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 opened its public hearing about this on September 27.
The following document is available for public review:
The Village of Galena is seeking public input for updating the Master Plan. Please complete this online survey by October 18, 2021.
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.
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.
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.