Joint Nelsonville Planning and Development Committee and Planning Commission Tue 1/3/17, 6:30PM public invited to attend

Nelso Committee Meeting

The Nelsonville Planning and Development Committee will meet jointly with the Nelsonville Planning Commission on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm in council chambers at City Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to review revisions in Title 37, Rental Code and Title 27, Zoning Code. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Nelsonville BOIL ORDER Edwards, Frank, Grover, John, Frederick, Williams, Madison St from Edwards to City limits

Nelso Boil Order

The Nelsonville Water Department announces that a boil order has been issued for Edwards Street, Frank Street, Grover Street, John Street, Frederick Street, Williams Street and Madison Street from Edwards Street to City limits until further notice.

Boil orders are put into place because 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 recommended 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.

Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous, January, 2017 Crime of the Month

AC crime solvers

The following incident has been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as a January, 2017 Crime of the Month.

The Athens Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to criminal acts which occurred within the City.   

On November 17, 2016, the Athens Police Department responded to the victim’s residence where he provided details of being robbed. On this date near 3:30 AM, the victim stated he was walking around the uptown area (S Court St) when he was approached by two black males, one wearing a red jacket and the other one wearing a gray one.  The victim stated one of the black males brandished a pocket knife and ordered him to provide them his valuables.  The victim fled the area after being physically assaulted.

On December 20, 2016, the Athens Police Department responded to the Dollar General located at 1016 E. State St. On this date at approximately 12:00 AM, an unknown white male forcibly entered the store and took an undisclosed amount of money.

Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous is offering a $2,000.00 cash reward for information on the above crimes if that information leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible. *Information on serious misdemeanors will be limited to a $1000.00 cash reward.  **Any information that leads to the arrest of an individual responsible for graffiti, the board can authorize up to a $500.00 cash reward. If you have information on these crimes, please call (740) 594 – 3331.

Other cash rewards are available for your information regarding other crimes that have been committed in Athens County and if you have knowledge of other crimes, you are asked to call (740) 594 – 3331. Also visit our website at for information on previous crimes of the month. Postings can also be viewed on Facebook.

Remember! Crime Solvers Anonymous needs your information and not your name so that your information can be passed onto the proper authorities.  Help us to help Athens County become a safer place.