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Category: City Council

City Council Reviews Code Enforcement Process for Neighborhood Properties

The Huntsville City Council held a Work Session on Thursday, June 12, to review data from the Community Development department on their work to remedy code violations in neighborhoods. This included information on the number and type of citations against rental properties. “Three months ago, we [more]

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Don’t miss the bus! Huntsville Shuttle and Handi-Ride improvements to begin July 1

Huntsville’s public transit system is set to implement a number of improvements on July 1 following a comprehensive study of its operations. New routes, extended weekday hours, and Saturday service are part of a five-phase public transit improvement plan for the City’s transportation network. Phase 1 implementation [more]

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City Council Establishes Selection Process for School Board Vacancy

Candidate applications accepted through June 7 for Board of Education District 5 position The Huntsville City Council will be accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Huntsville City School Board. The District 5 position will become vacant effective May 24 following Pam Hill’s resignation. Under Alabama [more]

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Huntsville Retains “Straight A” Financial Report Card

Two of the nation’s top credit rating agencies assigned the City of Huntsville their highest scores this week.  Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s Rating Services awarded Huntsville a rating of Aaa and AAA, respectively. The credit rating agencies cited Huntsville’s strengths to include a [more]

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Huntsville earns national rankings for safe street policies and biking improvements

Huntsville’s commitment to making streets safer and more bike and pedestrian friendly has recently earned the City two national accolades. A Best City for Bikes People for Bikes reviewed biking infrastructure in 509 cities and Huntsville ranked 37th in its annual rating of  The Best Cities for [more]

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What’s next for Huntsville’s Historic Districts?

The Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission (HHPC) will host a public meeting and brainstorming session about the health and future of the City’s four historic districts on Monday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m., in the 1st floor conference room, 320 Fountain Circle, 35801. The HHPC will offer a brief history of the locally [more]

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Mayor Battle, City Schools ask voter support in reaffirming school property tax

The City of Huntsville will hold a public referendum in the coming months to ask voters to reaffirm 15.5 mills of school property tax that have supported local education as far back as 1916. A recent review of the school tax legislation indicated the City needed [more]

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What’s new in plans to build a new City Hall

City plans to replace the aging municipal building on Fountain Circle are moving forward with a projected construction timeline for late 2020. Mayor Tommy Battle and his administration have been working on plans for a new municipal complex for many years. The need has been long-recognized [more]

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Join Mayor Battle and turn a Working lunch into a Walking lunch!

Healthy Huntsville and the City of Huntsville are partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama to celebrate National Walk @Lunch Day on Wednesday, April 3 between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., in Big Spring Park. Mayor Tommy Battle will lead a kick-off walk at 11 [more]

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Parks & Recreation Opens First Phase of Merrimack Sports Complex

The City of Huntsville hosted a ribbon-cutting today to celebrate the opening of four artificial turf fields at the new Merrimack Sports Complex. The bright green synthetic fields are a first for Parks & Recreation, allowing for year-round league play, rain or shine. The turf fields are [more]

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