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

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

A Needles Board of Public Utilities Meeting was held on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

** Here is a summary and the voting results that occurred during the meeting: **

– Public Appearances:

Nobody came up to speak.

– Agenda Item #1: Letter from Terna Energy USA regarding status of Mojave Valley Energy, LLC’s (formerly known as Renewable Energy Partners aka Riverview Energy Ventures) 1500 MW scalable renewable energy project and interest in possible alternatives to partner in upgrading the transmission infrastructure.

Informational Only Item: No Action Taken.

** 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 Chairman or any Member of the Board may pull an item from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Prior to Board action, a member of the public may address the Board on matters scheduled on the Consent Calendar. A 3 minute time limit per person applies. Recommended Action: Approve Items #2 through #7 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

** Agenda Items #2 through #7 includes: **

– Agenda Item #2: Minutes of regular meeting held October 4, 2016; and minutes of regular meeting held October 15, 2016.

– Agenda Item #3: Purchase of property at 417 N. K Street (assessor’s parcel #0185-109-43) for the K Street lift station project (purchase price of $7,500).

– Agenda Item #4: Approve Change Order #1 to Western Construction Specialists, Inc. in the amount of $13,678.28 for a total bid amount of $28,678.28 for the Bush Street substation project.

– Agenda Item #5: Accept the completed concrete portion from Western Construction Specialists, Inc. for the Bush Street substation concrete project in the amount of $15,000 plus a change order of $13,678.28 for a total project cost of $28,678.28 and authorize staff to file a notice of completion with the San Bernardino County Recorder.

– Agenda Item #6: Approve modifications and upgrades at the River Road lift station.

– Agenda Item #7: Accept the bid from Outsource Utility Contractors including equipment in the amount of $750 per hour to assemble the relocated Bush Street substation with parts already purchased by the City of Needles and authorize staff to issue a notice of award and notice to proceed.

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities unanimously voted to approve Agenda Items #2 through #7 on the Consent Calendar.

– Agenda Item #8: Discussion regarding the Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) for the quarter ending Friday, September 30th, 2016 (continued from the Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 meeting).

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities unanimously voted to approve a temporary rate of 0.459 for the months of January, February, and March 2017.

– Agenda Item #9: Resolution No. 12-6-16 BPU discontinuing monetary incentives for installation of residential and commercial solar systems required pursuant to SB 1; however, continuing to collect the conservation fee for an additional two years (through Monday, December 31st, 2018).

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities unanimously voted to approve to reduce the utility rates further by the SB 1 fee and make the remaining balance, approximately $24,800, available to parties, to apply for those funds including the City of Needles, starting Sunday, January 1st, 2017.

– Agenda Item #10: Delinquency amounts ending Monday, October 31st, 2016.

Informational Only Item: No Action Taken.

**** You can view the full agenda at the following City of Needles website addresses: ****

http://cityofneedles.com/2016%20website%20file%20posting%20(Needlesserver)/3%20UTILITY%20BOARD/12%20DECEMBER/ub_120616-agendaLINKED.pdf

**** You can view other City of Needles meetings agendas at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/

For more information regarding the Needles Board of Public Utilities Meetings, please contact Cheryl K. Sallis at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 315.

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