City of Hartselle: COVID-19 Update

City of Hartselle Update
March 27, 2020

As the COVID-19 numbers continue to rise the City of Hartselle is increasing the steps we are taking to both protect the citizens of Hartselle as well as insure the safety of our employees.

Beginning Monday, March 30 the following changes will occur.

  1. City Hall will be accessible by appointment only. Please call 256 773 2535 and you will be provided information you may need or require. City Hall will be staffed and the phones are manned. If you need to speak with someone at City Hall you will be transferred to that person.
  2. The City of Hartselle Landfill will be closed on Saturday for the next few weeks, plans are to continue operating Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.
  3. By order of the Alabama Department of Public Health all City playgrounds will be closed.
  4. You are welcome to use the walking trails at Sparkman Park, but please maintain the suggested six feet of distance between walkers.
  5. The pond at Sparkman Park is open for fishing but again keep at least six feet between others.
  6. Sparkman Civic Center and the William Bradford Huie Library remain closed to the public but both are staffed to answer questions you might have. Sparkman Civic Center 256 773 2581, Library 256 773 9880
  7. As always any emergency please call 911. For information at Hartselle Fire & Rescue please call 256 773 2545.
  8. For Police emergencies please call 911. For information or questions please call Hartselle Police Department at 256 773 4913.
  9. Municipal Court is postponed until May, please call 256 773 2703 for additional information or help.
  10. Garage sale permits will not be sold at this time.
  11. For those businesses deemed non-essential by order of the Alabama Department of Public Health and Governor Kay Ivy, we thank you for being a part of Hartselle and we look forward to you all reopening very soon.

A special request from the Mayor, please follow guidelines and requests from authorities. Stay home as much as possible, no groups larger than 10 people and then remain six feet apart. Wash your hand for at least 20 seconds any time you make contact with anything outside of your home and several times each day inside your home. It is a life or death situation.

Please continue to support our local businesses, restaurants and others that are allowed to stay open for business.

Take a walk, spend time with your family, participate in an online worship service, wave at your neighbor across the street, even have a conversation across the street, check on the elderly, help your neighbor and most all of pray that this soon passes.

City of Hartselle – COVID-19 Update

March 15, 2020

Information from the City of Hartselle regarding the current state of affairs and the COVID-19 virus

With the current climate we now find ourselves in the City of Hartselle is continuing to make our most important goal protecting our citizens and our employees. With the information coming to us changing, even hourly, it is necessary for the City to take certain precautionary measures.

With the President of the United States, and the Governor of Alabama both declaring a state of emergency trying to slow the spread of the COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus; the City of Hartselle will make changes in some services and facilities. The changes below are to protect our citizens of Hartselle and our city employees as well as others who work or are connected within the city operations:

Beginning Monday, March 16:

  • The Sparkman Civic Center will be closed to the public at a minimum until Monday, April 6. The Civic Center will be staffed and can answer any questions or help with any information you might need. Please call 256 773 2581 or follow on social media for information you might need.
  • All youth league sports, including baseball, softball and soccer will be postponed until at least April 6.
  • All organized park and recreation activities will cease.
  • Practices will not be allowed on the Park & Rec athletic fields until after April 6.
  • All organizations that meet at the Civic Center will need to make other arrangements as well until April 6.
  • Those who lease space to teach classes at the Civic Center will need to find other space until at least April 6.
  • The William Bradford Huie Library will be closed to the public until April 6 or later if the need arises. The library will be staffed to answer any question you might have. Please call 256 773 9880 if needed.
  • Any civic or social gatherings that meet at city facilities will need to find other meeting space or follow requests to postpone gatherings for the next couple of weeks.
  • Hartselle Municipal Court has canceled upcoming court dates. Court dates currently set for 3/26/20 and 4/30/20 are rescheduled to May 28, 2020 at 7 am. The court date set for 4/9/20 has been rescheduled to May 7, 2020 at 7 am. Notices have been mailed to all persons on these dockets. If you have any questions, please contact your attorney or the Court office at 256-773-2703.

Hartselle Fire and Rescue and Hartselle Police Department will continue as normal offering emergency services.

City Hall will be open normal business hours. Public Works will continue normal hours as well. Garbage, recycling, brush pickup and yard waste pickup will continue as normal.

