Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from 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, March 16th, 2021.

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: **

*** Approval of the Agenda: ***

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Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to approval the agenda.

*** Public Appearance: ***

Nobody from the public to wanted to speak during Public Appearance.

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

– Agenda Item #1:

Minutes of adjourned regular meeting held March 2, 2021.

*** Agenda Item Packet: ***

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– Agenda Item #2:

Resolution No. 3-16-21 BPU recertifying the Sewer System Management Plan previously adopted by Resolution No. 12-1-15-2 BPU.

*** Agenda Item Packet: ***

ub_031621-2 resol re sewer systm mngmt plan

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to approve Agenda Items #1 and #2 on the Consent Calendar.

Needles Board of Public Utilities Member Muffet abstain from Item #2, he was absent.

*** Regular Items: ***

– Agenda Item #3:

Accept Epic Engineering’s proposal to begin design work for the L Street Booster Station in an amount not to exceed $57,888 and authorize staff to execute an agreement between the City and Epic Engineers for said work.

*** Agenda Item Packet: ***

ub_031621-3 L St booster station design

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to accept Epic Engineering’s proposal to begin design work for the L Street Booster Station in an amount not to exceed $57,888 and authorize staff to execute an agreement between the City and Epic Engineers for said work.

– Agenda Item #4:

Accept Water Works Engineers Well Treatment Analysis and Epic Engineering Well Siting Study and direct staff to conduct additional work to pursue a new 2,500 gallon per minute (gpm) well on the Murl Shaver Substation site (identified as 3240 Needles Highway, APN 660-081-23, -32 and -33).

*** Agenda Item Packet: ***

ub_031621-4 well treatment analysis & well siting study

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to accept Water Works Engineers Well Treatment Analysis and Epic Engineering Well Siting Study and direct staff to conduct additional work to pursue a new 2,500 gallon per minute (gpm) well on the Murl Shaver Substation site (identified as 3240 Needles Highway, APN 660-081-23, -32 and -33).

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

– Agenda Item #5:

EUSI, LLC operational support services relating to the wastewater treatment facility and collection system February 2021.

*** Agenda Item Packet: ***

ub_031621-5 EUSI report Feb ’21

– Agenda Item #6:

Monthly activity report for January 2021.

*** Agenda Item Packet: ***

ub_031621-6 monthly activity report Jan ’21

– Agenda Item #7:

Needles present perfected rights (PPR) report for February 2021.

*** Agenda Item Packet: ***

ub_031621-7 PPR report Feb ’21

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

There was no pending matters.

*** Needles City Manager’s Report: ***

– Agenda Item #A:

Incident Report(s):

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels spoke about an incident on California Street in which the City helped an elderly couple with a sewer problem. The couple just moved into their home, and didn’t have sewer. The couple thanked the City for their help.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels then spoke about working on the Needles Lagoon and upcoming road, waterline replacement projects, and about concerns about power rates for purchasing power going up from the Western Area Power Administration and what the City is doing.

*** 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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