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Councill School Alumni Association dedicates new statues at William Hooper Councill Park

October 24, 2023 Click to view Councill School Alumni Association dedicates new statues at William Hooper Councill Park

The William Hooper Councill School Alumni Association unveiled four new statues during a dedication ceremony at William Hooper Councill Park on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The unveiling represents the completion of the $1.65 million park, which opened on St. Clair Avenue in Downtown Huntsville in 2020. The park is located on the site of the former Councill School. The City’s first public school for African-American students served the Huntsville community from 1867 [more]

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City Council approves hands-free ordinance to make Huntsville roadways safer

October 12, 2023 Click to view City Council approves hands-free ordinance to make Huntsville roadways safer

The Huntsville City Council has approved an ordinance that restricts the use of wireless communication devices while driving. During its Oct. 12 regular meeting, City Council voted to green-light an amended ordinance that would upgrade the City’s existing no-text ordinance from a secondary to a primary offense, allowing officers to stop a driver when they see a violation and issue a citation. In a secondary offense, officers can only issue a [more]

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Huntsville approves agreement to bring large-scale music festival to John Hunt Park

October 12, 2023 Click to view Huntsville approves agreement to bring large-scale music festival to John Hunt Park

Music fans, rejoice! A large-scale festival featuring internationally acclaimed artists is coming to Huntsville. City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to allow Mayor Tommy Battle to enter into a three-year partnership agreement with C3 Presents LLC, to produce a two-day festival in John Hunt Park. Mayor Battle described the festival as a quality-of-life enhancement for residents and said he can’t wait for the first event. The festival’s name will be announced later. “This [more]

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Mayor Battle introduces balanced budget for FY 2024

September 14, 2023 Click to view Mayor Battle introduces balanced budget for FY 2024

Mayor Tommy Battle introduced the City’s proposed Fiscal Year 2024 budget at the Sept. 14 regular meeting of the Huntsville City Council. The Mayor proposed a balanced $312,814,218 operating budget, which includes $33,053,691 million in special appropriations for 67 outside agencies. “As Huntsville continues its growth and expansion, so do the demands from our community on City services,” Mayor Battle said. “The FY 24 budget meets this demand by incorporating ideas and [more]

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Pivotal City of Huntsville road projects moving forward

September 14, 2023 Click to view Pivotal City of Huntsville road projects moving forward

Several road projects designed to improve traffic safety and movement through Huntsville are moving forward. City Council approved agreements with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to fund construction on the Northern Bypass Phase 2, and planned improvements to Martin Road and to U.S. 72. “The projects are pivotal to our transportation infrastructure and, when complete, will help provide safer and quicker commutes for our citizens,” Mayor Tommy Battle said. Northern Bypass The Northern [more]

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Huntsville City Council meeting to feature live musical performances

September 13, 2023 Click to view Huntsville City Council meeting to feature live musical performances

The Huntsville City Council will be hitting all the right notes as it will feature musical performances ahead of Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting. Opera Huntsville’s Sierra Hammond performs the national anthem during a Huntsville City Council meeting on Sept. 8, 2022. The Huntsville High School Band will play on the lawn outside City Hall just prior to the meeting from 5-5:25 p.m. Local performer Dani Caines will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” in [more]

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History remade: Huntsville opens new Get-A-Way Skatepark and Kids Space Playground

September 13, 2023 Click to view History remade: Huntsville opens new Get-A-Way Skatepark and Kids Space Playground

One of the most extensive recreation projects undertaken in the City of Huntsville was unveiled at John Hunt Park on Wednesday when Get-A-Way Skatepark and Kids Space Playground opened to the public, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “These public projects have exceeded all our expectations,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “While they may dramatically differ in function, both were conceived, created and financially made possible by passionate people who believed in them and [more]

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Hands-free ordinance would strengthen Huntsville’s existing texting while driving law

August 30, 2023 Click to view Hands-free ordinance would strengthen Huntsville’s existing texting while driving law

An amended ordinance introduced at the Aug. 24 City Council meeting seeks to strengthen Huntsville’s existing law that restricts the use of wireless communication devices while driving. A photo of Council Member David Little’s vehicle after he was involved in a distracted driving-related crash in December 2008. If approved, the ordinance would prohibit drivers from doing any of the following while operating a vehicle: Using a wireless telecommunications device to write, send, read [more]

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Huntsville municipal offices to close for Labor Day

August 29, 2023 Click to view Huntsville municipal offices to close for Labor Day

The City of Huntsville will close Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of Labor Day. This includes Huntsville Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. The following City services will be impacted: Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of Sept. 4-8. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Parks & Recreation: All facilities are [more]

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Huntsville City Council improvement funds support quality-of-life projects, nonprofits

August 16, 2023 Click to view Huntsville City Council improvement funds support quality-of-life projects, nonprofits

A discretionary improvement fund established for each Huntsville City Council district is helping to improve quality of life for citizens across all parts of our community. (From left to right) District 2 Council Member David Little, District 3 Council Member Dr. Jennie Robinson, District 5 Council Member John Meredith, District 4 Council Member Bill Kling and District 1 Council Member Devyn Keith. The City Council proposed a resolution last year that would [more]

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