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City of Huntsville Supports State Health Department Stay at Home Order

April 3, 2020 Click to view City of Huntsville Supports State Health Department Stay at Home Order

Mayor Tommy Battle issued the following statement following today’s announcement by the Alabama Department of Health and Governor Kay Ivey to enact a Stay at Home Order, effective April 4 at 5 p.m. “The City of Huntsville fully supports the Alabama Department of Health’s (ADPH) Stay at Home Order announced today by Governor Ivey,” said Mayor Battle. “This is a deliberate and measured response to the COVID-19 threat that faces our state [more]

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Huntsville tightens restrictions on public parks; supports Health Officer’s order for non-essential businesses

March 27, 2020 Click to view Huntsville tightens restrictions on public parks; supports Health Officer’s order for non-essential businesses

The City of Huntsville will enforce the Alabama Department of Public Health’s order announcing the closure of non-essential businesses, venues and athletic facilities through April 17. The City has consistently followed the Centers for Disease Control and Alabama Department of Public Health guidelines. While the State order takes effect at 5 p.m. on March 28, the City will implement certain restrictions in its parks immediately. Read Health Department Order HERE “This is [more]

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New State Health Department Regulations to Impact City of Huntsville

March 19, 2020 Click to view New State Health Department Regulations to Impact City of Huntsville

The Public Health Officer for the State of Alabama released a new list of stringent containment policies for communities to follow to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. These include full school closures, senior center closures, preschool and childcare closures, nursing home restrictions, delayed elective-medical procedures, limited gatherings of no more than 25 persons, bar closures, and no on-premise consumption of food and beverages in restaurants. Mayor Tommy Battle said the City of [more]

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Daily Update on the COVID-19 Response

March 16, 2020 Click to view Daily Update on the COVID-19 Response

Mayor Tommy Battle will hold a daily update with Huntsville area government leaders this week to provide the public with the most current information on the City of Huntsville’s COVID-19 response. The briefings will be held at 12 p.m. this Tuesday – Friday, March 17-20, at 12 p.m. The updates will be broadcast on HSV TV and live-streamed on the City of Huntsville website and on the City’s Facebook page at facebook.com/HuntsvilleCity.​  Information and briefing videos will be posted daily at HuntsvilleAL.gov/COVID19.

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City of Huntsville COVID-19 Update

March 15, 2020 Click to view City of Huntsville COVID-19 Update

Mayor Tommy Battle, Madison Mayor Paul Finley, Emergency Management Agency Director Jeff Birdwell, and local health care and public safety partners will hold a news conference on Monday, March 16, at noon to update the public on the COVID-19 response. The Mayors and Madison County Commissioner Dale Strong have been regular communication with EMA, hospitals, HEMSI, ADPH, Redstone Arsenal and state partners on timely and coordinated action items to prevent the spread [more]

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Mayor Battle Vetoes Lodging Tax

March 13, 2020 Click to view Mayor Battle Vetoes Lodging Tax

Mayor Tommy Battle informed City Council this morning that he vetoed the 1 percent lodging tax Council approved 3-2 Thursday night to fund the City’s new amphitheater at MidCity District. In a message to Council, Mayor Battle outlined his reasons as follows: The City of Huntsville has a solid financial model to pay for the amphitheater as presented when the architectural contract was approved. This lodging tax increase puts the City of Huntsville [more]

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Healthy Huntsville offering free “Good Nutrition for Busy People” classes starting March 5

March 4, 2020 Click to view Healthy Huntsville offering free “Good Nutrition for Busy People” classes starting March 5

Mayor Tommy Battle’s Healthy Huntsville initiative is offering three free nutrition classes over the next two weeks. On March 5, 10 and 11, citizens are invited to attend a “Good Nutrition for Busy People” hour-long class taught by Juliana Wright, RDN, LD. These classes are a partnership between Healthy Huntsville and Huntsville Hospital Wellness Centers. The classes are targeted to those individuals with busy schedules, offering healthy restaurant/fast food options and meal/snack [more]

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Huntsville holds public input sessions on new City Hall project

February 27, 2020 Click to view Huntsville holds public input sessions on new City Hall project

The City of Huntsville is working on plans to build a new City Hall and the public is invited to learn more about the project during three public meetings. On March 3, 4, and 5, architects from Goodwyn Mills Cawood will be available to explain the design process and public amenities slated for the new building and to receive public input. Huntsville’s municipal operations outgrew City Hall many years ago and offices [more]

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Groundbreaking held for $9.5M South Huntsville Public Library

February 25, 2020 Click to view Groundbreaking held for $9.5M South Huntsville Public Library

The much-anticipated South Huntsville Library is now under construction on Bailey Cove Road. Mayor Tommy Battle, along with Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Executive Director Laurel Best, joined members of the community for a groundbreaking to celebrate the start of construction on the $9.5 million facility in the Sandra Moon Community Complex. The new 30,750 square-foot library will replace the Bailey Cove Library Branch in Weatherly Plaza. This location opened in 1997 [more]

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Applications are open for college age summer internships with the City of Huntsville

February 20, 2020 Click to view Applications are open for college age summer internships with the City of Huntsville

Looking for a summer internship? The City of Huntsville offers outstanding learning opportunities for motivated college students wanting career experience. We have positions in the Administration – Business Relations, Communication, Multicultural Affairs; in Animal Services, Community Development, Emergency Management (EMA), Engineering, Finance, Geographic Information System (GIS), Information Technology Services, Legal, Legal (prosecution office) Planning, Natural Resources, and Traffic Engineering. Applicants must be at least 19 years old and currently enrolled in [more]

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