Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles Planning Commission Meeting.

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles Planning Commission Meeting.A Needles Planning Commission Meeting was held on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 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: **
**** Old Business: ****
Agenda Item #6(A):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a Special Use Permit (SUP) for a Recreational Vehicle (RV) Park, located at 4418 My Place Road, Needles, CA, also known as Assessor’s Parcel Number 0660-251-38.

Agenda Item #6(A) was continued to the next meeting on July 3rd, 2019.

**** New Business: ****
Agenda Item #7(B):
A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a Special Use Permit (SUP) for Expansion of the River Palms Resort Mobile Home Park, including two additional parcels Totaling approximately 3 acres and the addition of 29 mobile homes. (Continued from the 5-1-2019 meeting).

Approve the Findings of Facts, and Resolution No. 06-05-2019 PC approval of a Special Use Permit (SUP) for Expansion of the River Palms Resort Mobile Home Park, including two additional parcels totaling approximately 3 acres and the addition of 29 mobile homes.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the Findings of Facts, and Resolution No. 06-05-2019 PC approval of a Special Use Permit (SUP) for Expansion of the River Palms Resort Mobile Home Park, including two additional parcels totaling approximately 3 acres and the addition of 29 mobile homes.

Agenda Item #7(C):
A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a General Plan Amendment For APNs 0660-081-01 through 04; 0660-081-08 and 09, and 0660-091-04 from Commercial Resort (CR) to Highway Commercial (HC), and a Zone Change from Commercial Resort Residential (CRR) to Highway Commercial (C-3). Said properties are located in the vicinity of Needles Highway And Balboa Street.

Approve the Findings of Facts, and Resolution No. 06-05-2019-1 PC recommending approval of:

1) A General Plan Amendment for APNs 0660-081-01 through 04; 0660-081-08 and 09, and 0660-091-04 from Commercial Resort (CR) to Highway Commercial (HC), and

2) A Zone Change for APNs 0660-081-01 through 04; 0660-081-08 and 0 and 0660-091-04 from Commercial Resort Residential (CRR) to Highway Commercial (C-3).

Said properties are located in the vicinity of Needles Highway and Balboa Street.

Motion was to approve the Findings of Facts, and Resolution No. 06-05-2019-1 PC recommending approval of: 1) A General Plan Amendment for APNs 0660-081-01 through 04; 0660-081-08 and 09, and 0660-091-04 from Commercial Resort (CR) to Highway Commercial (HC), and 2) A Zone Change for APNs 0660-081-01 through 04; 0660-081-08 and 0 and 0660-091-04 from Commercial Resort Residential (CRR) to Highway Commercial (C-3).
Members of the Needles Planning Commission voted 4-2; motion failed to pass.
Before the vote, Needles Planning Commission Barbara L. Beard read an update regarding the old Needles Lagoon. Members of the Needles Planning Commission than discussed the old Needles Lagoon and the latest update on if the old Needles Lagoon could be restored. There was also discussion on water rights and where’s the money going to come from on restoring the old Needles Lagoon, and what will be the benefit of the Zone Change and what would be done with the property.
**** New Business (Part 2): ****
Agenda Item #8(D):
A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against amendment of the Needles Municipal Code (NMC) Zoning Sections Creating a Mixed use Overlay Zone.
Agenda Item #8(D) was continued to the next meeting on July 3rd, 2019.
**** Board Requests: ****
Members of the Needles Planning Commission:
**** City Manager Report: ****
Needles City Manager Rick Daniels:
For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact Cindy Semione, Secretary to the Board, at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 327.
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