Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Needles City Council approved Fire Services Task Force’s recommendations and begin application process for annexation into fire district.

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Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Needles City Council approved Fire Services Task Force’s recommendations and begin application process for annexation into fire district.

Members of the Needles City Council voted 4 to 2 approving the Fire Services Task Force’s recommendations and to begin the application process for annexation into the San Bernardino County Fire District.

** The Vote: **

– Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: No

– Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: No

– Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

– Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

– Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

– Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

The decision came during a Needles City Council Meeting being held on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 in Needles, California.

**** Agenda items regarding the Fire Services Task Force: ****

– Agenda Item #8:

Resolution No. 2015–49 accepting the recommendation of the Fire Services Task Force and directing staff to begin the application process for annexation into the County Fire District for continued fire protection services.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

** Agenda Item #8 Packet: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/10_OCTOBER/MTG_2/cc_102715-8.pdf

According to the City of Needles, in January 2015, the City of Needles received notice from the San Bernardino County Fire Department that the annual cost of fire protection services would be substantially increasing.

In July 2015, the Needles City Council appointed a Fire Services Task Force to research available options for continued fire protection services within the community.

The Fire Services Task Force has reached a consensus majority recommendation which is outlined in the attached resolution.

Fiscal Impact and Environmental Impact: N/A (Not Applicable, Not Available, or No Answer)

Recommended Action: To waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2015-49 accepting the recommendation of the Fire Services Task Force and directing staff to begin the application process for annexation into the San Bernardino County Fire District for continued fire protection services.

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Attended to the agenda item packet is the Fire Service Task Force Committee recommendation of Fire Services for City of Needles, California (See Above Picture).

** Find out more about what happened at the 3 Fire Service Task Force Meetings at the following ZachNews on WordPress website address: **

– (1st Meeting): News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Fire Services Task Force begins work on plans for local fire department services.

https://zachnews.net/2015/09/04/news-update-downtown-needles-ca-fire-services-task-force-begins-work-on-plans-for-local-fire-department-services/

– (2nd Meeting): News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Summary from second Fire Services Task Force Meeting.

https://zachnews.net/2015/09/20/news-update-downtown-needles-ca-summary-from-second-fire-services-task-force-meeting/

– (3rd Meeting): News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Summary from last Fire Services Task Force Meeting.

https://zachnews.net/2015/10/09/news-update-downtown-needles-ca-summary-from-last-fire-services-task-force-meeting/

 

** You can watch the video regarding the Fire Services Task Force’s recommendations and begin application process for annexation into fire district at the following ZachNews on YouTube website address: **

– Needles City Council: 10-27-2015: Agenda Item #8.

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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