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  • Notice of Special Meeting

    The Galena Territory Association, Inc. and the Galena Trading Corporation will hold a special meeting of the Board of Directors at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Social Hall Room B in the Owners' Club to discuss Shenandoah Riding Center operation licensing contract(s) and a GTA/GTC personnel matter.
  • Weight restrictions lifted 

  • All roads in the Galena Territory are now free of weight restrictions imposed in March. Please contact Facilities Manager Jason Kevern at 815-777-2000 or jkevern@thegalenaterritory.com for more information. 
  • Actions and decisions from recent Board meeting

    The Galena Territory Association Board of Directors met Saturday, April 27. Among other actions, the Board:
    • Approved the agenda as amended to add consideration of two requests for variances to allow non-property owner watercraft on Lake Galena under New Business.
    • Appointed George Bilek, Alice Ericksen, Byron Johnson, David Kizior, Dan Millage, Patrick Page, Charles Pierce and Lonnie Watkins to the Budget and Finance Commission.
    • Assigned the Budget and Finance Commission the task of reviewing the current financial structure of the GTA and GTC corporate entities, prepare a recommendation and deliver an action plan.
    • Assigned the Budget and Finance Commission the task of reviewing the operational composition of the real estate market within The Galena Territory.
    • Approved the Delegating Authority to the Architectural Review Policy as presented. (Note: there were no changes to the policy.)
    • Approved holding a town hall, sending emails, and publishing Territory Times articles to present initiatives designed to improve awareness, transparency and understanding of electronic voting.
    • Authorized separate authorization forms for electronic voting and other GTA communication in order to encourage electronic voting sign-up. 
    • Approved two variance requests from non-members with a long-term rental lease to use watercraft on Lake Galena and rent a canoe rack space for the duration of the lease as long as the renters register the boats with the GTA Administrative Office, pay the appropriate fees, and follow the same rules as all members. 


    Fiber Optic Update: One polygon in pre-construction phase

    Interest continues to grow in bringing fiber optic internet to The Galena Territory. One polygon, GT10, has moved to the pre-construction phase. GT5 and GT6 are in sign-up phase. Every polygon has seen a monthly increase in the number of people expressing interest. All residents in The Territory are encouraged to CLICK HERE to express interest in fiber optic internet. There is no obligation in expressing interest. To see the map of each neighborhood CLICK HERE.

    Special project in the April 10th Galena Gazette shares the who, what, where, why and how of Jo-Carroll Engery’s fiber project. Read/Download Connected

    Galena Food Pantry Looking For Volunteers

    The Galena Food Pantry needs volunteers for food distribution days on the second and fourth Thursdays each month (except holidays). MORE


    Construction on US 20 from Powder House Hill Road to 3rd Street in Galena began on April 29. Civil Constructors, Inc. will be completing the $808,424 resurfacing and ADA improvements project. Daily lane closures with flaggers will be utilized between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday thru Thursday. No in roadway work will take place after 12 p.m. Friday or during the weekends. Drivers should be prepared to stop for flaggers who will be directing traffic thru work areas. This project is expected to be completed by June 28. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

    From Nicor Gas:

    Since 2017, Nicor Gas has been offering an affordable option for prospective customers to convert from their current energy source and enjoy the comfort and benefits of safe, reliable and affordable natural gas, thanks to an Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved mechanism that the Company refers to as the Neighborhood Expansion Program (NEP). In connection with this important initiative, Nicor Gas filed for approval of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) with the ICC in February 2018 to serve The Galena Territory. Nicor Gas has announced that, on January 15, the ICC Staff made a filing in which they recommend approval of Nicor Gas’ request to serve The Galena Territory. The final decision to grant authority to serve the area is still pending approval of the Commission before Nicor Gas can move forward. However, Nicor Gas is hopeful that it will receive a final decision this spring. Nicor Gas will soon schedule several onsite town hall meetings to provide property owners with information regarding the construction plan, conversion information, how to sign up for natural gas service and to answer resident’s questions. “We will continue to provide regular communications to the Association as details develop and we are grateful for everyone’s continued support as we conclude the process at the ICC to receive approval to bring natural gas to The Galena Territory,” LaPorte said.

    "My Galena Territory"

    Just moved to The Galena Territory? Been here since 1974? Did you Come for a visit and Stay for a lifestyle? The GTA would love to hear YOUR story. Consider sending us a few words about why you moved to The Territory or why you LOVE it here. EMAIL YOUR STORY..

    Nicor replacing pipeline

    Nicor Gas will be replacing the pipeline that crosses the extreme northern part of The Galena Territory starting in January 2019 in a system improvement and modernization project totally unrelated to the utility service case proceeding through the Illinois Commerce Commission. CLICK HERE for more information from Nicor.

    Galena Territory Apparel

    Show off your pride in The Galena Territory Association. ORDER YOUR OWN TERRITORY APPAREL from The Galena Territory Association! Sweatshirts, T-Shirts, Polos, Sweatshirts, Windshirts and Lanyards. Ask about the windbreaker sale.

    If you forgot your's at home, we also have arm floats, swim rings, cooler cups and tennis balls too!

    Sign up for electronic communication

    Property owners can sign up for electronic delivery of Association business with each owner by electronic means. This is a different list than the GTA News e-newsletter. One form must be returned for each property. Download an ELECTRONIC AUTHORIZATION FORM.

    Join the GTA Facebook group

    Property owners in The Galena Territory are invited to become members of The Galena Territory Association’s private Facebook group for property owners only. AND Follow The Galena Territory, the public Facebook page.

    Renew Eagle Ridge ID cards

    All property owners are welcome to renew or apply for a Property Owner ID card through Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa for the 2019 year. Applications are available through the Administrative Offices at Eagle Ridge and are also available at the front desk of the Inn, through e-mail or regular mail. Contact Laura Cowell for information at 815-776-5066 or Lcowell@eagleridge.com.