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Huntsville Charter Review Committee Update

by Walker County News Today staff Limitations on issuance of new debt by the city council was the main topic of discussion at the charter review committee meeting on Wednesday, May 2. Section 11.17 of the city charter, which voters approved to be added to the charter in 2009, limits ...

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City to Build New Police Station on North Side of Huntsville

After considering several possible locations, Huntsville City Council has chosen to locate the City’s new police station on the north side of town close to other law enforcement facilities. The site is located at the intersection of FM 2821 and Rosenwall Road, just east of the Walker County Sheriff’s Office ...

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Walker County Looks for Solutions to IT Issues

Agenda documents unavailable prior to meeting   by Walker County News Today staff   Technology/Internet Issues At Monday afternoon’s special session of Commissioner’s Court, a presentation by Secure Networkers outlined possible options to internet issues troubling county offices in several locations.  According to Pct 2 Commissioner Ronnie White, there have ...

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City of Huntsville Embarks on Large Utility Debt Program

Huntsville taking on $52M in new debt by Walker County News Today staff At this week’s regular Tuesday meeting, Huntsville City Council approved an ordinance that provides the umbrella instrument under which an unprecedented amount of future public debt for the City will be issued. The Ordinance, Number 2018-17, is ...

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County Updates Development Code

Update from Walker County Commissioners’ Court 04.23.18 Walker County Commissioners’ Court met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday morning addressing finances, public hearings, proclamations, and a workshop. Financials Commissioners received financial reports from the following: District Clerk County Clerk Treasurer Investment Report Walker County Appraisal District Justice of the ...

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City of Huntsville Moving Forward on Multiple Major Projects

City Council rescinds offer to purchase Ella Smither campus property Huntsville City Council moved forward with two major projects at its regular meeting on April 17: one water and one wastewater. Water Project The water project is a plan to build a second elevated water tank that will be slightly ...

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Huntsville ISD hosting Second Planned Community Input for School Improvement Opportunity

by HISD staff Huntsville Independent School District will host the final planned Community Input for School  improvement opportunity on Monday evening, April 16. Superintendent Sheppard will facilitate this second structured input session exactly the same way, covering the same information as he did for the session held on March 20. ...

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City of Huntsville Set to Build Second Water Tower

On the agenda for the April 3 Huntsville City Council Meeting was the first reading of a proposal to award the construction contract for a second large elevated water storage tank. The new tank would store 2.5 million gallons of water and be located just behind Fire Station Number 1 ...

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City of Huntsville Hears About Downtown Parking Issues

At the Huntsville City Council Meeting on February 6, 2018 Mayor Brauninger reported to the Council that he had received complaints from some Downtown businesses about parking issues, particularly around the downtown square. He proposed, and Council approved, asking the Main Street Advisory Committee to investigate and make recommendations to ...

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Hospital District Land Sale Postponed Again

by Walker County News Today staff   The Walker County Hospital District may have to wait another month before it can go forward with the sale of the former Ella Smither Geriatric site to the City of Huntsville. Walker County District Judge Hal Ridley last week extended a temporary restraining ...

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