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December 7, 2016

City Prepared for Winter Weather

The City of Huntington’s Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining 191 miles of roadways and more than 200 miles of alleys year-round. This includes treating roadways during winter storms and patching potholes in the aftermath.

Equipment: The City of Huntington has a total of eight salt trucks with plows and salt spreaders and one brine truck. 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. New this year is a salt spreader loading system that was fabricated by the Department Public Works’ Motor Pool Division. The loading system reduces the manpower and time required to load salt onto the trucks and increases employee safety.

Salt: The Public Works Department’s Street Division currently has 400 tons of salt on hand. The city has a salt contract with Compass Minerals International of Overland Park, Kansas. The city will be able to purchase up to 700 more tons if needed this winter. The salt is now stored in a storage shed that was constructed in 2015. The shed 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 area the same way it did last year – by plowing snow to the center of the roadways rather than to the sides. This will keep parking spaces in the downtown clear.

Partnerships: Public Works partners with the West Virginia Division of Highways to ensure roadways within city limits are treated during winter storms. State routes that are treated by the Division of Highways within city limits include 3rd Avenue, 5th Avenue, sections of 6th Avenue, 8th Avenue, Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Waverly Road, Hal Greer Boulevard, 5th Street, sections of 8th Street and Madison Avenue.

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December 6, 2016

Huntington Christmas Parade of Lights set for Dec. 10

The Huntington Christmas Parade of Lights presented by Dutch Miller Kia is this Saturday in downtown Huntington. The parade is organized by the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Downtown Live Committee and sponsored by the City of Huntington and Cabell County Commission. Here’s everything you need to know about the parade.

TIME: The parade lineup will start at 3 p.m. Saturday. The parade will start at 5:30 p.m.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will begin at 12th Street and 4th Avenue and will proceed west on 4th Avenue to 8th Street. It will turn north on 8th Street to 3rd Avenue then turn east on 3rd Avenue and end at Pullman Square.

STREET CLOSINGS: The parade route will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning at approximately 3 p.m. Additional street closures at 3 p.m. include 3rd Avenue from Pullman Square to 13th Street, 10th Street from 3rd Avenue to Veterans Memorial Boulevard, and 2 ½ Alley and 11th Street at Veterans Memorial Boulevard. Veterans Memorial Boulevard will remain open to traffic.

PICTURES WITH SANTA: Immediately following the parade, the Pullman Plaza Hotel will host free pictures with Santa in the lobby. Cookies and hot chocolate will also be served.

MORE INFO: Call the Chamber of Commerce at 304-525-5131.

 

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December 5, 2016

Eastham Resigns as Fire Chief

Mayor Steve Williams announced Dec. 5, 2016, that Carl Eastham has resigned from his position as Huntington fire chief, effective Feb. 18, 2017.

“Carl Eastham has been a valuable asset during his time as fire chief,” Williams said. “He played an important role in the advancement of our Fire Department, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Williams will appoint Deputy Chief Jan Rader as interim fire chief.

“We have all the confidence that there will be no gap in the level of professional service provided by the men and women of the Huntington Fire Department,” Williams said.

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November 22, 2016

Public Works Completed 24 Sidewalk Repair Projects This Fall

The following is an update on the City of Huntington’s sidewalk repair pilot program:

The Public Works Department completed projects at 24 locations this fall. Combined, the projects amounted to 1,767 feet of new sidewalks. The pilot program will take a hiatus this winter and will resume next year.

With each sidewalk repair project, the Public Works Department entered into agreements with property owners whereby the property owners paid for the concrete and the city provided the labor and all of the other equipment needed for the repairs.

“It’s important to remember that this is a pilot program that we will learn from and make adjustments as needed,” Mayor Steve Williams said. “It’s a perfect example of the partnerships between my administration and City Council as well as the partnerships between City Hall and residents that are required to make these repairs.”

Mayor Williams proposed and Huntington City Council approved $100,000 in funding for the pilot program in this year’s budget. Similar to the city’s annual paving program, City Council members were asked to identify five locations in each of their districts where sidewalks needed to be replaced and submit them to the Public Works Department. The Public Works Department developed a priority list based on visual inspections.

The City of Huntington is no longer taking sidewalk repair requests for this fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2017. Property owners who would like to make arrangements with the city to repair their sidewalk for next fiscal year should contact the City Clerk’s Office at 304-696-5530.

