Galena Recognizes Sally Hopper

Staff Report

Sally Hopper was recognized for serving nearly 30 years as Zoning and Planning Commission clerk at the Village of Galena’s Council March meeting.

Hopper was appointed in July 1989. She has prepared and posted agenda and minutes for meetings and public hearings for variances, conditional uses, violation appeals, development plans, and rezoning applications. She issues zoning permits and has kept public records of all Zoning and Planning Commission actions.

“She is passionate, conscientious, and has contributed greatly to the betterment of the Village and its people,” the proclamation read.

Delaware General Health District Commissioner Shelia Hiddleson addressed Council and discussed the recent District Advisory Board meeting and annual report, which is available on their web site at She discussed the Community Health Improvement Plan and the five-year community health assessment that will be conducted this year. The district has named representatives to attend each of their 26 political subdivision’s meetings. Jennifer Strong is attending Galena’s meetings.

Hiddleson also discussed trapping mosquitos and spraying where disease carrying mosquitos are trapped. The District will apply larvicide in standing water for residents. She urged residents to dump or disrupt standing water every 7 days to kill mosquito larvae. She recommends dumping water from bird baths and kids’ toys regularly to avoid mosquitos.

Village Council approved a services ordinance, as required by the Ohio Revised Code, for the five-acre Ross property on Old 3C Highway that is being subdivided from a single family dwelling into a five lot common access driveway development.

Council passed legislation approving final appropriations of $1.9 million. They approved conditional acceptance of the public infrastructure for the Walnut Creek development on Joe Walker Rd. A management agreement with the Columbus Sharks for the Ruffner Park ball field was approved and Council revised a lease agreement with the Galena Historic Foundation to move into a larger room they’ve renovated in the Village Hall’s lower level.

Village Administrator Jeanna Burrell noted that Homewood Corporation is working with the village on a development agreement and final engineering for Phase D of the Estates at Blackhawk on Dustin Rd. M/I Homes’ Cottages at Dustin 71-acre property at Dustin Rd. and State Route 3 was approved for annexation by the County Commissioners. The development will go to Village Council for a rezoning hearing on April 24.

A meeting was held with the Delaware County Engineer’s Office to discuss plans for the State Route 3 and Walnut St./S. Galena Rd. lane improvements and stop light project planned for 2018. Village maintenance staff have installed 35 new street name signs and safety chevrons on Vans Valley Rd.

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Information for this story was provided by Jeanna Burrell.

Information for this story was provided by Jeanna Burrell.