The Village of Galena, Ohio
To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Village is holding some public meetings virtually. Village officials and staff will join via video conference. 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 is considering revisions to the Village’s zoning regulations. Now is the time for public review and comment. The Commission started its public hearing for this on Feb 17.
The following documents are available to the public:
The landowner of 1811 South Galena Road has filed a petition to the Delaware County Commissioners to annex that 6.073-acre tract to the Village of Galena. The land is currently in Berkshire Township. As the petition works its way through the annexation process, the property owner is simultaneously coordinating with the Village concerning the property’s zoning designation and proposed development. This will involve discussion and public hearings by both the village’s Planning & Zoning Commission and the village council. The name of the proposed development is Galena Crossing.
Documents submitted by the property owner and/or developer include: Petition for Annexation, 1811 S. Galena Road Initial development plan for 1811 S. Galena Road, version 1/25/2021
Help remove litter and improve the natural habitat.
This year’s annual spring cleanup will held on Saturday, April 24. Arrive between 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Hoover Area “N” (near 45 S. Walnut St, Galena, Ohio 43021).
Volunteers will be provided with litter grabbers and trash bags. Remember to wear appropriate footwear and work gloves are recommended.
On behalf of Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin, the Sheriff’s Office is introducing a new initiative aimed at deeper citizen involvement in local law enforcement operations. The Community Engagement Volunteer Process will consist of resident volunteers who will contribute ideas, perspectives, and feedback to the Sheriff’s Office. The purpose is to learn about expectations from our community, strengthen partnerships with our residents, and continually improve as a law enforcement agency. As public servants, we understand that our community collectively sets the expectations of local law enforcement, governs our actions, and ultimately holds us accountable.
Residents who want to participate in this process will be fully vetted, receive training related to law enforcement, and serve a three-year term. Volunteers will choose from among four focus areas where they’d like to serve: Minority Recruitment, Hiring & Promotions, Policy & Training, and Use of Force. Amount of time required of the volunteers will vary depending on level interest and area of focus. The Sheriff’s Office fully respects that this is a volunteer role, but volunteers are expected to make an earnest commitment to serve. Deadline to apply for these volunteer positions is May 7th.
To learn more about this process, visit: https://sheriff.co.delaware.oh.us/community-engagement-home-page/.
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.
With respect to observing social distancing and other best practices for slowing the spread of COVID-19, for the time-being Village of Galena is conducting its council and committee meetings remotely via web meetings. Follow this link for instructions to observe and participate in these events via the web or phone.
- Finance Committee, April 15, 2021 (in-person and via Zoom)
Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 and Ohio’s Stay-At-Home Order, the Village of Galena’s offices are currently CLOSED to public walk-ins. However, we are still providing the essential services you need. Click here to find the most current and accurate information about the COVID-19 pandemic.