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City of Huntsville Statements on Confederate Memorial

June 10, 2020 Click to view City of Huntsville Statements on Confederate Memorial

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and City Council President Devyn Keith released the following statements after today’s 9-0 vote by the Madison County Commission decision to proceed with a relocation plan for the Confederate Memorial on the Courthouse Square. “The City of Huntsville pledges to work hand in hand with the Madison County Commission to help them find a suitable home for the monument in an appropriate historic context.” – Mayor Tommy [more]

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Huntsville outlines next steps in protest review at upcoming Council meetings

June 10, 2020 Click to view Huntsville outlines next steps in protest review at upcoming Council meetings

The Huntsville City Council welcomes public input at its Thursday night meeting. Individuals who would like to address Council may register in the lobby to speak and they will be called into Chambers at their appointed turn. Social distancing and sanitation protocols remain in place which limits seating in the Council Chambers to about 15 people. “It’s been an emotionally charged time for our community and the country, and we’re listening,” [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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Sanitation experiencing curbside bulk waste delays

April 6, 2020 Click to view Sanitation experiencing curbside bulk waste delays

Huntsville Sanitation Department is experiencing delays in picking up curbside bulk waste throughout the City. “It turns out that staying at home has motivated our residents to clean out closets, garages and basements,” said Chris McNeese, Director of Public Works. “When you add spring yard work into the mix, our trucks are running full trying to manage the extra waste.” Residents are encouraged to leave their bulk waste and yard debris on [more]

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City of Huntsville Supports State Health Department Stay at Home Order

April 3, 2020 Click to view City of Huntsville Supports State Health Department Stay at Home Order

Mayor Tommy Battle issued the following statement following today’s announcement by the Alabama Department of Health and Governor Kay Ivey to enact a Stay at Home Order, effective April 4 at 5 p.m. “The City of Huntsville fully supports the Alabama Department of Health’s (ADPH) Stay at Home Order announced today by Governor Ivey,” said Mayor Battle. “This is a deliberate and measured response to the COVID-19 threat that faces our state [more]

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Huntsville tightens restrictions on public parks; supports Health Officer’s order for non-essential businesses

March 27, 2020 Click to view Huntsville tightens restrictions on public parks; supports Health Officer’s order for non-essential businesses

The City of Huntsville will enforce the Alabama Department of Public Health’s order announcing the closure of non-essential businesses, venues and athletic facilities through April 17. The City has consistently followed the Centers for Disease Control and Alabama Department of Public Health guidelines. While the State order takes effect at 5 p.m. on March 28, the City will implement certain restrictions in its parks immediately. Read Health Department Order HERE “This is [more]

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EMA Recommends Residents Make Severe Weather Shelter Plans

March 22, 2020 Click to view EMA Recommends Residents Make Severe Weather Shelter Plans

The National Weather Service in Huntsville is forecasting storms this week, some possibly severe, and the Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency is recommending residents consider their plan for shelter. The decision to seek protection in a community storm shelter may be more difficult this spring by restrictions in place for COVID-19. “Each individual needs to make an educated decision on where and when to shelter from strong winds or tornado,” said Jeffrey Birdwell, Director of the Huntsville Madison Emergency Management Agency. At [more]

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New State Health Department Regulations to Impact City of Huntsville

March 19, 2020 Click to view New State Health Department Regulations to Impact City of Huntsville

The Public Health Officer for the State of Alabama released a new list of stringent containment policies for communities to follow to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. These include full school closures, senior center closures, preschool and childcare closures, nursing home restrictions, delayed elective-medical procedures, limited gatherings of no more than 25 persons, bar closures, and no on-premise consumption of food and beverages in restaurants. Mayor Tommy Battle said the City of [more]

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Parks & Recreation modifies operating hours; team sporting events and activities canceled

March 16, 2020 Click to view Parks & Recreation modifies operating hours; team sporting events and activities canceled

The City of Huntsville’s Parks & Recreation department is making adjustments in operations to protect public health.  At present, facilities will remain open to the public on a modified schedule, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., to allow workers to perform a deep clean on the weekends. The adjusted hours apply to parks, recreation centers and pools. Patrons are asked to observe the Centers for Disease Control guidelines [more]

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Huntsville holds public input sessions on new City Hall project

February 27, 2020 Click to view Huntsville holds public input sessions on new City Hall project

The City of Huntsville is working on plans to build a new City Hall and the public is invited to learn more about the project during three public meetings. On March 3, 4, and 5, architects from Goodwyn Mills Cawood will be available to explain the design process and public amenities slated for the new building and to receive public input. Huntsville’s municipal operations outgrew City Hall many years ago and offices [more]

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