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, August 14th, 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, Louise Evans and Shawn Gudmundson, Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams and Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget M.D. were present well Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy participated via teleconference call. Needles City Council Needles City Council Member Clayton Hazlewood received an excuse absence. **

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

**** Executive Session: ****

  • Agenda Item A:

Conference with real property negotiator pursuant to Government Code $54956.8: Property located abutting 409 E. Broadway, an unused right of way. Agency Negotiator, City Manager Rick Daniels or his designee. Negotiating Parties City of Needles as seller and Aaron Barnes as buyer. Under Negotiation price and terms

  • Agenda Item B:

Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation pursuant to Government Code $54956.9(d)(2) and/or (3) – Number of potential cases: one.

**** Needles City Attorney Report on Executive Session: ****

  • Agenda Item A:

Needles City Attorney reports that there was no reportable action taken.

  • Agenda Item B:

Needles City Attorney reports that there was no reportable action taken.

** Approval of Agenda: **

During Approval of Agenda, members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to continue Agenda Item #3 to September 11th, 2018 and withdrawn from the agenda: Agenda Item #21 and Agenda Item #27.

**** Public Appearances: ****

**** Interviews: ****

  • Agenda Item #1:

Interview and possible appointment(s) on various Boards and Commissions.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-1-interviews.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to appointed Bob Rath to the Needles Planning Commission.

  • Agenda Item #2:

2018 City of Needles Mid-Year Crime Statistics presentation by Captain Tarangle.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-2-sheriff.pdf

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station Captain Ross Tarangle presented the 2018 City of Needles Mid-Year Crime Statistics for the Needles, California area at the meeting.

**** Public Hearings: ****

  • Agenda Item #3:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against amending the 2006 Development Impact Fee Calculation and Nexus Report for the City of Needles and revising the fees to finance public improvements and facilities has been continued to September 11, 2018.

During Approval of Agenda, members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to continue Agenda Item #3 to September 11th, 2018.

  • Agenda Item #4:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against establishing fees for play at the Rivers Edge Golf Course.

Resolution No. 2018-40 rescinding all previous resolutions relating to fees for play at the Rivers Edge Golf Course and establishing a new fee structure.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-4-golf_fees.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Resolution No. 2018-40 rescinding all previous resolutions relating to fees for play at the Rivers Edge Golf Course and establishing a new fee structure.

**** 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 #5 through #12 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

  • Agenda Item #5:

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 NPUA and authorize and direct finance staff to make the monthly transfers from NPUA to City accounts according to the approved budget.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-5-depository_stmt.pdf

  • Agenda Item #6:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 08-14-2018-1-NPUA and Resolution No. 2018-41 authorizing an increase in the purchase/set-up charge for electrical onsite materials not to exceed $50,000 per transformer setup.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-6-transformer_setup.pdf

  • Agenda Item #7:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 08-14-2018-NPUA and Resolution No. 2018-44 authorizing expenditure of funds not to exceed $100,000 for the purchase of five transformers and ancillary parts and equipment for commercial projects.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-7-transformers.pdf

  • Agenda Item #8:

Authorize staff to move forward with continuing the proposed Toilet Replacement Pilot Program not to exceed $8,000 for Fiscal Year 2018/2019.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-8-toilet_replacement.pdf

  • Agenda Item #9:

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.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-9-renewable_energy.pdf

  • Agenda Item #10:

Authorize the City Manager to execute the Parker-Davis Funding Board Resolution No. 201801 dated April 30. 2018 not to exceed $18,000.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-10-parker_davis.pdf

  • Agenda Item #11:

Authorize the City Manager to execute Agreement Number 18-DSR-12837 with Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) to complete a facilities study in the amount of $100,000.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-11-WAPA.pdf

  • Agenda Item #12:

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

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-12-master_plan.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority unanimously voted to approve agenda items #5 and #8, and pulled agenda items #6, #7, #9, #10, #11, and #12 on the Consent Calendar for discussion; provide information on the items.

