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A contract will be awarded in the fall of 2021. The majority of construction will take place in 2022, but some preliminary work is possible in late 2021.
Federal and State funding will assist in a substantial portion of project funding. We must wait until this funding is available; the City would pay 100% of the cost otherwise.
The total estimated cost is $4.5 million. It will be paid for as follows:
No. Temporary pavement will be installed on one side of the project area. We are still determining which side to place the temporary pavement on. The temporary lanes will be 11 feet wide, which is narrower than the current lane width. Commercial traffic and other large vehicles will have a commercial detour route.
This is a symmetrical widening. Eight feet will be added on each side, increasing the roadway width from 24 feet to 40 feet.
Federal rules must be followed for all land acquisition. Most of the property takes are temporary during construction, and the widened roadway will fit within the existing right-of-way. Actual property line dimensions are not expected to change, although this will be reviewed case-by-case.
Road construction is often messy, inconvenient, and loud. While access to driveways will be maintained during construction, expect a rough ride and travel delays getting through the project area. In your yard, only a minimal amount of digging for the widened portions of road is necessary. The contractor will instead use a cement stabilization material in the subgrade of the road surface. The contractor is responsible for moving and replacing mailboxes. Any other obstructions you may have will be reviewed case-by-case.
The section of driveways within the construction area will need to be torn out. After road work is completed, the end of driveways will be reconstructed with like materials (asphalt drives will receive asphalt, concrete drives will receive concrete).
No. After the project is complete, the City of Galion will fund an updated traffic study on the SR 598 corridor to look at changes in traffic patterns and the impact of any future commercial growth. This study could warrant additional traffic signals.
No sidewalks or curbing are included in the project scope. Both items significantly increased the project cost.
Simply call the Building Department at 419-468-2642 and describe the type of work you would like to do. We will help you determine if a permit is necessary, and which type you will need.
All permits issued by the city are listed here. Just find the permit you need and fill out the application form. You may turn in or mail to 115 Harding Way East, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 419-468-7620. Please note commercial permits and inspections are handled by the Richland County Building Department.
Costs vary by permit. All fees are listed on pages 4 and 5 of the Fee Schedule.
Turnaround time depends on the complexity of your project and if we receive sufficient information from you. Please allow at least 1 week for review, although most permits are issued in less time. NEVER assume you will get a permit on the same day you apply.
Please call 419-468-2642 for residential inspections. If you need a commercial inspection, call the Richland County Building Department at 419-774-5517.
View the Galion Zoning Map. Street addresses are not labeled, so it is easiest to compare the zoning map with a Google map to ensure you look at the correct property. Zoning districts are labeled by color. After you determine a district, Chapter 11 of the Codified Ordinances explains the regulations for each district.
You can search for your property on the Crawford County Auditor website to get a general idea of your property lines. To confirm an exact location, you may need to hire a surveyor. There are several professional surveyors in the area.
The City of Galion Planning and Zoning Code is available online. If you have trouble finding the information you need or have questions, please call the Building Official at 419-468-2642.
Eligibility is based on several criteria: Building is located within the target area, your project addresses code violations or involves facade improvements, you are current on property taxes/utility payments, and you can show proof of matching funds.
Yes. This is a 1 to 1 matching grant. Owners will pay for their projects in full, and the state will reimburse them up 50 percent of eligible costs. If an owner is doing the work in-house (not hiring a contractor), the grant will reimburse for material costs but not labor.
Grant projects must go through the standard processes for construction activities. Therefore, any permits and inspections or Design Review approvals which are normally required for a project will apply to all projects funded by this grant program. Additionally, each project will undergo Environmental Review and Section 106 Review via the Ohio Historic Preservation Office.
Projects will go through private procurement, meaning owners will be able to submit names for three contractors of their choosing. These contractors will then be asked to submit a bid for the project, and bids will be reviewed with the owner. An architect and rehab specialist paid through the grant funds will assist in preparing bid specifications.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee as they are received. There is no firm deadline for submissions, however, all grant funds must be spent by December of 2019. You may drop off your application at the City Building, 301 Harding Way East, or mail to this address.
Yes, if your project is more than $2,000. Federal prevailing wages will apply. To learn more, visit the Wage Determination website.
There are several local realtors able to help you find a home. Click here for contact information.
The City of Galion is a public power community, and distributes electricity to all residences and buildings in the City as well to several outside of its corporate limits. For more information on City of Galion utilities and to establish, transfer, or stop service, call the Utility Office at 419-468-6611 or click here. The city also provides water and sewer for most customers within the city limits.
Cable and internet providers that service the Galion area include:
Spectrum - 1-855-243-8892 Visit Spectrum website
Frontier - 1-844-309-2630 Visit Frontier website
CenturyLink - 877-862-9343 Visit CenturyLink website
Allconnect - 1-844-739-5943 Visit Allconnect website
The City of Galion does not provide trash collection services. Residents and businesses contract with a number of private companies that provide this service. A list is available here.
The trash collection schedule is divided into four zones:Ward 1 - Monday and TuesdayWard 2 - Tuesday and WednesdayWard 3 - Wednesday and ThursdayWard 4 - Thursday and Friday
Columbia Gas of Ohio provides natural gas service. The customer service number is 1-800-344-4077.
Avita Health System, based in Galion with additional facilities in Bucyrus and Ontario, operates a physician referral line at: (419) 468-0961.
The local public school district is Galion City Schools. There is also a parochial school called Galion St. Joseph's Catholic School for grades K-8, an online school called GOAL Digital Academy, and a specialized education center called Pioneer Career and Technical Center.For more information, visit the Education page.
You can pay citations and bonds at Municipal Court East (Galion) or Municipal West (Bucyrus) or through the court's website, Crestline Police Department, or Bucyrus Police Department.
Once a citation is written, it is forwarded to Crawford County Municipal Court the next business day. You can either pay the waiver amount on the back of the citation, or if you wish to contest the citation you will need to appear in court on the time and date listed on the bottom of the citation.
After you know the parade route, please fill out a parade permit application and return in at least 60 days before your event. You can mail or drop off the form to the Police Department, 301 Harding Way East.
Yes, there are four sirens located in the community. A siren test is conducted every Friday at noon.
When trimming, the electric utility attempts to cut trees in ways that reduce stress and reduce the possibility of disease for the tree.