Municipal Election – Qualifiers as of July 7th

Qualifying for Municipal Election is open July 7th-July 21st.

Contact City Clerk – Controller Rita S. Lee at rlee@hartselle.org or 256-751-4926 for appointment.

Qualifiers for Mayor/Council July 7, 2020

Mayor

Randy A. Garrison (Incumbent)

Council, Place One                

Kenny Thompson (Incumbent)

Council, Place Two

Dwight Tankersley (Incumbent)

Council, Place Three

Council, Place Four

Virginia Alexander (Incumbent)

Council, Place Five

Bryan Smith

Brandon McMurry

Qualifiers for School Board  July 7, 2020

School Board, Place One

School Board, Place Two

Randy Sparkman (Incumbent)

School Board, Place Three

School Board, Place Four

Daxton Maze (Incumbent)

John Griffith

School Board, Place Five

Venita Jones (Incumbent)

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 ppoe@hartselle.org 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 hproffice@hartselle.org 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.

Board Positions Open

The City of Hartselle is accepting applications for positions on the following boards:

  • Central Business District, one expired term, three-year appointment

Applications are available at the City Clerk’s office in City Hall or on the City’s website.

Applications must be turned into the City Clerk’s office by Friday, April 24, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

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.