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$10 Pet Adoption Blowout

It’s the best deal in town! Huntsville Animal Services is offering a $10 Blowout Pet Adoption special starting Monday, September 16, through Saturday, September 28. Exceptions may apply on some pets. The Shelter relies on the community to adopt dozens of pets coming into the Shelter each [more]

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Mayor Tommy Battle Vetoes Council Approved Pay Raises 

Mayor Tommy Battle released the following statement with regard to his decision to veto the Mayor and Council pay raise approved by City Council at their Sept. 12 meeting. “I hereby Veto Ordinance no. 19-769 pertaining to the annual salary for Mayor and City Council. As stated, [more]

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Mayor Battle Introduces FY 2020 Budget to City Council

City Council received its first look at Mayor Tommy Battle’s proposed municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2020 at the Council’s regularly scheduled meeting Sept. 12. The FY20 budget is comprised of a $228 million operating budget and $117.1 million in two capital funds (1990 and 2014). [more]

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Council Names New Recreation Center after Former Council President Mark Russell

Fittingly, former City Council President Mark Russell is much more anxious to discuss the soon to be constructed recreation center in Hampton Cove than the name expected to be affixed to the project. On Sept. 12, the Huntsville City Council will announce that Mark Russell will [more]

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Creating space for curbside trash and recycling collection

There’s a new cart on the block! The City of Huntsville is pleased to see tens of thousands of new blue carts sitting curbside, thanks to residents opting to participate in the recently launched recycling program through Recycling Alliance North Alabama (RANA). Now that RANA carts [more]

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Fee-Waived Pet Adoptions At Huntsville Animal Services

Huntsville Animal Services continues to receive homeless pets daily and Shelter volunteers say they need the community’s urgent help to house more than 80 dogs and 20 cats. Starting Monday, September 9, through Saturday, September 14, adoption fees will be waived on most of the [more]

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Huntsville Launches New Fire and Life Safety Measures 

The City of Huntsville is launching two new fire and life safety measures to better protect firefighters, reduce emergency response times, and decrease potential repair/replacement costs to businesses following a forced entry into a building. The first program, Electric Rapid Access System, utilizes a secure electronic key [more]

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City of Huntsville Labor Day Hours of Operation

City of Huntsville municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, September 2, in recognition of the Labor Day Holiday. Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday, September 3.   Garbage & Recycling Monday’s holiday will impact garbage collection for the week of September 2 – 6, delaying [more]

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Mayor Battle Statement on U.S. Space Command

Mayor Tommy Battle issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement from the White House establishing the new U.S. Space Command. “We are optimistic about America’s commitment to investing in space technology as a national security and defense priority.  Today’s announcement begins the process of putting that [more]

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September Brings the Best of Jazz to Big Spring Park

The annual Jazz in the Park concert series starts this weekend, which means it’s time to get out your camp chair and head to Big Spring Park East to experience world-class jazz musicians, young and seasoned, for a series of free concerts each Sunday in [more]

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