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Pet Appreciation Week

February 28, 2019

Dogs and cats add so much to the lives of their owners. They serve as therapists, alarm clocks, and personal trainers. In recognition of the unconditional love and joy that pets bring, Huntsville Animal Services is offering special adoption fees during its Pet Appreciation Week. Starting Friday, March 1, through Saturday, March 9, dogs 40 pounds or more are $10 to adopt. Restrictions may apply on some pets. The special adoption fee includes [more]

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Parks & Recreation Opens First Phase of Merrimack Sports Complex

February 27, 2019

The City of Huntsville hosted a ribbon-cutting today to celebrate the opening of four artificial turf fields at the new Merrimack Sports Complex. The bright green synthetic fields are a first for Parks & Recreation, allowing for year-round league play, rain or shine. The turf fields are durable and designed to accommodate the community’s growing desire for fast-paced sports such as soccer, lacrosse and ultimate frisbee. “These are lighted fields, and with the addition [more]

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Flood Awareness

February 25, 2019

Be aware, even though the rain has stopped, the water level is still rising. Due to the Tennessee River reaching greater levels, earlier today Huntsville firefighters passed out informational flyers to the areas that could most likely be affected. Floodwaters are expected to reach their highest level by tomorrow and remain there for approximately 24 hours. Huntsville Fire & Rescue has been working with local EMA officials and have made [more]

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Flooding Forecast: City of Huntsville crews prepare for hazardous weather​ potential

February 18, 2019

The Huntsville Office of the National Weather Service is forecasting between 6 and 8 inches of rain accumulation in Huntsville and North Alabama through Sunday, February 24. Flooding of local waterways, including the Tennessee River, is possible. In preparation for this potentially hazardous weather, the City of Huntsville is reminding residents of the following: Remove debris from gutters. Take a look at your neighborhood curbs, gutters and inlets. If they are blocked [more]

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Crisis Intervention Officer Certification Graduation

February 15, 2019

The Huntsville Police Department will be having a C.I.T. (Crisis Intervention Team) graduation next Friday February 22nd at 3:00pm at the Jaycees Building off Airport Rd. The twenty students that participated, include officers from the Huntsville Police Department , Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Madison Police Department. The Huntsville Police Department is one of only four law enforcement agencies in the country that received a grant to hold [more]

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Incident Review Board Results – Devron Booker Arrest

February 13, 2019

The Huntsville Police Department convened an Incident Review Board on February 8th regarding the pursuit and capture of Devron Lashawn Booker on January 16th. The Board reviewed all body camera video, dash-cam video and testimonial evidence in this matter and determined all officers acted within departmental policy. On January 16th 2019, Booker was in a vehicle that was suspected as being taken in an armed robbery several days before. When [more]

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January 2019 – Monthly Development Review

February 12, 2019

New office buildings topped the list of non-residential building permits issued in January. Residential permits increased year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In January, 127 housing units were permitted, all single-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 109.01 (Hampton Cove), where 34 units were permitted. This is a 35.1% increase over January 2018, when 94 housing units (all single-family) were permitted. Residential Certificates of Occupancy (new construction) [more]

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Getting There: Top road construction, resurfacing and repair projects stretch across Huntsville

February 7, 2019

The City of Huntsville hasn’t seen a year of road work quite like 2019. Engineering is tracking approximately 50 new roadway projects in various stages of design or construction totaling $600 million. Adding to the list of major road work projects is another $7 million worth of street repaving and $600,000 in street maintenance and repairs. “Huntsville is a City on the move, and it is critical we keep up with our [more]

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Officer Keith Earle – Commemorative Honor Chair

February 5, 2019

The Huntsville Police Department would like to announce the donation of a commemorative “Honor Chair” to remember fallen HPD Officer Keith Earle who was killed on duty in 2018. The Honor Chair will arrive at the North Precinct February 6th, 2019 at noon. The chair was created by the nonprofit organization, Saving A Hero’s Place (https://savingaherosplace.org/). A representative from the organization will be present to unveil the Honor Chair to [more]

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HPD Prescription Drug Drop Box

February 5, 2019

Huntsville Police is in its fourth year of maintaining a drug depository in the Public Safety Complex at 815 Wheeler Ave for unwanted and unused drugs. It has taken in approximately  3,500 lbs of prescription drugs since it was installed in 2016 (360 lbs for this past reporting quarter in 2018). That’s 3,500 lbs. of prescription drugs that won’t find their way into the wrong hands or our water system. [more]

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