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U.S. Paralympics Cycling Coming to Huntsville in April to Kick Off 2021 Domestic Schedule

December 3, 2020 Click to view U.S. Paralympics Cycling Coming to Huntsville in April to Kick Off 2021 Domestic Schedule

The Huntsville/Madison County community is excited to announce that U.S. Paralympics Cycling will visit the Rocket City next year, as it begins its national calendar in preparation for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo this coming summer. We will host one of four domestic cycling events, the U.S. Paralympics Cycling Open, the second opportunity for cyclists to qualify for Tokyo. The events will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 17-18, 2021 [more]

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Mayor Battle statement on Huntsville’s selection as finalist in national bid for U.S. Space Command Headquarters

November 19, 2020 Click to view Mayor Battle statement on Huntsville’s selection as finalist in national bid for U.S. Space Command Headquarters

The Department of the Air Force announced today that Huntsville has been designated as a candidate location for consideration to host the headquarters of the United States Space Command (USSPACECOM). Huntsville is one of six locations to participate in the next phase of the process. “The Redstone region provides an unparalleled workforce for the U.S. Space Command with capabilities that include missile defense, aerospace, and intelligence,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “We [more]

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City of Huntsville Housing Expo goes virtual to help first-time homeowners

November 10, 2020 Click to view City of Huntsville Housing Expo goes virtual to help first-time homeowners

–  The benefits to homeownership are well known and the City of Huntsville’s Community Development Department hopes to make the process easier with its upcoming 2020 Virtual Housing Expo. Aimed at assisting potential and first-time homeowners in demystifying the home-buying process, the 2020 Virtual Housing Expo will take place on Saturday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.  During this all-virtual event, local and national subject matter experts will conduct a series of live and pre-recorded [more]

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Mayor Battle’s Tree Planting Day – Saturday, Nov. 7 

November 1, 2020 Click to view Mayor Battle’s Tree Planting Day – Saturday, Nov. 7 

The public is invited to join Mayor Tommy Battle for his annual Tree Planting Day in John Hunt Park on Saturday, November 7, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The City of Huntsville’s Green Team and Landscape Management departments will have all the supplies needed to plant more than 350 hardwood trees to expand the park’s tree canopy. This is the 7th year the Mayor and community volunteers have rooted trees in the park to [more]

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City Council approves funding for new Amphitheater

October 22, 2020 Click to view City Council approves funding for new Amphitheater

Huntsville’s ascent into the global music circuit took another step forward with City Council approval to proceed with plans to build a new 8,000+ seat amphitheater. Council voted 3-1 to authorize the City’s Public Building Authority to move into the construction phase to build a classic Roman-style forum within a municipal park near the MidCity development. The amphitheater project has been under development for the past several years, garnering public interest and [more]

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Huntsville scores dual triple-A credit rating for the 12th straight year

October 14, 2020 Click to view Huntsville scores dual triple-A credit rating for the 12th straight year

HUNTSVILLE, AL – The City of Huntsville received its annual credit rating scorecard and earned the highest marks possible. For the 12th time in 12 years, since Mayor Battle first assumed office, Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s Rating Services awarded Huntsville triple-A credit ratings. Triple-A is the highest mark a city can achieve and is awarded to a minority of government entities in the nation. Only 1 percent of 19,502 cities [more]

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Library Foundation receives joint donation as demand for children’s print books soar amid pandemic

September 16, 2020 Click to view Library Foundation receives joint donation as demand for children’s print books soar amid pandemic

The Huntsville Library Foundation (HLF) announced today that Dynetics and Mayor Battle’s Book Club donated $15,000 each to its Launchpad to Literacy Fund. The fund will purchase children’s print books for the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL). Launchpad to Literacy Fund was developed after the Library faced a huge increase in demand for children’s print books since the pandemic, as more children are spending time and learning at home. The Dynetics donation [more]

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Mayor Battle introduces $236 million balanced budget for fiscal year 2021

September 10, 2020 Click to view Mayor Battle introduces $236 million balanced budget for fiscal year 2021

Mayor Tommy Battle introduced his Fiscal Year 2021 budget to the City Council at the Sept. 10 regular meeting. The balanced budget includes $236 million in general fund operations and $140 million in capital spending through the 1990 and 2014 Capital Improvement Plans. The budget represents the continuing commitment of city government to provide quality services and investments to a growing community while meeting the challenges of current economic events. “We’ve taken [more]

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Labor Day Holiday – City Offices and Facilities Closed

September 3, 2020 Click to view Labor Day Holiday – City Offices and Facilities Closed

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, September 7, in recognition of the Labor Day holiday. Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday, September 8. Garbage Collection: Monday’s holiday will impact garbage collection for the week of September 7-11, delaying pickup by one day. Garbage normally collected on Monday will be collected on Tuesday, and so on. For more information, visit HuntsvilleAL.gov/trash. Recycling collection, managed by the Solid Waste Disposal Authority, [more]

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Council certifies municipal election results – declares District 5 runoff election on Oct. 6

August 31, 2020 Click to view Council certifies municipal election results – declares District 5 runoff election on Oct. 6

The Huntsville City Council canvassed and certified the results of the August 25 municipal election and declared the following candidates re-elected for a term to begin on November 2, 2020: Tommy Battle – Mayor Devyn Keith – District 1 City Council Member Michelle Watkins – District 1 School Board Member Carlos Matthews – District 5 School Board Member In a separate action, having opened and counted provisional ballots with City Clerk-Treasurer Ken Benion, the Council [more]

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