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Huntsville welcomes premier cross-country championship event

December 3, 2021 Click to view Huntsville welcomes premier cross-country championship event

More than 2,300 of the world’s best youth runners will compete Saturday in the Garmin RunningLane Cross-Country Championships at John Hunt Park’s Cross-Country Course. “These are the best 18-and-under cross-country runners in the nation,” said Huntsville City Administrator John Hamilton. “That means they are here with their families, friends and coaches enjoying a memorable weekend here in Huntsville. This is one of the fastest courses in the nation and we hope [more]

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$500,000 in grant funds to help Huntsville’s vulnerable residents

December 2, 2021 Click to view $500,000 in grant funds to help Huntsville’s vulnerable residents

Several local agencies serving Huntsville’s more vulnerable residents will receive nearly $500,000 in Emergency Solutions Grant funds from the City of Huntsville. At its regularly scheduled meeting Dec. 2, the Huntsville City Council approved 10 resolutions allowing Community Development to administer financial assistance from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). Under the conditions of ADECA’s 2021 Emergency Solutions Grant Program, Community Development Manager Scott Erwin said the City [more]

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Huntsville redistricting plans formally introduced

December 2, 2021 Click to view Huntsville redistricting plans formally introduced

The City of Huntsville made progress on its 2021 redistricting effort when four plans were formally introduced at the Huntsville City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 2. The plans were previously presented and discussed during five public hearings held in October and November at City Hall. Three plans were submitted by members of the public, and one was developed by the City of Huntsville Administration, using input from City departments, [more]

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Preserving Huntsville’s history: City outreach aims to educate historic district residents

December 1, 2021 Click to view Preserving Huntsville’s history: City outreach aims to educate historic district residents

Huntsville’s four designated historic districts are home to some of the state’s oldest dwellings, and the Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission’s (HHPC) mission is to ensure they are preserved for future generations. To educate current and future historic district residents, the Commission recently produced a brochure with information about the districts, HHPC’s mission and process for making changes to a historic home. Preservation Planner Katie Stamps said the brochure, which is available [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services slashes orphan pet fees for ‘Home for the Holidays’ promotion

December 1, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services slashes orphan pet fees for ‘Home for the Holidays’ promotion

Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) wants to put furry friends in loving homes this holiday season and is slashing fees to make it happen. As part of its “Home for the Holidays” promotion, HAS is waiving adoption fees on 25 different animals that will be featured on Facebook.com/HuntsvilleAnimalServices each day leading up to Christmas. Kicking off the promotion is Moore, a mixed breed that loves walks and other dogs. HAS Director Dr. Karen [more]

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How to responsibly dispose of leaves, yard waste in Huntsville

November 23, 2021 Click to view How to responsibly dispose of leaves, yard waste in Huntsville

As the leaves of yellow, orange, brown and red continue to fall across Huntsville, many residents are tackling the mess with rakes and blowers. To that end, officials with Huntsville Public Works are asking residents to dispose of leaves and any other yard waste responsibly. Blowing leaves into the road can lead to clogged storm drains, which causes flooding during significant rain events. “It’s impossible for us to overstate the importance of [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services waiving adoption fees on most animals

November 22, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services waiving adoption fees on most animals

Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is waiving adoption fees on most adult dogs this week to help them find loving, caring homes before the Thanksgiving holiday. Additionally, adult cats can be adopted for $10, though some are also free to a good home. Kittens and puppies are $50. Lowered adoption fees as well as no-fee adoptions help reduce shelter populations. For those who can’t adopt right now, HAS offers a sleepover foster program [more]

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Huntsville municipal offices closed Nov. 25-26 for Thanksgiving

November 22, 2021 Click to view Huntsville municipal offices closed Nov. 25-26 for Thanksgiving

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed Nov. 25-26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The following services will be affected: Garbage Collection: Thursday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 26. Public Transit: There will be no Orbit fixed-route or Access paratransit service Nov. 25. Service will resume Nov. 26. Parks & Recreation: Recreation centers and facilities will be closed Nov. 25-26 and reopen Saturday, Nov. 27. Animal Services: Huntsville Animal Services will [more]

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Huntsville Public Transit adding app-based pay system

November 18, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Public Transit adding app-based pay system

A pilot program coming to Huntsville Transit will make it easier for smartphone users to ride while also providing a contactless payment method for operators. The City of Huntsville presented an agreement at the Nov. 18 Huntsville City Council meeting that will allow riders to purchase fares through an app called Token Transit. The free app will allow riders to purchase single-ride Orbit or Access tickets up to monthly passes through [more]

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City of Huntsville announces changes to Emergency Rental Assistance Program

November 12, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville announces changes to Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Changes are coming to the City’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to assist households suffering financial hardships because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Huntsville is nearing the end of its available ERAP funds, provided by the U.S. Treasury to reduce housing instability, prevent eviction and offer financial relief to qualifying tenants and landlords. As a result, the application portal for the City’s first round of ERAP funding will close [more]

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