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

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

A Needles City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 26th, 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.

** Please Note: Council members Tona Belt, Tom Darcy, Louise Evans, Shawn Gudmundson and Clayton Hazlewood were present. Mayor Ed Paget and Vice Mayor Jeff Williams were giving an excused absence. Councilor Louise Evans was voted as presiding officer. **

** 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 (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 reportable action taken; a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was passed between the city of Needles between Teamsters Local 1932 and that agreement is dated July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019; A second MOU was passed between the city of Needles and Needles Unclassified Employees Association and is dated July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

 

**** Public Appearances: ****

 

 

**** Public Hearings: ****

  • Agenda Item #1:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a proposed zoning ordinance amendment related to allowing adult-use marijuana businesses / sales within the city.

Ordinance No. 606-AC amending sections of Chapter 12A of the Needles Municipal Code; and amending Section 96.01 of the Needles Zoning Code related to adult-use marijuana businesses (1st reading – post).

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_062618-1-marijuana.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Ordinance No. 606-AC amending sections of Chapter 12A of the Needles Municipal Code; and amending Section 96.01 of the Needles Zoning Code related to adult-use marijuana businesses (1st reading – post).

**** 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 #7 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

  • Agenda Item #2:

Approve the warrants register through June 26, 2018.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_062618-2-warrants.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #3:

Accept the bid from Western Construction Specialist in the amount of $398,861 for work included as part of the Active Transportation Program (ATP) Curb, Gutter and Sidewalk Project on sections of Bailey Ave., Lily Hill Dr., Cibola St., L St., Highland Ave., Park Ave., Washington St., and E. Broadway Ave. with an estimated total project cost of $484,168 using ATP grant funds, SBCTA and TDA Article 3 Funding and a $5,000 private donation from Dr. Matthew and Linda Kidd and authorize staff to issue a Notice of Award and Notice to Proceed.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_062618-3-curb-gutter.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #4:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2018-37 accepting a Utility Easement within the fenced area of the Lillyhill Water Booster Station on the southeast corner of Lillyhill Drive and Clary Drive (APN 0185-233-55) from Frontier Communications and direct staff to file the easement and agreement with the San Bernardino County Recorder’s Office.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_062618-4-easement.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #5:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2018-36 authorizing filing of an application for federal funding under FTA Section 5311(49 U.S.C. Section 5311), the federal program providing assistance to rural transit programs, with the California Department of Transportation.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_062618-5-transit-program.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #6:

Approve filing of a claim for Local Transportation Fund (LTF), State Transit Assistance (STA) Fund and Measure | Operations and Elderly and Handicapped for Fiscal Year 2018-2019.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_062618-6-transit.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #7:

Authorize the Mayor to sign a letter in opposition to Assembly Bill 2495 which will limit cost recovery for the City of Needles Code Enforcement activities.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_062618-7-ab2495.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve items #2 through #7 on the Consent Calendar.

 

**** Regular Items: ****

  • Agenda Item #8:

Ordinance No. 605-AC amending Ordinance No. 481-AC, 531-AC and 601-AC all of which relate to an exclusive franchise agreement with Republic Services (Allied Waste Transportation, Inc.) for the collection and handling of solid waste (1st reading – post).

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_062618-8-republic.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Ordinance 605-AC amending ordinances 481-AC, 531-AC and 601-AC relating to an exclusive franchise agreement with Republic Services (Allied Waste Transportation, Inc.) for the collection and handling of solid waste.

 

 

  • Agenda Item #9:

Authorize attendance to the ICSC Western Conference and Deal Making Event at the Los Angeles Convention Center, October 8-10, 2018 and authorize using funds from the city council travel per diem account.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_062618-9-ICSC.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to authorize anyone of the councilors to go they would only need to talk to Dale Jones to make reservations.

 

 

  • Agenda Item #10:

Co-sponsor the Holiday Fun Fair in December 2018.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_062618-10-holiday.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to double their sponsorship amount which brings the total money they can reimburse to $2,000.

 

**** 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 Meeting agenda packet at the following City of Needles website address: ****

Click to access cc_062618-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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