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, November 5th, 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: **

** 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:

Minutes of the meetings held March 6, 2018; May 1, 2018; October 16, 2018; and October 15, 2019.

– Agenda Item #2:

Ratify the city manager’s authorization to utilize wastewater capital funds to complete the Broadway and Wastewater Treatment Plant Manhole Rehabilitation project at a cost not to exceed $10,000

– Agenda Item #3:

Authorize the use of electric asset replacement funds to complete the Vista Pole Change out project at a cost not to exceed $50,000 per alley and a total cost not to exceed $250,000.

– Agenda Item #4:

Approval of Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 06-XX-30-W0452 between the City of Needles, Bureau of Reclamation and Metropolitan Water District dated October 15, 2019, for delivery of Lower Colorado Water Supply Project water.

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to approve Agenda Items #1 through #4 on the Consent Calendar, with Member McNeil abstain vote only for March 6th, May 1st and October 16th minutes of the meetings on Agenda Item #1.

** Presentations: **

– Agenda Item #5:

Telephonic presentation by Stephen Noel, R.G., Southwest Groundwater, on the Phase 1 Well Siting Investigation and Board acceptance of the Phase 1 Well Siting Investigation Report.

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to approve Agenda Item #5.

** Regular Items: **

– Agenda Item #6:

Award a bid to Stantec Consulting Services tocomplete the 2019-2020 ComprehensiveElectric, Water and Wastewater Utility Costof Service Ratemaking Study at a cost notto exceed $53,750 (electric – $10,334; water – $10,334; and wastewater – $33,082) and appoint a 2019-2020 Ratemaking Ad Hoc Committee.

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to approve Agenda Item #6.

– Agenda Item #7:

Review and discussion of the Public Works Capital Improvement Plan Construction of Year 1 Pavement Management Plan Project.

Agenda Item #7 was an Information Only and no votes were conducted from members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities.

** Reports: ****

– Agenda Item #8:

EUSI, LLC operational support services relating to the wastewater treatment facility and collection system September 2019

Agenda Item #8 was an Information Only and no votes were conducted from members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities.

– Agenda Item #9:

Needles present perfected rights (PPR) report for September 2019.

Agenda Item #9 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:

Status of electric meter calibration program (meeting of April 2, 2019).

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

** 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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