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City Council – Highlights from the Oct. 26, 2017 Meeting

Published on October 26, 2017

Huntsville City Council


Council voted to introduce an ordinance to update the hours of operation for the Arts and Entertainment Districts to Thursday through Sunday, 12 noon to 11 p.m. The new times will be voted on at the next regularly scheduled Council meeting on Nov. 2.

Council approved a resolution, sponsored by Council Member Devyn Keith for Parking and Public Transit to develop a parking program – Save a Spot for Veterans. The program would designate spaces in convenient locations for ease of services at city facilities – for active duty in active military service or full time training duty veteran. The spaces will be reserved for active duty, reserve, and veterans who served in the active military, naval, or air service who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable. “I’m hoping businesses will voluntarily jump on this program,” said Keith. “This sends a message of the love we have in our community for our Armed Forces.”


Council approved a number of contracts for construction, design and architectural services for the following projects:

  • $373,600 low bid with Miller & Miller Inc., for access improvements to the Huntsville Aquatic Center.
  • Agreement between the City and S&ME, Inc., and Garver, L.L.C., for engineering design services for the 5.4 mile Greenbrier Parkway extension, Phase IV. The cost is $1,242,788.
  • Agreement between the City and Building Construction Associates to construct a 2,700 square foot concrete deck and landscaping for the Burritt Bluff Overlook Venue at a cost of $470,978. The new overlook will be a concrete structure cantilevered over the bluff with scenic views of the city. It will provide additional space for concerts and receptions.
  • $45,500 in architectural services with NewSouth Architects to renovate the Municipal Court building on Wheeler Avenue. The renovation will add a third courtroom to accommodate the city’s three full-time judges.
  • Agreement for architectural services for $500,734 with Bird and Kamback Architects for an addition and alterations at the Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex on Leeman Ferry Road. The work includes a new mechanical plant, new seating for rink 2, locker room renovations, a new elevator and food service area.
  • $225,875 in improvements and renovations for the Legacy Pool at the Huntsville Aquatics Center. This includes renovations to the men’s locker room, replacing mechanical equipment.


Joint Land Use Study Public Meeting, Monday, October 30, 6 p.m., U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

The next City Council meeting will be held November 2.

For more information, view Council Agendas and Minutes or watch video recordings of the Council Meetings on the HSV TV page.