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, December 7th, 2021 inside the Needles City Council Chambers.

Live Broadcasts By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

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:

Present – Chamber

  • 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 Kansas Martinez:

Resigned – Vacant: 

Needles Board of the Public Utilities Chair Member Terry Campbell saying she’s been employed by the City of Needles.

*** Resignation Letter: ***

ub_120721 – Martinez resignation

 

***** 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_120721 – 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: Excused Absence

Commissioner McNeil: Yes

Commissioner: Vacant

 

***** Conflict of Interest: *****

If any members of the Needles Board of the Public Utilities has a Conflict of Interest on any of the agenda items on tonight’s meeting, they will mention them and the reason why they are recusing themselves.

  • What Agenda Item?:

N/A

  • Who?:

N/A

  • Why?:

N/A

 

***** 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 through 4 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

  • Agenda Item 1:

Minutes of regular meeting held November 2, 2021

  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download):

ub_120721-1 minutes 110221

  • Agenda Item 2:

Approve Tasks No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 of the Electrical General Services Contract with Petrelli Electric Co working under the electric circuit reliability program to energize a cultivation site located at Victory Lane and Highway 95 South, and continue the pole change out program for poles located on J Street from Balboa to Parkway and Needles Christian Church with total work not to exceed $535,650 ($267,650 to be paid with electric system improvement funds and $268,000 to be paid with electric asset replacement funds)

  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download):

ub_120721-2 elect gen svcs contract

  • Agenda Item 3:

Authorize the City Manager to execute a Forbearance of Conserved System Water under the Palo Verde Irrigation District 2021 Agricultural Fallowing Agreement acknowledging that Needles will not exercise its right to capture water that other users leave in the Colorado River for conservation and storage purposes

  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download):

ub_120721-3 forberance of conserved system water

  • Agenda Item 4:

Cancel the regular Board meeting of December 21, 2021

  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download):

ub_120721-4 cancel Dec 21 mtg

  • Motion (Consent Calendar):

Approve Agenda Items 1 through 2 and 4, and pull Agenda Item 3 for discussion 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: Excused Absence

Commissioner McNeil: Yes

Commissioner: Vacant

 

  • Pulled from Consent Calendar:
  • Agenda Item 3:

Authorize the City Manager to execute a Forbearance of Conserved System Water under the Palo Verde Irrigation District 2021 Agricultural Fallowing Agreement acknowledging that Needles will not exercise its right to capture water that other users leave in the Colorado River for conservation and storage purposes

  • Motion (Agenda Item 3):

Approve the authorize the City Manager to execute a Forbearance of Conserved System Water under the Palo Verde Irrigation District 2021 Agricultural Fallowing Agreement acknowledging that Needles will not exercise its right to capture water that other users leave in the Colorado River for conservation and storage purposes.

  • Voting Results (Agenda Item 3): Approved: Unanimously

Chair Member Campbell: Yes

Commissioner LeJeune: Yes

Commissioner Brown: Yes

Commissioner Moffitt: Yes

Commissioner Schneider: Excused Absence

Commissioner McNeil: Yes

Commissioner: Vacant

 

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

  • Agenda Item ???:

N/A

 

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

  • Agenda Item 5:

Needles Public Utility Authority first quarterly newsletter (winter 2021) addressing electrical power purchasing education, upcoming water improvements, and recent wastewater maintenance

  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download):

ub_120721-5 newsletter

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

 

  • Agenda Item 6:

California arrearage payment program (CAPP) and California water & wastewater arrearage payment program to provide relief to community water and wastewater systems for unpaid bills related to the pandemic

  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download):

ub_120721-6 CA arrearage pymt program

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

 

  • Agenda Item 7:

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

  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download):

ub_120721-7 EUSI monthly report Oct ’21

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

 

  • Agenda Item 8:

Needles present perfected rights (PPR) report October 2021

  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download):

ub_120721-8 PPR report Oct ’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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