The City of Albertville is taking the following precautionary methods in light of the COVID-19 situation: Spring recreation sports will be delayed until June 1st. Sand Mountain Park staff will be available to answer any questions for membership, program sport participants, and coaches via 256-891-8240, and will remain open to the public, for now, at the Armory. Albertville Public Library and Albertville Senior Center will be closed through at least April 30th. Per Alabama Supreme Court, Albertville Municipal Court will be cancelled March 17th through April 30th. Please contact the Magistrate's Office for your updated court date at 256-891-8291. The Magistrate's office will be closed to the public, but will take payments and handle business through their drive-up window. The Magistrate's lobby will only remain open for warrants. City Hall, at this time, will remain open to the public during normal business hours. Please contact us at 256-891-8200 with any questions or concerns. If you need help with food assistance or "of need" resources available to you as a resident of Marshall County, please call 2-1-1 by phone to be connected to a trained professional that can assist your needs through United Way of Marshall County. All residents of Albertville are urged to practice social distancing by keeping at least a six foot distance from others, not gathering in groups of 10 or more for non-work related gatherings, or any non-work related gatherings that cannot maintain a six foot distance as they are currently prohibited by Governor Kay Ivey in the State of Alabama.
The City Attorney is the legal representative for the City. This official is appointed to office by the Mayor and confirmed by Council, to aid the city government in handling all legal matters.
The City Attorney’s job is to represent the City during litigation, advise city officials in legal matters and prepare legal documents for the City. This can include filing lawsuits on behalf of the City or defending the City against lawsuits. The City Attorney also acts as a legal adviser for city officials, attends city meetings, and provides legal opinions to city department managers concerning legal issues. They also assist with tax issues and real estate transactions.
The City Attorney handles the day to day business for the City. Other lawyers may be contracted in major cases requiring specialized legal knowledge. Ultimately it is the City Attorney’s responsibility to make sure the City’s legal interests are protected.
The City Attorney does not prosecute crimes or infractions within City’s Municipal Court. These matters are handled by the City Prosecutor.
Jimmy Carnes is the City Attorney for the City of Albertville.