Nelsonville boil order canceled, Chestnut ST, Burr Oak BLVD to E Canal ST “Y”, Poplar ST, Seine ST to Rhine ST

The City of Nelsonville Water Department has canceled the boil order for Chestnut Street from Burr Oak Boulevard to the “Y” at East Canal Street and Poplar Street from Seine Street to Rhine Street.

We would like to thank those affected by this incident for their patience and understanding.

Nelsonville Finance Committee virtual meeting Thu, 10/29/2020, 7PM, Facebook, City of Nelsonville, Ohio, @nelsonvillecity

The City of Nelsonville Finance Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Thursday, October 29, 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 to give Civil Service exam for Police Officer, 12/10/2020

The City of Nelsonville is accepting applications for Police Officers.

 The City is building an eligibility list for potential Police Officer vacancies.  Police Officers must possess an O.P.O.T.C. Certification on or before the test date. Applicants must pass a Civil Service Test.  A photo I.D. is required to gain admittance into the test. The test will be given on December 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm in the Nelsonville Council Chambers located at 211 Lake Hope Drive, Nelsonville, Ohio. 

Application packets may be obtained at the City Auditors Office, 211 Lake Hope Drive, Nelsonville, Ohio, from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday, beginning October 26, 2020 ending November 16, 2020.  Deadline to turn in Applications is Friday, November 20, 2020 by 4:00pm. A $20.00 fee will be charged for the application/exam packet and must be paid when picking up the packet.

Nelsonville to give Civil Service exam for Chief of Police, 12/9/2020

Chief of Police

The City of Nelsonville is a rural community, with a population of 5,100.  The police department consists of 8 full-time, 2 part time officers and 1 clerk.  The Chief of Police is appointed by the City Manager with the approval of council, and reports to the City Manager.  The Nelsonville Police Department places strong emphasis upon providing quality services through a community policing philosophy.

Minimum Qualifications:  To be considered, candidates must have a minimum of 5 consecutive full-time years of service in law enforcement with a minimum of two years in an administrative position in a comparable or larger police department preferred.  Candidates also must hold a State of Ohio Peace Officer Training Certificate.  Because a high level of personal integrity and professional ethics is essential, a comprehensive background investigation will be conducted.  The successful candidate must pass pre-employment testing which may include both written and psychological testing.

Preferred Qualifications:  Candidates with post high school education*, upper level management and leadership training, attendees of F.B.I. National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE), Police Executive Leadership College (PELC) or Northwestern Staff and Command will receive additional consideration.  Candidates with experience in management models such as Community Oriented Policing are highly preferred.

Compensation:  Salary for the position is $52,000.00 / $57,000.00.  In addition, Nelsonville offers an excellent fringe benefit package.

Application Procedure:  Interested parties may obtain an information packet from the City Auditors Office, 211 Lake Hope Drive, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, beginning November 2, 2020, and ending November 16, 2020. 

Written examination will be held on December 9, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.  The top scorers will appear before the Review Board on December 15, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

THE CITY OF NELSONVILLE IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLORER, WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

* For those candidates who apply with educational degrees beyond the minimum requirements, please note that the City of Nelsonville only recognizes degrees granted from a university or college if the degree granting institution is accredited.  The organization that granted the accreditation must have been officially approved as an accrediting agency by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Nelsonville fire hydrant testing starting Mon, 10/26 daily until finished, may cause water discoloration and low pressure

The Nelsonville Division of Fire will start inspecting fire hydrants in the City Monday, October 26, 2020.  Fire crews will be out daily from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. until all the fire hydrants are inspected.  The inspection involves removing all caps and lubricating the threads as well as flowing water to ensure that each hydrant is operating properly.

All fire hydrants in the City are known as dry barrel hydrants, meaning that there is no water in the barrel of the hydrant until the hydrant is opened.  This helps ensure that the hydrants will not freeze in cold weather and will therefore be available when needed for a fire.  After every use and inspection, the hydrants are closed, and the water drains out.  Hydrants that do not drain properly, or with other problems, are reported to the Nelsonville Water Department for further maintenance.

This annual testing is essential to maintain the City’s Class 4 Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification, and to ensure that hydrants are operating efficiently for fire protection purposes.  Along with maintaining the fire rating, the testing monitors the health of the City’s water system, identifies weak areas in the system, removes materials that settle in the hydrant, and cleans out the lines.  Checking each hydrant improves crew knowledge of hydrant locations.  Fire department personnel will check to make sure there is adequate clearance around all fire hydrants, and property owners should clear weeds and brush from blocked hydrants to aid in their easy identification and access.  The fire code requires at least 36 inches of clear area around the hydrant for proper access and helps assure that the hydrant is visible from the road.

During hydrant inspections, residents might experience temporarily low water pressure or discolored (rusty) water.  The discoloration of water will not harm an individual, although it may stain light colored clothing.  The fire department advises that you run your faucets until you have clean water.  Do not run your hot water or do laundry until your water is clear.  If you have any questions or should you at any time notice a hydrant in need of repair, please contact the fire department at 740-753-1244.

Nelsonville water outage/boil order Chestnut ST, Burr Oak BLVD to E Canal ST “Y”, Poplar ST, Seine ST to Rhine ST

The Nelsonville Water Department is working on a water line break that is causing a water outage to Chestnut Street from Burr Oak Boulevard to the “Y” at East Canal Street and Poplar Street from Seine Street to Rhine Street. Once the water line is repaired a boil order will be in effect until further notice.

A Boil Order is 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.

This Boil Order is in effect until further notice, unless notified otherwise.

Nelsonville boil order for Chestnut St from Burr Oak BLVD to the “Y” at E Canal ST until further notice

The Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order for Chestnut Street from Burr Oak Boulevard to the “Y” at East Canal Street until further notice.

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.

This Boil Order is in effect until further notice, unless notified otherwise.