Needles, CA: Summary of what was discussed and voted on during the Needles City Council and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting.

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Needles, CA: Summary of what was discussed and voted on during the Needles City Council and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting.

A Needles City Council and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting was held on Tuesday, March 22nd, 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 Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting: **

** Executive Session Agenda Items: **

– Agenda Item #A: Conference with legal counsel regarding existing litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1). (One Case: Esposito v. City of Needles et al.)

** Results: **

No reportable action taken.

– Agenda Item #B: Conference with Legal Counsel — Anticipated Litigation: Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2)or(3): (one potential case by CMS adverse to the City of Needles).

** Results: **

No reportable action taken.

– Agenda Item #C: Conference with Legal Counsel — Anticipated Litigation: Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) (One potential Case: Possible Action to deny, approve or settle claim submitted by Andrea Smith)

** Results: **

Members of the Needles City Council voted unanimously to deny the claim.

This is regarding a property and animal dispute that was reported on ZachNews in November 2016. More information is coming up soon on ZachNews.

– Agenda Item #D: Public Employee Performance Evaluation pursuant to Government Code Section 54957(b)(1) Position: City Clerk.

** Results: **

No reportable action taken.

– Agenda Item #E: Conference with Real Property Negotiator regarding sale of surplus city owned property to Otis Development, a California Partnership, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 (Agency negotiator: City Manager Rick Daniels; Negotiating Parties: City of Needles as Seller and Otis Development as Buyer, Under Negotiation: price and terms of payment – APN 185171-11 (23.75 acres, located in the vicinity of Erin Drive and Coronado); APN 185-233-01 (18.71 acres, located in the vicinity of J Street and Coronado), APN 185-233-65 (24.88, acres located in the vicinity of Parkway and Lillyhill), APN 185-233-45 (34.14 acres, located in the vicinity Parkway and Lillyhill, abutting APN 185-233-65); and APN 185-234-18 (63.99 acres, located between San Clemente and Lillyhill).

** Results: **

No reportable action taken.

– Agenda Item #F: SARDA – Conference with Real Property Negotiator regarding sale of Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency property to Otis Development, a California Partnership, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 (Agency negotiator: City Manager Rick Daniels; Negotiating Parties: Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency as Seller and Otis Development as Buyer. Under Negotiation: price and terms of payment — APN 186-222-07 (28.21 acres located at loe Plant Road/I-40).

** Results: **

No reportable action taken.

** Video of Executive Session Report from ZachNews on YouTube: **

**** Public Appearance: ****

**** Videos Coming Soon. ****

**** Presentations: ****

– Agenda Item #1: Senator Tony Strickland and other representatives will make a PowerPoint presentation regarding Cannabis Partners, Facility and California Laws.

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** Video of Agenda Item #1 from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Agenda Item #2: Presentation by Ms. Doran Sanchez, BLM Lead Agency, and other representatives regarding the Historic Route 66 Gateway in Southern California within the Mojave Trails National Monument.

** City Council Action: **

Authorize the Mayor to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior and City of Needles regarding Historic Route 66 Gateway in Southern California within the Mojave Trails National Monument and appoint a councilmember as liaison.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

** Vote: **

Members of the Needles City Council voted unanimously to approve.

** Video of Agenda Item #2 from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Agenda Item #3: A PowerPoint Presentation will be made by Building Official Williams regarding Code Enforcement Automation / Streamline.

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** Video of Agenda Item #3 from ZachNews on YouTube: **

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

– Agenda Item #4: Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against amending the Needles Municipal Code Chapter 12 “Licenses” requiring a business license for property owners that have more than two long term residential rental properties in Needles.

Ordinance No. 577-AC amending the Needles Municipal Code Chapter 12 “Licenses” adding a new Section 12.68.2 “Long Term Residential Rental Property(ies) and amending miscellaneous sections in support of this new program. (1st Reading — Post)

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

** Vote: **

Members of the Needles City Council voted unanimously to approve.

** Video of Agenda Item #4 from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Part 2:

– Agenda Item #5: Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against amending the Needles Municipal Code Chapter 6 “Building Regulations” adding Section 6-20 “Residential Rental Property Inspection Program”.

Ordinance No. 578-AC amending the Needles Municipal Code Section 6–20 establishing a “Residential Rental Property Inspection Program”. (1st Reading — Post)

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

** Vote: **

Members of the Needles City Council voted unanimously to approve.

** Video of Agenda Item #5 from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Agenda Item #6: Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against amending the Needles Municipal Code Chapter 11 “Health and Sanitation” adding Section 11-9 “Abandoned Residential Property Registration”.

Ordinance No. 579-AC amending Needles Municipal Code Chapter 11 “Health and Sanitation” adding Section 11.9 “Abandoned Residential Property Registration”, requiring lenders to maintain homes they seize and register the abandoned properties with the City. (1st Reading — Post)

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

** Vote: **

Members of the Needles City Council voted unanimously to approve.

** Video of Agenda Item #6 from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Agenda Item #7: Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a Conditional Use Permit to allow a multiple metal building storage facility, as well as a vehicle paint facility, located at 1200 E. Broadway, APN 650-282-15 and 650-282-16 – Applicant Billy Berkenheger.

Resolution No. 2016–17 approving a Conditional Use Permit for a steel building storage business, vehicle paint facility at 1200 E. Broadway, APN 650-282-15 and 650–282-16.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

** Vote: **

Members of the Needles City Council voted unanimously to approve.

** Video of Agenda Item #7 from ZachNews on YouTube: **

**** 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 8 through 13 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

(Action Needed Agenda Items)

– Agenda Item #8: Approve the warrants register through March 22, 2016.

– Agenda Item #9: Approve the minutes of September 22 and October 13, 2015.

– Agenda Item #10: Waive the reading and adopt Ordinance No. 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”. (2nd Reading – Adopt)

– Agenda Item #11: Waive the reading and adopt Ordinance No. 576-AC amending Ordinance No. 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. (2nd Reading – Adopt)

– Agenda Item #12: Authorize the Mayor to execute the 2016 Donate Life Proclamation.

– Agenda Item #13: Approve the 2015-2016 budget revision for the Needles Area Transit (NAT) End of Consent

** Vote: **

Members of the Needles City Council voted unanimously to approve agenda items #9 through #13 and pulled agenda items #8 and #13. After asking questions and discussions, Members of the Needles City Council voted unanimously to approve agenda items #8 and #13.

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

– Agenda Item #14: Authorize Vice Mayor Jeff Williams to attend the ICSC Real Estate Convention in Las Vegas, NV on May 22 through May 25, 2016 and authorize using funds from the city council travel per diem account.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

** Vote: **

Members of the Needles City Council voted unanimously to approve.

** Video of Agenda Item #14 from ZachNews on YouTube: **

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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