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. 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
Bids are being accepted for the Walnut Street Culvert Replacement project. Click here to read the advertisement.
Delaware County Friends of the Trail’s annual Community Ties Bike Tour is scheduled for Saturday 6/24. Participants have a choice of 31, 62, or 100-mile routes plus an 8-mile family ride. This fundraiser benefits the Ohio-to-Erie Trail within Delaware County, including Galena. Some participants use Community Ties as a training ride for Pelotonia. Details and registration can be found at http://dcft.org/ct-bike-tour.html.
- Draft amended zoning ordinance, version 2/7/2021
- Summary of proposed amendments to the zoning ordinance, version 2/4/2021
- Draft amended zoning ordinance, version 2/16/2021
- Summary of proposed amendments to the zoning ordinance, version 2/16/2021
- Proposed amendment to the Village of Galena Zoning Ordinance of 1995, for village council’s public hearing on April 26, 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.
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, June 15, 2021 (in-person at Village Hall)
- Planning & Zoning Commission, June 16, 2021 (in-person and live-streamed via Zoom)
- Village Council, June 28, 2021 (details to be announced)
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).
Click here to find the most current and accurate information about the COVID-19 pandemic.