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

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: Needles City Clerk Dale Jones (Information and Agenda Packet):

Needles, California: An adjourned regular meeting of the Needles Planning Commission was held on Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 inside the Needles City Council Chambers.

*** Live Broadcast: Adjourned Regular Meeting: ***

The adjourned regular meeting of the Needles Planning Commission was broadcasted live at ZachNews on Facebook by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary Lopez.

***** Oath of Office: Needles Planning Commission: *****

Just before the adjourned regular meeting of the Needles Planning Commission, Jan “Will” Bosboom got sworn in during the Oath of Office ceremony as the new appointed member of the Needles Planning Commission.

Needles City Clerk Dale Jones conducted the Oath of Office on Jan “Will” Bosboom.

ZachNews and the community congratulates and welcome Jan “Will” Bosboom to the Needles Planning Commission.

 

******* 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.

  • Commission Chair Linda Kidd: Present – Teleconference 
  • Commissioner Jan “Will” Bosboom: Present – Chamber
  • Commissioner Barbara Beard: Present – Teleconference
  • Commissioner Charles Dressler: Present – Chamber
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***** Appoint a Chair and Vice Chair: *****

Members of the Needles Planning Commission appoint a Chair and Vice Chair for their Commission.

  • Motion: Appoint Linda Kidd as Chair of the Needles Planning Commission. 
  • Voting Results: Approved: Unanimously

Commission Chair Linda Kidd: Yes

Commissioner Jan “Will” Bosboom: Yes

Commissioner Barbara Beard: Yes

Commissioner Charles Dressler: Yes

  • Motion: Appoint Barbara Beard as Vice Chair of the Needles Planning Commission. 
  • Voting Results: Approved: Unanimously

Commission Chair Linda Kidd: Yes

Commissioner Jan “Will” Bosboom: Yes

Commissioner Barbara Beard: Yes

Commissioner Charles Dressler: Yes

 

***** 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):
  • Motion: Approval of the agenda, with Agenda Item 5 be postpone the public hearing and continue it to the first meeting in February 2022.
  • Voting Results: Approved: Unanimously

Commission Chair Linda Kidd: Yes

Commissioner Jan “Will” Bosboom: Yes

Commissioner Vice Chair Barbara Beard: Yes

Commissioner Charles Dressler: Yes

Needles City Clerk Dale Jones board members and the public that we get a communication from the applicant for Agenda Item 5 requesting to postpone the public hearing and continue it to the first meeting on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022.

 

***** Correspondence: *****

Correspondence presented to members of the Needles Planning Commission regarding any of the agenda items on tonight’s meeting.

  • Correspondence?: Yes Correspondence.

Needles City Clerk Dale Jones board members and the public that they have several Correspondence; have 7 correspondence in opposition on 109 N “L” Street (Agenda Items 1-4), and we also have for the agenda item the final Mitigated Negative Declaration; we didn’t remove the word “Draft” on the packets you (members) received so that’s the only changes.

 

***** 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 Appearances?: Nobody for Public Appearance.

 

***** Old Business: *****

  • Agenda Item: N/A

 

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

  • Agenda Item 1: Application from Mr. Lucas to change the General Plan designation for 109 L Street, also known as APN 0185-111-84-0000 from “Medium Density Residential” to “Industrial. Said property s ocae near e BNSF railroad underpass at Front Street and “K” Street. > Staff Report > Commission questions of staff > Chairperson to open the public hearing > Public comment > Chairperson to close the public hearing > Commission discussion/deliberation > Approve the Findings of Facts
    Resolution No. 01-19-2022-1 PC recommending a change in the General Plan designation for 109 N “L” Street, also known as APN 0185-111-84-0000 from “Medium Density Residential” to “Industrial”. Said property is located near the BNSF railroad underpass at Front Street and “K” Street.
  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): No Agenda Item Packet Provided.
  • Motion: Approve the deny amending the General Plan recommendation to the Needles City Council.
  • Voting Results: Approved: 3-1

Commission Chair Linda Kidd: Yes

Commissioner Jan “Will” Bosboom: Yes

Commissioner Vice Chair Barbara Beard: Yes

Commissioner Charles Dressler: No

 

