Nelsonville Planning and Development Committee meeting Tue, 9/22, 6PM, public is invited and encouraged to attend

Nelso Committee Meeting

The Nelsonville City Council announces that the Planning and Development Committee will conduct a meeting on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm in council chambers to discuss possible revisions to Nelsonville City Code Section 1.02.06. There will also be a presentation by Ann Bonner, ODNR Urban Forester regarding Municipal Tree Commissions. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Nelsonville street sweeping to resume, Mon, 9/14. Residents must use an alternative parking spot on designated day

Nelso street sweeping

The City of Nelsonville would like to remind residents that the street sweeping program will resume next week beginning Monday, September 14, 2015. The east side, with Watkins Street being the divider, will be swept on Monday, even house numbers, odd house numbers on Tuesday. Wednesday will be the west section, starting with even house numbers and Thursday will be odd house numbers. Residents are required to use an alternative parking spot on your designated day.


Nelsonville BOIL ORDER for Saint John Street and Saint Charles Alley until further notice.

Nelso Boil Order

The City of Nelsonville has issued a boil order for Saint John Street and Saint Charles Alley until further notice.

Boil orders are put into place as a result 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 recommend 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.