Nelsonville asks you to be responsible and clean-up your pet waste!

Nelsonville asks you to be responsible and clean-up your pet waste!

Dealing with pet waste is one of those topics that every pet owner must deal with but no one likes to talk about. The fact is that the majority of community and neighborhood pet problems result from the inappropriate handling of pet waste. In addition, pet waste is the greatest source of potential health risk for your pet and your family.

There are several very common diseases that can be transmitted to dogs, cats and people through feces. These include giardia, roundworms, salmonella, and Ecoli. In addition, your dog can spread or contract parvovirus or coronavirus through infected feces. All of these diseases are very serious and common and every effort should be made by pet owners to keep their pets and family away from potentially infected feces.

Cleaning up after your pet is as easy as 1 – 2 ‐ 3:

  1. Bring a bag.
  2. Clean it up.
  3. Dispose of waste.

The City of Nelsonville ordinances require pet owners to clean up pet waste.  Failure to clean up pet waste could result in a fine of up to $150.

Nelsonville City Planning Commission meeting Tue, 8/3/21, 6PM, at City Hall, public is invited and encouraged to attend

The Nelsonville City Planning Commission will hold a will hold a meeting on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 6:00PM, at City Hall. The meeting is being held to discuss legislation on Tiny Homes

Citizens comments may be made in person or Emailed to nelsonvillecity@gmail.com by 1PM, Tuesday, August 3, 2021. The meeting may 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 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.

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.