  • Agenda Item 2: Application from Mr. Lucas to change the Zoning designation for 109 N “L” Street, also known as APN 0185-111-84-0000 from “Multiple Family Residential” (R-3) to “Light Manufacturing” (M-1). Said property is located near the BNSF railroad underpass at Front Street and “K” Street. > Staff Report > Commission questions of staff > Chairperson to open the public hearing > Public comment > Chairperson to close the public hearing > Commission discussion/deliberation > Approve the Findings of Facts
    Resolution No. 01-19-2022-2 PC to change the Zoning designation for 109 N “L” Street, also known as APN 0185-111-84-0000 from “Multiple Family Residential” (R-3) to “Light Manufacturing” (M-1). Said property is located near the BNSF railroad underpass at Front Street and “K” Street.
  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): No Agenda Item Packet Provided.
  • Motion: Deny the application to zone change from “Multiple Family Residential” (R-3) to “Light Manufacturing” (M-1).
  • Voting Results: Approved: 3-1

Commission Chair Linda Kidd: Yes

Commissioner Jan “Will” Bosboom: Yes

Commissioner Vice Chair Barbara Beard: Yes

Commissioner Charles Dressler: No

 

  • Agenda Item 3: Application from Mr. Lucas for a Conditional Use Permit for a cannabis cultivation facility in the “Light Manufacturing” (M-1) zone, at 109 N “L” Street, also known as APN 0185-111-84-0000 and adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. > Staff Report > Commission questions of staff > Chairperson to open the public hearing > Public comment > Chairperson to close the public hearing > Commission discussion/deliberation > Approve the Findings of Facts
    Resolution No. 01-19-2022-” cultivation facility in the “Light Manufacturing” (M-1) zone, at 109 N “L” Street, also known as APN 0185-111-84-0000 and adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program.
  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): No Agenda Item Packet Provided.
  • Motion: Deny the application for a Conditional Use Permit for a cannabis cultivation facility located at 109 N “L” Street.
  • Voting Results: Approved: 3-1

Commission Chair Linda Kidd: Yes

Commissioner Jan “Will” Bosboom: Yes

Commissioner Vice Chair Barbara Beard: Yes

Commissioner Charles Dressler: No

 

  • Agenda Item 4: Application from Mr. Lucas for a Conditional Use Permit for a cannabis distribution facility in the “Light Manufacturing” (M-1) zone, at 109 N “L” Street, also known as APN 0185-111-84-0000 and adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. > Staff Report > Commission questions of staff > Chairperson to open the public hearing > Public comment ➢ Chairperson to close the public hearing ➢ Commission discussion/deliberation • Approve the Findings of Facts
    Resolution No. 01-19-2022-4 PC approving a Conditional Use Permit for a cannabis distribution facility in the “Light Manufacturing” (M-1) zone, at 109 N “L” Street, also known as APN 0185-111-84-0000 and adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program.
  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): No Agenda Item Packet Provided.
  • Motion: That we recommend to Needles City Council denial of the application for a permit for distribution of cannabis from 109 N “L” Street.
  • Voting Results: Approved: 3-1

Commission Chair Linda Kidd: Yes

Commissioner Jan “Will” Bosboom: Yes

Commissioner Vice Chair Barbara Beard: Yes

Commissioner Charles Dressler: No

 

  • Agenda Item 5: Application from Mr. Curtis Devine for a Conditional Use Permit of a Cannabis retail business, located at 1409 Needles Highway, Needles, CA 92363, and 113 Needles Highway, in the C-2 General Commercial Zone, also known as APN 0185-066-19-0000 and 0185-066-23-0000. ➢ Staff Report ➢ Commission questions of staff ➢ Chairperson to open the public hearing ➢ Public comment ➢ Chairperson to close the public hearing ➢ Commission discussion/deliberation ➢ Approve the Findings of Facts
    Resolution No. 01-19-2022-5 PC approving a Conditional Use Permit of a Cannabis retail business, located at 1409 Needles Highway, Needles, CA 92363, and 113 Needles Highway, in the C-2 General Commercial Zone, also known as APN 0185-066-19-0000 and 0185-066-23-0000.
  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): No Agenda Item Packet Provided.
  • Motion: N/A
  • Voting Results: N/A

The public hearing for Agenda Item 5 has been postponed and will be continue to the meeting on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022.

 

***** Board Requests and Needles City Manager’s Report: *****

*** Please view the live broadcast posted at ZachNews on Facebook for what was mentioned during Board Requests and Needles City Manager’s Report. Summary on what was mentioned will be added later in this section. ***

 

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

Please contact Patrick Martinez, Assistant Needles City Manager, either by phone at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 126 or by email at: pmartinez@cityofneedles.com

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