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Posted: Monday, April 4, 2011 6:42 am | Updated: 6:42 am, Mon Apr 4, 2011.

The following is a list of public meetings in the Lodi and Galt areas this week:

Tuesday

Galt Youth Committee

When and where: 6 p.m., City Hall, council chambers, 380 Civic Drive, Galt

Lodi Unified School District board of trustees

Key items:

  • Decide whether to rescind Needham Elementary School’s uniform policy after 70 percent of parents voted to do so. The action requires a change in board policy.
  • Award a $627,000 contract to Diede Construction for cafeteria remodels at various school sites.
  • Determine whether to move forward with a request for proposal on a $4.4 million renovation at Lodi High School.
  • Vote on partnering with a private company to offer virtual learning classes for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
  • Hear reports on closing Clements, Tokay Colony and Elkhorn schools, as recommended by the Superintendent’s Budget Advisory Committee. No action will be taken.
  • Receive a report from Chief Business Officer Tim Hern on further anticipated reductions in per-pupil funding from the state.
  • Gather input on allowing outside private organizations to advertise at district school sites and on websites.
  • Receive the fourth-quarter list of donations to the district which total $8,665.
  • Discuss, in closed session, Superintendent Cathy Nichols-Washer’s evaluation.

When and where: 7 p.m., James Areida Education Support Center, 1305 E. Vine St., Lodi.

Galt City Council

Key items:

  • Approve spending redevelopment funds to do property appraisals of 46 acres of Simmerhorn Commercial property.
  • Prepare a consultant contract to prepare CEQA analysis to commence summer discharge at the Galt Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • Approve a letter of condolence to prime minister Naoto Kan, Japan.

When and where: 7 p.m., City Hall, council chambers, 380 Civic Drive, Galt.

Lodi City Council shirtsleeve

Key item:

  • Receive a presentation from San Joaquin Regional Transit District about services within Lodi and the region.

When and where: 7 a.m., Carnegie Forum, 305 W. Pine St., Lodi.

Lodi Budget Strategy Group

Key topics:

  • Debt and fund reserves.

When and where: 5:30 p.m., Carnegie Forum, 305 W. Pine St., Lodi.

Lodi Recreation Commission

Key items:

  • Discuss potential Lodi Lake capital projects and Fourth of July program.

When and where: 7 p.m., Carnegie Forum, 305 W. Pine St., Lodi.

San Joaquin County General Plan community workshop

Key item:

  • Receive public opinion on how and where the county should grow during the next 20 years.

When and where: 7 p.m., Davis Elementary School multipurpose room, 5224 E. Morada Lane, Morada.

San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors

Key items:

  • Preliminary budget outlook from the 2011-12 fiscal year to 201-2015.
  • Consider a notice of intent to transfer four acres on Jack Tone Road to the Lockeford Community Services District so a new park can be built. The item was scheduled for last Tuesday’s agenda, but a four-fifths majority vote was required, and only three supervisors were present.
  • Consider appointing someone to replace Bill Fields, who resigned recently from the Morada Municipal Advisory Council. One person, Carlton Mills, has applied for the seat.
  • Adding no-parking zones approximately 1,000 feet long on both sides of Turner road and the south side of Davis Road. The zone would be created to fulfill a condition for Abundance Winery improvements.
  • Annual update of three-year program and expenditure plan under the Mental Health Services Act.
  • Consider submitting update for 2011-12 fiscal year for the Area Agency on Aging to the California Department of Aging.
  • Adopt plans for San Joaquin General Hospital’s 25-bed medical guarded unit remodel.
  • 2010 report on the county’s attempt to be “green.”
  • Award a $188,000 contract to George Reed of Lodi to resurface Liberty Road between Highway 99 and Lower Sacramento Road.
  • Request an annual audit for the Lockeford Protection District No. 1, which provides levee maintenance.

When and where: 9 a.m., board chambers, 44 N. San Joaquin St., sixth floor, Stockton.

Wednesday

Lodi City Council

  • Introduce an ordinance that would allow state-approved fireworks in the city of Lodi between June 28 and July 7.
  • Consider an employment agreement between the city of Lodi and Parks and Recreation Director Jim Rodems.
  • Approve plans and specifications to replace Van Buskirk Park playground replacement.
  • Authorize city attorney to enter into a retainer agreement with attorney Mark Berry for legal services for individually named officers in Newhall v. city of Lodi.
  • Approve a resolution to approve and agree to abide by the California Disaster and Civil Defense Master Mutual Aid Agreement.
  • Approve repaving the Municipal Service Center parking lot.
  • Set public hearing for May 18 to consider setting wastewater rates for residential, commercial and industrial customers.

When and where: 7 p.m., Carnegie Forum, 305 W. Pine St., Lodi.

Mokelumne Rural Fire District board

Key items:

  • Energy audit.
  • Reports on mutual aid agreements, grants, communications, technical rescue, fire prevention, public education and training.
  • Closed-session discussion evaluating Fire Chief Michael Kirkle, upcoming position vacancy and the firefighter bill of rights.

When and where: 7 p.m., fire station, 13157 E. Brandt Road, Lockeford.

Thursday

Galt Joint Union Elementary School District board of trustees study session

Key items:

  • To review a community survey on further budget cuts which could include district reconfiguration, possible site closures or a four-day school schedule. A board vote in not scheduled until April 14.
  • Vote on certificated retirement packages.
  • Discuss, in closed session, Superintendent Karen Schauer’s evaluation.

When and where: 7 p.m., McCaffrey Middle School, 997 Park Terrace Drive, Galt.

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