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Federal grant to help Huntsville citizens with pandemic-related expenses

January 28, 2021 Click to view Federal grant to help Huntsville citizens with pandemic-related expenses

Huntsville citizens who have fallen behind on rent or utility payments during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could get some relief, thanks to a $6 million federal grant. The City Council approved the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance grant at its January 28 meeting, though distribution details are still being finalized. Scott Erwin, Huntsville’s community development manager, said the funds should be a welcome relief to those in need. “Those who have been financially [more]

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Huntsville City Council reaffirms commitment to education

January 26, 2021 Click to view Huntsville City Council reaffirms commitment to education

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and the Huntsville City Council reaffirmed their commitment to education Tuesday, January 26, during a joint work session with Huntsville City Schools. “We’re a city of partners,” said Council President Jennie Robinson, who opened the meeting. Both sides touted the benefits of that partnership during the meeting, which also included current and future snapshots of residential and business growth. Another discussion focused on how that growth will impact [more]

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Huntsville Business License renewals due Monday, Feb. 1

January 25, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Business License renewals due Monday, Feb. 1

The deadline for Huntsville businesses to renew operating licenses for 2021 has been extended to Monday, February 1. To facilitate this process during the pandemic, the Clerk-Treasurer’s office updated its online permitting system to allow new and renewing businesses to apply digitally. “We have many thousands of businesses in the process of renewing licenses this month, and we want their representatives and our licensing staff to be safe,” said Ken Benion, [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services celebrates record live release rate, expansion

January 21, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services celebrates record live release rate, expansion

HUNTSVILLE, AL – The City of Huntsville is pleased to announce that Animal Services posted a record 95% live release rate in 2020, despite unprecedented challenges caused by COVID-19. The number represents the Shelter’s success in placing homeless pets with families through adoptions, rescue groups and fosters and in reuniting lost animals with their owners. Overall intake was also down about 1,000 animals for the year. “We are so grateful to our [more]

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Save A Pet’s Life: Adopt, Don’t Shop  

January 15, 2021 Click to view Save A Pet’s Life: Adopt, Don’t Shop  

Huntsville Animal Services has so many lovable dogs in the Shelter that there is more than enough best friends for everyone to adopt. These beautiful and happy canines need to be in a home with a family who can give that one-on-one attention and care.   Because there are so many adult dogs, the adoption fees have been reduced to $10, $15 and $20 beginning Friday, January 15, through the end of the month. Remember, a Shelter [more]

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Air Force selects Redstone Arsenal as the site for the U.S. Space Command Headquarters

January 13, 2021 Click to view Air Force selects Redstone Arsenal as the site for the U.S. Space Command Headquarters

Mayor Tommy Battle issued a statement following the Air Force’s selection of Redstone Arsenal as the permanent location for the U.S. Space Command headquarters, following a two-year competition for the basing decision. Read the Air Force announcement HERE “The City of Huntsville, Alabama is honored that Redstone Arsenal has been named as the site for the United States Space Command,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “We are grateful to Senator Richard Shelby for his [more]

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Skatepark coming to John Hunt Park’s growing number of sports offerings

January 12, 2021 Click to view Skatepark coming to John Hunt Park’s growing number of sports offerings

Another new cutting-edge sports complex is heading to John Hunt Park, this time in the form of an innovative skatepark that will challenge skaters, from professional to novice. The facility will be Olympic quality and include supporting facilities such as restrooms, pavilions, sunshades, lighting, landscaping and expanded parking. It is slated to be built on a three-acre site between Kids Space and the championship soccer fields. “Skateboarding continues to grow in popularity [more]

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December 2020 – Development Review

January 10, 2021 Click to view December 2020 – Development Review

Industrial projects in Greenbrier, Jetplex and Northwest Huntsville topped the list of non-residential permits issued in December. Both permits and CO’s increased year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In December, 253 housing units were permitted, 144 single- and 109 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 106.25 (Oakwood University) where 109 units were permitted, all multi-family. This is a 1.2% increase over December 2019, when 250 [more]

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Operation Christmas Clean Up Recycling Event on Saturday, January 9

December 31, 2020 Click to view Operation Christmas Clean Up Recycling Event on Saturday, January 9

The Solid Waste Disposal Authority of the City of Huntsville (SWDA) and its curbside recycling program, Recycling Alliance of North Alabama (RANA), in coordination with the City of Huntsville, Madison County, the City of Madison and Operation Green Team are hosting the Second Annual “Operation Christmas Clean Up” on January 9, 2021. The event will be held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at two locations — Joe Davis Stadium (3125 [more]

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Hope is Here: Update on COVID-19 Vaccination Plan in Huntsville

December 30, 2020 Click to view Hope is Here: Update on COVID-19 Vaccination Plan in Huntsville

Huntsville healthcare leaders say they’re making progress in aggressively vaccinating frontline personnel, categorized as phase 1a by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). “We’ve given out 74% of 6,800 Pfizer vaccines we received in two weeks,” said David Spillers, CEO of Huntsville Hospital. “That’s pretty robust.” Crestwood Medical Center has also administered about 900 of the Moderna vaccines. Per day, Crestwood has the capacity to vaccinate approximately 150 people and Huntsville [more]

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