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May 23, 2018

City Council Agenda for TUESDAY, May 29, 2018

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HUNTINGTON CITY COUNCIL
***TUESDAY***
May 29, 2018
7:30 p.m.

1. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
2. Roll Call
3. Synopsis of Last Meeting
4. Reports of the Mayor

5. 1st Reading of an Ordinance re:  AN ORDINANCE OF COUNCIL APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF PROPERTY KNOWN AS THE COOK SCHOOL PROPERTY TO THE HUNTINGTON MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR THE FURTHER PURPOSE OF TRANSFER TO MOUNTWEST COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE 

Sponsored by:  Councilwoman Carol Polan

6. Resolution re:  A RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL ADOPTING THE REGION 2 PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL’S MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN 

Sponsored by:  Councilwoman Joyce Clark

7. Resolution re:  A RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS TO FURNISH LABOR AND MATERIALS FOR DEMOLITION AND SITE CLEARANCE FOR VARIOUS STRUCTURES WITHIN THE CITY OF HUNTINGTON 

Sponsored by:  Councilwoman Tina Brooks

8. Resolution re:  A RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL APPROVING THE PROPOSED RESTATED AND AMENDED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF CABELL HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL 

Sponsored by:  Councilwoman Jennifer Wheeler

9. Good & Welfare

10. Adjournment

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Williams names Dial as Chief of Police

May 14, 2018

Williams names Dial as Chief of Police

Hank Dial has been named Huntington’s next chief of police, Mayor Steve Williams announced Monday, May 14.

Huntington City Council is expected to vote on the appointment during its regular meeting on Monday, May 28.

“Chief Dial is respected by the men and women of the Huntington Police Department, is trusted by the citizens of our city, and has my full faith and confidence,” Williams said. “He has implemented an ambitious law enforcement agenda that includes strengthening partnerships with federal and state law enforcement agencies in an effort to keep our community safe.”

Dial, 50, has served as interim chief of police since Joe Ciccarelli passed away in January after an extended illness. A 26-year veteran of the Police Department, Dial began his career in the Patrol Bureau. He has also served as the Administrative Bureau commander and served as the Patrol Bureau commander for five years before he was named interim chief of police in January.

“I am honored and humbled that Mayor Williams has given me the opportunity to continue my life’s work of serving with the great men and women of the Huntington Police Department and the citizens of our city,” Dial said.

Dial’s salary as the chief of police will be $82,616.

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May 9, 2018

Huntington Delegation Attending National Mayors’ Institute on Opioids

Mayor Steve Williams is representing the City of Huntington and leading a five-member delegation at the Mayors’ Institute on Opioids hosted by the National League of Cities (NLC) this week in Boston.

In addition to Huntington, cities participating in the Mayors’ Institute include Knoxville, Tennessee; Madison, Wisconsin; Manchester, New Hampshire; New Bedford, Massachusetts; and Tacoma, Washington.

The Mayors’ Institute on Opioids is providing an opportunity for local leaders to engage in practical, solutions-oriented discussions and peer-to-peer learning opportunities. The immersive, three-day event, which began Tuesday, May 8, will be followed by 12 months of ongoing expert assistance tailored to each participating city’s needs, with the work building on local efforts already underway.

“We are looking forward to spending the next few days with our colleagues from five other cities across the nation as we learn from one another about the solutions we are discovering in our efforts to overcome the ravages of the opioid crisis,” Williams said. “We have a powerful story to share in Huntington, and we trust that we will return home better equipped to continue the decline in overdoses that we have been fortunate to experience during the past several months.”

Overdoses in Cabell County have steadily declined 68 percent since August 2017. There were 62 overdoses in April, a 64 percent drop compared to April 2017. Officials have attributed the decrease to building partnerships and innovative programs among various agencies during the past three years.

Each participating mayor was allowed to bring a delegation of up to four individuals. Joining Williams in Boston are City Manager Cathy Burns, Huntington Interim Police Chief Hank Dial, Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader, and Bob Hansen, director of addiction services at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Marshall Health.