Our city staff in all departments will be able to answer any questions you might have and lend help in any way possible. Please call City Hall at 256 773 2535 if you need additional information or require assistance.

The City of Hartselle will continue our best efforts to serve the citizens and our businesses in the manner to which each is accustomed. City administration will also keep the concerns of COVID-19 as a top priority and respond in a manner necessary to protect everyone.

We do ask if you feel you have been exposed to the COVID-19 please contact your personal health provider.

For the protection of our employees please do not enter either fire stations if you have been exposed or having any flu like symptoms. You can call the fire department for any information at 256-773-2545. Also, remember 911 is for emergencies only.

During these uncertain and changing times we urge all residents of Hartselle, all businesses and employees of the City to take necessary precautions to protect yourself and your families. Please follow directions and instructions from the federal, state and local leadership, as well as professionals in disease control. Those include frequent hand washing, staying at least 6 feet from others when you are out and avoiding large groups of people.

Also, please be cautious of information from unfamiliar sources and do your best to follow those in the know.

Also, please look out for those who may need help. Check on your elderly neighbors, maybe shop for them or run necessary errands. if you are not working, perhaps offer to babysit for friends, family and neighbors who will need childcare due to school closings.

We will survive this, with God’s help, and remember, we are Hartselle strong.

Mayor Randy Garrison

Job Opening: Park and Recreation Concessions Manager

Qualifications Required:

  • High School diploma or equivalency.
  • Three (3) to four (4) years of experience in food service management.
  • Ability to work non-standard hours and to attend out of town meetings and seminars.
  • Possess a valid Alabama driver’s license and be insurable.
  • Ability to understand operating manuals and written instructions.

Benefits include:

  • Retirement
  • Health/Dental/Life Insurance;
  • Vacation/Sick Leave
  • Holidays

Only qualified Applicants need apply.

Applications may be obtained 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.

All applications must be received by March 18, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

The City of Hartselle is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Employment Opening

Position: Court Magistrate

Minimum Starting pay: $15.48/hour


  • Four years of office and customer service experience. Prefer Certified Magistrate with two years court/office experience. (If not certified must be able to obtain certification within one year of hire date.)
  • Computer proficiency including Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel and other types of office software. Ability to operate other standard office equipment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other employees, city officials, other community organizations and the general public.
  • Ability to answer multi-line phone system and provide exemplary customer service.
  • Must be bondable and meet requirements to become a Notary Public.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check that includes misdemeanors and a credit check.
  • Must have a valid Alabama Driver’s License and evidence of a safe driving record.

Employment application may be obtained at City Hall or online.

All completed applications must be received by March 9th at 4:00 pm.

The City of Hartselle is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Opening – 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. Non-certified applicant’s
    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.
  6. 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.


Job Opening – Seasonal School Protection Officer


Qualifications Required:

  1. Retired (Good standing) APOSTC Officers with at least 20 years of service.
  2. Must pass APOSTC Physical Agility/Ability fitness Examination – Obstacle Course only.
  3. Must pass background investigation, drug screen and physical.
  4. Maintain Annual APOSTC firearms qualification with a minimum score of 80% (HPD standards).
  5. Must complete Active Shooter Training.
  6. Complete 12 hours of CEU’s annually.

Obtain applications at @ or Hartselle Municipal Building 200 Sparkman St. NW, Hartselle, AL 35640 Monday/Friday between the hours of 7:30 A.M./4:00 P.M.

Position will remain open until filled.

The City of Hartselle is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Opening – Library Assistant

THE CITY OF HARTSELLE has an opening for:
Part-Time Library Assistant

Starting Pay $8.00/HR

This position includes clerical duties, cleaning duties, interaction with Library patrons of all ages and helping with the children’s’ programs.

Qualifications for this position:

  1. A High School Diploma or GED and a valid Alabama Driver’s License.
  2. Ability to use Apple computers, and common computer software programs, especially Microsoft Word & Excel, and other standard office equipment.
  3. Must be able to learn the Dewey Decimal System.
  4. The ability to work with and communicate with the general public. Prefer someone who works well with children.

Applications may be obtained until Friday, September 27th at 4:00 PM at Hartselle City Hall 200 Sparkman St. NW Hartselle, AL 35640 Monday–Friday 7:30 AM-4:30 PM or at under Employment.