Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting.

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting.

A Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting was held on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

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

**** Executive Session: ****

No Executive Session.

 

**** Public Appearances: ****

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Nobody spoke during Public Appearance.

 

**** Interviews: ****

– Agenda Item #1:

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Interview and possible appointment to the Cemetery Advisory Commission.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve to appoint to the Cemetery Advisory Commission Wilma Baldwin to the term to expire 2020 and Richard Hazlewood to the term to expire 2019.

 

**** Recess The Needles City Council Meeting And Convene A Joint Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting: ****

**** Needles Public Utility Authority / Needles City Council Public Hearings: ****

– Agenda Item #2:

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Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against establishing a Large Utility User Deposits and Collections Policy for New Customers to Chapter 6C Electric, Chapter 22 Water and Chapter 17 Wastewater of the Municipal Code.

NPUA- Resolution No. 06-27-2017-NPUA establishing a Large Utility User Deposits and Collections Policy for New Customers to Chapter 6C Electric, Chapter 22 Water and Chapter 17 Wastewater of the Municipal Code.

COUNCIL – Ordinance No. 593-AC approving and adding a Large Utility User Deposits and Collections Policy for New Customers to Chapter 6C Electric, Chapter 22 Water and Chapter 17 Wastewater of the Municipal Code.

Members of the Needles Public Utility Authority voted 5-1 on Resolution No. 06-27-2017-NPUA as part of the City of Needles code as amended during the Needles City Council. Vice Mayor Jeff Williams voted “No” on the agenda item. 

Members of the Needles City Council voted 4-1 on Resolution No. 06-27-2017-NPUA as part of the City of Needles code as amended during the Needles City Council. Vice Mayor Jeff Williams voted “No” on the agenda item. 

Members of the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority were unable to pass 2 motions before passing a 3rd motion on this agenda item. 

 

– Agenda Item #3:

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Approve the project budget and proceed with the bidding process for the improvements to the Lily Hill Water Booster Station installation of the electric panel estimated at $119,865 funded by the Water Asset improvement Account.

Members of the Needles Public Utility Authority unanimously voted to approve the project budget and proceed with the bidding process for the improvements to the Lily Hill Water Booster Station installation of the electric panel estimated at $119,865 funded by the Water Asset improvement Account.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve the project budget and proceed with the bidding process for the improvements to the Lily Hill Water Booster Station installation of the electric panel estimated at $119,865 funded by the Water Asset improvement Account.

 

**** Adjourn Needles Public Utility Authority / Needles City Council and Reconvene Needles City Council: ****

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

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All 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 #4 through #9 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

– Agenda Item #4: Approve the warrants register through June 27, 2017.

– Agenda Item #5: Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2017-50 establishing the appropriations limit for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 for the City of Needles in accordance with the provisions of Division 9 of Title of the California Government Code.

– Agenda Item #6: Accept the bid from Western Construction Specialist in the amount of $52,006.50 with a total project Cost of $59,105 to remove and replace curb, gutter and sidewalk along the west side of Bailey Avenue from Washington Street to Erin Drive and authorize staff to issue a Notice of Award and Notice to Proceed and authorize a budget transfer from the surplus property sales fund or public Works to cover the total project cost.

– Agenda Item #7: Accept the resignation of Adrian Chavez from the Park & Recreation Commission and direct the city clerk to advertise the vacancy with a term to expire December 31, 2020.

– Agenda Item #8: Authorize the City Manager to negotiate an amendment to the City’s Master Lease with Bureau of Land Management (BLM) adding Needles Marina.

– Agenda Item #9: Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2017-49 authorizing the destruction of certain city records pursuant to Government Code Section 34090.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve agenda items #4 through #9 on the Consent Calendar.

 

**** Regular Items: ****

– Agenda Item #10:

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Accept the bid from Pavement Recycling Systems in the amount of $322,302.06 to consist of Street Improvements to Coronado Ave (J Street to Peru Street) and Casa Linda (San Clemente to La Cima Rd) and authorize staff to issue a Notice of Award and Notice to Proceed.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve the bid from Pavement Recycling Systems in the amount of $322,302.06 to consist of Street Improvements to Coronado Ave (J Street to Peru Street) and Casa Linda (San Clemente to La Cima Rd) and authorize staff to issue a Notice of Award and Notice to Proceed. Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson recused himself from this agenda item. 

