"The First Georgia Marble City"

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The dumpster is here!  It was delivered Saturday afternoon and is already half filled.  Remember, if there is no room this weekend, we also have next weekend so have your trash ready.  Thank you to everyone for their patience!


The City of Nelson will be providing a dumpster for its citizens the last two weekends in April in order to celebrate Earth Day and Great American Clean-Up Month.  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 place as last year.  We are looking for volunteers to help man the dumpsters so if anyone is interested, please call or email City Hall.  Mark your calendars...
              **April 22-23 and April 29-30**

Things NOT allowed in the dumpster:
- antifreeze
- batteries
- oil
- paint
-refrigerator freon

Important Information:

The Work Session scheduled for Thursday, April 20, 2017 has been cancelled.



The Nelson City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for public comment in regards to the possibility of a Municipal Services Agreement (MSA), which would provide a contract for code enforcement, building and code administration, land use regulation, and related court services.  The public hearing will be held at City Hall located at 1985 Kennesaw Avenue, Nelson, Georgia.  Individuals with disabilities who require certain accommodations in order to allow them to observe and/or participate in this meeting, or who have questions regarding the accessibility of the meeting or the facilities are required to contact the ADA Coordinator at 770-735-2211 promptly to allow the City to make reasonable accommodations for those persons.


**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.


The city is aware of late night activity in the park area and has notified proper officials as a safety precaution.  The city will be taking steps to increase the security and safety of the community, including installing cameras and limiting use of the park after dark.  If you observe anything suspicious, please call 911 immediately so that the authorities can properly handle the situation.

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:

*NOTICE: City of Nelson's Cherokee County Side Residents will pay their 2016 City Property Taxes when Paying their Cherokee County Property Taxes to Cherokee County. This is due to a consolidating agreement between Cherokee County and the City of Nelson.  By doing so it reduces the paperwork, saves on cost and provides easier processing.

Next Council Meeting:

Regular City Council Meeting
May 1, 2017 at 7:00pm
Nelson City Hall
1985 Kennesaw Ave.
Nelson, GA 30151



 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.


Nelson, GA


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

Business Hours:
Monday  - Friday
   8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed 12:00 p.m to 1:00 p.m. for lunch

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




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
Monday, June 5, 2017
Monday, July 3, 2017
Monday, August 7, 2017
Monday, September 11, 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 20, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017

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