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Food Truck Survey Says . . . . !

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We didn’t need a survey to find out that the Food Truck Night at McCord Park in April was a big success.  However, we did want to find out more from neighbors to plan for future food truck nights.  The results are in.  Check them out!

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For Some Summertime Fun . . .

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When I was a young whippersnapper, a favorite summer activity was getting with a few buddies, digging up some worms, making off with a few slices of Wonder bread from our moms, and heading for our town’s City Park lily pond to do some fishing.  We’d mainly catch bluegills, but also, occasionally, the dreaded catfish or the prized bass.  It was pretty much a catch and release operation, but a lot of fun seeing who could catch the most fish, or the biggest, or teasing the chump who let a big one get away.

With summer coming on, the BHNA is doing its part to continue these summer traditions and boost the health of our neighborhood ponds.

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BHNA Voices Support for Neighborhood Character

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The Question

What is the effect of scrunching eight tall, skinny houses where two, small single-story bungalows stand?  Recently, the BHNA joined with Levy Park and a number of other in-town neighborhoods to claim that the effect is a significant detriment to neighborhood character and vibrancy.

The question came up in a variance request to reduce the required distance between the proposed houses on Green St. in Levy Park neighborhood.  The Board of Adjustments and Appeals denied the request following a well-structured presentation on neighborhood impacts by concerned residents.  Also, the applicants did not convince the board of any inherent evidence of practical difficulties or financial hardships that necessitated the variance.

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Sandbag Locations Open Friday

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The City of Tallahassee is closely monitoring the changing weather conditions in the Gulf of Mexico.  The largest threat to our area is heavy rainfall, which could cause localized flooding. To assist citizens with preparing for heavy rainfall and potential flooding, the following Betton Hills sandbag location will be open on Friday, May 25:

  • Winthrop Park 1601 Mitchell Avenue

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Nudge Your Neighbors on Over!

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When: Your choice from March to June

For $50 reimbursement from BHNA, tell us how many people attended, send us a picture from your party, and include your name and address. Email to: lynn1210@comcast.net.

We’ll send you the check.

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Earth Nudge!

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Over the next two weeks, Betton Hills Neighborhood Association is celebrating Earth Day (which is April 22nd).  We’ve organized various activities to focus on sustainability here in Betton Hills.  Please come out and join us!  Learn, share, and celebrate what we can do to live more harmoniously with the earth and our neighbors.

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NUDGE ON IN FOR FOOD TRUCK NIGHT!

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Get hungry and come celebrate Springtime with your Betton Hills neighbors at our 1st Food Truck Night on Tuesday, April 17, 6-8:30pm!  It will be held at the north end of McCord Park, at the Armistead Road/Armstrong Road entrance. 

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PREP: PLAN FOR READINESS & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

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Looking for some good neighbors who will help Betton Hills prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms!  

We hope you will join us on TUESDAY, APRIL 10 as we continue to implement the PREP program in Betton Hills.  We will meet at Willis Dairy Barn (1609 Centerville Road).  Refreshments will be served.

At 6:30-7:30pm we will present PREP to neighbors who are new to this program. 

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