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Tax Relief Initiative Opposed By Huntsville City Council

by Walker County News Today staff At its December 18 meeting the Huntsville City Council passed a resolution to oppose an initiative that has gained considerable momentum at the State level to try to find a way to help citizens slow the rate of local tax increases. In the recent ...

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Dee Howard wins run-off election for at-large seat on Huntsville City Council

Dee Howard easily won a run-off election Saturday for the Huntsville City Council At-Large Seat 2. She joins a body her late father, Percy Howard, Jr., once served on. Howard topped Bill Bayne, an Elkins Lake resident and retired project manager, 433 to 286, with all but 102 votes being ...

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Huntsville: Tire Storage Regulations Changed

Businesses and individuals have until May to comply with new ordinance by City of Huntsville staff The Huntsville City Council adopted Ordinance 2019-02 on November 20, 2018, amending the Buildings and Building Regulations Code in Chapter 12 of the City Code of Ordinances. The changes address the storage of tires ...

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City of Huntsville Moves Forward with Building New Police/Fire Stations

by Walker County News Today staff At its most recent regular meeting (December 4, 2018) the Huntsville City Council formally initiated a process that will ultimately result in the building of new Police and Fire Stations in the City. Council took action to a Resolution “authorizing the City Manager, Finance ...

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Huntsville City Council Update

by WCNT staff City To Hold Runoff Election The City of Huntsville will hold a runoff election on December 15 to determine the winner of this year’s City Council At-Large Position 2 race. Contenders will be Dee Howard, who received 40.69 percent of the vote in the November 6 General ...

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Open records issues with Walker County Hospital District Remain

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today DID THE CHAIRWOMAN of the Walker County Hospital District violate state law when she asked another board member why his son, an attorney, wanted public information from the District? Maybe. Maybe not. The issue came up at last ...

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At last – our final installment on Huntsville City Charter amendments! Now, time to vote!

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             AT LAST, ITends. This is the last installment in our look at 32 Huntsville City Charter Amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot. First, some observations. First, why publish all this information? A City Charter is important. It ...

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Part 5 of our look at Huntsville City Charter Amendments – a couple may deserve some scrutiny

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today                         THIS IS THE next to last installment in our look at the 32 City Charter Amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot in Huntsville. Remember – early voting begins at the Walker ...

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Part 4 of looking at Huntsville City Charter Amendments – Franchises and Utilities

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             VOTERS WILL SEE several Huntsville City Charter Amendments dealing with utilities and franchises when they go to the polls Nov. 6, or when early voting starts Monday, Oct. 22 at the Walker County Annex. Cities control businesses that ...

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Part 3 of our look at Huntsville City Charter Amendments

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             IN OUR FIRST look at some of the 32 Huntsville City Charter amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot we looked mostly at housecleaning types of amendments. In this installment we will look at some amendments that mainly ...

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