

> The Motion:

– Approve to appoint City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget, Vice Mayor Jeff Williams, and Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D. to attend the League of California Cities Annual Conference to be held September 30 – October 2, 2015 in San Jose, California and funding of same. 

> The Vote (Needles City Council Members):

– Yes: 5 =

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans
Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier
Vice Mayor Jeff Williams
Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy
Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.

– No: 1 = Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson

– Abstain: 0 =

> Agenda Item #17:

– Appoint a councilmember as the City of Needles Voting Delegate and an alternate for the League of California Cities Annual Conference.

**** Agenda Item Packet: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/7_JULY/MTG_1/cc_071415-17.pdf

> The Motion:

– Approve to appoint City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget as the voting delegate for the League of California Cities conference and Vice Mayor Jeff Williams as the alternate.

> The Vote (Needles City Council Members):

– Yes: 6 =

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson
Needles City Council Member Louise Evans
Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier
Vice Mayor Jeff Williams
Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy
Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.

– No: 0 =

– Abstain: 0 =

** Needles City Attorney’s Report: **

** Needles City Manager’s Report: **

** Needles City Council Member’s Requests: **

**** You can view the full agenda at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/7_JULY/MTG_1/cc_071415-agenda-linked.pdf

**** You can view other City of Needles meetings agendas at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/1-2015%20COUNCIL.html

For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact Dale Jones in the City Clerk’s Office at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 345.

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