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Proposed Parking Garage in Midtown? No.

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The BHNA board researched the proposed Midtown Garage, found it lacking in a number of aspects, and voted to oppose its construction.  We support reconvening the Midtown Working Group to come up with a data-based consensus approach solution to Midtown parking and other pertinent issues.  As a general rule the board supports urban infill, but in this instance the proposed garage is the wrong project in the wrong place and at the wrong price.

A number of Betton Hills residents have asked how they can help to prevent the Midtown Garage proposal from going forward.  Find out more about the garage and how to help in this article.

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Arbor Day: Productive and Restorative!

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It was a cloudy but warming morning for Arbor Day at McCord Park this year. Nearly 25 volunteers turned out to plant native trees, remove invasive plants, care for past plantings and maintain nest boxes. We gathered at 9:00 AM, getting fired up with hot coffee, hot chocolate, delicious pastries and bagels.

We got a lot done in two hours!  This year we benefited tremendously from volunteer efforts of five professional arborists, one arborist in training (the owner’s 7 year old son who worked as hard as the adults), and one administrator from Arbor Pros.

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Making Betton Road More Neighborhood-Friendly

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Recently, safety concerns for drivers, walkers, and bicyclists using Betton Road and other neighborhood streets have been raised more vigorously by Betton residents.  I want you to know that the BHNA hears you . . . and has been working with the city for improvements, first to Betton Road.

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Join Us For Arbor Day!

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BHNA will be celebrating Arbor Day this Saturday, February 2nd from 9am – 11am at McCord Park.  Walk, bike, or drive to the Armistead Road parking area and look for the refreshment table.

We have a lot to do in two hours so please join us and bring your friends!

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Let's Ride to Cascades Park!

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On Sunday, November 18, at noon, neighbors (of all ages) will meet near the tennis courts in Winthrop Park for a short ride to Cascades Park.  We will ride our way through adjacent neighborhoods to Franklin Street and Cascades Park. 

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Fall Fest Food Truck Menus

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Misery loves company!  Come to the BHNA Fall Fest to get life back into perspective with some great food , happy music, and good company.

Here are the menus for the Food Trucks.

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Opportunity to Donate to Hurricane Devastated Communities

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Children’s Communication Center (CCC) led by Lori Grayson, Betton Hills resident, is proud to announce their #LittleOnesRock #BeStrong campaign. This is an extension of the #LittleOnesRock #BeRocks and Little Free Library (LFL) efforts which will now focus on supporting our neighboring communities affected by Hurricane Michael.

The primary request is for books.  However, personal hygiene items, and other daily essentials will be accepted at the BHNA Fall Festival.  This article presents things to contribute.

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Hurricane Michael: Calm Before the Storm

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Dear Betton Neighbors,

On behalf of our Betton Hills PREP coordinators Margie and Mario and all of our wonderful Prep Block/Street Leaders we hope that you are prepared and ready for Hurricane Michael. We request that you help us by assisting ANYONE with special needs in your area. Just as important as being prepared before the storm we all need to be equally prepared for multiple days after the storm.

Those of you who live on streets that have a PREP leader please contact them for information on what assets (chainsaws, grilles, tools, etc.) are available on your block/street. If you wish to be a PREP Block/Street leader, now is the time to sign up as our goal is to have a PREP Leader on every block/street in Betton. Remember we still have almost 2 months before hurricane season is over.  

Here’s a good list of actions to take before and after the storm.

Also, see the following for important information on Sandbags, Shelters and Comfort Stations locations.

Let’s hope Michael will lose all of its punch before it makes landfall and everyone’s electric power will remain on.

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