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Huntsville Clerk-Treasurer Ken Benion announces Feb. 28 retirement

February 6, 2023 Click to view Huntsville Clerk-Treasurer Ken Benion announces Feb. 28 retirement

Ken Benion, Clerk-Treasurer City of Huntsville Clerk-Treasurer Ken Benion announced he will retire Feb. 28, following a successful 13-year career directing three municipal departments during a time of unprecedented growth. First tapped by Mayor Tommy Battle in 2010, Benion served as Program Fiscal Officer in Community Development before becoming the department’s Director. He acted as Interim Finance Director in 2015 before transitioning to Clerk-Treasurer the following year. “I am grateful for this experience [more]

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Pawty time! Cosmo predicts an early spring at annual Ground Dog Day

February 1, 2023 Click to view Pawty time! Cosmo predicts an early spring at annual Ground Dog Day

Break out the Bermuda shorts and flip-flops as Huntsville will soon enjoy warmer weather. That is, if you believe Cosmo, the mixed-breed pooch that predicted an early spring at the second annual Ground Dog Day at Huntsville Animal Services. Coming a full day ahead of Punxsutawney Phil’s annual prognostication, Cosmo didn’t see his shadow like the famous groundhog. Instead, he used his nose and chose the bowl marked “Early Spring.” His prediction [more]

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Get a snapshot of Huntsville’s growth with 2022 Development Review

January 26, 2023 Click to view Get a snapshot of Huntsville’s growth with 2022 Development Review

Huntsville’s annual compilation of construction and real estate data for 2022 is now live. Published by the City of Huntsville’s Long-Range Planning Division, the 2022 Huntsville Development Review is an in-depth snapshot of the City’s progress over the past year. The report, which features data obtained from City records and the North Alabama Multiple Listing Service (NALMLS), is especially useful for those considering buying or selling property, building new structures or moving [more]

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Arts Huntsville celebrates arts community funding in State of the Arts program

January 20, 2023 Click to view Arts Huntsville celebrates arts community funding in State of the Arts program

Arts Huntsville, with support from the Pei Ling Charitable Trust, celebrated the arts by honoring the Huntsville Arts & Cultural Grant program recipients. Now in its 11th  year, the 2023 Arts & Cultural Grant program presented grants to 21 regional arts organizations to support their community programming. The City of Huntsville awarded $280,000 in pass-through grant funding as part of the City’s FY23 budget, and eligible Huntsville-based nonprofit arts organizations completed [more]

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Mastin Lake overpass project moving forward after new agreements

January 12, 2023 Click to view Mastin Lake overpass project moving forward after new agreements

Efforts to build a new overpass on North Memorial Parkway are gaining traction after the approval of agreements between the City and Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). Part of Mayor Tommy Battle’s Restore Our Roads initiative, the project consists of a new overpass at Mastin Lake Road and more than 1.7 miles of improvements along North Parkway to Winchester Road. The agreements, approved at Thursday’s City Council meeting, include the installation, operation [more]

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Huntsville municipal offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 11, 2023 Click to view Huntsville municipal offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Monday, Jan. 16, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This includes Animal Services, Parks & Recreation, Public Transit and Municipal Court. Residential curbside collection will be delayed by one day the week of Jan. 16-20. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Essential police and fire personnel will remain on duty throughout the holiday.

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Huntsville municipal offices closed Dec. 26 for Christmas

December 21, 2022 Click to view Huntsville municipal offices closed Dec. 26 for Christmas

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will close Monday, Dec. 26, for the Christmas holiday. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27. The closure will affect the following City services: Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of Dec. 26-30. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Public Transit: Orbit fixed-route and Access paratransit services will end at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24. There will be [more]

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Huntsville organizations to open warming centers this week

December 19, 2022 Click to view Huntsville organizations to open warming centers this week

With temperatures expected to drop significantly tonight, Dec. 22, the City of Huntsville is supporting local partners in opening warming centers for the community. The National Weather Service reports dangerously cold temperatures will occur tonight and the evening of Friday, Dec. 23, as an Arctic air mass moves into the area. Temperatures will remain below freezing for 86 hours total, and a wind chill warning is in effect from midnight Friday [more]

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State of the City: Mayor Battle highlights building for the future in annual address

November 29, 2022 Click to view State of the City: Mayor Battle highlights building for the future in annual address

After a year of national accolades and historic growth, Mayor Tommy Battle outlined Huntsville’s forward-looking approach Tuesday during his annual State of the City address at the Von Braun Center. It was Mayor Battle’s 14th address since being elected in 2008. The sold-out gathering was hosted by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber and is the group’s largest annual event. The theme of Mayor Battle’s address was Quality of Life Infrastructure. He explained that [more]

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Join City of Huntsville, Land Trust of North Alabama for greenway public input sessions

November 22, 2022 Click to view Join City of Huntsville, Land Trust of North Alabama for greenway public input sessions

Want to weigh in on the future of Huntsville’s greenway network? Then mark your calendar for the City of Huntsville and Land Trust of North Alabama’s public input meetings Nov. 28-30. The Land Trust and City’s Planning Department will hold a series of evening forums to engage the public on the Greenway Master Plan. The goal of the open-house events is to review past progress and plan the next five years [more]

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