The Hartford City Council met in special session on Tuesday evening, August 4.
The first item of business, changing the meeting date to the third Monday of every month beginning in September. The motion passed unanimously.
Next, Mayor Richard Hartsfield sought the approval of the council to hire a seasonal city employee for 20-24 hours a week. Duties will include mowing, weed eating and picking up trash, among others. The employee will be hired by the mayor and work under the supervision of City Superintendent Rich Galyen.
The last item of business, the proposed purchase of city property. Galyen presented the proposal from Tyler Wilson with Commercial Realty LLC. The firm has offered the city $66,000 to purchase the land behind city hall, which includes Alexander Park. The plan includes the construction of a Dollar General store at that location. No action was taken, but the matter will be discussed further at the regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, August 10 at 6 p.m.