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October 2017: Monthly Development Review

November 30, 2017 Click to view October 2017: Monthly Development Review

Office renovations were among the top non-residential building permits issued last month. Residential permits increased year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In October, 106 housing units were permitted, 100 single- and 6 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 109.01 (Hampton Cove), where 33 units were permitted, all single-family. This is an 8.2% increase over October 2016, when 98 housing units (62 single- and 36 multi-family) were permitted. Residential Certificates [more]

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Joy to the World Pet Adoption

November 30, 2017 Click to view Joy to the World Pet Adoption

Huntsville Animal Services wants to help you celebrate the holidays in a BIG way! There are dozens of large lovable canines for every family in our community at the Animal Shelter. As a special incentive to help our BIG furry friends before the holiday, the adoption fee has been reduced to $10 for adult dogs 40 pounds or more from December 1 through December 16. Shots, spay and neuter, microchip and [more]

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Arrest Made In Murder of George Carl Jarrett

November 29, 2017 Click to view Arrest Made In Murder of George Carl Jarrett

Huntsville Police Major Crimes Investigators have charged Taurus DeWayne Oliver, 39 of Huntsville, with Murder in connection with the September 30, 2017 shooting of George Carl Jarrett, of Meridianville, Al.   On Saturday September 30, 2017 at approximately 6:50 PM Huntsville Police received a call about a traffic accident near the intersection of Adventist Boulevard and Wynn Drive.  Upon arriving the driver of the vehicle was found to be suffering from [more]

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Weekend Shooting Death

November 27, 2017 Click to view Weekend Shooting Death

The Huntsville Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating a Homicide that occurred in the early morning hours on Sunday, November 26, 2017.  The victim, Mark Anthony Chandler Jr. (29 years, of Huntsville) was a passenger in a motor vehicle traveling west on University Drive near Meadow Drive, when an unknown offender in a second vehicle fired into his vehicle.  Mr. Chandler was fatally wounded and later pronounced dead at [more]

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Savoy Drive Shooting Update

November 27, 2017 Click to view Savoy Drive Shooting Update

The Huntsville Police Department is investigating an officer involved shooting in the 100 block of Savoy Drive that happened Sunday night.   Officers responded to a domestic disturbance call in the 100 block of Savoy Drive just after 7:00 p.m.  Officers were notified by neighbors after a domestic dispute between a mother and son spilled out into the yard.  Officers responded to the home where they encountered William Freddy Carter Jr., 31 [more]

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Stats & Facts – Week of November 20, 2017

November 21, 2017 Click to view Stats & Facts – Week of November 20, 2017

Read time: 1 minute   Thankful for New Jobs….Welcome to Huntsville, BOCAR! BOCAR, a leading tier-one automotive supplier selected Huntsville for a 230,000 square foot facility. The company will employ up to 400 and invest $115 million. Thankful for Farmers…Let’s talk Turkey The American Farm Bureau Federation reports the average cost of a Thanksgiving feast for 10 is $49.12, down $0.75 from 2016. The cost of the dinner is the lowest since 2013. A 16lb. turkey [more]

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Thanks-Fur a New Home Adoption Special

November 19, 2017 Click to view Thanks-Fur a New Home Adoption Special

Animal Services is offering a Thanksgiving pet adoption special this week – Thanks-Fur a New Home! Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available to loving homes at no charge. Staff and volunteers want every pet to be in a happy home in time to celebrate Thanksgiving with their new families. Visit the shelter Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, November 20 – 22, and see the many pets that could be your perfect companion. The Thanks-Fur a New Home adoption package includes vaccinations, [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the Nov. 16, 2017 Meeting

November 17, 2017 Click to view City Council – Highlights from the Nov. 16, 2017 Meeting

Economic Development Council voted to approve an economic development agreement with the BOCAR Group that will include up to $400,000 in performance and investment-based incentives. BOCAR, a top Tier 1 automotive supplier, will build a $115 million advanced manufacturing plant in Huntsville/Limestone County. The facility will employ between 300 and 400 workers.  View the BOCAR Development Agreement Presentation. View the BOCAR announcement. Planning  Plans to turn the site of the former Councill High School into a Memorial Park [more]

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BOCAR to Add 300+ jobs in North Alabama

November 16, 2017 Click to view BOCAR to Add 300+ jobs in North Alabama

BOCAR, a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier, plans to invest $115 million in a new plant to be built in Huntsville in Limestone County. The company will hire more than 300 people, adding to the state’s booming automotive manufacturing sector. BOCAR company leaders made the announcement at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber along with representatives of the City of Huntsville and Limestone County. “We are glad to invest in Huntsville, Alabama, where good [more]

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Traffic Safety Checkpoint

November 15, 2017 Click to view Traffic Safety Checkpoint

The Huntsville Police Department D.U.I. Task Force will be conducting Traffic Safety Checkpoints beginning Friday, November 17, 2017. The Task Force utilizes data provided by the State that determines traffic accident hotspots across the city. There are 57 designated hotspots throughout Huntsville, and they will be conducting the checkpoints at one or more of those locations. If you are stopped at a Traffic Safety Checkpoint be prepared to present your [more]

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