Pearl Harbor commemoration set for Saturday
The 14th annual Pearl Harbor Commemoration Service, sponsored by the Lodi Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1968, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Bud Sullivan Community Room at the Lodi Public Library.
Master of ceremonies will be World War II Navy veteran Bing Taylor, a survivor of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
The invocation will be given by Lt. Col. Wayne Kildall, a retired U.S. Army chaplain. Keynote speaker will be Pearl Harbor veteran Adolph Kuhn.
Soloist Karol Keller will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "Amazing Grace." Lodi Mayor Phil Pennino, whose term of office ends tonight, will also speak at the ceremony. Additionally there will be a placing of six wreaths in honor of those who were killed in the attack, and the playing of "Taps." The Lodi Public Library is located at 201 W. Locust St. at the corner of Church Street.
Hitchcock chosen as COG alternate
Vice Mayor Susan Hitchcock was chosen by her fellow Lodi City Council members as the temporary representative on the San Joaquin Council of Governments at a special meeting Tuesday.
Mayor Phil Pennino, who was not re-elected to a fourth term, will officially step down from his COG post at tonight's City Council meeting.
With the seating of two new council members on the same night, and a COG meeting Thursday, there was not enough time to choose a permanent representative, City Manager Dixon Flynn said. The choice of a permanent representative will be handled at an upcoming council meeting.
At Tuesday's meeting, the City Council voted 3-1 to rank city projects for the 2003-04 COG regional priorities list.
They include funding for the White Slough wastewater treatment plant improvements and wetlands project, the Lodi Avenue Rail Safety project and Highway 12 operations and safety improvements.
Hitchcock cast the dissenting vote.
Assemblyman Alan Nakanishi, who put in his resignation letter Nov. 20, did not attend Tuesday's City Council meeting. He will officially step down from the city post at tonight's meeting.
Final council vote tallies released
The Sacramento County Registrar of Voters has certified the final election totals for the Nov. 5 Galt City Council election and two city ballot measures.
New Mayor Darryl Clare received 2,227 votes, Vice Mayor Randy Shelton got 2,125, Thomas Malson 1,595, Rob Sealey 1,368, Teresa Pearson 1,350, Dan Pillsbury 939, Bob Kraude 913, Jonathan Rotondo 865 and Marylou Powers 731.
Measure Q, the city's campaign contribution limitation initiative, passed with 2,666 "Yes" votes to 1,730 "No" votes.
Measure R, the growth limitation initiative, failed with 2,045 "Yes" votes and 2,536 "No" votes.
Deadline extended for city commission seats
The Galt City Council postponed its appointments to the Planning Commission and other city commissions until the Dec. 17 meeting.
Although the deadline to apply for commission seats has expired, new Mayor Darryl Clare encouraged more applicants. A deadline of 5 p.m. Tuesday has been established.
Seats available include the Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Beautification Committee, Commission on Aging, Cities/County Solid Waste Advisory Committee, Sacramento Metropolitan Cable Commission and Sacramento Environmental Commission.
For more information, call (209) 745-9153.
Mokelumne fire district to discuss replacing equipment
Mokelumne Rural Fire District directors will discuss a time schedule to replace fire equipment at tonight's board meeting.
The board will also discuss replacing the district's command car and hear an update on negotiations with the city of Lodi to take over operations of the Mokelumne district, which includes Lockeford and Victor.
Today's meeting will begin with a closed session at 7 p.m. at the district fire station, 13157 E. Brandt Road. The public meeting will begin whenever the closed session is completed.
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