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, November 3rd, 2020.

The Needles Board of Public Utilities Meeting was broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook.

The City of Needles wants to remain the public that the Needles Board of Public Utilities 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 California’s Executive Order to “Stay-At-Home”, the City of Needles said that in person participation at the Needles Board of Public Utilities meetings is not allowed at this time and the Needles City Council Chambers are not open to the public.

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

– Agenda Item #1:

Approval of minutes of the regular meetings held September 1 and October 6, 2020.

*** Agenda Item Packet: ***

ub_110320-1 minutes 090120 & 100620

– Agenda Item #2:

Accept Grant Agreement #4600012245 between the State of California Department of Water Resources and Coachella Valley Water District, Sub-Project 12.a, in the amount of $38,909 to complete the water system cost and efficiency comparison project to include technical review of well #11 and complete the review of the hydrology report to narrow the pool of potential new well sites to the most feasible and cost effective option.

*** Agenda Item Packet: ***

ub_110320-2 DWR grant agreement

– Agenda Item #2:

Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) for months ending July and August 2020 and continuation of over-hydro rate of $0.0860 effective September 1, 2020.

*** Agenda Item Packet: ***

ub_110320-3 PCA July & Aug ’20

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to approve Agenda Items #1 through #3 on the Consent Calendar.

***** Regular Items: *****

– Agenda Item #4:

Recommendation that the Needles Public Utility Authority adopt their Resolution No. 11-10-2020-NPUA authorizing issuance of Water Revenue Bonds, Series 2020, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $6 million, appointing a Trustee, approving the execution and delivery of an Indenture of Trust, Bond Purchase Agreement and Continuing Disclosure Certificate, approving a Preliminary Official Statement and authoring preparation of a Final Official Statement, authorizing negotiation of terms of the sale of said bonds, and authorizing certain other matters in connection therewith.

*** Agenda Item Packet: ***

ub_110320-4 water revenue bonds

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to adopt their Resolution No. 11-10-2020-NPUA authorizing issuance of Water Revenue Bonds, Series 2020, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $6 million, appointing a Trustee, approving the execution and delivery of an Indenture of Trust, Bond Purchase Agreement and Continuing Disclosure Certificate, approving a Preliminary Official Statement and authoring preparation of a Final Official Statement, authorizing negotiation of terms of the sale of said bonds, and authorizing certain other matters in connection therewith.

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

– Agenda Item #5:

EUSI, LLC operational support services relating to the wastewater treatment facility and collection system September 2020.

*** Agenda Item Packet: ***

ub_110320-5 EUSI support services Sept ’20

– Agenda Item #6:

Bureau of Reclamation annual 417 consultation.

*** Agenda Item Packet: ***

ub_110320-6 Bur of Rec 417 consultation

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

N/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.

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