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Actions of Needles City Council, Nov. 13, 2018

November 14, 2018

How they voted: Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency meeting in regular session on Nov. 13, 2018. Councilors Tona Belt, Louise Evans, Shawn Gudmundson, Clayton Hazlewood, Vice Mayor Jeff Williams and Mayor Ed Paget M.D. were present. Councilor Tom Darcy participated via teleconference.

Recess NCC, convene joint NCC/SARDA

Report from executive session:

SARDA - Real property negotiation, price and terms of payment, for 28.21 acres at Ice Plant Road and I-40 to Hooman Davoodi. City Manager Rick Daniels representing SARDA.

NCC - Conference with legal counsel, anticipated litigation, two cases;

existing litigation, San Bernardino County Superior Court Case CIVDS1824800;

litigation/potential litigation Needles Unclassified Employees Association v. city of Needles, Public Employment Relations Board Case LA-CE-1276-M and any potential Teamsters Local 1932 proceedings related to the case.

NCC - Employee evaluation, city manager.

No reportable actions were taken.

Adjourn joint meeting, reconvene NCC

NCC informational item: A public hearing to consider a conditional use permit amendment to allow using an existing building at 111 D St. for a marijuana cultivation facility has been continued to Dec. 11.

NCC action item: Staff report, presentation, council questions, public comments, council deliberation, first reading and vote on Ordinance 609-AC: a general plan amendment to change a property along National Old Trails Highway north of I-40 in the vicinity of Spike’s Old 66 Storage from residential medium density to highway commercial.

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

NCC action item: Staff report, presentation, council questions, public comments, council deliberation and vote on Resolution 2018-69 approving a transmission tower, 120 feet tall, in the highway commercial zone described above.

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

NCC action item: Staff report, presentation, council questions, public comments, council deliberation and vote on Resolution 2018-70 approving a conditional use permit for a two-phase marijuana manufacturing facility at 2208 Needles Hwy. Phase 1 includes an existing Building 1 and a new Building 2; Phase 2 includes Building 3. All three to perform volatile and non-volatile processing. Applicant Terry Quinn, Route 66 Extractions.

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

NCC action item: Staff report, presentation, council questions, public comments, council deliberation and vote on Resolution 2018-71 approving a conditional use permit for a marijuana distribution facility at 2208 Needles Highway, Suite B. Quinn, Route 66 Extractions.

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

Recess NCC, convene joint NCC/NPUA

NCC/NPUA action item, consent calendar including:

Approve minutes of meetings held Nov. 28 and Dec. 12, 2017 (NPUA only).

Authorize purchase of two Chevrolet utility crane trucks with 4,000-pound cranes from the lowest bidder, Findlay Chevy, Buick, GMC of Bullhead City. Not to exceed $65,000 each. To be paid from water and wastewater vehicle replacement fund.

Issue non-renewal notice to Cintas Corporation, award two-year contract to UniFirst Corporation for uniform rental and laundry services.

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

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

Removed from consent calendar for separate discussion:

Authorize staff to continue a youth outreach program for fiscal year 2018. Not to exceed $8,000 using funds from the toilet replacement pilot project.

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

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

Adjourn joint meeting, reconvene NCC

NCC action item, consent calendar including:

Approve warrants register through Nov. 13.

Approve minutes of meetings held Nov. 28 and Dec. 1, 2017.

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

Removed from consent calendar for separate discussion:

(Informational) City of Needles Certified Code Enforcement Officer. City Manager Rick Daniels expressed pride in Officer Adrian Chavez having completed all classwork and testing to receive certification as a full member of the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers.

NCC action item: Discussion of allowing a fifth cannabis dispensary at the west end of the city. Brought by Councilor Darcy. After discussion by council and the public the item was allowed to die for lack of a motion.

NCC action item: Reconsideration of agreement with Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District to establish an air quality monitoring station on city property. The item was approved.

Belt-Y, Darcy-N, Evans-N, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-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. Resolutions require one reading with four affirmative votes and take effect immediately.

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