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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Council Docket Includes School Rezoning, Design Review Changes

City Council considered a rezoning for the Galion City Schools during its Feb. 13 meeting. Several parcels within the campus are currently zoned R-1B (Single Family), R-1C (Single Family Residence), and GC (General Commercial). The rezoning would put thes...

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City News
Posted on: January 30, 2018

Pfleiderer Retires After 27 Years

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Doug Pfleiderer retired on Jan. 26 after 27 years working for the City of Galion. Mr. Pfleiderer worked in the Electric Line Department, first as a motor equipment operator and then as a tree trimmer. He ended his career as a crew chief in the department....

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City News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Council Adds Educational Services District to Zoning Code

Galion City Council held its first meeting of 2018 on Jan. 9. A public hearing was held during the meeting regarding the creation of an Educational Services District for the Galion Zoning Code.

Law Director Thomas Palmer explained the Galion City school di...

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City News
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Final Round of Home Rehab Funding Available Through Feb. 13

The Crawford County Community Housing Improvement Program is accepting applications for the final round of owner rehabs until Feb. 13. Owner rehabilitation is intended to correct sub-standard conditions throughout the house in order to make it safe, healt...

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City News
Posted on: December 18, 2017

City Meets with Congressman Jordan About Blocked Crossings

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Thank you to U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan for stopping by Galion today! It was part of his tour of the 4th Congressional District that he represents, and he spoke to several Galion city officials about stopped trains blocking street crossings. Galion resid...

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City News
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Service Department Keeping Galion Roads Safe This Winter

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The Service Department is prepared to keep Galion roadways safe for drivers this winter. Plow trucks are equipped to remove snow and spread salt.

The local weather radar is closely monitored by the department to ensure the fleet is deployed before and duri...

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City News
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Council Considers New Electric Rates

Galion City Council passed first readings for legislation related to electric rates during its Dec. 12 meeting. Ord. 2017-62 will adopt a one-step rate change in order to ensure the city’s Electric Fund maintains a sufficient balance over the ne...

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

Project Applications Now Being Accepted for Downtown Grant

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Crawford County has received a $300,000 Downtown Revitalization Grant through the CDBG program, to be spent in Galion. Project funding is available to property owners within the target area at a cap of $10,000 per owner. The target area consists of six bl...

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

Winter Crisis Program Begins Nov. 1

Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission’s 2017 Winter Crisis Program runs Nov. 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018. The program can help with a one-time payment for a utility bill or other bulk fuel service.

Applicants MUST have: A utility service ...

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City News

Posted on: January 26, 2018

New Ambulances Now Serving Citizens

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Galion and Polk Township residents will now see two new ambulances responding to emergency medical calls. The Galion Fire & EMS Department recently replaced two, 2002 models in its fleet.

City Council authorized the use of state purchasing last August,...

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