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Updates: Fallen HPD Officer Billy Clardy III

December 9, 2019

The latest updates can be found via the Huntsville Police Department’s Twitter – @HsvPolice. Funeral Arrangements Funeral services for STAC Agent Billy Clardy III will take place on Tuesday, December 10, at Mayfair Church of Christ located at 1095 Carl T. Jones Drive in Huntsville, Alabama. A public viewing will be held from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m., service to follow. A processional to Agent Clardy’s gravesite will immediately follow. Out of [more]

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Mayor Battle: Celebrate generosity on this Giving Tuesday

December 3, 2019

Huntsville’s Mayor Tommy Battle released the following statement ahead of Giving Tuesday on December 3, 2019.  Giving Tuesday is an annual, global generosity movement celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving that aims to create an intentional day of charitable acts. “On this Giving Tuesday, we pay special recognition to Huntsville’s array of exceptional nonprofits who work tirelessly on our behalf to provide significant and necessary services to the sick and differently-abled, [more]

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Special Election Asks Huntsville Voters to Support City Schools

December 2, 2019

Huntsville voters will go to the polls December 10 for a special election to recommit 15.5 mills in ad valorem taxes that have supported local education as far back as 1916. A review of the school tax legislation last year indicated some ambiguity in the language. The current laws, first written in 1916 and expanded in the 60s and 70s, reference property in “Huntsville, Madison County” which doesn’t accurately reflect Huntsville city [more]

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Municipal closures for the Thanksgiving Holiday, Nov. 28-29

November 21, 2019

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, November 28-29. The following services will be affected: Garbage Collection:  Thursday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 29. Public Transit:  Thursday’s Shuttle Bus and Handi-Ride services will be closed. Transit service resumes on Friday, Nov. 29. Parks & Recreation:  Recreation centers and facilities will be closed on Thursday and Friday and will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 30. Animal Services:  The Animal [more]

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Healthy Huntsville Challenge: Maintain, Don’t Gain over the Holidays

November 14, 2019

Healthy Huntsville is partnering for a second year with Huntsville Hospital for the “Maintain, Don’t Gain” challenge. This is a free program that provides tips, tricks and motivation to maintain a healthy weight during the calorie-rich holiday season, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve. “Last year 70 percent of participants completed the weigh-in and weigh-out challenge, and 84 percent of those that followed through lost weight,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “It [more]

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Huntsville’s Approves Management Contract for New Amphitheater

November 7, 2019

The City of Huntsville is contracting with Huntsville Venue Group Amphitheater, LLC (HVG) to help develop and operate a new 8,500 seat amphitheater to be built in the public park adjacent to the new Mid City development. City Council unanimously approved a 10-year contract with HVG. Under this contract, HVG will play a critical role in developing this unique, artist-driven venue. The company will also begin the process of marketing and [more]

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Cross Country Championship Course Opens in John Hunt Park

September 20, 2019

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 distance options including 5K, 6K, 8K, and 10K.  The course accommodates high school, NCAA, and USA Track & Field needs for training and competition events. “This [more]

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

September 16, 2019

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 sites in Colorado and one in California. “No one does space and defense better than the brainpower on Redstone Arsenal. The world’s most advanced capabilities in [more]

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Mayor Tommy Battle Vetoes Council Approved Pay Raises 

September 13, 2019

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, while I deeply appreciate the intent of Council, I have said I am satisfied with my salary and knew what it was when I went [more]

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Mayor Battle Introduces FY 2020 Budget to City Council

September 12, 2019

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). Even though the City is projecting revenue growth in FY 2020, the Mayor has structured a lean plan to ensure the City is able to [more]

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