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District 5 Town Hall recap and details on October meetup

October 12, 2023 Click to view District 5 Town Hall recap and details on October meetup

Thank you to residents of the Reserve and surrounding communities for coming out to last month’s District 5 Town Hall. Special thanks to Huntsville City Schools (HCS) School Board President Carlos Matthews for addressing HCS-related questions. The next community meetup will be Thursday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. at River Landing Clubhouse, 300 River Landing Blvd. SW, Madison. Submit your questions for Council President Meredith at this link.

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FY24 City of Huntsville budget focuses on citizens first

October 12, 2023 Click to view FY24 City of Huntsville budget focuses on citizens first

Good news! City of Huntsville residents can now review the final adopted budget for Fiscal Year 2024. During its Sept. 28 regular meeting, City Council approved the budget, which is heavy on quality-of-life services, such as expanded garbage collection and public transit, along with new and upgraded roads to retain favorable commute times. It also includes funding for a new full-time position within the City’s Community Development Office that will focus on [more]

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Council President’s Forum highlights Halloween happenings in Huntsville

October 12, 2023 Click to view Council President’s Forum highlights Halloween happenings in Huntsville

Watch the latest installment of the Council President’s Forum to get the thrilling details on Halloween happenings in Huntsville. Thank you to Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, Huntsville Botanical Garden, Huntsville Ghost Walk, The Camp and Huntsville Police Department for participating in this month’s forum. It’s great to live in a city that has an array of activities for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy. Have a happy Halloween season!

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Congrats to Huntsville’s District 5 Beautification Award winner!

September 19, 2023 Click to view Congrats to Huntsville’s District 5 Beautification Award winner!

Oakwood Farmers Market recently won the District 5 Beautification Award during the annual Huntsville Beautification Awards. The awards ceremony honors area businesses and individuals that demonstrate originality, design and high quality with their properties. Click here to meet the winners.

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Be in the know about Huntsville Utilities proposed rate change

September 19, 2023 Click to view Be in the know about Huntsville Utilities proposed rate change

Huntsville Utilities is proposing a water rate increase for customers. During a recent City Council meeting, HU President/CEO Wes Kelley provided a thorough presentation on why the rate hike is necessary. Click here and fast-forward to the 1:17:03 mark to get caught up. As always, please email Council President Meredith or call 256-427-5011 if you have any questions or concerns.

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Something spooky is coming in October

September 19, 2023 Click to view Something spooky is coming in October

Keep an eye out for a “spook-tacular” Council President’s Forum in October. Instead of a live event, Council President Meredith will go behind the scenes at some of Huntsville’s most bewitching happenings throughout the month. From Lowe Mill’s Monster Bash Halloween Dance Party to the Huntsville Ghost Walk to the Halloween Party & Haunted House at The Orion Amphitheater, there’s something for everyone in October. The pre-recorded episode will stream live [more]

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Accelerating change in sustainable water management

September 19, 2023 Click to view Accelerating change in sustainable water management

During its Aug. 24 meeting, City Council recognized international guests and winners from the Space4Youth Competition, sponsored by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Space Generation Advisory Council. The Space4Youth winners were selected based on their essays that considered space as a tool to accelerate change in sustainable water resources management, hydrology and the protection of aquatic ecosystems.

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District 5 Town Hall recap for September

September 19, 2023 Click to view District 5 Town Hall recap for September

Council President Meredith extends his deepest gratitude to all who attended his town hall events last month in District 5. These meetings are a great opportunity for citizens to connect with their Council representative, ask questions and gain valuable insights about what’s happening in the D5 community.

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Council President’s Forum: All about schools

September 19, 2023 Click to view Council President’s Forum: All about schools

Did you miss this month’s Council President’s Forum on Huntsville City Schools (HCS)? If so, no problem! The latest installment is ready to view at HuntsvilleAL.gov/videos. Thank you to Superintendent Dr. Clarence Sutton and his amazing team for their in-depth presentation on HCS’ programming, strategic plan, safety efforts and more. Our City is lucky to have such a passionate group of individuals who care deeply for our students’ safety, health, happiness [more]

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Huntsville City Council improvement funds support quality-of-life projects, nonprofits

August 16, 2023 Click to view Huntsville City Council improvement funds support quality-of-life projects, nonprofits

A discretionary improvement fund established for each Huntsville City Council district is helping to improve quality of life for citizens across all parts of our community. (From left to right) District 2 Council Member David Little, District 3 Council Member Dr. Jennie Robinson, District 5 Council Member John Meredith, District 4 Council Member Bill Kling and District 1 Council Member Devyn Keith. The City Council proposed a resolution last year that would [more]

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