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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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Municipal closures for the Thanksgiving Holiday, Nov. 28-29

November 21, 2019

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, November 28-29. The following services will be affected: Garbage Collection:  Thursday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 29. Public Transit:  Thursday’s Shuttle Bus and Handi-Ride services will be closed. Transit service resumes on Friday, Nov. 29. Parks & Recreation:  Recreation centers and facilities will be closed on Thursday and Friday and will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 30. Animal Services:  The Animal [more]

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Recap: District One November Town Hall

November 14, 2019

Over 150 people attended Council President Keith’s end-of-year town hall at H.C. Blake to hear updates on the following topics: How the 2019-2020 City budget impacts North Huntsville Councill High Park Berachah Johnson Legacy Phases I & II Parkway Mural Project with Arts Huntsville New Madison County Government Services Complex in District One Madison County Commissioner for District 6 JesHenry Malone also provided updates on behalf of Madison County. District 6 for the Madison County Commission encompasses [more]

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Fall Cleanup: Keeping curbs, gutters free of leaves and debris

November 11, 2019

Huntsville neighborhood streets and yards are adorned with colorful, fallen leaves. Picturesque – as long as they don’t clog public gutters. As fall settles in, the City of Huntsville is reminding homeowners to keep “road-side facilities,” or in non-municipal terms, curbs, gutters, ditches and sidewalks, free of debris. This includes dirt, trash, debris, gravel, yard waste, grass clippings, grass and weeds. Recently adopted City Ordinance 21-311 helps outline property owner [more]

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Huntsville’s Approves Management Contract for New Amphitheater

November 7, 2019

The City of Huntsville is contracting with Huntsville Venue Group Amphitheater, LLC (HVG) to help develop and operate a new 8,500 seat amphitheater to be built in the public park adjacent to the new Mid City development. City Council unanimously approved a 10-year contract with HVG. Under this contract, HVG will play a critical role in developing this unique, artist-driven venue. The company will also begin the process of marketing and [more]

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$10 Pet Adoption Blowout

September 15, 2019

It’s the best deal in town! Huntsville Animal Services is offering a $10 Blowout Pet Adoption special starting Monday, September 16, through Saturday, September 28. Exceptions may apply on some pets. The Shelter relies on the community to adopt dozens of pets coming into the Shelter each week. You can help save a pet’s life and earn a new best friend.  Please visit the Shelter and get to know these loving and playful animals. There’s always room [more]

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Mayor Battle Introduces FY 2020 Budget to City Council

September 12, 2019

City Council received its first look at Mayor Tommy Battle’s proposed municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2020 at the Council’s regularly scheduled meeting Sept. 12. The FY20 budget is comprised of a $228 million operating budget and $117.1 million in two capital funds (1990 and 2014). Even though the City is projecting revenue growth in FY 2020, the Mayor has structured a lean plan to ensure the City is able to [more]

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Council Names New Recreation Center after Former Council President Mark Russell

September 12, 2019

Fittingly, former City Council President Mark Russell is much more anxious to discuss the soon to be constructed recreation center in Hampton Cove than the name expected to be affixed to the project. On Sept. 12, the Huntsville City Council will announce that Mark Russell will be honored with his name on the new recreation facility in the district he served as Council Member from 2002 to 20018. “I know that Mark [more]

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Creating space for curbside trash and recycling collection

September 9, 2019

There’s a new cart on the block! The City of Huntsville is pleased to see tens of thousands of new blue carts sitting curbside, thanks to residents opting to participate in the recently launched recycling program through Recycling Alliance North Alabama (RANA). Now that RANA carts are parked alongside the City of Huntsville’s green trash receptacles, Huntsville’s Sanitation Department is reminding residents the carts need to be at least five feet [more]

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City of Huntsville Labor Day Hours of Operation

August 30, 2019

City of Huntsville municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, September 2, in recognition of the Labor Day Holiday. Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday, September 3.   Garbage & Recycling Monday’s holiday will impact garbage collection for the week of September 2 – 6, delaying pick-up by one day. Garbage normally collected on Monday will be collected on Tuesday, and so on. For more information visit HuntsvilleAL.gov/trash. Recycling collection, managed by [more]

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