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  • City Council Special Meeting

    Monday, January 30 at 7:00 pm

    The Nelsonville City Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, January 30, 2023, at 7:00 PM, at City Hall. The purpose of the meeting is,

    • To discuss and vote on the hiring of Nathan bail to the position of Police Officer.
    • To discuss and vote on the possible appointment of a temporary city manager.

    Citizens comments may be made in person or Emailed to nelsonvillecity@gmail.com by 1PM, Monday, January 30, 2023. The meeting may be streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/bhv6bp4u. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.


  • Open Civil Service Commission Positions

    The Municipal Civil Service Commission of the City of Nelsonville has two (2) open positions available.

    civil service commission graphic
    • The Commission is composed of three (3) persons who are appointed by council.
    • The commission serves in the manner provided for in Section 124.40 of the Ohio Revised Code and rules and regulations of the Nelsonville Municipal Civil Service Commission relative to civil service in the City of Nelsonville.
    • For a term of one (1) year.
    • The commission meets on an as needed basis.

    To apply for the positions on the City of Nelsonville Municipal Civil Service Commission please submit letters of interest to tdunfee@cityofnelsonville.com or councilclerk@cityofnelsonville.com as soon as possible.


  • City Council Meeting Recording

    From Monday, January 23rd, 2023

    The City of Nelsonville City Council held a regular meeting Monday, January 23rd, 2023, at 7PM.

    The meeting was streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/bhv6bp4u, and the recording is available below:


  • City Council Regular Meeting

    Monday, January 23 at 7:00 pm

    The Nelsonville City Council will hold a regular Council meeting on Monday, January 23, 2023, at 7:00PM in Council Chambers at City Hall.

    View the agenda for Monday, January 23, 2023.

    Citizens comments and business and organizational comments may be made in person or Emailed to nelsonvillecity@gmail.com by 1PM, Monday, January 23, 2023. The meeting may be streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/bhv6bp4u. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.


  • Road Closure Notice

    Chestnut Street, from DeSteiguer Street to Harper Street
    Monday, January 23 - Wednesday, January 25

    The City of Nelsonville announces that Chestnut Street from DeSteiguer Street to Harper Street will be closed to traffic and no parking will be permitted from Monday, January 23, 2023, through Wednesday, January 2, 2023. The roadway is being closed to repair a sink in the roadway. Please avoid this area and use an alternate route.


  • Nelsonville Receives Auditor of State Award

    Auditor of State Keith Faber is pleased to announce that the City of Nelsonville has received the Auditor of State Award for their 2021 clean audit report.

    The Auditor’s office presents the Auditor of State Award to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report:

    The entity must file financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office by the statutory due date, without extension, in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles;

    The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weakness, significant deficiencies, Uniform Guidance (Single Audit) findings or questioned costs;

    The entity’s management letter contains no comment related to:

    • Ethics referrals
    • Questioned costs less than the threshold per the Uniform Guidance
    • Lack of timely annual financial report submission
    • Bank reconciliation issues
    • Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit in accordance with Uniform Guidance
    • Findings for recovery less than $500
    • Public meetings or public records issues
    • The entity has no other financial or other concerns

    Nelsonville City Auditor, Taylor Sappington, released the following statement. "After an immense amount of scrutiny, we have earned this sought-after recognition thanks to our excellent 2021 Audit. The City's first such award in almost a decade. I put transparency, honesty, and clean audits at the top of my priority list on day one and I am so proud of the hard work from my staff and employees around City Hall to make it happen. Lastly, it shows that good honest work can be recognized even in today's divisive environment, and I thank the Auditor of State for acknowledging City Hall's efforts even in the midst of our head-to-head campaign, last fall. Now to continue the work, improve, and give the service that our Nelsonville deserves."


  • Seeking Applicants for City Manager

    The City of Nelsonville is seeking people interested in filling the open position of City Manager. Nelsonville is a community in rural Athens County, Ohio with a population of 5,100, and is seeking people interested in filling the open position of City Manager. The City Manager is the chief executive and administrative officer of the city and is responsible to the City Council for the administration of all City affairs placed in his charge.

    Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in public or business administration with a master’s degree preferred; and 5 years of progressively responsible public management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Because a high level of personal integrity and professional ethics is essential, a comprehensive background investigation will be conducted.

    Compensation: Salary for the position is $52,000.00 / $75,000.00. In addition, Nelsonville offers an excellent fringe benefit package.

    Application Procedure: All interested candidates should apply by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, references, and salary history can be mailed to or dropped off at the Nelsonville City Auditors Office, 211 Lake Hope Drive, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, and must be submitted by February 2, 2023.

    * 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.


  • City Council Special Meeting Recording

    From Wednesday, January 19th, 2023

    The Nelsonville City Council held a special meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2022, at 7:00 PM, at City Hall. The purpose of the meeting was,

    • To discuss and vote on the appointment of an acting City Manager and Police Chief
    • To discuss and vote on the possible hiring of a police department clerk.


  • Nelsonville Dog Park Board Meeting

    Thursday, January 19 at 6:00 pm

    The Nelsonville Dog Park Board will hold a meeting on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 6:00PM, at City Hall. The meeting is being held to discuss,

    • Grants and fundraising
    • Local partnerships
    • Dog park design
    • Dog park rules

    Citizens comments may be made in person or Emailed to nelsonvillecity@gmail.com by 1PM, Thursday, January 19, 2023. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.


  • Road Closure Notice

    Myers Street, from Farrow to Monroe Street

    Mondays through Fridays until Further Notice, Open on Weekends

    The City of Nelsonville announces that Myers Street will be closed from Farrow Street to Monroe Street Mondays through Fridays, starting Wednesday, January 18, 2023, until further notice. The roadway will be open to traffic on the weekends. The roadway is being closed for a sewer line replacement project. Please keep clear of this area and use an alternate route.


  • City Council Special Meeting

    Monday, January 30 at 7:00 pm

    The Nelsonville City Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, January 30, 2023, at 7:00 PM, at City Hall. The purpose of the meeting is,

    • To discuss and vote on the hiring of Nathan bail to the position of Police Officer.
    • To discuss and vote on the possible appointment of a temporary city manager.

    Citizens comments may be made in person or Emailed to nelsonvillecity@gmail.com by 1PM, Monday, January 30, 2023. The meeting may be streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/bhv6bp4u. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.


  • Open Civil Service Commission Positions

    The Municipal Civil Service Commission of the City of Nelsonville has two (2) open positions available.

    civil service commission graphic
    • The Commission is composed of three (3) persons who are appointed by council.
    • The commission serves in the manner provided for in Section 124.40 of the Ohio Revised Code and rules and regulations of the Nelsonville Municipal Civil Service Commission relative to civil service in the City of Nelsonville.
    • For a term of one (1) year.
    • The commission meets on an as needed basis.

    To apply for the positions on the City of Nelsonville Municipal Civil Service Commission please submit letters of interest to tdunfee@cityofnelsonville.com or councilclerk@cityofnelsonville.com as soon as possible.


  • City Council Meeting Recording

    From Monday, January 23rd, 2023

    The City of Nelsonville City Council held a regular meeting Monday, January 23rd, 2023, at 7PM.

    The meeting was streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/bhv6bp4u, and the recording is available below:


  • City Council Regular Meeting

    Monday, January 23 at 7:00 pm

    The Nelsonville City Council will hold a regular Council meeting on Monday, January 23, 2023, at 7:00PM in Council Chambers at City Hall.

    View the agenda for Monday, January 23, 2023.

    Citizens comments and business and organizational comments may be made in person or Emailed to nelsonvillecity@gmail.com by 1PM, Monday, January 23, 2023. The meeting may be streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/bhv6bp4u. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.


