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
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.
The Safe Haven Baby Box will be available to the public starting on Tuesday, January 5th after the Safe Haven Baby Box Community Unveiling Event at 3:00 PM. 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.
- Village Council Organizational Meeting, January 4, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (via Zoom)
- Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting, January 20, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (details to be announced)
- Village Council Meeting, January 25, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (details to be announced)
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.