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


Holiday Garbage Route Changes

Hartselle garbage route changes for the holidays:

— Christmas Week —
Mon will run on Wed
Tue will run on Thur
Wed & Thur will run on Friday.

Please refer to the recycling calendar for recycling pick-up. There will be no yard waste pick-up this week. Extra boxes from Christmas will be picked-up curbside this week.

— New Years Week —
Mon will run on Wed
Tue will run on Thur
Wed & Thur will run on Friday.

Please refer to the recycling calendar for recycling pick-up. There will be no yard waste pick-up this week.

Proposed Subdivision Regulation

Proposed Subdivision Regulation Update: The Hartselle Planning Commission will consider adoption of updated subdivision regulations at its regular meeting on January 8, 2019, at 8:00 AM. The meeting will be held at Hartselle City Hall, 200 Sparkman Street NW. A public hearing will be held prior to commission consideration of these regulations, and anyone wishing to address the commission will have the opportunity to be heard. The proposed document may be viewed here, or at Hartselle City Hall between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday-Friday.

Subdivision Regulations 2018

Recycling Pickup Changes

August 31, 2018

Dear Citizens of Hartselle,

This letter is to inform you of a change in the pickup of your recycling bins.

Currently, we are picking up recycling in the blue bins on the second and fourth Friday of each month. Due to changes that have occurred outside of our control, the recycling schedule will need to be changed. This change will take place beginning the second week of September. Your zone and pickup days are listed below. A map of the city marked with each zone and pickup day is also enclosed, along with a collection calendar on the back of the map.

Both the map and calendar may also be viewed on the city’s Facebook page and website,

Please feel free to call the City of Hartselle Public Works Department at 256-773-2643 for additional information, or if you are unsure of your location on the map.

Thanks for your time, and I again hope this transition is an easy one.

Randy Garrison

Below are the days of recycling pickup and the areas to be covered:

Zone 2-B Begins Monday, September 10 and collects every two weeks (on Mondays) thereafter:
• Hickory Heights neighborhood.
• Barkley Bridge area and intersecting streets, including Higdon Rd and Glenwood Subdivision.
• Groover Road, Garner Road, and all neighborhoods in this area, including Lake South, Shoal Creek, etc.
• Salem Road areas, also all streets around Sparkman Park.
Zone 1-B Begins Tuesday, September 11 and collects every two weeks (On Tuesdays) thereafter:
• Crestline area, Mitwede and Puckett Road areas.
• Main Street West, and all streets between Warren Road and Woodward Square.

Zone 2-A Begins Wednesday, September 12 and collects every two weeks (On Wednesdays) thereafter:
• Nanceford Road, Penn Road, Rice Road and all areas and streets intersecting and connected.
• Mason Acres area, Tunsel Rd, and all streets intersecting.
• Hwy. 36 West from Rice Rd to Ironman area and all streets and roads intersecting.

Zone 1-A Begins Thursday, September 13 and collects every two weeks (on Thursdays) thereafter:
• Ausley Bend Areas, Moss Chapel areas and all streets intersecting.
• Indian Reservation.
• Vaughn Bridge Road and all streets intersecting.
• Rhodes, Peach Orchard (West) area, and Lane Road.

Zone 4-B Begins Monday, September 17 and collects every two weeks (on Mondays) thereafter:
• Areas East of Railroad Street and north of Hwy. 36 to Interstate 65.
• Bluff Park, Bethel Road, Bethel Street and all streets intersecting.
• Booth Meadows, Booth Ridge, and Kyle Road areas.

Zone 3-B Begins Tuesday, September 18 and collects every two weeks (on Tuesdays) thereafter:
• Tanner Heights, South Park, and Walker Road areas and intersecting streets.
• Hwy. 31 South from Karl Prince Drive south.
• Cedar Creek Church Road, Tabernacle, Parker and Byrd Road and intersecting streets and roads.

Zone 4-A Begins Wednesday, September 19 and collects every two weeks (on Wednesdays) thereafter:
• Areas from Hwy. 31 North, East to Railroad Street
• All areas around the old hospital building.
• North Sparkman, Peach Orchard, Valley View and Whispering Hills and all streets intersecting.

Zone 3-A Begins Thursday, September 20 and collects every two weeks (on Thursdays) thereafter:
• Areas East of Hwy 31 South, including Main Street
• Areas of Hwy. 31 South to Karl Prince Drive, Barkley, High, Corsbie (South), South Sparkman, Pearl Streets, along with streets intersecting.
• All areas around Hartselle Junior High and Hartselle Intermediate Schools.
• Areas east of Hwy. 31 South to include Rock and Hickory Street areas.
• McGaugh and other streets intersecting.
• Penny Lane and other neighborhood streets in this area.
• McClanahan Street and continuing east on Main St. East (south of Main) with intersecting streets, Heritage Heights.

If you have additional questions, please call Public Works at 256-773-2643

Click HERE for the Recycling_Map_with_Calendar2

City Hall Auditorium – Screening Procedures


  • Any items such as bags, purses, backpacks or packages.
  • Any firearm as defined in Alabama Code Section 13A-11-61.2.
  • Any deadly weapon, dangerous or explosive device, or as would by common sense or common usage be used primarily or secondarily as a weapon.
  • Any other instrument that is specially adapted as a weapon or dangerous object.
  • Any knife or any knife-like instrument of any length the purpose or design of which suggests that it is not merely a normal pocketknife and normally carried.
  • Any straight razor or razor blade.
  • Mace or pepper spray.
  • Any alcohol or drug of abuse or illegal substance.
  • Any incendiary device or firework, including smoke and stink bombs.
  • Any type of device that operates as a noisemaker or sound amplifier, except a personal hearing aid that operates without disruption during the meeting.

The security officers may exclude any other item or items that caution, good sense, or professional experience suggest are inappropriate to the meeting environment, whether or not that item is specifically listed.