An Interesting Poll

A Bent Tree homeowner has posted a poll on NextDoor to gauge interest in a subject the Board is considering…changing the time of Board Work Sessions to accommodate the schedules of those that work during the day.

If you’re interested in talking the poll, visit the Bent Tree NextDoor page (resident login required).  The following is a screen shot of the options given in the informal poll:

2018 0918 poll

Note – the poll is unofficial, but is a good start


The First Topic for Discussion

The first Topic for Discussion for tomorrow morning’s Board Work Session is “BOARD MEETING DATE AND TIME CHANGE TO POSSIBLE NIGHT OR WEEKEND”.

To the best of my knowledge, the last time anything similar was officially brought up (about possible meeting time changes) was over 3½ years ago, on January 27, 2015.  At that time, a newly elected board member made a motion that the scheduled time for three monthly work sessions be changed from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to give those that worked during the day the opportunity to attend.

The motion for the evening work sessions seemed to make sense.  Property owners can participate in the topic discussions at work sessions, but not at the regular board meetings.  Also, it was noted that staff would not necessarily need to attend the evening work sessions (as opposed to regular Board meetings where they give reports), so employee attendance would not be an issue.

Excerpt from the January 27, 2015 Board meeting minutes

Excerpt from the January 27, 2015 Board meeting minutes

The motion was seconded, but defeated by a vote with 2 in favor, 6 opposed.  The newly elected board member that made the motion resigned shortly thereafter, for reasons unknown to me.

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976 Fairway Drive in Bent Tree (listing photo) - click photo to link to virtual tour

976 Fairway Drive in Bent Tree (listing photo) – click photo to link to virtual tour

Budget Open Forums (next month) and Board Work Session (next Tuesday)

If you are a Bent Tree property owner, make sure you are signed up on the member part of the official Bent Tree website. If you are signed up, you will receive the weekly “Bent Tree Friday News” email. This email bulletin gives information about social activities coming up, as well as important administrative and Board information. Yesterday’s email included links to the Topics for Discussion for Tuesday’s Work Session and information about the Budget Planning schedule. It seems the Board is listening to those who would like to see some evening and/or weekend meetings. There are two opportunities next month to participate in Budget Open Forums, one of  which will be held in the evening. At Tuesday’s Work Session, the Board will discuss the possibility of having some evening or weekend Board meetings.
BTCI Budget Planning Calendar

2018 0918 work session topics

Partly Rainy, Partly Sunny


I was at the spillway on Sunday, when the bottom fell out of the sky.  It started pouring rain (photo above) so I headed out.  When I got to the dam, I could see it was still raining hard on the spillway side of the lake, but it was dry and sunny on the other side.  It was really beautiful (the picture below doesn’t do it justice).

September 9, 2018 - Lake Tamarack as seen from the dam

September 9, 2018 – Lake Tamarack as seen from the dam