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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

The City of Huntington would like to remind residents that its Public Works Department can assist residents with disposing their leaves this fall.

One thing residents shouldn’t do this season is rake leaves and grass clippings into the streets and storm drains. Leaves and other debris form clumps that can block storm drains and cause street flooding when it rains. Street sweepers also cannot pick up loose leaves.
Blowing or sweeping yard waste into the street also is prohibited and can result in fines of up to $500. The City, however, can help you with the removal of these leaves.
“The City will pick up as many as four bags of leaves weekly with` household garbage service. We will not, however, pick up loose leaves,” Public Works Director Jim Insco said. “If there is an excess of four bags, you can call for a free, special pick up.”
To schedule a free pickup, residents can call the Public Works Department at 304-696-5540, Ext. 2201 or 2202.
If you want to help keep storm drains clear, it is suggested you use a rake to clear leaves, limbs or other debris from the curb. Never place your hands or feet into the storm drain because of the dangerous debris that could be stuck. Do not attempt to remove the grate, only the debris on top.
Mulching also is a simple way to recycle leaves and enhance landscaping. Leaving grass clippings on the lawn all summer and mulching leaves into small pieces is equal to one application of fertilizer.

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September 30, 2019

Public Works to Conduct Clean Sweeps in Westmoreland

The City of Huntington's Public Works Department will conduct two clean sweeps Oct. 15-17 and Oct. 22-24 in the Westmoreland area.

The sweep Oct. 15-17 will cover the Westmoreland area south of Waverly Road between Camden Road and the city limits. The sweep Oct. 22-24 will cover the Westmoreland area north of Waverly Road between Camden Road and the city limits.

Public Works crews will conduct a sweep through all of the roads in the neighborhood during this time. Work will also include cutting back trees and weeds, citing vehicles that have been abandoned or don’t have proper registration, and issuing code enforcement citations for unkempt properties.

This will also be an opportunity for residents living in this area to set out bulky trash items before the cleaning periods to be hauled away. Items that will be hauled away include furniture, brush/yard waste, construction materials, appliances without Freon and dried paint cans. Items that will not accept include oils, liquid paint, appliances with Freon, car batteries, and gas or propane tanks.

For more information, call the Public Works Department at 304-696-5540, then press 1 for Public Works.

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September 23, 2019

Fall Paving Scheduled to Begin September 26

The City of Huntington’s fall paving program is scheduled to begin Thursday, September 26, weather permitting.

Thirty-five sections of roadways totaling 4.66 miles will be paved this fall. The projects are expected to cost an estimated $756,290. The City of Huntington budgeted $1.6 million for paving this fiscal year (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2019), which includes costs for striping.

The city also paved 47 sections of roadways totaling 6.32 miles at an estimated cost of $1.6 million in spring 2019.

Compiling the fall 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 fall, broken down by City Council district:

City Council District 1

  • 29th Street West from Park Avenue to Chase Street
  • Florence Street from Piedmont to Bradley roads
  • Tudell Street from Hughes to Chase streets
  • Burlington Road from Waverly to Auburn roads

City Council District 2

  • West 23 ½ Street from Jefferson to West 5th avenues
  • 13th Street West from Madison to Van Buren avenues
  • Jefferson Avenue from West 14th to West 18th streets
  • 6th Street West from Jefferson to Madison avenues
  • 21st Street West from Jefferson to West 5th avenues

City Council District 3

  • Commerce Avenue from 1300 block to 14oo block

City Council District 4

  • Edgemont Road from West Whitaker Boulevard to North Edgemont Road
  • All of Edgemont Terrace
  • Ritchie Drive from Johnstown Road to end of Ritchie
  • Vinton Street from Ritchie Drive to Johnstown Road
  • Dale Court from Vinton Street to cul-de-sac

City Council District 6

  • South Park Drive from Ritter Boulevard to 1223 South Park
  • Holderby Road from Washington Boulevard to Glenway Road
  • South Englewood Road from Wiltshire Boulevard to Cherry Avenue
  • Camelot Drive from 1815 Washington Boulevard to existing blacktop at top of the hill
  • Summit Drive from Marquis Drive to end of cul-de-sac
  • Kings Highway from 91 Kings Highway to 155 Kings Highway
  • Stamford Park Drive from Norway Avenue to top of the hill where guardrail ends
  • Copper Glen Drive from Washington Boulevard to Camelot Drive

City Council District 7

  • Perry Hollow Road from Rice Avenue to Perry Drive
  • Upper Maupin Road from Highlawn Court to Sheppard Drive
  • 26th Street from 9th Avenue to Davis Street
  • Cleveland Avenue from Maupin Road to 2951 Cleveland
  • Sarah Court from Wilson Street to end of the road

City Council District 8

  • North Staunton Road from 2946 Stauntoin to 2828 North Staunton

City Council District 9

  • Crane Avenue from 3200 block to graveled section
  • Nickel Plate Road from Brown to Everett roads
  • 3100 block of Staunton Road
  • Brown Road from Nickel Plate Road to Everett Road
  • Stanley Road from 3827 Stanley to bottom of the hill
  • Bostwick Road from 3701 Bostwick to 3851 Bostwick

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September 18, 2019

Safety Town Trick or Treat Scheduled for October 29

Safety Town will host its third annual Safe Trick or Treat from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. The event is free and open to the public.

The event is sponsored by Blue Knights WV III, The Highway Safety Foundation, City of Huntington and Johnson Printing Company.

Vendors who want to set up a table and hand out candy to children at the event are requested to fill out a registration form.

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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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