Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles Planning Commission Meeting.

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles Planning Commission Meeting.

A Needles Planning Commission Meeting was held on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

The Needles Planning Commission Meeting was broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook.

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

**** Old Business: ****

  • Agenda Item #6(A):

Application from Palms River Resort for a Special Use Permit to allow the installation of a 40’ tower to provide wireless internet service, located at 4170 Needles Highway, Needles, CA 92363 in the “CRR” Commercial Resort Residential Zone, also known as APN 0660-211-39.

Agenda Item #6(A) was continued to the next Needles Planning Commission Meeting.

  • Agenda Item #6(B):

An application from Mr. Don Brown for a Special Use Permit (SUP) for a Recreational Vehicle (RV) Park, located at 4418 My Place Road, Needles, CA, also known as Assessor’s Parcel Number 0660-251-38.

Agenda Item #6(B) was continued to the next Needles Planning Commission Meeting.

**** New Business: ****

  • Agenda Item #7(A):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against Rescinding Resolution No. 12-20-2017-13 PC adding a third building to the existing Conditional Use Permit, Bldg, 3, For Medical Marijuana Cultivation, and recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana distribution facility, Bldg. 3, in the C-3 Highway Commercial Zone, located at 3515 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0660-162-06.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 04-18-2018 PC rescinding Resolution No. 12-20-2017-13 PC adding a Third building, Bldg. 3, to the existing Conditional Use Permit, For Medical Marijuana Cultivation, and recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana distribution facility, Bldg. 3, in the C-3 Highway Commercial Zone, located at 3515 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0660-162-06.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 04-18-2018 PC.

  • Agenda Item #7(B):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana distribution facility, Suite “D”, in the C-3, Highway Commercial Zone, located at 101 W. Spike’s Road, also known as APN 0650-431-10.

Approve the Findings of Facts andResolution No. 04-18-2018-1 PC recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana distribution facility, Suite “D”, in the C-3, Highway Commercial zone, located at 101 Spike’s Road, also known as APN 0650-431-10.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 04-18-2018-1 PC.

  • Agenda Item #7(C):

Inventory of Permitted Shipping Containers.

Agenda Item #7(C) was information only and no votes was taken by members of the Needles Planning Commission.

  • Agenda Item #7(D):

Amend Planning Commission Meeting Schedule to One Meeting Per Month.

Agenda Item #7(D) was discretionary only and no votes was taken by members of the Needles Planning Commission.

**** Consent Items: ****

  • Agenda Item A:

Request for CUP Amendment from Harry Ezajian reducing the size of the approved Medical Marijuana Manufacturing CUP from 2,121 square feet to 1,383 square feet.

Agenda Item A on Consent Items was information only and no votes was taken by members of the Needles Planning Commission.

**** Board Requests: ****

  • Members of the Needles Planning Commission:

Needles Planning Commission Member Janet Jernigan spoke about 3 matters.

Janet spoke about her concern of the amount of people using the ball fields for a dog park, not picking after their pets. Janet mention about signs that are posted in Bullhead City, Arizona that tells the public “No Dogs Allow”, and to have signage like that at our sports fields, not at Jack Smith Memorial Park. Janet also mention about the local dog park that the community and public can use, Spike’s Desert Dog Park located on the corner of Flip Mendez Parkway and Hospitality Lane in Needles, California.

Janet then spoke about her concern regarding a home along Orange Avenue with appliances in the front yard, saying that it doesn’t look good for our physical appearance near the high school and it isn’t commercially zone.

Afterwards, Janet spoke about her concern of signs for a jerky business doesn’t like the all of the signs leading up to local fresh jerky business in Klinefelter and along the street our Needles streets, especially when you drive over the bridge (Spotted in picture above). Janet said that these are handmade signs, not professional and faded out, and they put them every.

**** City Manager Report: ****

  • Needles City Manager Rick Daniels:

**** 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 Cindy Semione, Secretary to the Board, at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 327.

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