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City Hall will be closed every Wednesday 
November 1, 2017 
for training.


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Candidates participating in the upcoming November 7th election will have a chance to speak at this Thursday's Work Session starting at 7:00pm.




The City of Nelson will be providing a dumpster for residents only the last two weekends in October.  The dumpster will be located off of Blue Ridge Avenue in the parking lot where the old marble offices were located.  This is the same location as in April.  We are looking for volunteers to help man the dumpsters so if you are interested in helping out, please call or email City Hall.  Mark your calendars… 

October 21-22


October 28-29 

Things NOT allowed in the dumpster:

- antifreeze

- batteries

- oil

- paint

- refrigerator Freon

- tires

- mattresses


Election Information:
The election will take place on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Nelson City Hall from 7:00am to 7:00pm.
Advanced voting will be held Monday, October 16, 2017 through 
Friday, November 3, 2017
from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration Office.


Candidates for the November 7, 2017 City of Nelson General and Special Election


Michael Haviland

Sylvia Green

Council Seat (4 year term) - 2 seats available

James Queen

Chad Green

Edith Portillo

William McNiff 

Council Seat, Special Election (2 year term)

Lamar Kellett

Kelsey Riehl


The City of Nelson along with Pickens County is working on preparing for the next Joint Comprehensive Plan.  We are looking for residents of the City to serve as stakeholders during this process.  If you or someone you know many be interested, please call City Hall for more details.


Important Information:

*NOTICE: City of Nelson's Cherokee County Residents will pay their 2017 City Property Taxes when paying their Cherokee County Property Tax Bill to Cherokee County. This is due to a consolidation agreement between Cherokee County and the City of Nelson.  By doing so it reduces the paperwork, saves on cost and provides easier processing.



Notice is hereby given that on November 7, 2017, the Municipal General Election shall be held at the established voting precinct for the City of Nelson to fill the expired terms of Mayor and two City Council seats.  A Special Election shall be held on the same day to fill the unexpired term of the Honorable Tina Monaghan. (This is in reference to my Council seat, not my position as City Clerk/Manager.)

Qualifying for the Municipal General Election shall be held Monday, August 21, 2017 through Friday, August 25, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.  The office will be closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch.  Qualifying will be held at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration office located at 83 Pioneer Rd, Jasper, Georgia 30143.  The qualifying fee shall be $25.00.

The last day to register to vote in this election shall be October 10, 2017.  Those residents of the City of Nelson qualified to vote at such election shall be determined in all respects in accordance with the election laws of the State of Georgia.  Advanced Voting shall be held Monday, October 16, 2017 through Friday, November 3, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration office.  The Election Day Precinct will be open at Nelson City Hall from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  

This notice is given pursuant to an order of the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration.

Julianne Roberts, Supervisor
Pickens County Elections and Registration


**Attention all City of Nelson Sanitation Customers**
It is very important that everyone get their sanitation accounts paid up to date or service will be shut off.  After going through past due accounts last week it seems that too many people are falling dangerously behind.  The customers that pay monthly rather than quarterly are fine as long as the payments are coming in.  There are customers who are three or more months behind and this cannot go on.  The City of Nelson is proud to offer trash service to its citizens at a lower cost than any of the surrounding companies however we can do not do this for free.  Please call or come to City Hall with any questions or concerns.


What You Can do Before Severe Weather Strikes 

1. Develop a disaster plan for you and your family at home, work, school, and when outdoors. The American Red Cross offers planning tips and information on a putting together a disaster supplies kit at: 

2. Identify a safe place to take shelter. Information on how to build a Safe Room in your home or school is available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency at: 

3. Know the county/parish in which you live or visit – and in what part of that county you are located. The National Weather Service issues severe weather warnings on a county/parish basis, or for a portion of a county/parish. 

4. Keep a highway map nearby to follow storm movement from weather bulletins. 

5. Have a NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards receiver unit with a warning alarm tone and battery back-up to receive warning bulletins. 

6. National Weather Service (NWS) watches and warnings are also available on the Internet. Select your local NWS office at: …or go to the to the NWS Home Page at 

7. Listen to commercial radio or television/cable TV for weather information. 

8. Check the weather forecast before leaving for extended periods outdoors. Watch for signs of approaching storms. 

9. If severe weather threatens, check on people who are elderly, very young, or physically or mentally disabled. Don’t forget about pets and farm animals. 

(For more helpful hints like this and additional information regarding severe weather safety tips please use the following link:


 Our staff is available during regular business hours to assist the public with applications for business license, code enforcement, municipal court, sanitation account establishment, payments, zoning, and all other items of business to be conducted with the City of Nelson.


City Hall Is Located At:
1985 Kennesaw Ave.  Nelson, Georgia  30151

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 100  Nelson, Georgia  30151

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday
   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Noon - 1:00 p.m. for lunch (Time may vary)

Phone Number: 770-735-2211
Fax Number: 770-735-3957

Next Council Meeting:

City Council Work Session Meeting
October 19, 2017 at 7:00pm
Nelson City Hall
1985 Kennesaw Ave.
Nelson, GA 30151





Mission Statement
    To Partner With Our Community To Deliver Services, Preserve,
Protect And Enhance The Quality Of Life And Plan For The Future.

Our Leadership Team is committed to be fiscally responsible; to work in tandem with both Cherokee and Pickens Counties and neighboring governments; and always demonstrate integrity and respect in carrying out our shared responsibilities. We will strive to behave in a manner that reflects the above values with being accountable to our Citizens whom we serve and to each other in promoting a team spirit for the betterment of our City.

Nelson City Council Meeting Dates

Monday, January 2, 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
Monday, May 1, 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Monday, July 3, 2017
Monday, August 7, 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Monday, October 2, 2017
Monday, November 6, 2017
Monday, December 4, 2017

**All meetings start at 7 pm.**
**Dates subject to change.**

Nelson City Council Work Session Dates

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017

**All meetings start at 7 pm.**
**Dates subject to change.**