City Manager's Update - October 4, 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 - October 4, 2019
Officer Slater with K9 Copper and Officer Little with K9 Kane, participated in the Placer County K9 Association K9 Trial. Officer Slater/Copper and Officer Little/Kane won “Top Team of the Year.” Additionally, Officer Little /Kane took first place in the search competition and Officer Slater/Copper took ninth place overall for the year.
Police officer oral interviews for academy attendees, graduates, and laterals will be on October 8. Eleven candidates have been invited to participate.
2019 Street and Pedestrian Improvement Project
Paving was completed on Lake Canyon Avenue between Fermoy Way to Carillion Boulevard. Pavement markings and striping will follow.
In California, all used household batteries are considered hazardous waste and must be recycled with an authorized household hazardous waste facility, a universal waste handler, or authorized recycling facility. Currently, the City of Galt contracts with the City of Elk Grove Special Waste Collection Center and Cal-Waste for the recycling of household batteries. A bin, specifically for the recycling of household batteries, will soon be installed at or near the Galt Police Department and the Municipal Service Center, making it more convenient and easy for Galt residents to dispose of household batteries. Additional information will be soon be provided. For questions regarding this or any other solid waste topics, please contact Public Works at 209.366.7260.
Keep It Clean
Recycling contamination is one of the leading causes of the nationwide recycling crisis. To help ensure that recyclables are being processed, please make sure to rinse cans or plastic containers before placing them in blue recycling cart. Also, any food or beverage related packaging such as milk cartons and frozen food boxes that have a shiny film or coating are not recyclable.
Staff completed the annual storm drain inlet inspection and cleaning. Staff also cleared vegetation from ditches City wide to keep storm water flowing.
Staff began its annual crack sealing program. Crack sealing is the most cost effective treatment that prolongs the life of city streets. Sealing began in the area between Sparrow Drive and Emerald Oak Avenue and Elm Avenue to A Street.
Annual Unmet Transit Needs Hearing
The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) will be holding its annual transit needs hearing in Galt on October 30 to help identify any unmet transit needs within the region. Specifically, SACOG wants to know if the bus, dial-a-ride, paratransit, or light rail services are meeting the public’s needs. The City of Galt, Sacramento County, Storer, and SACOG are looking for comments and suggestions that will help plan and improve transit services within the Sacramento region.
A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2:00 pm at the City of Galt Council Chambers, 380 Civic Drive. Spanish translation will be provided. Transit Access: South County Transit (SCT)/Link General Public Dial-a-Ride, Delta Route, Highway 99 Express and Galt/Sacramento Commuter Express.
PARKS AND RECREATION
Fifteen irrigation valve boxes were vandalized and wires on decoders were disconnected at Walker Community Park.
Staff repaired a faulty backflow at Elk Hills Drive and Walnut Avenue and an irrigation main line break at Galt Community Park.
Youth Basketball registrations are being accepted through October 14. Late fees will be charged October 15-21. Drafts for 4th grade and older will begin October 25 at Chabolla Community Center, 600 Chabolla Avenue.
Bring the kids to the Galt Market on October 29 and 30 for Halloween activities. Enjoy a sweet treat, fresh local vegetables, baked goods, and more. Music is being presented by KRCX and KMIX radio stations.
Spookishly Fun Movie Night, Saturday, October 19, Veterans Field, 900 Caroline Avenue, gates open at 5:30 pm. See attached flyer for details.