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, October 27th, 2020.

 

The Needles City Council Meeting was broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook and was shared onto ZachNews website and Twitter.

*** Important Notice: ***

The Needles City Council is continuing to hold meetings pursuant to the provisions of the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 which suspends certain requirements of the Ralph M. Brown Act.

As a result of the Executive Order to stay at home, in person participation at the City Council meetings is not allowed at this time and the Council Chambers are not open to the public.

The public were able to attended tonight’s meeting of the Needles City Council via Zoom.

Needles City Council Members Shawn Gudmundson, Timothy Terral, Tona Belt, Zachery Longacre and Needles City Mayor Jeff Williams were all present inside the chamber well Needles Vice Mayor Edward T. Paget M.D. and Louise Evans were present via teleconference or Zoom.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels as well as Needles City Clerk Dale Jones were also present inside the chamber well Needles City Attorney John Pinkney was present via teleconference or Zoom.

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

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Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve tonight’s agenda.

*** 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 #1 and #2 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

– Agenda Item #1:

Approve the warrants register through October 27, 2020.

*** Agenda Item: ***

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– Agenda Item #2:

Accept the work completed by Trinity Construction Inc. for the Rivers Edge Golf Course restroom remodel project and authorize staff to issue a Notice of Completion and record with the San Bernardino County Recorder’s office (total project cost of $97,655.67).

*** Agenda Item: ***

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Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Agenda Items #1 and #2 on the Consent Calendar.

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

– Agenda Item #3:

Council direction regarding issuance of a Request for Proposals for a tenant/vendor to build and operate a visitor center.

*** Agenda Item: ***

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Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve council direction regarding issuance of a Request for Proposals for a tenant/vendor to build and operate a visitor center. This only will put out the RFP, no decision on a tenant/vendor to go into future visitor center inside the El Garces was decided tonight.

– Agenda Item #4:

Council direction regarding adoption and implementation of a pepper spray policy.

*** Agenda Item: ***

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Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Council direction regarding adoption and implementation of a pepper spray policy. This is for Code Enforcement Officer(s) to help provide protection for their code enforcement officer(s) well they’re out in the field working. This follows a recent attack on the local code enforcement officer by a dog which deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station used pepper spray against the aggressive dog.

*** 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 Tona Belt:

 

– Needles City Council Member Louise Evans:

 

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

 

– Needles City Council Member Zachery Longacre:

 

– Needles City Mayor Jeff Williams:

 

For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 145 or Press #2.

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