City Manager's Update
The City Manager's Update is a regular news briefing that is provided to the citizens of Galt. The Update includes important City news, updates on key initiatives and projects, and how the City is delivering services and responding to any concerns from our community.
Eugene M. Palazzo, City Manager
BI-WEEKLY REPORT - June 19, 2017
Five field training officers attended critical training dealing with mentally ill adults and juveniles. The officers successfully completed the training in addition to helping the department’s two newest trainees achieve the required Peace Officer Standards and Training compliance.
The Law Enforcement Chaplaincy – Sacramento Division, held its 24th Annual Fallen Officers Motorcycle Ride Saturday, June 17, which included a stop at the Kevin Tonn Fallen Heroes Memorial at City Hall.
The Police Department will be participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Friday, June 23. Run begins at 6:00 am at Officer Tonn’s resting place.
Chief Sockman was elected as the new Vice President of the Central Sierra Chief’s Association. The association represents police chiefs and law enforcement agencies from the Oregon border to Turlock, east to the Nevada border and west to Yolo County. The mission of the association is to promote and foster close cooperation between law enforcement agencies.
The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved the Local Government Challenge Grants on Wednesday, June 14 at the CEC Business Meeting. The City of Galt was awarded a $645,000 grant for projects that stimulate innovation in building energy efficiency and developing or implementing climate action plans. A kick-off meeting with CEC will be scheduled sometime in July and the grant agreement should be finalized by August.
Fourth Street Complete Streets Projects
Work continues on grading for sidewalks, pouring concrete curbs and gutters and placing irrigation piping. Paving on Fourth Street will commence in the weeks ahead.
PG&E Gas System Upgrades
This past week, PG&E mobilized significant work forces to re-build the natural gas regulation station serving the City. This entailed work efforts near F Street and First Street and the installation of temporary natural gas supply trailers and equipment on the vacant lot south of Rite-Aid, off Carillion Boulevard. The primary work has been completed and site restoration is underway.
Regional Used Oil Recycling Campaign
Galt will be joining with 27 other communities in a regional awareness campaign regarding proper oil change intervals and free local recycling locations for proper disposal of used oil and filters. The campaign will utilize English and Spanish TV and radio ads, as well as social media to encourage and educate residents on used oil opportunities. This campaign will run from the end of June through early August.
PARKS AND RECREATION
Several shrubs were removed at the Corner of A Street and Emerald Oak that were obstructing the view of the stop sign. Sand at all the park playgrounds are being rototilled which is required annually or as needed for safety reasons. A backflow device was replaced on Walnut Avenue that failed the annual county test. Plant materials were replaced at the Kevin Tonn Fallen Heroes Memorial.
National Academy of Athletics is hosting summer sports camps for the months of June and July, beginning Monday, June 19. Openings are still available. Visit www.ci.galt.ca.us for more information.
Independence Day Celebration, Saturday, July 1. All day family friendly events scheduled. Visit www.ci.galt.ca.us for more information.
• Officer Kevin Tonn Memorial 5K Fun Run/Walk, Saturday, July 1; registration 7:00 am, opening ceremony 7:30 am, run 8:00 am.
• Chamber Food Truck Event, Saturday, July 1, C Street (between 4th and 5th Streets).
• Paint Night, Wednesday, June 25, 6:00 pm, Brewsters.