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RENTAL ASSISTANCE: Funds still available for those affected by pandemic

August 5, 2021 Click to view RENTAL ASSISTANCE: Funds still available for those affected by pandemic

President Joe Biden this week announced a plan to reinstate a moratorium on COVID-19-related evictions, but it’s unknown how soon it would take effect. The original moratorium expired July 31. Congress has allocated more than $46 billion in emergency rental relief since December 2020. Those funds were distributed directly to states and local governments to be dispersed to households unable to pay rent or utilities due to the pandemic. Huntsville’s Emergency Rental [more]

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Huntsville officials provide progress report on Zierdt Road, Martin Road projects

August 2, 2021 Click to view Huntsville officials provide progress report on Zierdt Road, Martin Road projects

Two of Huntsville’s most critical road projects, improvements to Zierdt and Martin roads, have made significant progress over the past year. Both are essential to not only ensuring smooth traffic flow in and out of a booming residential sector, but also Redstone Arsenal. During a recent town hall event, officials with Huntsville’s Engineering Department provided updates on both projects and explained the light at the end of the construction tunnel gets [more]

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Huntsville City Council, School Board discuss redistricting in joint meeting

July 30, 2021 Click to view Huntsville City Council, School Board discuss redistricting in joint meeting

Members of the Huntsville City Council and Huntsville City Schools Board of Education on Friday received an overview of how the upcoming Council redistricting process will work. Federal law requires redistricting every 10 years following a census count to ensure compliance with the constitutional right of one person, one vote. It also prevents uneven districts in which one Council member represents 30,000 constituents, while another represents only 10,000. City of Huntsville Demographer [more]

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Huntsville doctors urge vaccinations as COVID-19 cases rise

July 29, 2021 Click to view Huntsville doctors urge vaccinations as COVID-19 cases rise

COVID-19 infections are on the rise again in Alabama, and doctors are issuing a call to action for vaccines. During a City of Huntsville Zoom forum moderated by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, three doctors expressed concerns about the rate of infections caused by the delta variant. At 34%, Alabama’s vaccination rate is the lowest in the U.S., but its COVID-19 positivity rate of 18.5% is the highest. Of Alabama’s 67 counties, Madison [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services to host open house for potential foster parents

July 28, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services to host open house for potential foster parents

Adopting a dog is a long-term commitment, which is why fostering can sometimes be a better fit for both the person and the pooch. Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, for those interested in meeting dogs in need of foster care. Those who attend the free session will learn more about the City’s foster program and participate in a brief [more]

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Fiber Broadband Association Honors Huntsville as “Gig City” for Outstanding Fiber Broadband Deployment

July 27, 2021 Click to view Fiber Broadband Association Honors Huntsville as “Gig City” for Outstanding Fiber Broadband Deployment

Gig City Award presented at Fiber Connect event for accomplishments in broadband delivery Fiber Connect 2021, the Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) presented a Gig City Award to Huntsville Utilities, the City of Huntsville, the Huntsville Madison County Chamber, and The Broadband Group and Google Fiber at a conference in Nashville. The FBA recognized these groups for their outstanding collaborative initiative that leveraged fiber to increase connectivity across communities in Huntsville and [more]

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Huntsville Recoups Investment in Remington Arms Agreement

July 23, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Recoups Investment in Remington Arms Agreement

The City of Huntsville and its regional partners have recovered $12.5 million in incentives offered to former firearms manufacturer Remington Arms in 2014. The nearly 200-year-old firearms manufacturer filed for bankruptcy in October 2020, resulting in the sale and auction of its assets. The recent sale of Remington’s 800,000-square-foot facility on Electronics Boulevard enabled the Cities of Huntsville and Athens, Madison County, Morgan County, Limestone County, and the Limestone County Economic [more]

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City Council approves survey for I-565 connector

July 22, 2021 Click to view City Council approves survey for I-565 connector

The Huntsville City Council on Thursday unanimously approved an agreement that could help ease traffic through the construction of a new four-lane arterial roadway connecting Interstate 565 to Redstone Arsenal Gate 10 at Patton Road. The agreement with Volkert, Inc. is for a Planning Environmental Linkage (PEL) survey, to include preliminary engineering design for the 2.5-mile connector road. City Engineer Kathy Martin explained the connector would be funded through the Metropolitan Planning [more]

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The Rescue Games: Huntsville Animal Services issues adoption plea

July 21, 2021 Click to view The Rescue Games: Huntsville Animal Services issues adoption plea

As the summer Olympics kick off in Tokyo, Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is asking the public to accomplish a different kind of Olympic feat by adopting or fostering a furry friend. The Shelter continues to see higher-than-usual dog surrenders at its facility on 4950 Triana Boulevard in Huntsville. That’s why HAS has extended its lowered adoption rates through the end of July ­– $10 for adult dogs and cats, though some [more]

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First of its kind: City of Huntsville seeks full-time Music Officer

July 16, 2021 Click to view First of its kind: City of Huntsville seeks full-time Music Officer

The City of Huntsville is now accepting applications for Huntsville Music Officer, a full-time position geared toward anyone with a vision for transforming the Rocket City into a must-see music city. The City is in a prime position to draw regional and national music fans who want to catch a show at the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall at the Von Braun Center or the new Mars Music Hall. At MidCity, [more]

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