How they voted: Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority meeting in regular session on June 11, 2109. Councilors Tona Belt, Shawn Gudmundson, Clayton Hazlewood, Zachery Longacre, Edward T. Paget M.D., Timothy Terral and Mayor Jeff Williams were present.

Report from executive session:

Conference with labor negotiators Needles Unclassified Employees Association and Teamsters Local 1932. City Manager Rick Daniels representing the city. No reportable action.

Conference with real property negotiator Ashot Minasian for 2.2 acres at the northwest corner of West Broadway and G Street. Price and terms. Daniels or designee representing city. A purchase agreement was approved unanimously.

Conference with legal counsel, existing litigation, county superior court No. CIVDS 1906480. Longacre recused. No reportable action.

1. NCC informational item: Presentation by Phil LeJeune of the Public Utilities Board on the 2019 Solar Summit held May 14 - 15 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

2. NCC action item: Continued from April 9. Staff report, presentation, council questions, public comments, council deliberation, approve first reading and post Ordinance 615-AC approving a general plan amendment and zone change from commercial resort designation to highway commercial for property along Needles Highway in the vicinity of 320 Balboa. Applicant Deer Park Development. Portions of the parcel south of the substation were approved. Longacre recused.

Belt-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Longacre-A, Paget-Y, Terral-Y

Recess NCC, convene NPUA/NCC

3. NCC/NPUA action item: Staff report, council questions, public comments, council deliberation, vote on:

Resolution 2019-33 adopting a proposed city budget for fiscal year 2019-20. Money was added for the chamber of commerce.

Belt-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Longacre-Y, Paget-Y, Terral-Y

Resolution 06-11-2019-NPUA adopting a proposed NPUA budget for FY 2019-20.

Belt-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Longacre-Y, Paget-Y, Terral-Y, Williams-Y

4. NCC/NPUA action item: Authorize purchase of a 2019 Ford F250 four-wheel-drive truck with service body and ladder rack through Sourcewell National Auto Fleet Group. Cost not to exceed $55,000, paid from electric department vehicle replacement fund.

Belt-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Longacre-Y, Paget-Y, Terral-Y, Williams-Y

Adjourn joint NPUA/NCC, reconvene NCC

NCC action item, consent calendar including:

5. Warrants register through June 11.

6. Waive second reading, adopt and publish Ordinance 617-AC amending city code to remove a 4-hour parking restriction for a designated parking area and cul-de-sac at Jack Smith Park; and requiring vehicles towing watercraft to park outside that area.

7. Waive reading and adopt Resolution 2019-20 approving an extension of time on conditional use permits for four marijuana cultivation facilities at East Broadway and Victory Drive.

8. Waive reading and adopt Resolution 2019-21 approving an extension of time on conditional use permits for marijuana facilities at 2208 Needles Hwy., suites A and B.

9. Waive reading and adopt Resolution 2019-23 approving an extension of time on a conditional use permit for a marijuana cultivation facility at 900 E. Broadway.

10. Waive reading and adopt Resolution 2019-24 approving an extension of time on conditional use permits for marijuana facilities at 2019 Needles Hwy., suites A and B.

11. Waive reading and adopt Resolution 2019-25 approving an extension of time on conditional use permits for eight marijuana facilities at 320 Balboa.

12. Waive reading, approve applying for Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program Grant Funds for:

Resolution 2019-26 Needles Aquatic Center.

Resolution 2019-27 Duke Watkins Park.

Resolution 2019-28 Jack Smith Park.

Resolution 2019-29 Bureau Bay Nature Walk.

Accept terms of grants if awarded, delegate authority to the city manager to conduct all negotiations and execute all documents.

13. Waive reading and adopt Resolution 2019-30 approving a third amendment and extension agreement with McDonald Transit Associates Inc. to provide operation of Needles Area Transit through Sept. 30.

14. Waive reading and adopt Resolution 2019-31 approving a second amendment and extension agreement with McDonald Transit Associates Inc. to provide operation of Dial-a-Ride and Dial-a-Ride Medical Services through Sept. 30.

16. Waive reading and adopt Resolution 2019-34 approving a six-month extension of time for a conditional use permit issued for a marijuana cultivation facility at 138 D St.

17. Waive reading and adopt Resolution 2019-35 approving extensions of time for conditional use permits issued for marijuana cultivation facilities at 3259, 3265 and 3271 Needles Hwy.

18. Waive reading and adopt Resolution 2019-36 changing the name of the park at K and Front streets from Roadside Rest aka Rotary Park to Route 66 Train Park.

19. Approve extension of agreement with MSB Facilities Inc. for a temporary certificate of occupancy for a building at 1105 Lilyhill Dr.

25. NCC action item: Waive reading and adopt Resolution 2019-37 approving a six month extension of time on a conditional use permit issued for a marijuana manufacturing facility at 110 Cibola.

26. NCC action item: Accept $104,269.50 bid of Trinity Construction to purchase and install security glass and drywall in the front lobby of the administrative and utility billing office at 817 Third St., authorize staff to issue notices of award and to proceed. Payment of $15,000 is to come from budgeted fiscal year 2019-20 building maintenance fund; balance from reserves of the utility business office internal service fund.

27. NCC action item: Accept Change Order 1, $24,320, for installation of a moisture mitigation system for unforeseen issues discovered after demolition of the existing gym floor in the Needles Recreation Center.

Note: Councilor Longacre recused himself from all actions concerning the cannabis industry; his affirmative votes are only for the other items on the consent calendar.

Belt-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Longacre-Y, Paget-Y, Terral-Y

15. Removed from consent calendar. Waive reading and adopt Resolution 2019-32 providing a third amendment and extension of agreement with McDonald Transit Associates Inc. for Dial-a-Ride and Dial-a-Ride Medical Services and implementing a shopper shuttle pilot program to begin July 10. The city manager is to exercise his discretion in expanding services for that shuttle program.

Belt-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Longacre-Y, Paget-Y, Terral-Y

20. NCC action item: Use Needles Marina Resort dredge material to create a new parking area on First Beach north of the golf course concession stand; relocate retention pond to west end of site.

Belt-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Longacre-Y, Paget-Y, Terral-Y

21. NCC action item: Resolution 2019-38 amending a sublease agreement between the city and Needles Marina Park to accurately identify the new owners as Needles Marina Resort Inc.; assign in whole the leasehold interest of Needles Marina Resort to Horizon Community Bank.

Belt-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Longacre-Y, Paget-Y, Terral-Y

22. NCC discretionary item: Discuss declaring the city of Needles a Second Amendment Sanctuary City. Action was to form a committee to draft language to that effect.

Belt-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Longacre-Y, Paget-Y, Terral-Y

23. NCC action item: Authorize mayor and councilor(s) to attend an ICSC Western Conference and Deal Making Event at the Los Angeles Convention Center Sept. 16 - 18.

Belt-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Longacre-Y, Paget-Y, Terral-Y

24. NCC action item: Authorize mayor and councilor(s) to attend an annual League of California Cities Conference Oct. 16 - 18 in Long Beach; designate a voting delegate and alternate(s).

Belt-Y, Gudmundson-Y, Hazlewood-Y, Longacre-Y, Paget-Y, Terral-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 Jeff Williams, 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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