 

– Agenda Item #11:

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Authorize the City Manager to negotiate an agreement with the Needles Downtown Business Alliance to operate the City’s Business Directory and Nearby Premise Sign Program.

Members of the Needles City Council voted 4-1 to approve authorizing the City Manager to send out a request for proposal to all Needles non-profits to operate the city’s business directory and nearby premise sign program. Needles City Council Member Louise Evans voted “No” on the agenda item. 

 

– Agenda Item #12:

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League of California Cities Annual Conference, September 13-15, 2017 in Sacramento, attendance and designation of voting delegate and alternate(s).

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve designating Needles City Council Member Belt as voting delegate and Needles City Council Member Richardson as alternate, approve attendance of the League of California Cities Annual Conference.

 

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

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Needles City Attorney John Pinkney….

 

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

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Needles City Manager Rick Daniels….

 

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

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans, Needles City Council Member Clayton Hazlewood, Needles City Council Member Tona Belt, and Needles Vice City Mayor Jeff Williams had no requests.

 

– Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson:

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Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson….

 

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

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Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D….

 

– Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget M.D.:

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Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget….

 

**** You can view the full Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting agenda packet at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/06%20JUNE/Mtg%202/cc_062717-agenda%20LINKED.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.

Needles, CA: Pulled pork dinner and Killer Keyz by Dueling Pianos Concert today.

Needles, CA: Pulled pork dinner and Killer Keyz by Dueling Pianos Concert today.

The Needles Chamber of Commerce and the Needles Elk’s Lodge 1608 is presenting a free community concert with Killer Keyz by Dueling Pianos at 7:00pm PT on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at the Needles Elk’s Lodge 1608, located at 1000 Lilyhill Drive just south of Interstate 40, in Needles, California.

There will be a pulled pork dinner for $8.00 will be sold before the event from 5:00pm to 6:30pm PT.

For more information, please contact either the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050 or the Needles Elk’s Lodge 1608 at: 1 (760) 326-1608.

** Come on out for delicious food, great music, and friendly community. **

Needles, CA: Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting on Tuesday.

Needles, CA: Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting on Tuesday.

A Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers located off the J Street, next to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station sign and flag pole, at the Needles Civic Center located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

Parking is located around the Needles Civic Center just off of J Street near the Needles Recreation Center or just off of Bailey Avenue near the San Bernardino County Needles Branch Library building.

The Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting will start at 6:00pm PT with no Executive Session.

**** You can view the full Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting agenda packet at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/06%20JUNE/Mtg%202/cc_062717-agenda%20LINKED.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.

Needles, CA: Drew Milburn with Medical Investors Holdings answers questions from business community during Needles Chamber of Commerce General Membership Meeting.

Needles, CA: Drew Milburn with Medical Investors Holdings answers questions from business community during Needles Chamber of Commerce General Membership Meeting.

Drew Milburn, Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O.) with Medical Investors Holdings (M.I.H.), talked about the current over-site of the large-scale cultivation, extractions and manufacturing operations in Medical Investors Holdings (M.I.H.) during a Needles Chamber of Commerce General Membership Meeting held on Thursday, June 22nd 2017 at Riverfront Cafe and Cocktails in Needles, California.

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ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez was at the Needles Chamber of Commerce General Membership Meeting as Drew Milburn talked to the the business community about Medical Investors Holdings and about the cultivation, extractions and manufacturing operations at their new facility being build off Needles Highway near the on-ramp to westbound Interstate 40 in Needles, California.

The new facility (Seen Above Picture) will be one of the largest cannibas projects in California with the new facility expected to bring an estimated 550 jobs to the local community and when fully completed and operations, will bring an estimated $10 million in city tax revenue to help fund essential city services and infrastructures.

