"The First Georgia Marble City"

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Happy Birthday Mr. James Queen!!!
Today is our Mayor Pro-tem and Councilmember birthday.  If you see him, wish him well and thank him for all of the work he puts into keeping Nelson a great place to live.


The Municipal Special Election for the City of Nelson has been cancelled.

Only one person qualified therefore they, by default, won the seat.

Mr. Nathan Hamby
on becoming 
the newest 
for the 
City of Nelson!


Just a reminder...
Parking on sidewalks is not allowed. We realize that this time of year means family and friends will be visiting but please pull the vehicles out of the way. This has been becoming a problem and creating safety problems for both drivers as well as those who walk. Children need to be able to safely travel to their bus stops. If this continues, we will be forced to take further action to rectify the problem.  Thank you all for your time and consideration.


Important Information:


Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 21-2-291, notice is hereby given that the City of Nelson Special Election scheduled for May 22, 2018 is cancelled.  The following candidates have qualified for office and are unopposed:

For City Council
Nathan Hamby

The above unopposed candidates shall be deemed to have voted for themselves.

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


*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.


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
April 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

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Monday, February 12, 2018
Monday, March 5, 2018
Monday, April 2, 2018
Monday, May 7, 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018
Monday, July 2, 2018
Monday, August 6, 2018
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Monday, October 1, 2018
Monday, November 12, 2018
Monday, December 3, 2018

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

(Work Sessions will be scheduled as needed.)