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 - March 24, 2017
Gabriela Gonzalez is the Parking Enforcement Assistant who is responsible for abandoned vehicles within the City limits. She has worked on approximately 215 cases involving abandoned vehicles. Her goal is to ensure compliance with local and state law which helps prevent blight in the community. The Police Department has implemented a process for tracking and monitoring abandoned vehicles to quickly handle the activity. Gabriela also works with the Crime Prevention Coordinator providing information to the community addressing the issues of blight caused by abandoned vehicles throughout the city. This collaboration also helps strengthen our neighborhood partnerships. The program is funded by the Sacramento Abandoned Vehicle Service Authority.
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING REMINDERS
• Saturday, March 25, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Breakers Court. Topics will include current crime trends, Galt Community Park activity and graffiti hot spots.
• Monday, March 27, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Regional Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be held at Comfort Inn, 10380 Twin Cities Road. Topics will include crime trends and business safety.
Construction for the Pedestrian Enhancement Project is scheduled to begin the second week of April and should be completed by mid-May. The project will install pedestrian activated flashing beacons at Carillion Boulevard/Elk Hills Drive, Carillion Boulevard/Lake Canyon Avenue, A Street/Sparrow Drive and C Street near Denny’s restaurant.
In addition, 22 pedestrian crosswalk pushbuttons will be changed to include a voice message to aid the visually impaired at C Street/Civic Drive, C Street/Lincoln Way, A Street/Lincoln Way and Amador Avenue/Lincoln Way. The flashing beacon originally scheduled at Carillion Boulevard and Vintage Oak is planned to be converted to a 4-way stop by the developer.
Walker Community Park Soccer Field Lights Project
Project was awarded and construction will begin in late spring. The scope of work is installation of 6 soccer field lights at Walker Community Park (Soccer Field 1 and 2).
Industrial Water Treatment Plant 2016 Deep Well Project
The City held the mandatory pre-bid meeting on Tuesday, March 21 at the Industrial Water Treatment Plant site for the construction of a replacement well. Based on the meeting, the City anticipates a handful of contractors to submit bids which will be opened on April 5.
PARKS AND RECREATION
• Made repairs to McCaffrey bleachers.
• Removed the side portion of the field goal nets at Walker synthetic turf field due to vandalism.
• Started pool maintenance for upcoming swim season starting in April.
• Set up for T-ball season on Veterans field.
• Batting cage maintenance at Galt Community Park.
• Removed tree stumps at the Sports Complex, Aquatic Center and City Hall.
• Children’s Art Class started March 13. Class was limited to 20 students and with instructor approval, 21 students enrolled. This is the first class through the Parks and Recreation Department that has reached full capacity.
• Chamber Food Truck Event – April 1, Fourth St.
• T-Ball/Softball Opening Day – April 1, Veterans Field and Sports Complex
• Eggstravaganza – April 8, Galt Market Grounds and Veterans Field
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