Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles City Council and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting.

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles City Council and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting.

A Needles City Council and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting was held on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

The Needles City Council and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting was broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook.

** Please Note: Needles City Council Members Tona Belt, Shawn Gudmundson, Louise Evans, Clayton Hazlewood, Tom Darcy and Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams were present well Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget M.D. had an excused absent. **

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

**** Executive Session: ****

No Executive Session was held tonight. 

 

**** Public Appearances: ****

Terry Campbell spoke during Public Appearances regarding AB617 and his rebuttal on this item. 

Zachery Longacre spoke during Public Appearances regarding putting trash cans at the Train Park, issues with Live Scan that some people are having, and speaking about a complaint by a concern parent in the Gates area of Needles, California regarding children in the street; no limit lights, no crosswalks and no sidewalks; and the concern parent asking for “Children At Play” signs in their residential neighborhood. Zachery Longacre said he thinks these signs should be in all our residential neighborhoods, especially after two recent incidents involving kids versus vehicles occurred in Needles, California, including an incident just hours before the Needles City Council Meeting tonight. 

 

**** Presentations: ****

  • Agenda Item #1:

Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) Update on AB617 – Community Air Protection Program.

Current Needles Vice City Mayor Jeff Williams spoke during a PowerPoint presentation about the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) Update on AB617 – Community Air Protection Program.

Agenda Item #1 was Information Only and no voted was needed by members of the Needles City Council.

 

**** Recess The Needles City Council Meeting And Convene Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting: ****

  • Agenda Item #2:

Resolution No. 11-27-2018-SARDA authorizing the First Amendment to the Purchase and Sale Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions between the Successor Agency and Hooman Davoodi with respect to the real property located on Ice Plant Road, Needles, CA APN 0186-222-07 and approving certain related actions.

Members of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency unanimously vote to Resolution No. 11-27-2018-SARDA authorizing the First Amendment to the Purchase and Sale Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions between the Successor Agency and Hooman Davoodi with respect to the real property located on Ice Plant Road, Needles, CA APN 0186-222-07 and approving certain related actions. 

  • Agenda Item #3:

Approve the minutes of December 13, 2016; January 24, May 30, July 25, August 8 and November 14, 2017.

Members of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency unanimously vote to approve the minutes of December 13, 2016; January 24, May 30, July 25, August 8 and November 14, 2017.

 

**** Adjourn Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency and Reconvene Needles City Council: ****

**** Public Hearing: ****

  • Agenda Item #4:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approving four conditional use permits for marijuana cultivation facilities located at 1 Ice House Road, APN 0650-391-23: Applicant Curtis Devine.

Approve the Findings of Facts

Resolution No. 2018-72 approving a conditional use permit for a marijuana cultivation facility, Building 1, Suite “A”, located at 1 Ice House Road, APN 0650-391-23.

Resolution No. 2018-73 approving a conditional use permit for a marijuana cultivation facility, Building 2, Suite “A”, located at 1 Ice House Road, APN 0650-391-23.

Resolution No. 2018-74 approving a conditional use permit for a marijuana cultivation facility, Building 3, Suite “A”, located at 1 Ice House Road, APN 0650-391-23.

Resolution No. 2018-75 approving a conditional use permit for a marijuana cultivation facility, Building 4, Suite “A”, located at 1 Ice House Road, APN 0650-391-23.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously vote to approve the Findings of Facts, and Resolution No. 2018-72 approving a conditional use permit for a marijuana cultivation facility, Building 1, Suite “A”, located at 1 Ice House Road, APN 0650-391-23; Resolution No. 2018-73 approving a conditional use permit for a marijuana cultivation facility, Building 2, Suite “A”, located at 1 Ice House Road, APN 0650-391-23; Resolution No. 2018-74 approving a conditional use permit for a marijuana cultivation facility, Building 3, Suite “A”, located at 1 Ice House Road, APN 0650-391-23; and Resolution No. 2018-75 approving a conditional use permit for a marijuana cultivation facility, Building 4, Suite “A”, located at 1 Ice House Road, APN 0650-391-23.

 

  • Agenda Item #5:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approving three conditional use permits for marijuana manufacturing facilities, performing volatile and nonvolatile processing, located at 1 Ice House Road, APN 0650-391-23: Applicant Curtis Devine.

Resolution No. 2018-76 approving a conditional use permit for a marijuana manufacturing facility, Building 1, Suite “B”, performing volatile and non-volatile processing, located at 1 Ice House Road, APN 0650-391-23.

