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Category: Mayor Tommy Battle

Air Pollution Control Awards: Promoting a Clean Environment

Each year, the Air Pollution Control Board recognizes voluntary efforts to reduce air pollutant emissions by industrial, institutional and commercial facilities within the City. Only those projects which go beyond regulatory requirements for controlling emissions are eligible for recognition. Mayor Tommy Battle recognized six companies for [more]

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What’s new in plans to build a new City Hall

City plans to replace the aging municipal building on Fountain Circle are moving forward with a projected construction timeline for late 2020. Mayor Tommy Battle and his administration have been working on plans for a new municipal complex for many years. The need has been long-recognized [more]

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Join Mayor Battle and turn a Working lunch into a Walking lunch!

Healthy Huntsville and the City of Huntsville are partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama to celebrate National Walk @Lunch Day on Wednesday, April 3 between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., in Big Spring Park. Mayor Tommy Battle will lead a kick-off walk at 11 [more]

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Parks & Recreation Opens First Phase of Merrimack Sports Complex

The City of Huntsville hosted a ribbon-cutting today to celebrate the opening of four artificial turf fields at the new Merrimack Sports Complex. The bright green synthetic fields are a first for Parks & Recreation, allowing for year-round league play, rain or shine. The turf fields are [more]

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Flooding Forecast: City of Huntsville crews prepare for hazardous weather​ potential

The Huntsville Office of the National Weather Service is forecasting between 6 and 8 inches of rain accumulation in Huntsville and North Alabama through Sunday, February 24. Flooding of local waterways, including the Tennessee River, is possible. In preparation for this potentially hazardous weather, the City [more]

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Getting There: Top road construction, resurfacing and repair projects stretch across Huntsville

The City of Huntsville hasn’t seen a year of road work quite like 2019. Engineering is tracking approximately 50 new roadway projects in various stages of design or construction totaling $600 million. Adding to the list of major road work projects is another $7 million worth [more]

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Blue Origin breaks ground on new world-class engine production facility

Blue Origin celebrated the official groundbreaking for its world-class rocket engine production facility on Friday, Jan. 24, on 46 acres in Cummings Research Park. The project includes more than 300 new jobs. “It’s a great day here in Rocket City,” said Bob Smith, CEO of Blue [more]

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City of Huntsville Reviews Proposal for $40M Amphitheater

Mayor Tommy Battle and members of his Urban and Economic Development team are proposing a new $40 million amphitheater to be built in a public park as part of the Mid-City development. Council Members held a work session on Jan. 23 to review the proposal along [more]

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Huntsville’s Oldest Black Fraternity presents MLK Unity Award to Mayor Tommy Battle

Mayor Tommy Battle was among two recipients to receive the Unity Award at the 34th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast, hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the city’s oldest black fraternity. The Unity Award is presented to “recognize and honor two unsung heroes from [more]

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MLK Holiday is a “Day On, Not a Day Off” for Community Service

Mayor Tommy Battle is urging the community to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by using Monday’s holiday as an opportunity to participate in community service. The national MLK Holiday was established as a Day of Service in 1994, a “Day On, Not [more]

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