Nelsonville Utility Office’s online payment system down for maintenance until Tue, 11/1/22

The City of Nelsonville Utility Office’s online payment system is still down for maintenance until Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Cash, Check, Money order payments can still be made at the Nelsonville Utility Office, in the payment drop box, or through the US mail. The City of Nelsonville apologizes for the inconvenience, but the maintenance was not within our control. We will release updates if the system is restored earlier than expected.

Nelsonville Trick-Or-Treat; Beggar’s Night, Mon, 10/31/22, 6:30PM to 7:30PM, MAKE IT SAFE, KEEP IT FUN!

The City of Nelsonville announces that Trick-Or-Treat; Beggar’s Night will be held on Monday, October 31, 2022, from 6:30PM to 7:30PM. It is important to use caution and plan ahead. Decisions on whether to participate should be made by individuals, and parents/guardians.

Always follow current state public health orders and rules/regulations established by your local community and check the Ohio Public Health Advisory System to determine COVID-19 risk levels in Athens County before making decisions about Halloween activities.

To help ensure adults and children have a safe Halloween, the City of Nelsonville has compiled a list of Halloween safety tips. Before Halloween arrives, be sure to choose a costume that will not cause safety hazards. It is strongly recommended that Ohioans exercise caution when deciding to participate in trick-or-treating and events that put them in close contact with people outside their households. To lower risk, consider safer, socially distant ways to celebrate.

  • Do not hold large in-person Halloween parties. If holding smaller parties, limit attendance to 10 or fewer people and hold the event in an outdoor area where social distancing is possible. Avoid activities, such as bobbing for apples, that foster the spread of infection.
  • Always wear a face covering and stay 6 feet away from people who are not from your household, whether trick-or- treating, passing out treats, or attending attractions or events. Stay home if you are sick. (NOTE: Face coverings should never be placed on children younger than 2 or anyone who cannot easily remove them.)
  • Carry hand sanitizer and use it often, especially after coming into contact with frequently touched surfaces and before eating candy.
  • Consider the people in your household who may be at greater risk of complications if COVID-19 is brought into the home, such as those with certain health conditions, women who are pregnant, or older family members.
  • If taking your children trick-or-treating, limit the number of houses you visit and ask your children to stay as far from treat-givers as possible. For small children, consider holding the bag for them.
  • Wipe off candy wrappers with sanitizing wipes when you arrive home. (NOTE: Never wipe unpackaged food with wipes.)
  • Allow children to eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid homemade treats made by strangers.
  • Stay home if you or your child feels sick, has symptoms of COVID-19 or is at high risk of complications.
  • For trick-or-treating, reach out to neighbors to discuss ways to ensure 6-foot social distancing, how candy can most safely be distributed, and the need for face coverings.
  • Refrain from having children select their own treats from a bowl/common container or set up a hand-sanitizing station. Consider placing treats on porch steps or a table in the driveway with a sign asking children to take only one. Or use other creative ways to distribute treats, such as using a candy “slide” made of PVC pipe, or hanging treats from a wall or fence.
  • All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant.
  • Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision.
  • If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks.
  • When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first.
  • Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation.

When They’re on the Prowl.

  • A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds.
  • If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you.
  • Agree on a specific time children should return home.
  • Teach your children never to enter a stranger’s home or car.
  • Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends.
  • Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home.
  • Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while driving in the Nelsonville area and watch for the children during this time period.

Nelsonville Planning and Development Committee meeting Wed, 10/26/22, 6:30PMat City Hall, public is invited to attend

The City of Nelsonville Planning and Development Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at 6:30PMat City Hall. The meeting is being held to discuss downtown revitalization/improvement programs.

Citizens comments may be made in person or Emailed to nelsonvillecity@gmail.com by 1PM, Wednesday, October 26, 2022. 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 boil order for customers NE of High St, Burr Oak Blvd intersection and Buchtel, until Mon, 10/24/22, at 12PM

The Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order for water customers Northeast of the High Street and Burr Oak Boulevard intersection and including the Village of Buchtel. The boil order will be effect until Monday, October 24, 2022, at 12:00PM, unless notified otherwise. This boil order is due to a leak repair on the water line on Burr Oak Boulevard between Nelsonville and Buchtel.

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

Buchtel boil order for SR685, SR78, Oakley Dr, Dunkin Dr until 5PM, Sat, 10/22/22, boil water 3 minutes before consuming

The Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order for the following areas in Buchtel, State Route 685, State Route 78, Oakley Drive and Dunkin Drive until 5:00PM, Saturday, October 22, 2022, unless notified otherwise. This boil order is due to a water main repair.

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

Nelsonville Walnut St closed, Burr Oak to Poplar and no parking Thu, 10/27/22, 7AM to 6PM, avoid area, use alternate route

The City of Nelsonville announces that Walnut Street from Burr Oak Boulevard to Poplar Street will be closed to traffic and no parking will be permitted Thursday, October 27, 2022, between the hours of 7:00AM and 6:00PM. The roadway is being closed as part of a roadway paving project. Please avoid this area and use an alternate route.

Nelsonville Utility Office’s online payment system down for maintenance 10/20/22, through 10/28/22

The City of Nelsonville Utility Office’s online payment system will be down for maintenance today October 20, 2022, through October 28, 2022. Cash, Check, Money order payments can still be made at the Nelsonville Utility Office, in the payment drop box, or through the US mail. The City of Nelsonville apologizes for the inconvenience, but the maintenance was not within our control. We will release updates if the system is restored earlier than expected.

Nelsonville City Council regular meeting Mon, 10/24/22, 7PM at City Hall, the public is invited and encouraged to attend

The Nelsonville City Council will hold a regular Council meeting on Monday, October 24, 2022, 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, October 24, 2022. 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.