With no idea when, or even if, school campuses will be able to open to all students this 2020-21 school year, Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) is moving forward with introducing additional cohorts of students to start attending campus on a limited basis. These new cohorts will …

The Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) Trustees met via Zoom and reached an agreement with both the certificated and classified unions on reopening. Superintendent Dr. Karen Schauer reported on the district’s progress on union agreements and reopening.

On Saturday, Nov. 21, five Galt Youth Commissioners and two youth mentors clean up Lincoln Way. Dressed in safety vests and geared up with cleaning tools and trash bags, the youth took to cleaning up the streets of Galt. Months ago, the Galt Youth Commission adopted the street, committing to…

At the Nov. 17 teleconference meeting, the Galt City Council thanked retiring Fire Chief Michael McLaughlin for his 35-year career in fire protection with a city proclamation. New Fire Chief Felipe Rodriguez was introduced and welcomed to his new position.

The Galt Sunrise Rotary Club has canceled its annual Christmas Community Dinner due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. In place of the event, the club will be distributing Christmas dinner boxes to those who sign up.

A rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases recently prompted Sacramento County’s status change from Red to Purple in the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy plan.

After numerous public meetings and dozens of public comments, Galt Planning Commission members finally approved the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and planning document regarding the Carillion Boulevard Corridor Plan; however, commission members chose not to recommend either conceptual pl…

Both the Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) and the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) that were preparing for the reopening of school campuses are now setting “a slower pace” since Sacramento County slid back to the Tier 1 Purple Level due to an uptick in posit…

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Parks and Recreation Commission members held their first meeting in months last Tuesday and discussed an update for the Walker Park Master Plan. Commissioners unanimously agreed to send the revised plan to City Council with their blessing.

Henry and Robert “Bob” Balliet were very young men when they decided to serve their country. Henry had yet to reach his 18th birthday when, in 1967, he enlisted in the United States Marines. Bob was young, as well. The two brothers are only a year apart in age. Bob enlisted in the United Sta…

Parks and Recreation Director Armando Solis and Public Works Director Michael Selling presented their plan to address maintenance and landscaping needs for the city at the Nov. 3 teleconference meeting. The current landscaping contract company Crossroads gave notice that Nov. 15 would be the…

Although not certified by the Sacramento County Registrar, Galt City Council candidates Jay Vandenburg and Kevin Papineau appear to have won positions to join Mayor Paul Sandhu and Councilmen Rich Lozano and Shawn Farmer on the dais.

Incumbents Gil Albiani, Orlando Fuentes and Jim Luttrell were re-elected without opposition to the Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) board on Nov. 3.

Assemblymember Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, started Election Night by winning 68% of counted votes (108,053) in his campaign for reelection in the State Assembly’s 9th District, which includes Galt.

With the closing of the polls last night, local election results might be days or even weeks away as The Sacramento County Registrar has until Dec. 11 to finalize the votes. As of press time there were still over 500,000 county ballots left to count.

The Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) trustees and administration met at Greer School following COVID-19 protocols and invited the public to join them via teleconference. Superintendent Karen Schauer said the district’s plan is to open schools to on campus learning on Nov.…

Just hours after officially moving into her home here in Galt, in the late morning on Monday, Nov. 2, a young mother took her toddler to Lake Canyon Park on the corner of Lake Canyon and Carillion Boulevard. The two were enjoying the weather when the young mother noticed a man acting strange…

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Grim reapers, fairytale princesses, ladybugs and buzzing bees populated the Old Town Galt district when the merchants on Fourth and C streets opened up for trick-or-treating on Halloween night. The Old Town event was the second in back-to-back public events available to local ghosts and goblins.

The Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) board on Oct. 21 voted 3-2 to approve an agreement with a union organization that would have its members work on two construction projects.

School may have begun months ago, but Monday, Oct. 26 was the first day some students were actually able to physically be on school campuses across the Galt Joint Union High School District.

The Oct. 20 City Council meeting ended with staff and Councilmembers wishing retiring Chief Tod Sockman congratulations on his retirement beginning in November and thanking him for service to the community.

According to Lt. Brian Kalinowski, officers responded to a traffic collision on McFarland Street on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 10:45 a.m. The single vehicle collision downed a power pole, and 4,186 residents were without power.

