Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles Board of Public Utilities Meeting.

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles Board of Public Utilities Meeting.

A Needles Board of Public Utilities Meeting was held on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

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

**** 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 Chairman or any Member of the Board may pull an item from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Prior to Board action, a member of the public may address the Board on matters scheduled on the Consent Calendar. A three-minute time limit per person applies. Recommended Action: Approve Items #1 through #3 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative vote.

Agenda Item #1:
Minutes of regular meeting held June 5, 2018.

Agenda Item #2:
Approve the Joint Funding Agreement (“JFA”) 15WSCA600101110 for the continuation of the monitoring network to improve understanding of the groundwater that impacts the water quality and quantity at the City of Needles well fields at the All American Canal.

Agenda Item #3:
Approve change order #1 for the Murl Shaver Substation which shall not exceed the amount of $300,000 for the additional materials purchased and construction labor to Western Construction Specialist to complete the substation.

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to approve Agenda Items #2 through #3 and voted 4-1 with to approve Agenda Item #1 on the Consent Calendar.

Needles Board of Public Utilities Member Stephen Moffit abstain himself from voting on Agenda Item #1.

**** Regular Items: ****

Agenda Item #4:
Authorize use of $502,000 from the asset replacement fund over the next year to purchase replacement electric department vehicles subject to lowest bid review.

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to authorize use of $502,000 from the asset replacement fund over the next year to purchase replacement electric department vehicles subject to lowest bid review.

Agenda Item #5:
Infrastructure Development Financing: Development Impact Fee Report.

Agenda Item #5 was discretionary, but members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to approve

Agenda Item #6:
Continued review of the 2001 water system evaluation by Boyle Engineering Corp. and list of improvements with priorities and funding.

Agenda Item #6 was information only and no votes was taken by members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities.

**** Reports: ****

Agenda Item #7:
Monthly activity report for April 2018.

Agenda Item #8:
Needles present perfected rights (PPR) report for May 2018.

Agenda Item #9:
Lily Hill booster station electric panel update.

Agenda Item #10:
Western Area Power Administration group power purchase Q4 FY 18 (July 2018).

Agenda Item #11:
Wastewater treatment plant digester cleaning activity.

Agenda Items #7-#11 were all information only and no votes was taken by members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities.

**** Pending Matters (Not For Discussion At This Time): ****

Agenda Item A:
Audit suggestions relating to inventory control and security procedures at the city/utility offices (meeting of January 16, 2018).

Agenda Item B:
Review rate policy relating to customer generators and mandate that all new construction have rooftop solar (meeting of May 15, 2018).

Agenda Item C:
Statement of Policies (electric) revision (meeting of June 5, 2018).

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

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels:
Agenda Item A: Incident Report(s):

**** Board Requests: ****

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities:

**** 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 Board of Public Utilities Meetings, please contact Cheryl K. Sallis at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 315.

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