Garbage Pickup – July 4th

The garbage schedule for the City of Hartselle for July 4th week is as follows:

Monday through Wednesday garbage routes – no change
Thursday’s garbage route will run one day early (Wednesday)
There will be no yard waste pick-up this week.

Also, the landfill will be closed Friday and Saturday.

Aquatic Center – Update Not Opening in 2020

After many weeks of diligent work by Hartselle Human Resources, Parks & Recreation Director and staff and City Administration, the decision has been reached that the Hartselle Aquatic Center will not open this year.

As was stated on May 29, the Hartselle Aquatic Center would open if enough lifeguards could be hired, certified and trained by the proposed opening date. As of today there are less than half the number required trained and certified. At this time, it is not expected that more certified applicants will apply.

While there were several applications, the City of Hartselle was not able to obtain the necessary training and certification for the new applicants. All involved were hopeful many from Pt. Mallard and other pools that decided not to open would apply for Hartselle Aquatic Center, but that has not happened.

This has been a difficult decision, and one not made lightly. However, the Aquatic Center simply cannot open and operate without the number of lifeguards required.

All at the City of Hartselle wanted and worked hard for some type of season for the pool this year, but that is not going to be possible.

The pool will also not be open for aerobics, lap swimming, private parties or swimming lessons.

Again, The City of Hartselle regrets having to make this decision, but at this point there are no other solutions.

Please refer to the Hartselle Aquatic Center Facebook, City of Hartselle Facebook page or Hartselle Parks and Recreation Facebook page for refund information on season passes and cups.

Job Opening – Patrol Officer

Police Department: PATROL OFFICER

Qualifications Required:

  1. Have a valid driver’s license and be insurable
  2. Have a High School Diploma or equivalency.
  3. Must pass a physical agility test.
  4. Prefer APOSTC certified.
    1. Non-certified applicant’s additional requirements are: 
      1. Work Keys (without at least an associate’s degree)
      2. Must pass a written exam.
  5. Selected applicants will be required to complete a background check and pass a polygraph, physical and drug screen.

Applications can be obtained on the City’s website or at Hartselle Municipal Building 200 Sparkman St. NW, Hartselle, AL  35640 Monday/Friday between the hours of 7:30 A.M./4:30 P.M.  

Position open until filled.


Sparkman Park & Civic Center – Update

Hartselle Parks and Recreation will be reopening Monday, June 1, 2020. However, it is important to note that this reopening will be different than in the past. In order to protect the safety of our employees and guests, there will be some restrictions, outlined below. Please understand that they are subject to change as days go forward and they could change in either direction based on data and recommendations from the Alabama State Department of Public Health and local information.

Operational information:

  • Sparkman Civic Center will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30am – 3:30pm. These will be the “normal” posted hours. This is subject to change based on room and center rentals.
  • All rooms and gymnasiums are available for use/rentals. Social distancing guidelines will be in effect and the responsibility of the civic center patrons.
  • No “open gym” basketball at this time
  • Weight room will not be open at this time
  • All events/tournaments are subject to review and approval by the Parks and Rec team. Approvals will be largely based on the ability to meet and maintain CDC social distancing recommendations and guidelines.
  • Playgrounds will open June 1, 2020 including the SNAP Playground and the Downtown Park. Social distancing guidelines will be required at all times and are the responsibility of the playground users
  • All pavilions will be available for rental beginning June 1, 2020. Pavilions can be reserved and rented by contacting the Civic Center office as usual. Social distancing guidelines will be required at all times
  • Splash Pad at the SNAP Playground will not be operational
  • Dog Park & Skate Park will open June 1, 2020. Social distancing guidelines will be required at all times and are the responsibility of the playground users
  • Farmer’s Market is open. Social distancing guidelines will be required at all times.
  • Sparkman Pond is open. Please get your permit at the Civic Center to fish in the pond
  • To reserve athletic fields for team practice, contact the Civic Center office at 256 773 2581
  • Please follow instructions and information provided by Hartselle Parks and Recreation staff

The City of Hartselle and Hartselle Parks and Recreation ask for your patience and cooperation as we all operate in this new place and time we find ourselves in currently.
All rules, regulations and changes are made to protect our guests, patrons and Hartselle City Employees. Please enjoy the amenities offered by the City of Hartselle and Hartselle Parks and Recreation, but follow new guidelines and restrictions.

Those who violate the guidelines and policies will be asked to leave the properties and not return.

Have a safe, healthy and happy summer!

Recycling Update

City of Hartselle Recycling Update

Due to circumstances beyond the control of the City of Hartselle, the current Recycling Program will be suspended as of June 1, 2020. With the current situation there is not a vendor that will handle the material. We have exhausted efforts to find an economical source or alternative outlet that will allow the City to continue recycling.

While the City of Hartselle regrets this decision it comes along with other changes that have become necessary since COVID-19 came to our nation, state and communities.

If you have material in your blue bin, please place it on the curb on your normal household garbage pickup day along with your garbage container and it will be emptied. If you need additional space for household garbage during this time, please feel free to use the blue bin for recyclable materials and place it on the curb on your garbage pickup day. This will ensure the bin is not contaminated with household garbage.

The City of Hartselle hopes to resume recycling in the future and will keep you informed when this service will once again be available.

