City Manager Update - November 1, 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 - November 1, 2019
Saturday, October 26, the Galt Police Department once again partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration for another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Galt residents dropped off 200 pounds of medications. 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 police department to educate the public on the potential for abuse of medications.
Galt Police Department’s newest recruit will be graduating from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department academy on Monday, November 4 and will begin the Field Training Officer program on Tuesday, November 5.
Proper Disposal of Sharps Waste
The California Health and Safety Code prohibits the disposal of home-generated sharps waste in trash or recycling containers and requires that sharps waste be transported to a collection center in an approved sharps container.
Retailers and providers of sharps in the City are required to establish a system for the collection and disposal of home-generated sharps waste. At a minimum, retailers and providers should make available a receptacle within the retail or provider establishment for the collection of home generated sharps. Alternatively, retailers and providers may provide state-approved free mail-back sharps disposal containers to consumers who are purchasing or obtaining sharps from them.
Senate Bill 486 requires pharmaceutical manufacturers that sell or distribute medication that is self-injected at home through the use of hypodermic needles and other similar devices to have a plan for proper disposal of waste devices, report it to its successor agency and post the plan on their internet web sites.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Second Street Apartments
The Galt Planning Division received a Design Review application for a small apartment complex at 625 Second Street. See location map below.
The project includes the construction of a new eight unit two-story apartment building. Seven of the apartments are 1,325 square feet, each containing 3 bedrooms, and 2.5 bathrooms. The eighth unit is an ADA accessible unit of 1,673 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. Each unit will have a single car garage.
The project site is .4 acres and is zoned R4. Apartments (multi-family) are permitted by right in the R4 zone. Planning Commission approval is required for Design Review for residential projects of five or more units. The project is expected to be presented to Planning Commission in the first quarter of 2020. See proposed building design and site plan below
Galt Market Community Plan Update
City staff continues to host public meetings to introduce stakeholders and local residents to the Galt Market Community Plan process. The Chamber of Commerce hosted its first of two presentations on October 24. The next public outreach efforts include presentations to the following:
• November 4: Community Forum hosted by Galt District Chamber of Commerce, 6:00 pm, Littleton Community Center, 410 Civic Drive.
• November 7: Galt Joint Union High School District Board Meeting, 6:00 pm, City Hall Council Chambers, 380 Civic Drive.
• November 20: Galt Elementary School District Board Meeting, 7:00 pm, City Hall Council Chambers, 380 Civic Drive.
PARKS AND RECREATION
Staff repaired and replaced multiple irrigation valves on Marengo Road between Twin Cities Road and Lake Park Avenue.
Harvey Park – Galt Youth Baseball is currently re-sodding the infield of the baseball field.
Walker Park – Galt Football Club volunteered to weed and spread bark on the landscape areas. (see picture below)
On Saturday October 19, the Galt Market and the Galt Chamber of Commerce partnered with several local businesses and non-profits to provide a Spookishly Fun Movie Night. This event brought over 300 attendees to Veterans Field. Families enjoyed trick or treat stations, arts and crafts and Halloween games.
Galt Youth Basketball drafts for grades 4-8 began on October 25 at the Chabolla Community Center. Positive coaching alliance training is being offered free of charge to all coaches on Saturday, November 2 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the Chabolla Community Center, 600 Chabolla Avenue. Basketball practice will begin on November 4 at various elementary schools and McCaffrey Middle School. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 209.366.7180 for more information.
Applications are now being accepted for entry in the 2019 Lighting of the Night Parade. The parade will take place on Saturday, December 7, 6:30 pm. Festivities will include the Holiday Musical Performance at the Littleton Center, Food Truck Mania, Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and the grand Lighting of the Night Parade. For additional information please visit the City of Galt Lighting of the Night webpage at www.ci.galt.ca.us.
Breakfast with Santa – Saturday, December 14, 8:30 am – 11:00 am, Chabolla Community Center, 600 Chabolla Avenue. Tickets are on sale now. Contact Parks and Recreation at 209.366.7180 or visit www.ci.galt.ca.us for more information.