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Time to vote for the Best Pet Story and earn donations for the Animal Shelter

September 18, 2020 Click to view Time to vote for the Best Pet Story and earn donations for the Animal Shelter

Huntsville Animal Services needs your help to win donated funds by voting for the best pet stories submitted to the Clear the Shelter Adoption Story Challenge.  The more votes, the better the chance our shelter can win money to help our pets during this pandemic. Pet adoption stories and photographs were submitted online September 1 through September 14.  Register to vote by signing up on ShelterChallenge.com and be sure to select [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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Dance for Diversity at Butler Green on September 18

September 15, 2020 Click to view Dance for Diversity at Butler Green on September 18

Join Healthy Huntsville for Dancing for Diversity, a free socially-distanced dance fitness event to promote health and diversity on Friday, September 18, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at S.R. Butler Green at Campus No. 805. During the event, attendees will experience a different dance instructor every 15 minutes to include Zumba, cardio hip hop, Bollywood, line dance and more. Physical activity is key to long-term health for everyone. Regular movement [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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August 2020 – Development Review

September 9, 2020 Click to view August 2020 – Development Review

Nearly a dozen new projects were permitted at the Mazda-Toyota site in Greenbrier in August. Three new apartment projects were permitted last month, bringing the total number of multi-family housing units permitted this year to more than 1,200. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In August, 808 housing units were permitted, 132 single- and 676 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 106.26 (Plummer) where 312 units [more]

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Downtown Huntsville to Relaunch Bike Share Program

September 8, 2020 Click to view Downtown Huntsville to Relaunch Bike Share Program

The Downtown Huntsville bike share program relaunched with its new partner, Tandem Mobility, on September 8. “We are excited to bring back bikeshare to Downtown Huntsville,” said Downtown Huntsville Inc. President and CEO, Chad Emerson. “Our city center is an amazing destination to explore on two wheels and this new partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and the City of Huntsville will allow locals and guests to do just [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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Adopt A Pet and Share Your Happy Story!

September 2, 2020 Click to view Adopt A Pet and Share Your Happy Story!

Clear the Shelters 2020 launches Adoption Story Challenge through Sept. 14 Huntsville Animal Services has a huge opportunity to win extra money through the Greater Good organization and the national Clear the Shelters 2020 campaign. From now through Sept. 14, submit your pet adoption story and photograph to FosterQuestions@HuntsvilleAL.gov or message us at Huntsville Animal Services on Facebook. By sharing your adopted pet pictures and why you and your Shelter pet are happy [more]

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Mask Up Huntsville: Staying Safe This Labor Day Weekend

September 2, 2020 Click to view Mask Up Huntsville: Staying Safe This Labor Day Weekend

With Labor Day weekend approaching, the City of Huntsville wants to remind citizens to separate, sanitize and wear a face covering to prevent another surge in COVID-19 cases. Labor Day is a popular time for families and friends to come together to celebrate the unofficial end of summer. As you make plans this holiday weekend, don’t forget to take precautions to reduce your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Doing so could save [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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