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: ****

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

Nobody spoke during Public Appearance.

 

**** Interviews: ****

– Agenda Item #1:

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

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:

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

** Part 2 Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

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:

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

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: ****

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

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:

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

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:

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

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:

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

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: ****

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

Needles City Attorney John Pinkney….

 

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

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

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:

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson….

 

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

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

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

 

– Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget M.D.:

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

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.

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