Seale named Pelham city clerk

City Finance Director Tom Seale was named the new city clerk during Monday night’s City Council meeting as former clerk Donna Treslar’s official retirement began Nov. 1.

When Seale joined the city more than four and a half years ago, the role of city clerk was divided to create the finance director position.

“I look forward to serving the citizens of Pelham in this expanded role,” Seale said. “I appreciate the confidence the mayor and the council have shown in me as I take on this new role.”

Seale said working with Treslar for the last four and a half years has helped prepare him for the tasks that lie ahead.

“Donna and I worked closely together,” Seale said. “We fed off each other and were always able to help each other out.”

Pelham Mayor Don Murphy said the move was made as a way of saving the city money.

Murphy said he expects Seale will continue the great work Treslar did.

“Tom Seale will do a good job at anything he does,” Murphy said. “You couldn’t find a better person than Tom.”

Seale’s new duties will include preparing resolutions, ordinances and paperwork for council meetings, keeping the minutes for council meetings, accepting annexation requests, processing Alabama Beverage Control applications, handling all lawsuits filed with the city and administering municipal elections.