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, March 8th, 2016 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

** Here’s the agenda items discussed, motioned, and voted on from the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting: **

The public was informed that Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams was participating in this meeting via teleconference call from the Imperial Palms Hotel & Resort at Barbara Worth, located at 2050 Country Club Drive, in Holtville, California. The public waz given an opportunity to address the legislative body directly from this teleconference location.

**** Εxecutive Session: ****

– Agenda Item A: Conference with Legal Counsel — Anticipated Litigation: Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code paragraph (2) or (3) of subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9. (One potential case).

** Results: **

There was no reportable action was taken.

**** Public Appearance: ****

Ms. Ruth Messer-Lopez spoke about Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 being International Women’s Day.

** Ρresentation Agenda Items: **

– Agenda Item #1:

Mr. George DeLeon, Commander for V.F.W. Post 404 in Mohave Valley, Arizona will be presenting Needles Deputy Sheriff, Jason Rivas, with the VFW Annual Law Enforcement of the Year award for our area.

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In picture above shows San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Jason Rivas holding his award standing next to Mr. George DeLeon, Commander for V.F.W. Post 404 in Mohave Valley, Arizona.

**** Public Hearing Agenda Items: ****

– Agenda Item #2:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against transferring enforcement responsibility for privately owned mobile home parks and special occupancy parks to the Department of Housing and Community Development.

Resolution No. 2016-14 rescinding Resolution No. 3-16-1965 and cancelling assumption of enforcement responsibility for the Mobile Home Parks Act and The Special Occupancy Parks Act pursuant to California Health and Safety Code Section 18300(e) and returning Enforcement Authority to the Department of Housing and Community Development.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

Motion:

Approve agenda item.

Vote:

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

– Agenda Item #3:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against amendment to the Needles Municipal Code related to marijuana businesses including manufacturing sites and testing laboratory and allowing additional applicants for cultivation facilities.

Ordinance No. 576-AC amending Ordinance 574-AC Chapter 12A “Marijuana Businesses” of the Needles Municipal Code and amending Section 96.01 “Table of Permissible Uses” of the Needles Zoning Code (1* Reading — Post).

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

Motion:

Approve agenda item.

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 #4:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against setting fees for Chapter 12A “Marijuana Businesses” for regulatory licenses.

Resolution No. 2016-16 establishing fees for Medical Marijuana Business Regulatory Licenses pursuant to Municipal Code Chapter 12A.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

Motion:

Approve agenda item.

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

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

– Agenda Item #5:

Needles Public Utility Authority Action:

Approve the NPUA minutes of July 14 and September 8, 2015.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

Motion:

Approve agenda item.

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: Excused

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

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

– Agenda Item #6:

Needles Public Utility Authority Action:

Approve the revised NPUA budget for fiscal year ending June 30, 2016.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

Motion:

Approve agenda item.

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

– Agenda Item #7:

Needles Public Utility Authority Action:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 03-08-2016-NPUA adopting procedures consistent with the requirements of Proposition 218 for the submission and tabulation of protests submitted by property owners of record and waterswastewater customers of record in response to proposed water and wastewater service rate increases.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

Needles City Council Action:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2016-15 adopting procedures consistent with the requirements of Proposition 218 for the submission and tabulation of protests submitted by property owners of record and waterswastewater customers of record in response to proposed water and wastewater service rate increases.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

Motion:

Approve agenda item.

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

** 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 City of Needles 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 #8 through #10 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

(Action Needed Agenda Items)

– Agenda Item #8:

Approve the warrants register through March 8, 2016.

– Agenda Item #9:

Approve the minutes of July 14 and September 8, 2015.

– Agenda Item #10:

Waive the reading and approve for introduction Ordinance 575-AC adopting the International Code Council (ICC) 2012 Edition; rescinding Ordinance No. 500-AC; amending the Needles Municipal Code Article IV “Uniform Administrative Code” and Section 2-10 “Adopted by reference where filed” (1* Reading — Post).

Motion:

Approve agenda items #8 through #10.

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

**** Regular Agenda Items: ****

– Agenda Item #11:

Discussion regarding joining Sister City International and authorize Mayor Paget, Vice Mayor Williams and other interested council members, to travel to Taiwan, at their expense, to visit the Gangshan District as a possible “sister city” for the City of Needles.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

Motion:

Approve agenda item.

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

** Needles City Manager’s Report: **

– Needles City Manager Rick Daniels:

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels discussed a various items, including….

Power being sent through Needles, California utility lines from Topock, Arizona up to Laughlin, Nevada to help supplying power to the community after the transformer fire.

New shuttle bus service to go to court in Barstow, California. All court cases involving residents will be on Fridays and the bus service will take people there to their court case. More information is coming up to ZachNews.

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

** Currently, the website address to the agenda is down and unavailable at this moment. **

**** 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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