City Manager Lorenzo Hines announced last week at a chamber luncheon that he would appoint Lt. Brian Kalinowski and Lt. Richard Small as interim chiefs on a trial basis as possible replacements for Chief Tod Sockman who is retiring in early November.

Not even two months into his tenure, the new Galt City Manager Lorenzo Hines found himself in front of over 30 guests at the October Galt District Chamber of Commerce luncheon, giving an update about where the city stands.

The Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) Trustees voted 4-0 to re-open campuses to small cohorts that will include agriculture welding, agriculture power mechanics, special day classes and at-risk students of Estrellita. Trustee Melissa Neuburger was absent.

The Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) Trustees met via zoom on Oct. 21 to hear plans on re-opening schools. Superintendent Karen Schauer asked the board to approve re-opening on Oct. 26 for small cohorts at 25% capacity. After lengthy discussions and numerous teachers and …

Residents of the city of Galt requested Council candidates share their opinions on the pandemic and how it’s been handled. Kevin Papineau, Kami Martin, Jay Vandenburg and Keith Jones shared their thoughts. Candidate Randy Morton declined commenting on the pandemic.

Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) announced late last week that Superintendent William Spalding would be leaving the district at the end of the month.

Felipe Rodriguez, a 21-year fire service veteran and the current fire chief of Folsom, will be the next fire chief to lead the Cosumnes Fire Department.

After a lengthy report from staff and a long discussion from Councilmembers, the Galt City Council at their teleconference meeting on Oct. 6 voted 3-0 to annex the county island property planned for the Fairway Oaks development. Councilmembers Paige Lampson and Shawn Farmer recused themselve…

Galt Adventist School opened its doors to 25 students last week, after being shuttered since spring due to the COVID pandemic. The small private school is the first in the area to be allowed to open its doors under strict guidelines from both the state and county health departments. Only K-6…

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The five Galt residents running for City Council responded to questions on the issues for The Galt Herald. Although candidates Kevin Papineau, Kami Martin, Randy Morton, Jay Vandenburg and Keith Jones have similar views on several topics, the five candidates had differing ideas on growth con…

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All three of the candidates for Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUGSD) Trustees have years of experience on the board. Terry Parker, Pat Maple and Daniel Denier answered questions on current issues faced by the district. Parker and Denier are current trustees.

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The three candidates for the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) Board of Trustees answer questions about important issues the district is facing. Traci Skinner, Jared Gaynor and Casey Raboy share their thoughts on challenges ahead.

The Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) Trustees heard reports on options of how campuses may be re-opened but no word on when that might happen. Student representatives were sworn in from the three high schools and welcomed by board members and Superintendent Spalding. AP Teacher…

Monday, Oct. 5, Voter Registration and Elections (VRE) delivered Vote by Mail (VBM) ballots to the U.S. Postal Service for distribution to all currently registered voters in the county for the Nov. 3, 2020 Presidential General Election. Check your mailbox for your ballot.

Seeing red took on a whole new meaning Tuesday, Sept. 29 when Sacramento County announced it qualified to move into the second tier in the state framework that lays out the measures each county must meet to lift COVID-19 restrictions.

Editor’s note: This is the third in a three part series introducing Galt Joint Union Elementary School District Board candidates. One elementary school board candidate will be profiled each week through Sept. 30. Profiles will run in ballot order. Candidates’ replies to issue questions will …

Editor’s note: This is the third in a three part series introducing Galt Joint Union High School District Board candidates. One high school board candidate will be profiled each week through Sept. 30. Profiles will run in ballot order. Candidates’ replies to issue questions will be covered i…

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a five part series introducing Galt City Council candidates. One City Council candidate will be profiled each week through Sept. 30. Profiles will run in ballot order. Candidates’ replies to issue questions will be covered in the Oct. 7 edition.

The Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) Board met via Zoom for a special board meeting on Sept. 17 to discuss distance learning, COVID-19 and to honor the Liberty Ranch High School FFA Advanced Parliamentary Procedure’s win at the state championships.

Superintendent Karen Schauer addressed the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) Trustees on new information for re-opening schools at the Sept. 23 video meeting. Schauer said the information just came out from Sacramento County.

The five candidates vying for one of two seats up for grabs on Galt City Council addressed guests at the Galt District Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon Sept. 16 at Flames Restaurant. Guests were able to mingle with the candidates, introduce themselves and ask questions.

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