City Manager Update - May 17, 2019
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.
Thomas J. Haglund, Interim City Manager
BI-WEEKLY REPORT - May 17, 2019
The next Coffee with a Cop is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at The Coffee Shop Bakery, 411 C Street.
On Friday, June 21, Galt Police Department will be participating in the Special Olympics Torch Run ceremonies. The department will be conducting a brief memorial service for Officer Kevin Tonn at the East Lawn Mortuary in Sacramento. Officers will then be transporting the flame to Elk Grove to be handed off to the Elk Grove Police Department.
On Saturday, June 22, Galt Police Department, Cosumnes Fire Department and Galt Parks and Recreation will host the first annual Public Safety Day. Several public and private public safety agencies will be present to share information.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
KB Home/Cardoso I Subdivision
KB Home submitted a Design Review application for architectural plans for the Cardoso I Subdivision (northwest corner of Kost Road and the Union Pacific Rail Road tracks). KB Home is proposing four floor plans ranging in size from 1,523 square feet to 2,354 square feet. Each floor plan will have three elevation options: Craftsman, French Cottage, and Tuscan. The Cardoso I Subdivision contains 69 lots on 17.5+-acres with lot sizes ranging from 6,500 square feet to 27,152 square feet. The KB Home Design Review request will be presented to the Galt Planning Commission for consideration on June 13.
F&M Bank received Design Review approval for a complete exterior redesign to update the building façade and to accommodate a Starbucks drive-thru coffee shop at its C Street location. F&M Bank will retain 3,532+ square feet of the 5,642 square foot building. Starbucks, located on the east side of the building, will encompass 2,110+ square feet. The site will be modified to include two drive thru lanes with Starbucks occupying the inside lane. Other site improvements include new landscaping, a new trash enclosure, and outdoor seating area for Starbucks. Interior improvements call for a modernization of F&M Bank and tenant improvement for Starbucks. The next steps for F&M Bank will be submittal of a building permit for construction.
Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District is in need of one resident to represent Galt. A Board of Trustees governs the district, each representing one of the incorporated cities or one of the counties within the district’s boundaries. A City Council or the County Board of Supervisors appoints each trustee. The goal of the district is to protect public health and welfare from diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. The appointed trustee will serve a two-year term ending December 2020. The district meets the third Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in Elk Grove. Applications are being accepted through Thursday, May 30, 5:00 pm. Apply at www.ci.galt.ca.us or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 209.366.7130.
Matthew Green was selected to fill the position of Wastewater Plant Supervisor, effective May 13. Matt has worked with the City since June 2006 and previously held the position of Sr. Wastewater System Operator. He began his tenure with the City in the Parks Maintenance Division and later moved over to the Wastewater Division in 2013. Matt has ample experience as a Wastewater Operator and also possesses various water and wastewater certifications which has prepared him for this role. Congratulations!
The City is currently recruiting for the following positions:
Full Time Positions:
• City Manager - This is a continuous recruitment until filled.
• Human Resources Director - This is a continuous recruitment until filled.
• Police Officer (Academy Attendee, Academy Graduate and Lateral Transfer) – This is a continuous recruitment until vacancies are filled.
• Part Time/Temporary Positions:
• Recreation Worker I _ Market (T) - This is a continuous recruitment until filled.
• Recreation Worker II _ Lifeguard (T) - This is a continuous recruitment until filled.
• Youth Sports Official Softball - This is a continuous recruitment until filled.
Please visit the City’s website for further details and to apply: www.ci.galt.ca.us.
PARKS AND RECREATION
“Taste of the Market,” a new Sunday Market Series, will be offering great bargain prices, a variety of merchandise from new, unique goods, vintage and antique, specialty foods plus a great selection of fruits and vegetables. Sundays, June 9, July 14 and August 11, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registration fees for the 2019-20 City Tots Preschool year. Currently there are 23 of 48 spaces filled for the morning classes and there is a waitlist for the afternoon classes. Classes will be held at River Oaks Elementary School, 905 Vintage Oak Avenue, classroom 27.
California Human Development ended their paid volunteer program effective May 17. This program was a combination of the Flood Temporary Program and the Sacramento Employment Training Agency (SETA) Youth Program. The Flood Temporary Program was made for those who were affected by the flood that happened in the beginning of 2017. Anyone who lost their job or their property due to the flood was able to apply for this program.
The youth program was for individuals ages 17 - 24 who graduated from high school but were having difficulty finding a job or choosing a career and for those who dropped out of high school and needed to obtain their GED. The SETA youth program provides career exploration, job readiness, workforce introduction and support service for financial needs.
The end of this program will result in the loss of 10-15 paid volunteers in the Parks Division.
Parks and Recreation is in the process of applying for Proposition 68 grant funding, a Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program. These grants were approved in 2018 as part of the Parks and Water Bond to create new parks and recreation opportunities in critically underserved communities across California. There are several eligibility requirements to be in compliance with the application, including hosting public workshops. The dates for each workshop are:
Meadowview Park, 1128 Meadowview Drive, June 5, 6:00 pm
Harvey Park, 248 C Street, June 6, 6:00 pm
Gora Aquatic Center and Skate Park, 630 Chabolla Avenue, June 7, 6:00 pm
Lions Oak Park, 254 Oak Avenue, June 10, 6:00 pm.
• California Association of School Transportation Officials (CASTO) Local Bus Roadeo, May 26 and 27, Market Grounds.
• Chamber Food Truck Event, Fourth Street Promenade, June 1, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
• Galt Safety Expo, Market Grounds, June 22.
• Independence Day Celebration, Veterans Field, July 4.