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Huntsville Fire & Rescue Opens Applications for 2021 Academy

May 29, 2020 Click to view Huntsville Fire & Rescue Opens Applications for 2021 Academy

Apply between June 1 and June 15 This is your chance! Huntsville Fire and Rescue is looking to hire qualified self-motivated men and women for its 2021 Academy. Applications for Fire & Rescue only open about every 18-months and this is your prime opportunity to join the City’s team of highly specialized career professionals in support of public safety. “When I look for the ideal Fire & Rescue team member, I look for [more]

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Cyclists gear up for the 11th annual Mayor’s Bike Ride on Saturday, May 30

May 26, 2020 Click to view Cyclists gear up for the 11th annual Mayor’s Bike Ride on Saturday, May 30

Mayor Tommy Battle and Healthy Huntsville invite the public to join them this Saturday, May 30, for a free, family-friendly four-mile bike ride around Downtown Huntsville. The 10 a.m. ride will begin and end on Church Street in Big Spring Park by the Downtown YMCA. Part of the Healthy Huntsville program, which promotes fitness and nutrition, the annual Mayor’s Bike Ride also coincides with Bike Safety Month when the City celebrates [more]

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Parks & Recreation to ease restrictions May 26

May 22, 2020 Click to view Parks & Recreation to ease restrictions May 26

The City of Huntsville’s Parks & Recreation Department released its updated policy allowing the phased re-opening of the City’s parks and recreational facilities. The new policy takes effect May 26, replacing the policy published on May 18. The revised policy allows for the opening of several facilities previously closed and allows certain activities banned under the current policy.  Updates of note include: Playgrounds, splash pads, and pavilions open Aquatics facilities open on weekends Team athletics [more]

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City of Huntsville to host virtual Memorial Day program

May 21, 2020 Click to view City of Huntsville to host virtual Memorial Day program

The City of Huntsville will continue a Memorial Day tradition with a program and wreath-laying ceremony in honor and remembrance of those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. In the best interest of public health, this year’s ceremony will be presented virtually on Monday, May 25, at 8 a.m. The public is invited to join in by watching the event on one of the City’s media platforms. HSV [more]

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Parks & Recreation ease restrictions to allow more activities beginning Monday, May 18

May 17, 2020 Click to view Parks & Recreation ease restrictions to allow more activities beginning Monday, May 18

The City of Huntsville’s Parks & Recreation Department continues to reopen facilities in a return to more normal operations to the extent allowed by the State Health Officer orders. Beginning Monday, May 18, Parks & Recreation will allow more activities to occur in its parks and recreation centers. Patrons must continue to abide by distancing and sanitation guidelines and are encouraged to wear masks or face coverings or masks. For a complete list of what’s open [more]

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Auto Theft and Drug Trafficking Arrests

May 15, 2020 Click to view Auto Theft and Drug Trafficking Arrests

STAC Agents and the HPD Anti-Crime Team made two arrests today in connection to auto theft and drug trafficking. Cash and weapons were also seized in the overnight 24-hr investigation. Cousins, Thirty-one yr. old Damion Doral Drake and 27 yr. old Jamee Shaquen Drake were arrested. The investigation began earlier in the week with a tip about illegal narcotics sales occurring at a residence in North Madison County. This lead to [more]

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Municipal Court to reopen on Monday, May 18

May 15, 2020 Click to view Municipal Court to reopen on Monday, May 18

The City of Huntsville Municipal Court will reopen on Monday, May 18 for in-person hearings, Night Court, Amnesty Court and Defensive Driving School. “We are working hard to accommodate a backlog of cases and to maintain appropriate health and safety guidelines in the building,” said Presiding Judge Lonzo Robinson. “The Court is temporarily implementing new procedures to facilitate case resolution, and we ask that the public familiarize themselves with these protocols before [more]

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April 2020 – Monthly Development Review

May 8, 2020 Click to view April 2020 – Monthly Development Review

Industrial projects capped a busy month of non-residential projects permitted. Residential CO’s increased year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In April, 181 housing units were permitted, 95 single- and 86 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 106.12 (72 West) where 63 units were permitted, 7 single- and 56 multi-family. This is a 58.8% decrease over April 2019, when 439 housing units (152 single- and 287 [more]

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Huntsville Public Transit Resumes Normal Schedule 

May 6, 2020 Click to view Huntsville Public Transit Resumes Normal Schedule 

Effective Monday, May 11, fixed-route bus service and paratransit service will resume its regularly published schedules. Service will operate Monday – Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. To view routes and more information, visit the Public Transportation web page. In keeping with Alabama Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control guidelines, Shuttle patrons will be asked to distance while riding the [more]

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Mayor Battle Issues Face Cover Challenge

May 5, 2020 Click to view Mayor Battle Issues Face Cover Challenge

In phase one of Alabama’s re-opening plan, Mayor Tommy Battle is reminding everyone it’s more important than ever to cover up when you head out. “The COVID-19 virus hasn’t left town,” said Mayor Battle. “Wearing a mask or face covering provides another barrier of protection for you, your family, friends and strangers. It’s really an act of love and respect for others.” The Mayor is issuing a Face Cover Challenge for residents [more]

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