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A recap of the Feb. 20 District 1 Town Hall

February 23, 2018

On February 20, citizens of Huntsville’s District One gathered for a community update with Council Member Keith. Updates on upcoming roadwork projects, Huntsville Police Department crime prevention efforts, neighborhood clean ups and more were given. View the handouts, distributed at the town hall, via the links below. District 1 Feb. 20 Town Hall – HPD Updates District 1 Feb. 20 Town Hall – Road Updates District 1 Feb. 20 Town Hall Fast Facts

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City Council – Highlights from the February 22, 2018 Meeting

February 23, 2018

Annexation The City Council unanimously approved the annexation of  659.10 acres of land lying east of U.S. Highway 231 South and on the north and south sides of River Loop Road, in Morgan County. The annexation comes by request of the landowners and culminates some four years of study by various City departments regarding the feasibility. Some Morgan County residents spoke in opposition to the annexation. Mayor Tommy Battle assured them that “we [more]

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City of Huntsville heads to market

February 21, 2018

In a special session Wednesday afternoon, Huntsville City Council approved the sale of a series of general obligation warrants valued at approximately $131 million. The monies will be used to fund a series of public improvement projects in Huntsville’s capital plans and to help finance incentives for the Toyota-Mazda project. “Every borrow is carefully budgeted and planned,” said Peggy Sargent, Finance Director. “We are always looking at the budget, to look at [more]

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Geo Huntsville Announces Annual Summit 2018

February 21, 2018

GEO Huntsville proudly announces its annual conference, GEO Huntsville Summit 2018. The event is designed to give participants the latest information on innovations in the Geospatial industry and related government and educational initiatives. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle will deliver a welcome and introduction promptly at 8:30am on February 26, 2018. The theme for GEO Huntsville Summit 2018 is “Future Innovations in Geospatial” and will feature dynamic speakers and presentations on cutting [more]

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January 2018 – Monthly Development Review

February 18, 2018

New office spaces in Research Park were the top non-residential building permits issued last month. Residential permits and CO’s grew year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In January, 94 housing units were permitted, all single-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 109.01 (Hampton Cove), where 17 units were permitted. This is an 11.9% increase over January 2017, when 84 housing units (all single-family) were permitted. Residential Certificates of Occupancy [more]

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Robbery Arrest

February 16, 2018

Huntsville Police have made an arrest regarding the bank robbery at the Woodforest National Bank at 6140 University Drive. Keon Ladell Reed, 38 yrs old, was arrested for Robbery 1st early yesterday evening. On February 15th at approximately 3:25pm Mr. Reed entered the bank brandishing a pistol and demanding money in a written note. He fled on foot before officers arrived. Through the video surveillance, Police K-9 and FBI he [more]

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Boxwood Cir. Investigation – Arrests

February 16, 2018

Huntsville Police have made two arrests regarding the investigation on Boxwood Cir. on February 14th. Michael Christian Stoltzfus, 30yrs old and James Michael Romans, 24yrs old, were arrested and charged with murder. Officers received a call about a possible victim in an apartment at the Boxwood Cir. location. Officers investigated and discovered a deceased male inside the vacant apartment. Investigators learned that the two offenders were involved and quickly located [more]

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Be a Valentine for shelter pets with “My Furry Valentine” adoption special

February 13, 2018

Be a Valentine and visit the shelter for a heartwarming adventure with lots of puppy licks and kitten kisses. The ‘My Furry Valentine’ adoption special includes dogs, cats, puppies and kittens at Huntsville Animal Services for only $14 February 14-28. This special adoption fee includes vaccinations, microchip, city license, and spay or neuter. Those who can’t adopt but are interested in supporting Huntsville Animal Services can do so through volunteering, fostering or [more]

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Mayor Battle Statement on Passing of Huntsville Native Reg E. Cathey

February 12, 2018

Mayor Tommy Battle and the City of Huntsville are saddened to hear about the death of actor Reg E. Cathey Mr. Cathey, a J.O. Johnson graduate and Emmy award-winning actor, was well-known for his roles on House of Cards and The Wire. Mayor Tommy Battle made the following statement on Mr. Cathey’s passing. “Reg made Huntsville proud,” said Mayor Battle. “His immense talent, ability and dedication to his craft should be an inspiration to us all. I extend my deepest condolences to Mr. Cathey’s family and friends.” As The [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the February 8, 2018 Meeting

February 9, 2018

Annexations Council approved the annexation of 2.59 acres of land east of Old Monrovia Road and south of Oakwood Road. The land will be used for a new addition to the 911 Center. Urban Development Approved a $92,578 contract with Garver, L.L.C. for engineering design services for the Ditto Landing Master Plan Update. Rerouting Campground Road, establishing new campground and retention ponds. Authorized the City to retain Schneider Historic Preservation, L.L.C. to help establish [more]

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