Council Member Bill Kling, Jr.
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.
City approves contract to build Hays Farm Sports ParkJanuary 26, 2023
Two new sports fields are coming soon to South Huntsville. The City approved a $2.4 million contract with Chorba Contracting Corporation to build facilities for the Hays Farm Sports Park. The contract includes two regulation-size, multipurpose fields suitable for soccer, lacrosse and other activities. The lighted turf fields will be supported by a restroom pavilion, 120 lighted parking spaces, perimeter fencing, landscaping and irrigation. The nine-acre sports park will be located on [more]Read More
Get a snapshot of Huntsville’s growth with 2022 Development ReviewJanuary 26, 2023
Huntsville’s annual compilation of construction and real estate data for 2022 is now live. Published by the City of Huntsville’s Long-Range Planning Division, the 2022 Huntsville Development Review is an in-depth snapshot of the City’s progress over the past year. The report, which features data obtained from City records and the North Alabama Multiple Listing Service (NALMLS), is especially useful for those considering buying or selling property, building new structures or moving [more]Read More
Huntsville municipal offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. DayJanuary 11, 2023
City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Monday, Jan. 16, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This includes Animal Services, Parks & Recreation, Public Transit and Municipal Court. Residential curbside collection will be delayed by one day the week of Jan. 16-20. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Essential police and fire personnel will remain on duty throughout the holiday.Read More
Huntsville organizations to open warming centers this weekDecember 19, 2022
With temperatures expected to drop significantly tonight, Dec. 22, the City of Huntsville is supporting local partners in opening warming centers for the community. The National Weather Service reports dangerously cold temperatures will occur tonight and the evening of Friday, Dec. 23, as an Arctic air mass moves into the area. Temperatures will remain below freezing for 86 hours total, and a wind chill warning is in effect from midnight Friday [more]Read More
Outdoor pickleball courts, other amenities coming to John Hunt Park Recreation CenterOctober 28, 2022
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]Read More
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