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Focusing on Huntsville’s future: An update on TIF districts

April 8, 2021 Click to view Focusing on Huntsville’s future: An update on TIF districts

For more than a decade, the City of Huntsville has successfully financed many major improvement projects by using Tax Increment Financing, better known as TIFs. They have helped provide schools, roads, and other infrastructure to support economic development and growth. In Thursday night’s Huntsville City Council meeting, the City’s Finance Director, Penny Smith, provided an update on the City’s six TIF districts. “The TIFs are performing very well and they have played [more]

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Huntsville Extends Face Cover Requirements in City Buildings

April 8, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Extends Face Cover Requirements in City Buildings

The City of Huntsville will require employees and the public to wear face coverings in all City buildings, Mayor Tommy Battle announced Thursday during a news conference at City Hall. Though Alabama’s Safer at Home Order expires Friday, April 9, the City decided to continue its face covering protocols until further notice. There are several exceptions, however, for essential job functions, such as eating or drinking, working outdoors or to enhance communication. “We [more]

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City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed for Good Friday

March 29, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed for Good Friday

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices and Municipal Court will be closed Friday, April 2, in observance of Good Friday. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, April 5. Huntsville Transit will operate a normal schedule for both Orbit fixed-route buses and Access paratransit services. Because garbage collection occurs Monday-Thursday, there will be no change to service. Recycling will also not be affected. All Huntsville Parks & Recreation facilities are closed, except the [more]

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Mayor Battle appoints new directors for Parks & Recreation, Parking & Public Transit

March 25, 2021 Click to view Mayor Battle appoints new directors for Parks & Recreation, Parking & Public Transit

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle on Thursday announced the appointments of Bernita Reese as director of Huntsville Parks & Recreation and Quisha Riche as director of Parking & Public Transit. The Mayor’s recommendations were unanimously approved by the City Council. Reese fills the spot left vacant following Steve Ivey’s recent retirement, while Riche replaces Tommy Brown, who retires in June. Bernita Reese Bernita Reese Reese comes to Huntsville from Columbus, Ohio, where she has served [more]

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City Opens Elgie’s Walk Greenway, Provides Singing River Trail Update

December 9, 2020 Click to view City Opens Elgie’s Walk Greenway, Provides Singing River Trail Update

Less than a month after opening Phase II of Haysland Road, City leaders came together today to debut a new greenway in South Huntsville. Adjacent to Haysland Road, the Elgie’s Walk Greenway includes nearly 2.5 miles of a new 12-foot-wide multi-use path, stretching from Grissom High School to Bell Mountain Park on Redstone Road. The Elgie’s Walk Greenway is the first phase of an additional 5.3 miles of hard surface walking [more]

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South Huntsville Redevelopment to Transform Haysland Square

August 14, 2020 Click to view South Huntsville Redevelopment to Transform Haysland Square

One of the most prominent vacant retail developments in the Huntsville metro area is getting a 23.5 million-dollar investment. Branch Properties is proud to announce Publix Super Markets will be their grocery anchor tenant in its new development The Market at Hays Farm on South Memorial Parkway “This is an exciting development for South Huntsville and a welcome announcement for all those residents who have eagerly hoped for a revival of [more]

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Introducing “Orbit” and “Access” for fixed route and paratransit service

July 16, 2020 Click to view Introducing “Orbit” and “Access” for fixed route and paratransit service

After thirty years in service, Huntsville Shuttle and HandiRide services have a new look and new names. The Huntsville Shuttle is now “Orbit” while HandiRide’s moniker has changed to “Access.” The rebranding efforts are part of a larger, five-phase Transit Improvement Plan that includes expanded fixed route and paratransit service, a new mobile app, additional transit hubs and the elimination of underutilized routes. Additional improvements to Huntsville’s public transportation offerings include [more]

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Sanitation curbside debris collection delayed one day 

April 1, 2020 Click to view Sanitation curbside debris collection delayed one day 

Due to the high volume of curbside debris this week, curbside debris collection may be delayed one day on some routes.  Sanitation appreciates the public’s patience and will complete all curbside debris collections by the end of the week. Please call Sanitation at 256-883-3964 with any questions.

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COVID-19 Update: Huntsville Public Transit adjusts bus service

March 31, 2020 Click to view COVID-19 Update: Huntsville Public Transit adjusts bus service

Huntsville Public Transit is making adjustments to the Shuttle Bus schedule in order to continue to provide critical transportation services to the citizens of Huntsville and to protect the health and safety of the public during the coronavirus outbreak. Beginning Wednesday, April 1, Shuttle Bus service will operate Monday through Friday starting at 6 a.m. and ending at 7 p.m.  Saturday service will be suspended effective Saturday, April 4, 2020. “These changes will allow us [more]

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EMA Recommends Residents Make Severe Weather Shelter Plans

March 22, 2020 Click to view EMA Recommends Residents Make Severe Weather Shelter Plans

The National Weather Service in Huntsville is forecasting storms this week, some possibly severe, and the Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency is recommending residents consider their plan for shelter. The decision to seek protection in a community storm shelter may be more difficult this spring by restrictions in place for COVID-19. “Each individual needs to make an educated decision on where and when to shelter from strong winds or tornado,” said Jeffrey Birdwell, Director of the Huntsville Madison Emergency Management Agency. At [more]

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