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, July 9th, 2019 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

 

Portion of the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting was broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook, and the other portion of the meeting was recorded to be post later on ZachNews.

** Important Notice: Recording of the Needles City Council Meeting is on delay due to video related problems. When the video related problems is repaired, the video will be posted on ZachNews. **

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

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

**** Executive Session: ****

No Executive Session.

**** Approval of Agenda: ****

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to move up to the front of the agenda, Agenda Item #16 regarding a resolution declaring the City of Needles to be a “Second Amendment Sanctuary City.”

**** Public Appearances: ****

**** Regular Agende Item (Moved To Front): ****

– Agenda Item #16:

Resolution No. 2019-45 of the Needles City Council declaring the City of Needles, California to be a “Second Amendment Sanctuary City.”

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Resolution No. 2019-45 of the Needles City Council declaring the City of Needles, California to be a “Second Amendment Sanctuary City.”

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**** Public Hearings: ****

– Agenda Item #0:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approving an Escrow and Title Administrative Management Fee for the purpose of recovering a portion of the cost of services provided by the City with respect to the management of the sale of real property assets of the Successor Agency to the Needles Redevelopment Agency and approving certain related actions.

Resolution No. 2019-39 approving an Escrow and Title Administrative Management Fee for the purpose of recovering a portion of the cost of services provided by the City of Needles with respect to the management of the sale of real property assets of the Successor Agency to the Needles Redevelopment Agency and approving certain related actions.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Resolution No. 2019-39 approving an Escrow and Title Administrative Management Fee for the purpose of recovering a portion of the cost of services provided by the City of Needles with respect to the management of the sale of real property assets of the Successor Agency to the Needles Redevelopment Agency and approving certain related actions.

– Agenda Item #1:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against establishment of a proposed fare to provide prescheduled prepaid shoppershuttle transportation service (shopper shuttle pilot program) to Fort Mohave, Arizona effective as of July 10, 2019.

Resolution No. 2019-42 approving a fare for the shopper shuttle pilot program to Fort Mohave, Arizona effective as of July 10, 2019.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Resolution No. 2019-42 approving a $9.00 round fare for the shopper shuttle pilot program to Fort Mohave, Arizona effective as of July 10, 2019. This shopper shuttle is temporary until a grocery store decides to opens in Needles, California.

** Inportant Information and Notes: **

– Please make a reserve for the Shopper Shuttle by calling the Needles Regional Senior Center at: 1 (760) 326-4789 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

– The Shopper Shuttle will depart Wednesdays at around 8:15 a.m. PT from the west side parking lot of El Garces Train Depot near the intersection of Front Street and H Street.

– The Shopper Shuttle will make stops at the Walmart Supercenter, Safeway, Smith’s and CVS pharmacy in Mohave Valley, Arizona.

– The Shopper Shuttle will return to Needles, California at around 11:45 a.m. PT.

– Remain, traffic or any other delays make effect time of return, plan ahead and be patient.

– Agenda Item #2:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approving a proposed General Plan Amendment from Residential Medium Density (RM) designation to a Highway Commercial (CH) designation for the parcel located at 3353 Needles Highway, APN 0660-101-32.

Ordinance No. 623-AC approving a proposed General Plan Amendment from a Residential Medium Density (RM) designation to a Highway Commercial (CH) designation for the parcel located at 3353 Needles Highway, APN 0660-101-32.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Ordinance No. 623-AC approving a proposed General Plan Amendment from a Residential Medium Density (RM) designation to a Highway Commercial (CH) designation for the parcel located at 3353 Needles Highway, APN 0660-101-32. Needles City Council Zachery Longacre recused himself from Agenda Item #2.

– Agenda Item #3:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approving a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a two-phase, three buildings, (buildings 1, 2, and 3) marijuana cultivation facility located at 3353 Needles Highway, APN 0660-101-32; Applicant Shannon Mingworth, Fluid Holding LLC.

Resolution No. 2019-40 approving a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a two-phase, three buildings, (buildings 1, 2,and 3) marijuana cultivation facility located at 3353 Needles Highway, APN 0660-101-32; and adoption of the mitigated negative declaration and mitigation monitoring and reporting program.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Resolution No. 2019-40 approving a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a two-phase, three buildings, (buildings 1, 2,and 3) marijuana cultivation facility located at 3353 Needles Highway, APN 0660-101-32; and adoption of the mitigated negative declaration and mitigation monitoring and reporting program. Needles City Council Zachery Longacre recused himself from Agenda Item #3.

– Agenda Item #4:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approving a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a marijuana distribution facility, Building A” located at 3353 Needles Highway, APN 0660-101-32; Applicant Shannon Illingworth, Fluid Holding LLC.

Resolution No. 2019-41 approving a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a marijuana distribution facility, Building A” located at 3353 Needles Highway, APN 0660-101-32 and adoption of a mitigated negative declaration and mitigation monitoring and reporting program.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Resolution No. 2019-41 approving a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a marijuana distribution facility, Building A” located at 3353 Needles Highway, APN 0660-101-32 and adoption of a mitigated negative declaration and mitigation monitoring and reporting program. Needles City Council Zachery Longacre recused himself from Agenda Item #4.

– Agenda Item #5:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against amending Needles Municipal Code (NMC) Sections 96.08 adding “Accessory Dwelling Unit”; Section 96.00 “Table of Permissible Uses”; new Section 97.01 “Density Bonus and Related Incentives and Concessions Program”; Article IV Section 94 “Reasonable Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities” and Section 112.06 adding “Emergency Shelters and Supportive and Transitional Housing.”

