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Library Foundation receives joint donation as demand for children’s print books soar amid pandemic

September 16, 2020 Click to view Library Foundation receives joint donation as demand for children’s print books soar amid pandemic

The Huntsville Library Foundation (HLF) announced today that Dynetics and Mayor Battle’s Book Club donated $15,000 each to its Launchpad to Literacy Fund. The fund will purchase children’s print books for the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL). Launchpad to Literacy Fund was developed after the Library faced a huge increase in demand for children’s print books since the pandemic, as more children are spending time and learning at home. The Dynetics donation [more]

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Mayor Battle introduces $236 million balanced budget for fiscal year 2021

September 10, 2020 Click to view Mayor Battle introduces $236 million balanced budget for fiscal year 2021

Mayor Tommy Battle introduced his Fiscal Year 2021 budget to the City Council at the Sept. 10 regular meeting. The balanced budget includes $236 million in general fund operations and $140 million in capital spending through the 1990 and 2014 Capital Improvement Plans. The budget represents the continuing commitment of city government to provide quality services and investments to a growing community while meeting the challenges of current economic events. “We’ve taken [more]

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Labor Day Holiday – City Offices and Facilities Closed

September 3, 2020 Click to view Labor Day Holiday – City Offices and Facilities Closed

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, September 7, in recognition of the Labor Day holiday. Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday, September 8. Garbage Collection: Monday’s holiday will impact garbage collection for the week of September 7-11, delaying pickup by one day. Garbage normally collected on Monday will be collected on Tuesday, and so on. For more information, visit HuntsvilleAL.gov/trash. Recycling collection, managed by the Solid Waste Disposal Authority, [more]

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Council certifies municipal election results – declares District 5 runoff election on Oct. 6

August 31, 2020 Click to view Council certifies municipal election results – declares District 5 runoff election on Oct. 6

The Huntsville City Council canvassed and certified the results of the August 25 municipal election and declared the following candidates re-elected for a term to begin on November 2, 2020: Tommy Battle – Mayor Devyn Keith – District 1 City Council Member Michelle Watkins – District 1 School Board Member Carlos Matthews – District 5 School Board Member In a separate action, having opened and counted provisional ballots with City Clerk-Treasurer Ken Benion, the Council [more]

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Construction is complete – Cecil Ashburn Drive opens 4 lanes of traffic

August 20, 2020 Click to view Construction is complete – Cecil Ashburn Drive opens 4 lanes of traffic

Cecil Ashburn Drive opened four lanes of traffic today, resetting a 3.4-mile transportation corridor that will support commuter growth in Huntsville’s southeastern sector. The $18.1 million project was part of Mayor Tommy Battle’s 2012 “Restore our Roads” initiative that jointly funded more than $250 million in major road improvements with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). Construction began on Cecil Ashburn in January 2019 when Carcel & G Construction shut down the [more]

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Not your average recreation center – Johnson Legacy Center opens August 15

August 14, 2020 Click to view Not your average recreation center – Johnson Legacy Center opens August 15

August 15 Grand Opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. offers tours, demonstrations, memberships A facility of firsts, the 41,695-square foot Johnson Legacy Center (JLC) will be the first membership-based recreation center in the City of Huntsville, the first City-managed facility with an indoor rock climbing wall and the first to offer multi-use courts that can be adjusted to meet the demands of both volleyball and futsal. The $5.3 million facility [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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Huntsville Receives $12.5 Million Federal Grant for New Multimodal Transit Station 

August 11, 2020 Click to view Huntsville Receives $12.5 Million Federal Grant for New Multimodal Transit Station 

The City of Huntsville learned today it will receive a $12.5 million grant from the Federal Transportation Administration to construct a new multimodal transit station downtown. Last year, the City applied for federal funding to move and expand its public transportation transfer facility and renovate its existing operating facility on Cleveland Avenue. (See renderings of the proposed project.) “This grant will provide a major upgrade in our transportation system,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “When [more]

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Huntsville Police release report on community suggestions and recommendations

July 31, 2020 Click to view Huntsville Police release report on community suggestions and recommendations

The Huntsville Police Department has released its report to address 28 community suggestions and recommendations about the department’s policies, procedures and techniques. The questions came from several different organizations in the community following the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. READ:  HPD Response to Community Input “Huntsville police strive to maintain a culture of continuous improvement,” said Police Chief Mark McMurray. “We recognize this can only be accomplished through routine engagement [more]

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Huntsville Finance Director reviews COVID-19 impact on municipal budget

July 29, 2020 Click to view Huntsville Finance Director reviews COVID-19 impact on municipal budget

As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, the City of Huntsville continues to fare well and tackle fiscal challenges that arise throughout the pandemic. That was the consensus on Wednesday, July 29, during a special City Council work session with Director of Finance Penny Smith, who provided an update on the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak. “Overall, we have faced the challenges of COVID-19 well,” she said. “We’ve held our own because of [more]

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