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Construction contract for new Huntsville Transit transfer station approved

September 23, 2022 Click to view Construction contract for new Huntsville Transit transfer station approved

The City of Huntsville is committed to improving and growing its public transportation system with the construction of a new transit transfer station. The Huntsville City Council voted Thursday to allow Mayor Tommy Battle to enter into an agreement with Consolidated Construction Company to build the 3,800-square-foot facility at 521 Pratt Ave. The site of the new station is adjacent to the current facility on Church Street. Per the contract, work will [more]

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Air Quality Forecast September 22, 2022

September 22, 2022 Click to view Air Quality Forecast September 22, 2022

AIR QUALITY FORECAST FOR HUNTSVILLE

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Huntsville Music Industry Career Fair & Community Expo set for Sept. 24

September 21, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Music Industry Career Fair & Community Expo set for Sept. 24

Arts Huntsville, in partnership with the Huntsville Music Office and Von Braun Center, announces the inaugural Huntsville Music Industry Career Fair & Community Expo. The music industry-related event aims to connect people to job openings and volunteer opportunities within the local music ecosystem. The free event will be held at the Von Braun Center East Hall on Saturday, Sept. 24, from noon to 4 p.m. Attendees are urged to make connections [more]

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Grammy winners Ben Lovett, Kelvin Wooten to headline Career & Artist Development Workshop

September 21, 2022 Click to view Grammy winners Ben Lovett, Kelvin Wooten to headline Career & Artist Development Workshop

Huntsville is fortunate to have many bright stars within its diverse ecosystem, and two of them – Grammy winners Ben Lovett and Kelvin Wooten – will appear as panelists at an upcoming event. Lovett and Wooten will share their thoughts about and experiences in the music industry at an upcoming Career & Artist Development Workshop. The event will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the theater of Lee High School, [more]

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2022 Huntsville Police Halloween Party

September 19, 2022 Click to view 2022 Huntsville Police Halloween Party

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) invites the public to its annual Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 2-9 p.m. at the Orion Amphitheater, located at 701 Amphitheater Drive. This free community event is for children of all ages, and costumes are welcome. The haunted house opens at 5 p.m., and there will be plenty of other spooky activities as well as candy, live music and police demonstrations. Food trucks and [more]

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City Council reviews Mayor’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2023

September 15, 2022 Click to view City Council reviews Mayor’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2023

Huntsville City Council reviewed Mayor Tommy Battle’s proposed FY 2023 budget during a work session on Sept. 15. The Mayor proposed a balanced budget, which includes $281 million in general fund operations and $104.5 million in capital projects. Public safety, road resurfacing, infrastructure and quality of life improvements remain a priority. Mayor Battle provided opening remarks followed by budget presentations by Finance Director Penny Smith, City Administrator John Hamilton, and Urban [more]

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Under Construction: Huntsville Parks & Recreation launching male mentorship program

September 14, 2022 Click to view Under Construction: Huntsville Parks & Recreation launching male mentorship program

Huntsville’s Parks & Recreation Department is committed to serving citizens of all ages, especially children. Through after-school programs, youth athletics and special activities, every effort is made to help give children the tools they need to grow physically, mentally and emotionally. Community Services Recreation Superintendent Dorianne Johnson said the department’s latest outreach is the direct result of community engagement. “Through speaking with parents and children at our recreation centers and other facilities, [more]

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Windsor Manor Park access temporarily closes for Pisgah Drive road construction

September 12, 2022 Click to view Windsor Manor Park access temporarily closes for Pisgah Drive road construction

Access to Windsor Manor Park, located at 6500 Pisgah Drive in northwest Huntsville, will temporarily close beginning Monday, Sept. 12 to accommodate a road improvement project. The length of the closure will be determined by the extent of repairs needed on Pisgah Drive. During the closure, residents are invited to visit nearby Maplewood Park at 4943 North Memorial Parkway, or Dr. Richard Showers Sr. Recreation Center at 4600 Blue Spring Road. [more]

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Huntsville Music Office hosts monthlong musical instrument drive

September 9, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Music Office hosts monthlong musical instrument drive

Got an old musical instrument that’s collecting dust? To celebrate Huntsville Music Month, the City encourages residents to donate their used instruments to local music education programs. Through Sept. 30, The Fret Shop and Maitland Conservatory will accept donations of instruments as well as new reeds and mouthpieces. The drive is a collaboration between the Huntsville Music Office, Huntsville City Schools, Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation and Maitland Arts Initiative. “Music education [more]

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Mayor Battle introduces FY 2023 budget to City Council 

September 8, 2022 Click to view Mayor Battle introduces FY 2023 budget to City Council 

Mayor Tommy Battle presented the City’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2023 to City Council at Thursday night’s regularly scheduled meeting. The Mayor proposed a balanced budget, which includes $281 million in general fund operations and $104.5 million in capital projects. Public safety, road resurfacing, infrastructure and quality of life improvements remain a priority. “I’m proud that we’ve been able to present Council and our taxpayers with another balanced budget,” said Mayor Battle. [more]

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