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Huntsville Environmental Sustainability Committee seeks public input 

October 5, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Environmental Sustainability Committee seeks public input 

As Huntsville grows, City leaders are focused on long-term successful gains for people who live, work and play in the community. This includes a watchful eye on Huntsville’s natural and built environment.  Mayor Tommy Battle recently asked area leaders with interest and expertise in this area to form a committee and examine contributing factors to long-term environmental sustainability in metro Huntsville.   “Environmental challenges directly impact our quality of life,” said Mayor Battle. [more]

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‘Nip’ homeless animal population in the bud with low-cost spay, neuter procedure

October 5, 2022 Click to view ‘Nip’ homeless animal population in the bud with low-cost spay, neuter procedure

Animal shelters and rescue organizations across the U.S. have been operating in crisis mode for months due to a surge in the homeless pet population, and Huntsville Animal Services is no exception. The good news is that there is a simple path toward a solution – spaying and neutering pets. “We used to take in 7-10 [animals] on a typical day,” said Animal Services Director Dr. Karen Sheppard. “Lately, it’s common for us [more]

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Got 5 minutes? Complete this Huntsville Transit survey today

September 28, 2022 Click to view Got 5 minutes? Complete this Huntsville Transit survey today

Want to weigh in on the future of public transportation in Huntsville? Then take five minutes or less to complete an online survey before Friday, Sept. 30. The survey is part of Huntsville Transit’s effort to engage with the community about ways to improve the system as it prepares for future growth. Feedback from the survey will be part of a comprehensive study that shapes operations for both Orbit shuttle and [more]

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Huntsville City Council certifies municipal runoff election results

September 26, 2022 Click to view Huntsville City Council certifies municipal runoff election results

The Huntsville City Council canvassed and certified the results of the Sept. 20, 2022, municipal runoff election during a Sept. 26 special work session. The following candidates were elected for a term to begin Nov. 7: David Little – District 2 City Council Member Andrea Alvarez – District 3 Board of Education Member During the session, City Clerk-Treasurer Ken Benion opened and counted nine provisional ballots: two for Little, three for District 2 candidate [more]

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Party on the Green: Celebrating food, fun and good health

September 26, 2022 Click to view Party on the Green: Celebrating food, fun and good health

Take a break from the weekday routine and join Party on the Green. This will be the ultimate Thursday evening out, featuring a diverse mix of food, fun and fitness. The no-cost, family-friendly event, hosted by Healthy Huntsville and sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, will take place Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at S.R. Butler Green Park, Campus No. 805, 2620 Clinton Ave. W., Huntsville. DJ Lashay B [more]

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Construction contract for new Huntsville Transit transfer station approved

September 23, 2022 Click to view Construction contract for new Huntsville Transit transfer station approved

The City of Huntsville is committed to improving and growing its public transportation system with the construction of a new transit transfer station. The Huntsville City Council voted Thursday to allow Mayor Tommy Battle to enter into an agreement with Consolidated Construction Company to build the 3,800-square-foot facility at 521 Pratt Ave. The site of the new station is adjacent to the current facility on Church Street. Per the contract, work will [more]

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Huntsville Music Industry Career Fair & Community Expo set for Sept. 24

September 21, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Music Industry Career Fair & Community Expo set for Sept. 24

Arts Huntsville, in partnership with the Huntsville Music Office and Von Braun Center, announces the inaugural Huntsville Music Industry Career Fair & Community Expo. The music industry-related event aims to connect people to job openings and volunteer opportunities within the local music ecosystem. The free event will be held at the Von Braun Center East Hall on Saturday, Sept. 24, from noon to 4 p.m. Attendees are urged to make connections [more]

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Grammy winners Ben Lovett, Kelvin Wooten to headline Career & Artist Development Workshop

September 21, 2022 Click to view Grammy winners Ben Lovett, Kelvin Wooten to headline Career & Artist Development Workshop

Huntsville is fortunate to have many bright stars within its diverse ecosystem, and two of them – Grammy winners Ben Lovett and Kelvin Wooten – will appear as panelists at an upcoming event. Lovett and Wooten will share their thoughts about and experiences in the music industry at an upcoming Career & Artist Development Workshop. The event will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the theater of Lee High School, [more]

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City Council reviews Mayor’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2023

September 15, 2022 Click to view City Council reviews Mayor’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2023

Huntsville City Council reviewed Mayor Tommy Battle’s proposed FY 2023 budget during a work session on Sept. 15. The Mayor proposed a balanced budget, which includes $281 million in general fund operations and $104.5 million in capital projects. Public safety, road resurfacing, infrastructure and quality of life improvements remain a priority. Mayor Battle provided opening remarks followed by budget presentations by Finance Director Penny Smith, City Administrator John Hamilton, and Urban [more]

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Under Construction: Huntsville Parks & Recreation launching male mentorship program

September 14, 2022 Click to view Under Construction: Huntsville Parks & Recreation launching male mentorship program

Huntsville’s Parks & Recreation Department is committed to serving citizens of all ages, especially children. Through after-school programs, youth athletics and special activities, every effort is made to help give children the tools they need to grow physically, mentally and emotionally. Community Services Recreation Superintendent Dorianne Johnson said the department’s latest outreach is the direct result of community engagement. “Through speaking with parents and children at our recreation centers and other facilities, [more]

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