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Huntsville Animal Services facing critical overcrowding

June 14, 2024 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services facing critical overcrowding

Huntsville Animal Services is grappling with severe overcrowding due to a significant increase in stray pickups and litters of unwanted kittens and puppies. More than 100 dogs and 60 cats are available for adoption or foster at Huntsville Animal Services. The shelter’s kennels are bursting at the seams with more than 100 dogs and over 60 cats. To help reduce overcrowding, adoption fees for most adult animals will be waived through the [more]

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City of Huntsville offices to close Wednesday for Juneteenth

June 14, 2024 Click to view City of Huntsville offices to close Wednesday for Juneteenth

City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Wednesday, June 19, for Juneteenth National Independence Day. This includes Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 20. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed the week of June 17-21. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Parks & Recreation: All facilities will close except splash pads, which will be open [more]

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Huntsville approves agreement to access funds for Pinhook Creek PARC project

June 13, 2024 Click to view Huntsville approves agreement to access funds for Pinhook Creek PARC project

A transformative project to implement flood mitigation measures along Pinhook Creek in downtown Huntsville and construct a suspended pedestrian bridge across Memorial Parkway as part of a larger multimodal project is moving ahead with help from federal and state partners. The City entered into an agreement with the Federal Highway Administration and the Alabama Department of Transportation to receive $47.3 million in two federal grants for the Pedestrian Access and Redevelopment [more]

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Huntsville to refresh portion of Clinton Avenue corridor

June 13, 2024 Click to view Huntsville to refresh portion of Clinton Avenue corridor

Clinton Avenue near the Memorial Parkway interchange will get a refresh as part of a plan to repurpose excess pavement along the major downtown thoroughfare. The City agreed to an engineering design contract with Barge Design Solutions for the improvements, which includes landscaping, revised striping and drainage on Clinton Avenue between Seminole Drive and the Heart of Huntsville Drive/Woodson Street intersection. The improvements will upgrade the appearance of the roadway with greenway [more]

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Study to analyze development options near Northern Bypass

June 13, 2024 Click to view Study to analyze development options near Northern Bypass

With the rapid growth and development occurring in north Huntsville, the City engaged Smith Gee Studio to develop a land use plan for future development for the area where Bob Wade Lane and the under-construction Northern Bypass intersect with Memorial Parkway. The area is already seeing new projects with a groundbreaking held last month for Food City, which will anchor the Gateway Commons development. New residential projects are also in plans [more]

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Huntsville streetscape project to add more on-street parking near new federal courthouse

June 13, 2024 Click to view Huntsville streetscape project to add more on-street parking near new federal courthouse

The City is moving ahead with plans for improvements on Lowe Avenue that include street parking to accommodate the under-construction federal courthouse. The streetscape project spans Lowe Avenue between Lowery Boulevard and Madison Street. Also included in the project are improvements on Davis Circle and Pelham Avenue, from the Monroe Street traffic circle to Lowery Boulevard, that will also provide street parking. Lowe Avenue will be transformed to provide street parking for [more]

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Answer the Call: Apply today with Huntsville Police dispatch

June 13, 2024 Click to view Answer the Call: Apply today with Huntsville Police dispatch

If you’re looking for a fast-paced and rewarding career serving your community, a career as a police dispatcher may be right for you. Huntsville Police’s communication division is now hiring for the position of police dispatcher. The division proudly employs a team of highly motivated individuals who are often the department’s first line of communication with the public during an emergency. “Dispatchers are first responders, just like police officers, EMTs, paramedics, firefighters [more]

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Annual Juneteenth Festival returns to Big Spring Park Saturday

June 12, 2024 Click to view Annual Juneteenth Festival returns to Big Spring Park Saturday

Juneteenth National Independence Day is June 19, but Huntsville residents can celebrate early at the Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 15, in Big Spring Park. The annual event, which runs from 5-9 p.m., is presented by Amazon and the City of Huntsville’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI). Residents are invited to enjoy live music, community engagement and cultural recognition. “The Juneteenth Festival is designed to unite our community and raise [more]

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A Call to Be the Best: HPD accepting applications for officers

June 11, 2024 Click to view A Call to Be the Best: HPD accepting applications for officers

Answer the call and join one of the best public safety agencies in the country. The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) is accepting applications for its 72nd session of the Huntsville Police Academy, which begins in February 2025. HPD is proud to employ over 400 sworn officers who serve the community with courage, integrity, and professionalism. Officers come from diverse backgrounds, education and experience, reflecting the department’s commitment to inclusivity. “Our police department [more]

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Nominate a sharp-looking yard for District 1’s Summer Landscaping Challenge

June 7, 2024 Click to view Nominate a sharp-looking yard for District 1’s Summer Landscaping Challenge

Are you someone known for your sod satisfaction, herbicide happiness or pre-emergent pleasure? If so, District 1 Council Member Devyn Keith invites you to participate in the third annual A Cut Above Summer Landscaping Challenge. Nominate your yard or even a neighbor’s yard to participate in the competition. Three yards will be recognized for awards: Best Landscaping, Most Captivating Floral Display and Best Curb Appeal. Nominations are open now and will [more]

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