Public Library – Update

William Bradford Huie Library of Hartselle
Reopening Information – Monday, June 1st

  • The Library will be open to pick up items placed on hold and for quick browsing for checkouts and returns.
  • Please limit visits to the library to 30 minutes or less to allow other patrons in the building.
  • Library will be limited to no more than 20 non-staff members at a time. There are laminated entrance tags by the door. Please take one upon entering the building and deposit at the circulation desk upon leaving. If no tags are available, please wait in a line outside to enter the building. Patrons must maintain social distancing.
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring their own masks to wear while in the building. We do not have masks available for public use.
  • Hours of operation starting June 1, 2020 are:
    • Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
    • Senior and High Risk Patrons: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Public Wi-Fi is accessible from our parking lot to allow patrons to use their devices. Patrons must maintain social distancing.
  • We will have three (3) computers available for public use. Please limit your time to 30 minutes or less. Patrons requiring computers for unemployment, job applications, or other essential tasks will have priority use of the computers. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • We are NOT accepting book or magazine donations at this time.
  • Please place returned materials in the drop box or on the designated cart in the library. All returned materials will be quarantined for at least 48 hours.
  • Patrons are encouraged to use curbside service and digital services. Please call the library at 256-773-9880 or email with your book or DVD requests.
  • Patrons are asked to take all pens or scrap paper used while in the library with them.

Aquatic Center – Update

After many hours of discussion, a plan is in place to open the Hartselle Aquatic Center this season. This planned opening is completely contingent upon the ability to hire and train the required number of lifeguards to staff the center. At the current time we do not have the number necessary to operate.

Human Resources and Parks and Recreation staff are working diligently to recruit and hire guards to fill the needed positions. Also, training is being lined up when the hires are made.

Please read entire list of below. Very important information.

Also, all pre purchased passes will be refunded, please see below for refund information.

Operational information:

  • Planned opening date June 18
  • Days of Operation Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (Contingent on number of available trained lifeguards)
  • Hours of Operation 10:00 am until 6:00 pm (Contingent on number of available trained lifeguards)
  • Maximum patrons allowed inside center at any one time will be 250
  • No pass outs to leave the center and return will be allowed.
  • No pass sales (See below for refund information on already purchased passes)
  • Admission will be $5.00 per person per day. Under 3 admission is free
  • All guests under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult of at least 18 years of age
  • Adult Water Aerobics available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:00 am until 8:00 am
  • Adult Lap Swim available Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 7:00 am until 8:00 am
  • No parties during public operating days and hours
  • Private parties available Sundays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm & 4:00 PM – 6:00 pm (Groups of 50 or smaller, other than members of the same household, must remain six feet apart from other party guests)
  • All attendees, except those from the same household, must remain 6 feet apart from other attendees, in the water as well as anywhere at the center (No exceptions)
  • No lounge chairs will be provided
  • No outside chairs will be allowed inside the center
  • Thin pads to place under towels will be allowed
  • No outside coolers or food allowed inside center
  • Limited number of tables with umbrellas will be available
  • Lazy River, diving boards, slides, climbing wall and water toys will not be used or in operation
  • No rentals of floats, balls, toys, goggles, etc.
  • No personal floats, balls, noodles, toys etc. allowed inside
  • Personal goggles and flotation devices (floaties or swimmies for younger kids) will be allowed
  • Concessions limited to prepackaged items and bottled Coca Cola products
  • No swimming lessons this season
  • No large groups from local daycares, church camps, day camps, etc.
  • Follow instructions and information from Aquatic Center employees (No exceptions)
  • Splash Pad will not be opening at this time (This could change at a later date)

All preseason purchased passes will be refunded

For refunds please email with the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Names of each member of the family a pass was purchased for

Purchases made with a credit card will be refunded via the same card

Purchases made with cash or check will be refunded by check

Refunds for 2020 souvenir cups:

  • Return the cup or cups to the Aquatic Center or the Civic Center Office
  • Fill out refund request form and return for processing (A check will be mailed to you)

Days and hours of operation may change without notice depending on the number of available trained lifeguards.

Changes may also occur if new rules or regulations are implemented by the Alabama State Department of Public Health or other regulatory organizations.

The City of Hartselle and Hartselle Parks and Recreation asks for your patience and understanding as we work through a very different season this year.

The above-mentioned items will be strictly adhered to without exception for the safety of our attendees and guests, as well as our Aquatic Center employees. Anyone not adhering to the guidelines will be asked to leave the facility and will not be allowed to return.

It is the desired intent to have the Aquatic Center open and operational for our guests.

Job Announcement – PT Library Assistant

$8.00/HR 20 Hours/WK

Qualifications required:

  • High School Equivalency; a valid Alabama Driver’s License;
  • Computer literate (including Apple) Microsoft software, and other standard office equipment;
  • Able to work and communicate with the general public.

Applications may be obtained at:

Hartselle City Hall
200 Sparkman St. NW,
Hartselle, AL 35640

Monday–Friday 7:30AM-4:30PM or at under Jobs.

Open until position filled.

The City of Hartselle is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Requires: CDL Class B within 6 months and CDL Class A in 12 months
Benefits: State Retirement; Life/Health/Dental Insurance;
Paid Holidays; Vacation/Sick Leave
Apply at Hartselle Municipal Building
200 Sparkman St. NW, Hartselle, AL 35640
Monday – Friday between the hours of
7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Open until filled.