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City Council – Highlights from the Nov. 2, 2017 Meeting

Published on November 3, 2017

Huntsville City Council

Planning & Development

Council voted to rezone 171.41 acres of land lying east and south of Liberty Hill Road and east of Opportunity Boulevard to Planned Industrial District for the North Huntsville Industrial Park.

Approved a decrease in the price of land for sale in North Huntsville Industrial Park from $50,000 per acre to $35,000 per acre, maintaining a two acre track minimum. The cost brings it in line with other comparable parks.

Codes & Ordinances

Amended hours of the downtown Arts & Entertainment districts to be consistent within the Quigley and Meridian Districts. The new hours will be 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. The Council also extended the boundary of the Providence Arts & Entertainment District to include a new business property.


Approved a $263,473 contract with Porter Roofing Contractors to replace the roof at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Center on Vernon Drive.

Authorized a $122,470 agreement for geotechnical services with GEO Solutions on property in North Huntsville Industrial Park.

Board Appointments

Reappointed Jessee T. Horton, Burt Webster, and J. Elbert Peters to the City Tree Commission for a term to expire in October 2019. Nominated by Council Member Kling.

Appointed Nany Colin to the Madison County 310 Board for a term to expire in April 2019. Nominated by Council Member Jennie Robinson.

Appointed Erick Wade to the Huntsville Ice Skating Complex Board of Control for a term to expire in November 2019. Nominated by Council Member Bill Kling.

David Edwards was appointed by Mayor Battle to the Huntsville Ice Skating Complex Board of Control for a term to expire in November 2019.

Mayor Battle announced two reappointments – Willie Love and David Little to the Huntsville Police Citizens Advisory Council for terms to expire in July 2018.


Tree Planting Festival in John Hunt Park, Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Housing Expo, Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Stone Event Center at Campus No. 805

Saturday, November 11, 11 a.m., Veterans Day Parade in downtown Huntsville

WATCH a replay of the City Council meeting

For more information, view Council Agendas and Minutes or view video recordings of past Council Meetings in the HSV TV video library.