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

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, August 8th, 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: (Needles City Council and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency): ****

 

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Agenda Item A: (Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Action): Conference with real property negotiator pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8: Property (Approximately 27.61 acre property located East of I-40 and Southeast of State Route 95 (East Broadway Street) APN 0186-222-07. Agency Negotiator, City Manager Rick Daniels or his designee, Negotiating Parties Successor Agency to the Needles Redevelopment Agency as Seller and lceplant Management LLC and Kevin Bacon as buyers. Under Negotiation price, terms, terms of payment and proposed assignment.

– Agenda Item B: (Needles City Council Action): Conference with real property negotiator pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8: Property located approximately 425 feet from where Race Street intersects with Needles Highway and extends north past T Street, an unused right of way. Agency Negotiator, City Manager Rick Daniels or his designee. Negotiating Parties City of Needles as seller and Layton Properties LLC as buyer. Under Negotiation price and terms.

 

**** Needles City Attorney Report on Executive Session: (Needles City Council and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency): ****

 

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Agenda Item A: (Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Action): Needles City Attorney reports that there was no reportable action taken.

– Agenda Item B: (Needles City Council Action): Needles City Attorney reports that there was no reportable action taken.

 

**** Public Appearances: ****

 

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

 

**** Presentation: ****

– Agenda Item #1:

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

A PowerPoint presentation will be given by Senior Code Enforcement Officer Adrian Chavez.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/08%20AUGUST/Mtg%201/cc_080817-1-codeenforcement.pdf

Senior City of Needles Code Enforcement Officer Adrian Chavez presented his PowerPoint presentation report to members of the Needles City Council on the enforcement activities Senior City of Needles Code Enforcement Officer Adrian Chavez have conducted since being hired 8 weeks ago. 

In his report, Adrian Chavez talks about Route 66 Burger Hut, located at 701 West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California, and what actions are being done to address the conditions to that property. 

We learned that the owner of the property was there on the Route 66 Burger Hut property recently doing some cleaning and said to hope to be open to business by the end of the year, but that has been said before in the pass and 3 years later since a powerful microburst blow the roof off the popular eatery on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 leading to their closure, the property has seen work done replacing the roof, but lots of work is still needing to be done.

 

**** Public Hearings: ****

– Agenda Item #2:

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against an application from Mr. Nick Ingoglia representative of “Green Acres Group” for a conditional use permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the C-2, general commercial zone, 2204 Needles Highway, APN 0185-268-09 (located on the north side of Needles Highway approximately 600 feet west of 40).

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 2017-56 approving a Conditional Use Permit for a Medical Marijuana Cultivation Facility located at 2204 Needles Highway APN 0185-268-09-0-000.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/08%20AUGUST/Mtg%201/cc_080817-2-marijuana2204needles.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 2017-56 approving a Conditional Use Permit for a Medical Marijuana Cultivation Facility located at 2204 Needles Highway APN 0185-268-09-0-000.

 

**** 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 #3 through #12 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

– Agenda Item #3:

Approve the warrants register through August 8, 2017.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/08%20AUGUST/Mtg%201/cc_080817-3-warrants.pdf

 

– Agenda Item #4:

Waive the reading and adopt Ordinance No. 595-AC amending the Needles Municipal Code Section 96.01 “Table of Permissible Uses” to permit rooftop solar projects in the Commercial and Industrial Zones with an Administrative Review (2nd reading – adopt).

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/08%20AUGUST/Mtg%201/cc_080817-4-solarord.pdf

 

– Agenda Item #5:

Waive the reading and adopt Ordinance No. 596-AC amending Chapter 6C Electric, Chapter 17 Wastewater and Chapter 22 Water of the Needles Municipal Code relating to termination and/or restoration of services Stop Loss / Maximum Delinquency / Collection Policy (2nd reading – adopt).