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Drew Milburn was then asked a variety of questions from the business community about how many jobs are being created, how the new facilities will affect housing and business in the community, how the product is being use for, how much money is being invested into these new facilities and how will the City of Needles benefit financially by all of these new facilities coming in and building in their community.

Everybody in attendance were glad to get their questions addressed by Drew Milburn as well as enjoy the great food and friendly service by staff and crew at Riverfront Cafe and Cocktails, located at 3520 Needles Highway near Rainbo Beach Resort, in Needles, California.

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Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles Planning Commission Meeting.

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles Planning Commission Meeting.

A Needles Planning Commission Meeting was held on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

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

**** New Business: ****

-Agenda Item #6(A):

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A public hearing to consider recommending approval of an Amendment to Needles Municipal Code (NMC) Section 96.01 Related to Manufacturing Using Volatile Solvents and Destruction of Unusable Medical Marijuana Plant Materials.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 06-21-2017 PC recommending approval of an amendment to the Needles Municipal Code Chapter 96.01, related to Manufacturing Using Volatile Solvents and Destruction of Unusable Medical Marijuana Plant Materials.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve all of the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 06-21-2017 PC.

 

-Agenda Item #6(B):

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Discussion on the Use of Greenhouses for Cultivation of Medical Marijuana.

Agenda Item #6(B) was information only and no votes was taken by members of the Needles Planning Commission.

 

**** City Manager Requests: ****

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Needles City Manager Rick Daniels talked about the Medical Marijuana cultivation industry in Needles, California and what’s the newest project coming soon.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels spoke about what these Medical Marijuana cultivation industry projects are doing for jobs and housing in Needles, California.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels spoke about the new residential and businesses projects in the works for Needles, California, including near the Needles Rodeo Grounds and Jack Smith Memorial Park.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels spoke briefly about the need for a new access road near Jack Smith Memorial Park for these new residential properties, either a overpass or underpass.

Later, Needles City Manager Rick Daniels spoke about the power system in Needles, California and what power improvements are almost completed and what power improvements are coming soon.

 

**** 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 Cindy Semione, Secretary to the Board, at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 327.

Needles, CA: Drew Milburn with Medical Investors Holdings speaks today at Needles Chamber of Commerce General Membership Meeting.

Needles, CA: Drew Milburn with Medical Investors Holdings speaks today at Needles Chamber of Commerce General Membership Meeting.

Drew Milburn, Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O.) with Medical Investors Holdings (M.I.H.), will be speaking at a Needles Chamber of Commerce General Membership Meeting starting at 12:00pm PT on Thursday, June 22nd 2017 at Riverfront Cafe and Cocktails, located at 3520 Needles Highway near Rainbo Beach Resort, in Needles, California.

Drew Milburn will be discussing about the business community about the current over-site of the large-scale cultivation, extractions and manufacturing operations in Medical Investors Holdings (M.I.H.).

On Wednesday, October 12th, 2016, Medical Investment Holdings group broke ground on a new medical cannabis cultivation development during a groundbreaking event at their site located at 3240 Needles Highway in Needles, California.

ZachNews interviewed Drew Milburn after the groundbreaking event about the new medical cannabis cultivation development and what this facility be use for as well as about medical cannabis.

For more information regarding the meeting or for membership information, please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050.

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Needles, CA: Video: Needles Planning Commission: 6-21-2017: City Manager Report.

Needles, CA: Video: Needles Planning Commission: 6-21-2017: City Manager Report.

A Needles Planning Commission Meeting was held on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels spoke about the Medical Marijuana cultivation industry in Needles, California and what’s the newest project coming soon.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels spoke about what these Medical Marijuana cultivation industry projects are doing for jobs and housing in Needles, California.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels spoke about the new residential and businesses projects in the works for Needles, California, including near the Needles Rodeo Grounds and Jack Smith Memorial Park.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels spoke briefly about the need for a new access road near Jack Smith Memorial Park for these new residential properties, either a overpass or underpass.

Later, Needles City Manager Rick Daniels spoke about the power system in Needles, California and what power improvements are almost completed and what power improvements are coming soon.

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **