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City Manager's Update - February 7, 2020

Post Date:02/07/2020

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 - February 7, 2020

The Galt Police Department currently has two dispatchers in the background process and seven potential candidates scheduled for interviews for Police Officer Recruit the first week of February.

On February 8, the police department will be providing traffic control for the Tiny Smiles 5k, 10k and half marathon. The run will begin at 8:00 am at the Littleton Center, 410 Civic Drive.

Battery Recycling
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. A bin has been installed at the Galt Police Department, 455 Industrial Drive, for convenience and an easy way for Galt residents to dispose of household batteries. No automotive or motorcycle batteries are allowed. Please make sure all batteries are taken out of any storage bags before disposing. The bin was purchased with a grant from CalRecycle. Staff is looking into placing a second bin on the northeast side of town.

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 Transit Facility
The City recently completed the purchase of a 50,400 square foot industrial warehouse building for the purpose of a transit operations and maintenance facility. This purchase was authorized by the City Council on December 17, 2019. The City is utilizing State grant funds which were awarded to the City by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, along with other State transit funds the City receives. No City funds were used for this property purchase. This facility meets the City’s current and foreseeable needs and will provide some additional revenue to the City from leases of the other spaces in the building.

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New Personnel Announcement
Stephanie Van Steyn was hired as the Human Resources Director on January 6, 2020. Stephanie’s primary responsibilities will be to manage and oversee risk management, recruitment, labor/employee relations, compensation, and benefit programs for the City.

Full-Time Job Openings
The City of Galt has the following full-time openings:
• Administrative Analyst I/II (Budget) – Public Works Department
• Facilities Maintenance Worker I/II – Public Works Department
• Police Officer (Recruit, Academy Graduate, Lateral Transfer) – Police Department
• Senior Accounting Assistant – Finance Department

 Part-time and Temporary Opportunities
The City of Galt has several part-time, and temporary opportunities available on a continuous basis. For more information please visit the Human Resources Job Opportunities website at:


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