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Mayor Battle introduces $236 million balanced budget for fiscal year 2021

September 10, 2020 Click to view Mayor Battle introduces $236 million balanced budget for fiscal year 2021

Mayor Tommy Battle introduced his Fiscal Year 2021 budget to the City Council at the Sept. 10 regular meeting. The balanced budget includes $236 million in general fund operations and $140 million in capital spending through the 1990 and 2014 Capital Improvement Plans. The budget represents the continuing commitment of city government to provide quality services and investments to a growing community while meeting the challenges of current economic events. “We’ve taken [more]

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Labor Day Holiday – City Offices and Facilities Closed

September 3, 2020 Click to view Labor Day Holiday – City Offices and Facilities Closed

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, September 7, in recognition of the Labor Day holiday. Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday, September 8. Garbage Collection: Monday’s holiday will impact garbage collection for the week of September 7-11, delaying pickup 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 the Solid Waste Disposal Authority, [more]

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Council certifies municipal election results – declares District 5 runoff election on Oct. 6

August 31, 2020 Click to view Council certifies municipal election results – declares District 5 runoff election on Oct. 6

The Huntsville City Council canvassed and certified the results of the August 25 municipal election and declared the following candidates re-elected for a term to begin on November 2, 2020: Tommy Battle – Mayor Devyn Keith – District 1 City Council Member Michelle Watkins – District 1 School Board Member Carlos Matthews – District 5 School Board Member In a separate action, having opened and counted provisional ballots with City Clerk-Treasurer Ken Benion, the Council [more]

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Police Citizens Advisory Council to hold second public listening session 

August 26, 2020 Click to view Police Citizens Advisory Council to hold second public listening session 

The Huntsville Police Citizens Advisory Council (HPCAC) continues the fact finding stage of its review of protest events that occurred in Huntsville from May 30, 2020 to June 5, 2020. The HPCAC will hold its second public listening session to hear public testimony on Friday, August 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Huntsville City Council Chambers. The public can view the hearing via HSV TV (Comcast 16 and Wow 42), or livestream on the City of Huntsville website and HPCAC Facebook page. To ensure a time that was [more]

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City of Huntsville District 5 runoff election to be determined by provisional ballot count

August 26, 2020 Click to view City of Huntsville District 5 runoff election to be determined by provisional ballot count

The Madison County Board of Registrars will begin validating provisional ballots from the August 25 Municipal Election and the outcome will determine the need for a runoff in the District 5 City Council race. Preliminary results show a runoff election between Will Culver and John Meredith. Culver, the incumbent, received 2,470 votes (49.65%), Meredith 1,887 votes (37.93%) and Tom Hopf 618 votes (12.42%). Culver must receive 50% of the vote plus [more]

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Residential Bulk Waste Pick-up Delays

August 13, 2020 Click to view Residential Bulk Waste Pick-up Delays

The City of Huntsville Sanitation Division advises that some areas of Huntsville may experience delays in the bulk curbside collection due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The combination of the State’s “Safer at Home Order” and the already high volume of debris placed curbside during the summer months has caused an abnormally large increase in the amount of bulk trash to collect. City Sanitation crews are working diligently to collect this material, [more]

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Huntsville Receives $12.5 Million Federal Grant for New Multimodal Transit Station 

August 11, 2020 Click to view Huntsville Receives $12.5 Million Federal Grant for New Multimodal Transit Station 

The City of Huntsville learned today it will receive a $12.5 million grant from the Federal Transportation Administration to construct a new multimodal transit station downtown. Last year, the City applied for federal funding to move and expand its public transportation transfer facility and renovate its existing operating facility on Cleveland Avenue. (See renderings of the proposed project.) “This grant will provide a major upgrade in our transportation system,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “When [more]

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Huntsville Police release report on community suggestions and recommendations

July 31, 2020 Click to view Huntsville Police release report on community suggestions and recommendations

The Huntsville Police Department has released its report to address 28 community suggestions and recommendations about the department’s policies, procedures and techniques. The questions came from several different organizations in the community following the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. READ:  HPD Response to Community Input “Huntsville police strive to maintain a culture of continuous improvement,” said Police Chief Mark McMurray. “We recognize this can only be accomplished through routine engagement [more]

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Police presentation on operations, training and initiatives

July 29, 2020 Click to view Police presentation on operations, training and initiatives

Huntsville Police Chief Mark McMurray and his Command staff presented an overview of police department operations, accreditations, policies, hiring and training practices and initiatives to Mayor Tommy Battle and City Council during a Council work session on July 29. View the police presentation in City Video. View the powerpoint presentation HERE.

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Huntsville Finance Director reviews COVID-19 impact on municipal budget

July 29, 2020 Click to view Huntsville Finance Director reviews COVID-19 impact on municipal budget

As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, the City of Huntsville continues to fare well and tackle fiscal challenges that arise throughout the pandemic. That was the consensus on Wednesday, July 29, during a special City Council work session with Director of Finance Penny Smith, who provided an update on the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak. “Overall, we have faced the challenges of COVID-19 well,” she said. “We’ve held our own because of [more]

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