Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles City Council and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting.

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Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles City Council and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting.

A Needles City Council and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting was held on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson M.D. participated via teleconference from Victorville, California.

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

**** Public Appearances: ****

– Public Appearance #1:

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Ruth Musser-Lopez congratulated new members who were voted into office in November 2016.

Ruth Musser-Lopez then talked about new Needles City Council Member Clayton Hazlewood and claims that Clayton Hazlewood was registered as an African American.

Clayton Hazlewood said to Ruth Musser-Lopez, “That’s been fix since and that was put in as a mistake“.

Ruth Musser-Lopez said to Clayton Hazlewood, “Oh, it was an alternative facts or was it just voter registration fraud?”

Clayton Hazlewood said to Ruth Musser-Lopez, “No, it must of been put in wrong – back when I was 18 years old“. 

ZachNews reached out to the San Bernardino County Elections Office for more details.

According to Melissa Eickman, Public Information Manager at the Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters, “Clayton Hazlewood’s voter registration record does not indicate that he is, or ever was, identified as African American.

 

– Public Appearance #2:

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Terry Campbell explained the difference between 2 inch vs 3 quarter inch water meters after a question was raised about water meter size flow.

 

Concerns regarding Highway 95 in Needles, California and recent semi truck accidents as well as illegal truck parking issues were brought up during the next public appearances.

– Public Appearance #3:

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– Public Appearance #4:

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Needles City Manager Rick Daniels spoke after Public Appearances.

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Needles City Manager Rick Daniels talked about a meeting planned to discuss the amount of semi truck accidents as well as illegal truck parking issues along Highway 95 in Needles, California.

 

**** Convene Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting: ****

– Agenda Item #1:

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Resolution No. 01-24-2017-SARDA approving the Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule17-18A & B for the period of July 2017 through June 2018 and approving certain related actions.

Background: Pursuant to Health and Safety Code (“HSC”) S 34172 (a) (1), the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Needles was dissolved on February 1, 2012. Consistent with the provisions of the HSC, the City Council of the City of Needles (“City”) previously elected to serve in the capacity of the Successor Agency. The Oversight Board for the Successor Agency (“Oversight Board”) has been established pursuant to HSC S 34.179 to assist in the wind-down of the dissolved redevelopment agency.

Per HSC S 34177 (o) (1), the Successor Agency is required to prepare a ROPS before each twelve-month fiscal year period. Pursuant to HSC S 34180 (g), Oversight Board approval is required for the establishment of each ROPS. Pursuant to HSC S 34177 (o) (1), an Oversight Board-approved ROPS 17-18A and B for the period of July 2017 through June 2018 must be submitted to the State Department of Finance, State Controller’s Office and to the County Auditor-Controller not later than February 1, 2017 (the “Submission Deadline”). The Oversight Board will consider the approval of the ROPS 17-18A and B before the Submission Deadline.

Fiscal Impact: Pursuant to HSC S 34177, the Successor Agency is legally required to continue to make payments due for enforceable obligations. The Successor Agency’s and the Oversight Board’s approval of the ROPS 17-18A and B will ensure that the Successor Agency has the authority to continue to pay its enforceable obligations.

Recommendation: Adopt the attached resolution approving the Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule (“ROPS”) 17-18A and B of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Needles (“Successor Agency”) for the period of July 2017 through June 2018.

** Agenda Packet (Agenda Item #1): **

Members of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency unanimously voted to approve agenda item: #7.

 

**** Adjourn Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting: ****

**** Needles City Council Consent Calendar: ****

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A matters listed on the Consent Calendar are Considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed. The Mayor or any member of the Needles City Council may pull an item from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Prior to Needles City Council action, a member of the public may address the Needles City Council on matters Scheduled on the Consent Calendar. A 3 minute time limit per person applies. Recommended Action: Approve items #2 through #6 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

– Agenda Item #2: Approve the warrants register through January 24, 2017.

** Agenda Packet (Agenda Item #2): **

http://cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/Mtg%202/cc_012417-2-warrants.pdf

– Agenda Item #3: Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2017-8 providing concurrence for the approval of Final Parcel Map No. 19770, subdividing 8.20 acres into 2 parcels, located at 1040 E. Broadway (Needles Towne Center Shopping Center) APN 0186-222-06.

Background: The AutoZone project required the processing of a parcel map to carve out the project site from the existing Towne Center Shopping Center. The Tentative Parcel Map was approved by City Council on December 12, 2016. The Final Parcel Map has been received and is being circulated for signatures and is ready for recording.