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November 17, 2016

Festive Holiday Decorations Going Up in Downtown Huntington

Downtown Huntington will have a new, festive look for the holiday season.

Workers with the City of Huntington’s Public Works Department began installing Christmas decorations on 3rd and 4th avenues the week of . The decorations will appear on 3rd Avenue between 8th and 13th streets, on 4th Avenue between 8th Street and Hal Greer Boulevard and on welcome signs entering town on 5th Street Hill and on W.Va. 10.

Last year, the Huntington Municipal Development Authority (HMDA) approved the expenditure of $55,700 for new Christmas decorations, including a 22-foot-tall, artificial Christmas tree, wreaths, lighted snowflakes and a colorful assortment of giant ball ornaments that were placed on the traffic island on 13th Street between 3rd Avenue and Veterans Memorial Boulevard.

Earlier this year, HMDA approved a $41,000 expenditure to purchase 40 wreaths, 40 snowbursts, 80 red bows, 2 giant ornaments for the welcome signs, 6 large nutcrackers, 100 Christmas banners, a 4-foot addition to the city’s Christmas tree, storage carts and additional banner arms and hardware.

The funds to purchase the Christmas decorations do not come from the city’s general fund. HMDA donates the funds to purchase the decorations to Huntington in Bloom. The Foundation for the Tri-State Community, Inc., handles all of the funds for Huntington in Bloom.

In addition, the City of Huntington tree-lighting ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Plaza and will feature performances from the Cabell Midland High School Collegium Musicum. Mayor Steve Williams and First Lady Mary Poindexter Williams will light the 26-foot-tall artificial tree.

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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 5, 2016

2016 Holiday Garbage Schedule

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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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August 24, 2015

City Releases Fall 2015 Paving List

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August 24, 2015

District 2 Councilman Schedules Morning Meetings To Connect With Constituents

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August 20, 2015

Walk With the Mayor comes to Guyandotte on Aug. 25

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August 19, 2015

Partnership becoming model for reducing number of sexual assault kits

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August 19, 2015

Efforts Underway to Dispose of Dirty Syringes

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August 11, 2015

Water Quality Board aims to improve customer service

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August 7, 2015

Walk With the Mayor comes to Walnut Hills on Aug. 11

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August 5, 2015

Solutions to drug epidemic discussed among Huntington, Charleston officials

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August 5, 2015

Update on Revitalization Plan and America’s Best Communities Competition

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July 27, 2015

Encore performance of “Collis P.” to serve as fundraiser for city’s revitalization plan

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July 23, 2015

Citywide Street Sweeping Begins in Huntington

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July 16, 2015

Appalachia HIDTA provides funding for life-saving equipment, training

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July 13, 2015

Drug-Testing Kits to Provide Conversation Starters, Resources for Parents

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July 8, 2015

More Walks With The Mayor Scheduled This Summer

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July 8, 2015

Street Closures for WV HOG Rally

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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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June 10, 2015

HPD Reserve Unit seeking new recruits

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May 1, 2015

‘1100 BAM’ Offers Visioning Process for Downtown Huntington

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April 30, 2015

Second community conversation to focus on drug crimes, addiction, neighborhood safety

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April 29, 2015

Huntington named quarterfinalist in America’s Best Communities competition

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April 24, 2015

‘Walk With the Mayor’ Outreach Initiative Starts April 28

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April 15, 2015

Huntington in Bloom springs into action

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March 25, 2015

Downtown Live announces two exciting initiatives

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March 17, 2015

Mayor, UFI to host small business forum

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March 16, 2015

City officials announce action plan for drug epidemic

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March 12, 2015

Rik Edgar hired as new GM of Big Sandy Superstore Arena

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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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February 10, 2015

Williams named 2014 HPD Officer of the Year

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January 28, 2015

Henderson Named Municipal Court Judge

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January 14, 2015

New Exterior Home Preservation Program Offered

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January 13, 2015

Dogwood Arts and Crafts Festival accepting vendor applications

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January 13, 2015

City Council Leadership Selected for 2015

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January 13, 2015

Insco, Damron appointed to new positions

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January 8, 2015

Traffic crash reports now available online

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January 7, 2015

2015 Holiday Garbage Pickup Schedule

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