Nelsonville Chestnut St closed, DeSteiguer St to Harper St, Mon, 1/23/23, to Wed, 1/25/23, avoid area, use an alternate route

The City of Nelsonville announces that Chestnut Street from DeSteiguer Street to Harper Street will be closed to traffic and no parking will be permitted from Monday, January 23, 2023, through Wednesday, January 2, 2023. The roadway is being closed to repair a sink in the roadway. Please avoid this area and use an alternate route.

City of Nelsonville receives the Auditor of State Award for their 2021 clean audit report

Auditor of State Keith Faber is pleased to announce that the City of Nelsonville has received the Auditor of State Award for their 2021 clean audit report.

The Auditor’s office presents the Auditor of State Award to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report:

The entity must file financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office by the statutory due date, without extension, in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles;

The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weakness, significant deficiencies, Uniform Guidance (Single Audit) findings or questioned costs;

The entity’s management letter contains no comment related to:

  • Ethics referrals
  • Questioned costs less than the threshold per the Uniform Guidance
  • Lack of timely annual financial report submission
  • Bank reconciliation issues
  • Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit in accordance with Uniform Guidance
  • Findings for recovery less than $500
  • Public meetings or public records issues
  • The entity has no other financial or other concerns

Nelsonville City Auditor, Taylor Sappington released the following statement. “After an immense amount of scrutiny, we have earned this sought-after recognition thanks to our excellent 2021 Audit. The City’s first such award in almost a decade. I put transparency, honesty, and clean audits at the top of my priority list on day one and I am so proud of the hard work from my staff and employees around City Hall to make it happen. Lastly, it shows that good honest work can be recognized even in today’s divisive environment, and I thank the Auditor of State for acknowledging City Hall’s efforts even in the midst of our head-to-head campaign, last fall. Now to continue the work, improve, and give the service that our Nelsonville deserves.”

Nelsonville City Council regular meeting Mon, 1/23/23, 7PM at City Hall, the public is invited and encouraged to attend

The Nelsonville City Council will hold a regular Council meeting on Monday, January 23, 2023, at 7:00PM in Council Chambers at City Hall.

Citizens comments and business and organizational comments may be made in person or Emailed to nelsonvillecity@gmail.com by 1PM, Monday, January 23, 2023. 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.

Nelsonville City Council Special Meeting, Wed, 1/18/2023 Recording at https://youtu.be/iUIXCe0eDuw

The Nelsonville City Council held a special meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2022, at 7:00 PM, at City Hall. The purpose of the meeting was,

To discuss and vote on the appointment of an acting City Manager and Police Chief

To discuss and vote on the possible hiring of a police department clerk.

The meeting was streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel at, https://tinyurl.com/bhv6bp4u.

Nelsonville Dog Park Board meeting Thu, 1/19/23, 6PM, at City Hall, the public is invited and encouraged to attend

The Nelsonville Dog Park Board will hold a meeting on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 6:00PM, at City Hall. The meeting is being held to discuss,

  • Grants and fundraising
  • Local partnerships
  • Dog park design
  • Dog park rules

Citizens comments may be made in person or Emailed to nelsonvillecity@gmail.com by 1PM, Thursday, January 19, 2023. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Nelsonville Myers St closed Farrow St to Monroe St Mon thru Fri, until further notice starting Wed, 1/18/23, please avoid this area

The City of Nelsonville announces that Myers Street will be closed from Farrow Street to Monroe Street Mondays through Fridays, starting Wednesday, January 18, 2023, until further notice. The roadway will be open to traffic on the weekends. The roadway is being closed for a sewer line replacement project. Please keep clear of this area and use an alternate route.

Nelsonville City Council special meeting Wed, 1/8/23, at 7:00PM, at City Hall

The Nelsonville City Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 7:00 PM, at City Hall. The purpose of the meeting is,

  • To discuss and vote on the appointment of an acting City Manager and Police Chief
  • To discuss and vote on the possible hiring of a police department clerk.

Citizens comments may be made in person or Emailed to nelsonvillecity@gmail.com by 1PM, Wednesday, January 18, 2023. The meeting may be streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/bhv6bp4u. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Nelsonville Police and Fire Committee meeting Wed, 1/18/23, at 6:30PM at City Hall

The City of Nelsonville Police and Fire Committee will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 6:30 PM at City Hall. The meeting is being held to interview police department clerk candidates.

Citizens comments may be made in person or Emailed to nelsonvillecity@gmail.com by 1PM, Wednesday, January 18, 2023. The meeting may be streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/bhv6bp4u. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

The City of Nelsonville is seeking people interested in filling the open position of City Manager

The City of Nelsonville is seeking people interested in filling the open position of City Manager. Nelsonville is a community in rural Athens County, Ohio with a population of 5,100, and is seeking people interested in filling the open position of City Manager.  The City Manager is the chief executive and administrative officer of the city and is responsible to the City Council for the administration of all City affairs placed in his charge.

Preferred Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration with a master’s degree preferred; and 5 years of progressively responsible public management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Because a high level of personal integrity and professional ethics is essential, a comprehensive background investigation will be conducted. 

Compensation:  Salary for the position is $52,000.00 / $75,000.00.  In addition, Nelsonville offers an excellent fringe benefit package.

Application Procedure:  All interested candidates should apply by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, references, and salary history can be mailed to or dropped off at the Nelsonville City Auditors Office, 211 Lake Hope Drive, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, and must be submitted by February 2, 2023. 

* For those candidates who apply with educational degrees beyond the minimum requirements, please note that the City of Nelsonville only recognizes degrees granted from a university or college if the degree granting institution is accredited.  The organization that granted the accreditation must have been officially approved as an accrediting agency by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.