Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the adjourned Needles City Council Meeting.

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the adjourned Needles City Council Meeting.

An adjourned Needles City Council Meeting was held on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

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** Here is a summary and the voting results that occurred during the meeting: **

**** Executive Session: ****

  • Agenda Item A:

Conference with real property negotiator pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8: property located on the south side of Needles Hwy adjacent to BNSF Railroad tracks and south of the Westside Chevron, approximately 2 acres of APN 0185-071-11. Agency Negotiator, City Manager Rick Daniels or his designee. Negotiating Parties City of Needles as seller and Avana Capital as buyer. Under Negotiation price and terms.

  • Agenda Item B:

Conference with real property negotiator pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8: property located on the right hand side of San Clemente next to the CalTrans facility, APN 0185-234-18.

 

**** Needles City Attorney Report on Executive Session: ****

  • Agenda Item A:

Needles City Attorney John Pinkney reports that there was no reportable action taken.

  • Agenda Item B:

Needles City Attorney John Pinkney reports that there was no reportable action taken.

 

**** Public Appearances: ****

 

 

**** Needles City Council Consent Calendar: ****

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 #4 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

  • Agenda Item #2:

Approve the warrants register through December 27, 2017

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/12%20DECEMBER/Mtg%202/cc_122717-2-warrants.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #3:

Ratify the action taken by the Parks & Recreation Commission at their December 18, 2017 meeting to reestablish the A Division in youth basketball which will be any 7 & 8″ graders in the tri-state area regardless if they are currently on a school sports team, such Division to be established, if possible, for the remainder of the 2017-18 season; to set aside all provisions in the current Youth Sports Handbook that are in conflict with this action for the 2017-18 season, and that the A Division Rules of Play for this one season will be the same as that set forth for the B Division.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/12%20DECEMBER/Mtg%202/cc_122717-3-basketball.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #4:

Accept the bid from Phillips Excavating Inc. in the amount of $18,737 and a total project cost of $23,701 that consists of clearing and grubbing hillside, haul away excess material, spread landscape rock and clean-up site from Dollar General Store to Needles Aquatic Center on the West side of J Street and authorize staff to issue a Notice of Award, Notice to Proceed and a budget transfer from the surplus property sales fund.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/12%20DECEMBER/Mtg%202/cc_122717-4-J-landscape.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Agenda Items #2 through #4 on the Consent Calendar.

 

**** Public Hearings: ****

  • Agenda Item #5:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a conditional use permit for medical marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and distribution facilities in the C-2, General Commercial zone, located at 407-409 E. Broadway, APN 0186-241-06, 0186-241-56 and -57, 0186-241-67 and 0186-241-71 continued from December 12, Applicant Mr. William Keating.

Approve the Findings of Facts and….

Resolution No. 2017-90 approving a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility (Suite C) located at 407-409 E. Broadway, APN 0186-241-06, 0186-241-56 and -57, 0186-241-67 and 0186-241-71.

Resolution No. 2017-92 approving a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana manufacturing facility (Suite A) located at 407-409 E. Broadway, APN 0186-241-06, 0186-24156 and -57, 0186-241-67 and 0186-241-71.

Resolution No. 2017-91 approving a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana distribution facility (Suite B) located at 407-409 E. Broadway, APN 0186-241-06, 0186-241-56 and -57, 0186-241-67 and 0186-241-71.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

Members of the Needles City Council voted unanimously to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 2017-90, Resolution No. 2017-92, and Resolution No. 2017-91.

 

  • Agenda Item #6:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a proposed General Plan Amendment from a residential medium density (RM) designation to a commercial highway (CH) designation for the property located at 2103 Needles Highway, APN 0185-266-09-0000.

Ordinance No. 600-AC approving a proposed General Plan Amendment from a residential medium density (RM) designation to a commercial highway (CH) designation for the property located at 2103 Needles Highway, APN 0185-266-09-0000.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/12%20DECEMBER/Mtg%202/cc_122717-6-600-AC.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council voted unanimously to approve Ordinance No. 600-AC approving a proposed General Plan Amendment from a residential medium density (RM) designation to a commercial highway (CH) designation for the property located at 2103 Needles Highway, APN 0185-266-09-0000. 

 

  • Agenda Item #7:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a conditional use permit for medical marijuana manufacturing facility located at 2103 Needles Highway, APN 0185266-09-0000: Applicant Robert Kaplan.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 2017-105 approving a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana manufacturing facility located at 2103 Needles Highway, APN 0185-266-09-0000.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/12%20DECEMBER/Mtg%202/cc_122717-7-2103-needleshwy.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council voted unanimously to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 2017-105 approving a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana manufacturing facility located at 2103 Needles Highway, APN 0185-266-09-0000.

 

  • Agenda Item #8:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a conditional use permit for medical marijuana distribution facility located at 2103 Needles Highway, APN 0185-26609-0000: Applicant Robert Kaplan.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 2017-106 approving a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana distribution facility located at 2103 Needles Highway, APN 0185-266-09-0000.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/12%20DECEMBER/Mtg%202/cc_122717-8-2103-needleshwy_distribution.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council voted unanimously to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 2017-106 approving a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana distribution facility located at 2103 Needles Highway, APN 0185-266-09-0000.

 

  • Agenda Item #9:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a conditional use permit for medical marijuana cultivation facility located at 900 East Broadway, APN 0186-241-61: Applicant Edward Andrade.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 2017-107 approving a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility located at 900 East Broadway Street, APN 0186-241-61.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/12%20DECEMBER/Mtg%202/cc_122717-9-900EBroadway.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council voted 4-1 to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 2017-107 approving a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility located at 900 East Broadway Street, APN 0186-241-61. Needles City Council Member Louise Evans voted “No” on this agenda item.