Fiscal impact: None

Environmental Impact: N/A

Recommended Action: I make a motion to: Approve Resolution No. 2017-8 concurring with the approval and recording of Final Parcel Map No. 19770.

** Agenda Packet (Agenda Item #3): **

http://cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/Mtg%202/cc_012417-3-autozone.pdf

– Agenda Item #4: Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2017-9 rescinding Resolution No. 2016-18 and 2016-27 and, authorizing the city of Needles access to summary criminal history information for employment including volunteers and medical marijuana licensing or permitting purposes.

Background: The city is requesting Live Scan for medical marijuana personnel however it is limited to California only. Attached is Resolution No. 2017-9 requesting the ability to access state and federal level summary criminal history information.

Fiscal impact: N/A

Critical Timeline:

Recommendation: Move to waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2017-9 Rescinding Resolution No. 2016-18 and 2016-27 and, authorizing the City of Needles access to summary Criminal history information for employment including volunteers and medical marijuana licensing or permitting purposes.

** Agenda Packet (Agenda Item #4): **

http://cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/Mtg%202/cc_012417-4-scan.pdf

– Agenda Item #5: Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2017-10 approving and supporting the development of United States Bicycle Route 66 and request Caltrans to officially designate the route designated by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and authorize the posting of signs within the City of Needles right-of-way identifying the route through the community.

Background: Mayor Paget requested this item be placed on the agenda for consideration. City staff was Contacted by Caltrans regarding a proposed bicycle route through Needles. Bicycle tourism is a growing industry in North America, contributing $47 billion a year to the economies of Communities that provide facilities for such tourists. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has designated a corridor crossing California to be developed as United States Bicycle Route 66 (USBR 66). The Adventure Cycling Association and the California Bicycle Coalition, with the cooperation of Caltrans, have proposed a specific route to be designated as USBR 66 and the proposed route for comes through the City of Needles and can therefore provide benefits to our residents and businesses. City Staff has investigated the proposed route and found it to be a suitable route, and desire that the route be designated so that it can be mapped and signed, thereby promoting bicycle tourism in our area.

Fiscal Impact: N/A

Critical Timeline: N/A

Recommended Action: Resolution Number 2017-10 approving and supporting the development of United States Bicycle Route 66 and requests Caltrans to officially designate the route designated by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and authorize the posting of signs within the City of Needles right-of-way identifying the route through the community.

** Agenda Packet (Agenda Item #5): **

http://cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/Mtg%202/cc_012417-5-bicycle.pdf

– Agenda Item #6: Staff Cellular Phone Policy (Information).

Background: For some time now the City of Needles has provided mobile telephones to some emergency response related employees to use for business use. The following employees have city issued cellphones;

1: Jerry Porter

2: Robert Benoit

3: Jim Willis

4: Jack Lindley

5: John Thomas

6: Justin Scott

7: Thomas DeLeon

8: Marc Richards

9: Dennis Callaway

10: Parks & Golf On-Call

11: Deanna Johnson

Sometimes the City business use only phone is used for personal calls. The complexity of tracking personal calls is difficult. The City is shifting to encouraging the employees to utilize their personal phone with the City providing a $50.00/month reimbursement for business use. The attached memorandum was distributed to employee with a company cellphone describing the changes.

Fiscal Impact: The City is currently paying an average of $459.49/month. Under the new policy the cost will be $550.00/month, an increase of approximately $90.51.

Recommended Action: No Action Needed – Information Only

** Agenda Packet (Agenda Item #6): **

http://cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/Mtg%202/cc_012417-6-phone.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve agenda items: #2 – #4 and pull agenda items: #5 and #6 for discussion.

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After discussion of Agenda Item #5, Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve agenda items: #5.

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After discussion of Agenda Item #6, Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve agenda items: #6.

 

**** Regular Items: ****

– Agenda Item #7:

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Resolution No. 2017-7 authorizing the issuance of legislative subpoenas for certain documents relating to the reporting and collection of Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOT) from America’s Best Value Inn and River Road Resort.

  • Information Regarding Agenda Item #7:

ΤΟ: Mayor and Council Members

FROM: City Attorney

DATE: January 24, 2017

RE: City Council Consideration of Adopting Resolution Issuing Legislative

Subpoenas for Certain Records Related to the Collection of Transient Occupancy Tax

City Attorney’s Recommendation:

  1. Find and determine that the recitals set forth in Resolution No. 2017-7 are true and

correct and adopt the recitals as findings in support of the actions taken by the resolution.

