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

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

A Needles Board of Public Utilities Meeting was held on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

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

**** Public Appearances: ****

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D. spoke during Public Appearances.

 

**** Needles Board of Public Utilities 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 Chairman or any Member of the Needles Board of Public Utilities may pull an item from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Prior to Needles Board of Public Utilities action, a member of the public may address the Needles Board of Public Utilities on matters scheduled on the Consent Calendar. A 3 minute time limit per person applies. Recommended Action: Approve Items #1 through #2 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative vote.

– Agenda Item #1:

Minutes of regular meetings held June 6, 2017

 

– Agenda Item #2:

Ratify the City Council action to approve a project budget and proceed with the bidding process for improvements to the Lily Hill water booster station to install a standard electric panel and necessary wiring for operation.

 

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities unanimously voted to approve Agenda Items #1 through #2 on the Consent Calendar.

 

**** Regular Items: ****

– Agenda Item #3:

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

Resolution No. 7-5-17 BPU amending the policy relating to termination and/or restoration of electric, water and wastewater services.

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities unanimously voted to approve Resolution No. 7-5-17 BPU.

 

– Agenda Item #4:

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

Resolution No. 7-5-17-1 BPU authorizing an increase in funding in the amount of $200,000 for the Yoney Substation to Cure Farms Substation Intertie Project increasing the total cost of the project to $1.6 million.

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities unanimously voted to approve Resolution No. 7-5-17-1 BPU.

 

– Agenda Item #5:

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

Resolution No. 7-5-17-2 BPU authorization to move forward with Phase 5 – material purchase – not to exceed project budget line item of $724,547 for the purchase of materials for the Firehouse Substation on Needles Highway.

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities unanimously voted to approve Resolution No. 7-5-17-2 BPU.

 

– Agenda Item #6:

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

Review of the water system evaluation by Boyle Engineering Corp. completed in 2001 and discussion of a list of improvements with priorities and funding.

Agenda Item #6 were information only and no votes was taken by members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities.

 

**** Reports: ****

** Video (Agenda Items #7-11) from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Agenda Items #7:

Senate Bill 1 solar program status report calendar year 2016.

 

– Agenda Items #8:

Monthly activity report for April 2017.

 

– Agenda Items #9:

Needles present perfected rights (PPR) report for May 2017.

 

– Agenda Items #10:

Historic write-off amounts for 2014 through 2017.

 

– Agenda Items #11:

EUSI, LLC operational support services relating to the wastewater treatment facility and collection system May 2017.

 

Agenda Items #7-11 were information only and no votes was taken by members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities.

 

**** Pending Board Requests: ****

**** City Manager’s Report and Board Requests: ****

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

 

**** 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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