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, March 12th, 2019 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

The Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting was broadcast live and recorded at ZachNews on Facebook.

** Please Note: Needles City Council Members Shawn Gudmundson, Timothy Terral, Clayton Hazlewood, Needles Vice Mayor Edward T. Paget M.D., Tona Belt, Zachery Longacre and Needles City Mayor Jeff Williams were all present. **

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

**** Executive Session: ****

  • Agenda Item A:

Conference with real property negotiators pursuant to Government Code $54956.8: Agency negotiator City Manager Rick Daniels or his designee. Negotiating Parties are the City of Needles as the potential seller, and Liana Grigoryan as the potential buyer of the property described as 1.52 acres generally located at the north west corner of W. Broadway and G Street, APN 0185-351-11 (aka 0186-095-03 and 0186-295-04). Under negotiation are the price and terms.

  • Agenda Item B:

Public Employee Performance Evaluation pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 – Employee Title: City Clerk.

 

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

  • Agenda Item A:

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

  • Agenda Item A:

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

**** Public Appearances: ****

Resident spoke during Public Appearances about wanting to see a new recycling facility so people can turn in their cans for money.

Currently, the community of Needles, California doesn’t have a recycling facility since the closure of Camdan Recycling occurred back on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015.

**** Public Hearings: ****

  • Agenda Item #1:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approving Tentative Parcel Map 19995 subdividing a 2.38+/- acre site into three parcels located at 250 Balboa Street, APN 0660-081-18; Applicant Marcus Scott.

Resolution No. 2019-11 approving Tentative Parcel Map 19995 subdividing 2.38+/- acres into three parcels located at 250 Balboa Street, APN 0660-081-18.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Resolution No. 2019-11 approving Tentative Parcel Map 19995 subdividing 2.38+/- acres into three parcels located at 250 Balboa Street, APN 0660-081-18. Needles City Council Member Zachery Longacre recused himself from this agenda item due to previously work for a medical marijuana dispensary.

  • Agenda Item #2:

Proposition 218 public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against adopting increases in rates for solid waste and recycling handling services.

Urgency Ordinance No. 613-AC amending Ordinance No. 481-AC and Ordinance No. 531-AC, both of which relate to an exclusive franchise agreement with Allied Waste Transportation, Inc. for the collection and handling of solid waste (introduced and adopted – effective immediately after adoption – rates effective April 1, 2019) OR Ordinance No. 614-AC amending Ordinance No. 481-AC and Ordinance No. 531-AC, both of which relate to an exclusive franchise agreement with Allied Waste Transportation, Inc. for the collection and handling of solid waste (1st reading – post).

After public comments and discussion, two votes were held by members of the Needles City Council on this agenda item.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Urgency Ordinance No. 613-AC amending Ordinance No. 481-AC and Ordinance No. 531-AC, both of which relate to an exclusive franchise agreement with Allied Waste Transportation, Inc. for the collection and handling of solid waste (introduced and adopted – effective immediately after adoption – rates effective April 1, 2019).

Members of the Needles City Council than unanimously voted to approve Ordinance No. 614-AC amending Ordinance No. 481-AC and Ordinance No. 531-AC, both of which relate to an exclusive franchise agreement with Allied Waste Transportation, Inc. for the collection and handling of solid waste (1st reading – post).

**** Recess The Needles City Council Meeting And Convene A Joint Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting: ****

  • Agenda Item #3:

Authorize purchase of a 2019 Chevrolet 2500 utility truck with rack using $37,116 from the water vehicle replacement fund.

Members of the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority unanimously voted to authorize purchase of a 2019 Chevrolet 2500 utility truck with rack using $37,116 from the water vehicle replacement fund.

  • Agenda Item #4:

Authorize NPUA Member(s) to attend the 2019 Solar Summit in Scottsdale, AZ on May 14-15, 2019 using the electric educational training account.

Members of the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority unanimously voted to authorize NPUA Member(s) to attend the 2019 Solar Summit in Scottsdale, AZ on May 14-15, 2019 using the electric educational training account. Phil LeJeune, member of the Needles Board of Public Utilities, will attending the 2019 Solar Summit.

**** 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 #5 through #13 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

  • Agenda Item #5:

Approve the warrants register through March 12, 2019.

  • Agenda Item #6:

Accept the Public Works Agreement between the County of San Bernardino and City of Needles for a portion of the reconstruction of Five Mile Station Road not to exceed $17,000 using available SB1 (Senate Bill 1) funds and authorize the Mayor to execute said agreement.

  • Agenda Item #7:

Waive the reading and adopt Ordinance 611-AC amending Section 13-49 of the Needles Municipal Code adding angle parking on F Street extending from Broadway to Front Street on the eastside extending to its terminus (2nd reading – adopt).

  • Agenda Item #8:

Waive the reading and adopt Ordinance No. 612-AC establishing a Local Agency Management Program (LAMP) for the City of Needles Building and Safety Division (2nd reading – adopt).

  • Agenda Item #9:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2019-12 approving, authorizing and directing execution of an amended and restated Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement relating to the California Statewide Communities Development Authority and authorize the Mayor to execute.

  • Agenda Item #10:

Accept Change Order #2 in the amount of $500 and accept the work completed by Western Construction Specialists for a total project amount of $184,575 as part of the TDA Bus Stop Improvements and Shelters/Benches project and authorize staff to issue a Notice of Completion and record with the San Bernardino County Recorder’s Office.

  • Agenda Item #11:

Approve the Needles Rodeo Association Daily License Application for the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for their Annual Colorado River Round Up Rodeo event on April 4-6, 2019 at the Needles Rodeo Grounds.

  • Agenda Item #12:

California Department of Parks and Recreation Proposition 68 first workshop to be held March 13, 2019 for community input to apply for park and recreation grant(s) (Information).

  • Agenda Item #13:

Authorize the city manager to sign the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Arizona Department of Transportation “ADOT” and the City of Needles (IGA / JPA 18-0006762-1) to perform the scoping and design work for the Needles-Arizona Bridge deck rehabilitation using $12,187 of SB1 funds for the 11.47% match.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve agenda items #5, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11 and #13, and pull agenda items #6 and #12 on the Consent Calendar.

After providing more details and short discussion, members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve agenda items #6 on the Consent Calendar. Agenda Item #12 on the Consent Calendar was an information only agenda item.

**** Needles City Council Regular Items: ****

  • Agenda Item #14:

Discussion regarding Resolution No. 2019-8 establishing an Economic Development Program utilizing 1% of marijuana tax revenues.

Members of the Needles City Council voted 4-1 to approve Resolution No. 2019-8 establishing an Economic Development Program utilizing 1% of marijuana tax revenues. Needles Vice City Edward T. Paget M.D. voted “No” on this agenda item, and Needles City Council Member Zachery Longacre recused himself from this agenda item due to previously work for a medical marijuana dispensary.

  • Agenda Item #15:

Accept Epic Engineering’s Proposal for the Needles Pavement Management Plan in an amount not to exceed $62,930 using the Streets Development Impact Fees account.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to accept Epic Engineering’s Proposal for the Needles Pavement Management Plan in an amount not to exceed $62,930 using the Streets Development Impact Fees account.

**** 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 Timothy Terral:
  • Needles City Council Member Clayton Hazlewood:
  • Needles Vice City Edward T. Paget M.D.:
  • Needles City Council Member Tona Belt:
  • Needles City Council Member Zachery Longacre:
  • Needles City Mayor Jeff Williams:

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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