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City Manager's Update

Post Date:04/06/2018 9:06 AM

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 - April 6, 2018

POLICE DEPARTMENT
On April 2, the Police Department participated in the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Youth Academy Graduation at the Elk Grove Council Chambers. It was a proud day for 50 of the area’s youth graduating from this 16 week Academy. The Police Department’s Recruitment Team and Community Service Officer, TJ Guidotti, were on hand to discuss a future in law enforcement. Chief Sockman also spoke at the graduation.

On Saturday April 28, the Galt Police Department will once again partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration for another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Police Department parking lot, 455 Industrial Drive. The program collects expired or no longer needed prescription drugs and over the counter medications, eliminating the possibility of the drugs falling to misuse. Drug Take-Back Day provides a safe, convenient, and ecologically responsible method of prescription drug disposal and allows the department to educate the public on the potential for abuse of medications. At the City’s last event, Galt residents dropped off 199 pounds of medications.

Also on Saturday April 28 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, members of the Police Department will be participating in the annual Día de los niños, Día de los libros (Dia) at the Galt Marian O. Lawrence Library. The Galt community is invited to this event celebrating children and the joy of reading. Día brings families together and emphasizes the importance of literacy for every child, regardless of linguistic or cultural background. The library has an exciting line-up of performers including; A Read-A-Loud by Jennifer Collier; Fenix Drum and Dance, an African drum and dance group; children’s musician, Felipe Ferraz, and traditional Mexican dance performances. Every child will receive a book to keep, courtesy of the Friends of the Galt Marian O. Lawrence Library.

PUBLIC WORKS
South Galt Safe Route to School and Rehabilitation/Bicycle/Pedestrian Project
Weather permitting, the contractor will continue to work on installing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant ramps, sidewalk repairs, roadway repairs, installing pedestrian islands, and installing Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons. Updated project information can be found on the City’s website under “News and Updates.”

COMMUNTIY DEVELOPMENT
Building Division
Zak Carver, the City Building Inspector, passed the Commercial Electrical Inspectors Exam on March 26. With this certification, Zak has completed both the residential and commercial exam series (building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing in each series). Along with his Plans Examiner Certification, Zak is now a Combination Inspector.

Planning Division
Gillies Car Wash: The Planning Division received an application for a full service car wash at 12851 East Stockton Boulevard, south of the Starbucks/Arco AM PM (under construction). The car wash will include a 4,697 square foot car wash building and a 273 square foot attendant building. The project will also include covered parking for vacuuming and two dog wash areas. All structures will include solar panels. Entitlements include staff level design review and a minor use permit.

Gerbitz Townhomes: The Planning Division received an application for a six unit, three story town home development located at 668 B Street (southwest corner of B and Seventh Streets). Each home will have a two car garage on the ground floor. The second floor will contain a living area, kitchen, dining area and half bathroom. The third floor will contain a master suite with full bathroom and walk in closet, and a second bedroom and second full bathroom. Entitlements include tentative subdivision map and design review. The project is expected to go before the Planning Commission sometime in late spring or early summer.

FINANCE
The City has upgraded the online utility billing service called Click2GOv. The upgrade will go live on Tuesday, April 10. Click2GOv offers up-to-date online views of customer utility accounts, while also providing several convenient payment options. From the comfort of home, citizens can review such information as payment history, pending payments, account status, and billed water consumption history.

HUMAN RESOURCES
Jackie Garcia was hired for the position of Special Events Manager, effective March 26. Welcome Jackie!

The City is currently recruiting for the following positions:
Full Time Positions
• Police Lieutenant – This recruitment opened on April 3 and will close on April 17.
• Police Officer (Academy Attendee, Academy Graduate, and Lateral Transfer) – This is a continuous recruitment until vacancies are filled.

Seasonal/Temporary
• Lifeguard – This is a continuous recruitment until vacancies are filled.
• Parks Worker I – This is a continuous recruitment until position is filled.

Please visit the City’s website for further details and to apply at http://www.ci.galt.ca.us/

PARKS AND RECREATION
Sand was removed from the playground area at the Galt Community Park and placed in the volleyball court. Also, Staff is in the process of removing pour in place concrete slabs on the Galt Community Park playground.

Registration is open for City Tots 2018-2019 Monday/Wednesday/Friday and Tuesday/Thursday morning classes.

UPCOMING EVENTS
• Chamber Food Truck Event, April 7, Fourth Street Promenade.
• Kiwanis Dog Show, April 7, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Monterey Park.
• Shred Event, April 7, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (or until truck reaches capacity), Market Grounds.
• California Association of School Transportation Officials (CASTO) Local Bus Rodeo, April 13 and 14, 7:00 am, Market Grounds

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