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New Huntsville City Hall, parking deck a ‘legacy project’ for the future

December 16, 2021 Click to view New Huntsville City Hall, parking deck a ‘legacy project’ for the future

The City of Huntsville’s new City Hall and adjoining parking garage are one step closer to reality following the City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting Thursday night. City Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Tommy Battle to enter an agreement between the City and Turner Construction Co. for construction services of the new City Hall and parking deck to be built across the street at the site of the current parking [more]

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Huntsville moves forward with new redistricting plan

December 16, 2021 Click to view Huntsville moves forward with new redistricting plan

New district lines for Huntsville’s five City Council and Board of Education districts reflect significant changes in both growth and demographic diversity over the past 10 years. A redistricting ordinance approved at the Dec. 16 City Council meeting will become effective upon publication. The Administration Plan met guidelines established by the City Council and did not exceed the relative population deviation of plus or minus 5% of the ideal district population [more]

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Historic Huntsville neighborhood Magnolia Terrace to be surveyed

December 8, 2021 Click to view Historic Huntsville neighborhood Magnolia Terrace to be surveyed

Huntsville’s Magnolia Terrace neighborhood could soon join the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) following a historic resource survey funded by the Alabama Historical Commission. The survey will be similar to one previously conducted at Huntsville’s Edmonton Heights, which was added to the NRHP in June 2021. “Historic Preservation Specialist Dr. Caroline Swope will conduct the survey, which will begin before the end of the year,” said City of Huntsville Preservation Planner [more]

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Nation’s best youth runners shatter records at John Hunt Park Cross-Country Course

December 7, 2021 Click to view Nation’s best youth runners shatter records at John Hunt Park Cross-Country Course

A high school cross-country team known for winning championships continued its streak in the Rocket City on Saturday, Dec. 4. At the Garmin RunningLane National Championships in Huntsville, students from Newbury Park High School from Newbury Park, California, won the boys team 5K event and set a U.S. cross-country team record for the second time this year. With more than 2,300 of the nation’s best youth cross-country runners in the field, Newbury [more]

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Huntsville welcomes premier cross-country championship event

December 3, 2021 Click to view Huntsville welcomes premier cross-country championship event

More than 2,300 of the world’s best youth runners will compete Saturday in the Garmin RunningLane Cross-Country Championships at John Hunt Park’s Cross-Country Course. “These are the best 18-and-under cross-country runners in the nation,” said Huntsville City Administrator John Hamilton. “That means they are here with their families, friends and coaches enjoying a memorable weekend here in Huntsville. This is one of the fastest courses in the nation and we hope [more]

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$500,000 in grant funds to help Huntsville’s vulnerable residents

December 2, 2021 Click to view $500,000 in grant funds to help Huntsville’s vulnerable residents

Several local agencies serving Huntsville’s more vulnerable residents will receive nearly $500,000 in Emergency Solutions Grant funds from the City of Huntsville. At its regularly scheduled meeting Dec. 2, the Huntsville City Council approved 10 resolutions allowing Community Development to administer financial assistance from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). Under the conditions of ADECA’s 2021 Emergency Solutions Grant Program, Community Development Manager Scott Erwin said the City [more]

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Huntsville redistricting plans formally introduced

December 2, 2021 Click to view Huntsville redistricting plans formally introduced

The City of Huntsville made progress on its 2021 redistricting effort when four plans were formally introduced at the Huntsville City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 2. The plans were previously presented and discussed during five public hearings held in October and November at City Hall. Three plans were submitted by members of the public, and one was developed by the City of Huntsville Administration, using input from City departments, [more]

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Preserving Huntsville’s history: City outreach aims to educate historic district residents

December 1, 2021 Click to view Preserving Huntsville’s history: City outreach aims to educate historic district residents

Huntsville’s four designated historic districts are home to some of the state’s oldest dwellings, and the Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission’s (HHPC) mission is to ensure they are preserved for future generations. To educate current and future historic district residents, the Commission recently produced a brochure with information about the districts, HHPC’s mission and process for making changes to a historic home. Preservation Planner Katie Stamps said the brochure, which is available [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services slashes orphan pet fees for ‘Home for the Holidays’ promotion

December 1, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services slashes orphan pet fees for ‘Home for the Holidays’ promotion

Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) wants to put furry friends in loving homes this holiday season and is slashing fees to make it happen. As part of its “Home for the Holidays” promotion, HAS is waiving adoption fees on 25 different animals that will be featured on Facebook.com/HuntsvilleAnimalServices each day leading up to Christmas. Kicking off the promotion is Moore, a mixed breed that loves walks and other dogs. HAS Director Dr. Karen [more]

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How to responsibly dispose of leaves, yard waste in Huntsville

November 23, 2021 Click to view How to responsibly dispose of leaves, yard waste in Huntsville

As the leaves of yellow, orange, brown and red continue to fall across Huntsville, many residents are tackling the mess with rakes and blowers. To that end, officials with Huntsville Public Works are asking residents to dispose of leaves and any other yard waste responsibly. Blowing leaves into the road can lead to clogged storm drains, which causes flooding during significant rain events. “It’s impossible for us to overstate the importance of [more]

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