- Also on the agenda
Honoring the troops: The council approved a
resolution recognizing May 21 as Armed Forces Day. It was on the
consent agenda, but Councilman Mark Crews asked that it be removed,
read outloud and voted on separately in light of recent world
events, including the death of Osama bin Laden earlier this
Part of the resolution reads: “Whereas, the men and women in our
military are currently serving our country all over the world; and
whereas, our friends, families, and neighbors as well as their
children and grandchildren are among those serving.”
Lincoln Way parking: Several years ago, the
city had a two-hour parking time limit on Lincoln Way between A and
In 2008, the council approved a business owner’s request that it
be reduced to one hour to increase customer turn over.
With the change, parking tickets have increased. In 2007, the
city issued two parking tickets when it was two hours. In 2010,
there were 17 tickets issues in the one-hour parking zone.
Councilman Mike Singleton requested it go back to two hours
because it is not enough time to shop and grab a meal.
“We are not here to cite our citizens; we are here to give them
convenience,” Singleton said.
The council agreed, voting unanimously to go back to a two-hour
The owner of Gary’s Country Deli and Cafe thanked the council
for the change. Gary Tuttle said some of his customers have
received tickets, including a student who bought a cup of coffee
and was working on homework.
“She didn’t realize there was a time limit and received a $42
ticket, which is an expensive cup of coffee,” he said.
Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 12:00 am
C Street, Lincoln Way and Palm Park will receive a makeover as
part of a plan to revitalize Galt’s Old Town.
The project will include some form of an archway to greet
visitors to the city, more trees and pedestrian walkways and a
revamp of Palm Park with a new parking lot and a bandstand as a
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 12:00 am.
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