  1. Issue a legislative subpoena to each of the hotel/motel operators discussed below

commanding them to appear and/or produce certified copies of records at the address, date, and time indicated in the subpoena.

Fiscal Impact: Ensuring compliance with the City of Needless (“City”) transient occupancy tax (“TOT) preserves important TOT revenue of the City.

Background: As the Council is aware, the City of Needles (“City’) Municipal Code requires every operator of a hotel, motel, trailer court, or any other commercial establishment furnishing lodging space for thirty (30) consecutive days or less in exchange for monetary compensation within the City to submit a report of its gross monthly receipts and pay a transient occupancy tax (“TOT”) often percent (10%) of its gross monthly receipts.

However, both America’s Best Value Inn and River Road Resort (the “Operators’) are delinquent in Submitting TOT reports and remitting ten percent of the gross monthly income to the City. Specifically, America’s Best Value Inn has failed to provide the City with both the required tax reports and the associated TOTs for the months of March 2016 through September 2016; River Road Resort has failed to provide the City with the required monthly tax reports for the years 2007 through 2016 and the associated TOTs for the current year (2016) as well as the following years: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. The City has attempted multiple times to obtain the required tax reports from each Operator in order to determine the amount of TOTs due to the City. However, despite these efforts, the Operators have failed to produce required tax reports and remit past due TOTs. Without each Operator’s report of gross monthly receipts, the City cannot effectively enforce the City Municipal Code as it relates to the collection of TOTs, which provides necessary revenue for the City’s general fund.

The City Attorney is requesting that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the issuance of two (2) legislative subpoenas demanding that the Operators produce documents related to the rental of units. Upon issuance, the subpoenas will be served on designated officials of the Operators. The subpoenas require that the parties served either produce all of the subpoenaed documents to the City Manager by February 13, 2017, or at the regular City Council meeting on February 28, 2017. If the requested documents are delivered to the City Manager by February 13, 2017, the Operators officials need not appear at the City Council meeting on February 28, 2017.

Legal Authority for Legislative Subpoenas:

Statutory authority to issue legislative subpoenas is set forth in California Government Code sections 37104, et seq. Section 37104 provides as follows:

“The Legislative body may issue subpoenas requiring attendance of witnesses or production of books or other documents for evidence or testimony in any action or proceeding pending before it.”

A legislative subpoena may be issued pursuant to Section 37104 where:

(l) the subpoena is authorized by ordinance or similar enactment;

(2) the subpoena serves a valid legislative purpose; and

(3) the witnesses or materials subpoenaed are pertinent to the subject matter or the investigation.’

With respect to the first requirement listed above, the City Attorneys office has prepared a Resolution which is a sufficient “enactment’ authorizing issuance of legislative subpoenas. Please find the Resolution attached as Exhibit A.

As for the second requirement that the subpoenas serve a valid legislative purpose, California courts have held that the legislative subpoena power is broad. Specifically, legislative subpoenas issued by cities to inspect hotel records in connection with a transient occupancy tax audit have been upheld.” Generally, a legislative body may conduct investigations in order to assist its decision-making and enforcement regarding legislative or appropriate matters.

The third requirement above authorizes legislative subpoenas where the subpoenaed witnesses or documents are pertinent to the subject matter of the City’s investigation. In other Words, the documents must be “relevant and adequate, but not excessive, for the purposes of the relevant inquiry.” Here, the requested documents are tailored to assist the City in its lawfully authorized concern of carrying out the audit of two uncooperative taxpayers to determine compliance with the City’s transient occupancy tax ordinance.

Execution and Enforcement of Subpoenas:

Should the council decide to issue legislative subpoenas, the subpoenas must be signed by the Mayor and attested to by the City Clerk. Once issued, legislative subpoenas are served in the same manner as they are served in civil actions. If a subpoenaed person fails or refuses to comply with the subpoena, the matter may be referred to the Superior Court where the subpoenaed party may be subject to contempt proceedings.”

John O. Pinkney, Esq. Needles City Attorney

** Agenda Packet (Agenda Item #7): **

http://cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/Mtg%202/cc_012417-7-tot.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve the documents to be true and correct.

Members of the Needles City Council then unanimously voted to approve the subpoenas.

 

– Agenda Item #8:

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Parking and Pedestrian Safety Evaluation Traffic Study by Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. regarding the red curbs on J Street between Bailey and Morris Street.

