Needles, CA: Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting on Tuesday.

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Needles, CA: Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting on Tuesday.

A Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 inside the Needles City Council Chambers located on the 1700 block of J Street near the Needles Recreation Center and Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

The Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting will start at 6:00pm PT with Executive Session starting at 5:00pm PT.

**** Here are a few of the items on the agenda: ****

** Executive Session Agenda Items: **

– Agenda Item #A:

Conference with legal counsel – Pending Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1) (City of Needles v. Matosantos: Case No. 43-2013-80001590).

– Agenda Item #B:

Conference with legal counsel – Pending Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1) (City of Needles v. Lopez et al. Case No. CIVDS1500198) — APN 0186-092-24 Valero Gas Station, New property owner Woodland Hills, Inc., Ahmad Nikakhtar) — (Consideration and possible action on proposed settlement/stipulation for entry of judgment and final order of condemnation).

– Agenda Item #C:

Conference with Real Property Negotiator regarding sale of surplus city owned property to Community Healthcare Partner, Inc pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 (Agency negotiator: City Manager Rick Daniels; Negotiating Parties: City of Needles as Seller and Community Healthcare Partner, Inc as Buyer, Under Negotiation: price and terms of payment) – APN 0185-233-45 – 5 acres located on Bailey Avenue between the Hospital and Senior Center.

** Interviews Agenda Items: **

– Agenda Item #1:

Interview(s) to be held and possible appointment(s) made to fill vacancies on the Board of Public Utilities.

(Discretionary Agenda Item)

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/12_DECEMBER/MTG_1/cc_120815-1.pdf

** Public Hearing Agenda Items: **

– Agenda Item #2:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a proposed fare increase for ridership on the Needles Area Transit (NAT) effective as of Friday, January 1st, 2016.

Staff Report

Mayor to open the public hearing

Public Comment

Mayor to close the public hearing

Resolution No. 2015-50 approving a fare increase for ridership on the Needles Area Transit (NAT) effective as of Friday, January 1st, 2016.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/12_DECEMBER/MTG_1/cc_120815-2.pdf

– Agenda Item #3:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against amending the Needles Municipal Code adding Section 99.11 “Water Efficient Landscaping Requirements” in accordance with Governor Brown’s Drought Executive Order EO B-29-15.

Staff Report

Mayor to open the public hearing

Public Comment

Mayor to close the public hearing

Ordinance No. 570-AC amending the Needles Municipal Code with the addition of Section 99.11 “Water Efficient Landscaping” to Article IX “Development Standards” (1* reading — post).

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/12_DECEMBER/MTG_1/cc_120815-3.pdf

– Agenda Item #4:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against amending the Needles Municipal Code related to marijuana businesses, cooperatives / collectives, cultivation and transportation adding provisions to Part III, Article VI “Table of Permissible Uses”.

Staff Report

Mayor to open the public hearing

Public Comment

Mayor to close the public hearing

Ordinance No. 574-AC repealing Ordinance No. 564-AC amending Chapter 12A “Marijuana Businesses” of the Needles Municipal Code and amending Section 96.01 “Table of Permissible Uses” of the Needles Zoning Code adding “17.00 Medical Marijuana” (1* reading – post).

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/12_DECEMBER/MTG_1/cc_120815-4.pdf

**** Recess Needles City Council Meeting And convene a joint meeting with the Needles Public Utility Authority: ****

** Consent Calendar Agenda Items: **

**** All matters listed on the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed. The President/Mayor or any member of the NPUA/City Council may pull an item from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Prior to NPUA/City Council action, a member of the public may address the NPUA/City Council on matters scheduled on the Consent Calendar. A three-minute time limit per person applies. Recommended Action: Approve Items 5 through 9 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote. (Action Needed Agenda Items) ****

– Agenda Item #5:

Needles Public Utility Authority and Needles City Council Action:

Approve the purchase of Portfolio Content Category (“PCC”) 3 Renewable Energy Credits to comply with the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS”) procurement percentage for Calendar Year 2016.

