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March 25, 2019

Third Community Visioning Meeting for Fairfield Scheduled for March 28

The third community visioning meeting for the Farifield neighborhood is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the A.D. Lewis Community Center, 1450 A.D. Lewis Ave. Everyone is welcome, and food and refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Scott Lemley at 304-696-4486 or visit www.fairfieldinnovation.com.

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March 19, 2019

Paving Set to Begin March 25

The City of Huntington’s paving program for the current fiscal year is tentatively scheduled to begin March 25.

Forty-seven sections of roadways totaling 6.32 miles will be paved this spring. The City of Huntington budgeted $1.6 million for paving this fiscal year, which includes costs for striping. The paving budget for fiscal year 2019-2020, which begins July 1, includes another $1.6 million for paving. Since 2013, the city has paved more than 42 miles of roads.

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.

Here is the list of roads that will be paved this spring, broken down by City Council district:

City Council District 1

  • Burlington Road from Magazine Avenue to Auburn Road
  • Florence Street from Bradley to Piedmont roads
  • Acoma Court from Auburn to Brandon roads
  • Camden Road from Chase Street to Park Avenue
  • West River Road from Burlington Road to East Road

City Council District 2

  • Clemens Court from Washington to Virginia avenues
  • 6th Street West from Adams to Jefferson avenues
  • 17th Street West from Jackson Avenue to end of street
  • Jefferson Avenue from 18th Street West to 19th Street West
  • West 5th Avenue from 24th Street West to 26th Street West
  • 23rd Street West from Jefferson Avenue to West 5th Avenue

City Council District 3

  • 4 ½ alley from 13th to 14th streets
  • 4 ½ alley from 14th to 15th streets
  • Commerce Avenue from 13th to 15th streets

City Council District 4

  • West Whitaker Boulevard from 303 West Whitaker to Willow Glen Drive
  • Willow Glen Drive from West Whitaker Boulevard to 5 Willow Glen
  • Arthur Street from Westview to Florence avenues
  • Whitaker Boulevard from 200 Whitaker to junction with Edgemont Road

City Council District 5

  • Council representative requested new sidewalks in lieu of paving

City Council District 6

  • Stamford Park Drive from beginning of Mayfair Way to end of Mayfair
  • North Inwood Road from intersection to 549 North Inwood
  • Cherry Avenue from Washington Boulevard to Holswade Drive
  • Section of Ferguson Court (122 to 322)
  • Section of Enslow Boulevard (2004 to 2048)
  • Marne Drive from Kings Highway to 76 Marne
  • Roland Park Drive from 40 Roland Park Drive to Gallaher Street
  • Kings Highway from 12 Kings to Grand Boulevard
  • Marquis Drive from Forest Road to end of street
  • Crestmont Drive from 1772 Crestmont to concrete road
  • Section of Crestmont Drive (1772 to 1784)
  • Washington Boulevard from Enslow Park Bridge to 15th Street
  • Washington Boulevard from 13th to 14th streets (up to the brick)
  • South Boulevard from 5th to 8th streets
  • 10th Street from 12th to 13th avenues
  • Section of Green Oak Drive (400 to 432)
  • Ferguson Road from Washington Boulevard to 3021 Ferguson

City Council District 7

  • Morris Street from Rotary Road to 28th Street
  • Clem Street from Highland Court to Sheppard Drive
  • Sheppard Drive from Clem Street to Maupin Road
  • Hollywood Place from Rotary Road to end of street
  • St. Louis Avenue from Olive to Davis streets

City Council District 8

  • Rowland Court from Fourth Avenue to end
  • 1st Avenue from 26th to 27th streets

City Council District 9

  • 36th Street (Guyandotte) from 4th to 5th avenues
  • Section of Willoughby Avenue (127 to 164)
  • Short Street from 5th Avenue to Bridge Street
  • Richmond Street from Oak Street to 8th Avenue
  • Staunton Street alley from Staunton to 33rd Street

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March 11, 2019

Walk With the Mayor Returns March 18

Mayor Steve Williams will resume his community walks through Huntington’s neighborhoods this spring in an effort to motivate residents to become more active.

Williams will kick off the fall 2019 edition of “Walks with the Mayor” on Monday, March 18, in Westmoreland. He will meet residents at 5:30 p.m. at the Westmoreland Women's Club, 2962 Bradley Road, and set out on a walk through the neighborhood. Representatives of the Huntington Water Quality Board and Police, Fire, Public Works, and Development and Planning departments will also attend.

The neighborhood walks began in 2015. Since then, Williams and representatives of the Police, Fire and Public Works departments have walked through each of the nine City Council districts at least seven times.

“This is a great way to demonstrate to the community that we should get outside more and see firsthand the concerns that our neighbors have,” Williams said. “City Hall isn’t just a building at the corner of 5th Avenue and 8th Street. I want our residents to know that I’m willing to walk the extra mile to hear and see how their neighborhoods can be improved.”

