- In other action
On Tuesday, the City Council also:
- Voted to extend the 2007 contract with California Waste Recovery Systems for citywide collection services for another three years. Although the contract doesn’t expire until 2016, the city had until the end of this month to notify Cal Waste of its desire to extend it through 2019.
- Held a series of public hearings and levied new new annual assessments on properties within three landscaping and lighting districts.
- Received a capital improvement program project update.
- Adopted a city social media policy to address the growing online vehicles the city may use to communicate with the public, including the Internet, Facebook and Twitter.
- Heard a presentation on the code enforcement department’s impact on cleaning up foreclosed homes.
- Presented military banners to the parents of Shawn Sullivan and Joshua Brooke, who have since returned from military tours.
- Discussed the city’s rankings in a regional study of developer fees and approved temporarily reducing non-residential fees. The action was taken to encourage construction of new non-residential buildings such as retail, office or industrial manufacturing space.
— Jennifer Bonnett
Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:00 am
Residents of Galt who have not already done so will soon be required to pay for water meters to measure exactly how much water they are using.
Full cost recovery for installation would come to between $240 and $700 per customer, but the Galt City Council voted Tuesday to charge customers who have not pre-paid for their meters a flat fee of $300. Payment plans will be available.
Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:00 am.