Needles, CA: Summary of what was discussed and voted on during the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting.

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Needles, CA: Summary of what was discussed and voted on during the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting.

A Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting was held on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

** Here is a summary of what was discussed and voted on during the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting: **

** Executive Session Agenda Items: **

– Agenda Item #A:

Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation (significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) (one case).

** Results: **

No Reportable Actions.

 

– Agenda Item #B:

Conference with Real Property Negotiator regarding sale of surplus city owned property to Mr. James McCann pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 (Agency negotiator: City Manager Rick Daniels; Negotiating Parties: City of Needles as Seller and James McCann as Buyer. Under Negotiation: price and terms of payment) — APN 0185-341-10.51 acres and APN 185-341-11 1.04 acres located by and across the street from McDonalds.

** Results: **

No Reportable Actions.

 

** Presentations: **

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– Agenda Item #1:

Mayor Paget to present a plaque of appreciation to Golf Pro J.C. Bacon for his years of service.

City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget presented J.C. Bacon with the plaque of appreciation.

(Information Only Agenda Item)

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– Agenda Item #2:

Ms. Katelyn Harter will be making a presentation regarding “re-thinking school”.

(Information Only Agenda Item)

 

** Interviews: **

– Agenda Item #3: Interview(s) to be held and possible appointment(s) made to fill vacancies on various Boards and Commissions.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

** Motions and Votes: **

For Needles Public Utility Board, members of the Needles City Council voted to reappointed Mike Schneider to the Needles Public Utility Board.

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

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

 

For Needles Planning Commission, members of the Needles City Council voted to reappointed Kevin Ostby to the Needles Planning Commission.

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

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

 

For Needles Recreation and Park Commission, members of the Needles City Council voted to reappointed Robbyn Dundon and newly appointed Jeremy Smith to the Needles Recreation and Park Commission.

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: No

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

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

 

For Needles Housing Authority, members of the Needles City Council voted to reappointed Darla Walters and Tamera Kissell to the Needles Housing Authority.

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

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

 

For Needles Cemetery Committee, members of the Needles City Council voted to appoint Ruth Musser-Lopez to the Needles Cemetery Committee.

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

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

 

** Public Hearing Agenda Items: **

– Agenda Item #4:

Public hearing opened and continued open at the Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 City Council Meeting to the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 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”.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2016%20website%20file%20posting%20(Needlesserver)/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/CC_011216-04.pdf

** Motions and Votes: **

Members of the Needles City Council voted to 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”.

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

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

 

**** Recess Needles City Council Meeting And Convene A Joint Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting: ****

** Needles City Council and 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 Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority may pull an item from the consent calendar for discussion. Prior to Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority action, a member of the public may address the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority on matters scheduled on the consent calendar. A 3 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:

Approve the Needles Public Utility Authority minutes of Tuesday, April 28th, 2015.

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2016%20website%20file%20posting%20(Needlesserver)/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/CC_011216-05.pdf

– Agenda Item #6:

Receive and File the Needles Public Utility Authority Audit for Fiscal Year ending June 2015.

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2016%20website%20file%20posting%20(Needlesserver)/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/CC_011216-06.pdf

– Agenda Item #7:

Award the bid to Wells Fargo Bank for the Needles Public Utility Authority/City of Needles’ banking needs.

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2016%20website%20file%20posting%20(Needlesserver)/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/CC_011216-07.pdf

– Agenda Item #8:

Authorize the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 1 to the California Agreement for the Creation and Delivery of Extraordinary Conservation Intentionally Created Surplus (I.C.S.).

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2016%20website%20file%20posting%20(Needlesserver)/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/CC_011216-08.pdf

– Agenda Item #9:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 01-12-2016-NPUA and Resolution No. 2016-2 approving the perpetual easement and lease agreement with Global Signal Acquisitions IV, LLC (Crown Castle Towers 09 LLC), approving third amendment to lease agreement with NCWPCS MPL 29-Year Sites Tower Holdings LLC and authorizing execution of final documents, located at 2450 Parkway Extension, APN 0651-121-06, APN 0651-121-22, APN 0185-233-45 and ΑΡΝΟ185-233-65.

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2016%20website%20file%20posting%20(Needlesserver)/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/CC_011216-09.pdf

** Motions and Votes: **

Members of the Needles Public Utility Authority voted to approve items #5 through #9 on the consent calendar.

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget, M.D.: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

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

 

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

– Agenda Item #10:

Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority:

Discussion regarding a Benefits Assessment District for the water and wastewater systems in the Rio Buena Vista Subdivision.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2016%20website%20file%20posting%20(Needlesserver)/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/CC_011216-10.pdf

** Motions and Votes: **

Members of the Needles Public Utility Authority and Needles City Council voted for the City of Needles will explore the item further and to come back with a fee proposal for the residents to initiate more formal studies.

– Needles Public Utility Authority Vote:

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget, M.D.: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

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

– Needles City Council Vote:

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

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

 

– Agenda Item #11:

Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority:

Accept the Board of Public Utilities recommendation and direct staff to proceed with Option 3 for the North K Street Lift Station (Install new prefabricated fiberglass lift station in an empty lot adjacent to current lift station. Requires purchase of empty lot; backfill wet well to make it into manhole and eliminate current dry well. Allows use of current control panel and completely relocate the lift station out of traffic lanes.).

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2016%20website%20file%20posting%20(Needlesserver)/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/CC_011216-11.pdf

** Motions and Votes: **

Members of the Needles Public Utility Authority and Needles City Council voted to accept the Needles Board of Public Utilities recommendation and direct staff to proceed with Option 3 for the North K Street Lift Station.

