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City Council – Meeting Highlights from August 10, 2017

August 11, 2017 Click to view City Council – Meeting Highlights from August 10, 2017

City Council voted unanimously to rename the site of the former Grissom High School property on Bailey Cove Road as the Sandra Moon Community Complex. Moon, one of the Council’s most popular and highly regarded members during her tenure, served as District 3 Council Member from 1998 to 2010. The South Huntsville Library complex was one of her goals but she did not live to see her dream fulfilled. Moon [more]

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Summer Tree Apartments First to be Recognized as Blue Star Compliant

August 11, 2017 Click to view Summer Tree Apartments First to be Recognized as Blue Star Compliant

The Huntsville Police Department recognized Summer Tree Apartments as the first complex to earn Blue Star compliance.   Blue Star is a program sponsored by the Huntsville Police Department that works with local apartment complexes to increase safety, reduce crime and improve the quality of life for its residents.  Summer Tree attended the first Blue Star training class March 22.  As part of the program property owners are required to attend an [more]

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Huntsville Fire & Rescue Receives Firehouse Subs Grant

August 10, 2017 Click to view Huntsville Fire & Rescue Receives Firehouse Subs Grant

Huntsville Fire & Rescue is pleased to announce it received a $13,651.50 grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, a nonprofit foundation founded in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  The foundation’s mission is to impact the life‐saving capabilities, and the lives, of local heroes and their communities. The grant will be used to purchase a large skid mounted ventilator fan. The need for large volume ventilation was identified during an [more]

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Stats & Facts – Week of August 7, 2017

August 10, 2017 Click to view Stats & Facts – Week of August 7, 2017

Read time: 1 minute On the rise Huntsville area home sales totaled 744 units in June, a rise in sales of 8.1% from June 2016. Median sales price in June was $190,000, up 5.5% from June 2016, reports the North Alabama Multiple Listing Service (NAMLS). Cable service expands WOW! residential and business services are now available to 30,000 customers in Huntsville, doubling the number of customers since it was introduced in October 2016. Sweet potatoes, pecans [more]

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July 2017: Monthly Development Review

August 10, 2017 Click to view July 2017: Monthly Development Review

New industrial and office space topped the list of non-residential permits issued last month. Residential certificates of occupancy doubled year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In July, 133 housing units were permitted, 73 single- and 60 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 212 (Greenbrier), where 61 units were permitted, 1 single- and 60 multi-family. This is a 6.34% decrease over July 2016, when 142 housing units (102 single- [more]

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Huntsville Police Looking to Take Part in IRS Financial Crimes Task Force

August 8, 2017 Click to view Huntsville Police Looking to Take Part in IRS Financial Crimes Task Force

The Huntsville Police Department, along with other law enforcement agencies across the state, are working to form a Financial Crimes Task Force with the Internal Revenue Service. The Task Force will work in coordination with the United States Attorney’s Office(s) to determine the types of activities that merit investigation and prosecution.   The objective of the Task Force will be to develop and assist with criminal investigations involving all levels of financial [more]

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Decatur Man Arrested for Attempted Murder and Robbery

August 8, 2017 Click to view Decatur Man Arrested for Attempted Murder and Robbery

Officers with the US Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Jordan Peoples, 21 of Decatur, and charged him with Attempted Murder and Robbery in relation to an incident on August 4.   Peoples entered the home of an 85 year old lady in the 9000 block of Valley View Drive on August 4.  The victim and Peoples knew each other and he came to the residence offering to do work [more]

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Teacher’s Pet Adoption Special

August 8, 2017 Click to view Teacher’s Pet Adoption Special

Huntsville Animal Services’ is offering a Teacher’s Pet special half off adoption fee through Saturday, Aug. 12. Take this opportunity to find a new best friend for $17 on adult dogs and cats or $25 on puppies and kittens. The adoption fee includes vaccinations, microchip, City license, and spay or neuter. Restrictions may apply to selected pets. Huntsville Animal Services is located at 4950 Triana Boulevard in Huntsville. Hours of operation are [more]

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Celebrating Education Parade

August 4, 2017 Click to view Celebrating Education Parade

The Celebrating Education Parade will take place Saturday, August 5.  The parade will start at 8:00 a.m. in the parking lot at Mastin Lake Road and Blue Spring Road.  It will head west on Mastin Lake Road and then turn north on Pulaski Pike.  The parade will end on the campus of Jemison High School and is expected to be finished by 11:00 a.m.  Use caution if traveling in the [more]

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School Zone Safety and Reminders

August 1, 2017 Click to view School Zone Safety and Reminders

The Huntsville City School system as well as multiple private schools within the city will start the new school year this week.   The Huntsville Police Department wants to remind everyone about school zone safety and the laws that pertain to them.   Officers will be strictly enforcing school zone speed limits as well as other safety concerns around the schools.  There will be over 80 Public Safety Aides directing traffic within school [more]

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