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City says goodbye to Imagine Huntsville, encourages ideas via Big Picture website and social

December 31, 2019

The City of Huntsville’s contract with IdeaScale, the platform that brought Imagine Huntsville to life, ended on December 31, 2019. The City launched Imagine Huntsville in 2013 as an online platform for Huntsville citizens to submit ideas ranging a wide variety of subjects to contribute to the City’s planning and growth. Eventually, the platform evolved to focus on generating ideas for the City’s Big Picture Comprehensive Plan, which was presented [more]

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City of Huntsville closure information for New Year’s Day Holiday

December 31, 2019

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for all non-essential personnel on New Year’s Day, Wednesday,  January 1, and reopen on Thursday, January 2. Details can be found below on how this closure impacts some City services: Garbage Collection:  Wednesday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Thursday, January 2. Households whose normal garbage pick-up day is on Thursday will have their garbage collected on Friday, January 3. Public Transit:  Shuttle [more]

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City of Huntsville closure information for Christmas Holiday

December 23, 2019

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for all non-essential personnel for the Christmas Holiday on Wednesday, December 25 and reopen on Thursday, December 26. Details can be found below on how this closure impacts some City services: Garbage Collection:  Wednesday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Thursday, December 26. Households whose normal garbage pick-up day is on Thursday will have their garbage collected on Friday, December 27. Public Transit:  Shuttle bus and paratransit [more]

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City Council Reviews Schematic Design of New City Hall

December 18, 2019

The City of Huntsville Administration presented City Council with an update on plans for a new Huntsville City Hall in a work session held on December 18, 2019. During the meeting, Council heard a presentation from General Services Director Ricky Wilkinson on the new building’s “schematic design” or in layman’s terms: the first phase that determines the size requirements and goals for the municipal space. The Huntsville City Council will consider [more]

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Mayor Battle statement on special election results

December 16, 2019

Citizens of Huntsville went to the polls today and overwhelmingly approved updates to Alabama legislation that reaffirms 15.5 mills in school ad valorem taxes. The successful vote “for” schools ensures Huntsville residents in Madison County, Morgan County and Limestone County pay equally to fund Huntsville City Schools. “Today’s vote validates our City’s support of education,” Mayor Tommy Battle said. “A strong education system is paramount for a successful and thriving City, [more]

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Updates: Fallen HPD Officer Billy Clardy III

December 10, 2019

The latest updates can be found via the Huntsville Police Department’s Twitter – @HsvPolice. Funeral Arrangements Funeral services for STAC Agent Billy Clardy III will take place on Tuesday, December 10, at Mayfair Church of Christ located at 1095 Carl T. Jones Drive in Huntsville, Alabama. A public viewing will be held from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m., service to follow. A processional to Agent Clardy’s gravesite will immediately follow. Out of [more]

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Santa Paws: Animal Services, Visitors Bureau team up to promote adoptable dogs at local pet-friendly hotels

December 5, 2019

In an effort to find a home for the holidays, four Huntsville Animal Services shelter dogs got a special treat this week. Sid, Frank, Philly and Titus explored four of Huntsville’s pet-friendly hotels to raise awareness for animal adoptions. Photos linked above. Karen Buchan, Huntsville Animal Services Animal Care Supervisor, said the shelter currently has around 70 animals looking for homes. “The shelter can be a lonely place for animals, especially during [more]

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November 2019 – Monthly Development Review

December 4, 2019

Projects in Downtown and Redstone Gateway topped the list of non-residential projects permitted last month. Residential permits and CO’s more than doubled year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In November, 433 housing units were permitted, 95 single- and 338 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 31 (Downtown), where 278 units were permitted, all multi-family. This is a 297% increase over November 2018, when 109 housing [more]

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Mayor Battle: Celebrate generosity on this Giving Tuesday

December 3, 2019

Huntsville’s Mayor Tommy Battle released the following statement ahead of Giving Tuesday on December 3, 2019.  Giving Tuesday is an annual, global generosity movement celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving that aims to create an intentional day of charitable acts. “On this Giving Tuesday, we pay special recognition to Huntsville’s array of exceptional nonprofits who work tirelessly on our behalf to provide significant and necessary services to the sick and differently-abled, [more]

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Special Election Asks Huntsville Voters to Support City Schools

December 2, 2019

Huntsville voters will go to the polls December 10 for a special election to recommit 15.5 mills in ad valorem taxes that have supported local education as far back as 1916. A review of the school tax legislation last year indicated some ambiguity in the language. The current laws, first written in 1916 and expanded in the 60s and 70s, reference property in “Huntsville, Madison County” which doesn’t accurately reflect Huntsville city [more]

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