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Education
Lawrence/Nelson Grade School - Lawrence, NE - (402) 756-7013
Lawrence/Nelson Jr-Sr High School - Nelson, NE - (402) 225-3371

Health Care
Nelson Dental Clinic (402) 225-2828
Nelson Family Medical Center (402) 225-2375 or (402) 879-4781 (Superior)
Spouse Abuse/Sexual Assault/Crisis Center (402) 463-4677

Emergency Services
Nelson Volunteer Fire Department has approximately 35 members, 9 EMT's and eight members from Oak community. Nelson Volunteer Fire Department is governed by the Nelson City Council and Oak Department is governed by the Nelson Rural Fire Board. Oak Fire Department merged with the Nelson Rural Fire Protection District. For more information, contact the Nelson Volunteer Fire Department at (402) 225-2831.

Utilities
Phone: Wind Stream (888) 284-7135 / Verizon / US Cellular / Viaero
Gas: Source Gas (800) 563-0012
Cable: Zito Media (800) ENJOYTV or (800) 365-6988
Internet: Superior Inet (402) 224-8125 / Hughes Net (855) 663-0185
Rural Electric: South Central Public Power District (402) 225-2351
Electric: City of Nelson (402) 225-4401
Water: City of Nelson (402) 225-4401
Sewer: City of Nelson (402) 225-4401
Trash: City of Nelson (402) 225-4401

Churches
Nelson Community United Church of Christ (402) 225-2421
Church of Christ (402) 225-3027
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (402) 225-3011
Salem Lutheran Church (402) 225-4207
Stillwater Fellowship Church (402) 756-2969

Government
The City of Nelson is a second class city by ordinance, not population. The city is governed by a mayor and city council member at large. Mayor is elected to a four year term and city council is elected to a four year term that is staggered every two years.

Fair Housing Rights in Nelson
The City of Nelson is a supporter of Fair Housing and supports Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of dwelling based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or familial status.  Title VIII also set forth the enforcement mechanisms enabling U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development attorneys to bring action before administrative law judges on behalf of victims of housing discrimination; and slowing the Department of Justice to bring suit on behalf of victims in Federal district courts.  Furthermore, the City supports the elimination of unlawful discriminatory practices within its jurisdiction boundaries. 

For further information regarding Fair Housing please reference these additional Fair Housing web sites:

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/FHLaws/yourrights

Library
The Nelson Public Library, organized in 1939, has the following items available for public use: computers/internet, copy machine, and microfilm reader/printer. Summer reading is available for children in June and July. Library hours are: Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon. For more information, call (402) 225-7111.

Community Club
Nelson Community Club acts as the Chamber of Commerce for the community. Community club membership is any person, family, or organization residing in Nelson and the surrounding area or operating a business in the community. The board of directors consists of 12 members, each serving three-year terms. Activities supported by the Nelson Community Club include: pancake feed, variety show, NCIP, high school scholarships, athletic banquet, adopt-a-highway, road rally, Nelson fun day, golf tournament, and santa wonderland.

Housing Authority
Nelson Housing Authority offers low income HUD housing for elderly and families that qualify. We have 14 1-bedroom single units and four family units. We provide a laundry facility, free parking, and use of the community room at no charge. The utilities are included in the rent with exception to a small fee during the summer months. Cable TV service is also available for a small fee. All mowing, snow removal and general maintenance are taken care of. The rent amounts are based on income with a maximum ceiling cap. Stop by our office at 151 South East Street or call (402) 225-3611 for more information.

Cemetery Walkway
Nelson Cemetery Walkway is one of its kind in the state and the Nebraska State Historical Society representatives were surprised by the good condition of the 90 year-old structure.  The City of Nelson planned to rehabilitate the elevated concrete walkway originally constructed in 1908.  Nelson's PEO Organization raised money to build the walkway. The Cemetery Walkway was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 5, 2002.  The restruction of the Cememtery Walkway was completed in the summer of 2005.