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

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: City of Needles (Information and Agenda Packet):

Needles, California: A regular meeting of the Needles Board of the Public Utilities was held on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 inside the Needles City Council Chambers.

Live Broadcasts By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

The executive session as well as the regular meeting of the Needles Board of the Public Utilities was broadcasted live at ZachNews on Facebook.

******* Summary – Needles Board of the Public Utilities Meeting: *******

***** Roll Call: *****

Which members of the Needles Board of the Public Utilities are present either inside the Needles City Council Chamber or via teleconference, or which members of the Needles Board of the Public Utilities isn’t present either inside the Needles City Council Chamber or via teleconference and may need an excuse absence.

  • Chair Member Terry Campbell:

Not Present – Excused Absence

  • Commissioner Phil LeJeune:

Present – Teleconference

  • Commissioner Ed Brown:

Present – Chamber

  • Commissioner Steve Moffitt:

Present – Chamber

  • Commissioner Mike Schneider:

Not Present – Excused Absence

  • Commissioner John McNeil:

Present – Chamber

  • Commissioner Candace Martinez:

Not Present – Excused Absence

Present – Chamber (Later)

 

*** Public Comments pertaining to the Executive Session: ***

Persons wishing to address the Needles Board of the Public Utilities on subjects pertaining to the Executive Session (A three-minute time limit per person has been established by Municipal Code Section 2-18).

  • Speaker:

Needles City Mayor Jeff Williams

  • Topics:

Just wanted to thank members of the Needles Board of the Public Utilities, that the Needles City Council appreciates your work.

 

***** Executive Session: *****

  • Agenda Item:

Conference with Legal Counsel regarding existing litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1) (one case: Rio Buena Vista Assoc. Et. Al. v. City of Needles; Case Number CIVSB 2028439).

 

***** Executive Session – Report by City Attorney: *****

The Needles City Manager reports out of Executive Session any actions such as motions and votes if any were taken from the agenda items that were listed under Executive Session.

  • Agenda Item:
  • Reportable Action?: No, Reportable Action

N/A

***** Approval of the Agenda: *****

Members of the Needles Board of the Public Utilities get to vote on if they approve of tonight’s agenda and if they’re any changes to the agenda that need to be made.

  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download):

ub_101921 – agenda

  • Motion:

Approve of tonight’s agenda.

  • Voting Results: Approved: Unanimously

Chair Member Campbell: Yes

Commissioner LeJeune: Yes

Commissioner Brown: Yes

Commissioner Moffitt: Yes

Commissioner Schneider: Not Present

Commissioner McNeil: Yes

Commissioner Martinez: Yes

 

***** Public Appearance: *****

Persons wishing to address the Needles Board of the Public Utilities on subjects other than those scheduled are requested to do so at this time. When called by the Chair Member, please announce your name and address for the record. In order to conduct a timely meeting, a three-minute time limit per person has been established by Municipal Code Section 2-18. Amendments to the California Government Code Section 54950 prohibits the Needles Board of the Public Utilities from taking action on a specific item until it appears on the agenda.

  • Public Appearance Speaker:

N/A

 

***** 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 Chair Member or any member of the Needles Board of the Public Utilities may pull an item from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Prior to Council action, a member of the public may address the Needles Board of the Public Utilities 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 roll call vote.

  • Agenda Item 1:

Minutes of adjourned regular meeting held October 5, 2021.

  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download):

ub_101921-1 minutes of 100521

  • Agenda Item 2:

Ratify the city manager’s authorization of the purchase of 10,004 greenhouse gas (GHG) allowances from Act Commodities to be placed into the City of Needles Compliance Instrument Tracking System Service (CITSS) Limited Use Holding Account at the California Air Resources Board to meet compliance regulations at a cost not to exceed $240,000 to be funded from fiscal year 2022 electric operating fund budget.

  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download):

ub_101921-2 greenhouse gas allowances

  • Motion (Consent Calendar):

Approve Agenda Items 1 and 2 on the Consent Calendar

  • Voting Results (Consent Calendar): Approved: Unanimously

Chair Member Campbell: Yes

Commissioner LeJeune: Yes

Commissioner Brown: Yes

Commissioner Moffitt: Yes

Commissioner Schneider: Not Present

Commissioner McNeil: Yes

Commissioner Martinez: Yes

 

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

  • Agenda Items?:

No Regular Items

 

***** Reports: *****

  • Agenda Item 3:

Needles present perfected rights (PPR) report September 2021

  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download):

ub_101921-3 PPR report Sept ’21

  • Motion: (Information Only)
  • Voting Results: (Information Only)

 

***** Pending Matters: *****

(Not for discussion at this time)

  • Agenda Items?:

No Pending Matters

 

***** Please view the live broadcast posted at ZachNews on Facebook for what was mentioned during Needles City Manager’s Report and Board Requests. *****

 

***** More Information: *****

Please contact Cheryl Sallis, Secretary to the Board, either by phone at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 115 or by email at: csallis@cityofneedles.com

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