  • Road Closure Notice

    Chestnut Street, from DeSteiguer Street to Harper Street
    Monday, January 23 - Wednesday, January 25

    The City of Nelsonville announces that Chestnut Street from DeSteiguer Street to Harper Street will be closed to traffic and no parking will be permitted from Monday, January 23, 2023, through Wednesday, January 2, 2023. The roadway is being closed to repair a sink in the roadway. Please avoid this area and use an alternate route.


  • Nelsonville Receives Auditor of State Award

    Auditor of State Keith Faber is pleased to announce that the City of Nelsonville has received the Auditor of State Award for their 2021 clean audit report.

    The Auditor’s office presents the Auditor of State Award to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report:

    The entity must file financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office by the statutory due date, without extension, in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles;

    The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weakness, significant deficiencies, Uniform Guidance (Single Audit) findings or questioned costs;

    The entity’s management letter contains no comment related to:

    • Ethics referrals
    • Questioned costs less than the threshold per the Uniform Guidance
    • Lack of timely annual financial report submission
    • Bank reconciliation issues
    • Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit in accordance with Uniform Guidance
    • Findings for recovery less than $500
    • Public meetings or public records issues
    • The entity has no other financial or other concerns

    Nelsonville City Auditor, Taylor Sappington, released the following statement. "After an immense amount of scrutiny, we have earned this sought-after recognition thanks to our excellent 2021 Audit. The City's first such award in almost a decade. I put transparency, honesty, and clean audits at the top of my priority list on day one and I am so proud of the hard work from my staff and employees around City Hall to make it happen. Lastly, it shows that good honest work can be recognized even in today's divisive environment, and I thank the Auditor of State for acknowledging City Hall's efforts even in the midst of our head-to-head campaign, last fall. Now to continue the work, improve, and give the service that our Nelsonville deserves."


  • Seeking Applicants for City Manager

    The City of Nelsonville is seeking people interested in filling the open position of City Manager. Nelsonville is a community in rural Athens County, Ohio with a population of 5,100, and is seeking people interested in filling the open position of City Manager. The City Manager is the chief executive and administrative officer of the city and is responsible to the City Council for the administration of all City affairs placed in his charge.

    Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in public or business administration with a master’s degree preferred; and 5 years of progressively responsible public management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Because a high level of personal integrity and professional ethics is essential, a comprehensive background investigation will be conducted.

    Compensation: Salary for the position is $52,000.00 / $75,000.00. In addition, Nelsonville offers an excellent fringe benefit package.

    Application Procedure: All interested candidates should apply by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, references, and salary history can be mailed to or dropped off at the Nelsonville City Auditors Office, 211 Lake Hope Drive, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, and must be submitted by February 2, 2023.

    * 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.


  • City Council Special Meeting Recording

    From Wednesday, January 19th, 2023

    The Nelsonville City Council held a special meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2022, at 7:00 PM, at City Hall. The purpose of the meeting was,

    • To discuss and vote on the appointment of an acting City Manager and Police Chief
    • To discuss and vote on the possible hiring of a police department clerk.


  • Nelsonville Dog Park Board Meeting

    Thursday, January 19 at 6:00 pm

    The Nelsonville Dog Park Board will hold a meeting on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 6:00PM, at City Hall. The meeting is being held to discuss,

    • Grants and fundraising
    • Local partnerships
    • Dog park design
    • Dog park rules

    Citizens comments may be made in person or Emailed to nelsonvillecity@gmail.com by 1PM, Thursday, January 19, 2023. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.


  • Road Closure Notice

    Myers Street, from Farrow to Monroe Street

    Mondays through Fridays until Further Notice, Open on Weekends

    The City of Nelsonville announces that Myers Street will be closed from Farrow Street to Monroe Street Mondays through Fridays, starting Wednesday, January 18, 2023, until further notice. The roadway will be open to traffic on the weekends. The roadway is being closed for a sewer line replacement project. Please keep clear of this area and use an alternate route.


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Important City Phone Numbers

  • Office: 753.1314
  • Police & Fire Emergency: 9 1 1
  • Police Non-Emergency:
    753.1922 or 753.1736
  • Fire Non-Emergency: 753.1244