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/08%20AUGUST/Mtg%201/cc_080817-5-stoplossutility.pdf

 

– Agenda Item #6:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2017-55 approving the Title VI Compliance Plan for the Needles Area Transit.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/08%20AUGUST/Mtg%201/cc_080817-6-titleVIcompliance.pdf

 

– Agenda Item #7:

Approve an Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification entered into among the Federal Government, City of Needles Police Department and Needles City Council (as the governing body) for Needles’ participation in the federal equitable sharing program for use of federally forfeited cash, property, proceeds and any interest earned thereon and authorize the Mayor and City Manager’s electronic signature and the electronic submittal to the U.S. Department of Justice.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/08%20AUGUST/Mtg%201/cc_080817-7-equitablesharingagmt.pdf

 

– Agenda Item #8:

Authorize an increase in revenue line item #240-0000-333.11-00 (STA – State Transit Assistance) and expenditure line item #240-4251-438.72-14 (El Garces – Buildings – STA Grant) in the amount of $33,915 for installation of an exterior/interior security system at the El Garces.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/08%20AUGUST/Mtg%201/cc_080817-8-securityelgarces.pdf

 

– Agenda Item #9:

Approve filing of a claim for Local Transportation Fund (LTF), State Transit Assistance (STA) Fund, and Measure Operations and Elderly & Handicapped for the fiscal year 2017-2018.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/08%20AUGUST/Mtg%201/cc_080817-9-transit.pdf

 

– Agenda Item #10:

Approve Revised Tables 8-1, 8-2 and 8-3 to the Needles Transit Services Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) 2016-2020 to reflect the 2017-2018 adopted budget.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/08%20AUGUST/Mtg%201/cc_080817-10-shortrangetransit.pdf

 

– Agenda Item #11:

Approve an emergency expenditure to Outsource Utility Contractors, Inc. for Contract labor to restore several downed power poles and lines from a March 30, 2017 storm.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/08%20AUGUST/Mtg%201/cc_080817-11-outsource.pdf

 

– Agenda Item #12:

Award the bid for ryegrass seed to Crop Production Services in the total bid amount of $36,678.10 for overseeding Rivers Edge Golf Course.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/08%20AUGUST/Mtg%201/cc_080817-12-ryegrass.pdf

 

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Agenda Items #3 through #12 and pull Agenda Items #5 and #7 for discussion on the Consent Calendar.

** Video (Agenda Item #5) from ZachNews on YouTube: **

After discussion, members of the Needles City Council voted 5-1 to approve Agenda Item #5. Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams voted “No”.

** Video (Agenda Item #7) from ZachNews on YouTube: **

After discussion, members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Agenda Item #7.



**** Regular Items: ****

– Agenda Item #13:

 

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

Accept the Needles Downtown Business Alliance (NDBA) offer to operate the City’s Business Directory and Nearby Premise Sign Program and authorize the City Manager to negotiate an agreement for a three year period.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/08%20AUGUST/Mtg%201/cc_080817-13-signprogram.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to accept the Needles Downtown Business Alliance (NDBA) offer to operate the City’s Business Directory and Nearby Premise Sign Program and authorize the City Manager to negotiate an agreement for a three year period.

 

– Agenda Item #14:

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

Authorize the City Manager to execute the purchase and sale agreement with Armen Matevosian for 2 acres, a portion of APN 185-234-18 located between San Clemente and Lillyhill for $80,000 plus interest, and initiate a lot split from the parent parcel.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/08%20AUGUST/Mtg%201/cc_080817-14-propertysale.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to authorize the City Manager to execute the purchase and sale agreement with Armen Matevosian for 2 acres, a portion of APN 185-234-18 located between San Clemente and Lillyhill for $80,000 plus interest, and initiate a lot split from the parent parcel. 

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams recused himself because the property, the partial that’s being purchase, is in vicinity to Jeff’s resident. 


Needles City Attorney said, “We don’t believe there is any legal conflict because he’s more then 500 feet away from the partial that’s being purchase. But in the bandits of caution – to avoid any appearance of impropriety.”

 

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

 

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

 

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

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels talked about a meeting with the owner of property along J Street near Motel 6 in Needles, California and what was discussed regarding a future retail site.
This property has been talked about before in the pass for a grocery store location if when a grocery store decides to come and open their business.
**** Needles City Council Requests: ****

 

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

 

**** 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://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/08%20AUGUST/Mtg%201/cc_080817-agenda-ALL-TOGETHER.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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