NELSON, GEORGIA

"The First Georgia Marble City"


JUST A REMINDER-

THE CITY OF NELSON


WILL BE CLOSED


MONDAY JAN. 18


IN OBSERVANCE OF MARTIN 


LUTHER KING DAY.



Hello All;

It has been a while since I have sent out an email update.  Nothing too much to report, the Covid-19 has had us learning new ways to serve the community and remain as safe as we can. No new scams to report, just the same old ones.  Please remember that legitimate businesses will NEVER ask you to buy gift cards to pay bills with.  The social security office will not call and let you know that they took warrants.  You all know the drill. The main reason I am sending this email is to let you know of something pretty cool.  I’m sure you are all familiar with the Holiday Lights at Hobgood Park.  This walk through display helps benefit the Anna Crawford Children’s Center.  Well, the Anna Crawford Children’s Center is having a Holiday Lights Home contest…that’s right, a contest that helps benefit the children.

Here is the web site with all the details: https://www.holidaylightsathome.com/

So channel your inner Clark Griswald and get planning your display.  I know there are some really creative folks out there.

Thanks and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday

Lt. David Simmons

Cherokee County Sheriffs Dept.

 

 




NEW CHILDRENS BOOKS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO OUR LITTLE FREE LIBRARY OUTSIDE OF CITY HALL






Hello Nelson Residents:

The Following is a message Mayor Sylvia Green

 This evening with the approval of the City Council, I have declared a State of Emergency in Nelson in response to the escalating health risks from COVID-19 and have issued a “Shelter in Place Order”.  It will begin at midnight tonight 3/27/2020 and initially be in effect for 14 days with a possible extension, as Governor Kemp has already extended School Closure for the state of Georgia through April 24th, 2020.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Seeing the rise of COVID-19 cases across Georgia has given the Council and I concern about the health risks and safety of the people in our community.  The Shelter in Place action is being taken by the City concurrently with both Pickens and Cherokee County and other Cities in both Counties, as well as, other nearby counties. Hopefully region.  We believe this Shelter in Place this will be effective in lowering the number of coronavirus cases in our Emergency Order will request and encourage people to stay at home, as it is the right thing to do. I am personally committed to each one of you. I have been on calls with other Georgia Mayors and County officials, as well as, Doctors from the CDC to get updates and best practices to be taken to safeguard our community. 

Some may ask, what is a Shelter in Place Order?  It is simply a “Stay at Home Order”. For most of you this means no change, because many of you have already taken the appropriate steps.  Simply stay at home unless you need to leave your home for work or essential services.  Essential Services:  Medical treatment, pharmacy needs, groceries, gas, care for a family member, etc.  We
have checked on some of our elderly to ensure they have food and the medicine
they need.  If you know of anyone in need of assistance, please reach out to the City Hall (770) 735-2211. We will be checking our voicemails daily.
Nelson is more of a “residential” community, a unique town
made up of Family’s and a few businesses. Fortunately, our business will be
allowed to remain open if they choose, following the National guidelines that employees maintain the 6 ft. distance requirements between all customers /
employees etc.
I know some of you will have questions, please feel free to
reach out to myself and our City Clerk Kelsey Riehl by calling the City Hall or
emailing the City Hall.  In the coming days, Kelsey and I will be updating our City website and Facebook page with any new information we have.

 Mayor, Sylvia Green




AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE AND TO
REDUCE THE HEALTH RISK TO OUR STAFF, EMPLOYEES, CITIZENS AND VISITORS DUE TO THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS, THE CITY OF NELSON HAS DECIDED TO CLOSE CITY HALL TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO UPDATE OUR CITY WEBSITE WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION.

THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER, IF YOU KNOW OF AN ELDERLY PERSON OR SHUT IN THAT IS IN NEED DURING THIS TIME, PLEASE REACH OUT TO MYSELF; SYLVIA GREEN OR THE CITY HALL.

THE CITY WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE AS
USUAL AND STAFF WILL BE AVAILABLE BY PHONE 770-735-2211 AND EMAIL NELSONCITYCLERK@ELLIJAY.COM
TRASH AND PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS CAN BE
MADE ONLINE AT NELSONPAY.COM, THROUGH OUR WEBSITE, http://www.nelsongeorgia.com/,OR LEFT IN THE DROPBOX AT CITY
HALL.
City leadership will continue to
evaluate information received from Cherokee County, the State of Georgia, the
CDC, and the Georgia Municipal Association and will modify or eliminate the
above measures as the situation dictates.
SHOULD YOU REQUIRE IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE
AND CANNOT REACH US AT CITY HALL YOU CAN REACH KELSEY AT 678-592-5918 OR MAYOR
SYLVIA GREEN AT 678-215-5137
IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL
911

THANK YOU




We would like recommendations for movies for our "Movies in the Park" events. Please visit the website for Swank and let us know.





Should you have an urgent City Hall matter please contact:

Mayor Sylvia Green - 678/215-5137
Mayor Pro Tem James Queen 770/331-7892


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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.

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CITY OBSERVED HOLIDAYS 2020-2021

NEW YEAR’S DAY                                       JAN. 1

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY                  JAN. 18, 2021

MEMORIAL DAY                                          MAY 31, 2021

INDEPENDENCE DAY                                  JULY 5, 2021       

***RECOGNIZED ON MONDAY, JULY 5, SINCE JULY 4 IS A SUNDAY***

LABOR DAY                                                 SEPT. 6, 2021

VETERAN’S DAY                                         NOV. 11, 2021

THANKSGIVING DAY                                   NOV. 25, 2021

CHRISTMAS EVE                                         DEC. 24

CHRISTMAS DAY                                        DEC. 25

Important Information:




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*NOTICE: City of Nelson's Cherokee County Residents will pay their 2020 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.


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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: http://www.redcross.org 

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: http://www.fema.gov/hazard/tornado/to_saferoom.shtm 

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: http://www.weather.gov/organization.php …or go to the to the NWS Home Page at http://www.nws.noaa.gov 

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: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/Image/mkx/pdf/handouts/weather-safety-tips.pdf)


































 
         
 










 
 
 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:
9am - 4pm Monday thru Friday 
(Excluding Holidays)

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


Next Council Meeting:

City Council Meeting  
Feb. 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Nelson City Hall
1985 Kennesaw Ave.
Nelson, GA 30151









Nelson

 
 





Nelson’s 
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 11, 2021 **CANCELLED
Monday, February 1, 2021
Monday, March 1, 2021
Monday, April 5, 2021
Monday, May 3, 2021
Monday, June 7, 2021
Monday, July 12, 2021
Monday, August 2, 2021
Monday, September 13, 2021
Monday, October 4, 2021
Monday, November 8, 2021
Monday, December 6, 2021

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

(Work Sessions will be scheduled as needed.)





CITY OF NELSON

COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

FEBRUARY, 2021 @ 7:00 P.M.