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Category: Mayor Tommy Battle

Cross Country Championship Course Opens in John Hunt Park

The City of Huntsville hosted a ribbon-cutting today to open its newest athletic and recreational feature in John Hunt Park – a championship-caliber cross country running course. The scenic course is 10-meters wide with a manicured grass surface, varied grade changes, and multiple spurred loops for various [more]

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Mayor Battle calls for U.S. Space Command to land at Redstone Arsenal

In speaking to Huntsville members of the American Society for Industrial Security today, Mayor Tommy Battle reiterated his call for the new U.S. Space Command to be centered in Huntsville. The City is one of six finalist locations announced by the Pentagon to include four [more]

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Mayor Tommy Battle Vetoes Council Approved Pay Raises 

Mayor Tommy Battle released the following statement with regard to his decision to veto the Mayor and Council pay raise approved by City Council at their Sept. 12 meeting. “I hereby Veto Ordinance no. 19-769 pertaining to the annual salary for Mayor and City Council. As stated, [more]

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Mayor Battle Introduces FY 2020 Budget to City Council

City Council received its first look at Mayor Tommy Battle’s proposed municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2020 at the Council’s regularly scheduled meeting Sept. 12. The FY20 budget is comprised of a $228 million operating budget and $117.1 million in two capital funds (1990 and 2014). [more]

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John Hunt Park Sand Volleyball Complex to host 2020 & 2021 CCSA Beach Volleyball Championship

The Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) announced Tuesday that the 2020 and 2021 CCSA Beach Volleyball Championship will be moving to the John Hunt Sand Volleyball Complex in Huntsville. The 2020 edition marks the fifth championship for the CCSA in the sport of Beach Volleyball. The [more]

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Huntsville Launches New Fire and Life Safety Measures 

The City of Huntsville is launching two new fire and life safety measures to better protect firefighters, reduce emergency response times, and decrease potential repair/replacement costs to businesses following a forced entry into a building. The first program, Electric Rapid Access System, utilizes a secure electronic key [more]

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City of Huntsville Labor Day Hours of Operation

City of Huntsville municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, September 2, in recognition of the Labor Day Holiday. Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday, September 3.   Garbage & Recycling Monday’s holiday will impact garbage collection for the week of September 2 – 6, delaying [more]

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Mayor Battle Statement on U.S. Space Command

Mayor Tommy Battle issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement from the White House establishing the new U.S. Space Command. “We are optimistic about America’s commitment to investing in space technology as a national security and defense priority.  Today’s announcement begins the process of putting that [more]

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September Brings the Best of Jazz to Big Spring Park

The annual Jazz in the Park concert series starts this weekend, which means it’s time to get out your camp chair and head to Big Spring Park East to experience world-class jazz musicians, young and seasoned, for a series of free concerts each Sunday in [more]

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Is there new life for the Old Joe?

Conceptual plans to transform Joe Davis Stadium into a multi-use stadium, which could possibly be used to host high school football games and sporting events, were presented to the Huntsville City Council at the Aug. 22 regular meeting. The presentation is in response to a Council [more]

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