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Four File for Huntsville Mayor’s Race; Ward Positions Unopposed

At 5 p.m. on Monday, August 24, the filing period closed for the November 3, 2015 City of Huntsville General Election. The current Councilmembers for each of the City’s four wards are unopposed – Joe Emmett, Ward 1; Tish Humphrey, Ward 2; Ronald Allen, Ward 3; Joe Rodriquez, Ward 4. ...

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Rep Kevin Brady Visits Huntsville

U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX 8thDistrict) made several stops in Huntsville on Monday. He met with the Walker County Republican Women during their lunchtime meeting then proceeded to the Veteran’s Musuem where he met with local veterans. Rep. Brady rounded out his visit with an evening Town Hall meeting sponsored by ...

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How Much Are Huntsville City Employees Paid?

A look at compensation City of Huntsville employees receive   In a recent article we reviewed some of the budget proposals in a Huntsville City Council Workshop.  One of the proposals was a 7.5% pay increase for all City employees.  That article prompted several of our readers to ask just how ...

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Public Hearings Scheduled for City of Huntsville Tax Rates

City of Huntsville’s Public Notice of Proposed Tax Rate Notice of 2015 Tax Year Proposed Property Tax Rate A maximum tax rate of $ 0.4106 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of City of Huntsville. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or ...

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Possible Tax Hike in City of Huntsville

City of Huntsville still  undecided on whether property taxes will increase.   On Tuesday night the Huntsville City Council missed an opportunity to make clear that it did not intend to raise property taxes this year. Instead, the Council was asked to “consider approval of announcing the City Council’s intention ...

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Pay Raises & Tax Increases Proposed at Huntsville City Council Budget Workshop

City staff requests 7.5% pay raise; property taxes may go up another 4%; water rates may rise again. At a special meeting of the Huntsville City Council Tuesday Night, the City Staff presented to the Council its recommendations for the City Budget for the upcoming Fiscal Year that begins October ...

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Living in a Bubble at City Hall?

Examining the geographic imbalance of power at Huntsville City Hall.   Last week’s public outcry over a proposed ordinance to prohibit new mobile homes in the City of Huntsville prompted us to take a look at just how badly most of the 16 “people’s representatives” at City Hall misread what the ...

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Olson Files to Run for Huntsville Mayor

With the ink barely dry on Huntsville Mayor Mac Woodward’s announcement that he will not seek re-election, current Councilmember Keith Olson has filed to run for the office. Olson has served as the Position 4 At-Large Councilmember since 2010. The filing deadline for candidates that wish to run for office in ...

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Huntsville Mayor Mac Woodward Will Not Seek Re-Election in November

Huntsville Mayor Mac Woodward announced this morning he will not seek re-election in November.   “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Huntsville on the City Council for over twelve years. It has also been so rewarding to work with all the employees of ...

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The Other Controversial Issue at Tuesday’s Huntsville City Council Meeting

Huntsville City Council votes to make it almost impossible to review “Forbidden Four” job performance.   Eclipsed by the sound and fury of the Mobile Home fight at Tuesday Night’s Huntsville City Council Meeting was yet another controversial affair that involved the restriction of someone’s rights. In contrast to the ...

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