Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting.

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from 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 13th, 2018 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

The Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting was broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook.

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

**** Executive Session: ****

  • Agenda Item A:

Conference with Legal Counsel regarding anticipated litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) and/or (3). (One Potential Case).

 

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

  • Agenda Item A:

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

 

**** Public Appearances: ****

 

**** Presentations: ****

  • Agenda Item #1:

Presentation to Chairman Timothy Williams, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, for their continuous support and contributions to the City of Needles and its youth.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

Chairman Timothy Williams, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, was running later and was unable to make the meeting. 

 

**** Public Hearings: ****

  • Agenda Item #2:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against changing the zone of 212 Bazoobuth. APN 0186-154-05 from “Family Residential” to “General Commercial” located near the intersection of Broadway and Bazoobuth; Applicant Mr. Kenji Fujishima.

Ordinance 603-AC approving a proposed zone change from a Family Residential (R-2) designation to a General Commercial (C-2) designation for the property located at 212 Bazoobuth, APN 0186-154-05.

** Agenda Item Information: **

Click to access cc_031318-2-zone%20change.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Ordinance 603-AC approving a proposed zone change from a Family Residential (R-2) designation to a General Commercial (C-2) designation for the property located at 212 Bazoobuth, APN 0186-154-05. 

 

  • Agenda Item #3:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against abandonment of surplus city-owned right-of-way property known as Race Street located east of T Street (Resolution No. 2017-59) has been withdrawn.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

Agenda Item #3 was withdrawn from the Needles City Council agenda.

 

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

**** Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority 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 / 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 #4 through #5 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

  • Agenda Item #4:
  • Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority Action:

Authorize funding of the 2018 Needles Unified School District Solar Camp at a cost not to exceed $16,098.65 from the electric fiscal year 2017-2018 public education/outreach program.

** Agenda Item Information: **

Click to access cc_031318-4-solar%20camp.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #5:
  • Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority Action:

Award Lincus Inc., the AB 32 greenhouse gas (GHG) third party verification service, to complete the 2017 GHG verification services not to exceed the proposed quote of $4,409.

** Agenda Item Information: **

Click to access cc_031318-5-green%20house%20gas.pdf

 

Members of the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority unanimously voted to approve Agenda Items #4 through #5 on the Consent Calendar.

Members of the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority also unanimously voted to approve Agenda Item #16 after being moved forward to the Consent Calendar.

 

**** Adjourn Needles Public Utility Authority / Needles City Council and Reconvene Needles City Council: ****

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

  • Agenda Item #6:

Approve the warrants register through March 13, 2018.

** Agenda Item Information: **

Click to access cc_031318-6-warrants.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #7:

Approve the Needles Rodeo Association Daily License Application for the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for their Annual Colorado River Round Up Rodeo event on April 5-7, 2018 at the Needles Rodeo Grounds.

** Agenda Item Information: **

Click to access cc_031318-7-rodeo.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #8:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2018-15 changing the Recreation and Park Commission regular meeting days and time.

** Agenda Item Information: **

Click to access cc_031318-8-park&rec.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #9:

Authorize the Mayor to sign the Memorandum of Understanding with the Mental Health Systems Needles Center for Change Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program and sign a letter of support for this Program.

** Agenda Item Information: **

Click to access cc_031318-9-workforce%20program.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #10:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2018-16 authorizing the Mayor, or designee, to execute right-of-way certifications for the City of Needles In Fill Sidewalks, Curbs & Gutters Improvement Project funded by Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 2 grant, Caltrans administered funds with SBCTA and TDA Article 3 funding.

** Agenda Item Information: **

Click to access cc_031318-10-sidewalks.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #11:

Accept jurisdiction of Reclamation Road and authorize the Mayor to execute the necessary implementing documents which will allow public access to adjoining private properties.

** Agenda Item Information: **

Click to access cc_031318-11-reclamation%20rd.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #12:

Submit the Bureau of Reclamation application 299 and letter which is intended only for the maintenance within the City of Needles jurisdiction upon completion of the County of San Bernardino’s improvement of Needles Highway potential project.

** Agenda Item Information: **

Click to access cc_031318-12-BOR%20needles%20hwy.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #13:

Award the informal bid to Phillips Excavating Inc. in the amount of $5,200 for the demolition and clean-up of the dilapidated manufactured home and other site clean-up located at 216 Victory Drive, Needles, APN 0650-322-23 and -26 using funds from the sale of city surplus property.

** Agenda Item Information: **

Click to access cc_031318-13-216%20victory%20demo.pdf

 

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Agenda Items #6 through #13 on the Consent Calendar.

 

**** Regular Items: ****

  • Agenda Item #14:

Resolution No. 2018-17 amending Resolution No. 2017-86 through 2017-89 condition number 61, fence requirements, for the medical marijuana cultivation facilities located at 3253, 3259, 3265 and 3271 Needles Highway and the l-40 off ramp, APN 0660-091-10, 0660-091-11, 0660091-12 and 0660-091-14.

** Agenda Item Information: **

Click to access cc_031318-14-fence%20needles%20hwy.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Resolution No. 2018-17 amending Resolution No. 2017-86 through 2017-89 condition number 61, fence requirements, for the medical marijuana cultivation facilities located at 3253, 3259, 3265 and 3271 Needles Highway and the l-40 off ramp, APN 0660-091-10, 0660-091-11, 0660091-12 and 0660-091-14.

 

  • Agenda Item #15:

Approve the Agreement between the City of Needles and David Posner to demolish and rehabilitate the Relax Inn located at 2208 Needles Highway, APN 0185-268-11 and 0185-26808.

** Agenda Item Information: **

Click to access cc_031318-15-relax%20inn.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve the Agreement between the City of Needles and David Posner to demolish and rehabilitate the Relax Inn located at 2208 Needles Highway, APN 0185-268-11 and 0185-26808.

 

  • Agenda Item #16:

Authorize the Electric System Reliability Program to inventory and to conduct preventative maintenance on the existing poles including replacement with city crews and authorize use of the city’s electric labor contractor, Western Construction Specialist, as needed. Place the project out to bid upon completion of the inventory.

** Agenda Item Information: **

Click to access cc_031318-16-electric%20program.pdf

**** Members of the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority unanimously voted to approve Agenda Item #16 after being moved forward to the Consent Calendar. ****

 

  • Agenda Item #17:

Resolution No. 2018-18 a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Needles, California, adopting a Conflicts of Interest Policy related to City involvement in Marijuana Businesses.

** Agenda Item Information: **

Members of the Needles City Council debated the Conflicts of Interest Policy related to City of Needles involvement in Marijuana Businesses, with questions regarding family members working in marijuana businesses, suggesting to or accepting donations from marijuana businesses, and rights.

 

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

  • Needles City Attorney John Pinkney:

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

  • Needles City Manager Rick Daniels:

**** 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:
  • 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 Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting agenda packet at the following City of Needles website address: ****

Click to access cc_031318-agendaALL.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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