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

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: Dale Jone, City Clerk with the City of Needles (Information):

Needles, California: The Needles City Council held a meeting inside the Needles City Council Chambers on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020.

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

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

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

**** Executive Session: ****

  • Agenda Item A:

Conference with real property negotiator pursuant to Government Code $54956.8: Agency negotiator City Manager Rick Daniels or his designee. Negotiating Parties are the City of Needles as the potential seller and Needles Marina Resort Inc. as the potential buyer of the property described as a 4.94 acre leased land parcel, developed with a 42 lot portion of a mobile home park generally located at the northeast corner of Marina Drive and River Road, APN 0186-021-06. Under negotiations are the price and terms.

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

  • Agenda Item A:

Needles City Attorney reports that there was reportable action taken.

**** Public Appearances: ****

There were two people who spoke together during Public Appearance tonight.

Sayle spoke about riding her bike in her neighborhood and crashing into a bush that was leaning over onto the side of the street. Sayla would like to see the City of Needles trim bushes like that are hanging over the street.

Jared Johnson came up by the side of Sayla and spoke also about trimming bushes that are leaning over into the street or walkways.

**** Public Hearings: ****

  • Agenda Item #1:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of the Annual Account of Development Impact Fees for Fiscal Year 2019.

Approve the Annual Account of Development Impact Fees for Fiscal Year 2019.

** Agenda Item Packet: **

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Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve the Annual Account of Development Impact Fees for Fiscal Year 2019.

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

  • Agenda Item #2:

Rescind the action taken by Council at their January 14 Council meeting regarding the Measure | Street Improvements Bid Award and reject all bids for the Measure I Street Improvements AND the First Year Street Improvements and authorize staff to re-bid both projects immediately.

** Agenda Item Packet: **

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Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to authorize staff to re-bid both projects immediately. Needles City Council Member Louise Evans recused herself from this agenda item.

  • Agenda Item #3:

Authorize Council member Gudmundson to attend the San Bernardino Regional Business Summit State of the County to be held February 5 at the Toyota Arena, Ontario, CA.

** Agenda Item Packet: **

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Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to authorize Council member Gudmundson to attend the San Bernardino Regional Business Summit State of the County to be held February 5th, 2020 at the Toyota Arena, Ontario, California.

  • Agenda Item #4:

Ratify the action taken by the City Manager who executed a contract between the City of Needles and San Bernardino County Administrative Office to accept allocated funds from the California Complete Count Census 2020.

** Agenda Item Packet: **

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Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve to ratify the action taken by the City Manager who executed a contract between the City of Needles and San Bernardino County Administrative Office to accept allocated funds from the California Complete Count Census 2020.

  • Agenda Item #5:

State of Emergency Debriefing on the water system damages that began on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

** Agenda Item Packet: **

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This agenda item was information only, providing a run down of what happened before, during and after the Lillyhill Drive bridge (Not D Street Bridge) water line rupture that occurred on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 and the 1300 River Road water line rupture that occurred on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 in Needles, California.

**** 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 Louise Evans:

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: (Excused Absence)

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. 145 or Press #2.

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