Virtual Special Nelsonville City Council Meeting Thu, 5/13/21, 6:30PM, Facebook, City of Nelsonville, Ohio, @nelsonvillecity

The Nelsonville City Council will hold a virtual special Council meeting on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 6:30 PM. The purpose of the meeting is rescinding the removal of Gregory Smith from the City of Nelsonville City Council. The public may not attend the meeting in person. The meeting will be live streamed from the City of Nelsonville Facebook Page, (City of Nelsonville, Ohio, @nelsonvillecity). The public is invited and encouraged to attend virtually online.

Nelsonville Regular City Council Virtual Meeting, Mon, 05/10/2021 Recording at

The City of Nelsonville, City Council held a virtual regular meeting Monday, May 10, 2021 at 7PM. The meeting agenda and proposed ordinances are available at The meeting was streamed on the City of Nelsonville Facebook Page (City of Nelsonville, Ohio, @nelsonvillecity).

Nelsonville Planning & Development Comm virtual meeting Mon, 5/17/21, 6:30PM, FB, City of Nelsonville, Ohio, @nelsonvillecity

The City of Nelsonville Planning and Development Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 6:30PM. The meeting is being held to discuss camping in the City, all-terrain vehicle, (ATV) zones in the City, bicycle lanes, and lodging tax.

The public may not attend the meeting in person. Citizens comments may be made online or Emailed to by 1PM, Monday May 17, 2021. The meeting will be streamed on the City of Nelsonville Facebook Page (City of Nelsonville, Ohio, @nelsonvillecity).

Nelsonville Green Team looking for volunteers for US33 ramp cleanup, Sat, May 15 and 22, 2021 at 10AM

The Nelsonville Green Team is looking for volunteers who are18 years or older and willing and able to help and possibly make a commitment to volunteer once a month for various green up projects around Nelsonville. Volunteers will need to physically able to pull weeds and perform general clean up tasks.

The Nelsonville Green Team’s second project will be on Saturday, May 15 and 22, 2021 at 10AM. The group will be doing much needed clean up around US Route 33 entrance and exit ramps in the City. With Memorial Day and alumni weekend approaching and it would be wonderful for the City to look it’s best.

Persons interested in volunteering will meet on the Public Square at 10AM to organize into work sections. Volunteers need to bring their own gloves and garden tools. We recommend volunteers have their names on any gloves and tools.

Anyone having questions can contact Nan Shafer by Email at Nanniegoat811@hotmail. We look forward to a great turn out.

Nelsonville Code Enforcement Office conducting exterior property and grass inspections this week

The City of Nelsonville Code Enforcement Office is notifying Nelsonville residents that exterior property and grass inspection are being conducted this week. The City has identified concentrated inspection areas where inspections of property will be performed in a proactive, more systematic manner. Inspections result from complaints received from the public.

If a complaint is filed and valid, a violation notice will be issued to the owner. If violations exist, a violation notice is issued giving the property owner time to make corrections. If violations are not corrected in consultation with the Department of Law, legal proceedings can be initiated against the property owner.

Common Code Violations:

  • High Grass and Weeds – Weeds and grass should not exceed eight (8) inches in height.
  • Garbage and Debris Accumulation – Such as paper, trash, garbage, waste, rubbish, refuse, junk, scrap materials such as automobile, trailer or vehicle chassis, parts or sections, or scrap iron, old metal, rope, bottles, lead pipe, paper, rags, stoves, furniture, or other waste materials which is or may become noxious, offensive, injurious, or dangerous to the public health, comfort, or safety.
  • Inoperable, Junk or Unlicensed Vehicles – Such as junk, inoperable motor vehicles and vehicles with expired registration May not be stored outside in the open must be in a completely enclosed building (not a tarp or vehicle cover).
  • Vehicle Parking – Vehicles parked in residential areas should be on hard surface i.e. concrete, asphalt, paver surface, not on grass.
  • Accessory Structures – Fences, sheds, accessory buildings, and structures shall be maintained structurally sound and in good repair. 

Please contact Becky Barber, Code Enforcement Officer, if you have any questions or concerns. 8:00- 4:00 pm Monday/Friday (740) 753-1314 or

Nelsonville City Council virtual regular meeting Mon, 5/10/21, 7PM, Facebook, City of Nelsonville, Ohio, @nelsonvillecity

Due to social distancing recommendations on preventing the spread of the COVID-19, Nelsonville City Council will be meeting in regular session Monday, May 10, 2021 at 7PM via a virtual meeting.

The public may not attend the meeting in person. Citizens comments and business and organizational comments may be made online or Emailed to by 1PM, Monday, May 10, 2021. The meeting will be streamed on the City of Nelsonville Facebook Page (City of Nelsonville, Ohio, @nelsonvillecity). The public is invited and encouraged to attend virtually online.


The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Athens County from 8PM, Tuesday, 5/4/21 until 8AM, Wednesday, 5/5/21.

A cold front, capable of producing rainfall amounts between 1 and 1.5 inches, is expected tonight. The ground is already saturated from recent rain, and additional heavy rainfall is likely to cause excess runoff and localized flooding.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Nelsonville Firefighter collapses and dies while fighting structure fire.

The Nelsonville Division of Fire is mourning the death of one of our own. Nelsonville senior firefighter, Jeff Armes, collapsed and died at the scene of a structure fire Sunday, May 2, 2021.

At around 5:04 pm, Sunday, May 2, the Nelsonville Division of Fire was alerted for a structure fire on Pleasantview Avenue.

While on scene and active in firefighting operations, firefighter Armes collapsed. Firefighters and EMS administered CPR and advanced life support care immediately. Armes was transported by Athens County EMS to OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital in Athens where he was pronounced dead.

Nelsonville Fire Chief Harry Barber informed the Department of the Line of Duty Death and asked everyone to “please keep all our firefighters and their families in your thoughts and prayers as we work through this difficult time.”

Scott Frank, Nelsonville City Manager, said “This is a day that we have all dreaded in our minds. We are keenly aware of the dangers of our public safety professionals, but we all have hoped they would continue to be looked over and protected. Now that tragedy has stricken our City, we must not fall apart but stand strong and band together to support the Armes family and those who are closest to them.”

As additional details, including funeral arrangements, become available they will be posted.