News & Updates
Month: August 2019

Traffic Safety Checkpoints

The Huntsville Police Department D.U.I. Task Force will be conducting Traffic Safety Checkpoints through this weekend. If you are stopped at a Traffic Safety Checkpoint be prepared to present your driver license, proof of insurance and vehicle tag registration to the officers. The Task Force [more]

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Mayor Battle Statement on NASA Marshall’s Leading Role in America’s Return to the Moon

In front of the hydrogen fuel tank for the Space Launch System, America’s next rocket, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced today that Marshall Space Flight Center and Huntsville, Alabama will play a leadership role in Project Artemis, NASA’s lunar exploration program that aims to land [more]

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Air Quality Forecast August 16, 2019

AIR QUALITY FORECAST FOR HUNTSVILLE

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City Leaders Provide Update on Major Infrastructure Projects

Mayor Tommy Battle, joined by Urban and Economic Development Director Shane Davis, Director of Engineering Kathy Martin and representatives from the Alabama Department of Transportation, presented the public with an update on the City of Huntsville’s major road projects. “I’d suggest that one of the biggest [more]

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Get Moving with the Mayor and Adoptable Dogs at Huntsville Botanical Garden

Mayor Tommy Battle and Healthy Huntsville invite the public to join them on a free, one-mile walk through the Huntsville Botanical Garden with their leashed dog or an adoptable one from Huntsville Animal Services. The walk will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 6 [more]

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National “Clear the Shelters” Week at Huntsville Animal Services

Huntsville Animal Services is participating in the 2019 “Clear the Shelters” event, a weeklong free adoption special for felines and canines at Animal Services starting Monday, August 12, through Saturday, August 17.  The goal is to find forever homes for Shelter pets at no charge. Restrictions may apply to specific pets. “Clear [more]

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Mayor Tommy Battle Declines Pay Raise  

Mayor Tommy Battle informed City Council this morning of his intent to veto the pay raise approved at their meeting Thursday night. This is Battle’s first veto in his 11-years as Mayor of Huntsville. “I have said I am satisfied with my salary and I knew what it was when [more]

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July 2019 – Monthly Development Review

Industrial projects topped the list of non-residential projects permitted last month. Residential CO’s more than doubled year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In July, 108 housing units were permitted, all single-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 113 (Green Mountain/Owens Cross Roads), [more]

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HPD Academy Acquires Virtra 300 Training Simulator

The Huntsville Police Academy recently acquired the Virtra 300 Training Simulator.  This simulator allows officers to train using communication skills, tactical and verbal de-escalation techniques, taser, and deadly force situations using standard-issue weapons.  Virtra incorporates the same de-escalations techniques taught in our police academy directly [more]

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

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 $158,649.00. The City of Huntsville will be dividing the award amount 50/50 with the Madison [more]

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