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Our Pets will Put a Spell on You! FREE Adoption Special for Halloween

October 28, 2018

Huntsville Animal Services is a sponsoring FREE adoption special this Halloween week, Monday – Saturday, Oct. 28 – Nov. 3. We guarantee Our Pets will Put a Spell on You while visiting our Fantastic Beast at Huntsville Animal Services. There is a FREE bag of dry dog food for each adoption, while supplies last. The adoption package includes a rabies vaccination, city license, microchip, and spay or neuter surgery.  Special exceptions may apply to specific pets. The Huntsville Animal Shelter [more]

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Mayor Battle Presents Updated John Hunt Park Master Plan

October 25, 2018

John Hunt Park is rapidly on its way to earning its place as the City’s prime playground – a Central Park for all residents and visitors to enjoy. Major construction is under way in the park, and Mayor Tommy Battle took media on a tour of the improvements and updates to the park’s master plan. Here’s what’s happening! RUNNING/WALKING COURSE Multiple configurations will be available for the new championship caliber cross-country running [more]

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Huntsville 2018 Housing Expo Celebrates Homeownership

October 24, 2018

Homeownership has long been part of the American dream. New buyers, or those considering a home purchase, will learn everything they need to know at the City of Huntsville’s 2018 Housing Expo on Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Stone Event Center at Campus No. 805, 2620 Clinton Avenue, 35805. This half-day, free event, will be packed with valuable information and guidance for current and future residents [more]

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Fredrick Ave Investigation – Arrest

October 19, 2018

On October 18th Huntsville Police arrested forty-eight year old Gerry Dean Young for murder. The investigation began on September 4th as an assault of fifty-three year old Anthony Ray Samuel. He was found in the backyard of an address at the 600 block of Frederick Ave around 7:30 am that morning. HPD Investigators were informed the victim was allegedly assaulted by another male with an unknown weapon. It was alleged [more]

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Live Fire Training

October 17, 2018

Huntsville Fire & Rescue will be conducting training drills and a controlled burn on Thursday October 18, 2018 between the hours of 8 am. and 1 pm. The building to be used for our training is located at 2811 6th. Ave. SW. Please be alert for fire department personnel and equipment in the area. Signs will be posted indicating the training area and any changes to the normal traffic flow that [more]

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District 1 Town Hall Meeting Recap from October 16

October 17, 2018

The October 16 town hall was an important opportunity for community updates. The agenda covered recycling support provided by Operation Green Team at City-sponsored events and community cleanups planned in the coming months. District 1 projects were reviewed and progress was discussed on the North Huntsville Library, Berachah Park, and Johnson Legacy Complex. The discussion turned to Traffic Engineering and upcoming District 1 road improvements. Also, the agenda revisited street repaving with [more]

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Huntsville Approves Agreement to bring in 5G Technology

October 12, 2018

Decision allows City to usher in next wave of high-speed connectivity Huntsville residents are one step closer to realizing some of the fastest mobile network speeds in the country, thanks to City Council’s decision to approve a wireless rights of way use agreement with Uniti Fiber. The agreement permits the company, a leading provider of infrastructure solutions – including cell site backhaul and small cell for wireless operators- to construct small cells in the public right of [more]

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2018 Alabama A&M Homecoming Parade – Downtown Huntsville

October 11, 2018

Huntsville’s annual celebration of the Alabama A&M University Homecoming Parade will be held on Saturday October 13, 2018. The roads in downtown Huntsville will be closed for this parade beginning at 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Citizens traveling in the downtown area on Saturday morning should expect detours and traffic delays as well large amounts of pedestrian traffic. The Huntsville Police Department will be posting officers throughout the affected intersections [more]

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September 2018 – Monthly Development Review

October 9, 2018

More than $56 million in non-residential building permits were issued in September. Residential permits and CO’s decreased year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In September, 122 housing units were permitted, 104 single- and 18 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 112 (Martin-Zierdt), where 27 units were permitted, all single-family. This is a 63.2% decrease over September 2017, when 332 housing units (84 single- and 248 multi-family) were [more]

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HPD Prescription Drug Drop Box

October 9, 2018

Just over two years ago, Huntsville Police introduced a prescription drug take back program by installing a medication drop box in the lobby of the Public Safety Complex at 815 Wheeler Ave. We wanted to give an update on it’s progress. It has taken in just over  3,100 lbs of prescription drugs since it was installed in 2016 (Just over 450 lbs for this past reporting quarter). This is the [more]

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