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, August 7th, 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 #9 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative vote.

Agenda Item #1:

Minutes of regular meeting held July 3, 2018.

Agenda Item #2:

Approve the Annual Depository Statement for fiscal year 2018-2019 for debt service, contract services, purchase payments, and reimbursement of non-utility sanitation revenues deposited with the Authority.

Agenda Item #3:
Resolution No. 8-7-18 BPU authorizing an increase in the purchase price for electrical onsite materials (not to exceed $50,000 per transformer setup).

Agenda Item #4:
Resolution No. 8-7-18-1BPU authorizing expenditure of funds not to exceed $100,000 for the purchase of five transformers and ancillary parts and equipment for commercial projects.

Agenda Item #5:
Authorize continuance of the Toilet Replacement Pilot Project not to exceed $8,000 for fiscal year 2018-2019

Agenda Item #6:
Ratify the City Manager’s purchase of Portfolio Content Category (“PCC”) 3 Renewable Energy Credits to comply with the Renewal Portfolio Standard (“RPS”) Procurement Percentage for calendar year 2018.

Agenda Item #7:
Authorize the City Manager to execute the Parker-Davis Funding Board Resolution No. 2018-01 dated April 30, 2018.

Agenda Item #8:
Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) for the quarter ending June 30, 2018 – balance of negative ($63,491) to be carried into the next quarter.

Agenda Item #9:
Authorize the City Manager to execute Agreement Number 18-DSR-12837 with Western Area Power Administration to complete a facilities study in the amount of $100,000.

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to approve Agenda Items #1 through #9 on the Consent Calendar.

**** Regular Items: ****

Agenda Item #10:

Accept Epic Engineering’s proposal for Phase II of the North Needles Water and Sewer Master Plan in an amount not to exceed $85,500.

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to accept Epic Engineering’s proposal for Phase II of the North Needles Water and Sewer Master Plan in an amount not to exceed $85,500.

Agenda Item #11:
Continued review of the 2001 water system evaluation by Boyle Engineering Corp. and list of improvements with priorities and funding.

Agenda Item #11 was information only and no votes was taken by members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities.

**** Reports: ****

Agenda Item #12:
Monthly activity report for May 2018.

Agenda Item #13:
Needles present perfected rights (PPR) report for June 2018.

Agenda Item #14:
Western Area Power Administration group power purchase Q4 FY 18 (August – September 2018) – power purchase account charged $348,853.

Agenda Item #15:
Western Area Power Administration group power purchase Q4 FY 18 (August – September 2018) – power purchase account charged $604,800.

Agenda Item #16:
State Water Resources Control Board notice of secondary maximum contaminant level exceedances for manganese at wells 08, 11, and 12 dated May 11, 2018.

Agenda Items #12-#16 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):
Mentioned about the swimming pool that got blown onto powerlines in a gust of winds, causing a power outage.

**** 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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