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Huntsville City Council to Consider 8.7% Tax Increase

by Walker County News Today staff One of the items on the agenda for tonight’s (August 7) Huntsville City Council Meeting is a proposal to increase property taxes by 8.7%. This potential increase would affect anyone who owns or rents taxable property in the City, including residential, commercial, and investment ...

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Huntsville City Hall Seeks More Debt Authority

Proposal to change City Charter on November ballot by Walker County News Today staff As most local residents know, part of what the citizens and businesses of Huntsville pay for in both property and sales taxes (as well as in their monthly water bills) goes to pay for debt that ...

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Huntsville City Council Candidate Packets Now Available

Candidate packets for the 2018 City of Huntsville General Election are available through the office of the City Secretary at City Hall, 1212 Avenue M, or on the City web site at huntsvilletx.gov/Elections or huntsvilletx.gov/Elecciones. The City Council seats for the four At-Large Councilmember positions will be on the November 6, 2018 general election ballot. Filing ...

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Applications Being Accepted for City of Huntsville Boards/Commissions

by City of Huntsville staff Applications are available for Huntsville residents interested in serving on a City board or commission. Residents may pick up applications at City Hall or use the electronic form at Huntsvilletx.gov/Boards (there is also a link on the page to download or print a copy of ...

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Tempers Flare at Riverside City Council

Possible Sewer Plant Issues Brought to Light by Walker County News Today staff Tuesday’s meeting of the Riverside City Council was held immediately following a budget workshop at Riverside City Hall.  Though the agenda only included eight items, the meeting lasted for almost an hour. Riverside Sewer Plant Issues During discussion of ...

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City of Huntsville Receives Prop 3 Bond Money

by Walker County News Today staff The City of Huntsville has, over the past weeks, begun to implement the three major ballot propositions approved by the voters in November 2016. That 2016 vote authorized the City to assume up to $128 Million in long-term debt to improve public safety facilities ...

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Huntsville Outsources Solid Waste Disposal Operations

by Walker County News Today staff One of the core services provided by the City of Huntsville is solid waste (trash)  pickup and disposal. The pickup part, whether residential curbside cans or commercial dumpsters, is familiar to most residents of the city.  The large, specially-designed solid waste trucks can usually ...

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Huntsville Contracts Out for New Interim Director of Public Works

by Walker County News Today staff Though there had been no announcement by the City and no prior public discussion, it came to light at Tuesday’s (June 19) City Council meeting that the City of Huntsville has contracted out for an Interim Public Works Director. This information surfaced as a ...

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Hospital District Facing “Tough Decisions”

By Rich Heiland  for Walker County News Today Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Contrary to rumors, the Walker County Hospital Corporation, the current operating company for Huntsville Memorial Hospital, will not be declaring bankruptcy in the immediate future, according to its board chairman. Hospital Board Chairman Mac Woodward said this ...

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Applications Being Accepted for Huntsville Boards/Commissions

by City of Huntsville staff Applications are available for Huntsville residents interested in serving on a City board or commission. Residents may pick up applications at City Hall or use the electronic form at Huntsvilletx.gov/Boards (there is also a link on the page to download or print a copy of ...

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