Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles City Council Meeting.

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles City Council Meeting.

A Needles City Council Meeting was held on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

The Needles City Council Meeting was broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook.

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

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

**** Executive Session: ****

– Agenda Item A:

Conference with legal Counsel regarding significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government
Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) and/or (3) (One potential case related to October 11, 2019 letter from legal Counsel for Rio Buena Vista Association related to Association water and sewer facilities).

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

– Agenda Item A:

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

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

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve the pulling agenda items #3, #4 and #10 off the tonight’s agenda.

**** Public Appearances: ****

George from the Needles Chamber of Commerce spoke during Public Appearances about a few of the events and activities the Needles Chamber of Commerce has done this month and preparing for coming up.

Jared spoke in request of some people regarding overnight truckers going to the restroom in their area on Monterey Avenue near Ice Plant Road, a block west of the Needles Towne Center. Suggestion by some members of a truck weight limit along that residential street as a possible solution, City of Needles to investigate more into this issue.

Cheryl at The Healing Center spoke about their marijuana dispensary and their upcoming sale.

**** Public Hearings: ****

– Agenda Item #1:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against amending Section 13 33(d) of the Needles Municipal Code (NMC) to erect a stop sign at the northeast corner of North K Street and Front Street.

This agenda item has been continued to the next meeting on November 12th, 2019.

**** 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 #2 through #8 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

– Agenda Item #2:

Approve the warrants register through October 22, 2019

– Agenda Item #3:
(Pulled Off Tonight’s Agenda)

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2019-71 (amending Resolution No. 2018-55 cultivation Suite A), Resolution No. 2019-72 (amending Resolution No. 2018-57 distribution Suite B) and Resolution No. and 2019-73 (amending Resolution No. 2018-56 manufacturing Suite C) approving an extension of time for a conditional use permit (CUP) issued for marijuana cultivation, distribution and manufacturing facilities located at 1100 E. Broadway, APN 0186-224-02 that expired on September 25, 2019.

– Agenda Item #4:
(Pulled Off Tonight’s Agenda)

Award of contract to Michael P. Burger, MBA, CGMA, CPA to perform Tax Field Audit(s) for two cultivation facilities and one Lessee for a total cost not to exceed $16,000.

– Agenda Item #5:

Approve the Needles Rodeo Association Daily License Application for the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for their Needles Rodeo Association Jeep Dinner, November 2, 2019 at the Needles Rodeo Grounds

– Agenda Item #6:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2019-70 authorizing the City to file an application for SB2 Grant Funds and Acknowledging Receipt of the funds when received.

– Agenda Item #7:

Declare miscellaneous equipment and vehicles as surplus and authorize staff to advertise for bids and to award the bid to the highest bidder.

– Agenda Item #8:

Waive the reading and adopt resolution No. 2019-74 authorizing destruction of certain city records pursuant to Government Code Section 34090

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve agenda items #2 through #8 on the Consent Calendar, excluding pulled agenda items mentioned earlier.

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

– Agenda Item #9:

Discussion to authorize the Mayor to send a letter to San Bernardino County Voter Registrar to require voter identification at all elections.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to authorize the Mayor to send a letter to San Bernardino County Voter Registrar to require voter identification at all elections.

– Agenda Item #10:
(Pulled Off Tonight’s Agenda)

Employee Appreciation Holiday Event budget.

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

Needles City Attorney John Pinkney:

Had No Report.

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

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels:

Spoke about groundbreaking ceremony for Needles Highway coming up on Thursday.

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

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson:

Requesting suggested weight limit on Monterey Avenue.

Needles City Council Member Timothy Terral:

Had No Requests.

Needles City Council Member Clayton Hazlewood:

** Excused Absence. **

Needles Vice City Edward T. Paget M.D.:

Spoke about other members spending a few days at the League of Cities in Long Beach, California.

Needles City Council Member Tona Belt:

** Excused Absence. **

Needles City Council Member Zachery Longacre:

Thanked City of Needles for installing trash can at bus stop along J Street near the Dollar General store.

Needles City Mayor Jeff Williams:

Mentions to everybody that it was Needles City Council Member Zachery Longacre’s Birthday, everybody sung “Happy Birthday” song.

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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