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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.

Huntsville Animal Services ‘barking’ at the seams

June 15, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services ‘barking’ at the seams

HUNTSVILLE, AL – With so many dog of all ages, sizes and colors, Huntsville Animal Services is barking – er bursting – at the seams. To help clear the kennels, the Shelter has lowered adoption fees to just $10 this week, though some exceptions may apply. Most of the dogs are ages 1 and older and are waiting for a forever home. Some have been at the Shelter too long and [more]

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Council approves $1.2 million contract for Huntsville Animal Services renovation

June 14, 2021 Click to view Council approves $1.2 million contract for Huntsville Animal Services renovation

An upcoming third expansion and renovation at Huntsville Animal Services will help streamline day-to-day operations while also saving lives of adoptable pets. At its June 10 meeting, the Huntsville City Council unanimously approved a $1.2 million agreement between Mayor Tommy Battle and Chorba Construction Services. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall. Benefits of the planned expansion at Huntsville Animal Services include a larger surgical suite, streamlined laundry operations and a bay [more]

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Huntsville City Council approves agreement to develop former Coca Cola bottling site

June 10, 2021 Click to view Huntsville City Council approves agreement to develop former Coca Cola bottling site

Plans to develop a new urban center on 13 acres in the heart of downtown Huntsville advanced Thursday night after the City Council unanimously approved three project agreement resolutions. The resolutions represent the first step in a partnership between the City and New York City-based Rocket Development Partners LLC to develop the site of the former Coca-Cola bottling plant at 514 Clinton St. The project investment is estimated to be $325 million. [more]

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Huntsville City Council Appoints Ryan Renaud to District 4 School Board Seat

June 10, 2021 Click to view Huntsville City Council Appoints Ryan Renaud to District 4 School Board Seat

The Huntsville City Council on Thursday appointed Ryan Renaud to the District 4 seat on the Huntsville City School Board. Renaud was one of five candidates who interviewed for the position. The appointment fills a vacancy left by Walker McGinnis, who recently resigned from the board due to health issues. “We are grateful to all the applicants who expressed a desire to serve our community. Each one brought a unique set of [more]

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Your Voice Counts: Public Invited to Provide Feedback on John Hunt Park Skatepark

June 8, 2021 Click to view Your Voice Counts: Public Invited to Provide Feedback on John Hunt Park Skatepark

The community is encouraged to provide feedback on the future of John Hunt Park Skatepark during the second Skatepark Design Public Input Meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 17. The two-hour interactive broadcast will be available for streaming on https://bit.ly/3g02Va9. Skateboard enthusiasts and the greater Huntsville community are invited to attend the free online event. Attendees can RSVP on Facebook. Team Pain Skateparks, the firm overseeing the project, will present feedback the public provided [more]

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