The Galt Planning Commission could add two new members if the city council approves an ordinance to increase the number of seats Tuesday.
There are currently five planning commissioners. However, some council members wanted to increase the number to seven to ensure the commission could still meet if up to three members were absent.
The two commissioners would each be appointed by the city council at large to a two-year term.
Council members Curt Campion and Barbara Payne voted against the proposal last month. Mayor Marylou Powers, however, felt the more people involved in shaping the city's future, the better.
The number of planning commissioners vary by city and is typically set by the city council. In Lodi, for example, there are seven members on the Planning Commission.
If Galt moves forward in increasing the number of its commissioners, it could cost an additional $3,800 per year since appointees are paid $25 per meeting. Office and incidental supplies are about $100 per commissioner per year, plus an additional $1,500 for each to attend a state conference.
In other action Tuesday, council members are scheduled to:
- Discuss options and funding for a memorial dog park in honor of fallen Galt Police Officer Kevin Tonn.
- Authorize Police Chief William Bowen to trade in a number of law enforcement handguns and rifles for new ones to replace aging weapons.
- Vote on a side letter union contract agreement with the Galt Police Officers Association regarding overtime compensation.
- Approve on a new Youth Committee member to be appointed by Powers.
The Galt City Council meets at 7 p.m. in the city council chambers at City Hall, 380 Civic Drive, Galt.
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