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Special Election Asks Huntsville Voters to Support City Schools

December 2, 2019

Huntsville voters will go to the polls December 10 for a special election to recommit 15.5 mills in ad valorem taxes that have supported local education as far back as 1916. A review of the school tax legislation last year indicated some ambiguity in the language. The current laws, first written in 1916 and expanded in the 60s and 70s, reference property in “Huntsville, Madison County” which doesn’t accurately reflect Huntsville city [more]

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Fall Cleanup: Keeping curbs, gutters free of leaves and debris

November 11, 2019

Huntsville neighborhood streets and yards are adorned with colorful, fallen leaves. Picturesque – as long as they don’t clog public gutters. As fall settles in, the City of Huntsville is reminding homeowners to keep “road-side facilities,” or in non-municipal terms, curbs, gutters, ditches and sidewalks, free of debris. This includes dirt, trash, debris, gravel, yard waste, grass clippings, grass and weeds. Recently adopted City Ordinance 21-311 helps outline property owner [more]

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City Council Establishes Selection Process for School Board Vacancy

May 23, 2019

Candidate applications accepted through June 7 for Board of Education District 5 position The Huntsville City Council will be accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Huntsville City School Board. The District 5 position will become vacant effective May 24 following Pam Hill’s resignation. Under Alabama state law, the City Council has the responsibility to fill the vacancy. After consulting with the City Attorney’s office, Council President Devyn Keith presented a [more]

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Parks & Recreation Opens First Phase of Merrimack Sports Complex

February 27, 2019

The City of Huntsville hosted a ribbon-cutting today to celebrate the opening of four artificial turf fields at the new Merrimack Sports Complex. The bright green synthetic fields are a first for Parks & Recreation, allowing for year-round league play, rain or shine. The turf fields are durable and designed to accommodate the community’s growing desire for fast-paced sports such as soccer, lacrosse and ultimate frisbee. “These are lighted fields, and with the addition [more]

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Flooding Forecast: City of Huntsville crews prepare for hazardous weather​ potential

February 18, 2019

The Huntsville Office of the National Weather Service is forecasting between 6 and 8 inches of rain accumulation in Huntsville and North Alabama through Sunday, February 24. Flooding of local waterways, including the Tennessee River, is possible. In preparation for this potentially hazardous weather, the City of Huntsville is reminding residents of the following: Remove debris from gutters. Take a look at your neighborhood curbs, gutters and inlets. If they are blocked [more]

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Getting There: Top road construction, resurfacing and repair projects stretch across Huntsville

February 7, 2019

The City of Huntsville hasn’t seen a year of road work quite like 2019. Engineering is tracking approximately 50 new roadway projects in various stages of design or construction totaling $600 million. Adding to the list of major road work projects is another $7 million worth of street repaving and $600,000 in street maintenance and repairs. “Huntsville is a City on the move, and it is critical we keep up with our [more]

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City ordinance enforces humane conditions for dogs living outdoors

January 31, 2019

The Huntsville City Council approved new pet ordinances in October 2018 to safeguard the care of dogs living outdoors. Pet owners of any canine that normally house their animals outside unattended on their property are now required to provide a humane restraint for these animals, which means dogs cannot be chained.  In addition to pet safety outlined in existing ordinances, the City strengthened pet regulations regarding humane shelter, space, food and [more]

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Winter Weather Alert: Huntsville municipal offices will be closed, Tuesday, Jan. 29

January 28, 2019

City Hall and municipal offices will be closed, Tuesday, January 29, due to the winter weather and hazardous road conditions. This includes Public Transit, Handi-Ride, Municipal Court, and all municipal services and facilities. Garbage collection will experience delays for the remainder of the week. Residents should place their trash cans curbside on their regularly scheduled day and leave them there until crews can pick them up. For more information about the impact of the weather event on City services, visit HuntsvilleAL.gov/WinterWeather.

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City of Huntsville Reviews Proposal for $40M Amphitheater

January 23, 2019

Mayor Tommy Battle and members of his Urban and Economic Development team are proposing a new $40 million amphitheater to be built in a public park as part of the Mid-City development. Council Members held a work session on Jan. 23 to review the proposal along with updates to the City’s public-private Mid-City project on the site of the former Madison Square Mall property. Council subsequently voted 4-1 to approve a $4 [more]

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City of Huntsville Holiday Hours for week of December 24, 2018

December 21, 2018

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed for non essential personnel on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observation of the Christmas holiday. Normal operating hours will resume on Wednesday, December 26. Garbage Pick Up Schedule for Week of December 24 City of Huntsville sanitation will not collect garbage on December 24 and 25. View the alternate garbage pick up schedule for the week of December 24. Public Transportation Holiday [more]

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