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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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Sports tournaments generate $1.7 million economic impact in Huntsville

February 26, 2020 Click to view Sports tournaments generate $1.7 million economic impact in Huntsville

Huntsville isn’t just a high-tech town known for helping put man on the moon. It’s also a magnet for competitive sports tournaments that attract thousands of visitors and produce millions of dollars each year in the community. In fact, the Southeastern Short Course Championships and NASA Volleyball Bash this past weekend had an economic impact of more than $1.7 million in Huntsville alone. With more than 25 sporting events scheduled for 2020, [more]

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City of Huntsville to Host Amnesty Court for Unpaid Traffic Tickets, Warrants

February 25, 2020 Click to view City of Huntsville to Host Amnesty Court for Unpaid Traffic Tickets, Warrants

Residents with outstanding traffic tickets who have an active warrant for failing to appear in court will get a second chance during one of two public sessions next month in Huntsville. The Huntsville Municipal Court will host Amnesty Court at 10:30 a.m., March 13 & 27, at the Municipal Justice & Public Safety Complex (MJPSC) on 815 Wheeler Ave. Municipal Court Judge Lonzo Robinson said Amnesty Court will allow defendants to start [more]

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Applications are open for college age summer internships with the City of Huntsville

February 20, 2020 Click to view Applications are open for college age summer internships with the City of Huntsville

Looking for a summer internship? The City of Huntsville offers outstanding learning opportunities for motivated college students wanting career experience. We have positions in the Administration – Business Relations, Communication, Multicultural Affairs; in Animal Services, Community Development, Emergency Management (EMA), Engineering, Finance, Geographic Information System (GIS), Information Technology Services, Legal, Legal (prosecution office) Planning, Natural Resources, and Traffic Engineering. Applicants must be at least 19 years old and currently enrolled in [more]

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TVA proposes new long term agreement with Huntsville Utilities, City of Huntsville

February 17, 2020 Click to view TVA proposes new long term agreement with Huntsville Utilities, City of Huntsville

At the February 13 meeting of the Huntsville City Council,  Huntsville Utilities and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) presented information on a proposed resolution that would authorize the Mayor to execute the “TVA Long Term Agreement,” a modification to the City of Huntsville’s current contract with TVA that would increase the length of the contractual agreement to a 20-year term. City Council will vote on the proposed resolution at its February [more]

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