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Focusing on Huntsville’s future: An update on TIF districts

April 8, 2021 Click to view Focusing on Huntsville’s future: An update on TIF districts

For more than a decade, the City of Huntsville has successfully financed many major improvement projects by using Tax Increment Financing, better known as TIFs. They have helped provide schools, roads, and other infrastructure to support economic development and growth. In Thursday night’s Huntsville City Council meeting, the City’s Finance Director, Penny Smith, provided an update on the City’s six TIF districts. “The TIFs are performing very well and they have played [more]

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Huntsville Extends Face Cover Requirements in City Buildings

April 8, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Extends Face Cover Requirements in City Buildings

The City of Huntsville will require employees and the public to wear face coverings in all City buildings, Mayor Tommy Battle announced Thursday during a news conference at City Hall. Though Alabama’s Safer at Home Order expires Friday, April 9, the City decided to continue its face covering protocols until further notice. There are several exceptions, however, for essential job functions, such as eating or drinking, working outdoors or to enhance communication. “We [more]

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City Celebrates Opening of Dr. Robert Shurney Legacy Center and North Huntsville Library

April 7, 2021 Click to view City Celebrates Opening of Dr. Robert Shurney Legacy Center and North Huntsville Library

The City of Huntsville debuted its latest public amenity on Sparkman Drive to benefit residents living in North Huntsville. Mayor Tommy Battle and District 1 Council Member Devyn Keith hosted a ribbon-cutting on April 7 to open the Dr. Robert Shurney Legacy Center, an eleven-acre campus featuring the new North Huntsville Library and recreation facilities. The $11 million project was funded by the City of Huntsville and donations from private and [more]

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City of Huntsville Secures Team Pain to Design World Class Skatepark in John Hunt Park

April 1, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville Secures Team Pain to Design World Class Skatepark in John Hunt Park

A new cutting-edge sports complex designed by Team Pain is heading to John Hunt Park, this time in the form of an innovative skatepark that will challenge skaters, from professional to novice. The Huntsville City Council approved a resolution on January 14, 2021 that authorized the Mayor to enter into an agreement between the City of Huntsville and Friends of Parks & Recreation for the construction and maintenance of the John Hunt [more]

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City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed for Good Friday

March 29, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed for Good Friday

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices and Municipal Court will be closed Friday, April 2, in observance of Good Friday. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, April 5. Huntsville Transit will operate a normal schedule for both Orbit fixed-route buses and Access paratransit services. Because garbage collection occurs Monday-Thursday, there will be no change to service. Recycling will also not be affected. All Huntsville Parks & Recreation facilities are closed, except the [more]

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Johnson Legacy Center to include new urban park

March 25, 2021 Click to view Johnson Legacy Center to include new urban park

Just seven months after cutting the ribbon on the new Johnson Legacy Center (JLC) in northwest Huntsville, the City is moving forward with plans to add an urban park to the campus. At the request of Mayor Tommy Battle, City Council approved a contract with Bostick Landscape Architects to design a new outdoor park adjacent to the JLC. “As we start this second phase, I am excited to see, yet again, the [more]

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Mayor Battle appoints new directors for Parks & Recreation, Parking & Public Transit

March 25, 2021 Click to view Mayor Battle appoints new directors for Parks & Recreation, Parking & Public Transit

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle on Thursday announced the appointments of Bernita Reese as director of Huntsville Parks & Recreation and Quisha Riche as director of Parking & Public Transit. The Mayor’s recommendations were unanimously approved by the City Council. Reese fills the spot left vacant following Steve Ivey’s recent retirement, while Riche replaces Tommy Brown, who retires in June. Bernita Reese Bernita Reese Reese comes to Huntsville from Columbus, Ohio, where she has served [more]

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Strong showing by Huntsville Transit operators in statewide competition

March 12, 2021 Click to view Strong showing by Huntsville Transit operators in statewide competition

Five Huntsville Transit operators were among those who placed at the 2021 Alabama RTAP Bus & Paratransit Roadeo competition at Lakepoint State Park in Eufaula on March 5-6. In the Large Bus division, Alvin Franklin placed first, Reychal Lewis placed second and Modjeska Eldridge placed fourth. All three employees are fixed-route bus operators for Huntsville Orbit. Five Huntsville Transit bus operators competed in the 2021 Alabama RTAP Bus & Paratransit Roadeo competition [more]

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City of Huntsville Prepares for Potential Winter Weather Event 

February 14, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville Prepares for Potential Winter Weather Event 

The City of Huntsville is closely monitoring the threat of winter weather, which could impact travel and city services this week. The National Weather Service in Huntsville has Madison and surrounding counties under a Winter Storm Warning from 6 p.m. Sunday, February 14, through 6 a.m. Tuesday, February 16. The weather threat also prompted Gov. Kay Ivey to declare a State of Emergency for 28 counties, including Madison. The main threat with the storm [more]

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Municipal offices will be closed for Presidents’ Day, February 15

February 11, 2021 Click to view Municipal offices will be closed for Presidents’ Day, February 15

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices and Municipal Court will be closed Monday, February 15, in observance of Presidents’ Day. Normal operating hours will resume at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17, due to inclement weather. Public Transit will remain open until noon, weather permitting. Garbage collection will be delayed by one day throughout the week

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