City of Huntsville Supports State Health Department Stay at Home Order

April 3, 2020 Click to view City of Huntsville Supports State Health Department Stay at Home Order

Mayor Tommy Battle issued the following statement following today’s announcement by the Alabama Department of Health and Governor Kay Ivey to enact a Stay at Home Order, effective April 4 at 5 p.m. “The City of Huntsville fully supports the Alabama Department of Health’s (ADPH) Stay at Home Order announced today by Governor Ivey,” said Mayor Battle. “This is a deliberate and measured response to the COVID-19 threat that faces our state [more]

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COVID-19 Update: Huntsville Public Transit adjusts bus service

March 31, 2020 Click to view COVID-19 Update: Huntsville Public Transit adjusts bus service

Huntsville Public Transit is making adjustments to the Shuttle Bus schedule in order to continue to provide critical transportation services to the citizens of Huntsville and to protect the health and safety of the public during the coronavirus outbreak. Beginning Wednesday, April 1, Shuttle Bus service will operate Monday through Friday starting at 6 a.m. and ending at 7 p.m.  Saturday service will be suspended effective Saturday, April 4, 2020. “These changes will allow us [more]

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Huntsville tightens restrictions on public parks; supports Health Officer’s order for non-essential businesses

March 27, 2020 Click to view Huntsville tightens restrictions on public parks; supports Health Officer’s order for non-essential businesses

The City of Huntsville will enforce the Alabama Department of Public Health’s order announcing the closure of non-essential businesses, venues and athletic facilities through April 17. The City has consistently followed the Centers for Disease Control and Alabama Department of Public Health guidelines. While the State order takes effect at 5 p.m. on March 28, the City will implement certain restrictions in its parks immediately. Read Health Department Order HERE “This is [more]

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Daily Update on the COVID-19 Response

March 16, 2020 Click to view Daily Update on the COVID-19 Response

Mayor Tommy Battle will hold a daily update with Huntsville area government leaders this week to provide the public with the most current information on the City of Huntsville’s COVID-19 response. The briefings will be held at 12 p.m. this Tuesday – Friday, March 17-20, at 12 p.m. The updates will be broadcast on HSV TV and live-streamed on the City of Huntsville website and on the City’s Facebook page at facebook.com/HuntsvilleCity.​  Information and briefing videos will be posted daily at HuntsvilleAL.gov/COVID19.

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Mayor Battle Vetoes Lodging Tax

March 13, 2020 Click to view Mayor Battle Vetoes Lodging Tax

Mayor Tommy Battle informed City Council this morning that he vetoed the 1 percent lodging tax Council approved 3-2 Thursday night to fund the City’s new amphitheater at MidCity District. In a message to Council, Mayor Battle outlined his reasons as follows: The City of Huntsville has a solid financial model to pay for the amphitheater as presented when the architectural contract was approved. This lodging tax increase puts the City of Huntsville [more]

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Be a Shelter Pet’s Lucky Charm

March 9, 2020 Click to view Be a Shelter Pet’s Lucky Charm

You don’t need a four-leaf clover or the luck of the Irish to be a Shelter pet’s Lucky Charm. Huntsville Animal Services is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by offering FREE adoptions for most of its Shelter dogs and cats from March 9 – 21. Visit our furry friends for the best St. Patrick’s deal in town!  During the Lucky Charm free pet adoption special, you’ll discover pets of every personality, shape, size, and color.  Adopted pets will be spayed or [more]

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Huntsville prepared for potential Coronavirus outbreak

February 27, 2020 Click to view Huntsville prepared for potential Coronavirus outbreak

While many Americans are on high alert about a possible coronavirus outbreak, state and local health officials confirm the risk is still low. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle joined healthcare representatives and other elected leaders on Thursday, February 27, to update the public about preparations to manage potential cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Although no COVID-19 cases have been reported in Alabama, Battle said the community has procedures in place to [more]

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Huntsville Animal Shelter is at capacity – calling for adoptions, fosters, and photographers 

February 26, 2020 Click to view Huntsville Animal Shelter is at capacity – calling for adoptions, fosters, and photographers 

Huntsville Animal Services is at capacity with too many dogs housed in the kennels. Shelter staff are looking for people who are willing to help with adoptions, fostering, and photographing pets to encourage adoptions. For those looking to adopt a pet, the Shelter is filled with loving dogs needing a home. For those who cannot adopt but love animals, this is is a wonderful opportunity to provide temporary help by fostering a pet at home for a few days. Off-site housing provides [more]

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Sports tournaments generate $1.7 million economic impact in Huntsville

February 26, 2020 Click to view Sports tournaments generate $1.7 million economic impact in Huntsville

Huntsville isn’t just a high-tech town known for helping put man on the moon. It’s also a magnet for competitive sports tournaments that attract thousands of visitors and produce millions of dollars each year in the community. In fact, the Southeastern Short Course Championships and NASA Volleyball Bash this past weekend had an economic impact of more than $1.7 million in Huntsville alone. With more than 25 sporting events scheduled for 2020, [more]

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Groundbreaking held for $9.5M South Huntsville Public Library

February 25, 2020 Click to view Groundbreaking held for $9.5M South Huntsville Public Library

The much-anticipated South Huntsville Library is now under construction on Bailey Cove Road. Mayor Tommy Battle, along with Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Executive Director Laurel Best, joined members of the community for a groundbreaking to celebrate the start of construction on the $9.5 million facility in the Sandra Moon Community Complex. The new 30,750 square-foot library will replace the Bailey Cove Library Branch in Weatherly Plaza. This location opened in 1997 [more]

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