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, April 6th, 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: ****

*** Executive Session: ***

Executive Session was cancelled.

*** Approval of the Agenda: ***

April 6, Utility Board agenda packet

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 through #4 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative vote.

– Agenda Item #1:

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held March 16, 2021.

*** Agenda Item Packet: ***

No Agenda Item Packet Provided.

– Agenda Item #2:

Authorize purchase of one 2020 Caterpillar 420F2 backhoe loader from Sourcewell at a cost not to exceed $110,00 for use by the electric department.

*** Agenda Item Packet: ***

No Agenda Item Packet Provided.

– Agenda Item #3:

Authorize Matrix New World Engineering, Southwest Groundwater, to proceed with the completion of Task 1.0 for new well design, specifications and bid documents at a cost not to exceed $19,450.

*** Agenda Item Packet: ***

No Agenda Item Packet Provided.

– Agenda Item #4:

Authorize Brooks Consulting to complete a technical review of a new substation located on the south end of the City of Needles not to exceed $15,000.

*** Agenda Item Packet: ***

No Agenda Item Packet Provided.

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to approve Agenda Items #1 through #4 on the Consent Calendar.

*** Regular Items: ***

– Agenda Item #5:

Award a three (3) year term to Petrelli Electric Inc. for the Time and Equipment 4-person Electrical Line Crew Bid.

*** Agenda Item Packet: ***

No Agenda Item Packet Provided.

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to award a three (3) year term to Petrelli Electric Inc. for the Time and Equipment 4-person Electrical Line Crew Bid.

– Agenda Item #6:

Discussion regarding the current Electric Statement of Policies Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) Balance Fund.

*** Agenda Item Packet: ***

No Agenda Item Packet Provided.

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to approve to eliminated the +/- $250,000 and just fix it at $750,000.

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

There was no Reports.

*** 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 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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