Thursday, August 27, 2015

Huntsville firefighters want equal pay as Huntsville police

Huntsville firefighters want equal pay as Huntsville police

Article Title: Huntsville firefighters want equal pay as Huntsville police


Article Snip: "..."When a firefighter is hired he or she receives $12.51 per hour,” Huntsville Firefighter Association President Stephen Jones said. “When a police officer is hired he or she receives $18.54 per hour." Mayor Tommy Battle said it's not that simple..."


Article Source: www.waff.com
Huntsville Fire & Rescue, Firefighter Pay (Huntsville Fire & Rescue), 'for-profit space explorers', Mayor Tommy Battle,

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

TIF District 6 Approved

Article Title: Huntsville & partners approve new TIF district for development of Greenbrier area near Polaris


Article Snip: "...TIF stands for “tax increment financing,” and it works like this: The city wants to make improvements out in this area by the new Polaris plant. They can’t afford the upwards-of-fifty-million up front, so they issue bonds, basically borrowing money. All new property tax revenue inside the TIF district — from new development in the area — goes to paying that money back..."


Article Source: whnt.com
tax increment financing, TIF District 6,

13% Pay Raises? Hopefully Our Fire and Police Are Being Treated As Well

Article Title: See which Huntsville city government leaders are getting a 13 percent pay raise


Article Snip: "...Those jobs are all classified at Grade 23 – the top of the city government pay scale, with a previous salary range of $87,318 to $140,691. Effective Sept. 1, the new salary range will be $98,669 to $158,981 – an increase of 13 percent. Mayor Tommy Battle recommended the salary hikes..."


Article Source: www.al.com
city administrator; city attorney; urban development director; city clerk-treasurer; finance director; presiding municipal court judge; municipal court judge; Grade 23 (the top of the city government pay scale - Year 2015 Reference)

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Huntsville hopes to create 7,100-acre taxing district in Limestone County

Article Title: Huntsville hopes to create 7,100-acre taxing district in Limestone County


Article Snip: "...“This is almost economic development in its purest form,” Yarbrough said. “Property taxes that are being paid right now to the county and school system will continue to be paid to the county and school system. Industry will be paying for its own infrastructure improvements.”..."


Article Source: www.decaturdaily.com
economic development,