The City Manager's Weekly Report is a regular news briefing that is provided to the citizens of Galt. The Weekly Report 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.
Jason Behrmann, City Manager
WEEKLY REPORT - MARCH 6, 2014
CHARGING STATIONS The installation of two charging stations at the Municipal Services Center was completed last week. The stations are used to charge the two Chrysler concept Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles that the City is demonstrating in collaboration with SMUD. The program is to run for six. Only five trucks were available for this trial. Galt and Rancho Cordova were the two cities selected to participate in the program. SMUD provided all of the hardware for the charging stations. The City was responsible for installation costs. The charging stations have the ability to deliver power to the MSC Building from the batteries of the trucks during peak demand. The installations also allow future expansion to add more charging stations as needed. ASCE AWARD FOR CENTRAL GALT INTERCHANGE City staff attended the awards ceremony for the Sacramento Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) where the Central Galt Interchange was awarded the project of the year award in the large transportation project category. FIRST STREET LIFT STATION REHABILITATION Two new pumps have been installed by City staff at the First Street Sewer 4th Station. The first was installed last summer and the second installation was completed this past week. MISTLETOE UPDATE Staff spent two days this past week pruning mistletoe from City trees; completing about half of the planned 105 trees. Staff is working to schedule rental of a lift truck to complete the pruning this week, weather permitting. TWIN CITIES ROAD ROUNDABOUTS AND WIDENING Utility relocation work continues on the north shoulder east of Hwy 99. Opening of the new southbound on-ramp will occur Monday night. East Stockton Blvd. north and south of Twin Cities Road will be closed on Wednesday for a two month period to allow major reconstruction of the on and off-ramp transitions and roundabout approaches. A press release announcing the closures and detours is being sent this week. RECREATION UDPATE • Youth T-Ball and Softball is in the final week of registrations with 403 participants registered to date. • Youth Basketball – Playoffs have started and Championships are scheduled for March 15. • Adult Basketball – Playoffs and Championship games are scheduled for March 8. • Adult Softball – This is the last week to sign up for Adult Spring Softball. • Senior Bus trip to Red Hawk Casino is scheduled for April 3 and 26 have registered. • Galt Gators registration started on March 1. • Zumba Kids has 10 students and Zumba Kids Jr. has 8. • Children’s Musical Theater is in its 3rd week of the session with 33 students participating. CMT will be conducting a camp in July of this year with room for 25 students.
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