The results are in and certified – Hartselle’s new mayor Donald E. Hall will be sworn in at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5 at City Hall.
“I feel very appreciative. Right now it’s all a little overwhelming,” Hall said after the preliminary results were read by city attorney Larry Madison.
Hall defeated Johnnie J. Howell with 55.11 percent of the vote, 1,257 to 1,024, as certified Friday, Oct. 12.
Hall said his first official act as mayor would be to meet with the city employees.
“It will give them a chance to know me and give me a chance to know them,” he said.
Hall said one of the first projects he will work on will be to schedule a meeting with Huntsville Hospital officials to talk about what the old Hartselle Medical Center facility will be. Capella Healthcare closed Hartselle Medical Center in January and Huntsville Hospital bought the assets.
Hall said he would express the City’s desire to have an ER facility in Hartselle.
“I have already attended one meeting with the administrators of Huntsville Hospital, Parkway
Hospital, and Decatur General Hospital, and expressed the need for an emergency treatment
facility. They assured me as they consider the possibilities for using the facility, they will give full
consideration to an emergency room,” Hall told the Hartselle Courier Journal in July. “We must work with our local representatives for some regulatory changes. Presently emergency rooms must be located with a hospital that admits patience for treatment and care. When that facility is created, the city will need to promote its use by the public for it to remain open.”
Hall has served three terms on Hartselle City Council, currently serving his second consecutive term in Place 5 on the council. Hall served on Hartselle Planning Commission from 1988-2000. He is married to Deborah “Debbie” Morrow Hall and they have four sons, Justin Nix of San Diego, Calif., Brandon Nix of Laverne, Tenn., Ryan Nix of Tanner, and Ben Hall of Nashville, Tenn.
In the Place 3 and 5 seat for City Council, Mike Roberson defeated Glenn McGann 1,269 to 917, and Kenneth “Ken” Doss beat Franklin D. Turney 1,420 to 760.
They will join incumbents Kenny Thompson, Bill Smelser, and Tom Chappell, when they take office Nov. 5.
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