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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: **

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-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.

 

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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. SHARE THIS:

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.

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News Update!!: Needles, CA: Transformer at San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station overloads and breaks down causing power outage.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Transformer at San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station overloads and breaks down causing power outage.

Residents and businesses were without power for close to an hour after a transformer at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station in Needles, California overloaded and broke down on Tuesday, June, 20th, 2017.

Just before 8:00pm PT, power went out to people living and working west of Bailey Avenue as well as around Vista Colorado Elementary School.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A Lopez began reporting live on Facebook the power outage and who was affected, including homes along Coronado Street, the Buy Rite store off J Street, and lights in the Needles Courthouse and Needles Branch Library parking lot.

San Bernardino County Fire Department were seen heading towards the back parking lot area of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station in Needles, California.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A Lopez captured these pictures of the activity going on behind the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

Marcie Joy Bledsoe posted at ZachNews on Facebook, “We were walking through the courthouse area right after, literally 3 mins before fire truck sped past and into police station vehicle entrance, smelled strong smell of chemical fire, or like burning rubber or wires.”

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels tells ZachNews that a transformer at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office “overloaded and broke down.”

At around 9:00pm PT, power was restored to all residents and businesses.

“Crew worked until 3:00am PT after putting in a full day in 125*F heat. Great crew,” said Needles City Manager Rick Daniels.

 

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Needles, CA: Needles Planning Commission Meeting today.

Needles, CA: Needles Planning Commission Meeting today.

A Needles Planning Commission Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 21st, 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 Planning Commission Meeting will start at 4:00pm PT.

**** 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.