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 will be held on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

 

The Needles Board of Public Utilities Meeting was broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook.

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

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities held a moment of silence at the beginning of the meeting for Jerry Porter, Water Operator Supervisor for the City of Needles, who passed away.

** 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 #4 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative vote.

  • Agenda Item #1:

Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting held March 5, 2019.

  • Agenda Item #2:

Authorize purchase of an Altec AT48M 2019 Dodge 5500 4×4 electric boom truck at a cost not to exceed $135,000 using electric vehicle replacement funds.

  • Agenda Item #3:

Accept Lincus Incorporated’s proposal to provide AB 32 Greenhouse Gas Emission Verification Services for 2018 and 2019 at a cost not to exceed $4,914 per each year (total of $9,828).

  • Agenda Item #4:

Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) for month ending January 31, 2019 and continuation of over-hydro rate of $0.0917 as established October 1, 2018.

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to approve Agenda Items #1 through #4 on the Consent Calendar.

** Regular Items: **

No Regular Items. 

** Reports: ****

  • Agenda Item #5:

Inventory control per audit suggestion.

Agenda Item #5 was an Information Only and no votes were conducted from members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities.

  • Agenda Item #6:

EUSI’s agreement and wastewater operator status.

Agenda Item #6 was an Information Only and no votes were conducted from members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities.

** Pending Matters (Not For Discussion At This Time): **

  • Agenda Item A:

Review rate policy relating to customer generators and solar mandate established by the
California Energy Commission (meeting of February 5, 2019).

  • Agenda Item B:

Audit showing due to/due from others and the disproportionate share of water and
wastewater compared to electric (meeting of March 5, 2019).

No votes were conducted from members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities on Agenda Items A and B.

** Needles City Manager’s Report: **

– Agenda Item #A: Incident Report(s):

** Needles Board of Public Utilities Requests: **

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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