The Village of Galena, Ohio
As of June 2021, the Village’s public meetings will resume being held at the Village Hall, 109 Harrison Street. Seating will be limited for the time being, as we transition from the COVID-19 protocols. Most of these public meetings will also be live-streamed via the Internet so the public can watch the meetings live and participate remotely.
Links to those meetings will be displayed here. Check back often.
Announcements & News
The Planning & Zoning Commission held a public hearing on August 12, and approved the proposed Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance along with a recommendation for council approval. Council will open its public hearing about this on September 27.
The following document is available for public review:
BST&G Fire District has installed a Safe Haven Baby Box located on the east end of the fire station at 350 West Cherry Street in Sunbury. See the details here.
This is the 4th Safe Haven Baby Box available in Ohio and the 56th in the nation.
Ohio’s Safe Haven Law allows people to anonymously surrender their healthy newborn without fear of criminal prosecution at any fire station, police station, or hospital as long as the child appears to be
30 days or less and unharmed.
The Safe Haven Baby Box provides a last resort option to surrender an infant, eliminating the face-to-face interaction with emergency medical personnel and ensuring a safe surrender of a newborn infant. The Safe Haven Baby Box is a final resource for women in crisis who want 100% anonymity to ensure their baby’s safe surrender.
The Safe Haven Baby Box organization also staffs a 24-hour hotline (1-866-99BABY1) to give women the opportunity to talk to a trained professional as they consider safely surrendering their baby.
Contractors for Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc. plan to perform pavement repairs on Walnut Street, from Heathermere Drive to High Street, and on the west end of High Street, during the week of September 13.
Pavement restoration is the final phase of the Columbia Gas pipeline installation project that started in April.
The paving process will start with milling down the surface of the existing pavement, on the first day. New blacktop will be laid the next day. Following that, pavement markings will be applied. According to Miller Pipeline’s project coordinator, this work is anticipated to commence on Monday, September 13. The schedule is subject to weather conditions.
Traffic will be reduced to one lane where the construction zone is located at any given time. Personnel will be present to direct the traffic. Ingress and egress to properties is to be maintained, however there may be brief disruptions during the time when the paving operation is in front of a specific property.
Please note that the owner of this project is Columbia Gas and that their construction contractor is Miller Pipeline Co. Therefore, inquiries or comments about the project should be directed to:
- Eric Marshall, Columbia Gas project coordinator, phone: 614-989-8064
- Brian Smith, Miller Pipeline project coordinator, phone: 614-554-0933
The Village of Galena is not responsible for this project. Therefore, additional information and detail about the project can be obtained from Columbia Gas and/or Miller Pipeline.
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has initiated a study evaluating different options for transportation improvements between Waldo in Marion County and I-270 in Franklin County. The Route 23 Connect: Delaware Regional Connection Study will determine the feasibility of creating a free-flow connection between Columbus and Toledo. The study will evaluate multiple large-scale improvements, including an upgrade of the existing alignment, and a combination of the existing alignment and new connections to US-33 or I-71. Over the coming 12-15 months, stakeholder and public meetings will be held as concept solutions are developed and evaluated. More details about the study are provided on ODOT’s website at transportation.ohio.gov/23connect, including a survey for which they are seeking as much public participation as possible. See ODOT’s Fact Sheet about the study.
Village of Galena is conducting its council and committee meetings both in-person and remotely via the Internet. Seating at the village hall will be limited for the time being. Follow this link for instructions to observe and participate in these events via the web or phone.
- Cemetery Committee, September 15, 2021 (in-person at village hall)
- Planning & Zoning Commission, September 15, 2021 (in-person and live-streamed via Zoom)
- New Community Authority (NCA) Board, September 16, 2021 (in-person at village hall)
- Finance Committee, September 16, 2021 (in-person and live-streamed via Zoom)
- Personnel Committee, September 22, 2021 (in-person at village hall)
- Village Council Meeting and Public Hearing, September 27, 2021 (in-person and live-streamed via Zoom)
Village of Galena’s offices are currently CLOSED to public walk-ins. However, we are still providing the essential services you need, and meetings can be scheduled.
COVID-19 is still a Class A reportable disease. Therefore, isolation and quarantine protocols will remain in place (such as when an individual has been exposed or is infected). This flowchart by the Delaware Public Health District can help guide decisions about whether to quarantine or isolate after a person is exposed to someone with COVID-19.
Click here to find the most current and accurate information about the COVID-19 pandemic.