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Huntsville’s Town Hall was officially open to the public in 1926 as a beacon for residents and visitors conducting municipal business. As the years have progressed and the surrounding area has increased through population growth there has been continual advancement in building science and requirements. Council has directed staff to review the existing infrastructure and how it relates to accessibility, structural adequacy, capital investments and other uses of the building. The following survey has been created for residents and visitors to obtain an understanding of the uses now and for the future of the building.

Note: Please feel free to ask questions on our Q&A section - questions are reviewed by the Town Hall Working Group on a monthly basis.

Huntsville’s Town Hall was officially open to the public in 1926 as a beacon for residents and visitors conducting municipal business. As the years have progressed and the surrounding area has increased through population growth there has been continual advancement in building science and requirements. Council has directed staff to review the existing infrastructure and how it relates to accessibility, structural adequacy, capital investments and other uses of the building. The following survey has been created for residents and visitors to obtain an understanding of the uses now and for the future of the building.

Note: Please feel free to ask questions on our Q&A section - questions are reviewed by the Town Hall Working Group on a monthly basis.

Please ask questions or address concerns here. These are reviewed by the Town Hall Working Group on a monthly basis.

Q&A

  • Does the Town realize that this survey is very leading? It is clear that what the answers the Town wishes to get. No option is provided for chosing the status quo or less....but clearly council is looking for a survey that ok's major expenditures.This survey would not pass mustard in any Psych 101 or Soc101 course. Was it designed that way (and who designed this survey)?

    WHILLAP asked about 1 month ago

    Thanks for taking the time to review the survey. The goal of this survey was to better understand the needs of user groups towards this building and to further understand if there are any barriers that the current building may impose on them.  We hope you'll take the time to complete the survey, if you haven't already. If you have additional comments about the future of Town Hall that are not covered by the survey, we suggest that you forwarded them on to the listed contact and we would be happy to include your comments with the survey results.

  • As for the assertion that the building is too small for current municipal government needs, could certain departments not be located elsewhere? I would imagine that most people who contact Public Works, for example, do so by phone or email, not in person, so it wouldn't matter if every department wasn't under that one roof.

    Ruby asked about 1 month ago

    We appreciate your suggestion in relation to space and invite you to take the survey. Information provided through the survey will help Council accurately understand what departments are being used within the current building as well if there is a possibility to move departments to better location without effecting the public interest.

  • Before you make a decision, will you make the cost estimates of each option available to the public (i.e. cost of renovations required versus cost of new build)?

    Ruby asked about 1 month ago

    Hi Ruby, Thank you for your inquiry. It is currently the focus of the committee to gain an understanding of how the public uses the building and how that may impact its location. Once Council has reviewed the findings of the survey, additional pubic processes will be engaged where the items you have requested will be determined and made public.