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/12_DECEMBER/MTG_1/cc_120815-5.pdf

– Agenda Item #6:

Needles Public Utility Authority and Needles City Council Action:

Approve staff’s recommendation to include small commercial Customer-Generators as eligible participants and amend the existing Interconnect Agreement to credit Customer-Generator’s account based on NPUA’s avoided power purchase costs only and is set at the average cost of thermal and hydro power purchased from WAPA during the prior 12month period (as identified in WAPA’s monthly activity reports). NPUA shall retain any excess kilowatt-hours generated during the prior 12-month period. The Customer-Generator shall not be compensated by NPUA for the excess kilowatt hours generated and Customer-Generator shall be charged the retail price of the NPUA’s avoided costs of purchasing power for CustomerGenerator’s utilization of the NPUA grid. AND Direct staff to develop methods to measure how much excess power the Customer-Generator puts up on the NPUA grid during peak solar power generation hours and how much NPUA power Customer-Generator uses from the NPUA grid when the sun isn’t shining in order to charge for the NPUA grid’s acting as Customer-Generator’s “battery back-up” power. The use of the NPUA grid should not be free to Customer-Generators.

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/12_DECEMBER/MTG_1/cc_120815-6.pdf

– Agenda Item #7:

Needles Public Utility Authority and Needles City Council Action:

Accept the Board of Public Utilities’ Resolution Numbers 12-1-15 BPU recommending rates for water service and 12-1-15-1 BPU recommending rates for wastewater service and initiate the Proposition 218 process of notice and public hearings.

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/12_DECEMBER/MTG_1/cc_120815-7.pdf

– Agenda Item #8:

Needles Public Utility Authority Action:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 12-08-2015-NPUA re-certifying the City of Needles Sewer System Management Plan originally adopted on January 11, 2011 by the City Council of the City of Needles COUNCIL ACTION: Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2015-52 re-certifying the City of Needles Sewer System Management Plan originally adopted on January 11, 2011 by the City Council of the City of Needles.

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/12_DECEMBER/MTG_1/cc_120815-8.pdf

– Agenda Item #9:

Needles Public Utility Authority and Needles City Council Action:

Compliance with Senate Bill 350 — Clean Energy and Pollution Control Act of 2015 increasing Renewables Portfolio Standards (“RPS”) from 33% by 2020 to 50% by 2030.

(Information Only Agenda Item)

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/12_DECEMBER/MTG_1/cc_120815-9.pdf

**** Adjourn the joint meeting and reconvene the Needles City Council Meeting: ****

** Consent Calendar Agenda Items: **

**** All matters listed on the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed. The Mayor or any member of the City Council may pull an item from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Prior to Council action, a member of the public may address the City Council on matters scheduled on the Consent Calendar. A three-minute time limit per person applies. Recommended Action: Approve Items 10 through 13 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote. (Action Needed Agenda Items) ****

– Agenda Item #11:

Receive and file Fiscal Years 2012-2014 Triennial Performance Audit of Needles Transit Services.

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/12_DECEMBER/MTG_1/cc_120815-11.pdf

– Agenda Item #12:

Receive and File the Needles Transit Services Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) 2016-2020.

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/12_DECEMBER/MTG_1/cc_120815-12.pdf

– Agenda Item #13:

Authorize the City Clerk to publish a public notice of the vacancies on the various Boards and Commissions due to the expiration of terms as of Thursday, December 31st, 2015 and other such vacancies.

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/12_DECEMBER/MTG_1/cc_120815-13.pdf

** Regular Needles City Council Meeting Agenda Items: **

– Agenda Item #14:

Resolution No. 2015-51 authorizing the filing of an application to the Local Agency Formation Commission to initiate proceedings for a sphere of influence amendment (expansion) of the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District and reorganization to include annexations to the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District, its South Desert Service Zone and Service Zone FP_ (to be determined).

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/12_DECEMBER/MTG_1/cc_120815-14.pdf

– Agenda Item #15:

Discussion regarding establishing dry camping near Bureau Bay.

(Discretionary Agenda Item)

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/12_DECEMBER/MTG_1/cc_120815-15.pdf

– Agenda Item #16:

Discussion regarding cancelling the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 22 due to the Christmas Holiday.

(Discretionary Agenda Item)

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2015_WEBSITE_FILE_POSTING/1_CITY_COUNCIL_NPUA_SARDA/12_DECEMBER/MTG_1/cc_120815-16.pdf

**** 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/12_DECEMBER/MTG_1/cc_120815-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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