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Galt’s citywide accomplishments
Here is a partial list of goals met as of July 31 that the city of Galt feels strongest about:
- Changed medical coverage to CalPERs health resulting in significant savings to the city and employees.
- Reduced or eliminated furloughs for all employees.
- Completed first year of citywide training program.
- Hired 21 part-time or temporary employees and one full time employee.
- Completed employee job satisfaction survey and put into place departmental changes as a result of feedback.
- Held recognition luncheon for volunteers.
- Negotiated banking services agreement with F&M financial institution.
- Held steady on reserves which are 65 percent of the General Fund.
- Hosted Child Safety Day Program and Bike Rodeo.
- Completed update of Emergency Plan.
- Sponsored two leadership classes at Galt Police Department, allowing five police staff members to attend for free.
- Purchased defensive tactics training equipment (mats, headgear, redman suit) for the police department.
- Developed a Terrorism Liaison Officer position.
- Started intern program with college seniors with law enforcement majors.
- Conducted two joint parole/probation compliance operations.
- Purchased new computer-aided dispatch and records management systems.
- Purchased three new patrol vehicles, one from Measure R and two from General Fund salary savings.
- Completed outside audit of police evidence room.
- Held team building with all police department supervisors.
- Developed and advertised temporary, single-family residential building permit fee reduction incentive program to encourage new residential construction in the city. One developer is in the process of making a submittal, and others have said they are seriously considering.
- Issued 165 building permits and completed 644 building inspections.
- Approved Cal Waste's Material Recovery Facility and Recycling Center, adding 65 jobs to the community.
- Provided data to Lodi Memorial officials which resulted in the decision to offer basic radiological services at the Galt Clinic and to also introduce certain physician specialties on a limited basis to see whether the community can support additional medical services.
- Modified Architectural Review process for single family homes, including requirements for previously approved subdivisions, to make it more streamlined and flexible.
Public Works/Parks and Recreation
- Remodeled Aquatic Center offices and resolved various access complaints at city sites.
- Opened 206 code enforcement cases in the six month period, of which 132 were proactive efforts and the rest were from resident complaints. During that time period, 209 cases were closed.
- Developed new Galt Market TV commercial currently running on KCRA 3, CW31, Univision 19 and Comcast.
- Completed market restroom renovations following fire.
- Completed Carillion Boulevard pedestrian crossing at Deadman's Gulch trail.
- Assisted and prepared for citywide church volunteer projects involving landscaping and maintenance projects through the "I Love Galt" event.
- Completed feasibility study for Old Town entertainment complex.
- Partnered with Positive Coaching Alliance to ensure parents and volunteer coaches receive proper training when coaching or watching youth sports. PCA provides training tools and seminars that are utilized to assure the organization is headed in a positive direction.
- Installed community message sign at the corner of A Street and Lincoln Way to advertise city events.
- Opened Walker Park's artificial turf field to the public on Sundays and installed bleachers.
- Held the second-annual Independence Day Celebration and fully funded event with private money.
- Launched new Galt-Sacramento commuter bus.
- Stayed ahead of schedule on the Central Galt Interchange Project.
- Approved Twin Cities roundabout and are in final design.
- Launched online registration at Parks and Recreation.
— Source: City of Galt
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2012 12:00 am
In the first six months of 2012, Galt officials purchased a new sewer cleaner, assigned a second police officer to the joint Elk Grove/Galt SWAT team and created a citywide new employee recognition program that honored 80 employees for outstanding efforts.
Those are among the several dozen items the city checked off its most recent strategic plan list, a to-do list of sorts. Mayor Barbara Payne provides a public update at least once a month during the regular City Council meeting.
Friday, August 24, 2012 12:00 am.