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Please note, the Nelson City Council meeting has been changed to February 11, 2019 at 7:00

Should you have an urgent City Hall matter please contact:

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


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:


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

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

Next Council Meeting:

City Council Meeting 
February 11th, 2019 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 7, 2019
Monday, February 11, 2019
Monday, March 4, 2019
Monday, April 1, 2019
Monday, May 6, 2019
Monday, June 3, 2019
Monday, July 1, 2019
Monday, August 5, 2019
Monday, September 2, 2019
Monday, October 7, 2019
Monday, November 4, 2019
Monday, December 2, 2019

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

(Work Sessions will be scheduled as needed.)




Monday February 11th, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.

Nelson City Hall


1.  Call to Order


2.  Invocation


3.  Pledge of Allegiance


4.  Agenda Approval 


5.  Approval of Minutes

                a. January 7, 2019 Council Meeting Minutes


6.  Department Reports

                a. Mayor (Sylvia Green)

                b. Police Report (Lt. David Simmons, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Dept.)


7.  Executive Session


8.  Unfinished Business

a. Pickens County Tax Update

b. Discuss and vote on how to handle property taxes on the parcels that “fell off” the registry

c. Discuss the Municipal Services Agreement with the Cherokee County Marshall’s Office

d. Update on 24 Spring Street


9.  New Business

a. Discuss and vote on qualifying fees for 2019 (currently $25)

b. Discuss and vote on donating the Police Tahoe and Police Safes to Pickens County                  c. Discuss adding a new city ordinance pertaining to being a responsible pet owner

d. Discuss and vote to add a doorway between the office area and marble museum

e. Discuss and vote on preliminary CIP amendment. Presentation by Mike Haviland.



10.  Public Appearance


11.  Adjourn