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Votes of Needles City Council, Jan. 10, 2017

January 11, 2017

How they voted: Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority meeting in regular session on Jan. 10, 2017. Council members Tona Belt, Louise Evans, Shawn Gudmundson, Clayton Hazlewood, Vice Mayor Jeff Williams and Mayor Ed Paget M.D. were present. Council member Robert Richardson M.D. participated via teleconference from Victorville.

Report from executive session:

Conference with legal counsel, existing litigation, one case. No reportable action.

Conference with legal counsel, consideration of initiating litigation in two cases under Government Code Section 54956.9. No reportable action.

NCC action item: Hold interviews, possible appointments to fill vacancies on boards and commissions.

Board of Public Utilities – two four year terms. Appointed were Steve Moffitt and Tom Darcy.

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

Planning Commission – one four year term. Appointed was Linda Kidd.

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

Recreation and Park Commission – three four year terms. Appointed were Scott Phillips, Adrian Chavez and Gabriela Belt.

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

Cemetery Advisory Commission – one four year term. Appointed was Robbyn Dundon.

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

Housing Authority –

Appointed to two four year at-large terms were Robbyn Dundon and Norma Jean Williams.

One at-large term to expire December 2019 remains open.

Appointed to two, two year tenant terms were: Jacqueline Lykins and Sharon Hartley.

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

Recess NCC - convene joint NCC/NPUA

NCC/NPUA action item, consent calendar including:

NPUA item — approve minutes of regular meetings of Oct. 25 and Nov. 8, 2016

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

NCC/NPUA item: Appropriate additional $55,000 bond payment for completion of bond sale.

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

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

NCC/NPUA action item: Adopt resolutions reducing equivalent dwelling unit numbers for wastewater in the religious organizations customer class.

NPUA action — Resolution 1-10-2017-NPUA Belt-Y, Evans-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Paget-Y, Richardson-Y, Williams-Y

NCC action — Resolution 2017-1 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 of $329,127.05 through Dec. 9; $114,060.40 through Dec. 22; $853,000.03 through Dec. 27, 2016; $399,939.02 through Jan. 10, 2017.

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

Approve minutes of regular meetings of Oct. 25 and Nov. 8.

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

Removed from consent calendar: Approve second reading and publication of Ordinance 588-AC, amending sections of Ordinance 576-AC of the municipal code and Section 96.01 of the zoning code related to distribution and transportation of marijuana.

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

NCC action item: Accept $54,910 bid from Rutt Fence Co. and authorize city manager to use $65,880 in surplus property sales funds to complete fencing replacement at the public works yard; authorize staff to issue a notice of award and notice to proceed.

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

NCC action item: Discuss a pedestrian safety evaluation and parking zones (red curbs) along J Street between Bailey Avenue and Morris Street. The motion was to table the item pending clarification.

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

NCC action item: Resolution 2017-2 appointing Williams as primary and Evans as alternate representative to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District.

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

NCC action item: Resolution 2017-3 appointing Paget as primary and Williams as alternate to the Southern California Association of Governments.

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

NCC action item: Resolution 2017-4 appointing Belt as director; Paget and Rick Daniels as alternates to the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority.

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

NCC action item: Resolution 2017-5 appointing Paget representative and Williams alternate to San Bernardino Associated Governments, now to be known as the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority.

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

NCC action item: Resolution 2017-6 appointing Evans primary and Tom Darcy alternate representative to the Mojave Desert and Mountain Integrated Waste Joint Powers Authority Board and the Solid Waste Advisory Task Force.

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

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.