Resolution No. 2018-77 approving a conditional use permit for a marijuana manufacturing facility, Building 2, Suite “B”, performing volatile and non-volatile processing, located at 1 Ice House Road, APN 0650-391-23.

Resolution No. 2018-78 approving a conditional use permit for a marijuana manufacturing facility, Building 4, Suite “B”, performing volatile and non-volatile processing, located at 1 Ice House Road, APN 0650-391-23.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously vote to approve Resolution No. 2018-76 approving a conditional use permit for a marijuana manufacturing facility, Building 1, Suite “B”, performing volatile and non-volatile processing, located at 1 Ice House Road, APN 0650-391-23; Resolution No. 2018-77 approving a conditional use permit for a marijuana manufacturing facility, Building 2, Suite “B”, performing volatile and non-volatile processing, located at 1 Ice House Road, APN 0650-391-23; and Resolution No. 2018-78 approving a conditional use permit for a marijuana manufacturing facility, Building 4, Suite “B”, performing volatile and non-volatile processing, located at 1 Ice House Road, APN 0650-391-23.

 

  • Agenda Item #6:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approving a conditional use permit for a marijuana distribution facility located at 1 Ice House Road, APN 0650-391-23: Applicant Curtis Devine.

Approve the Findings of Facts Resolution No. 2018-79 approving a conditional use permit for a marijuana distribution facility, Building 3, Suite “C”, located at 1 Ice House Road, APN 0650-391-23.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously vote to approve the Findings of Facts Resolution No. 2018-79 approving a conditional use permit for a marijuana distribution facility, Building 3, Suite “C”, located at 1 Ice House Road, APN 0650-391-23.

 

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

  • Agenda Item #7:

Approve the warrants register through November 27, 2018.

  • Agenda Item #8:

Approve the minutes of the meetings held on December 19 and December 27, 2017; January 9, January 23, February 13 and February 27, 2018.

  • Agenda Item #9:

Waive the reading and adopt Ordinance No. 609-AC approving a General Plan Amendment from a Residential Medium Density (RM) designation to a Highway Commercial (CH) designation for the parcel known as APN 0660-162-07 located off National Old Trails Highway, north of 1-40 in the vicinity of Spikes Old 66 Storage (2nd Reading – Adopt).

  • Agenda Item #10:

Accept the resignation of Dan Pitts from the Cemetery Advisory Commission and advertise to fill the vacancies on various Boards and Commissions due to the expiration of terms.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve agenda items #7-#10 on the Consent Calendar.

 

**** Regular Items: ****

  • Agenda Item #11:

Authorize the newly elected officials to attend the League of California Cities 2019 New Mayor and Council Members Academy scheduled for January 30 to February 1, 2019 in Irvine.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to authorize newly-elected officials to attend the League of California Cities’ New Mayor and Council Members Academy Jan. 30 through February 1st, 2019 in Irvine, California.

 

**** Needles City Attorney’s Report: ****

Needles City Attorney John Pinkney:

**** Needles City Manager’s Report: ****

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels spoke about the recent structure fire at a resident along C Street and two recent incidents involving kids versus vehicles occurred in Needles, California, including an incident just hours before the meeting tonight. 

**** Needles City Council Requests: ****

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson spoke about the two recent incidents involving kids versus vehicles occurred in Needles, California, including an incident just hours before the meeting tonight. He wants to have this concern address to make sure kids are safe, and want to see more patrols by law enforcement in the areas of school zones. 

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans:

Needles City Council Member Clayton Hazlewood spoke about parking and citizen discount at Jack Smith Memorial Park in Needles, California, and that it will be on the next Needles Park and Recreation agenda. Member Clayton Hazlewood then spoke about street repair along West Broadway, street lights on J Street, sidewalk street repair where the new sidewalk was placed recently on Bailey Avenue, and he ending the Special Committee of the Cannabis Tax Refund Program and would like to see the Cannabis Tax Refund Program on the next Needles City Council Meeting agenda for a vote. Member Clayton Hazlewood also said to get some trash cans at the Train Park. 

Needles City Council Member Tona Belt thanked the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Needles, California and Set Free Church for their work putting the Thanksgivings Dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Member Tona Belt then spoke about the upcoming Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018 on Saturday in Downtown Needles, California. Member Tona Belt then spoke about her working on setting up a fresh fruit and vegetable stand so that people in our community can go and purchase fruit and vegetable.

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy:

Needles Vice City Mayor Jeff Williams:

 

**** You can view the full Needles City Council and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting agenda packet at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/11%20NOVEMBER/MEETING%201/cc_111318-agendaALL.pdf

**** You can view other City of Needles meetings agendas at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/2018_CITY_MEETING.html

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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