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February 15, 2017 GMT

Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority meeting in regular session on Feb. 14, 2017. Council members Tona Belt, Louise Evans, Shawn Gudmundson, Clayton Hazlewood, Robert Richardson M.D, Vice Mayor Jeff Williams. and Mayor Ed Paget M.D. were present..

NCC informational item: Presentation to outgoing board and commission members, Murl Shaver and Wima Baldwin who have served for five or more years was conducted.

NCC informational item: Marilyn Mathews, presented a proposition for a Route 66 Colorado River Walk.

NCC informational item: Presentation by Ruth Musser-Lopez on a remediation plan and environmental impact report from the state Department oftt Toxic Substances Control for a hexavalent chromium plume at Pacific Gas and Electric’s Topock Pumping Station.

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NCC action item: Presentation, staff report, public comments, deliberation, approve fact finding and vote on Ordinance 589-AC approving general plan amendments and zone changes from multiple family residential to neighborhood commercial for two parcels between Lilyhill Drive and Interstate 40 north of the Lilyhill Apartments complex. Applicant Matt Bates.

Belt-N, Evans-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Richardson-Y, Williams-Y

NCC action item: Staff report, public comments, deliberation, approve fact finding and vote on Resolution 2017-12 approving a conditional use permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility on two parcels between Lilyhill Drive and Interstate 40 north of the Lilyhill Apartments complex. Applicant Matt Bates.

Belt-Y, Evans-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Richardson-Y, Williams-Y

Recess NCC, convene joint NCC-NPUA meeting

NCC/NPUA action item: Authorize funds not to exceed $1.7 million to build a new 69kV power line with a 12kV under-build between the Bush Street substation and Spike’s Road with an interconnect to the Cure Farms substation funded by customers requesting power supplied by the line; use the same low bid for time and equipment electric labor crew used in the Bush Street substation construction and authorize staff to issue purchase order for materials.

NPUA action — Resolution 02-14-2017-NPUA:

Belt-Y, Evans-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Paget-Y, Richardson-Y, Williams-Y

NCC action — Resolution 2017-13:

Belt-Y, Evans-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Richardson-Y, Williams-Y

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NCC/NPUA action item: Mid-year budget revisions for Needles Public Utility Authority; fiscal year 2016-17.

NPUA action — Belt-Y, Evans-X, Gudmundson-X, Hazlewood-X, Paget-X, Richardson-X, Williams-X

NCC action — Belt-Y, Evans-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Richardson-Y, Williams-Y

Adjourn joint meeting, reconvene NCC

NCC action item, consent calendar including:

Approve warrants register through Feb. 14.

Accept $437,981 in work completed by DMA Greencare Contracting Inc. for the turf removal project at River’s Edge Golf Course, authorize staff to file notice of completion. The total project cost of $505,000 was funded through a Bureau of Reclamation grant.

Ratify action taken by city manager in signing a daily license application for the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for the ninth annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, Feb. 24 and 25.

Approve alcohol at a private party March 4 at the Needles Rodeo Grounds contingent upon receipt of liability insurance, liquor liability and a facility use agreement.

Belt-Y, Evans-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Richardson-Y, Williams-Y

NCC action item: Resolution 2017-14 renaming the Bush Street substation as the Bill Yoney substation.

Belt-Y, Evans-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Richardson-Y, Williams-Y

NCC action item: Approve proposed revised budget for fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.

Belt-Y, Evans-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Richardson-Y, Williams-Y

NCC action item: Declare old city-owned fire station at 633 Front St. surplus property, authorize competitive proposals for sale or lease.

Belt-Y, Evans-N, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Richardson-Y, Williams-Y

NCC action item: Accept $16,000 low bid from Tri-R Construction for demolition of trees and a small structure, requisite to completing installation of fencing at the city yard; authorize expenditure from surplus property funds. The bid was rejected by the city council and put out to rebid in order to level they playing field for local businesses and non-local businesses.

Belt-Y, Evans-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Richardson-Y, Williams-Y

NCC informational item: Discussion of identifying California as a sanctuary state and secession from the U.S. Item will be placed as an action item in the next Needles City Council meeting.

City council Discussed recent accidents on Highway 95 near the Gates Subdivision and Rick Daniels, city manager, presented the different ways they are trying to handle the situation.

Key: Y is a yes vote, N is a no vote, A is abstain from voting. Council members must abstain in the case of a conflict of interest. Mayor Ed Paget, or the presiding officer in his absence, votes only in the case of a tie. The presiding officer does vote on the actions of the Needles Public Utility Authority, Public Financing Authority and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency. Ordinances require two separate readings and affirmative votes of at least four council members for passage. Emergency ordinances may be passed on one reading but require five affirmative votes.

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