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

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: Secretary to the Board Cheryl Sallis (Information and Agenda Packet):

Needles, California: A regular meeting of the Needles Board of the Public Utilities was held on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 inside the Needles City Council Chambers.

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

The regular meeting of the Needles Board of the Public Utilities was broadcasted live at ZachNews on Facebook by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary Lopez.

******* 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 – Teleconference
  • Commissioner Phil LeJeune: Not Present – Absence
  • Commissioner Ed Brown: Present – Teleconference
  • Commissioner Steve Moffitt: Present – Teleconference
  • Commissioner Mike Schneider: Not Present – Absence
  • Commissioner John McNeil: Present – Teleconference
  • Commissioner ?????????: Vacancy

Chair Member Terry Campbell announcing that board members and the public that they’re some participating via Teleconference due to another COVID-19 outbreak.

 

***** 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_011822 – agenda
  • Motion: Approval of the agenda, with the noted correction of $11,550 on Agenda Item 2.
  • Voting Results: Approved: Unanimously

Chair Member Terry Campbell: Yes

Commissioner Phil LeJeune: Absence

Commissioner Ed Brown: Yes

Commissioner Steve Moffitt: Yes

Commissioner Mike Schneider: Absence

Commissioner John McNeil: Yes

Commissioner ?????????: Vacancy

Cheryl Sallis, Secretary to the Board, told board members and the public that there was a staff typo on Agenda Item 2 on the Consent Calendar; it should be “not to exceed a cost of $11,550,” not “$11,500” so if we can approve as noted with the correction of $11,550.

 

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

Correspondence presented to members of the Needles Board of the Public Utilities regarding any of the agenda items on tonight’s meeting.

  • Correspondence?: No Correspondence.

 

***** 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 Appearances?: Nobody for 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 Chair Person 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 6 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

 

  • Agenda Item 2: Authorize TKE Engineering Inc. to develop plans, specifications, bidding assistance, and project management for standby generators for wells 15 and 16 not to exceed a cost of $11,550 to be funded by the Water Capital Improvement Fund.
  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): ub_011822-2 standby generators wells 15 & 16

 

  • Agenda Item 3: Authorize Brooks Consulting to develop plans for the 69kV line for future load growth not to exceed $18,000 to be funded by electric operating expenses.
  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): ub_011822-3 – 69kV line future load growth

 

  • Agenda Item 4: Authorize Epic Engineering to complete the construction management for the L Street booster station project in an amount not to exceed $20,904 and an additional $5,000 for design work for a total cost not to exceed $25,904 to be partially funded under a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) and the balance to be reimbursed by the State Water Resources Control Board.
  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): ub_011822-4 – const mngmt L St booster station

 

  • Agenda Item 5: Authorize Simon Sewer Maintenance to complete three manhole geopolymer rehabilitations in the amount of $13,500, wastewater plant transfer well no. 1 lift station geopolymer rehabilitation in the amount of $11,375, and wastewater plant transfer well no. 2 lift station geopolymer rehabilitation in the amount of $11,375 for a total project cost not to exceed $36,250 to be funded by Wastewater Asset Replacement Funds.
  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): ub_011822-5 – wastewater geopolymer rehab

 

 

  • Motion (Consent Calendar): Approve the Consent Calendar; Agenda Items 1 through 6.
  • Voting Results (Consent Calendar): Approved: Unanimously

Chair Member Terry Campbell: Yes

Commissioner Phil LeJeune: Absence

Commissioner Ed Brown: Yes

Commissioner Steve Moffitt: Yes

Commissioner Mike Schneider: Absence

Commissioner John McNeil: Yes

Commissioner ?????????: Vacancy

 

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

  • Agenda Item 7: Selection of a Chair and Vice Chair for the ensuing year of 2022.
  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): ub_011822-7 – selection of chair & vice chair
  • Motion: Select Member Terry Campbell as Chair for the ensuing year of 2022.
  • Voting Results: Approved: Unanimously

Chair Member Terry Campbell: Yes

Commissioner Phil LeJeune: Absence

Commissioner Ed Brown: Yes

Commissioner Steve Moffitt: Yes

Commissioner Mike Schneider: Absence

Commissioner John McNeil: Yes

Commissioner ?????????: Vacancy

  • Motion: Select Commissioner Mike Schneider as Vice Chair for the ensuing year of 2022.
  • Voting Results: Approved: Unanimously

Chair Member Terry Campbell: Yes

Commissioner Phil LeJeune: Absence

Commissioner Ed Brown: Yes

Commissioner Steve Moffitt: Yes

Commissioner Mike Schneider: Absence

Commissioner John McNeil: Yes

Commissioner ?????????: Vacancy

 

  • Agenda Item 8: Chairman’s appointment of a third Board Member to the Alternative Energy Ad Hoc Committee.
  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): ub_011822-8 – chair appt to Alt Energy Ad Hoc Comm
  • Motion: Appoint Commissioner Steve Moffitt as the third Board Member to the Alternative Energy Ad Hoc Committee.
  • Voting Results: Approved: Unanimously

Chair Member Terry Campbell: Yes

Commissioner Phil LeJeune: Absence

Commissioner Ed Brown: Yes

Commissioner Steve Moffitt: Yes

Vice Chair Member Mike Schneider: Absence

Commissioner John McNeil: Yes

Commissioner ?????????: Vacancy

 

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

  • Agenda Item 9: EUSI, LLC operational support services relating to the wastewater treatment facility and collection system November and December 2021.
  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): ub_011822-9 – EUSI report Nov & Dec ’21
  • Motion: (Information Only)
  • Voting Results: (Information Only)

 

 

  • Agenda Item 11: Western Area Power Administration group power purchase Q3 FY 22 off peak (April, May, June 2022.
  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): ub_011822-11 – Western group power purchase Q3 FY22
  • Motion: (Information Only)
  • Voting Results: (Information Only)

 

  • Agenda Item 12: Present perfected rights (PPR) report November 2021.
  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): ub_011822-12 – PPR report Nov ’21
  • Motion: (Information Only)
  • Voting Results: (Information Only)

 

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

(Not for discussion at this time)

  • Agenda Item: N/A
  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): N/A
  • Motion: (Information Only)
  • Voting Results: (Information Only)

 

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

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

 

***** 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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