City of Nelsonville takes action to help mitigate COVID-19 case increases in state & region
Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in Athens County and Ohio, the City of Nelsonville is modifying City operations to mitigate the spread of the virus. The City will continue to conduct business as usual but the Nelsonville City building and complex will be closed to the public except by appointment or emergency, we ask that our residents contact us via telephone, or e-mail, to keep any exposure to a minimum. Nelsonville Public Safety departments will continue to provide services.
All City Services will continue to operate and care for the citizens of Nelsonville but are taking extra precautions to keep you AND them safe.
- Staff is regularly disinfecting all common gathering spaces, doors, counters, meeting rooms and City vehicles and practicing social distancing.
- Extra caution is being taken by emergency services when interacting with the public.
- Limiting or cancelling large City-Sponsored events, in order to maintain a limit of no more than ten (10) people.
- Requesting that all City Water/Sewer bills be paid by using our online bill paying service if possible, (click here for online bill pay). If not, bills can be paid by personal check, bank check or money order mailed to the City or by using our drop box located in the parking lot.
Additional measures will be taken as the situation develops. The City stands ready to continue to support the citizens of Nelsonville.
Fall Leaf Collection Ended for 2020
The City of Nelsonville announces that the fall leaf collection has been finished for 2020 due to mechanical problems with equipment. If you still have leaves that need picked up, they must be bagged and set out with your weekly trash for pick up.
Thank you for your understanding and assistance.
City Offices Closed
Wednesday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day
The City of Nelsonville Government Offices will be closed Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in observance of Veterans Day.
The City Offices will be re-open on Thursday November 12, 2020.
Trash Pickup Delayed for Church Street & Coker Lane
Until Wednesday, October 28
The City of Nelsonville announces Rumpke Waste and Recycling was unable to complete trash pickup for Church Street and Coker Lane today Tuesday, October 27, 2020. The missed areas will receive trash pickup service first thing Wednesday morning, October 28, 2020.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Fire Hydrant Inspections
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.
City Offices Closed: Columbus Day
Monday, October 12
The City of Nelsonville announces that all City offices will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2020 in observance of the Columbus Day Holiday. City offices will re-open for business on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 for regular business hours.
Have a safe holiday weekend!
Public Square Closed: Friday, September 11
For 9-11 Memorial Service
The Nelsonville Fire Department will be closing the Nelsonville Public Square on Friday, September 11, 2020 from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM for a 9-11 memorial service. The memorial service will start at 8:46 AM, the time American Airlines Flight 11, flew into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. Additional times will be commemorated at,
- 9:03 AM, When United Airlines Flight 175 flew into the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.
- 9:37 AM, When American Airlines Flight 77 flew into the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia.
- 10:03 AM, When United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Local emergency responders, along with the citizens they protect, will take time out of their work day to commemorate the terrorist attacks in New York City, and Washington, D.C., and the bravery of the passengers that went down with the plane in Shanksville, PA on September 11, 2001. The commemoration ceremonies will honor the 2,507 civilians, 72 law enforcement officers, 343 firefighters, 10 emergency medical workers, and 55 military service personnel who lost their lives, or gave their lives saving others. Many first responders are still fighting for their lives, and others are losing their lives, because of their response to Ground Zero. Each year we lose a few more.
Everyone is encouraged to take a few minutes and acknowledge the loss to the country and the victim’s families…mark the day, and remember… so that WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
Rumpke Waste & Recycling Pickup Delayed for
Pleasantview Ave. and the odd side of Fort Street
The City of Nelsonville announces Rumpke Waste and Recycling was unable to complete trash pickup for Pleasantview Avenue and the odd side of Fort Street today Thursday, September 10, 2020. The missed areas will receive trash pickup service first thing Friday morning, September 11, 2020.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Rumpke Trash Pickup Holiday Schedule
Collection times for trash pickup can vary around the holidays. Click the link below to download a PDF of Rumpke's holiday schedule. This is also always available under the Community main menu item.
City Offices Closed in Observance of Labor Day
Monday, September 7
The City of Nelsonville Government Offices will be closed Monday September 7, 2020 in observance of Labor Day.
The City Offices will be re-open on Tuesday September 8, 2020.