Nelsonville boil order Burr Oak Blvd, Poplar Walnut St East off Burr Oak Blvd, and Village of Buchtel until further notice

The Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order for Burr Oak Boulevard and Poplar Street and Walnut Street East off Burr Oak Boulevard, and the Village of Buchtel. The reason for this Boil Order was to repair a leak on the mainline.

When a boil order is in effect, we ask those affected to boil their drinking and cooking water for three minutes before being consumed.

This Boil Order is in effect until further notice, unless notified otherwise.

Nelsonville significant water main break on Burr Oak BLVD between Poplar St and Walnut St, low water pressure may occur

The City of Nelsonville is currently working on a significant water main break located on Burr Oak Boulevard between Poplar Street and Walnut Street. Some interruptions of water service may occur in in the East end of Nelsonville during repairs. Please avoid this area if traveling.

Two police officers and one person injured during officer involved shooting in Nelsonville

On Tuesday July 27, 2021 at approximately 7:30 PM, police officers from the Nelsonville Police Department and Hocking College Police responded to a domestic dispute at an apartment on Third Street in Nelsonville. Ultimately, shots were fired, and two officers and a male subject were transported OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital in Athens for injuries. A Nelsonville Police officer is in stable condition after receiving a gunshot wound. A Hocking College Police officer also sustained minor injuries during the incident and is in stable condition.

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office, The Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the Athens County Prosecutors office are on scene investigating the incident. The scene is under control and there is no immediate threat to the public currently. We ask for the community’s thoughts and prayers for the injured officers.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Scott Fitch
Chief of Police

Buchtel boil order issued for N Oakley Dr, S Oakley Dr and Duncan Dr in Buchtel, until further notice

The Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order for North Oakley Drive, South Oakley Drive and Duncan Drive in Buchtel. The reason for this Boil Order was to repair a leak on the mainline.

When a boil order is in effect, we ask those affected to boil their drinking and cooking water for three minutes before being consumed.

This Boil Order is in effect until further notice, unless notified otherwise.

Nelsonville City Council regular meeting Mon, 7/26/21, 7PM at City Hall, streamed on YouTube, City of Nelsonville

The Nelsonville City Council will hold a regular Council meeting on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 7:00PM at City Hall in Council Chambers.

Citizens comments and business and organizational comments may be made in person or Emailed to nelsonvillecity@gmail.com by 1PM, Monday, July 26, 2021. The meeting will be streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9ox7Z0swcmnPcJ19eizPww/featured). The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Nelsonville installing Hocking River level staff gage on SR 278 bridge, Wed, 7/28/21, 9AM to 1PM, use caution in area

The City of Nelsonville in cooperation with the National Weather Service Office in Charleston, West Virginia will be installing a Hocking River level staff gage on the Lake Hope Drive, (SR 278) bridge. The staff gage installation will take place on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Crews will be working in the Hocking River under the bridge and on the bridge deck during this time. Motorists are asked to use caution in the area during this time and watch for workers on and around the bridge.

The river staff gage is being installed to help officials better monitor river levels. The gage will help to get a better idea of what levels will cause impacts to the Nelsonville area once, it is correlated to the Athens gage downstream.

What is a staff gage? Staff gages look like oversized rulers, that are permanently installed in a body of water. They provide a quick visual reference of the water level. Their simplicity and effectiveness mean they are quite useful in monitor changing water levels.

Nelsonville residents need large item sticker for large item collection, call Nelsonville Utilities Department 740-753-2151

The City of Nelsonville Code Enforcement Office wants to remind Nelsonville residents that you must have a City Utility Office large item sticker for large item collection. Whether you are cleaning out your house, or making room for that new appliance or couch, sometimes you need to get rid of things that do not fit in your waste cart. The good news is you can still get rid of those large item’s curbside with the Nelsonville large item sticker program.

Large item collection includes household items such as couches, chairs, mattresses, tables, appliances, carpets, padding and similar large items that will not fit into the waste wheeler. Do not place extra bags or cans of trash out for a large item pickup, this service is only intended for items that are too large to fit in your trash container.

Large item stickers can be purchased for $5, by calling the City of Nelsonville Utilities Department at (740) 753-2151 or stop by Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:00 pm at 211 Laker Hope Drive, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764.

Nelsonville Green Team Public Square cleanup Sun, 8/8/21 at 9AM, questions and volunteers contact Nanniegoat811@hotmail

The Nelsonville Green Team will be doing a cleanup on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 9AM. The group will be cleaning up around the Public Square. With The Parade of The Hills Festival approaching, it would be wonderful for the City to look it’s best. Nelsonville Rotary Club members will also be out and cleaning up along Canal Street.

The Nelsonville Green Team volunteers would like to encourage Nelsonville businesses and homeowners to take time and spruce up around their businesses and homes. Our town is on display to visitors from around the state during The Parade of The Hills week, and weekly as well for ATV riders and cyclists from the Baileys Trail System and Hockhocking Adena Bikeway. Let’s work together cleaning up our little town

Persons interested in volunteering will meet on the Public Square at 9AM to organize into work sections. Volunteers need to bring their own gloves and garden tools. We recommend volunteers have their names on any gloves and tools.

The Nelsonville Green Team is looking for volunteers who are18 years or older and willing and able to help and possibly make a commitment to volunteer once a month for various green up projects around Nelsonville. Volunteers will need to physically able to pull weeds and perform general clean up tasks.

Anyone having questions can contact Nan Shafer by Email at Nanniegoat811@hotmail. We look forward to a great turn out.