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.
Eugene M. Palazzo, City Manager
BI-WEEKLY REPORT - September 22, 2017
The Community Heroes Appreciation Memorial Project (CHAMP) made a $465 donation to the Galt Explorer Program. Proceeds are from the Kevin Tonn Memorial 5K Run held on July 1, 2017. The Law Enforcement Explorer Program is a youth-oriented program whose primary purpose is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to gain experience in the work environment of law enforcement personnel to determine if they would like to pursue a career in law enforcement as an adult. Law enforcement officials also benefit from this program by gaining an understanding of today’s youth. For more information about the Law Enforcement Explorer Program, please visit www.ci.galt.ca.us.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Road Improvement Project
The project will upgrade and pave approximately one mile of graveled access road along the south and west perimeter of the Wastewater Treatment Plant. This will utilize a full depth reclamation process to grind and mix existing roadway materials with new material to provide a new structural roadway base section. A preconstruction meeting was held this past week with the contractor, the lessee, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the Galt Police Department to discuss the construction schedule. Project construction is expected to start in the next few weeks and should be completed approximately two weeks thereafter.
Fourth Street Improvement Project
Council Members, Department Heads and staff held an appreciation ceremony for business owners Tuesday, September 19, thanking them for their patience during construction. Light poles and memorial plaques are tentatively scheduled to be installed mid-October with an anticipated completion date the end of October.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Microtel Inn & Suites Hotel: The City received an application for the construction of an 80 room Microtel Hotel on the same site as the Royal Delta Inn which is currently under rehabilitation to a Days Inn Hotel. The new four story hotel will consist of 80 guest rooms, exercise room, breakfast area and onsite swimming pool and spa. Project entitlements include, site plan, design review and a parcel map.
Fourth and C Street Apartments: At its meeting on September 14, 2017, the Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit to rehabilitate the second floor of the existing commercial building at 408 C Street to accommodate nine (9) one (1) bedroom apartments. The apartments will range in size from 510 square feet to 780 square feet on the 8,000+ square foot second floor.
Each apartment will have a separate living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Shared laundry facilities and extra tenant storage will be located in the hallway. Trash receptacles will be located on the first floor.
Kristyn Bitz was hired as an Assistant Planner effective September 18, 2017.
• Red Hawk Casino Bus Trip, Thursday, September 28, 2017, 8:00 am – approximately 2:45 pm; depart from the Chabolla Community Center, 610 Chabolla Avenue; coffee and doughnuts served at 7:30 am.
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