After years of discussion, the city of Galt has reached a tentative lease agreement for property from the Union Pacific Railroad. The land will be part of the city’s efforts to revitalize its Old Town area, and will be made into a public parking lot.
However, if the Galt City Council approves the agreement at its regular meeting Tuesday, an additional $100,000 or more will be required to build an 8-foot, “vandal-resistant” fence along the active railroad tracks. That money is expected to come from a Community Development Block Grant as part of the Quiet Zone project also underway along the railroad tracks, according to a written staff report to the city council.
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