– Needles Public Utility Authority Vote:

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget, M.D.: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

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

– Needles City Council Vote:

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

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

 

– Agenda Item #12:

Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority:

Authorize the Mayor to execute a consulting agreement with E.C.C.O, Inc. for the proposed 100 MW scalable renewable energy project using funds from the Riverview Energy Project deposit.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2016%20website%20file%20posting%20(Needlesserver)/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/CC_011216-12.pdf

** Motions and Votes: **

Members of the Needles Public Utility Authority and Needles City Council voted to authorize the City of Needles Mayor to execute a consulting agreement with E.C.C.O, Inc. for the proposed 100 MW scalable renewable energy project using funds from the Riverview Energy Project deposit.

– Needles Public Utility Authority Vote:

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget, M.D.: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: No

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

– Needles City Council Vote:

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: No

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

 

**** Adjourn Joint Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting and Reconvene 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 Needles City Council may pull an item from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Prior to Needles City Council action, a member of the public may address the Needles City Council on matters scheduled on the Consent Calendar. A 3 minute time limit per person applies. Recommended Action: Approve Items 13 through 18 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

(Action Needed Agenda Items)

– Agenda Item #13:

Approve the warrants register through Tuesday, January 12th, 2016.

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2016%20website%20file%20posting%20(Needlesserver)/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/CC_011216-13.pdf

– Agenda Item #15:

Waive the reading and adopt Ordinance No. 570-AC amending the Needles Municipal Code with the addition of Section 99.11 “Water Efficient Landscaping” to Article IX “Development Standards” (2nd reading – adopt).

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2016%20website%20file%20posting%20(Needlesserver)/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/CC_011216-15.pdf

– Agenda Item #16:

Award the informal bid to Tri-R Construction for the demolition of the residential structures located at 1302 Sherman Way using $7,900 of CDBG funds for the abatement of residential buildings.

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2016%20website%20file%20posting%20(Needlesserver)/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/CC_011216-16.pdf

– Agenda Item #17:

Authorize the Mayor to execute the Separation Agreement between the City of Needles and Mr. David Brownlee.

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2016%20website%20file%20posting%20(Needlesserver)/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/CC_011216-17.pdf

– Agenda Item #18:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2016-1 accepting the offer to purchase surplus city owned property submitted by Community Healthcare Partner Inc. in the amount of $50,000, APN 0185-233-57 (5 acres located on Bailey Avenue between the Hospital and Senior Center).

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2016%20website%20file%20posting%20(Needlesserver)/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/CC_011216-18.pdf

** Motions and Votes: **

Members of the Needles City Council voted to approve items #13 through #17 and pull items #16 and #18 on the Consent Calendar.

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

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

 

Regarding Agenda Item #16, after discussion, members of the Needles City Council voted to award the informal bid to Tri-R Construction for the demolition of the residential structures located at 1302 Sherman Way using $7,900 of CDBG funds for the abatement of residential buildings.

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

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

 

Regarding Agenda Item #18, after discussion, members of the Needles City Council voted to approve the waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2016-1 accepting the offer to purchase surplus city owned property submitted by Community Healthcare Partner Inc. in the amount of $50,000, APN 0185-233-57 (5 acres located on Bailey Avenue between the Hospital and Senior Center).

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Both City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget, M.D. and Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D. recused themselves from this agenda item for conflict of interest working at Colorado River Medical Center.

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams presided over the Needles City Council during this agenda item.

 

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

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– Agenda Item #19:

Authorize the Mayor to execute the “Consent to Assignment and Assumption of Lease” agreement between Assignor Scott Johnson, Assignee Joseph and Loretta LaCarte and Landlord City of Needles for the Rivers Edge Golf Course Concession.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2016%20website%20file%20posting%20(Needlesserver)/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/CC_011216-19.pdf

** Motions and Votes: **

Members of the Needles City Council voted to approve to authorize the City of Needles Mayor to execute the “Consent to Assignment and Assumption of Lease” agreement between Assignor Scott Johnson, Assignee Joseph and Loretta LaCarte and Landlord City of Needles for the Rivers Edge Golf Course Concession.

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

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

 

– Agenda Item #20:

Consideration of HR3668, California Minerals, Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act.

(Discretionary Agenda Item)

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2016%20website%20file%20posting%20(Needlesserver)/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/CC_011216-20.pdf

** Motions and Votes: **

Members of the Needles City Council voted to table the agenda item regarding consideration of HR3668, California Minerals, Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act.

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

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

 

** Needles City Manager Report: **

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels talks about a variety of topics, including information on 3rd Quarter Sales Tax 2015 for Needles, California, the recent businesses closures, and the building permit and dirt removal for the new Dollar General, during the Needles City Council Meeting held on Tuesday January 12th 2015.

 

** Needles City Council Requests: **

– Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson:

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson talks about a variety of topics, including talking about an upcoming meeting regarding cleaning up the community and talking about the need for a new grocery store, during the Needles City Council Meeting held on Tuesday January 12th 2015.

 

– Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams:

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams talks about a variety of topics, including who they have talked with about a new grocery stores, the latest information on the Needles Bump Station, and information regarding the new Dollar General, during the Needles City Council Meeting held on Tuesday January 12th 2015.

 

** Additional information as well as videos will be posted on this posting. Please check back on this posting. **

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

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2016%20website%20file%20posting%20(Needlesserver)/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/CC_011216-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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