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Huntsville City Council certifies municipal runoff election results

September 26, 2022 Click to view Huntsville City Council certifies municipal runoff election results

The Huntsville City Council canvassed and certified the results of the Sept. 20, 2022, municipal runoff election during a Sept. 26 special work session. The following candidates were elected for a term to begin Nov. 7: David Little – District 2 City Council Member Andrea Alvarez – District 3 Board of Education Member During the session, City Clerk-Treasurer Ken Benion opened and counted nine provisional ballots: two for Little, three for District 2 candidate [more]

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City Council reviews Mayor’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2023

September 15, 2022 Click to view City Council reviews Mayor’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2023

Huntsville City Council reviewed Mayor Tommy Battle’s proposed FY 2023 budget during a work session on Sept. 15. The Mayor proposed a balanced budget, which includes $281 million in general fund operations and $104.5 million in capital projects. Public safety, road resurfacing, infrastructure and quality of life improvements remain a priority. Mayor Battle provided opening remarks followed by budget presentations by Finance Director Penny Smith, City Administrator John Hamilton, and Urban [more]

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Mayor Battle introduces FY 2023 budget to City Council 

September 8, 2022 Click to view Mayor Battle introduces FY 2023 budget to City Council 

Mayor Tommy Battle presented the City’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2023 to City Council at Thursday night’s regularly scheduled meeting. The Mayor proposed a balanced budget, which includes $281 million in general fund operations and $104.5 million in capital projects. Public safety, road resurfacing, infrastructure and quality of life improvements remain a priority. “I’m proud that we’ve been able to present Council and our taxpayers with another balanced budget,” said Mayor Battle. [more]

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A Cut Above District 1 Summer Landscaping Challenge winners announced!

August 30, 2022 Click to view A Cut Above District 1 Summer Landscaping Challenge winners announced!

A Cut Above, the inaugural District 1 Summer Landscaping Challenge, started with a simple vision. Council Member Devyn Keith, who grew up and still resides in D1, set out to host a friendly competition between neighbors, while also inspiring citizens to keep their yards looking their best. The front-yard challenge launched Wednesday, July 6, and concluded Saturday, Aug. 6. Citizens in District 1 competed for up to three titles, a prize [more]

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Huntsville City Council certifies municipal election results, declares runoff races

August 26, 2022 Click to view Huntsville City Council certifies municipal election results, declares runoff races

The Huntsville City Council canvassed and certified the results of the Aug. 23, municipal election and declared the following candidates elected for a term to begin Nov. 7: Bill Kling – District 4 City Council Member Ryan Renaud – District 4 Board of Education Member Holly McCarty – District 2 Board of Education Member In a separate action, having opened and counted provisional ballots with City Clerk-Treasurer Ken Benion, the Council declared a runoff [more]

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Huntsville scores professional soccer at Joe Davis Stadium

July 12, 2022 Click to view Huntsville scores professional soccer at Joe Davis Stadium

Professional soccer is coming to Huntsville’s Joe Davis Stadium. Mayor Tommy Battle announced a partnership with the Nashville Soccer Club (SC) to launch its next MLS NEXT Pro team in Huntsville. The team will begin competition in the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro season. “Soccer has consistently been one of the most popular and fastest-growing sports in our region,” said Mayor Battle. “When the City decided to renovate Joe Davis Stadium and [more]

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Construction contract approved for new Legacy Park in northwest Huntsville

May 26, 2022 Click to view Construction contract approved for new Legacy Park in northwest Huntsville

The City is moving forward with plans to build a unique recreational space in North Huntsville the community can enjoy for generations to come. During its regular meeting Thursday night, the Huntsville City Council approved a $4.6 million construction services contract with Consolidated Construction Company to build Legacy Park near the new Johnson Legacy Center (JLC) on Cecil Fain Drive. The JLC, a membership-based City recreation center, will complement the planned Legacy [more]

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Huntsville approves second phase of John Hunt Park Championship Fields

May 26, 2022 Click to view Huntsville approves second phase of John Hunt Park Championship Fields

The City of Huntsville could soon land more soccer and lacrosse tournaments after a decision to move forward with plans to expand John Hunt Park Championship Fields. The City Council voted Thursday to allow Mayor Tommy Battle to enter into an agreement with low bidder Gregory Construction Services, Inc., on the $15.7 million project. Per the contract, work will begin within 10 calendar days of the issuance of notice to proceed [more]

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Huntsville opens tap for new small businesses 

May 26, 2022 Click to view Huntsville opens tap for new small businesses 

An ordinance change approved by City Council will expand the footprint for brewpubs to operate in the Lincoln Mill area. The amendment updates the boundary to allow brewpubs to locate in areas north of downtown bounded by Meridian Street, Oakwood Avenue, Burbank Street, Hurst Avenue, Webster Drive and Abingdon Avenue. Additional tweaks will further allow brewpubs, which produce 10,000 bottles or less annually, to go through the same zoning approval process as [more]

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City of Huntsville Finance provides midyear budget update

May 26, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville Finance provides midyear budget update

Mayor Tommy Battle and the Huntsville City Council received a midyear budget presentation during the Council’s regular meeting Thursday night. Director of Finance Penny Smith delivered a brief report on proposed changes to the Fiscal Year 2022 budget, which the City improves upon throughout the year to meet current challenges and opportunities. “This is a short-range view or a ‘spring cleaning,’ if you will, to ensure that we have taken care of [more]

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