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November 12, 2019

CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA - 11/12/2019

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November 12, 2019

Fairfield East Community Center Conducting Donation Drive for Lily’s Place, Animal Shelter

The Fairfield East Community Center is collecting donated goods for the Huntington-Cabell-Wayne Animal Control Shelter and Lily’s Place during the month of November.

Staff members at the Community Center have called the donation drive the “Gratitude Project” to show their appreciation for the support the community has provided to the Community Center this year.

Items that the Community Center is collecting for the Animal Control Shelter include paper towels and toilet paper; equine pine bedding (can be found at Tractor Supply); Purina Cat, Dog and Puppy Chow; Pine Sol; bleach; newspapers; leashes; collars and food service gloves.

Items requested for Lily’s Place include unscented trash bags; toilet bowl cleaner; rolls of paper towels; Johnson & Johnson disposable washcloths; bottled water; Swiffer wet and dry cloths; and disinfecting wipes.

The Community Center is located at 2711 8th Ave., and is open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call Jess Neal at 304-521-5683.

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November 5, 2019

Public Works Department Prepares for Winter

The City of Huntington’s Department of Public Works conducted a “dry run” of its snow routes Tuesday, November 5, in an attempt to identify possible obstacles along those routes and also inform the media and the public about its snow removal equipment, snow removal routes, treatment methods and the salt supply for the upcoming winter.

Equipment: The City of Huntington has seven trucks for snow removal. Six of the trucks have salt spreaders and plows. The seventh has just a plow. The city also has two brine trucks. Brine is a pre-treatment liquid that prevents snow and ice from bonding to pavement, thereby making it easier for snow and ice to be plowed.

Salt: The Public Works Department’s Street Division currently has 1,200 tons of salt on hand and has a contract to purchase more if needed. The salt is stored in a storage shed that helps the Public Works Department meet environmental guidelines and saves thousands of dollars per year by preventing the loss of salt from rainfall.

Routes: The city has six primary routes that are cleared before any secondary roads are treated. The Public Works Division will also clear roads in the downtown by plowing snow to the center of the roadways rather than to the sides. This will keep parking spaces in the downtown clear. During the dry run, drivers will look for obstacles, road hazards, cars parked too close to corners and intersections, basketball hoops next to the road, low-hanging power lines and tree limbs, and sewer lids that are too high. They will make notes of the locations of the obstacles. A working foreman will visit those locations after the dry run to determine corrections.

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October 23, 2019

HFD Selected to Participate in Fire Prevention Pilot Program

The Huntington Fire Department is one of 50 departments selected nationwide by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to participate in a pilot program to build a digital community risk assessment tool that will enable community leaders to make data-informed decisions around fire prevention and other risk-reduction activities.

According to NFPA, the concept of community risk reduction - a process that identifies and prioritizes the risks specific to a particular location - has been gaining traction across North America for more than 20 years. New technology, access to data, and a shifting focus on prevention have resulted in new energy around this process. Reflecting that momentum, NFPA’s CRA tool is being designed to help fire departments aggregate and disseminate data that pinpoints where risks exist within a given community.

“Access to accurate data is critical to making informed decisions about where to focus efforts and resources,” said Karen Berard-Reed, community risk reduction strategist at NFPA. “While many fire departments have struggled to work with data sets, NFPA’s CRA tool will do the complex work behind the scenes allowing stakeholders to create effective, community-risk reduction plans within their jurisdictions.”

Berard-Reed notes that fire departments’ participation in the CRA tool pilot program is critical to its success and impact. To date, more than 150 fire departments throughout the U.S. have applied to participate and a total of 50 awards will be selected in 2019. The departments were selected based on a variety of factors, including size, geography, region, experience with CRR activities, and support from the community.

“We are thrilled to be participating in this important project.” Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader said. “Not only will access to the tool give us invaluable information about our community’s needs, but it’s rewarding to know that using the tool will increase its effectiveness and help other fire departments in the long run.”

Each selected department will receive access to a digital risk visualization dashboard powered by mySidewalk, an innovative community intelligence platform that employs local and national data to guide planning around fire and life safety initiatives. Participants will have access to a personalized dashboard for their community through November of 2020. The award covers the cost of the dashboard, training and networking opportunities with other participating fire departments and is valued at more than $7,000.

The CRA dashboard will help participating departments identify local risks to life and property, highlight underlying conditions that may contribute to those risks, develop CRR data-informed plans, and share findings with stakeholders.

For more information about the NFPA Community Risk Reduction initiative, visit www.nfpa.org/crr.

 

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October 10, 2019

AT&T Launches Believe Appalachia in Huntington

AT&T is collaborating with the City of Huntington to provide assistance to first responders and the community in the ongoing effort to combat the opioid epidemic.

AT&T officials announced Thursday, Oct. 10, that Huntington will be the first community in West Virginia to receive support from the company through its Believe Appalachia initiative. The initiative is one of several AT&T Believes programs that the company has launched to lift up communities across the country.

AT&T will contribute $24,000 to the City of Huntington to demolish three vacant structures and another $20,000 to help build a wellness center at the Huntington Police Department that will be used by police officers and firefighters.

AT&T employees will also volunteer over the next several months as a way of thanking Huntington’s first responders for their commitment to keeping the community safe. Those efforts started immediately on Oct. 10 when AT&T employees helped paint Huntington Fire Department Station No. 10 on Washington Boulevard.

Other efforts later this year will include hosting a movie night for first responders and their families at AT&T’s Huntington call center; making thank you cards for each Huntington police officer and firefighter; and delivering meals to first responders who have to work on holidays.

The announcement occurred Thursday at 902 Bruce St. in Huntington’s Fairfield neighborhood. The vacant structure on the property will be one of the three structures that is demolished through the Believe Appalachia initiative.

Andy Feeney, AT&T’s West Virginia state president, and Huntington Mayor Steve Williams joined other community leaders in dropping an excavator bucket on the vacant structure to kick off demolition work. 

“AT&T is proud to help support the community and its first responders in the fight against opioid addiction through our Believe Appalachia initiative,” AT&T West Virginia State President Andy Feeney said. “That effort begins today with the remediation of an abandoned structure. AT&T employees will team up with Huntington WV Habitat for Humanity to replace this structure with a new home for a local veteran.”

Mayor Williams said AT&T’s contributions will assist Huntington in several ways. The demolition component of Believe Appalachia will further Huntington’s goal of tearing down 100 vacant structures this calendar year and further eliminating a fire hazard and safety risk for firefighters, Williams said.

AT&T’s contribution toward a wellness center and various initiatives to show appreciation to first responders bolster the city’s Compass program, which provides self-care, training and mental health resources to police officers and firefighters as they deal with the high-stress situations of being on the front lines of the opioid epidemic.  

“Our first responders are the only ones who run directly toward danger when the rest of us are running away from it,” Williams said. “I commend AT&T for recognizing their bravery and, through their generous contributions, they are taking care of the first responders who take care of us every day.”

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October 7, 2019

City can Assist Residents with Leaf Disposal

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September 13, 2019

Williams Appointed as Co-Chair of National Substance Abuse Task Force

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July 15, 2019

Williams Participating in Third Class of Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative

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June 12, 2019

Program to help first responders cope with high-stress situations unveiled

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June 10, 2019

Cathy Burns Appointed as Executive Director of HMDA

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May 16, 2019

City Begins Third Phase of Energy and Operational Savings Program

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May 13, 2019

Williams Administration Presents City Service Fee Info to Finance Committee

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February 6, 2019

Open To All Campaign Inducts 100th Member

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December 10, 2018

City of Huntington Now Offers Safety Town Sponsorship Packages

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October 29, 2018

Huntington Wins $1 Million in Bloomberg Philanthropies U.S. Mayors Challenge

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October 23, 2018

City of Huntington Continues Sidewalk Replacement Program

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October 8, 2018

Huntington Scores High in 2018 Municipal Equality Index

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July 16, 2018

Huntington One of 10 Winners in National Love Your Block Competition

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July 10, 2018

Greater Huntington Walks Challenges Residents to Become More Active

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July 10, 2018

My Huntington Movement to Promote Positive Attributes of the Huntington Community

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June 11, 2018

Huntington Among U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 2018 City Livability Award winners

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May 14, 2018

Williams names Dial as Chief of Police

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May 9, 2018

Huntington Delegation Attending National Mayors’ Institute on Opioids

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April 26, 2018

Huntington Receives Grant to Clean Up Brownfields Properties

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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 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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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 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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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 10, 2017

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

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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 24, 2017

City of Huntington Implements Electronic Bidding Process

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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 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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October 5, 2016

Mayor Launches Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

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September 28, 2016

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

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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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May 19, 2016

Cathy Burns Named City Manager

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April 28, 2016

Huntington Advances to Finals of America’s Best Communities competition

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March 28, 2016

Vacant Buildings Now Must Be Registered With The City

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March 7, 2016

Williams Named to National Task Force to Address Opioid Abuse

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February 8, 2016

HFD receives donation of 175 carbon monoxide/smoke alarms

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January 13, 2016

Huntington Advances to Semifinals in America’s Best Communities Competition

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December 17, 2015

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

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October 27, 2015

City Unveils Community Revitalization Plan

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July 23, 2015

Citywide Street Sweeping Begins in Huntington

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July 8, 2015

City of Huntington Ticket Payment Procedures

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July 7, 2015

Huntington awarded EPA grants for cleaning up brownfields sites

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June 29, 2015

Stormwater Utility receives DEP award for environmental partnership

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April 29, 2015

Huntington named quarterfinalist in America’s Best Communities competition

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March 9, 2015

Huntington to receive EPA grant to clean up brownfields properties, launch advanced polymer center

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January 28, 2015

Henderson Named Municipal Court Judge

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January 8, 2015

Traffic crash reports now available online

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October 14, 2014

Huntington named Certified Arts Community

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June 24, 2014

Huntington Water Quality Board

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April 7, 2014

How the City of Huntington deals with potholes

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April 7, 2014

How to report streetlight outages in the city

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March 10, 2014

City’s budgetary performance cited as reasons for credit-rating upgrade

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February 25, 2014

Tony Hawk Foundation awards city $5,000 grant for skate park

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February 19, 2014

Huntington delegation to attend housing seminar at Harvard Law School

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January 28, 2014

Huntington selected to receive smart growth assistance

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