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Cherokee County Schools are dismissing early. Pickens County Schools are already closed. Stay safe!!!


We are out diligently working on the streets as this is being posted. Stay safe and we will get to your street as soon as we can.


If you are looking for something to do this Saturday, December 9, 2017, Pilgrim Baptist Church is having a Nelson Family Christmas program starting at 4:30pm. There will be Christmas music, food and refreshments, and gift bags for the children. Seating is limited. This is a great chance to get in the holiday spirit and meet your neighbors.


City Hall will be closed next week (December 11-15) due to training.  Please feel free to drop payments off in the drop box which is under 24/7 camera surveillance.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.


n Receives Municipal Reve
nue Admin
istration Certificate 

ATLANTA – Nelson City Clerk Tina Monaghan received a Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA). The certificate was presented on Nov. 1.

GMA’s Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate program is designed to strengthen the understanding of city managers, city clerks, finance officers, customer service staff, elected officials and other city employees on different municipal revenue sources and applicable laws of the administration and collection process. In order to receive the certificate, recipients must complete all six program courses: Ad Valorem Tax 101, Delinquent Tax Collection, Governmental Fund Revenue Sources 101, Occupation Tax and Regulatory Fees, Alcohol Excise Tax and License Fees and Customer Service & Best Practices. 

“We are proud to have members like Tina, who commit to strengthening their understanding in a wide-range of general fund revenue sources and professionalism in customer service,” said GMA Interim Executive Director Bill Thornton.

Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and consulting services to its 521 member cities. 


Tax bills for the Pickens County side of the City have been mailed.  They are due January 1, 2018.
Tax bills for the Cherokee County side of the City were included on the County bill.


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


Sylvia Green

Council Seat (4 year term) - 2 seats available

James Queen

Chad Green 

Council Seat, Special Election (2 year term)

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.


**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 Meeting
January 2, 2018 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, 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

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