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

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

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

Needles, California: An adjourned regular meeting of the Needles Board of the Public Utilities was held on Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 inside the Needles City Council Chambers.

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

*** Live Broadcast: Executive Session Meeting: ***

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The following listed below is what was decided and voted on during the regular meeting of the Needles Board of the Public Utilities.

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

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

  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): ub_030122 – agenda
  • Motion: Approval of the Agenda with the Executive Session moved to the end of the meeting.
  • Voting Results: Approved: Unanimously


***** Consent Calendar: *****


  • Agenda Item 2: Authorize Simon Sewer Maintenance to complete three manhole geopolymer rehabilitations in the amount of $13,500 utilizing Wastewater Asset Replacement funds.
  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): ub_030122-2 SimonSewer


  • Motion (Consent Calendar): Approve the Consent Calendar; Agenda Items 1 and 2.
  • Voting Results (Consent Calendar): Approved: Unanimously

Member Mike Schneider voted to abstain from Agenda Item 1, but voted “Yes” on Agenda Item 2.


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

  • Agenda Item 2(A): Discretionary: Report on the Power Purchase Cost Adjustment December 2021.
  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): ub_030122-2a PCA
  • Motion: N/A
  • Voting Results: N/A

This agenda item being listed as an “Discretionary” item, no votes were conducted by members.

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

  • Agenda Item 3: Information Only: Alternative Energy Ad Hoc Committee update.
  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): ub_030122-3 AdHocUpdate


  • Agenda Item 4: Information Only: Well No. 16 tentative drilling schedule.
  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): ub_030122-4 Well16


  • Agenda Item 5: Information Only: Needles present perfected rights (PPR) report January 2022.
  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): ub_030122-5 PPRReport



  • Agenda Item 7: Information Only: EUSI, LLC operational and support services relating to the wastewater treatment facility and collection system January 2022.
  • Agenda Packet (PDF File Download): ub_030122-7 EUSIReport


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

(Not for discussion at this time)

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


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

  • Agenda Item: Conference with legal counsel regarding potential initiation of litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(4). One potential case.
  • Reportable Action?: No Reportable Action


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

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


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