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Huntsville and Madison County ramp up preparations for severe winter weather event

January 14, 2024 Click to view Huntsville and Madison County ramp up preparations for severe winter weather event

The National Weather Service (NWS) has revised its forecast for North Alabama to reflect a shifting timeline for winter weather that could begin as early as 8 p.m. in the Huntsville area. A fast-approaching system is bringing ice, snow, sleet, freezing rain and frigid temperatures that will have widespread impacts on the region. Gov. Kay Ivey has declared a State of Emergency ahead of the event, which could last several days. The [more]

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Huntsville awards contract for Pratt Avenue streetscape project

January 11, 2024 Click to view Huntsville awards contract for Pratt Avenue streetscape project

The City is moving forward with a construction project that will spruce up a gateway to Monte Sano from the Five Points district. A contract with Grayson Carter & Son Contracting Inc. will make streetscape improvements along Pratt Avenue from Russell Street NE to Maysville Road NE. The total cost of the project is $789,490.52. Pratt Avenue between Grayson to Russell Street will also be resurfaced at the same time. As a [more]

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Huntsville approves contract for Mark C. Smith Concert Hall expansion

January 11, 2024 Click to view Huntsville approves contract for Mark C. Smith Concert Hall expansion

Some big back-of-house changes at the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall may lead to some big shows on the stage. The concert hall will be undergoing the most extensive changes in its history after the City approved a $15.3 million contract with Turner Construction Company. The project includes a 12,000-square-foot addition to the facility of about 12,000 square feet as well as about 6,000 square feet of renovated backstage space. Von Braun [more]

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Huntsville prepares for icy cold blast

January 11, 2024 Click to view Huntsville prepares for icy cold blast

The City of Huntsville and its community partners are preparing for the coldest temperatures so far this winter, including the opening of warming centers. Temperatures are expected to drop into the teens on Monday and Tuesday nights. There is a chance of snow flurries starting Sunday night and continuing into Tuesday, though the National Weather Service said no accumulation is expected. The City will also monitor the impact weather conditions have [more]

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Huntsville celebrates new beginnings for academic hub on North Parkway

December 6, 2023 Click to view Huntsville celebrates new beginnings for academic hub on North Parkway

Mayor Tommy Battle joined Huntsville City Schools representatives and members of Huntsville City Council to celebrate the groundbreaking on a new state-of-the-art Central Office and Career Technical Facility. The City transferred 14 acres at the corner of North Memorial Parkway and Max Luther Drive to Huntsville City Schools for the new campus. The projected completion date is fall 2025. Referencing the new career tech center, Mayor Battle said the facility will empower [more]

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Huntsville approves architectural agreement for demolition of old City Hall

October 26, 2023 Click to view Huntsville approves architectural agreement for demolition of old City Hall

With the new Huntsville City Hall set to open in April 2024, the City is moving ahead with plans to take down the current Administrative Building. City Council on Thursday approved a resolution allowing Mayor Tommy Battle to enter into an architectural agreement with Fuqua & Partners Architects related to the demolition. The contract does not include physical demolition, but instead the creation of a roadmap guiding the process, from utility [more]

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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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