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, June 12th, 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 954957.6 – Personnel – Agency Representative City Manager Rick Daniels – Employee Organizations: Needles Unclassified Employees Association (NUEA) and San Bernardino Public Employees Association (SBPEA) 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: ****

 

 

**** Public Hearings: ****

  • Agenda Item #1:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a proposed fare increase for ridership on the Needles Area Transit (NAT) effective as of July 1, 2018.

Resolution No. 2018-30 approving a fare increase for ridership on the Needles Area Transit (NAT) effective as of July 1, 2018.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_061218-1-NAT.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Resolution No. 2018-30 approving a fare increase for ridership on the Needles Area Transit (NAT) effective as of July 1, 2018.

 

  • Agenda Item #2:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against proposed fare increases for ridership on the Senior/Disabled Dial-a-Ride (DAR) transportation service and the DAR medical transportation service effective as of July 1, 2018.

Resolution No. 2018-31 approving a fare increase for ridership on the Senior/Disabled Dial-a- Ride (DAR) transportation service and the DAR medical transportation service effective as of July 1, 2018.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_061218-2-dial-a-ride.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Resolution No. 2018-31 approving a fare increase for ridership on the Senior/Disabled Dial-a- Ride (DAR) transportation service and the DAR medical transportation service effective as of July 1, 2018.

 

 

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

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

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against proposed NPUA and City budgets for FY 2019.

Resolution No. 06-12-2018-NPUA and Resolution No. 2018-33 adopting the proposed budgets for Fiscal Year 2018-2019.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_061218-3-budget-18-19.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority unanimously voted to approve Resolution No. 06-12-2018-NPUA and Resolution No. 2018-33 adopting the proposed budgets for Fiscal Year 2018-2019.

 

**** 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:

Accept the bid of Border States Electric for Cooper Brand underground pad mounted transformers for FY18, FY19 and FY20.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_061218-4-transformer.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #5:

Accept the annual report to the California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program for the year ending December 31, 2017 as attested by Rainie Torrance on May 31, 2018.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_061218-5-energy-commission.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority unanimously voted to approve items #4 through #5 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 #6 through #10 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

  • Agenda Item #6:

Approve the warrants register through June 12, 2018.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_061218-6-warrants.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #7:

Authorize the Mayor to sign a letter in opposition to Senate Bill 1302 which would prohibit local governments the ability to prohibit a licensee from delivering cannabis within or outside the jurisdictional boundaries of that local jurisdiction.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_061218-7-sb1302.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #8:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2018-34 authorizing the destruction of certain records pursuant to Government Code Section 34090.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_061218-8-records.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #9:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2018-35 approving abandonment of an unused public utility easement (P.U.E.) crossing Parcel 3 of Parcel Map 19526 located east of Riverview Terrace Road and north of Terrance Drive and direct staff to record the abandonment with San Bernardino County Recorder’s Office.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_061218-9-utility-easement.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #10:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2018-32 accepting the Zero Tolerance Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy of Transit Ways DBA McDonald Transit Associates, Inc. adopted April 1, 2018 and modified effective May 31, 2018, as it relates to McDonald’s operation of Needles Area Transit.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_061218-10-McDonald-NAT.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve items #6 through #10 on the Consent Calendar.

 

**** Regular Items: ****

  • Agenda Item #11:

Review Development Impact Fee Report.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_061218-11-development-impact-fees.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council reviewed the Development Impact Fee Report.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to send the report to the planning commission, utility board and parks and recreation commission to review the Development Impact Fee Report.

 

  • Agenda Item #12:

Discussion to allow the local dispensaries to sell adult use cannabis.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_061218-12-cannabis.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council discussed at length to allow the local dispensaries to sell adult use cannabis.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to requested the Needles City Attorney to include allowing the existing dispensaries to sell recreational marijuana in the city’s cannabis ordinance, currently being revised.

The item will be discussed during the Needles Planning Commission being held at 4:00pm PT on Wednesday, June 20th, 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.:

 

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams gives a report on International Council of Shopping Centers’ RECon 2018 during the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting held on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

Officials from the City of Needles attended the International Council of Shopping Centers’ RECon 2018, also known as I.C.S.C. RECon 2018, that was held from Sunday, May 20th, 2018 to Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 inside the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams spoke about who they met with and what happened during the convention which is the largest global gathering of retail and real estate professionals, developers, owners and brokers.

The RECon 2018 convention includes professional development day, conference sessions, professional development worships, keynote presentations and other real estate related events.

 

**** 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_061218-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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