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 27th, 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 Labor Negotiator pursuant to California Government Code $54957.6 – Personnel – Agency Representative City Manager Rick Daniels – Employee Organizations: Needles Unclassified Employees Association (N.U.E.A.) and San Bernardino Public Employees Association (S.B.P.E.A.) Teamsters Local 1932.

 

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

  • Agenda Item A:

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

 

**** Public Appearances: ****

Pastor Jim Jones of Firehouse Ministries in Needles, California spoke about an issue he’s having regarding the Needles Planning Commission and a shipping container located on an undeveloped parcel of land located near the border of the Great West Truck Repair facility on Balboa Place that is going to be use as a food pantry.

The matter was discussed during the Needles Planning Commission Meeting was held on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018, under Agenda Item #7(A).

** More Information: **

https://zachnews.net/2018/03/22/needles-ca-summary-and-voting-results-from-the-needles-planning-commission-meeting-21/

 

**** Presentations: ****

(Last Minute Add-On): Presentation to Chairman Timothy Williams, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, for their continuous support and contributions to the City of Needles and its youth.

Needles City Mayer Edward T. Paget presented Chairman Timothy Williams, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, with a plaque for the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe’s continuous support and contributions to the City of Needles and its youth.

 

**** Public Hearings: ****

  • Agenda Item #1:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana distribution facility in the C-3, Highway Commercial zone located at 3247 Needles Highway, APN 0660-091-09: Applicant, Robert Kaplan.

Resolution No. 2018-19 approving a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana distribution facility located at 3247 Needles Highway, Suite “E”, APN 0660-091-09.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Resolution No. 2018-19 approving a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana distribution facility located at 3247 Needles Highway, Suite “E”, APN 0660-091-09.

 

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

  • Agenda Item #2:
  • Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority Action:

Accept the completed Labor Assembly portion of Outsource Utility Construction Corp for the Yoney Substation (aka Bush Street Substation) in the amount of $315,000 and authorize staff to file a Notice of Completion with the San Bernardino County Recorder.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

  • Agenda Item #3:
  • Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority Action:

Accept the completed work of Outsource Utility Construction Corp for the Yoney Substation (aka Bush Street Substation) to Spikes Road Intertie Contract Labor portion in the amount of $1,204,561 and authorize staff to file a Notice of Completion with the San Bernardino County Recorder.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

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

Authorize the City Manager, subject to acceptable terms, conditions and pricing, to execute all necessary agreements that will enable the City of Needles to accept the Aqua Caliente Band’s allocation of Parker-Davis Project Firm Electric Service for the period April 30, 2018 to September 30, 2028, Contract No. 09-DSR-12046 Amendment No. 2 between Western Area Power Administration, Aqua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the City of Needles.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

Members of the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority unanimously voted to approve Agenda Items #2 through #4 on 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 #5 through #8 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

  • Agenda Item #5:

Approve the warrants register through March 27, 2018.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

  • Agenda Item #6:

Ordinance No. 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 (2nd Reading – Adopt).

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

  • Agenda Item #7:

7) Approve the Agreement and issue Medical Investor Holdings, LLC a temporary Certificate of Occupancy for Building 2 (Suites A, C & E) located at 3247 Needles Highway, APN 0660-091-09.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

  • Agenda Item #8:

Accept the work completed by Phillips Excavating Inc. for landscape work on the southwest side ollar General to Leonard Owensby Dr. for a total project cost of $24,997 and authorize said amount to be transferred from the sale of city owned property restricted fund and authorize staff to file a Notice of Completion with the San Bernardino County Recorder.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Agenda Items #5 through #8 on the Consent Calendar.

 

**** Regular Items: ****

  • Agenda Item #9:

Resolution No. 2018-17 amending Resolution No.’s 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 at the l-40 off ramp, APN 0660-091-10, 0660-091-11, 0660-091-12 and 0660-091-14.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

Members of the Needles City Council voted 4 to 2 to approve Resolution 2018-17 amending resolutions 2017-86 through 89: fencing requirements for medical marijuana cultivation facilities at 3253, 3265 and 3271 Needles Highway at the Interstate 40 off ramp. Needles City Council Member Clayton Hazlewood and Needles Vice City Mayor Jeff Williams voted “No” on this Agenda Item #9.

 

  • Agenda Item #10:

Accept the resignation of Councilmember Dr. Robert Richardson effective April 24, 2018 and declare a vacancy with a term to expire December 11, 2018 and provide direction to fill said vacancy.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to accept the resignation of Councilmember Dr. Robert Richardson effective April 24, 2018 and declare a vacancy with a term to expire December 11, 2018 and provide direction to fill said vacancy.

 

  • Agenda Item #11:

Approve a letter executed by the Mayor voicing the City’s objection to discontinuing long distance Amtrak Service and authorizing advocacy to retain it.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve a letter executed by the Mayor voicing the City’s objection to discontinuing long distance Amtrak Service and authorizing advocacy to retain it.

 

  • Agenda Item #12:

Resolution No. 2018-18 adopting a Conflicts of Interest Policy related to City involvement in Marijuana Businesses is being revised and will be discussed at the April 10 Council meeting.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

Agenda Item #12 will be discussed at the next Needles City Council Meeting being held on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018.

 

**** 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_032718-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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