Recommendations presented from Traffic Study completed by Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. on November 11, 2016 regarding J Street between Bailey Ave & Morris Street Parking and Pedestrian Safety Evaluation (Red Curb).

Background: In 1959 the city council adopted Ordinance 323-NS which added to section 13-64 of the Needles City Code that there is to be no parking on both sides of J Street from Bailey Ave to a point 275 yards east thereof. On September 27, 2016 staff presented to City Council an item regarding the painting of curbs red on J Street between Bailey Ave & Morris Street. The recommendation was to move forward with a traffic study regarding the no parking zone on both sides of the street.

Staff hired Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. to conduct a traffic study. Included are recommendations from that study as to modify the existing traffic controls per Attachment A or consider modifying parking restrictions per Attachments B and C. Also attached is B/C should Council consider modifying both sides of J Street.

Fiscal Impact: Approximately $3,200.

Recommendation: MOVE to accept option A (Signage), B (Painting NORTHSIDE) or CURB, C (Painting SOUTHSIDE) CURB or none at all and direct staff to call for public hearings at the Planning Commission and City Council to consider another Ordinance.

** Agenda Packet (Agenda Item #8): **

http://cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/Mtg%202/cc_012417-8-Jred.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Option B; less amount of red lines along street.

 

– Agenda Item #9:

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Traffic Study by Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. to consider traffic control signage for the Crosswalk on Leonard Owensby Dr (Civic Center Dr) near the Recreation Center.

Recommendations presented from Traffic Study completed by Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. on November 11, 2016 regarding Leonard Owensby Dr. (Civic Center) near the Recreation Center.

Background: Leonard Owensby Dr. (Civic Center Dr.) is approximately 38 feet wide and runs from “J Street on the north to its terminus approximately 470 feet south of “J” Street. Flip Mendez Parkway intersects on the east as do the driveways on the West from the Needles ReCreation Center and the entrance to the San Bernardino County Sheriff yard.

Staff hired Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. to conduct a traffic evaluation and recommendations to protect the heavy pedestrian use in this area with the community swimming pool & recreation facilities. Included are the recommendations to modify the existing traffic controls devices and added Signage.

Fiscal impact: Cost is estimated to be $850 to add signs per recommendation.

Recommendation: MOVE to accept recommended traffic control signage per traffic control evaluation on Leonard Owensby Dr. (Civic Center Dr.).

** Agenda Packet (Agenda Item #9): **

http://cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/Mtg%202/cc_012417-9-owensby.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve the traffic control signage for the Crosswalk on Leonard Owensby Dr (Civic Center Dr) near the Recreation Center.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels also mention that a light that was out in that area has been fixed and is turned back on.

 

– Agenda Item #10:

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Traffic Study by Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. to consider fabrication and installation of signs prohibiting large vehicles turning around in the cul-de-sac on Hospitality Lane.

Recommendations presented from Traffic Study completed by Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. on November 11, 2016 regarding Hospitality Lane with regards to signage and truck turnaround at cul-de-sac.

Background: Hospitality Lane consists of a Days Inn hotel on the east side and a Dollar General on the west side. Most of the traffic on Hospitality Lane is accessing these two destinations. Delivery trucks turning around at the Cul-de-sac are damaging the newly paved road.

Staff hired Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. to conduct a traffic study. Included are recommendations from that study to add signage discouraging its use and direct to an alternate exit route, as presented.

Fiscal impact: Cost is estimated to be $2,000 to replace and add signage per recommendation.

Recommendation: MOVE to accept recommended traffic control signage per traffic control evaluation for Hospitality Lane.

** Agenda Packet (Agenda Item #10): **

http://cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/Mtg%202/cc_012417-10-hospitality.pdf

Some members of the Needles City Council raised concerns that not allowing trucks up Hospitality Lane may have a negative effect on the motel that operates on Hospitality Lane; Days Inn and Suites. 

Another concern that some members of the Needles City Council raised was how the traffic would be along Filip Mendez Parkway; a mostly dirt road, and if a crosswalk sign needs to be put there near the crosswalk area near located near Leonard Owensby Dr (Civic Center Dr) near the Recreation Center.

Members of the Needles City Council voted 4-2 to approve the fabrication and installation of signs prohibiting large vehicles turning around in the cul-de-sac on Hospitality Lane. Both Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson and Needles City Council Member Louise Evans voted “No”.

 

– Agenda Item #11:

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Traffic Study by Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. to consider fabrication and installation of signs for high profile vehicles attempting to travel towards the North K Street railroad underpass.

