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RENTAL ASSISTANCE: Funds still available for those affected by pandemic

August 5, 2021 Click to view RENTAL ASSISTANCE: Funds still available for those affected by pandemic

President Joe Biden this week announced a plan to reinstate a moratorium on COVID-19-related evictions, but it’s unknown how soon it would take effect. The original moratorium expired July 31. Congress has allocated more than $46 billion in emergency rental relief since December 2020. Those funds were distributed directly to states and local governments to be dispersed to households unable to pay rent or utilities due to the pandemic. Huntsville’s Emergency Rental [more]

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Huntsville officials provide progress report on Zierdt Road, Martin Road projects

August 2, 2021 Click to view Huntsville officials provide progress report on Zierdt Road, Martin Road projects

Two of Huntsville’s most critical road projects, improvements to Zierdt and Martin roads, have made significant progress over the past year. Both are essential to not only ensuring smooth traffic flow in and out of a booming residential sector, but also Redstone Arsenal. During a recent town hall event, officials with Huntsville’s Engineering Department provided updates on both projects and explained the light at the end of the construction tunnel gets [more]

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Huntsville City Council, School Board discuss redistricting in joint meeting

July 30, 2021 Click to view Huntsville City Council, School Board discuss redistricting in joint meeting

Members of the Huntsville City Council and Huntsville City Schools Board of Education on Friday received an overview of how the upcoming Council redistricting process will work. Federal law requires redistricting every 10 years following a census count to ensure compliance with the constitutional right of one person, one vote. It also prevents uneven districts in which one Council member represents 30,000 constituents, while another represents only 10,000. City of Huntsville Demographer [more]

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Huntsville doctors urge vaccinations as COVID-19 cases rise

July 29, 2021 Click to view Huntsville doctors urge vaccinations as COVID-19 cases rise

COVID-19 infections are on the rise again in Alabama, and doctors are issuing a call to action for vaccines. During a City of Huntsville Zoom forum moderated by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, three doctors expressed concerns about the rate of infections caused by the delta variant. At 34%, Alabama’s vaccination rate is the lowest in the U.S., but its COVID-19 positivity rate of 18.5% is the highest. Of Alabama’s 67 counties, Madison [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services to host open house for potential foster parents

July 28, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services to host open house for potential foster parents

Adopting a dog is a long-term commitment, which is why fostering can sometimes be a better fit for both the person and the pooch. Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, for those interested in meeting dogs in need of foster care. Those who attend the free session will learn more about the City’s foster program and participate in a brief [more]

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City Council approves survey for I-565 connector

July 22, 2021 Click to view City Council approves survey for I-565 connector

The Huntsville City Council on Thursday unanimously approved an agreement that could help ease traffic through the construction of a new four-lane arterial roadway connecting Interstate 565 to Redstone Arsenal Gate 10 at Patton Road. The agreement with Volkert, Inc. is for a Planning Environmental Linkage (PEL) survey, to include preliminary engineering design for the 2.5-mile connector road. City Engineer Kathy Martin explained the connector would be funded through the Metropolitan Planning [more]

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The Rescue Games: Huntsville Animal Services issues adoption plea

July 21, 2021 Click to view The Rescue Games: Huntsville Animal Services issues adoption plea

As the summer Olympics kick off in Tokyo, Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is asking the public to accomplish a different kind of Olympic feat by adopting or fostering a furry friend. The Shelter continues to see higher-than-usual dog surrenders at its facility on 4950 Triana Boulevard in Huntsville. That’s why HAS has extended its lowered adoption rates through the end of July ­– $10 for adult dogs and cats, though some [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services slashes fees to help clear the kennels

July 14, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services slashes fees to help clear the kennels

The Shelter has taken in over 100 animals in two days, and to save their lives, new homes need to be found quickly. To that end, adult cat adoption fees have been lowered from $35 to $10, while kitten fees are reduced from $50 to $35. Most adult dog adoption fees are now $10, though some exclusions apply. Click here to see photos, ages and descriptions of available animals. The adoption package [more]

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Huntsville City Council seeks to clarify proposed bylaw changes

July 8, 2021 Click to view Huntsville City Council seeks to clarify proposed bylaw changes

The Huntsville City Council is seeking to clarify proposed changes to its bylaws, which would streamline how Council conducts City business. Those changes, introduced at the June 24 meeting, will be considered tonight. If enacted, the changes would amend Divisions 1 and 2 of Article III City Council of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Huntsville, Alabama. By modifying the bylaws, the Council hopes to conduct City business in a [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services issues urgent plea for adopters, fosters

July 2, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services issues urgent plea for adopters, fosters

Anyone wanting a furry buddy to help guard the grill this July Fourth weekend or to curl up with after a long day at the pool, consider adopting or fostering an animal from Huntsville Animal Services (HAS). As the Independence Day holiday approaches, there are more than 100 animals in need of freedom from the confines of the shelter’s kennels. To that end, HAS is issuing an urgent plea for both [more]

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