Athens County Emergency Management Agency and Athens County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications have upgraded the county emergency alerting system, “Alert Athens County” to allow for easier signup into the system. Any person wanting to receive text messages from the system can simple text there zip code to “888777” to register for text message alerts.
Alert Athens County messages can be delivered by email, SMS/text message, over the World Wide Web and by calling your home telephone or cell phone directly. Notifications may include: Road Closings, Boil Orders, Hazardous Weather Warnings and various other emergency and community notices.
All wired telephones in the county are automatically entered into the system. To receive messages other than text messages you must register with Alert Athens County. Register now and learn more at http://www.athenscountyema.org. Alert Athens County is built exclusively to provide secure and reliable communications. Its authenticated service connects city and county agencies to citizens in real-time, delivering information to residents of geographically targeted areas and neighborhoods.
Pay and/or View Bills Online
The City of Nelsonville is excited to offer residents an easy and convenient method to view and pay their water and sewer use bills online.
This is a fee-based service. A service fee of $2.95 will be applied to all transactions with a maximum transaction amount of $200.00 for credit cards.
Fast and Easy.
“One Time Pay”, View bill and pay online with One Time Pay, no registration required (payment information is not retained).
Safe and Secure.
Rest assured that your information is kept confidential and is 100% secure, backed by the highest standards in security today.
Paying online reduces paper use and is an easy way to help the environment. You’ll save natural resources like trees, and gas, and reduce your carbon footprint.
The Nelsonville Utility Committee will hold a Utility meeting on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 6:00pm in council chambers to discuss sewer rates and TTHM. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
The Nelsonville Aquatic Center will open on the following dates only;
- Saturday, August 27th from 12 noon to7:00 PM
- Sunday August 28th from 12 noon to 7:30 PM
- Labor Day weekend
- September 3rd, 4th & 5th from 12 noon-7:30 PM
The Nelsonville City Council will hold a regular Council meeting on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers at City Hall. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
The Nelsonville Civil Service Commission announces that they will hold a meeting on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm at City Hall, 211 Lake Hope Drive. The meeting is being held to discuss testing for the Police Chief position. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
The Buchtel Water and Sewer Department announces that crews are making repairs to a water line break. Buchtel customers on Wilson Avenue, Stephenson Street, Fork Street and Happy Hollow Road will experience a water outage until the line is repaired. A boil order will be in effect until further notice for these areas.
Boil orders are put into place as a result of broken water lines or local flooding. When this happens, the drinking water may have been contaminated which can cause many illnesses.
Here are some tips to keep in mind, should you find yourself in this situation:
- Bring water to a full boil, and boil for three minutes prior to use.
- Use only boiled water for drinking, preparing food or baby formula.
- To improve the flat taste of boiled water, keep cold in refrigerator.
- Put a cup over your faucets as a reminder to not use tap water – not even to brush your teeth!
- Instead of boiling water, you can disinfect water by adding one teaspoon unscented chlorine laundry bleach for every five gallons of water. Let stand 30 minutes before using.
- Be sure to use sanitized food grade containers for storing water.
- To disinfect water storage containers, pour a solution of one tablespoon of unscented chlorine bleach to a gallon of water into a container. Let the solution remain in the container for 10 minutes, then pour out the solution. Rinse with purified water.
- Boiled or disinfected water can be stored for six months.
- Dispose of ice cubes.
- When washing dishes, make sure to sterilize dishes with a final dip in water that has one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water. Disposable tableware is an option during a boil order.
- It is also recommend you sanitize hands when washing. Again use one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water and rinse hand frequently by pouring rinse over the hands. Use paper towels to dry.
- Water for bathing doesn’t need to be boiled. Supervise children to avoid water being ingested.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY FOR ATHENS COUNTY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1PM THIS AFTERNOON FRIDAY, 8/12 UNTIL 8PM THIS EVENING.
- HEAT INDEX VALUES – UP TO 102 DUE TO TEMPERATURES AROUND 90 AND DEWPOINTS IN THE LOWER 70S.
- TIMING – 1PM TO 8PM. MID TO LATE AFTERNOON WILL BE THE HOTTEST TIME PERIOD.
- IMPACTS – HEAT STROKE, HEAT EXHAUSTION AND OTHER HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES CAN QUICKLY OCCUR IF YOU SPEND A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME OUTDOORS.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM, STAY OUT OF THE SUN AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.
TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK, THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY, CALL 9-1-1.
The Nelsonville Finance Committee announces that there will be a Finance Committee meeting on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm in council chambers. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
The Nelsonville City Council announces that it will hold a special council meeting on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm to amend appropriations and appropriate monies for the Nature Works grant, as well as appoint a reserve police officer. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.