Nelsonville Utility Committee virtual meeting Mon, 1/18/21, 1PM, Facebook, City of Nelsonville, Ohio, @nelsonvillecity

The City of Nelsonville Utility Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 1:00PM. The meeting is being held to discuss,

  • Water service line maintenance responsibility
  • Storm water run off

The public may not attend the meeting in person. The meeting will be streamed on the City of Nelsonville Facebook Page (City of Nelsonville, Ohio, @nelsonvillecity).

Nelsonville accepting applications for Full-time Utility Tech until Fri, 1/22/21, contact

The City of Nelsonville is accepting applications and resumes for the full-time position of utility technician.

Applicants must:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age
  • Have a valid Ohio Driver’s License
  • Have or obtain a Class B CDL license with Tanker Endorsement within 6 months of hire date


  • Repair and Maintenance on water and sewer lines
  • Repair and Maintenance of City streets
  • Troubleshoot infrastructure problems
  • Snow removal throughout the City
  • Meter reading
  • Housekeeping and mowing
  • Sweeping of City streets
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor and or City Manager
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to safely operate City equipment
  • Ability to perform manual labor
  • Ability to deal with the public in a courteous, business-like manner
  • May be exposed to inclement weather
  • Overtime will be required
  • Rotating on call list
  • Drug free workplace

To apply, please contact the City Manager:

211 Lake Hope Drive
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
(740) 753-1314

Applications will be accepted until Friday, January 22, 2021.

Nelsonville Pleasantview Ave closed/no parking Fort St to Scott St, Wed, 1/13/21, 7AM to 4PM, please avoid this area

The City of Nelsonville announces that Pleasantview Avenue will be closed from Fort Street to Scott Street, and there will be no on street parking Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 7:00AM until 4:00PM. The roadway is being closed for Asplundh Tree Expert Company to trim trees for American Electric Power. Pleasantview Avenue traffic will be detoured onto Scott Street. There will be no on street parking on Scott Street from Fort Street to Pleasantview Avenue to allow for two-way traffic for the day. Please avoid this area and use an alternate route.

Nelsonville free pop-up COVID-19 community testing Mon, 1/18/2021, 10AM to 2PM, Nelsonville/ York High School, forms available online

The City of Nelsonville is hosting a free pop-up COVID-19 community testing event in partnership with Athens City/ County Health Department and the State of Ohio on Monday, January 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Nelsonville/ York High School, 1 Buckeye Drive in Nelsonville.

  • There are no criteria for testing and the event is open to anyone ages 2+.
  • Children 17 and under must have a guardian present.
  • You do NOT need to bring an insurance card.
  • Testing will be performed by the Ohio National Guard.
  • Walkers and bicyclists welcome.
  • Depending on volume, please expect delays.
  • Testing stations will be clearly marked on-site.
  • Masks are required, no-smoking please.
  • There will be an express lane for those with their forms already filled out. The forms are available online at
  • . Please print clearly!

The Athens City/ County Health Department with follow up with all positive tests from people who reside in Athens County, as they do with all local positive COVID-19 tests. Anyone who tests positive but lives outside of Athens County will get contacted by their local health department.

Testing for COVID-19 is critical to helping stop the spread of this virus. It saves lives. When we’re able to test more individuals in a community it allows us to quickly identify infected individuals and isolate them. In that way, it helps us contain and decrease the spread of illness so we can go on the offense against this virus.

Please visit our Facebook pages for the most up to date information in regarding this event.

Nelsonville Water Abatement Policy deadline 1/10/21, still accept policies due to delayed mail, questions, 740-753-2151

The last day to sign up for the Nelsonville Water Abatement Policy is January 10, 2021. The Nelsonville Water Office will still accept abatement policies due to the delayed mail. Abatement policies can be dropped off in the city’s drop box located at the entrance to City Hall. Please contact the Water Office if there are questions, at 740-753-2151.

Ohio EMA Now Accepting Applications for Tornado Safe Room Rebates, Ohio homeowners have until 5 pm, March 5 to apply

The Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program is once again offering rebates to help Ohio homeowners construct/install tornado safe rooms on their properties.

A safe room is a structure specifically designed to provide near-absolute protection in extreme weather events and can be installed in the basement, beneath a concrete slab-on-grade foundation or garage floor, or in an interior room on the first floor. A safe room may also be buried in the yard or be a stand-alone structure near the home.

The Ohio Emergency Management Agency’s rebate program provides a rebate of up to $4,875 to homeowners selected to participate in the program.

In 2019, the National Weather Service confirmed 21 tornadoes struck Ohio during the late night/early morning of May 27-28. The tornadoes killed two people and caused an estimated $1 billion in damages, proving to be the most destructive natural disaster in Ohio history.

Following this series of tornadoes, more than 800 Ohio homeowners applied to be part of the Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program in 2020. Driving the record-number of applications for the program was west central Ohio, with about half of the applicants from Montgomery and surrounding counties.

“The 2019 Memorial Day Tornado Outbreak included one EF4 tornado, three EF3 tornadoes, and four EF2s, with the EF4 producing winds up to 170 miles per hour,” said Ohio EMA Director Sima Merick. “A tornado safe room is built to withstand wind speeds up to 250 mph, or an EF5 tornado, and can provide occupants near-absolute protection from damaging winds and airborne debris.”

Funding for the rebate program is through a partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs.  Safe rooms must meet FEMA requirements in FEMA publications 320 and 361 and cannot be constructed/installed prior to the rebate drawing and notification to proceed with construction from Ohio EMA.  Ohio EMA offers this rebate program annually when HMA funding is available. The amount of HMA funding determines the number of rebates available for safe room construction or installation.

The Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program uses a computerized random selection process to select applicants. A priority list of applicants will be created from the selected applicants. Ohio homeowners have until 5 p.m. March 5, 2021 to apply. Chosen homeowners will be notified by e-mail of their position on the priority list on or after March 12. Ohio EMA anticipates grant funding to become available this year and will develop a list of participants who meet program requirements and will expedite the rebate process.

Ohio EMA Tornado Safe Room Rebate Program

Nelsonville City Council regular virtual meeting Mon, 1/11/21, 7PM, Facebook, City of Nelsonville, Ohio, @nelsonvillecity

Due to social distancing recommendations on preventing the spread of the COVID-19, Nelsonville City Council will be meeting in regular session Monday, January 11, 2021 at 7PM via a virtual meeting. The public may not attend the meeting in person. The meeting will be live streamed from the City of Nelsonville Facebook Page, (City of Nelsonville, Ohio, @nelsonvillecity). Citizens comments and business and organizational comments may be made online. The public is invited and encouraged to attend virtually online.


The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Athens County in effect from 5:00AM until 10:00AM, Friday, 1/1/2021.

  • WHAT – Freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of a few hundredths of an inch.
  • WHERE – Portions of southeast Ohio.
  • WHEN – From 5 AM to 10 AM Friday, 1/1/2021.
  • IMPACTS – Very slippery sidewalks, roads and bridges are possible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS – A period of freezing rain will occur before temperatures warm and change precipitation over to rain after 10AM Friday morning.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. Prepare for possible power outages.

Additional information can be found at as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages.