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5G Utility Poles Coming to Betton Hills

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In 2017, the state legislature passed a law transferring regulation of placement of wireless utility poles in a street’s right of way from local to the state control.  Governor Rick Scott signed the legislation.  You can read the law here. Poles are coming to Betton Hills to enable the 5G technology.

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BHNA Community Policy

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As a result of recent media coverage regarding expired restrictive covenants in portions of our neighborhood, the BHNA Board of Directors wishes to formally restate its long standing commitment to create a welcoming community for ALL.

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Why Words Matter

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Recently, a prospective Betton Hills homebuyer became extremely upset about language in the original restrictive covenants for a subdivision in Betton Hills.  So upset, she was put into a quandary concerning whether to go forward with the home purchase.

To see the July 1, 2019 Tallahassee Democrat article on this issue, click here.

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Thomasville Road: Make It Enjoyable!

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Interest in walking and biking in Betton Hills and all of Tallahassee is on the upswing.  Cascades Park and Franklin Boulevard are just two incredible examples of how walking and biking improvements enhance Tallahassee’s beauty and our quality of life.  The Betton Hills Neighborhood Association board has already shared with you our efforts with the city to improve Betton Road for walkers and bicyclists.  Read on to see how we can improve Thomasville Road from Betton to Midtown.

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Lineman, Spare That Tree?

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I don’t know anyone who is thrilled to be without electrical power.  Then again, many residents enjoy their street trees and don’t want to see them diminished or damaged.  Betton Hills will soon experience the first cycle of the city’s enhanced tree trimming above power lines.  And, while it is a false choice to say it either has to be power or trees, choosing how to blend the two may take some careful thought.  This article describes the trimming program and options you have as a resident.  It gives you guidance on how to choose the line clearing strategy that’s best by you.

It’s a personal choice to support the enhanced trimming or not on your property.  The Betton Hills Neighborhood Association, while favoring a healthy urban forest, encourages you to make an informed choice.

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Be Hurricane-Ready!

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Are you new to Tallahassee and have not experienced a strong summer thunderstorm or hurricane?  Or, have you been here for some time and survived Hermine and Michael and feel it may be time to be more prepared for the next storm?  Either way, the City of Tallahassee is there to help as we begin our next storm season.  Get the details below . . . and get hurricane-ready!

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Get Your TPD!

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The Tallahassee Police Department is pleased to announce the first Family Citizens' Police Academy (CPA) for 2019.  This CPA class will be for youth and their parents or guardians.  The academy will begin March 26, 2019 and run for 9 consecutive weeks, culminating with a graduation on May 21, 2019.

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Bring Sense to Midtown!

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City Commission Vote on Midtown Garage
This Wednesday, February 20, City Hall at 4:00


City planners are still asking to build a big parking garage in Midtown.  It will be up for a City Commission vote this week.  Planners are recommending:

  • Negotiating for a $24-$30 million, 5-story, 550-car garage at Thomasville/Monroe Point that is not financially viable now; if talks are not successful, re-negotiating for the original $14 million, 5-story, 331-car garage at Thomasville and 5th Avenue
  • In addition, identifying and negotiating for other properties along Monroe for more parking garages
  • Hiring an outside parking expert

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