The Mayor’s Office is working with City Council members and neighborhood associations to establish starting points and routes for the walks.

The current schedule for the neighborhood walks this spring is as follows (schedule subject to change due to weather and other factors):

  • 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 18: Westmoreland. Walk will start at Westmoreland Women's Club, 2962 Bradley Road. UPDATE: This walk has been postponed out of respect for former Mayor Bobby Nelson, who passed away Friday, March 15. A reschedule date has not been announced.
  • 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20: Southside. Walk will start in parking lot of Huntingtonized Federal Credit Union, 481 West 8th Ave.
  • 5:30 p.m. Wedenesday, March 27: Highlawn. Walk will start at McClelland Park.
  • 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3: Marshall University and areas surrounding campus. Walk will start in front of the Memorial Student Center on 5th Avenue.
  • 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4: Walnut Hills/Forest Hills area. Starting location to be determined.
  • 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11: West End. Starting location to be determined.
  • 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24: Altizer. Walk will start at Altizer Elementary School.
  • 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25: Fairfield. Starting location to be determined.

 

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February 26, 2019

City Council Schedules Hearings to Review Proposed 2019-2020 Budget

Huntington City Council will conduct four hearings to review Mayor Steve Williams' proposed budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2019.

Thursday, February 28, 5-8 p.m.: Revenue projections and budgets for City Council, City Clerk, Mayor's Office, Insurance Programs, Finance, Human Resources, Purchasing, IT and Planning and Development will be reviewed.

Thursday, March 7, 5-8 p.m.: Budgets for Police Department, Municipal Court, City Attorney, Municipal Parking Board and Human Relations Commission will be reviewed.

Thursday, March 14, 5-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.: Budget for Public Works, including Sanitation and Trash Enterprise Fund, will be reviewed.

Thursday, March 21, 5-8 p.m.: Contributions, transfers (including capital improvements), grants and budgets for Fire Department, Civic Arena and coal severance will be reviewed.

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February 6, 2019

Open To All Campaign Inducts 100th Member

The City of Huntington’s Open to All campaign reached a major milestone Wednesday, Feb. 6, in its ongoing effort to promote the community’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Patrick “Dr. Skip” Hart, who is the owner and co-founder of ASKDRSKIP.COM, PLLC, took the Open to All pledge during a brief ceremony at the CoWorks Building, 1000 5th Ave. Hart is the 100th business, church, nonprofit organization or civic group to officially become a member of the campaign, which launched in 2016.

The Open to All campaign works to engage the community in a welcoming and safe environment for everyone regardless of race, religion, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The campaign was launched by the Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee and further advanced with the help of the Mayor’s Diversity Advisory Committee.

“My vision for the city is that we embrace our diversity and actively seek inclusiveness as we learn to stand as one people celebrating our differences,” Mayor Steve Williams said. “We will be able to transform our future by assuring every person in our city feels welcome.”

Although the campaign now includes 100 members such as small businesses, restaurants, nonprofit organizations, churches, law firms and annual festivals, some of the larger inductees include Marshall University, Cabell Huntington Hospital and the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce.

While each Open to All member receives a decal to place on the outside of their establishment, the campaign goes far beyond the sticker. It offers free diversity training to all Open to All members and has helped push nondiscrimination policy changes that surpass federal or state protections.

As a result, Huntington’s score in the Human Rights Campaign’s annual Municipal Equality Index surged from 43 (on a 100-point scale) in 2014 to 95 this year. Huntington has had the highest score of any West Virginia city for three consecutive years.

Huntington’s Municipal Equality Index score, combined with the inclusivity of the Open to All campaign, was enough for Hart and his husband and business manager, J. Forsyth, to schedule a trip to Huntington in late August 2018 when they were considering relocating their home and business from Dallas.

“We both come from military families, and we wanted a sense of community and a place to lay our roots,” Hart said. “Once we saw Open to All in action and saw how kind and embracing the community was, it sealed the deal.”

By the end of October, Hart and Forsyth had relocated to Huntington and moved their practice, which specializes in functional medicine, into the CoWorks Building at 1000 5th Ave. Functional medicine is a science-based, patient-centered approach, considering the whole person and dealing with the underlying cause of illness allowing the body to heal naturally, rather than trying to suppress the symptoms.

Hart said the Open to All campaign is illustrative of the community’s devotion to diversity.

“Open to All was a huge factor in the decision to move, and it just makes us feel more comfortable knowing these establishments want us here,” Hart said.

For more information about the Open to All campaign or to request to join, go to the Open to All Facebook page at facebook.com/HuntingtonOpenToAll, or email opentoall@cityofhuntington.com.

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December 24, 2018

Disposal Sites for Christmas Trees

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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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