City Offices to Reopen
Monday, June 1 at 7:30 am
The City of Nelsonville business offices will re-open to the public Monday, June 1, 2020 at 7:30 AM. We ask that the public follow the following practices if you need to visit our offices.
- If you are sick, please stay home and do not come to our office
- Recommend that visitors wear face coverings
- Visitors should maintain adequate social distancing of 6-foot with other people
Each of us still needs to do what we can to keep ourselves and the Nelsonville community healthy. We will continue to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) effects to our area and take additional measures as the situation develops.
The City stands ready to continue to support the citizens of Nelsonville.
Chestnut Street Partial Closure
From Grosvenor Street to Desteiguer Street
Wednesday, June 3, 8:00 am through Friday, June 12
The City of Nelsonville announces that Chestnut Street will be closed, from Grover Street to Desteiguer Street at 8:00 AM Wednesday, June 3, 2020 until Friday, June 12, 2020. The roadway is being closed to replace a sanitary sewer manhole, weather permitting.
The area will be accessible to local residents during the project. Please avoid this area.
Thunder in the Valley
4th of July Celebration Plans Still Underway
The planning for the 25th Annual "Thunder In The Valley", 4th of July celebration fireworks is still underway despite the COVID-19 pandemic. We are monitoring the situation closely and consulting with public health professionals for their guidance.
Social distancing will cause some changes this year,
- No food vendors will be operating on the Hocking College Campus
- No bleacher seating will be available on the Hocking College Campus
- No public restrooms will be available on the Hocking College Campus
- Parking on the Hocking College Campus maybe limited
If all goes well at 10:00p.m., the THUNDER IN THE VALLEY", FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR will begin. This year’s display will be presented by the Nelsonville Division of Fire. The firefighters have promised a 25-minute display of shells, to dazzle all the senses, and sure to get uuhs and oohs from everyone viewing the display.
The safety of the public has always been and will continue to be our biggest concern. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and post updates to our website and Facebook Page. Thank you for your support and understanding. We will get through this working together.
New Text Message Service Available
Report Non-Emergency Issues 24/7
Text “Hi” to 740-265-3858 to get started
The City of Nelsonville is rolling out a new way to use your mobile phone’s text messaging to report non-emergency issues and find answers to your questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
All you have to do is text “Hi” to 740-265-3858 to get started, and a series of texts will guide you through the reporting process.
The new “TextMyGov” service, which is already in operation, will allow residents to quickly report non-emergency issues such as a street light problem, a pothole, discarded trash, or a road problem and even upload a photo if desired.
The system also allows users to search for contact information for key city officials.
“It’s an easy way for people to report simple actions to us,” Acting City Manager Scott Frank said. “Texting is very efficient and probably preferred by some citizens. For us internally, the citizen’s message is converted into a service request that is more easily managed by our staff.”
To report a complex issue, however, Scott recommends that residents still call the office at 740-753-1314 Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may leave a voice mail after regular business hours.
City Council Special Session Scheduled
Monday, June 1 at 7:00 pm
Nelsonville City Council will meet in Special Session, Monday, June 1, 2020 at 7PM. The purpose of the meeting is to interview City Manager candidates. The interviews will take place during Executive Session. There is a possibility of action after council returns from Executive Session.
Oak Street Partial Closure
From Grover Street to College Street
Monday, June 1, 2020 through Friday, June 5
The City of Nelsonville announces that Oak Street will be closed from Grover Street to College Street, Monday, June 1, 2020 through Friday, June 5, 2020. The roadway will be closed each day from 7:00AM until 6:00PM.
The roadway is being closed for an R&R Pipeline gas line repair project, weather permitting. Please use an alternate route.
Virtual City Council Meeting Canceled
Due to Technical Difficulties (will be rescheduled)
The Virtual Nelsonville City Council Meeting scheduled for tonight Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 7:00 PM has been canceled due to technical difficulties. The meeting will be rescheduled once the technical difficulties are corrected.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.