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June 19, 2018

A.D. Lewis Community Center Pool opens Wednesday, June 20

The pool at the A.D. Lewis Community Center will open for the season on Wednesday, June 20, weather permitting. The hours for the pool will be 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The pool is open to the public, and admission is free.

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June 11, 2018

Cleanup Planned for Westmoreland

A summer cleanup campaign across Huntington will continue June 19-21 in Westmoreland.

The City of Huntington’s Public Works Department will conduct a sweep through all of the alleys of the neighborhood during this time.

Residents living in this area are encouraged to set out trash in the alleys before June 19. Work will also include cutting back trees and weeds from alleyways, citing vehicles that have been abandoned or don’t have proper registration, and issuing code enforcement citations for unkempt properties.

Items that will be hauled away include furniture, brush/yard waste, construction materials, tires, appliances without Freon and dried paint cans. Items that will not accepted include oils, liquid paint, appliances with Freon, car batteries, gas or propane tanks.

The Public Works Department will work with City Council members and neighborhood associations to coordinate and schedule future alley sweeps. The Public Works Department conducted alley sweeps in Fairfield and the West End last fall, Highlawn in March and Guyandotte and Atlizer in April.

For more information about the alley sweep in Westmoreland or about how to organize one in your neighborhood, call the Public Works Department at 304-696-5903.

As a reminder, Huntington residents are still allowed one free bulky trash pickup per month. These free pickups are for bulky items that are too large to dispose of with your household garbage. Pickups can be arranged by calling the Public Works Department.

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June 11, 2018

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

The City of Huntington received an Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2018 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 86th Annual Meeting in Boston on Saturday, June 9.

The award recognizes mayoral leadership in developing and implementing programs that improve the quality of life in America’s cities, focusing on the leadership, creativity, and innovation demonstrated by the mayors. This year’s winning cities were selected by former mayors from a pool of over 150 applicants.

"Our City Livability Awards Program gives us the chance to express our pride in cities’ mayoral leadership in making urban areas cleaner, safer, and more livable,” said Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the Conference of Mayors. “We are grateful to Waste Management for its many years of support for the City Livability Awards Program, and for the opportunity to showcase the innovation and commitment of mayors and city governments across the country." 

This is the 39th year in which cities have competed for the award, which is sponsored by the Conference of Mayors and Waste Management, Inc., the nation’s largest environmental solutions provider.

Huntington received the award for the Quick Response Team (QRT), a collaborative effort among law enforcement, medical care providers, mental health agencies and university researchers to bring a rapid response to the opioid crisis in Huntington.

This multifaceted, multidisciplinary team provides support to individuals within 72 hours of experiencing a drug overdose. The team, which began its work in December 2017, assesses an individual's needs, symptoms and strengths to determine an appropriate plan for intervention.

“In the face of this crisis, community collaboration has never been stronger in Huntington,” Mayor Steve Williams said. “The QRT is yet another example of community leaders teaming together to implement innovative strategies to reduce substance abuse disorders and promote harm reduction.”

“It truly is an honor to work in Huntington,” added Bob Hansen, director of addiction services at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Marshall Health. “The spirit of pulling together and working toward the greater good is simply amazing.

“The creation of the Quick Response Team is a great example of how groups have collaborated to effectively reach out to people in need. The fact that we will soon be adding a team of faith leaders to the QRT is another example of how the citizens of Huntington are rolling up their sleeves and helping their community.”
Ten cities received Outstanding Achievement Awards. Five awards were given to cities with populations of 100,000 or more: Austin (TX), Bridgeport (CT), Fort Worth (TX), Plano (TX), and Tallahassee (FL). Four other cities with populations of less than 100,000 also received awards — Auburn (WA), Lima (OH), Niagara Falls (NY), and Sumter (SC).

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June 11, 2018

Huntington Fire Department Launches Recruitment Campaign

The Huntington Fire Department is now accepting applications from men and women seeking rewarding careers in the professional fire service.

“The mission of the Fire Department is to limit the loss of life and property resulting from fire, manmade/environmental disasters and other hazards” Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader said. “The ability to achieve this mission is predicated on the recruitment and retention of the most highly-regarded and qualified individuals.”

The application period will be open through Aug. 10, 2018. Applicants will undergo written tests, orientations, timed runs and physical ability tests. Everyone who passes the testing process will be included on the Huntington Fire Civil Service Commission hiring list. This list will be utilized for up to three years or until it is exhausted.

The Fire Department offers a starting base salary of $35,975 with paid vacation, sick leave, health benefits, participation in the Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System, the West Virginia Fire Civil Service system, and the Joint Apprenticeship Training Program.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Applications are available in the City Clerk’s Office, located in Room 16 at City Hall, 800 5th Ave., Huntington, WV 25701, or by clicking here. Currently, applications must be returned or mailed to the City Clerk’s Office. However, applicants will soon be able to submit applications online at www.cityofhuntington.com.

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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

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April 26, 2018

Huntington Receives Grant to Clean Up Brownfields Properties

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April 23, 2018

Spring Paving List Finalized

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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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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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