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City of Huntsville offices to close Wednesday for Juneteenth

June 14, 2024 Click to view City of Huntsville offices to close Wednesday for Juneteenth

City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Wednesday, June 19, for Juneteenth National Independence Day. This includes Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 20. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed the week of June 17-21. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Parks & Recreation: All facilities will close except splash pads, which will be open [more]

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District 5 town hall

June 7, 2024 Click to view District 5 town hall

Council Member Meredith will host his monthly Town Hall on June 18 at 6 p.m. at the MidTowne on the Park clubhouse at 6401 MidTowne Lane. City Engineer Kathy Martin will join Meredith to discuss infrastructure and roads.

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Learn More About New City Hall

June 7, 2024 Click to view Learn More About New City Hall

Huntsville’s new City Hall will be the topic at the District 5 Forum on June 11 at 4 p.m. in the second-floor Council Chambers. Council Member Meredith will be joined by City officials to discuss the seven-floor building and how it will better serve residents.

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Donation to Huntsville Historic Foundation

June 7, 2024 Click to view Donation to Huntsville Historic Foundation

Council Member Meredith presented the $12,000 allocation from the District 5 Council Improvement Fund to the Historic Huntsville Foundation for the Lydia Drive National Register Historic District nomination. City Council approved the donation in January and Meredith presented the ceremonial check to HHF Executive Director Donna Castellano and her team. HHF nominated Lydia Drive to the National Register of Historic Places due to its connection to Huntsville’s Civil Rights Movement. The designation [more]

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Mini-town hall with senior residents

June 7, 2024 Click to view Mini-town hall with senior residents

On May 21, Council Member Meredith met with the Willow Run Towers community to discuss issues important to senior residents. This mini-town hall series is a great opportunity for senior living communities in D5 to connect with their council representative on issues that matter to them. Be on the lookout for future town halls in your community.

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Growth discussed at District 5 town hall

June 7, 2024 Click to view Growth discussed at District 5 town hall

On May 7, Council Member Meredith met with constituents at Williams Middle School at his monthly town hall meeting. Discussion focused on issues that have emerged due to the booming growth in District 5 such as infrastructure, roads and traffic. The growth has also led Huntsville City Schools to include in its capital plan a new school in Limestone County for grades P-8 that will serve students in west Huntsville.

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District 5 forum with Frank Barger

June 6, 2024 Click to view District 5 forum with Frank Barger

Council Member John Meredith hosted Madison County Probate Judge Frank Barger at the District 5 Forum in May. Barger focused on the duties of the probate office in administering elections. The probate judge is the top county elections official. Barger discussed the cost and logistics of preparing for elections to accommodate the 320,000 registered voters in Madison County.

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Interview on Inside Huntsville

June 6, 2024 Click to view Interview on Inside Huntsville

Council Member John Meredith discussed an array of topics as the guest on Inside Huntsville with Brenda Martin. Meredith talked about his career before being elected to City Council as well as his motivation to seek public office. He also expanded on his governing philosophy and shared about his father, civil rights icon James Meredith.

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Public art in new City Hall

June 6, 2024 Click to view Public art in new City Hall

The beauty of the new City Hall is enhanced by nine pieces of public art located on the first, second, sixth and seventh floors. There are three pieces on City Council’s floor – Miracle Territory by Alabama A&M University graduate Jahni Moore, Transformative Soil: Terra Firma by Cynthia Wagner and Cityscape Block by Block by Guadalupe Lanning Robinson. Don’t miss an opportunity to see these pieces and learn more about the artists [more]

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Ribbon-cutting for new City Hall

June 6, 2024 Click to view Ribbon-cutting for new City Hall

Council Member John Meredith was joined by other City leaders May 21 in cutting the ribbon to open the new City Hall to the public. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the City hosted an open house to allow residents to explore the building. The ceremony concluded a two-year construction project and City Council held its first meeting in the new City Hall on May 23. Located at 305 Fountain Circle, City Hall will [more]

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