Nelsonville December Regular Council Meetings Mon, 12/3/18, 7PM and Mon, 12/10/18, 7PM, the public is invited to attend

Nelso Council Meeting

The Nelsonville City Council will be holding its December Regular Council Meetings on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 7:00PM and Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7:00PM. There will be no meeting on Monday, December 24, 2018. The changes are being made due to the Holiday Season. The public is invited to attend.


Winter Weather Advisory


  • WHAT – Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow and sleet accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch expected.
  • WHERE – Portions of southeast Ohio and central and northern West Virginia.
  • WHEN – From 12AM to 11AM, Thursday, 11/15/18.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS – Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.

The City of Nelsonville is accepting applications for the part-time position of Council Clerk

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The City of Nelsonville is accepting applications for the position of Council Clerk.  The Clerk will be expected to;

  1. Attend regular and special City Council meetings
  2. Prepare the City Council meeting minutes
  3. Prepare the City Council meeting agenda
  4. Record the ordinances and resolutions
  5. Perform other duties as assigned

This is a part-time position. Applications will be accepted until Friday, December 14, 2018.

To apply for the position please contact the City Manager at;

  • (740) 753-1314

Nelsonville PD determine no threat to public, after reported assault Sun, morning on Chestnut St

NPD Assault

The Nelsonville Police Department responded to a reported assault at 3:31 AM, Sunday, November 11, 2018 in the 600 block of Chestnut Street. Based on the initial investigation by officers, a black male reportedly went to the wrong apartment as he was trying to visit a friend.  An altercation occurred in which the male received injuries for which he was treated at the hospital.  At this time, the investigating officers believes they know all parties involved in the incident and are continuing the investigation into this matter.

The Nelsonville Police Department believes that this was an isolated incident and does not see any threat to the public as a result of this incident. Given other recent incidents, the police department still suggest that residents use general safety precautions.

Safety reminders:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Travel in a group when possible
  • Report suspicious behavior/activity
  • Property can be replaced, lives can not

City of Nelsonville Code Enforcement Office to aggressively enforce City Code for Refuse, Rubbish, Special Rubbish and Nuisance

Nelso Code Enforcement

The City of Nelsonville Code Enforcement Office wants to make the residents of Nelsonville aware of City Code 5.02-Refuse, Rubbish and Special Rubbish and City Code 9.14-Nuisance. The Code Enforcement Officer will continue to aggressively enforce the requirements of these Code sections. A resident who is given a Notice of Code Violation will have 10 days to comply with the Notice. Failure to comply with the Notice will result in a Civil Citation and a summons to appear in City of Nelsonville Mayor’s Court.

Some of the more common Code violations are:

  •  Grass and weeds over 8 inches tall
  • Used building materials, unlicensed motor vehicles, refuse and rubbish on the property
  • Exterior maintenance of property
  • Uncollected trash
  • Appliances and furniture outside of the home
  • Automobile and truck tires outside of the home

It is the intent of the Code Enforcement Officer to assist residents in complying with the City Code and to make the City of Nelsonville a destination again!

Please contact Becky Barber, Code Enforcement Officer, if you have any questions or concerns. (740 753-1314 or

Nelsonville City Council meeting Mon, 11/12/18, 7PM, the public is invited and encouraged to attend

Nelso Council Meeting

The Nelsonville City Council will hold a regular Council meeting on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 7:00PM in Council Chambers at City Hall.  The following items are on the agenda for discussion;

  • Minutes from the last regular meeting
  • Minutes from the last special meeting
  • Citizen’s Comments
  • Business and Organizational Comments
  • Committee Discussion: Recreation, Street, Utility, Finance, Judiciary, Planning & Development, Police & Fire
  • Fire Department Update
  • First Reading
    • Ordinance 54-18- An Ordinance Authorizing the City Manager to Execute A Contract For Grosvenor Street Water Line Project And Declaring An Emergency.
    • Ordinance 55-18 – An Ordinance Amending Chapter 5.03 of The Nelsonville City Code—Water Regulations.
    • Ordinance 56-18 – An Ordinance Amending The 2018 Appropriations Ordinance to Appropriate from The Unappropriated Balance The Following: Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) From Fund #750 To Line Item# 750-770-80080 (Tri-County Lift Station); And Twenty-One Thousand Thirty-Five Dollars ($21,035.00) From Water Fund# 600 To Line Item# 600-600-90020 (Grosvenor Water Line Project).
  • Second Reading
    • Ordinance 52-18 – An Ordinance Authorizing the City Manager to Prepare and Submit An Application To Participate In The Appalachia Regional Commission/Governor’s Office Of Appalachia Program(S) And To Execute Contracts As Required.
  • City Manager’s Report

The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Nelsonville Aggravated Burglary, Chestnut St, Fri, afternoon, 11/9, contact Nelsonville PD if you have any information

Aggravated Burglary

The Nelsonville Police Department responded to a report of an Aggravated Burglary in an apartment in the 400 block of Chestnut Street at 3:12 PM, Friday, November 9, 2018.  The incident was reported by the resident of the apartment to Athens County 9-1-1, and reported that an intruder was in the residence, and was armed with a screwdriver and threatened to harm the resident. The burglary suspect fled the residence prior to police officers arriving on scene. There were no injuries reported.

The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 40 years old, 6 foot 1 inches tall with a medium build, bald head and scruffy facial hair. The suspect was wearing a burgundy sweater.

The Nelsonville Police Department is asking for any information that may help identify the suspects in this incident.  You may contact the police department at 740-753-1736 or email the investigating officer, Senior Patrolman Mark VanCuren, at

Safety reminders:

  • ü Be aware of your surroundings
  • ü Travel in a group when possible
  • ü Report suspicious behavior/activity
  • ü Property can be replaced, lives can not