Recommendations presented from Traffic Study completed by Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. on November 11, 2016 regarding North K Street with regards to signage of high profile vehicles attempting to travel towards the railroad underpass.

Background: Signage along North K Street towards the Railroad underpass is not very directive for detour of high profile vehicles along this route. With the road along the Railroad tracks closed, leaves the vehicle stranded and having to back up the North K street to Spruce Street in order to get turned around.

Staff hired Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. to conduct a traffic study. Included are recommendations from that study as to modify the existing traffic controls devices as presented.

Fiscal impact: Cost is estimated to be $3,000 to replace and add signage per recommendation.

Recommendation: MOVE to accept recommended traffic control signage per traffic control evaluation.

** Agenda Packet (Agenda Item #11): **

http://cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/Mtg%202/cc_012417-11-K.pdf

During the discussion on this agenda item, suggestions were offer on what can be done to get motorist of semi trucks, R.V.s, and other tall vehicles that that the North K Street Underpass has a clearance of 8 feet and if you’re over that, you’re not going to get through. 

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Suggested ideas to look into included putting flashing warning lights before the underpass, reflectors dots on in the roadway so the motorists will be alerted when they drive over them, and signage on the new traffic signals being installed as part of the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector Project.

A sign saying for truckers to point them to use West Broadway and Needles Highway; like a truck route.

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There was also talk about the closed dirt road that runs along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks that has been closed for years by Burlington Northern Santa Fe because they said was due to complaints of dust kicking up as people drove along that dirt road. 

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Since the closure of this dirt road by Burlington Northern Santa Fe, families wanting to go to their children’s baseball game at the Needles Little League Field, located at Ed Parry Park, had to use River Road then River Street to get around the dirt road closure. 

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to table the agenda item for 2 Needles City Council meetings.

 

– Agenda Item #12:

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Authorize those council members interested in attending the Annual City / County Conference Scheduled for March-16-17, 2017 at the Lake Arrowhead Resort.

Background: The annual City/County Conference is scheduled for Thursday, March 16and Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Lake Arrowhead Resort. This conference is a good opportunity to network with other cities and various county representatives.

Fiscal impact: The cost for the conference registration is $175.00 plus $133.00 for the hotel plus travel expenses – Budgeted general fun.

Critical Timeline: The registration deadline is Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Recommended Action: Motion to: Authorize ____________ to attend the 2017 City/County Conference scheduled for March 16-17, 2017 in Lake Arrowhead.

** Agenda Packet (Agenda Item #12): **

http://cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/Mtg%202/cc_012417-12-conference.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget M.D. and Needles Vice City Mayor Jeff Williams to attend the Annual City / County Conference.

 

**** Needles City Attorney’s Report: ****

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Needles City Attorney John Pinkney talked about….

 

**** Needles City Manager’s Report: ****

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Needles City Manager Rick Daniels talked about….

 

**** Needles City Council Requests: ****

– Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson:

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Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson talked about thanked everybody who reached out to the City of Needles regarding Highway 95 and informed the public that they are going to address the issue as soon as we can.

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson then talked about the billboard ordinance in the City of Needles and some issues that need to be address.

 

– Needles City Council Member Louise Evans:

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Needles City Council Member Louise Evans talked about….

 

– Needles City Council Member Clayton Hazlewood:

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Needles City Council Member Clayton Hazlewood talked about….

 

– Needles Vice City Mayor Jeff Williams:

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Needles Vice City Mayor Jeff Williams talked about what happened at the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District Meeting held on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 in Victorville, California. 

During the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District Meeting, Jeff Williams was voted Vice Chairman of the District; meaning that Needles, California will have a Vice Chair for 2017 and 2018. 

 

– Needles City Council Member Tona Belt:

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Needles City Council Member Tona Belt talked about….

 

– Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.:

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Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D. thanked the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for keeping the community safe and thanked City Employees for their hard work they do for the community.  

 

– Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget M.D.:

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Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget talked about….

 

**** After the Needles City Council and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting: ****

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ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez asked Needles City Manager Rick Daniels several questions regarding Highway 95 concerns by residents, truck traffic heading to the North K Street Underpass, and the closed dirt road between the North K Street Underpass and the old Railroad Crossing.

 

**** You can view the full Needles City Council and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting agenda packet at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/01%20JANUARY/Mtg%202/cc_012417-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 City Council Meetings, please contact Dale Jones in the City Clerk’s Office at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 345.

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