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Category: District 1

City Council – Highlights from the Nov. 16, 2017 Meeting

Economic Development Council voted to approve an economic development agreement with the BOCAR Group that will include up to $400,000 in performance and investment-based incentives. BOCAR, a top Tier 1 automotive supplier, will build a $115 million advanced manufacturing plant in Huntsville/Limestone County. The facility will employ [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the Nov. 2, 2017 Meeting

Planning & Development Council voted to rezone 171.41 acres of land lying east and south of Liberty Hill Road and east of Opportunity Boulevard to Planned Industrial District for the North Huntsville Industrial Park. Approved a decrease in the price of land for sale in North [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the Oct. 26, 2017 Meeting

Zoning Council voted to introduce an ordinance to update the hours of operation for the Arts and Entertainment Districts to Thursday through Sunday, 12 noon to 11 p.m. The new times will be voted on at the next regularly scheduled Council meeting on Nov. 2. Council approved [more]

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City Council – Meeting Highlights from October 12, 2017

New President District 2 Council Member Mark Russell was honored early in Thursday’s Huntsville City Council meeting with his 15-year pin for service to the City. Then at meeting’s end, he was elected as the Council President. It will be his tenth term in that role. Dr. [more]

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City Council – Meeting Highlights from September 28, 2017

FY 2018 Budget The Huntsville City Council approved municipal budgets for the 2018 fiscal year at their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday night. Council voted 5-0 to adopt a $400.6 million budget, which includes $197.6 million in general fund operations and $157.6 million in capital projects. The general fund, or operating [more]

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Public input requested on downtown urban park trail

The City of Huntsville is working on plans for a new urban trail (greenway) in the downtown area and is looking for public input. The Pedestrian Access and Redevelopment Corridor (PARC) will be a 1.5-mile pedestrian/bike trail, adjacent to the Pinhook Creek and Spring Branch, from north of [more]

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Mayor Battle Introduces FY 2018 Budget to City Council

Mayor Tommy Battle presented the City’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018 to the City Council at tonight’s regularly scheduled meeting. The Mayor proposed a balanced $400.6 million budget, which includes $197.6 million in general fund operations and $157.6 million in capital projects. The general fund, or operating budget, represents [more]

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City Council – Meeting Highlights from August 10, 2017

City Council voted unanimously to rename the site of the former Grissom High School property on Bailey Cove Road as the Sandra Moon Community Complex. Moon, one of the Council’s most popular and highly regarded members during her tenure, served as District 3 Council Member [more]

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Public Meeting for Downtown Bike/Pedestrian Plan

Urban planners will host a public meeting on Aug. 2 to review implementation plans for bike and pedestrian improvements in the City’s core as recommended in the Downtown Master Plan Update. Residents are invited to join us as we review the bike plan for Downtown, and [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the July 13, 2017 Meeting

Economic Development Council voted 5-0 to approve an increase in the lodging tax to support a new $42 million renovation and expansion of the Von Braun Center. The amendment to the ordinance would increase the lodging tax by 2% and add a $1 charge per room [more]

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