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Police Citizens Advisory Council Now Accepting Public Comment

July 9, 2020 Click to view Police Citizens Advisory Council Now Accepting Public Comment

The Huntsville Police Citizens Advisory Council (HPCAC) is undertaking a review of police actions that occurred before and during recent protest events in Huntsville from May 30 to June 5. Part of the HPCAC review includes input from the general public. Residents may now submit their comments through an Online Form at HuntsvilleAL.gov/PoliceCitizensAdvisoryCouncil. The form will be active through August 7. While the review process is expected to take time, HPCAC Chair [more]

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City opens 58-acre Dallas W. Fanning Nature Preserve

July 1, 2020 Click to view City opens 58-acre Dallas W. Fanning Nature Preserve

The City of Huntsville opened its newest nature preserve on 58 acres of land off Martin Road West. Named in honor of the late Dallas W. Fanning, former director of urban development and architect of the City’s western expansion, the park will provide residents in the westernmost part of the City with outdoor trails for exercise, passive recreation, star-gazing and nature hikes. “I can’t think of a more fitting tribute to [more]

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Celebrate Parks & Recreation Month in July

June 26, 2020 Click to view Celebrate Parks & Recreation Month in July

Mayor Tommy Battle and Huntsville Parks & Recreation Director Steve Ivey are excited to kick-off Parks & Recreation Month as part of the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) national campaign on Friday, June 26 at 10 a.m. in Brahan Spring Park. “This year, we want to highlight the numerous ways our department provides services and activities for the community,” Ivey said. “We are particularly excited to introduce the public to the many new recreation activities we’ve created.” Huntsville’s parks and recreation services are an essential [more]

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Partnership Preserves Land in Huntsville-Limestone County

June 23, 2020 Click to view Partnership Preserves Land in Huntsville-Limestone County

The City of Huntsville has donated 700 acres to the Land Trust of North Alabama preserving an extraordinary conservation area in Limestone County. This partnership with the City of Huntsville and Mazda Toyota Manufacturing ensures the protection of sensitive habitat along Beaverdam Creek, which is home to the endemic and threatened spring pygmy sunfish as well as the endangered slender campeloma snail. This land includes Beaverdam Swamp, Beaverdam Creek, Moore Branch, Ragland Spring and [more]

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City of Huntsville Statements on Confederate Memorial

June 10, 2020 Click to view City of Huntsville Statements on Confederate Memorial

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and City Council President Devyn Keith released the following statements after today’s 9-0 vote by the Madison County Commission decision to proceed with a relocation plan for the Confederate Memorial on the Courthouse Square. “The City of Huntsville pledges to work hand in hand with the Madison County Commission to help them find a suitable home for the monument in an appropriate historic context.” – Mayor Tommy [more]

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Huntsville outlines next steps in protest review at upcoming Council meetings

June 10, 2020 Click to view Huntsville outlines next steps in protest review at upcoming Council meetings

The Huntsville City Council welcomes public input at its Thursday night meeting. Individuals who would like to address Council may register in the lobby to speak and they will be called into Chambers at their appointed turn. Social distancing and sanitation protocols remain in place which limits seating in the Council Chambers to about 15 people. “It’s been an emotionally charged time for our community and the country, and we’re listening,” [more]

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Mayor Battle statement on two Wednesday protest events

June 4, 2020 Click to view Mayor Battle statement on two Wednesday protest events

“Yesterday, our city saw two separate protest events. The first was organized by the local chapter of the NAACP who worked with the City and Huntsville Police to organize a thoughtful event filled with hope and a call for justice. We gathered to mourn the tragedy that occurred in Minneapolis. We came together in supporting a First Amendment right to voice a call for change throughout our country.  I saw [more]

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Mayor Battle Statement in Response to Protests

June 1, 2020 Click to view Mayor Battle Statement in Response to Protests

“The events in Minnesota have shaken people around the country to the core, including many of our residents in Huntsville. We share the outrage at the senseless death of George Floyd. What we witnessed in that horrible video should never occur. We pray for healing and justice. “As the country rises in protest, there are those in Huntsville who have chosen to demonstrate their hurt and frustration with calls for reform [more]

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Cyclists gear up for the 11th annual Mayor’s Bike Ride on Saturday, May 30

May 26, 2020 Click to view Cyclists gear up for the 11th annual Mayor’s Bike Ride on Saturday, May 30

Mayor Tommy Battle and Healthy Huntsville invite the public to join them this Saturday, May 30, for a free, family-friendly four-mile bike ride around Downtown Huntsville. The 10 a.m. ride will begin and end on Church Street in Big Spring Park by the Downtown YMCA. Part of the Healthy Huntsville program, which promotes fitness and nutrition, the annual Mayor’s Bike Ride also coincides with Bike Safety Month when the City celebrates [more]

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City of Huntsville to host virtual Memorial Day program

May 21, 2020 Click to view City of Huntsville to host virtual Memorial Day program

The City of Huntsville will continue a Memorial Day tradition with a program and wreath-laying ceremony in honor and remembrance of those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. In the best interest of public health, this year’s ceremony will be presented virtually on Monday, May 25, at 8 a.m. The public is invited to join in by watching the event on one of the City’s media platforms. HSV [more]

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