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, May 24th, 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: **

Note:  Due to City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget was in Taiwan, Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams was presided and did not vote on any of the Needles City Council agenda items.

**** Executive Session Agenda Items: ****

– Agenda Item #A: Conference with legal counsel regarding existing litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1) – 2 cases: City of Needles v. Andrea Smith, San Bernardino County Superior Court case number CIVMS1600081: City of Needles v. Cat Smith, San Bernardino County Superior Court Case number CIVMS1600082.

– Agenda Item #B: 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 addendum, approve or settle claim submitted by Andrea Smith).

** Results: **

There was no reportable action taken regarding the 2 cases of existing litigation and members of the Needles City Council approved to deny the addendum to the anticipated litigation.

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams excused himself from all 3 executive session agenda items.

**** Public Appearance: ****

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

– Agenda Item #1: Needles Public Utility Authority / Needles City Council Action: Discussion of the City of Needles General and Restricted Fund preliminary budgets and NPUA preliminary budgets for fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.

(Discretionary Agenda Item)

**** Adjourn the joint Needles Public Utility Authority 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 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 #2 through #10 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

(Action Needed Agenda Items)

– Agenda Item #2: Approve the warrants register through May 24, 2016.

– Agenda Item #3: Waive the reading and adopt Ordinance Number 581-AC amending Article VI of the Needles Municipal Code adding Section 6-18.1 relating to the posted notice relative to code violations. (2nd Reading – Adopt)

– Agenda Item #4: Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2016-30 amending the meeting days and times of the Planning Commission to the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 4:00 p.m.

– Agenda Item #5: Approve Change Order No. 1 in the amount of $2,000 to HS Brown Construction for the K Street Underpass Concrete Project.

– Agenda Item #6: Accept the work completed by HS Brown Construction for the K Street Underpass Concrete Project at a total cost of $27,145 and file a Notice of Completion with the San Bernardino County Recorder.

– Agenda Item #7: Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2016-28 for A) Authorization of Irrevocable Offer of Dedication and B) Easement Agreement for Slope and Landscape Maintenance between the City and SimonCRE Spruce V, LLC, and authorize the City Manager to execute and record said agreements upon completion and acceptance of the development project (retail building in the vicinity of J Street and Hospitality Lane)

– Agenda Item #8: Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2016-29 authorizing the city manager as signature authority for all CalRecycle Payment Programs and related authorizations.

– Agenda Item #9: Accept the proposal submitted by The Altum Group to provide medical marijuana facilities land use entitlement, environmental compliance, development review and building consultant services.

– Agenda Item #10: Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2016–31 changing the Recreation and Park Commission regular meeting days to the third Monday monthly at 6:00 p.m.

** Needles City Council Motion: **

Approve agenda items #2 through #10, but pull for discussion agenda item #9.

** 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 City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

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

** Agenda Item #9 Motion: ** 

Accept proposal from The Altum Group to provide land use entitlement, environmental compliance, development review and building consultant services for medical marijuana facilities.

** 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 City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

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

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

– Agenda Item #10: Authorize the City Manager to execute the standard contract for law enforcement services by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office, Contract Number 99-376 A19, as amended, for the upcoming year with an option for providing a school resources officer upon execution of a funding agreement with the Needles Unified School District.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

** Needles City Council Motion: **

Approve to authorize the Needles City Manager to execute an amended standard contract for law enforcement services, Contract 99-376A19, with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Office for the upcoming year. Also adding an option for a school resources officer upon execution of a funding agreement with the Needles Unified School District.

** 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 City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

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

– Agenda Item #11: Authorize the City Manager to establish temporary golf rates during the upcoming summer in order to draw additional golfers to increase overall revenue and to take necessary actions to reduce the overall operating costs of the golf course focusing initially on the pro shop.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

** Needles City Council Motion: **

Approve to authorize the Needles City Manager to establish temporary golf rates over the summer to draw additional golfers to increase overall revenue; reduce overall operating costs of the golf course focusing, initially, on the pro shop.

** 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 City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

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

– Agenda Item #11: Authorize the City of Needles being an exhibitor at the Southern California Cannabis Conference and Expo in San Diego on August 6–7, 2016 to be represented by Vice Mayor Jeff Williams.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

** Needles City Council Motion: **

Approve to authorize Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams to represent the city at the Southern California Cannabis Conference and Expo in San Diego, California on August 6th–7th, 2016 and to limit the cost to less than $1,000.

** Needles City Council Vote: **

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: No

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

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

**** 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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