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.
Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall as a Category 3 or greater storm on Wednesday, October 10. Please PREPARE IMMEDIATELY!
Recently, the BHNA joined the Alliance of Tallahassee Neighborhoods (ATN). We did so to create a stronger voice for Betton Hills and other in-town neighborhoods for neighborhood enhancement and sound growth management.
My dog, Harper, has been concerned about the number of dogs on the loose recently in Betton Hills. He asked that I reprint an article he wrote for the Fall 2016 Betton Hills Newsletter. The article gives the "how-tos" for getting a pet's picture in the Betton Hills Facebook's Pets of Betton album. I agreed to do so, so here it is . . .
Have you been by the Plantation Cemetery on Betton Road to read the historical marker and walk the cemetery grounds? Well, now you should because you can actually see the marker information to read it. Find out more . . .
Join us at the McCollum Center at Lafayatte Park on Monday, August 20, at 6:30 to talk trees. Our tree canopy depends on you! Tallahassee Urban Forester Melinda Mohrman will be leading the session.
You may have noticed the bat house located in the field on the Armistead Rd. side of McCord Park. This structure, and the Little Library in the park, were constructed as part of James Ford’s Eagle Scout Project for Betton Hills in 2016. Guess what . . . it has bats!
The electrical power generation station being constructed on Medical Drive will be conducting some pre-operational systems checks. What does that mean for Betton Hills neighbors? Find out!
If you’ve been on Betton Road the last few weeks, you’ve noticed the orange barricades on the sidewalks . . . and backed up traffic on the road during off-peak daytime hours. The City of Tallahassee’s Underground Utilities and Public Infrastructure crews have been hard at work replacing cracked sidewalk sections and milling down uneven joints.
Last April, the BHNA sponsored a variety of events to reflect on living on our increasing threatened and fragile Earth . . . and to celebrate new Earth-friendly ways of living. The City of Tallahassee had encouraged neighborhoods to do these events rather than it conducting a city-wide event. Neighborhoods reported their activities to the City’s Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhoods Affairs Department. There would be a prize for the most impactful neighborhood effort. We won!