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  • City Offices CLOSED in Observance of Memorial Day

    Monday, May 30, 2022

    The City of Nelsonville announces that all City offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. City offices will re-open for business on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, for regular business hours.


  • Aquatic Center Rates for 2022 Now Available

    Opening date is yet to be determined.

    The City of Nelsonville has established the 2022 admission rates for the City’s Aquatic Center.

    Please see our Aquatic Center page, found under the More main menu item for the updated rates.

    For additional information about purchasing season passes please call the Nelsonville Aquatics Center at (740) 753-7003. The 2022 Nelsonville Aquatic Center opening date is yet to be determined and will be based on the completion of structural repairs being conducted to the pool May 23 – 27, 2022.


  • Baseball Field to be Dedicated as Hope Woodson Field

    image of field being dedicated as Hope Woodson Field

    Sunday, June 5 at 12:00 pm

    The City of Nelsonville will dedicate baseball field #2 at Nelsonville City Park as Hope Woodson Field on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at 12:00pm.

    The field is being named in the honor of Mr. Hope Woodson for his dedication to Nelsonville youth athletics. Community Members are invited to attend this ceremony honoring Mr. Woodson.


  • City seeks applications for City Council

    city council open seats image

    The City of Nelsonville is seeking applications for the position of City Council member as soon as possible. To be considered for the City Council, the applicant must be a qualified elector who has been continuously a resident and a qualified elector of the City of one (1) year next prior to their election, and who is not the occupant of an incompatible office, shall be eligible to serve as a member of City Council. Each member of Council shall continue to be a resident and qualified elector of the City throughout their term of office, failing which Council shall remove them from office.

    To apply for the position of City Council member please submit letters of interest to citymanager@cityofnelsonville.com and councilclerk@cityofnelsonville.com as soon as possible.


  • City Seeks Community Support for Dog Park

    Nelsonville area dogs rally outside City Hall to raise community support for a Nelsonville Dog Park.

    Humorous picture of dogs outside of City Hall rallying for a Dog Park

    We are working and planning for funding for the Nelsonville Dog Park. Grants are available to help build the park, but we need your help. Most grants want to see that the local community is supportive of the park. This is where your help is needed. Go to the Nelsonville Dog Park Facebook Page, (@nelsonvilledogpark) or webpage, (www.nelsonvilledogpark.com) and post a comment, picture or video of your dog and tell us why our community needs a dog park. Make your posts artistic or straight forward from the heart. Tell us about your dog(s) and why they would like a dog park.

    Thank you to the Nelsonville Community for their support and comments!


  • Historical Marker Committee

    The City of Nelsonville is pleased to announce the creation of the City of Nelsonville Historical Marker Committee. Previous Code Officer Becky Barber engaged volunteers interested in Nelsonville history as a committee to research and apply for historical markers communicating Nelsonville's rich heritage.

    The first application was submitted May 1, 2022 to the Ohio History Connection to honor Nelsonville native Elias McClelland Poston who established the first alternating current generator west of the Alleghenies in 1888 to light homes on East Columbus Street.

    The review process could take up to a year for the downtown Nelsonville marker. Committee members are Lorinda LeClain, Betty Jo Parsley, John Hartley, Linda Westfall, Mary K. Walsh and Scott Frank. The committee welcomes suggestions for future applications.


  • Community Yard Sale Postponed

    Will Reschedule for a Future Date

    The Nelsonville Recreation Youth Baseball and Softball league has postponed the Community Yard Sale scheduled for today Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Nelsonville City Park due to forecasted rain and severe weather.

    The Community Yard Sale will be rescheduled on a future date. Please watch for updates on the new date.

    Any questions please call Rudy Schultz at (740) 603-4716.


  • City Offices CLOSED

    Friday, April 15th in Observance of Easter Holiday

    The City of Nelsonville announces that all City offices will be closed on Friday, April 15, 2022, in observance of the Easter Holiday. City offices will re-open for business on the Monday, April 18, 2022, for regular business hours.


  • Tunnels to Towers Foundation 5K Walk & Run

    Scheduled for Sunday, May 1st

    The City of Nelsonville would like to make the public aware of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation 5K run and walk route. The 5K is scheduled for Sunday, May 1, 2022. A video of the route can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/XfpW3dlwbT0.

    Please avoid these areas and use an alternate route.

    Map of the route for the Tunnels to Towers 5k walk & run race


  • City seeks applications for Board of Zoning Appeals

    The City of Nelsonville is seeking applications for the City’s Board of Zoning Appeals. To be considered for the Board, the applicant must be an elector of the City of Nelsonville. The Board of Zoning Appeals shall consist of five (5) members serving overlapping terms of five (5) years each.

    city board of zonign appeals graphic showing a home on a map

    The Board of Zoning Appeals shall hear and determine applications for variances from the provisions of any zoning ordinances and resolutions, in harmony with the intent and purposes of any zoning ordinances and resolutions and in accordance with procedures provided by the Nelsonville City Charter. The Board of Zoning Appeals shall also hear and determine appeals from any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the administrative department or administrative officer who is in charge of the enforcement and application of any zoning ordinances and resolutions. The Board shall have such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as provided by ordinance or resolution.

    To apply for a position on the City’s Board of Zoning Appeals please submit letters of interest to administration@cityofnelsonville.com.


