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Huntsville Parks & Recreation offering student day camps during Thanksgiving break

November 16, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Parks & Recreation offering student day camps during Thanksgiving break

After hosting a successful Fall Break Day Camp in October, Huntsville Parks & Recreation is now registering children for its Thanksgiving Break Day Camp online and in-person. The camp, which will take place Nov. 22-24, costs $30 per camper and $15 for each additional camper. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided each day; however, parents/guardians must provide lunch. Activities will vary per recreation center and include physical activity, outdoor play, [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services kennels ‘stuffed’ with adoptable pets

November 15, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services kennels ‘stuffed’ with adoptable pets

As Thanksgiving approaches, Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is issuing a plea to potential adopters and fosters seeking a furry family member this holiday season. Through Nov. 20, adult pets can be adopted for as little as $10, though some exclusions apply. Adoptable puppies and kittens are also available for as little as $50. Each pet is vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped and comes with a City license and free bag of pet food. Click [more]

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City of Huntsville announces changes to Emergency Rental Assistance Program

November 12, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville announces changes to Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Changes are coming to the City’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to assist households suffering financial hardships because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Huntsville is nearing the end of its available ERAP funds, provided by the U.S. Treasury to reduce housing instability, prevent eviction and offer financial relief to qualifying tenants and landlords. As a result, the application portal for the City’s first round of ERAP funding will close [more]

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Shelter Appreciation Week: At Huntsville Animal Services, support drives mission

November 10, 2021 Click to view Shelter Appreciation Week: At Huntsville Animal Services, support drives mission

Residents with room in their homes and hearts for a furry friend are encouraged to adopt or foster an animal from Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) during National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. The observance represents an opportunity to show appreciation for the local shelter, its employees and volunteers who not only provide a valuable community service, but also save lives. On average, HAS takes in about 5,000 animals per year – 3,000 dogs [more]

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City of Huntsville municipal offices closed for Veterans Day

November 10, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville municipal offices closed for Veterans Day

City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Thursday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day. This includes Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12. Garbage Collection: Thursday routes will run Friday. Parks & Recreation: All facilities will be closed. The Legacy and instructional pools at the Huntsville Aquatics Center will be open regular hours. Public Safety: Essential police and fire personnel will remain on duty throughout the [more]

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State of the City: Mayor Battle highlights successes in a year of challenges

November 8, 2021 Click to view State of the City: Mayor Battle highlights successes in a year of challenges

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle revisited the previous year’s successes and challenges while expressing his hopes for the future Monday during his annual State of the City address. The sold-out event, presented by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, was held at the Von Braun Center. It marked a return to an in-person gathering, as Mayor Battle’s 2020 speech was held virtually due to the pandemic. The pandemic played a key role in the presentation, [more]

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City of Huntsville to use pandemic relief funds on public safety, parks and infrastructure

November 5, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville to use pandemic relief funds on public safety, parks and infrastructure

The City of Huntsville will have more than $30 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to spend on public safety, parks, infrastructure and recruitment. Administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, ARPA provides $350 billion to eligible state, local, territorial and Tribal governments to offset losses incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Huntsville will receive $34.4 million in Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services announces ‘spooktacular’ adoption event

October 22, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services announces ‘spooktacular’ adoption event

With Halloween is fast approaching, those with a loving home who get a kick out of dressing up their furry friends should take advantage of a “spooktacular” offer from Huntsville Animal Services (HAS). The shelter is now offering adult canines and felines at a reduced rate of $10, though some exclusions apply. Puppies and kittens can be adopted for as little as $50. HAS Director Dr. Karen Sheppard said kennels are at [more]

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City of Huntsville presents foundational redistricting plan

October 14, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville presents foundational redistricting plan

The City of Huntsville’s redistricting team presented a proposed redistricting plan to City Council during its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. The draft plan will be available on HuntsvilleAL.gov/redistricting for members of the public to review. This draft plan sets the baseline document from which members of the public can submit recommendations for adjustments. Additionally, citizens can submit their own plan for consideration. After careful consideration, Council will adopt a final redistricting [more]

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Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency unveils new website

October 7, 2021 Click to view Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency unveils new website

The Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency (HMCEMA) is inviting the public to check out its new website, which includes the Huntsville area’s best resources for emergency preparedness information. Completion of the new Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency website comes just ahead of the start of North Alabama’s secondary severe weather season, which spans November and December. The organization’s website, madisoncountyalema.gov, features timely information on topics to not only safeguard residents, but also [more]

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