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Council Member Bill Kling, Jr.

Bill Kling

Third Presiding Officer , District 4

Bill Kling, Jr., was born and raised in Huntsville. He was elected to the Huntsville Board of Education in 1984, elected to the city council in 1988, and re-elected since. Mr. Kling was twice elected city council president.

Mr. Kling received a B.S. degree in Mass Media Communications and Public Administration from the University of Alabama and a M.S. degree in Urban studies from Alabama A&M University.

Mr. Kling has held numerous positions in the broadcast and public relations fields including public relations director, radio announcer and newscaster for a public radio station, and broadcast instructor and public relations specialist for John C. Calhoun Junior College.

Outdoor pickleball courts, other amenities coming to John Hunt Park Recreation Center

October 28, 2022 Click to view Outdoor pickleball courts, other amenities coming to John Hunt Park Recreation Center

The City of Huntsville is moving forward with plans to build a new recreation center at John Hunt Park. During its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday night, the City Council voted to allow Mayor Tommy Battle to enter into an agreement with William M. Boehme & Associates for architectural and engineering services for the design of the planned John Hunt Park Recreation Center. The 53,000-square-foot center at 3035 Leeman Ferry Road will include [more]

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Huntsville City Council certifies municipal runoff election results

September 26, 2022 Click to view Huntsville City Council certifies municipal runoff election results

The Huntsville City Council canvassed and certified the results of the Sept. 20, 2022, municipal runoff election during a Sept. 26 special work session. The following candidates were elected for a term to begin Nov. 7: David Little – District 2 City Council Member Andrea Alvarez – District 3 Board of Education Member During the session, City Clerk-Treasurer Ken Benion opened and counted nine provisional ballots: two for Little, three for District 2 candidate [more]

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Mayor Battle strikes the right chord, proclaims September as Huntsville Music Month

September 1, 2022 Click to view Mayor Battle strikes the right chord, proclaims September as Huntsville Music Month

Music is in the air in the City of Huntsville as Mayor Tommy Battle has proclaimed September as Huntsville Music Month. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle joins artist Deqn Sue and Huntsville Music Officer Matt Mandrella at the kickoff for Huntsville Music Month at Tangled String Studios at Lowe Mill. On stage is R&B group Element XI, which performed at the event. The inaugural event, promoted by the Huntsville Music Office, is designed [more]

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City of Huntsville offices to close for Labor Day

August 31, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville offices to close for Labor Day

City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Monday, Sept. 5, for Labor Day. This includes Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of Sept. 5-9. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Parks & Recreation: All facilities will be closed, except the Brahan Spring Park and [more]

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Huntsville Transit seeks public’s feedback on service, operations

August 30, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Transit seeks public’s feedback on service, operations

As the City of Huntsville grows, Huntsville Transit is exploring ways it can improve operations while also evaluating an expansion of its service area. To that end, a series of community outreach meetings will be held next month to hear comments from Huntsville Transit users or anyone who has a suggestion about operations. The City will use comments to help shape a strategic plan designed to guide future service improvements. “Receiving public [more]

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