It is the mission of the Betton Hills Neighborhood Association (BHNA) to preserve the character of the existing neighborhood, protect its natural beauty, provide a forum for residents to express opinions and to develop and maintain relationships with local government so as to encourage sound planning and zoning and to improve public services, such as parks—Winthrop, McCord and Harriman—and infrastructure, drainage, transportation and public safety.
It is important to note that the BHNA is a neighborhood association and not a homeowner’s association. The “covenants and restrictions” established in the 1940’s by Guy Winthrop lapsed in the 1980’s. The BHNA does not engage in code enforcement but instead refers complaints to the City.
The work of the Association is done by the Board of Directors, a core group of volunteers. While conducting many on-going activities, we are always poised to gear up and deal with any issue that may suddenly threaten to impact the neighborhood. For example, in the fall of 2005, the City was in the process of revising its Sign Code. Board Members attended City Workshops and addressed the City Commission voicing our disapproval of the large advertising billboards at the intersection of Betton and Thomasville Roads, the entrance to our neighborhood. That December, the City put a cap on the number of these billboards that may exist around town then went on to design incentives for sign companies that may reduce the number of billboards in the future.