Galena Village Council

The Village Council is the legislative branch of the village government. Council is comprised of six members who are elected by the voters of the Village on an at-large, non-partisan basis. The term of a council member is four years. 

Contact information for each council member is provided below. However, if you would like to send an email to the village council collectively the address is villagecouncil@galenaohio.gov.

As the governing body, Council passes local laws, makes appointments to various boards and committees, and awards various contracts for purchases of goods and services used by the Village. They also review, amend, and adopt the annual budget for the Village prepared by the Village Administrator and the Fiscal Officer.

Meet the Council Members

Jason Hillyer

Council President Pro Tempore

Term Start: Jan 1, 2020
Term End: Dec 31, 2023
537 Melimare Drive
Galena, Ohio 43021

Assignments
Personnel Committee
Electronic Comm. Committee
Galena New Community Authority
Del. Co. Bd. of Dev. Disabilities

Kathy Krupa

Term Start: Jan 1, 2018
Term End: Dec 31, 2021
555 Melimare Drive
Galena, Ohio 43021

Assignments
Finance Committee
Community Activities Committee
Cemetery Committee
Planning & Zoning Commission

Ruben Minor

Term Start: Jan 1, 2018
Term End: Dec 31, 2021

Appointed: July 27, 2020

276 Heathermere Loop
Galena, Ohio 43021

Assignments
Finance Committee
Galena New Community Authority
Delaware General Health District
BST&G Fire Board

Vacant Seat

as of September 8, 2020

Term Start: Jan 1, 2018
Term End: Dec 31, 2021

Phone:
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Assignments
Personnel Committee
Electronic Comm. Committee
Bee City USA Committee

Todd Musacchio

Term Start: Jan 1, 2020
Term End: Dec 31, 2023
425 North Walnut Street
Galena, Ohio 43021

Assignments
Personnel Committee
DCFT (Alternate)
Columbus NPAC (Alternate)

David Simmons

Term Start: Jan 1, 2018
Term End: Dec 31, 2021
127 North Walnut Street
Galena, Ohio 43021

Assignments
Finance Committee
Electronic Comm. Committee
Records Commission
MORPC (Alternate)

Village Council Meetings

Council meetings are normally on fourth Mondays, starting 7:00 p.m., but sometimes need to be rescheduled due to conflicts with holidays or other extenuating circumstances. Additional meetings that are in addition to regular meetings, called “special meetings” are sometimes needed to handle time-sensitive matters. Check the community calendar for the scheduled dates, and view minutes of meetings here.

The agenda for each regular council meeting is posted five days prior at these five public locations around the Village:

  • Outside bulletin board at Galena Village Hall, 109 Harrison Street
  • Bulletin board in the lobby of the Galena U.S. Post Office, 34 W. Park Street
  • Outside bulletin board at 13 W. Columbus Street
  • Outside bulletin board at Ruffner Park, 152 Harrison Street
  • Outside bulletin board at Miller Park, 268 N. Walnut Street

You may also receive the agenda by calling the Village administrative offices at 740-965-2484 or e-mailing your request to fiscal@galenaohio.gov.

Meetings are open to the public, and are normally held at the Village Hall, 109 Harrison Street, Galena 43021.

Public Involvement

Council desires to hear the viewpoints of citizens and considers the responsible presentations of these viewpoints to the efficient operation of the Village. Council also recognizes its responsibility for proper governance and, therefore, the need to conduct its business in an orderly and efficient manner. Therefore, Council establishes the following procedures to receive citizen input:
  • Any individual desiring to address Council on items appearing on the agenda shall notify the Clerk of Council before the beginning of each meeting. During the time when such items are addressed by Council, the individual will then be given the opportunity to address Council with their concerns.
  • Any individual desiring to address Council on items, which require a Public Hearing, will be asked to address Council when the Public Hearing has been opened.
  • All speakers are asked to be respectful of each other in order for all comments to be received. If considered necessary, a time limit on the length of comment period will be established.
  • All meetings of the Village Council are open to the public except for Executive Sessions during which Council members may discuss specific types of business as defined by the Ohio Revised Code. Executive Sessions are for discussion only, since all formal action must be taken at regular or special meetings.
Please call the village hall office to confirm the dates/times of upcoming meetings.

Vacancies on Village Council

Members of village council are elected to four-year terms. However, a situation may arise whereby a council seat is vacated during a term.

State law prescribes the process for how a vacated council seat is to be filled.

See these details about the appointment process and how someone can apply for being considered to fill a vacancy.

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