Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles Board of Public Utilities Meeting.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: Cheryl K. Sallis with the City of Needles (Information):

Needles, California: The Needles Board of Public Utilities held a meeting inside the Needles City Council Chambers on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020.

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: ****

** Administer Oath of Office: **

Administer Oath of Office and welcome newly appointed Member Robert Savant.

The Oath of Office was administrated by Cheryl K. Sallis with the City of Needles to newly appointed Member Robert Savant, and members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities welcomed Robert Savant and members introduced themselves.

** 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 #6 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative vote.

  • Agenda Item #1:

Approval of minutes of the adjourned regular meeting held December 3, 2019 and adjourned regular meeting held January 2, 2020.

** Agenda Item Packet: **

ub_020420-1 minutes 120319&010220

  • Agenda Item #2:

Letter of Commendation to all City employees involved in the recent main water line break and subsequent additional failures of the water system.

** Agenda Item Packet: **

ub_020420-2 letter of commendation

  • Agenda Item #3:

Accept the annual report to the California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program for the year ending December 31, 2018.

** Agenda Item Packet: **

ub_020420-3 CEC power source disclosure

  • Agenda Item #4:

Authorize Chairman Campbell to attend the 2020 Mountain States Ground Water Expo February 6-7, 2020 in Laughlin, Nevada.

** Agenda Item Packet: **

ub_020420-4 mntn states ground water expo

  • Agenda Item #5:

Western Area Power Administration group purchase power June 2020.

** Agenda Item Packet: **

ub_020420-5 western group purchase power

  • Agenda Item #6:

Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) for months ending October, November and December 2019 and continuation of over-hydro rate of $0.1079 as established October 1, 2019.

** Agenda Item Packet: **

ub_020420-6 PCA Oct, Nov & Dec ’19

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to approve Agenda Items #1 and #3 through #6 with Agenda Item #2 be pulled to provide more details on the Consent Calendar. Board of Public Utilities Member Robert Savant abstain from Agenda Item #1.

After more details were provided regarding Agenda Items #2, members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to approve Agenda Items #2.

** Regular Items: **

  • Agenda Item #7:

Review and approval of the fiscal year 2019-2020 midyear budget revisions.

** Agenda Item Packet: **

ub_020420-7 budget revisions

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to approval of the fiscal year 2019-2020 midyear budget revisions.

  • Agenda Item #8:

Authorize two (2) Board Members to attend the Lower Colorado River Tour 2020 on March 11-13, 2020.

** Agenda Item Packet: **

ub_020420-8 lower colorado river tour

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to authorize Board of Public Utilities Member Robert Savant to attend the Lower Colorado River Tour 2020 on March 11-13, 2020.

** Reports (Information Only Agenda Items): **

  • Agenda Item #9:

Debriefing on the State of Emergency main water line break and subsequent additional failures of the water system.

** Agenda Item Packet: **

ub_020420-9 emergency debriefing

  • Agenda Item #10:

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

** Agenda Item Packet: **

ub_020420-10 EUSI report Dec ’19

  • Agenda Item #11:

Monthly activity report for October 2019.

** Agenda Item Packet: **

ub_020420-11 monthly activity report Oct ’19

** Pending Matters (Not For Discussion At This Time): **

  • Agenda Item A:

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

** 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.

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