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Pain at the pump? City of Huntsville officials urge residents to ‘Try Transit’

July 11, 2022 Click to view Pain at the pump? City of Huntsville officials urge residents to ‘Try Transit’

Huntsville commuters have struggled with higher costs this summer as fuel prices reached record highs. Though the average price in Huntsville is just shy of $4 per gallon, many drivers are still paying nearly $50 to fill up, depending on the size of their gas tanks. To that end, City of Huntsville officials are urging drivers to “Dump the Pump & Try Transit.” Huntsville’s Parking and Public Transportation Department operates Orbit, [more]

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Get to know your government: Civic Engagement Academy applications go live

July 11, 2022 Click to view Get to know your government: Civic Engagement Academy applications go live

Do you want to help shape Huntsville’s future while learning more about the City’s government? If so, Huntsville’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) is launching a new program just for you. ODEI’s Civic Engagement Academy (CEA) is designed to introduce residents to City government through a series of integrated classes that are interactive, dynamic, fun and creative. Participants can engage with City leaders and learn multiple ways of getting [more]

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Is your yard ‘A Cut Above’? Join the District 1 Summer Landscaping Challenge!

July 6, 2022 Click to view Is your yard ‘A Cut Above’? Join the District 1 Summer Landscaping Challenge!

Mowing the grass. Keeping the weeds at bay. Mulching the flower beds. These tasks and more give Huntsville a leading edge when it comes to having a beautiful community. To reward the many homeowners in District 1 who go above and beyond to keep their yards clean and attractive, City Council Member Devyn Keith is inviting residents to participate in the inaugural A Cut Above District 1 Summer Landscaping Challenge. “Maintaining a [more]

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Election for Huntsville City Council, Board of Education, set for Aug. 23

July 5, 2022 Click to view Election for Huntsville City Council, Board of Education, set for Aug. 23

Registered voters in three districts will cast votes for Huntsville City Council and Huntsville City Schools Board of Education in an upcoming municipal election. At the June 28 filing deadline, 17 candidates qualified to run – nine for council positions and eight for school board. The election will be held Tuesday, Aug. 23. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Only voters who live in districts 2, 3 and [more]

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#GoPlayHSV: City of Huntsville to celebrate Parks and Recreation Month in July

July 1, 2022 Click to view #GoPlayHSV: City of Huntsville to celebrate Parks and Recreation Month in July

The City of Huntsville invites the community to celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month by participating in free, family-friendly activities or simply visiting a park, recreation center or athletic facility. Recognized every July since 1985, the observance emphasizes the importance of parks and recreation professionals in building strong, vibrant and resilient communities. “Parks and Recreation Month is a great time to highlight our excellent parks and recreation facilities, while also honoring our [more]

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City of Huntsville offices to close for July Fourth holiday

June 29, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville offices to close for July Fourth holiday

City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Monday, July 4, for Independence Day. This includes Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 5. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of July 4-8. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Parks & Recreation: All facilities are closed except splash pads, which will be open from [more]

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Huntsville Public Works experiences bulk collection delays

June 29, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Public Works experiences bulk collection delays

The City of Huntsville’s Public Works Department thanks residents for their patience as crews work to catch up on bulk waste collection. Public Works Director Chris McNeese said workers are seeing higher-than-normal volumes of bulk items left at curbsides as residents work on home and garden projects. The department is also operating with fewer collection vehicles because supply chain issues have impacted the City’s ability to receive parts necessary to make [more]

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Huntsville Finance Director paints positive picture of TIF performance

June 24, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Finance Director paints positive picture of TIF performance

A key tool used to improve infrastructure and development of industrial sites continues to show positive dividends as City leaders look to the future. An aerial view of Huntsville’s western industrial corridor. Tax increment finance districts, or TIFs, have helped the City lure industry as well as improve public infrastructure. Finance Director Penny Smith said Huntsville tax increment finance districts, or TIFs, have contributed directly to continued growth and public improvements. TIFs [more]

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Huntsville Music Office to host Quarterly Music Meetup, announce new initiative

June 17, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Music Office to host Quarterly Music Meetup, announce new initiative

North Alabama music lovers are invited to connect with fellow fans and musicians and get more involved with Huntsville’s music scene at the next HSV Quarterly Music Meetup on Thursday, June 23. The event will run from 6-8:30 p.m. at The Orion Amphitheater at MidCity District. Musicians and curators from Blast Music, a free streaming platform from the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) featuring local artists, and members of the Huntsville [more]

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City of Huntsville offices to close Monday for Juneteenth

June 15, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville offices to close Monday for Juneteenth

Most City of Huntsville employees will enjoy a day off Monday, June 20, to celebrate Juneteenth National Independence Day. All municipal offices will close Monday, including Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 21. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of June 20-24. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Parks & Recreation: All facilities [more]

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