During the intensive, three-day meeting, the delegations will look closely at their respective strengths and weaknesses and discuss key areas ranging from prevention, treatment and recovery to effective harm reduction efforts.

“Our country has struggled with how to respond to major substance abuse and mental health issues in the recent past, but we have an opportunity to learn from mistakes, and ultimately prevent and treat individuals suffering from addiction,” NLC President and CEO Clarence E. Anthony said. “We must continue to understand what’s working, what’s not and build stronger paths forward. Our only chance at confronting and overcoming the opioid epidemic is to work together.”

Going forward, NLC will share best practices from the Mayors’ Institute, as well as additional lessons learned from the cities during the year of technical assistance that follows. The goal over the coming months is to create a ripple effect and provide information and insights that help every city leader who is grappling with this crisis.

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April 26, 2018

Huntington Receives Grant to Clean Up Brownfields Properties

The City of Huntington has been selected to receive an $800,000 brownfields environmental revolving loan fund grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The grant will support cleanup activities for sites contaminated with hazardous substances and petroleum. It will focus on vacant or abandoned sites that will be recycled to enhance economic development opportunities in Huntington.

“The award of this brownfields grant is a continuation of Huntington’s partnership with the U.S. EPA,” Mayor Steve Williams said. “It provides us an additional tool toward realizing our goal of revitalizing our city and transforming the economy of the region.”

Huntington was one of 144 communities that the EPA selected for brownfields environmental Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup grants. The 221 grants totaling $54.3 million will provide communities with funding to assess, clean up and redevelop underutilized properties while protecting public health and the environment.

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April 23, 2018

Spring Paving List Finalized

Twenty-eight sections of roadways will be paved across Huntington during the city’s spring paving program.

The paving list represents approximately $872,000 of paving projects and will fulfill the $1.6 million paving budget for fiscal year 2018. The paving budget for fiscal year 2019, which begins July 1, includes another $1.6 million for paving.

Compiling the list began with City Council members submitting requests to Mayor Steve Williams. The Mayor’s Office and officials in the  Public Works Department worked with the West Virginia Division of Highways to prioritize the requests based on traffic volume, road conditions and other factors.

The City of Huntington piggybacks on the West Virginia Division of Highways’ paving contract. A projected starting date for spring paving will be announced in the near future.

As a reminder, the West Virginia Division of Highways is scheduled to pave Adams Avenue from the Wayne/Cabell County line to 14th Street West on Monday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 24. The WVDOH is also scheduled to pave 3rd Avenue from 20th Street to 31st Street between Wednesday, April 25, and Friday, April 27. Both projects are subject to weather conditions. This work will take place between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. to minimize congestion. Citizens are encouraged to not park on these roadways during these times.

The following is the paving list by City Council district:

District 1

  • Piedmont Road from West Elm Street to the floodwall
  • Piedmont Road from Kellogg Elementary School to Carson Street
  • Carson Street from Piedmont Road to Waverly Road
  • Blair Street from Bradley Road to Piedmont Road
  • Auburn Road (north side of island) from 4222 Auburn to 4414 Auburn

District 2

  • Jefferson Avenue from 22nd Street West to 26th Street West

District 3

  • 15th Street from 3rd Avenue to 4th Avenue

District 4

  • Cavalier Drive from 6 Cavalier to the cul-de-sac
  • 12 ½ Alley from 2nd Street West to 3rd Street West
  • Willow Glen Drive from 5 Willow Glen to the end of the street
  • Anton Drive from Harvey Road to the end of the road

District 5

  • 9th Avenue from 14th Street to Hal Greer Boulevard

District 6

  • Ridgewood Road from 250 Ridgewood to Fern Street
  • Mallory Court (entire circle)
  • 10th Street from 11th Avenue to 12th Avenue
  • North Englewood Road (entire circle)
  • Washington Boulevard from 12th Street to 13th Street
  • Washington Boulevard from Hal Greer Boulevard to Military Road bridge
  • Woodland Drive from Norway Avenue to Washington Boulevard
  • Woodland Drive from Washington Boulevard to Woodland Place
  • Ritter Drive from McCoy Road to new pavement

District 7

  • Norway Avenue from Washington Boulevard to Avondale Road
  • Roby Road from Perry Drive to Maupin Road

District 8

  • 520 Rear 20th Street from 5th Avenue to 5 ½ Alley


District 9

  • Willoughby Avenue (Arlington Park) from Carlton Drive to 127 Willoughby
  • Irvin Road from 29th Street to Chesapeake Street
  • Ferguson Road from Norway Avenue to 3021 Ferguson
  • Parsons Street from Saltwell Road to Hibner Avenue

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April 18, 2018

Huntington Named as Finalist for Cities of Service Engaged Cities Award

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March 13, 2018

Huntington Wins Cultural Diversity Award from National League of Cities

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March 13, 2018

Huntington Named Finalist in 2018 RWJF Culture of Health Prize

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February 27, 2018

Huntington Awarded Planning Grant for Fairfield Revitalization Project

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February 15, 2018

Williams Delivers State of the City Address and FY2019 Budget to City Council

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February 9, 2018

How to Pay a Parking Ticket, Parking Lot Violation or Boot Fee

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January 22, 2018

Police Chief Joseph Ciccarelli Passes Away at age of 60

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January 8, 2018

Huntington City Council Elects Leadership for 2018

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December 1, 2017

Mayor’s Council on the Arts Adopts Public Art Policy to Assist Artists

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November 1, 2017

Team of City Employees Collects Millions in Delinquent Fees

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October 24, 2017

Parkmobile, LLC Partners with City of Huntington to Introduce Mobile Parking Payments

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October 19, 2017

Huntington Improves Score in 2017 Municipal Equality Index

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October 10, 2017

City Unveils Plan to Demolish 55 Unsafe Structures

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September 29, 2017

Public Works can help residents with leaf disposal

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September 25, 2017

City Council, Cabell Delegates Partner to Donate Money for Protective Gear

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September 25, 2017

City of Huntington Awarded Federal Grants to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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August 28, 2017

Parking Board Now Accepts Online Payments

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August 10, 2017

Team Collections Making Progress

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July 24, 2017

Code Enforcement Unit to Begin Inspecting Contractors for Licensing, Permits

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June 6, 2017

Water Quality Fee to Increase for Some Nonresidential Customers

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May 25, 2017

Big Sandy Superstore Arena Celebrates 40 Years With Highest-Grossing Year in Venue History

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May 24, 2017

A.D. Lewis Community Center Pool opens May 27

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May 18, 2017

Several Events Planned Friday, May 19, for National Bike to Work Day

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May 10, 2017

HPD to Issue Nonmoving Violations to Vehicles in Street-Sweeping Zones

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April 24, 2017

Update on Sidewalk Repair Program

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April 12, 2017

Huntington Awarded National Vacant Properties Technical Assistance Scholarship

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February 22, 2017

Williams Nominates Rader to Become Huntington Fire Chief

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February 10, 2017

Mayor Delivers State of the City Address

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January 26, 2017

Williams authorizes plan to address budget deficit

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January 24, 2017

City of Huntington Implements Electronic Bidding Process

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January 20, 2017

City of Huntington Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Drug Distributors

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January 18, 2017

U.S. Conference of Mayors Recognizes HHS, City of Huntington for Wellness Academy

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January 11, 2017

Public Works Projects Completed During Fourth Quarter of 2016

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January 9, 2017

Huntington Among 5 Finalists to Receive Vacant Property Assistance

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January 3, 2017

Huntington Improves Score in 2016 Municipal Equality Index

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December 12, 2016

Mayor Williams to attend signing of 21st Century Cures Act

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December 7, 2016

City Prepared for Winter Weather

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December 5, 2016

Eastham Resigns as Fire Chief

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November 22, 2016

Public Works Completed 24 Sidewalk Repair Projects This Fall

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November 17, 2016

Festive Holiday Decorations Going Up in Downtown Huntington

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November 14, 2016

Free Holiday Parking Offered in Downtown Huntington

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November 14, 2016

Local Restaurants Teaming Up Again to Help Huntington Win America’s Best Communities Contest