  • City Offices CLOSED in Observance of Memorial Day

    Monday, May 30, 2022

    The City of Nelsonville announces that all City offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. City offices will re-open for business on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, for regular business hours.


  • Aquatic Center Rates for 2022 Now Available

    Opening date is yet to be determined.

    The City of Nelsonville has established the 2022 admission rates for the City’s Aquatic Center.

    Please see our Aquatic Center page, found under the More main menu item for the updated rates.

    For additional information about purchasing season passes please call the Nelsonville Aquatics Center at (740) 753-7003. The 2022 Nelsonville Aquatic Center opening date is yet to be determined and will be based on the completion of structural repairs being conducted to the pool May 23 – 27, 2022.


  • Baseball Field to be Dedicated as Hope Woodson Field

    image of field being dedicated as Hope Woodson Field

    Sunday, June 5 at 12:00 pm

    The City of Nelsonville will dedicate baseball field #2 at Nelsonville City Park as Hope Woodson Field on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at 12:00pm.

    The field is being named in the honor of Mr. Hope Woodson for his dedication to Nelsonville youth athletics. Community Members are invited to attend this ceremony honoring Mr. Woodson.


  • City seeks applications for City Council

    city council open seats image

    The City of Nelsonville is seeking applications for the position of City Council member as soon as possible. To be considered for the City Council, the applicant must be a qualified elector who has been continuously a resident and a qualified elector of the City of one (1) year next prior to their election, and who is not the occupant of an incompatible office, shall be eligible to serve as a member of City Council. Each member of Council shall continue to be a resident and qualified elector of the City throughout their term of office, failing which Council shall remove them from office.

    To apply for the position of City Council member please submit letters of interest to citymanager@cityofnelsonville.com and councilclerk@cityofnelsonville.com as soon as possible.


  • City Seeks Community Support for Dog Park

    Nelsonville area dogs rally outside City Hall to raise community support for a Nelsonville Dog Park.

    Humorous picture of dogs outside of City Hall rallying for a Dog Park

    We are working and planning for funding for the Nelsonville Dog Park. Grants are available to help build the park, but we need your help. Most grants want to see that the local community is supportive of the park. This is where your help is needed. Go to the Nelsonville Dog Park Facebook Page, (@nelsonvilledogpark) or webpage, (www.nelsonvilledogpark.com) and post a comment, picture or video of your dog and tell us why our community needs a dog park. Make your posts artistic or straight forward from the heart. Tell us about your dog(s) and why they would like a dog park.

    Thank you to the Nelsonville Community for their support and comments!


  • Historical Marker Committee

    The City of Nelsonville is pleased to announce the creation of the City of Nelsonville Historical Marker Committee. Previous Code Officer Becky Barber engaged volunteers interested in Nelsonville history as a committee to research and apply for historical markers communicating Nelsonville's rich heritage.

    The first application was submitted May 1, 2022 to the Ohio History Connection to honor Nelsonville native Elias McClelland Poston who established the first alternating current generator west of the Alleghenies in 1888 to light homes on East Columbus Street.

    The review process could take up to a year for the downtown Nelsonville marker. Committee members are Lorinda LeClain, Betty Jo Parsley, John Hartley, Linda Westfall, Mary K. Walsh and Scott Frank. The committee welcomes suggestions for future applications.


  • Community Yard Sale Postponed

    Will Reschedule for a Future Date

    The Nelsonville Recreation Youth Baseball and Softball league has postponed the Community Yard Sale scheduled for today Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Nelsonville City Park due to forecasted rain and severe weather.

    The Community Yard Sale will be rescheduled on a future date. Please watch for updates on the new date.

    Any questions please call Rudy Schultz at (740) 603-4716.


  • City Offices CLOSED

    Friday, April 15th in Observance of Easter Holiday

    The City of Nelsonville announces that all City offices will be closed on Friday, April 15, 2022, in observance of the Easter Holiday. City offices will re-open for business on the Monday, April 18, 2022, for regular business hours.


  • Tunnels to Towers Foundation 5K Walk & Run

    Scheduled for Sunday, May 1st

    The City of Nelsonville would like to make the public aware of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation 5K run and walk route. The 5K is scheduled for Sunday, May 1, 2022. A video of the route can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/XfpW3dlwbT0.

    Please avoid these areas and use an alternate route.

    Map of the route for the Tunnels to Towers 5k walk & run race


  • City seeks applications for Board of Zoning Appeals

    The City of Nelsonville is seeking applications for the City’s Board of Zoning Appeals. To be considered for the Board, the applicant must be an elector of the City of Nelsonville. The Board of Zoning Appeals shall consist of five (5) members serving overlapping terms of five (5) years each.

    city board of zonign appeals graphic showing a home on a map

    The Board of Zoning Appeals shall hear and determine applications for variances from the provisions of any zoning ordinances and resolutions, in harmony with the intent and purposes of any zoning ordinances and resolutions and in accordance with procedures provided by the Nelsonville City Charter. The Board of Zoning Appeals shall also hear and determine appeals from any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the administrative department or administrative officer who is in charge of the enforcement and application of any zoning ordinances and resolutions. The Board shall have such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as provided by ordinance or resolution.

    To apply for a position on the City’s Board of Zoning Appeals please submit letters of interest to administration@cityofnelsonville.com.


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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

2021 Water Consumer
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