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Needles City Council: how they voted Aug. 9

August 10, 2016

How they voted: Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority meeting in regular session on Aug. 9, 2016. Council members Tom Darcy, Louise Evans, Tony Frazier, Shawn Gudmundson, Vice Mayor Jeff Williams and Mayor Ed Paget M.D. were present. Council Member Robert Richardson M.D. participated via teleconference from Victorville.

No executive session was held, but Mayor Ed Paget did call a special meeting to be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 in the council chambers. The discussion will focus on if items should be placed on the November ballot or not.

Recess NCC, convene joint meeting with NPUA

NCC/NPUA action item: Resolutions amending policy determining how churches are billed for wastewater services. NPUA members approved sending the item back to the utility board for further review.

NPUA action —

Darcy-Y, Evans-Y, Frazier-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Paget-Y, Richardson-Y, Williams-Y

NCC/NPUA action item: Approve an annual depository statement for the current fiscal year for deb service, contract services, payments and reimbursement of non-utility sanitation revenues deposited with the authority.

NPUA action —

Darcy-Y, Evans-Y, Frazier-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Paget-Y, Richardson-Y, Williams-Y

NCC action —

Darcy-Y, Evans-Y, Frazier-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Richardson-Y, Williams-Y

NCC/NPUA action item: A resolution authorizing application to the State Water Resources Control Board Division of Financial Assistance for a low-interest loan or grant under the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to expand the Lilyhill pump station piping to provide adequate supply and capacity to the upper pressure zone. A separate resolution to authorize a pledge of net water revenues and water enterprise funds to payment of DWSRF financing for the project.

NPUA action — Resolution 08-09-2016 NPUA (application) and 08-09-2016-1 (pledge).

Darcy-Y, Evans-Y, Frazier-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Paget-Y, Richardson-Y, Williams-Y

NCC action — Resolution 2016-45 (application) and 2016-46 (pledge).

Darcy-Y, Evans-Y, Frazier-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Richardson-Y, Williams-Y

Adjourn joint meeting, reconvene NCC

NCC action item, consent calendar including:

Approve warrants register through Aug. 9.

Approve Cooperative Agreement Amendment 01-257-A1 between the city and county for Needles Highway improvements.

Approve filing a claim for Local Transportation Fund, State Transit Assistance Fund and Measure I Operations and Elderly and Handicapped for the current fiscal year.

Confirm city manager’s authorization to construct a cart barn at River’s Edge Golf Course; authorize execution of a service agreement with PuroClean for demolition of the existing, damaged cart barn and replacement with a new metal building.

Award a $33,307.20 bid for rye grass seed to Crop Production Services of Las Vegas.

Resolution 2016-48 approving Final Parcel Map 19300, subdividing 7.54 acres along Needles Highway into four lots and a remainder.

Darcy-Y, Evans-Y, Frazier-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Richardson-Y, Williams-Y

NCC informational item: Discuss cost increase in a contract with the sheriff department for local police coverage in the current fiscal year. No action was taken.

NCC discretionary item: Discuss improvements at the public works yard. Council approved sending out request for proposals for up to $40,000 from the city’s surplus property account to clean up the city public works yard and replace the fencing. This item will be brought back to council for approval.

Darcy-Y, Evans-Y, Frazier-N, Gudmundson-Y, Richardson-Y, Williams-N

NCC action item: Resolution 2016-49 approve a concession agreement with Malow Jet Ski Rental LLC for jet ski rental at Jack Smith Park.

Darcy-Y, Evans-Y, Frazier-Y, Gudmundson-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.