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Huntsville Police Department applying for a United States Dept. of Justice, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

July 31, 2018

The Huntsville Police Department, of the City of Huntsville, Alabama, will be applying for a United States Dept. of Justice, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant in the amount of $160,023.00. The City of Huntsville will be dividing the award amount 50/50 with the Madison County Commission.   This grant will fund the purchase of equipment upgrades to be used by the Huntsville Police Dept.   The City Council of the City of Huntsville, [more]

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City Council – Meeting Highlights from July 26, 2018

July 27, 2018

ADMINISTRATION Council approved a modification to the contract with Hay Buchanan Architects for $28,000 on work the firm is performing to design an expansion and upgrades to the Animal Services Facility. Buchanan will design space for 48 more kennels and provide an overall schematic design for additional phases of renovations. Once the architectural work is complete, bids for construction will be let and work could begin this fall. Authorized a $50,622 [more]

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City of Huntsville Statement on Spring Pygmy Sunfish

July 25, 2018

The City of Huntsville has the following statement regarding environmental protections in place on the Megasite for the Spring Pygmy Sunfish:   “The City of Huntsville has been working diligently for almost a decade to preserve and sustain the habitat of the Spring Pygmy Sunfish as part of an extensive environmental approval process for the Megasite property. The Spring Pygmy Sunfish environment is better today than when the City of Huntsville purchased [more]

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It’s Raining Cats & Dogs Adoption Special

July 22, 2018

Huntsville Animal Services has an abundance of beautiful dogs and cats in need of a new life with a loving family. Starting Monday, July 23, through July 31, adopt a new best friend at no charge for adult dogs and cats. Some restrictions may apply to some pets. This “Raining Cats & Dogs” fee-waived adoption event helps raise awareness about the overcrowding problems in the City’s Animal Shelter and the need [more]

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Countdown to Citywide Celebration of Apollo 11 Landing – 50th Anniversary

July 16, 2018

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and U.S. Space & Rocket Center CEO and Executive Director Dr. Deborah Barnhart announced plans for a citywide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11th lunar landing. Dr. Barnhart, the Mayor’s appointed Chair of the Rocket City’s 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Celebration, outlined plans to pay tribute to the historic and significant role of the U. S. Army, Dr. Wernher von Braun, NASA’s Marshall [more]

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City Council – Meeting Highlights from July 12, 2018

July 16, 2018

Planning Council passed a resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement between the City of Huntsville and Bailey – Harris Construction Company, Inc. to provide construction services for the Von Braun Center New Music and Dining Venue. The venue will provide food and beverage services, as well as a spacious setting for Huntsville’s growing music scene. Read more on City Blog Parks & Recreation  Council passed a resolution authorizing the Mayor to [more]

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STAC Arrest

July 13, 2018

On July 12, 2018, Agents with the Madison-Morgan County STAC Team conducted an investigation into 24 yr old Forod Muhammed Rushton and his involvement in trafficking heroin.  Mr. Rushton is from Detroit. He was arrested for Trafficking Heroin and POM 1st.  Agents located approx. 50 grams of Heroin and 460 grams of Marijuana.  Agents also seized $2,203 US Currency from Mr. Rushton.  His bond was set at $110,000.

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Now It’s Canine Impossible: $5 Adoptions at Huntsville Animal Services

July 10, 2018

No mission is impossible, especially when it comes to saving Huntsville’s homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. Huntsville Animal Services is currently experiencing “overflow” status – with an ever-increasing number of pets to choose from for adoption.  Through July 31, both felines and canines at Huntsville Animal Services can be adopted for $5. Some exclusions may apply. Adoption fees include a rabies vaccination voucher, first set of vaccines, microchip, spay or [more]

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Mayor Battle Statement on UAH President Robert Altenkirch Retirement Announcement

July 9, 2018

Mayor Tommy Battle released the following statement regarding today’s announcement that UAH President Robert Altenkirch is retiring. Altenkirch, in his seventh year at UAH, will remain in his current role into the 2018 – 2019 academic year until a successor is chosen, according to a memo released today to UAH faculty, staff and students. “President Altenkirch’s success at UAH is clear to see. The City of Huntsville is appreciative of all [more]

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June 2018 – Monthly Development Review

July 9, 2018

New industrial and office projects topped the list of non-residential permits issued last month. Residential permit and CO issuances decreased year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In May, 307 housing units were permitted, 113 single- and 194 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 19.02 (Jones Valley), where 161 units were permitted, 1 single- and 160 multi-family. This is a 179% increase over May 2017, when [more]

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