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October 18, 2018

Halloween Costume Drive Underway for Children at A.D. Lewis Community Center

The City of Huntington has teamed up with Cabell Huntington Hospital and Papa John’s on 9th Avenue to collect new and slightly-used Halloween costumes for the 5th annual Halloween Costume Drive for children who attend the A.D. Lewis Community Center.

All donated costumes will be distributed to children at the Community Center during a Halloween party on Oct. 30, just in time for Trick-or-Treat on Oct. 31.

Halloween costumes for boys and girls of all ages and sizes can be dropped off at the following locations through Oct. 29:

  • Mayor’s Office at Huntington City Hall, 800 5th Ave.
  • A.D. Lewis Community Center, 1450 A.D. Lewis Ave. (next to White Way Cleaners on 10th Avenue).
  • Administration Office of Cabell Huntington Hospital, located on the first floor (near outpatient testing/lab).
  • Papa John’s, 1525 9th Ave.

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October 17, 2018

October 22, 2018 City Council Meeting Agenda

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HUNTINGTON CITY COUNCIL
October 22, 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. Resolution re:  2018-R-25:  A RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT FOR THE HUD CHOICE MASTERPLAN PROJECT TO FACILITATE A MASTER TRANSFORMATION PLAN FOR THE FAIRFIELD NEIGHBORHOOD  

Sponsored by:  Councilwoman Carol Polan

6. Resolution re:  2018-R-26:  A RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF SCOTT DAMRON TO THE CITY OF HUNTINGTON LAND BANK FAST TRACK AUTHORITY  

Sponsored by:  Councilwoman Jennifer Wheeler

7. Resolution re:  2018-R-28:  A RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF KATHY MOORE TO THE CITY OF HUNTINGTON LAND BANK FAST TRACK AUTHORITY  

Sponsored by:  Councilwoman Jennifer Wheeler

8. Resolution re:  2018-R-29:  A RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT SCOTT HUFFMAN LEMLEY OF TO THE CITY OF HUNTINGTON LAND BANK FAST TRACK AUTHORITY  

Sponsored by:  Councilwoman Jennifer Wheeler

9. Resolution re:  2018-R-31:  A RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF NATHAN JON RANDOLPH TO THE CITY OF HUNTINGTON LAND BANK FAST TRACK AUTHORITY  

Sponsored by:  Councilwoman Jennifer Wheeler


10. Resolution re:  2018-R-32:  A RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF JAMES N. INSCO TO THE CITY OF HUNTINGTON LAND BANK FAST TRACK AUTHORITY  

Sponsored by:  Councilwoman Jennifer Wheeler

11. Resolution re:  2018-R-33:  A RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF ANTHONY J. STRADWICK TO THE CABELL HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Sponsored by:  Councilwoman Jennifer Wheeler

12. Resolution re:  2018-R-34:  A RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF SARAH DENMAN TO THE CABELL HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Sponsored by:  Councilwoman Jennifer Wheeler

13. Resolution re:  2018-R-39:  A RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENT OF DERON RUNYON TO THE SERVICE FEES APPEAL BOARD 

Sponsored by:  Councilwoman Jennifer Wheeler

14. Resolution re:  2018-R-40:  A RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENT OF ELLEN MARIE JONES TO THE SERVICE FEES APPEAL BOARD 

Sponsored by:  Councilwoman Jennifer Wheeler

15. Resolution re:  2018-R-43:  A RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO AN EQUIPMENT LEASE PURCHASE AGREEMENT   

Sponsored by:  Councilman Charles McComas

16. Resolution re:  2018-R-45:  A RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT TO FURNISH THE HUNTINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH ELEVEN (11) SECURITY CARGO VAULTS 

Sponsored by:  Councilman Alex Vence

17. Resolution re:  2018-R-46:  A RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT TO FURNISH LABOR, MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT OF THE 1600 AND 1800 BLOCKS OF 10th AVENUE 

Sponsored by:  Councilwoman Tonia Page

18. Resolution re:  2018-R-48:  A RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT TO FURNISH LABOR, MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT TO REPLACE SIDEWALKS AND CREATE A PARKING PAD AT THE CIVIC CENTER ARENA 

Sponsored by:  Councilwoman Carol Polan

19. Good & Welfare

20. Adjournment

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October 10, 2018

Mayor Williams Plans Neighborhood Walks for the Fall

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

Williams will kick off the fall 2018 edition of “Walks with the Mayor” on Monday, October 15 in Huntington’s Southside. He will meet residents at 5:30 p.m. at the WesBanco on 8th Street 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 five 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 full schedule for the neighborhood walks this fall is as follows:

  • 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, Southside. Walk will start in parking lot of WesBanco on 8th Street
  • 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, Guyandotte. Walk will start at Life Cathedral Church, 350 Staunton St.
  • 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, Highlawn. Walk will start in parking lot of St. Mary's Education Center.
  • 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, Westmoreland. Walk will start at Westmoreland United Methodist Church, 3707 Auburn Road.
  • 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, Fairfield. Starting location to be announced at later date.
  • 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, Ritter Park neighborhood area. Walk will start at Ritter Park Fountain.

