Are You Prepared Now?

At the September 5 City Council meeting, Mayor Andy Brauninger proclaimed National Preparedness Month. This month, take time to reflect on the recent events of Hurricane Harvey, build your “go-bag,” and keep extra supplies around the house, just in case. Check out the special Disaster Preparedness issue of This Week in Huntsville at
The City also wants to use this month to brag on the tremendous efforts that City staff and local partners showed during Hurricane Harvey. We commend them for working long hours under tough conditions, all to assist Home Sweet Huntsville. Thank you to all who helped during Harvey, you make Huntsville a great place to live.
The City urges you to visit at and to find tips on preparing you and your family in the event of an emergency.


FY2017-18 City Manager's Recommended Budget

The FY2017-18 City Manager's Recommended Budget is available online through

the Finance Department's Budget page, or by clicking here

Council Announces Intent Not to Exceed FY2016-2017 Tax Rate

At the August 1 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 2017-2018 Fiscal Year.

The Council may ultimately adopt a rate below the amount declared, but cannot adopt a rate that exceeds the maximum rate amount declared. 

Two public hearings on the tax rate were held at the August 15, and September 5, City Council meetings. The actual vote to adopt a tax rate is currently scheduled for the September 19, 2017, City Council meeting.

For questions, please contact the Finance Department at 936-291-5486.

November Election Filings for City Ballot

The City Council seats for a Mayor At-large and Councilmembers for Wards 1-4 will be on the November 7, 2017, general election ballot. Filing for the positions ran from July 22, 2017 to August 21, 2017.
Nine citizens have filed to run on the ballot:
· Mayor - Current Mayor Andy Brauninger and George H. Russell
· Ward One - Councilmember Joe Emmett and Timothy Charles Owl Davis
· Ward Two - Councilmember Tish Humphrey
· Ward Three - Councilmember Ronald Allen and Mader Hedspetch
· Ward Four - Councilmember Joe Rodriquez and Michelle Bright
For more information, email, call 936-291-5403, or visit the City's Elections page at


6,000 and Counting

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Fall Farmer's Maret

Did you miss the Historic Downtown Huntsville's Summer Farmer's Market? Well, mark your calendars for the fall market every Saturday from October 16, 2017 through November 18, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - noon! For more information, call the Main Street office at 936-291-5920.

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