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Category: City Council

Winter Weather Alert: Huntsville municipal offices closed, Jan. 16

City Hall, municipal offices, facilities, and Municipal Court will remain closed today, Tuesday, January 16, due to the winter weather and hazardous road conditions. Public Transit will close at 10 a.m. Handi-Ride will continue with dialysis patients only. Garbage collection is operating on a holiday schedule this week and will experience further delays. Residents should place their [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the January 11, 2018 Meeting

Toyota-Mazda Development Agreement Council voted unanimously to approve a Development Agreement with the Industrial Development Board and Toyota Motor North America that is expected to provide a $5.6 billion return on investment in the next 20 years. In turn the City will offer the companies incentives and [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the December 21, 2017 Meeting

South Huntsville The City of Huntsville accepted a gift of property from the Hays family that will lead to the building of a road and a park in South Huntsville. The land will create an extension of the road from the new Grissom High School to Hobbs [more]

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Council Work Session Reviews Plans for a New City Hall

A thorough case for a more efficient, cost-saving new City Hall building was presented Tuesday night to the members of the Huntsville City Council in a work session open to the public. The Council members were presented data on extending the life of the current eight-story [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the December 7, 2017 Meeting

Volleyball courts The City Council approved a contract with Chorba Construction to begin work on a new sand volleyball complex at John Hunt Park. The facility will include 12 courts, easing the load at the existing six courts at Brahan Spring Park, and a building that will include [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the Nov. 16, 2017 Meeting

Economic Development Council voted to approve an economic development agreement with the BOCAR Group that will include up to $400,000 in performance and investment-based incentives. BOCAR, a top Tier 1 automotive supplier, will build a $115 million advanced manufacturing plant in Huntsville/Limestone County. The facility will employ [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the Nov. 2, 2017 Meeting

Planning & Development Council voted to rezone 171.41 acres of land lying east and south of Liberty Hill Road and east of Opportunity Boulevard to Planned Industrial District for the North Huntsville Industrial Park. Approved a decrease in the price of land for sale in North [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the Oct. 26, 2017 Meeting

Zoning Council voted to introduce an ordinance to update the hours of operation for the Arts and Entertainment Districts to Thursday through Sunday, 12 noon to 11 p.m. The new times will be voted on at the next regularly scheduled Council meeting on Nov. 2. Council approved [more]

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District 2 Council Member Mark Russell will not seek 5th term

City Council Member Mark Russell, who has represented District 2 residents since 2002, announced today he will not seek reelection in 2018.   “It has been a high honor to serve the Huntsville community for so many years, and I have enjoyed the opportunity to help [more]

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City Council – Meeting Highlights from October 12, 2017

New President District 2 Council Member Mark Russell was honored early in Thursday’s Huntsville City Council meeting with his 15-year pin for service to the City. Then at meeting’s end, he was elected as the Council President. It will be his tenth term in that role. Dr. [more]

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