After provided with information on each of the pulled items, members of the the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority unanimously voted to approve pulled agenda items #6, #7, #9, #10, #11, and #12 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 #13 through #23 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

  • Agenda Item #13:

Approve the warrants register through August 14, 2018.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-13-warrants.pdf

  • Agenda Item #14:

Award the bid for ryegrass seed to Helena Agri-Enterprises LLC in the total bid amount of $37,259.95 for over seeding the golf course.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-14-ryegrass.pdf

  • Agenda Item #15:

Award the informal bid to Phillips Excavating Inc. in the amount of $8,300 for the demolition, removal and clean-up of the dilapidated home located at 521 Quivera Street, APN 0186-15708-000 using Sale of City Surplus Property Funds.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-15-21_Quivera.pdf

  • Agenda Item #16:

Award the informal bid to Phillips Excavating Inc. in the amount of $7,450 for the demolition, removal and clean-up of the dilapidated home located at 415 North K Street, APN 0185-10942-000 and 0185-109-47-000 using Sale of City Surplus Property Funds.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-16-North_K.pdf

  • Agenda Item #17:

Approve the Director of Public Works/City Engineer and Building Permit Technician job descriptions as updated by the City Manager and Human Resources.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-17-job_descriptions.pdf

  • Agenda Item #18:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2018-42 adopting an itemized statement of cost for abatement of property located at 216 Victory Drive, APN 0650-322-23 and 0650-322-26 and file said resolution with the County Recorder placing a lien on the property in the amount of $17,736.92.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-18-lien.pdf

  • Agenda Item #19:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2018-45 accepting the purchase offer submitted by Aaron Barnes in the amount of $2,000 for the two right-of-way sections located adjacent to 409 E. Broadway, APN 0186-241-56, 0186-241-57 and 0186-241-71.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-19-right-of-way.pdf

  • Agenda Item #20:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2018-43 establishing the appropriations limit for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 for the City of Needles in accordance with the provisions of Division 9 of Title I of the California Government Code.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-20-Gann.pdf

  • Agenda Item #21:

Award a bid to Sweeper Shop in the amount of $233,909.05 for a 2018 Schwarze A7 Tornado Regenerative Air Street Sweeper using vehicle replacement funds from sanitation and public works.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-21-street_sweeper.pdf

  • Agenda Item #22:

Approve an Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification entered into among the Federal Government, City of Needles Police Department and Needles City Council (as the governing body) for Needles’ participation in the Federal Equitable Sharing Program for use of federally forfeited cash, property, proceeds and any interest earned thereon and authorize the Mayor and City Manager’s electronic signature and the electronic submittal to the U.S. Department of Justice.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-22-equitable_sharing.pdf

  • Agenda Item #23:

State of California Housing and Community Development (HCD) Annual Progress Report for Housing Units Completed in Needles (Information Only).

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-23-housing.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve agenda items #13 through #23 on the Consent Calendar.

Regarding Action Item #21:

During Approval of Agenda, members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to withdrawn from the agenda: Agenda Item #21.

**** Regular Items: ****

  • Agenda Item #24:

Approve Application for California Welcome Center.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-24-welcome_ctr.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve application for California Welcome Center.

  • Agenda Item #25:

Receive the Council Committee Report on establishing a Visitor Center in the El Garces and provide direction including funding.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-25-visitor_ctr.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to Receive council committee report on establishing a visitor center in the El Garces Train Depot; provide direction including funding. City staff will come back to the Needles City Council with funding analysis at a later date.

  • Agenda Item #26:

Support or oppose the League of California Cities proposed resolutions to respond to the increasing vulnerabilities to local municipal authority, control and revenue and explore the preparation of a ballot measure and / or constitutional amendment that would further strengthen local democracy and authority AND declaring a commitment to support the repeal of preemption in California food and agriculture code $11501.1 that prevents local government from regulating pesticides.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-26-league.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to Support the League of California Cities proposed resolutions to respond to the increasing vulnerabilities to local municipal authority, control and revenue and explore the preparation of a ballot measure and / or constitutional amendment that would further strengthen local democracy and authority AND declaring a commitment to support the repeal of preemption in California food and agriculture code $11501.1 that prevents local government from regulating pesticides.

  • Agenda Item #27:

Accept Change Order No. 1 for the additional labor cost from Western Construction Specialists in the amount of $9,824 to complete the work at the Train Park on Front Street.

** More Information: **

Click to access cc_081418-27-train_park.pdf

During Approval of Agenda, members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to continue Agenda Item #3 to September 11th, 2018 and withdrawn from the agenda: Agenda Item #27.

**** 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 and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting agenda packet at the following City of Needles website address: ****

Click to access cc_081418-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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