Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the adjourned regular meeting of the Needles Planning Commission.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

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

Needles, California: A adjourned regular meeting of the Needles Planning Commission was held on Wednesday, Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 inside the Needles City Council Chambers.

Live Broadcasts By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

The adjourned regular meeting of the Needles Planning Commission were broadcasted live at ZachNews on Facebook.

******* Summary – Needles Planning Commission Meeting: *******

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

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

  • Commissioner Robert McDaniel:

Not Present

  • Commissioner Barbara Beard:

Present – Chamber

  • Commissioner Bob Rath:

Present – Chamber

  • Commission Chair Person Linda Kidd:

Present – Chamber

  • Commissioner Kevin Ostby:

Present – Chamber

  • Commissioner Charles Dressler:

Present – Chamber

  • Commissioner Joey Wade:

Not Present

 

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

Members of the Needles Planning Commission 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):

web link – mod – PC_Agenda_10-20-2021 PM Edits

  • Motion:

Approve of tonight’s agenda.

  • Voting Results: Approved: Unanimously

Commissioner McDaniel: Not Present

Commissioner Beard: Yes

Commissioner Rath: Yes

Commission Chair Person Kidd: Yes

Commissioner Ostby: Yes

Commissioner Dressler: Yes

Commissioner Wade: Not Present

 

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

Persons wishing to address the Needles Planning Commission on subjects other than those scheduled are requested to do so at this time. When called by the Chair Person, 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 Planning Commission from taking action on a specific item until it appears on the agenda.

  • Public Appearance Speaker:

N/A

 

***** New Business: *****

  • Agenda Item 6:

A public hearing to consider recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a Retail Cannabis Business, Located in the C-2 (General Commercial) Zone, at 1312 Broadway Street, also known as APN 0185-157-02-0000 and 1315 Front St., also known as 0185-157-12-0000.

  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download):

No Agenda Packet Was Provided

  • Motion:

After public comments as well as more discussions and debate, the motion to approve Resolution No 10-20-2021 PC for a Conditional Use Permit for a Retail Cannabis Business, located in the C-2 General Commercial Zone, at 1312 Broadway Street, also known as APN 0185-157-02-0000 and 1315 Front Street, also known as 0185-157-12-0000, with conditions stated by Commissioner Barbara Beard of installation of a security gate where the plans indicate that there is a privacy driveway beginning facing Broadway as you’re facing north – standing on the street facing the house – to the right of the house; and that would be a security gate for private use only; by the owner and staff, and delegated by whoever they wish; exit can be accomplished by turnaround if they can but can also be accomplished by crossing where the pedestrians are coming into the building from the parking lot facing Front Street – with the appropriate warning signs.

But that first vote was 3-2 which met the motion didn’t pass, and so then Commissioner Bob Rath then made the same earlier motion, but adding a privacy fence along the property line from Broadway to Front, only on the side of the two residences (along the east side of the property only).

*** More information about Agenda Item 6 has been posted at the following ZachNews website at: ***

https://zachnews.net/2021/10/22/downtown-needles-ca-needles-planning-commission-approves-conditional-use-permit-for-retail-cannabis-business-despite-anger-opposition-from-nearby-residents-regarding-cannabis-and-downtown-location/

  • Voting Results (Second Vote):

Commissioner McDaniel: Not Present

Commissioner Beard: Yes

Commissioner Rath: Yes

Commission Chair Person Kidd: Yes

Commissioner Ostby: Yes

Commissioner Dressler: Yes

Commissioner Wade: Not Present

 

***** 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 Cindy Semione, Secretary to the Board, either by phone at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 327 or by email at: csemione@cityofneedles.com

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