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Category: City Council

$10 Pet Adoption Blowout

It’s the best deal in town! Huntsville Animal Services is offering a $10 Blowout Pet Adoption special starting Monday, September 16, through Saturday, September 28. Exceptions may apply on some pets. The Shelter relies on the community to adopt dozens of pets coming into the Shelter each [more]

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Mayor Battle Introduces FY 2020 Budget to City Council

City Council received its first look at Mayor Tommy Battle’s proposed municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2020 at the Council’s regularly scheduled meeting Sept. 12. The FY20 budget is comprised of a $228 million operating budget and $117.1 million in two capital funds (1990 and 2014). [more]

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Council Names New Recreation Center after Former Council President Mark Russell

Fittingly, former City Council President Mark Russell is much more anxious to discuss the soon to be constructed recreation center in Hampton Cove than the name expected to be affixed to the project. On Sept. 12, the Huntsville City Council will announce that Mark Russell will [more]

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Creating space for curbside trash and recycling collection

There’s a new cart on the block! The City of Huntsville is pleased to see tens of thousands of new blue carts sitting curbside, thanks to residents opting to participate in the recently launched recycling program through Recycling Alliance North Alabama (RANA). Now that RANA carts [more]

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City of Huntsville Labor Day Hours of Operation

City of Huntsville municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, September 2, in recognition of the Labor Day Holiday. Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday, September 3.   Garbage & Recycling Monday’s holiday will impact garbage collection for the week of September 2 – 6, delaying [more]

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Is there new life for the Old Joe?

Conceptual plans to transform Joe Davis Stadium into a multi-use stadium, which could possibly be used to host high school football games and sporting events, were presented to the Huntsville City Council at the Aug. 22 regular meeting. The presentation is in response to a Council [more]

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Huntsville looks to introduce electric scooters downtown with a pilot program

The City of Huntsville has been monitoring the growing use of electric scooters in cities across the country and is proposing a downtown pilot program. “We are interested in mobility opportunities for our residents and scooters have the potential to provide another transportation option,” said Mayor [more]

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National “Clear the Shelters” Week at Huntsville Animal Services

Huntsville Animal Services is participating in the 2019 “Clear the Shelters” event, a weeklong free adoption special for felines and canines at Animal Services starting Monday, August 12, through Saturday, August 17.  The goal is to find forever homes for Shelter pets at no charge. Restrictions may apply to specific pets. “Clear [more]

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Huntsville Opens Sand Volleyball Complex in John Hunt Park

The City of Huntsville has opened its newest sports amenity in John Hunt Park, a $3.7 million Sand Volleyball Complex with state of the art technology for athletes. The 12-court beach/sand volleyball facility is expected to mark Huntsville as a premier location for regional and [more]

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Let Freedom Ring! Independence Day Pet Adoption Special

Huntsville Animal Services has set aside the whole week to celebrate the Fourth of July with FREE adoptions on adult cats and only $10 for kittens. The dogs and cats need freedom from the Shelter environment and to be in a home by the Fourth of July.  Help free these precious pets to [more]

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