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, July 10th, 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: Needles City Council Members Tona Belt, Tom Darcy, Louise Evans and Shawn Gudmundson, and Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget M.D. were present. Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams and Councilor Clayton Hazlewood were given excused absent. **

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

**** Executive Session: ****

No Executive Session Held Tonight.

 

**** Public Appearances: ****

 

**** Administer Oath of Office: ****

  • Agenda Item #1:

Administer Oath of Office to Patrick Martinez, Director of Development Services.

Needles City Clerk Dale Jones administered the oath of office to Patrick Martinez, Director of Development Services.

Afterwards, Patrick Martinez shook hands with Needles City Clerk Dale Jones, Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget M.D. and other Needles City Council Members welcoming him and thanking him for his work with the City of Needles.

 

**** Public Hearings: ****

  • Agenda Item #2:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approving a conditional use permit for a medical marijuana distribution facility located at 1203 E Broadway, APN 650-361-05; Applicant, Justin King.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 2018-38 approving a conditional use permit for a medical marijuana distribution facility located at 1203 E Broadway, Suite B, APN 650-361-05.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_071018-2-marijuana-dist.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 2018-38 approving a conditional use permit for a medical marijuana distribution facility located at 1203 E Broadway, Suite B, APN 650-361-05.

 

**** 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 #3 through #6 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

  • Agenda Item #3:

Approve minutes of September 26, October 10 and October 24, 2017.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_071018-3-minutes.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #4:

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

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_071018-4-vehicles.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #5:

Authorize the City Manager to execute Amendment 2 to the Joint Funding Agreement (“JFA”) 15WSCA600101110_A2 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.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_071018-5-all-american.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #6:

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.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_071018-6-shaver-substation.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority unanimously voted to approve agenda items #3 through #5 and pulled agenda item #6 on the Consent Calendar.

After a short discussion, members of the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority unanimously voted to approve agenda item #6 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 #7 through #14 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

  • Agenda Item #7:

Approve the warrants register through July 10, 2018.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_071018-7-warrants.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #8:

Approve the minutes of October 10 and October 24, 2017.

** More Information: **

No Agenda Packet for Agenda Item #8 Provided.

 

  • Agenda Item #9:

Accept the work completed by Benold Construction for the Shade Structure project in the amount of $70,000 and direct staff to issue and record a Notice of Completion with the San Bernardino County Recorder’s Office.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_071018-9-structure.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #10:

Waive the reading and adopt 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 (2nd Reading – Adopt).

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_071018-10-marijuana-ord.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #11:

Waive the reading and adopt 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 (2nd Reading – Adopt).

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_071018-11-alllied.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #12:

Approve the Authorized Position List to be included as part of the approved Fiscal Year 2018-2019 budgets.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_071018-12-authorized-positions.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #13:

Approve the Compliance Agreement to issue the property owner for an extension to their building permit to correct all of the city code violations at The Burger Hut located at 701 W. Broadway St, APN 0186-107-14 14.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_071018-13-burger-hut.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #14:

Authorize the City Clerk to publish a notice of vacancy, due to the resignation of Debra Downey, to the Park & Recreation and Planning Commission with terms to expire December 31, 2018.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_071018-14-vacancy.pdf

 

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve agenda items #7 through #14 on the Consent Calendar.

 

**** Regular Items: ****

  • Agenda Item #15:

Discussion regarding Needles Unified School District Development Impact Fees.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_071018-15-school-impact-fees.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to send a letter to the Needles Unified School District in order to start discussions on the development impact fees and nominated Needles City Council Member Louise Evans, Needles City Council Member Clayton Hazlewood and Needles Vice City Mayor Jeff Williams to a committee in order to follow up with the Needles Unified School District.

 

**** 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.:

 

**** After the Meeting Interview: ****

After the meeting, ZachNews talks with Needles City Manager Rick Daniels regarding the unanimous voted approving Agenda Item #10, allowing marijuana to be sold for adult use purposes in Needles, California.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels tells ZachNews that there is a waiting period and after 30 days, and if dispensaries and cultivations get their state permits issued, they can sell adult use purposes.

 

**** 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_071018-agendaALL.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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