Galion Law Director reports on Ohio Supreme Court’s dismissal of electric rate appeal

By Kimberly Gasuras - Galion Inquirer

GALION – A motion to dismiss a bond issue was granted by the Ohio Supreme Court in favor of the city of Galion.

The bond issue to force the city into an audit of its electric utility account was originally filed by the Citizens for Galion with the Crawford County Board of Elections. After an appeal by the city, the Board of Elections voted not to allow the issue on the ballot in November.

The Citizens for Galion handed out briefs to Crawford County Prosecutor Matt Crall, the Board of Elections and attorneys for the city but neglected to file the paperwork with the Supreme Court, according to city law director Thomas Palmer during the city council meeting Tuesday evening.

“They rejected the issue and dismissed the case on Friday,” Palmer said.

Roberta Wade, who heads up the Citizens for Galion group, could not be reached for Tuesday evening.

In other business, council member Michael Richart said he wants to commend the county and the city for working well together to clean up the Schumaker Ditch.

“The residents in that area are very pleased with the work that has been done and said everyone involved has been polite and professional,” Richart said.

There was no legislation for council to consider at the much shorter than normal council meeting. A special meeting was held on Sept. 2 and several pieces of legislation were passed by council at that time.

There will be a finance meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 and the next regular council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22. Both meetings will be held in Council Chambers at the Galion Municipal Building.


Gasuras can be reached on Twitter at @kimberlygasuras

By Kimberly Gasuras

Galion Inquirer