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State of the City: Mayor Battle highlights successes in a year of challenges

November 8, 2021 Click to view State of the City: Mayor Battle highlights successes in a year of challenges

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle revisited the previous year’s successes and challenges while expressing his hopes for the future Monday during his annual State of the City address. The sold-out event, presented by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, was held at the Von Braun Center. It marked a return to an in-person gathering, as Mayor Battle’s 2020 speech was held virtually due to the pandemic. The pandemic played a key role in the presentation, [more]

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City of Huntsville to use pandemic relief funds on public safety, parks and infrastructure

November 5, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville to use pandemic relief funds on public safety, parks and infrastructure

The City of Huntsville will have more than $30 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to spend on public safety, parks, infrastructure and recruitment. Administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, ARPA provides $350 billion to eligible state, local, territorial and Tribal governments to offset losses incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Huntsville will receive $34.4 million in Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) [more]

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Legacy Park in northwest Huntsville inches closer to reality

October 28, 2021 Click to view Legacy Park in northwest Huntsville inches closer to reality

The new Legacy Park at the site of the former J.O. Johnson High School moved one step closer to reality during Thursday night’s Huntsville City Council meeting. City Council approved a design services contract with Bostick Landscape Architects for the project, which will provide a unique recreational space the community can enjoy for years to come. The park, adjacent to the new Johnson Legacy Center (JLC) in northwest Huntsville, will include [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services announces ‘spooktacular’ adoption event

October 22, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services announces ‘spooktacular’ adoption event

With Halloween is fast approaching, those with a loving home who get a kick out of dressing up their furry friends should take advantage of a “spooktacular” offer from Huntsville Animal Services (HAS). The shelter is now offering adult canines and felines at a reduced rate of $10, though some exclusions apply. Puppies and kittens can be adopted for as little as $50. HAS Director Dr. Karen Sheppard said kennels are at [more]

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Find your BOO: ‘Spooktacular’ adoption campaign seeks forever homes for shelter dogs

October 15, 2021 Click to view Find your BOO: ‘Spooktacular’ adoption campaign seeks forever homes for shelter dogs

October is Huntsville History Month, and Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is partnering with the City’s Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission (HHPC) on the third annual “Find your BOO” campaign to help four shelter dogs find forever homes. This week, adoptable dogs Paco, Reno, Isabel and Casey got to spend a sunny afternoon outside the shelter for a Halloween-themed photo shoot in Huntsville’s Twickenham, Old Town and Five Points historic districts. “Our historic districts [more]

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City of Huntsville presents foundational redistricting plan

October 14, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville presents foundational redistricting plan

The City of Huntsville’s redistricting team presented a proposed redistricting plan to City Council during its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. The draft plan will be available on HuntsvilleAL.gov/redistricting for members of the public to review. This draft plan sets the baseline document from which members of the public can submit recommendations for adjustments. Additionally, citizens can submit their own plan for consideration. After careful consideration, Council will adopt a final redistricting [more]

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Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency unveils new website

October 7, 2021 Click to view Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency unveils new website

The Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency (HMCEMA) is inviting the public to check out its new website, which includes the Huntsville area’s best resources for emergency preparedness information. Completion of the new Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency website comes just ahead of the start of North Alabama’s secondary severe weather season, which spans November and December. The organization’s website, madisoncountyalema.gov, features timely information on topics to not only safeguard residents, but also [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services invites the public to come pick a ‘pumpkin’

October 5, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services invites the public to come pick a ‘pumpkin’

During the fall season, people go to great lengths to pick a perfect pumpkin to carve or display. Similar care should be taken when picking out a furry friend. Just as farmers markets, pumpkin patches and grocery stores have a seemingly endless supply of colorful pumpkins and gourds, Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) has plenty of animals of all shapes and sizes ready to be picked. In some cases, a new friend [more]

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City of Huntsville announces launch of free redistricting software

September 30, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville announces launch of free redistricting software

Huntsville residents who would like to be involved in the ongoing redistricting process can now create their own plan using free software, provided by the City of Huntsville. The software, available here, gives constituents a voice in how City Council districts will be redrawn. “While we have always welcomed input and the ability to meet with the Redistricting Team to create a plan, we wanted an online option so residents could [more]

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A new chapter begins: South Huntsville Public Library opens to community

September 28, 2021 Click to view A new chapter begins: South Huntsville Public Library opens to community

A new chapter begins today for South Huntsville as the much-anticipated South Huntsville Public Library opens to the community. The 30,750-square-foot facility replaces the old Bailey Cove Library Branch in Weatherly Plaza. Located in the City of Huntsville’s Sandra Moon Community Complex, the library was designed to meet the needs of a dynamic, growing community with plenty of space for books, gatherings and technology. The library is a collaborative effort between the [more]

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