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Construction contract for new Huntsville Transit transfer station approved

September 23, 2022 Click to view Construction contract for new Huntsville Transit transfer station approved

The City of Huntsville is committed to improving and growing its public transportation system with the construction of a new transit transfer station. The Huntsville City Council voted Thursday to allow Mayor Tommy Battle to enter into an agreement with Consolidated Construction Company to build the 3,800-square-foot facility at 521 Pratt Ave. The site of the new station is adjacent to the current facility on Church Street. Per the contract, work will [more]

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City Council reviews Mayor’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2023

September 15, 2022 Click to view City Council reviews Mayor’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2023

Huntsville City Council reviewed Mayor Tommy Battle’s proposed FY 2023 budget during a work session on Sept. 15. The Mayor proposed a balanced budget, which includes $281 million in general fund operations and $104.5 million in capital projects. Public safety, road resurfacing, infrastructure and quality of life improvements remain a priority. Mayor Battle provided opening remarks followed by budget presentations by Finance Director Penny Smith, City Administrator John Hamilton, and Urban [more]

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Huntsville Music Office hosts monthlong musical instrument drive

September 9, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Music Office hosts monthlong musical instrument drive

Got an old musical instrument that’s collecting dust? To celebrate Huntsville Music Month, the City encourages residents to donate their used instruments to local music education programs. Through Sept. 30, The Fret Shop and Maitland Conservatory will accept donations of instruments as well as new reeds and mouthpieces. The drive is a collaboration between the Huntsville Music Office, Huntsville City Schools, Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation and Maitland Arts Initiative. “Music education [more]

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Mayor Battle introduces FY 2023 budget to City Council 

September 8, 2022 Click to view Mayor Battle introduces FY 2023 budget to City Council 

Mayor Tommy Battle presented the City’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2023 to City Council at Thursday night’s regularly scheduled meeting. The Mayor proposed a balanced budget, which includes $281 million in general fund operations and $104.5 million in capital projects. Public safety, road resurfacing, infrastructure and quality of life improvements remain a priority. “I’m proud that we’ve been able to present Council and our taxpayers with another balanced budget,” said Mayor Battle. [more]

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Mayor Battle strikes the right chord, proclaims September as Huntsville Music Month

September 1, 2022 Click to view Mayor Battle strikes the right chord, proclaims September as Huntsville Music Month

Music is in the air in the City of Huntsville as Mayor Tommy Battle has proclaimed September as Huntsville Music Month. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle joins artist Deqn Sue and Huntsville Music Officer Matt Mandrella at the kickoff for Huntsville Music Month at Tangled String Studios at Lowe Mill. On stage is R&B group Element XI, which performed at the event. The inaugural event, promoted by the Huntsville Music Office, is designed [more]

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Jazz in the Park is back! Free Huntsville concert series opens Sunday, Sept. 4

September 1, 2022 Click to view Jazz in the Park is back! Free Huntsville concert series opens Sunday, Sept. 4

Jazz in the Park, one of Huntsville/Madison County’s hottest concert series, will soon return to live audiences for the first time since 2019. The City of Huntsville’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) and presenter Cynthia Joiner Real Estate Group will kick off the 2022 series of Jazz in the Park on Sunday, Sept. 4, at Big Spring Park East. Headlining the show will be Atlanta-based flautist, vocalist and songwriter [more]

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City of Huntsville offices to close for Labor Day

August 31, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville offices to close for Labor Day

City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Monday, Sept. 5, for Labor Day. This includes Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of Sept. 5-9. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Parks & Recreation: All facilities will be closed, except the Brahan Spring Park and [more]

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Huntsville Transit seeks public’s feedback on service, operations

August 30, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Transit seeks public’s feedback on service, operations

As the City of Huntsville grows, Huntsville Transit is exploring ways it can improve operations while also evaluating an expansion of its service area. To that end, a series of community outreach meetings will be held next month to hear comments from Huntsville Transit users or anyone who has a suggestion about operations. The City will use comments to help shape a strategic plan designed to guide future service improvements. “Receiving public [more]

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Arts Huntsville seeks local artists to submit artwork for Fitness Court at Legacy Park

August 29, 2022 Click to view Arts Huntsville seeks local artists to submit artwork for Fitness Court at Legacy Park

Editor’s Note: This release was shared on behalf of Arts Huntsville. Arts Huntsville, in cooperation with the City of Huntsville Parks & Recreation, has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for local artists to produce artwork for a Fitness Court to be installed at Legacy Park. The selected local artist’s work will be one of four fitness-based public art installations to become a part of Huntsville’s landscape thanks to a partnership [more]

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Huntsville City Council certifies municipal election results, declares runoff races

August 26, 2022 Click to view Huntsville City Council certifies municipal election results, declares runoff races

The Huntsville City Council canvassed and certified the results of the Aug. 23, municipal election and declared the following candidates elected for a term to begin Nov. 7: Bill Kling – District 4 City Council Member Ryan Renaud – District 4 Board of Education Member Holly McCarty – District 2 Board of Education Member In a separate action, having opened and counted provisional ballots with City Clerk-Treasurer Ken Benion, the Council declared a runoff [more]

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