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#GoPlayHSV: City of Huntsville to celebrate Parks and Recreation Month in July

The City of Huntsville invites the community to celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month by participating in free, family-friendly activities or simply visiting a park, recreation center or athletic facility. Recognized every July since 1985, the observance emphasizes the importance of parks and recreation professionals in building strong, vibrant and...
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Keep it cool this summer when it comes to pet health

Summertime means longer daylight hours to enjoy outdoor activities, exercising and vacations. When animals are included in the fun, we sometimes overlook the health-related heat risks associated with being outside. As the summer heat rages on, Huntsville Animal Services Director Dr. Karen Sheppard has some words of caution for those...
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Huntsville Public Works experiences bulk collection delays

The City of Huntsville’s Public Works Department thanks residents for their patience as crews work to catch up on bulk waste collection. Public Works Director Chris McNeese said workers are seeing higher-than-normal volumes of bulk items left at curbsides as residents work on home and garden projects. The department is also operating with fewer collection vehicles because supply chain issues have impacted the City’s ability to receive parts necessary to make repairs.
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Huntsville Finance Director paints positive picture of TIF performance

A key tool used to improve infrastructure and development of industrial sites continues to show positive dividends as City leaders look to the future. Finance Director Penny Smith said Huntsville tax increment finance districts, or TIFs, have contributed directly to continued growth and public improvements. TIFs allow municipalities to borrow money for projects within a designated district and then repay bonds using property tax proceeds.
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City of Huntsville offices to close Monday for Juneteenth

Most City of Huntsville employees will enjoy a day off Monday, June 20, to celebrate Juneteenth National Independence Day. All municipal offices will close Monday, including Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 21. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will...
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Make your (public art) mark at new Huntsville City Hall

Calling all artists! If you or someone you know would like to be part of Huntsville’s history and future, keep reading. Arts Huntsville, in cooperation with the City of Huntsville, is seeking local artists for Phase II of the public art plan for the new City Hall. Specifically, the City and Arts Huntsville will select artists to be featured across four locations in the new municipal building, including:
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Huntsville Air Force vet embraces ‘service before self’ as a dedicated volunteer

When Chief Master Sgt. Lyle Voyles, 75, retired from the Air Force 22 years ago and settled in Huntsville, he only retired from the challenges of air traffic control management. But he held onto the Air Force core values that guided him for more than 30 years, and one in particular – “service before self” – has driven his post-military activities, which include years of volunteerism in the Chaffee community.
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A Call to Be the Best: Join Huntsville Police for recruitment open house

For those considering a rewarding career in public safety, now’s their chance to learn about the exciting opportunities available at the Huntsville Police Department (HPD). HPD will host an informal meet-and-greet event on Wednesday, June 8, from 5-7 p.m. at the HPD’s West Precinct, 2110 Clinton Ave. Attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at how HPD operates and talk with officers about joining the force.
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Focus on fospice: Providing comfort and dignity to senior shelter animals

“He brings us a lot of joy,” Myles Boone said with a laugh. “He’s so eager to get going in the morning, and that makes it a fun way to start our day, too.”. Boone is referring to Doug, a 65-pound mixed-breed boxer Boone and his wife, Sara Murphy, brought home from Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) in March. Formerly known as “Duck,” Doug’s coat is black, white and tan with a generous amount of grey peppered around his nose and mouth.
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Traffic Alert: Cotton Row Run

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) will assist with traffic control for the Cotton Row Run from 7 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 30. Officers will be posted along the route to ensure runners’ safety. Areas impacted include downtown Huntsville, Blossomwood, Five Points, Old Town and Twickenham. Race routes can be found here.
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