Nelsonville Finance Committee virtual meeting Thu, 7/23/2020, 7PM, FB (City of Nelsonville, Ohio, @nelsonvillecity)

The City of Nelsonville Finance Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 7:00PM. The meeting is being held to discuss city finances. The public may not attend the meeting in person. The meeting will be streamed on the City of Nelsonville Facebook Page (City of Nelsonville, Ohio, @nelsonvillecity).

Nelsonville Oak St and Clinton St intersection closed, Tue, 7/21/2020, 7AM to 4PM, please use an alternate route

The City of Nelsonville announces that the intersection of Oak Street and Clinton Street will be closed, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 7:00AM until 4:00PM.  The roadway is being closed for an R&R Pipeline gas line repair project, weather permitting.  Please use an alternate route.

Nelsonville Zoning Board 4 open positions, send letter of interests to City Manager at citymanager@cityofnelsonville.com

Nelsonville Zoning Board

The Municipal Zoning Board of the City of Nelsonville has 4 open positions available.

  • The Commission is composed of Five (5) persons who are appointed by council.  
  • The Board obtains its jurisdiction, power and limit of authority from the Council of the City of Nelsonville, Athens County, Ohio under Nelsonville City Charter §7.02, Ordinance 44-98 (“the Zoning Code”) of the City of Nelsonville, Athens County, Ohio and any amendments thereto which became originally effective December 28, 1998; Ordinance 59-06 (“the Sign Regulations”) of the City of Nelsonville, Athens County, Ohio and any amendments thereto which became  originally effective on February 8, 2007; and Ordinance 21-85 (“the Flood Damage Reduction Code”) of the City of Nelsonville, Athens County, Ohio, and any amendments thereto which became originally effective on January 6, 1986 and substantially amended on December 18, 2009.
  • The Board will hear cases as provided in applicable codes which include appeals.

                  (a)   alleging error in an administrative order or decision

                  (b)   alleging error in interpretation of application information

                  (c)   requesting variance from the Zoning Code

                  (d)   requesting variance from the Sign Regulations

                  (e)   requesting variance from the Flood Damage Reduction Code

             and applications for.

                  (f)    conditional or special use permits

                  (g)   change to non-conforming uses or buildings

                  (h)   bed and breakfast establishments

                  (i)    home occupations

                  (j)    extension of permits for temporary buildings

  • The commission meets on an as needed basis.

Send your letter of interests to Scott Frank, Nelsonville City Manager at citymanager@cityofnelsonville.com or mail to 211 Lake Hope Drive, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764.

Nelsonville boil order for Saint John Street until Tue, 7/21/2020 at 3:30 PM, unless notified otherwise

The Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order for Saint John Street until Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 3:30 PM, unless notified otherwise.

The Boil Order has been issued due to a repair for 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.

Please remember this Boil Order is in effect until Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 3:30 PM, unless notified otherwise.

ATHENS CO HEAT ADVISORY SUNDAY IN EFFECT 12 NOON TO 6PM, HEAT INDEX 102 EXPECTED, TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST HEAT INJURIES

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Athens County in effect Sunday, 7/19/2020 from 12 noon to 6PM.

WHAT, Heat index values up to 102 expected.

WHERE, Portions of southeast Ohio, northeast Kentucky and central, northern, southern and western West Virginia.

WHEN, From 12 noon to 6 PM Sunday.

IMPACTS, Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. 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.

Due to Public Health Advisory Risk Level 3, face coverings REQUIRED to enter Nelsonville Aquatics Center beginning 7/18/2020

Athens County has issued an Ohio Public Health Advisory System Risk Level 3 “RED” – Very high exposure and spread is occurring in Athens County. Due to this advisory level the Nelsonville Aquatics Center wants to remind customers of their COVID-19 rules which now includes that face coverings are REQUIRED to enter the facility and must be worn while not swimming starting July 18, 2020.

  1. If you feel sick or have COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms DO NOT come to the aquatics center.
  2. If you become sick or begin to have COVID-19 symptoms while at the aquatics center, please go home and seek medical treatment.
  3. Practice social distancing guidelines with persons outside your immediate family and social group.
  4. Face coverings are REQUIRED to enter aquatics center and must be worn while not swimming.
  5. Please follow social distancing floor markings while in line at the concession stand and restrooms.
  6. No children under 12 will be admitted without adult supervision.
  7. All lockers are off limits.
  8. No life jackets can be borrowed.
  9. We are limiting the sharing of all communal property.
  10. Bring your own chairs.
  11. No diving boards will be available.

We apologize for any inconvenience these restrictions may cause but they are necessary for the safety for everyone. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Why is Athens County at a Level 3: Public Health Emergency (RED), Here Is Why

The move to Level 3: Public Health Emergency (RED) for Athens County is based on the following:

INDICATORS TRIGGERED:

  • New cases per capita
  • Non-congregate cases
  • Emergency room visits
  • Outpatient visits
  • Increase in new cases
  • Hospital admissions

During the past 14 days, 147 COVID-19 cases have been identified, which means the county exceeds the ”high incidence” category as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 73% of Athens County’s total cases have been during the past two weeks. Since June 23, Athens County’s COVID-19 average daily cases increased from nearly 1 case to 17 cases by July 9. Due to clinical and reporting lags, these numbers may continue to grow for this reporting period. Athens County is also seeing an increase in the number of people seeking medical care due to COVID-19. From June 23 to July 3, visits for COVID-19 to the emergency department grew from an average of 0.5 visits per day to 3. Significantly more people are also visiting their doctors and being diagnosed with COVID-19. Between June 23 and July 13, average outpatient visits grew from 7 to 52 visits per day. Four out of five cases in Athens County are people younger than 30 and are linked to bars and restaurants.

See the full statistical breakdown at – https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/OPHASM/profiles/athens.pdf

Athens County Ohio Public Health COVID-19 Risk Level 3 “RED” Guidelines for the Public what you should know!

Ohio Public Health Advisory System Risk Level 3 “RED” – Very high exposure and spread is occurring in Athens County. Limit activities as much as possible. Follow all current health orders.

Over 60% of Ohioans are considered high-risk based on CDC guidance. High-risk individuals are at an increased risk of severe illness and should take every precaution to guard against contracting COVID-19, including following higher risk level guidance outlined below. Consult a doctor about your risk.

  • Conduct a daily health/symptom self-evaluation and stay at home if symptomatic.
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from non-household members.
  • Wear face coverings in public, especially when social distancing is difficult to maintain.
  • Increase caution when interacting with others not practicing social distancing or wearing face covers.
  • Avoid traveling to high-risk areas.
  • Follow good hygiene standards, including:
    • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Use hand sanitizer frequently.
    • Avoid touching your face.
    • Cover coughs or sneezes (e.g., into a tissue, or elbow).
  • Symptom self-evaluation monitoring.
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is considered high-risk.
  • High-risk individuals should take extra care to follow precautions.
  • Decrease in-person interactions outside household.
  • Seek medical care as needed, but limit or avoid unnecessary visits to hospitals, nursing homes, and residential care facilities to see others as much as possible.
  • Decrease in-person interactions with others.
  • Consider necessary travel only.
  • Limit attending gatherings of any number.