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November 10, 2016

Electric Pedicab Service Begins in Downtown Huntington

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October 7, 2016

Williams resumes “Walks With the Mayor” this fall

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October 5, 2016

Mayor Launches Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

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October 3, 2016

Fall Paving Program Begins Wednesday, Oct. 5

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September 28, 2016

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Foundation Announce $150,000 Grant

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September 22, 2016

Huntington Mayor Discuss Opiate Epidemic with Obama Administration Officials

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September 16, 2016

New and Improved Emergency Notification App Now Available

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September 14, 2016

Public Works Department Launches Sidewalk Repair Pilot Program

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August 8, 2016

Citizens Now Have Convenient Option For Reporting Minor Crimes

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July 29, 2016

City’s codified ordinances now online

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June 24, 2016

Update on Public Works Projects

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May 19, 2016

Cathy Burns Named City Manager

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May 11, 2016

Public Meeting to Kick Off Highlawn Brownfields Project

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May 3, 2016

Huntington Fire Department Now Carrying Life-Saving Medication For Opioid Overdoses

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April 28, 2016

Huntington Advances to Finals of America’s Best Communities competition

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April 22, 2016

Spring Paving Program to Begin April 26

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April 8, 2016

Drug Overdose Deaths Declining in Cabell County

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March 31, 2016

Citywide Street Sweeping Resumes Monday, April 4

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March 28, 2016

Vacant Buildings Now Must Be Registered With The City

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March 16, 2016

HPD Traffic Unit to Target Abandoned, Junked Vehicles this Spring

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March 8, 2016

Campaign signs

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March 7, 2016

Williams Named to National Task Force to Address Opioid Abuse

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March 4, 2016

Update on Highlawn Brownfields Properties

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March 3, 2016

“Open to All” Campaign Promotes Inclusiveness in City of Huntington

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February 23, 2016

Marshall Students Recognized for Banner Designs

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February 8, 2016

HFD receives donation of 175 carbon monoxide/smoke alarms

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February 3, 2016

Life-saving medication for opioid overdoses now available in Cabell County

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January 13, 2016

Huntington Advances to Semifinals in America’s Best Communities Competition

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January 11, 2016

January 11, 2016 City Council Agenda

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December 22, 2015

Department of Planning and Development accepting CDBG applications for 2016

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December 17, 2015

Huntington ranks higher than state, national average on 2015 Municipal Equality Index

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December 3, 2015

Public Works Prepares for Winter

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November 18, 2015

Several Events Scheduled to Celebrate the Holidays

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November 16, 2015

New Christmas Decorations Installed in Downtown Huntington

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November 6, 2015

Short appointed to fill District 9 City Council seat

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November 3, 2015

Mayor Williams, others to attend reopening of Cabell County Adult Drug Court

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November 2, 2015

City can help get rid of bagged leaves

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November 2, 2015

City Offering Amnesty for Warrants Older Than 5 Years

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November 2, 2015

City Council to Appoint New Member

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October 29, 2015

‘801BAM’ to focus on land development, crime reduction plan for downtown Huntington

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October 27, 2015

City Unveils Community Revitalization Plan

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October 21, 2015

Neighborhood Institute to conduct workshops

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October 14, 2015

Applications sought for vacant City Council seat

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October 13, 2015

City conducts warrant sweep for repeat offenders, establishes amnesty program

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October 12, 2015

Downtown street sweeping begins Tuesday, Oct. 20

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October 6, 2015

Safe Routes to School Project Completed at Southside Elementary

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September 30, 2015

Neighborhood Institute of Huntington offers training to new groups

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September 30, 2015

City Service Fee takes effect at new rate Oct. 1

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September 29, 2015

What You Need to Know About the Fire Prevention Parade

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September 1, 2015

Cabell-Huntington Health Department launches syringe exchange

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August 31, 2015

Public Works Department Establishing Job Applicant Pool

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August 24, 2015

City Releases Fall 2015 Paving List

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August 24, 2015

District 2 Councilman Schedules Morning Meetings To Connect With Constituents

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