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October 8, 2018

Huntington Scores High in 2018 Municipal Equality Index

When it comes to creating an inclusive community for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, the City of Huntington ranks higher than many cities in West Virginia and across the country, according to a new report from the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.

The Human Rights Campaign on Monday released its 2018 Municipal Equality Index, which ranked 506 U.S. cities of varying sizes on several factors, including nondiscrimination laws, municipal employment policies, inclusiveness of city services, law enforcement with regard to LGBTQ persons and municipal leadership on matters of equality.

Huntington received a score of 95 on a 100-point scale, which is in the top percentile of cities that were evaluated nationwide and, for the third consecutive year, is the highest score among cities that were evaluated in West Virginia. Only 78 cities received a perfect score. The nationwide average was 58.

Charleston (64), Wheeling (57), Charles Town (45), Lewisburg (43), Morgantown (80), and Parkersburg (13) were also included in the report.

Huntington also for the second consecutive year was designated as an “All-Star” city for scoring above 85 points despite hailing from a state without LGBTQ-inclusive statewide non-discrimination laws. Across the country, 46 cities like these set a standard of LGBTQ inclusiveness with exemplary, best-practice policies such as local non-discrimination laws, providing transgender-inclusive health benefits for city employees and offering LGBTQ-inclusive city services.

“Huntington is becoming known as a city of honor, respect and compassion,” Mayor Steve Williams said. “And while I am pleased to know that we have made strides to become more inclusive in Huntington, our work is not done. We are organizing our community so that every person has a distinct and vested responsibility to advance our city’s prosperity.

“Our vision is that we embrace our diversity and actively seek inclusiveness as we learn to stand as one people celebrating our differences. We will be able to shape our future by assuring every person in our city has a seat at the table and has a voice to be heard.”

The city’s labor liaison, Teresa Ball, continues to work with the Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee, which was formed in 2015, on a number of initiatives to advance inclusiveness in Huntington, Mayor Williams said.

The full report, including detailed scorecards for every city and a searchable database, is available online at https://www.hrc.org/mei.

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July 16, 2018

Huntington One of 10 Winners in National Love Your Block Competition

Cities of Service has announced that Huntington is one of 10 U.S. cities that has won its Cities of Service City Hall AmeriCorps VISTA Love Your Block competition.

Love Your Block enables local governments to engage communities in neighborhood revitalization efforts benefiting low-income communities. The program will allow Huntington to hire two AmeriCorps VISTA members for two years to develop and implement a strategy for eliminating property blight in the West End of Huntington through home repairs, lot transformations and community clean-ups. Huntington will also receive $25,000 to be used for mini-grants and resources to support citizen groups’ and local nonprofits’ efforts to prevent or eliminate property blight.

This year's Love Your Block competition was specifically targeted to legacy cities – older, industrial cities that have faced substantial population loss. The winning cities were selected based on potential for impact and clarity of vision for their proposed projects. They are:

• Buffalo, New York
• Gary, Indiana
• Hamilton, Ohio
• Hartford, Connecticut
• Huntington, West Virginia
• Lancaster, Pennsylvania
• Milwaukee, Wisconsin
• Newark, New Jersey
• Richmond, Virginia
• South Bend, Indiana

"A recent study from the Urban Institute has shown us that the impact of Love Your Block goes beyond cleaning up neighborhoods and creating more park space," said Cities of Service Executive Director Myung J. Lee. "It is also bringing neighbors together and strengthening communities. We are excited to help our cities revitalize neighborhoods, keep people in their homes, and build trust between cities and their people as part of these efforts."

The Urban Institute study found that the connection that Love Your Block forges between city leaders and citizens at the neighborhood level can be one of the most important catalysts for collective action by neighborhood residents. This connection between city officials and citizens boosts the social capital exercised by citizens who plan and implement Love Your Block projects and strengthens social cohesion. Love Your Block volunteers believe their efforts also positively influence public safety and community ownership of public spaces.

Since 2009, Cities of Service has helped dozens of cities implement Love Your Block. More than 10,000 volunteers have been engaged to remove over 480,000 pounds of trash, clean up nearly 600 lots, and create more than 180 art displays, in addition to numerous other community projects.

Using the Cities of Service Love Your Block blueprint, city leaders will engage citizen volunteers and local nonprofits in co-creating solutions to urban blight. Cities of Service will provide expert technical assistance to winning cities for two years. Cities of Service City Hall AmeriCorps VISTA Love Your Block is made possible with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

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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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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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