 

  • Agenda Item #10:

Public hearing noticed to considerall evidence and testimony for or against four Conditional use permits for medical marijuana cultivation facilities located at the corner of Victory Drive and East Broadway Street, APN 0650-323-04-0000, O650-323-05-0000 and 0650-323-07-0000; Applicant Mr. Marcus Earl Scott.

Approve the Findings of Facts and….

Resolution No. 2017-108 approving a Conditional Use Permit for Building 1 of a medical marijuana cultivation facility located at the corner of Victory Drive and East Broadway Street, APN 0650-323-04-0000, O650-323-05-0000 and 0650-323-07-0000.

Resolution No. 2017-109 approving a Conditional Use Permit for Building 2 of a medical marijuana cultivation facility located at the corner of Victory Drive and East Broadway Street, APN 0650-323-04-0000, O650-323-05-0000 and 0650-323-07-0000.

Resolution No. 2017-110 approving a Conditional Use Permit for Building 3 of a medical marijuana cultivation facility located at the corner of Victory Drive and East Broadway Street, APN 0650-323-04-0000, O650-323-05-0000 and 0650-323-07-0000.

Resolution No. 2017-111 approving a Conditional Use Permit for Building 4 of a medical marijuana cultivation facility located at the corner of Victory Drive and East Broadway Street, APN 0650-323-04-0000, O650-323-05-0000 and 0650-323-07-0000.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/12%20DECEMBER/Mtg%202/cc_122717-10-victory_EBroadway.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council voted 3-2, failing to get enough votes for approval. Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson and Needles City Council Member Louise Evans voted “No” on this agenda item.

Members of the Needles City Council then voted 4-1 to bring this agenda item back to the next Needles City Council Meeting and continue Public Hearing on this agenda item. Needles City Council Member Louise Evans voted “No”.

 

  • Agenda Item #11:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approving a conditional use permit for a medical marijuana manufacturing facility located at 110 Cibola Street, APN 0186-157-13 and 0186-157-12: Applicant Mr. Anthony Gonzalez.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 2017-112 approving a conditional use permit for a medical marijuana manufacturing facility located at 110 Cibola Street, APN 0186-157-13 and 0186-157-12.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/12%20DECEMBER/Mtg%202/cc_122717-11-110Cibola.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council voted unanimously to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 2017-112 approving a conditional use permit for a medical marijuana manufacturing facility located at 110 Cibola Street, APN 0186-157-13 and 0186-157-12.

 

  • Agenda Item #12:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approving a Conditional use permit for a medical marijuana manufacturing facility located at 2603 Columbus Drive, APN 0660-081-31: Applicant Ms. Sharon Brown.

Approve the Findings of Facts Resolution No. 2017-113 approving a conditional use permit for a medical marijuana manufacturing facility located at 2603 Columbus Drive, APN 0660-081-31.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/12%20DECEMBER/Mtg%202/cc_122717-12-2603Columbus.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council voted 3-2, failing to get enough votes for approval. Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson, Needles City Council Member Louise Evans, and Needles City Council Member Tona Belt voted “No” on this agenda item. The medical marijuana manufacturing facility was plan to go inside the old Taco Bell building, which closed their doors permanently on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016.

 

  • Agenda Item #13:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approving a Conditional use permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility located at 204 Broadway Street, APN 0186-154-13-0000: Applicant Mr. Kenji Fujishima.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 2017-114 approving a conditional use permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility located at 204 Broadway Street, APN 0186-154-13-0000.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/12%20DECEMBER/Mtg%202/cc_122717-13-204Broadway.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council then voted 4-1 to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 2017-114 approving a conditional use permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility located at 204 Broadway Street, APN 0186-154-13-0000. Needles City Council Member Louise Evans voted “No”.

 

  • Agenda Item #14:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a conditional use permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the C-2, General Commercial zone, located at 111 “D” Street, APN 0186-111-26 continued from December 12, 2017: Applicants David and Derek Deatley.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 2017-115 approving a conditional use permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility located at 111 “D” Street, APN 0186-111-26.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/12%20DECEMBER/Mtg%202/cc_122717-14-111DStreet.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council then voted 4-1 to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 2017-115 approving a conditional use permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility located at 111 “D” Street, APN 0186-111-26. Needles City Council Member Louise Evans voted “No”.

 

  • Agenda Item #15:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a converting an existing 1,125 square foot office building to a third building for medical marijuana cultivation located at 3515 Needles Highway, APN 0660-162-06: Applicant Mr. Matt Bates.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 2017-116 amending Resolution No. 2017-29 to convert an existing 1,125 Square foot office building to a third building for medical marijuana cultivation located at 3515 Needles Highway, APN 0660-162-06.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/12%20DECEMBER/Mtg%202/cc_122717-15-3515-needleshwy.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council voted unanimously to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 2017-116 amending Resolution No. 2017-29 to convert an existing 1,125 Square foot office building to a third building for medical marijuana cultivation located at 3515 Needles Highway, APN 0660-162-06.

 

**** Needles City Attorney’s Report: ****

  • Needles City Attorney John Pinkney:

**** Needles City Manager’s Report: ****

  • Needles City Manager Rick Daniels: (Not Present: Sick)

**** Needles City Council Requests: ****

  • Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson:
  • Needles City Council Member Louise Evans:
  • Needles City Council Member Clayton Hazlewood:
  • Needles Vice City Mayor Jeff Williams: (Not Present: Sick)
  • Needles City Council Member Tona Belt:
  • Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.:
  • Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget M.D.:

 

**** You can view the full adjourned Needles City Council Meeting agenda packet at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/12%20DECEMBER/Mtg%202/cc_122717-agenda%20all.pdf

**** You can view other City of Needles meetings agendas at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/

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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