Ordinance No. 619-AC amending Needles Municipal Code (NMC) Section 96.08 “Dwelling Unit” adding “Accessory Dwelling Unit” and Section 96.00 “Table of Permissible Uses” (1st reading – post).

Ordinance No. 620-AC amending Needles Municipal Code (NMC) rescinding Article VII Section 97.01 “Affordable and Elderly Housing Bonus’ and replacing it with a new Section 97.01 “Density Bonus and Related Incentives and Concessions Program” (1st Reading – Post).

Ordinance No. 621-AC amending Needles Municipal Code (NMC) Article IV, Section 94 adding “Reasonable Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities” (1st Reading – Post).

Ordinance No. 622-AC amending Needles Municipal Code (NMC) Article XII, Section 112.06 adding “Emergency Shelters and Supportive and Transitional Housing” and Section 96.01 “Table of Permissible Uses” (1st Peading – Post).

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Ordinance 619-AC,
Ordinance 620-AC,
Ordinance 621-AC and
Ordinance 622-AC.

– Agenda Item #6:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against amending Chapter 14, Article Ill entitled “Graffiti Prohibition and Removal” of the Needles Municipal Code.

Ordinance No. 624-AC amending Chapter14, Article III entitled “Graffiti Prohibition andRemoval” of the Needles Municipal Code (1st Reading – Post).

This agenda item was continued to the next Needles City Council Meeting in August 2019.

**** 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 Regular Agenda Items: ****

– Agenda Item #7:
– Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority Action:

Accept the bid from McFarland Cascade Supplier in the amount of $27,126 per year for Douglas Fir Power Poles for FY 20, FY21 and FY 22 funded by the Electric Department.

Members of the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority unanimously voted to accept the bid from McFarland Cascade Supplier in the amount of $27,126 per year for Douglas Fir Power Poles for FY 20, FY21 and FY 22 funded by the Electric Department.

– Agenda Item #8:
– Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority Action:

Authorize the City Manager to execute Parker-Davis Contract No. 87-BCA 10098, Exhibit A-1, Revision 7 which provides the City with a revised Parker-Davis Project allocation of the total hyro power allotment which remains unchanged.

Members of the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority unanimously voted to authorize the City Manager to execute Parker-Davis Contract No. 87-BCA 10098, Exhibit A-1, Revision 7 which provides the City with a revised Parker-Davis Project allocation of the total hyro power allotment which remains unchanged.

**** 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 #9 through #15 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

– Agenda Item #9:

Approve the warrants register through July 9, 2019.

– Agenda Item #10:

Approve a Close-Out Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification entered into among the Federal Government, City of Needles Police Department and Needles City Council (as the governing body) transferring the balance of the federally forfeited cash funds in the amount of $2,234.32 to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and authorize the Mayor and City Manager’s electronic signature and the electronic submittal to the U.S. Department of Justice closing out the Narcotics Forfeiture Fund.

– Agenda Item #11:

Waive the reading and adopt amended Ordinance No. 615-AC approving a General Plan Amendment from “CR” Commercial Resort to “CH” Highway Commercial and a zone change from”CRR” Commercial Residential Resort to “C3” Highway Commercial for the property located along Needles Highway, 320 Balboa, APN 0660-081-08 and -09 (2nd Reading – Publish).

– Agenda Item #12:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2019-43 approving a Second Amendment to Extend the Lease Agreement (El Garces Unit Lease for the NAT office) between the City of Needles and McDonald Transit Associates, Inc. through September 30, 2019.

– Agenda Item #13:

Accept the work completed by Redmond Construction in the total project Phase 1 amount of $107,040 as part of the CDBG Gymnasium Rehabilitation Project and authorize staff to issue aNotice of Completion and record with the San Bernardino County’s Recorders Office for a total project cost of $110,823.41

– Agenda Item #14:

Accept the work completed by Geary Floors in the total project Phase 111 amount of $106,620 as part of the CDBG Gymnasium Rehabilitation Project and authorize staff to issue a Notice ofCompletion and record with the San Bernardino County’s Recorders Office for a total project cost of $109,722.60.

– Agenda Item #15:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2019-44 authorizing the City Manager to execute Master Agreement No. 08-5220F15 and Program Supplement No. F003 with California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) for the administration of Federal-Aid Funds on the Needles – Arizona Colorado River Bridge No. 54C-0349 Deck Rehabilitation Project in the amount of $154,928 for the Scope and Design work.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve agenda items #9 through #15 on the Consent Calendar. Needles City Council Zachery Longacre recused himself from Agenda Item #11.

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

– Agenda Item #17:

Authorize the Mayor to execute a letter to theCalifornia Off Highway Motor Vehicle (OHMV) Recreation Commissionrequesting approval to use OHMV’son City streets to access desert trails.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to authorize the Mayor to execute a letter to theCalifornia Off Highway Motor Vehicle (OHMV) Recreation Commissionrequesting approval to use OHMV’son City streets to access desert trails.

– Agenda Item #18:

Discussion to authorize staff to begin thepublic hearing process for requestinga Residential Photovoltaic Determination from the California Energy Commission regarding Title 24, Part 6, Building Energy Efficiency Standards effective 2020.

Members of the Needles City Council decided to have a public hearing regarding this agenda item at the next Needles City Council Meeting in August 2019.

** Late Add-On Agenda Item: **

– Agenda Item #19:

Accept proposal of Meridian Consultants for preparation of CEQA documentation for a housing element for the city’s general plan; with the cost not to exceed $36,210.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to accept proposal of Meridian Consultants for preparation of CEQA documentation for a housing element for the city’s general plan; with the cost not to exceed $36,210.

**** 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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