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Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 11:27 am, Mon Jan 9, 2012.

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


Galt City Council Youth Committee special meeting

Key items:

  • Halloween and crafting with Santa.
  • Participation in Winter Bird Festival.

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


Lodi City Council shirtsleeve session

Key items:

  • Current state of air quality presented by San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.
  • “Smart growth” plan presented by the San Joaquin Council of Governments.

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

Lodi Recreation Commission

Key items:

  • Approve recommendations for Phase 3 of Grape Bowl improvements.
  • Approve state grant application for Pigs Lake raised trail project.
  • Mokelumne River access.
  • Updates on DeBenedetti and Roget parks.

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

Galt City Council

Key items:

  • Agreement with Sacramento Municipal Utility District for use of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.
  • Receive pre-audit budget update for 2010-11 fiscal year.
  • Public hearing on use of $136,480 in state law enforcement funds.
  • Request by City Councilman Mike Singleton to use discretionary funds to purchase a set of flags for the council chambers.
  • Purchase an 83,099-square-foot parcel from the Marjorie G. Weathers Revocable Living Trust adjacent to 401 Poplar St.
  • Approve route for the Lighting of the Night parade.

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

Lodi Unified School District board

Key items:

  • Report on an updated process for teachers to make grade changes.
  • Reinstatement of one assessment, research and evaluation technician to prevent using outside contracts and consultants.
  • Authorization to go to bid on replacing a number of HVAC systems at schools, including Lodi High and Heritage Primary.

When and where: 7 p.m., 1305 E. Vine St., Lodi.

San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors

Key items:

  • Approval of three agreements to purchase real property along Lower Sacramento Road between Pixley Slough and south of the Harney Lane curve for $261,300. The acquisition will allow for Lower Sacramento Road to be widened to four lanes, add left-turn lanes, a modified traffic signal at Armstrong Road, a new traffic signal at Mettler Road and paved shoulders on both sides of the road. Money will be provided by Measure K and traffic mitigation fees.
  • A $450,000 settlement to Heather Marie Ewing and Mark Lee Ewing for allegedly arresting them and charging them for a murder they didn’t commit in rural Stockton, according to a report from Chief Deputy County Counsel Kristen Hegge.
  • Appoint Bill Stokes and Everen Watkins to four-year terms on the Thornton Rural County Fire Protection District board, and Leonard Clark to a two-year unexpired term. No one filed for any of the three Thornton fire seats for the 2011 election.

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

Lodi Greenbelt Task Force

Tonight’s meeting has been canceled.


Lodi City Council

Key items:

  • Public hearing on Harney Lane Specific Plan.
  • Direct staff regarding Phase 3 of the Grape Bowl Improvements.
  • Public hearing on levying annual assessment for the Downtown Lodi Business partnership.
  • Approve specifications to remove 41 Modesto ash trees.
  • Make appointment to the Lodi Arts Commission.

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

Thornton Municipal Advisory Council

Key items:

  • Public safety report from the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol and Thornton Rural Fire District.
  • Community newsletter.

When and where: 7 p.m., New Hope School community center, 26675 N. Sacramento Blvd., Thornton.

Mokelumne Rural Fire District board

Key items:

  • Energy audit.
  • Request for reimbursement of fire facility fees.
  • Reports from Fire Chief Michael Kirkle on operations, training, fire prevention and education.

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

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