The Nelsonville City Council will hold a regular Council meeting on Monday, October 11, 2021, at 7:00PM in Council Chambers at City Hall.
Citizens comments and business and organizational comments may be made in person or Emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1PM, Monday, October 11, 2021. The meeting may be streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/bhv6bp4u. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
The Nelsonville 2020 Census Recount has started. The census recount will continue until Sunday, October 10, 2021, at 7:00PM. Recount canvassers will be going door to door each day from 10:00AM until 7:00PM only. All canvassers will be wearing a “Nelsonville Census Recount Volunteer” ID badge. The only information that will be needed from residents is the names of all persons living in a household. No other information will be required.
Anyone who would like to volunteer should meet at the Nelsonville City Building in the utilities office each day at 10:00AM and at 4:00PM. Canvasser groups will organize and deploy from the City Building.
Help shape Nelsonville’s future, participate in the census recount!
The Ohio Secretary announced that Nelsonville would transition to become a village after the 2020 census showed Nelsonville’s population at only 4,612.
However, Nelsonville officials expressed confidence that Nelsonville’s population is well above the threshold of 5,000 residents needed to qualify as a city and could potentially be as high as 6,000. Nelsonville officials cited Athens County’s 62.5 percent response rate to the census as a reason to recount the census.
When the community stands up and responds strongly to the recount, it’s in the bag.
Unlike the original census count, only names and addresses will be collected for the Nelsonville recount.
The City of Nelsonville is holding a free “Census Recount Community Dinner” Monday, October 4, 2021, at Nelson Commons Park from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Nelsonville Citizens are invited and encouraged to attend. The Nelsonville Rotary Club and the Nelsonville Area Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a full meal prepared for participants. A special sponsor will be Texas Roadhouse, providing their savory dinner rolls and peanuts.
The census matters because state grants for basic infrastructure like water, sewer and streets are based on population, less population results in less money. The success of the census recount effort depends on the community mobilizing around the issue.
Come to the “Census Recount Community Dinner” Monday, October 4th and learn why the recount is important to Nelsonville, how it will affect Nelsonville residents, and how you can help with the census recount process.
So, mark your calendar for Monday, October 4, 2021, at Nelson Commons Park from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, and come out for the “Census Recount Community Dinner”.