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Bond Election Main Topic at State of the City

by Walker County News Today staff   Deteriorating, corroded, non-compliant, aging, inadequate, cramped, inefficient, inconvenient. City facilities on the ballot for a bond issue this November were characterized as such by City Manager Matt Benoit during the State of the City address at the Walker County Storm Shelter this past ...

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WCHD Another Step Closer to Selling Hospital

Mystery buyer for Huntsville Memorial Hospital still not identified. by Walker County News Today staff At Wednesday night’s specially called meeting of the Walker County Hospital District, board members voted unanimously to take the next step in the process of attempting to sell the county’s only hospital. Immediately after calling the meeting ...

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SHTP Announces Poll Results for Upcoming Election

The Sam Houston Tea Party held their annual “BEAN POLL” at the Huntsville Fair on the Square on Saturday, October 1st. Over 600 people attending the Fair on the Square stopped and voted in the Presidential poll. The final count was: Donald Trump – 531 votes Hillary Clinton – 56 votes Gary Johnson – ...

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Hospital District Officials to Visit Montgomery County

by Walker County News Today staff During Wednesday’s Walker County Hospital District meeting Board Chairman Bob Hardy announced that some board members would be visiting the Montgomery County Hospital District to view their operations to see how they process indigent care.  He included information about the audit process that the MCHD ...

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Analysis: City Could Have Lowered Taxes

You won’t pay more city taxes, but you might have paid less By Walker County News Staff The Huntsville City Council voted not to raise city property taxes last week. Good news, right? Yes. But the best news would have been a reduction in the tax rate — something the Huntsville ...

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Council Approved Announcement of their Intent to Adopt the Effective Tax Rate

At the August 2 City Council meeting, the Council approved a motion to announce their intention to adopt a maximum property tax rate of $0.3809 per $100 valuation for the City’s 2016-2017 Fiscal Year. With the approval, the Council has declared their intent to announce the adoption of a rate ...

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Huntsville City Council to Discuss Tax Rate Today

Council to further hone multi-million dollar bond ballot language By Walker County News Today Staff Tax dollars top the agenda of The Huntsville City Council tonight as council considers a tax rate for the coming 2016-17 fiscal year and ballot language for an $84 million to $128 million bond election ...

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Neighborhood Fights Land Speculators Over ‘Shady’ Tactics

MRE tries again to turn GA White Addition commercial The Huntsville Planning and Zoning Commission this month sent a clear message to the residents of at least one established neighborhood in the city: The “highest and best” use of your land is not your family home but a new fast ...

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City of Huntsville November Election Candidate Filing Now Open

The City Council seats for At-large Positions 1-4 will be on the November 8, 2016 general election ballot. Filing for the positions will be from July 23, 2016 to August 22, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the office of the City Secretary (City Hall, 1212 Avenue M). ...

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New Officers Sworn in at Walker County GOP

The County Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Walker County met on Thursday, July 14, 2016 for it’s Organizational Meeting and Swearing In of the County Chair and Precinct Chairpersons by County Court at Law Judge Tracy Sorensen. The Party also elected officers and Chair Linda McKenzie appointed Richard ...

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