Wishing All the Best to Ricky

Bent Tree’s Utility Director is retiring after working many, many years in the community.  He means a lot to the people here in Bent Tree, and I wish him all the best in his retirement.  There is a good article about Ricky in this month’s echo newsletter, so be sure to read it (if you haven’t already).

All Bent Tree residents and property owners are invited to a reception for Ricky, this afternoon (April 24th) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Club Tamarack Rec Room.

 

 

 

“Meticulously Handcrafted by a retired Disney World Architect”

432 Little Pine Mountain Road (aka The Castle) hit the market with an asking price of $450,000.  Click here to link to the listing information for the 4 bed, 2.5 bath home.

432 Little Pine Mtn Rd in Bent Tree (agent's listing photo)

432 Little Pine Mountain Rd in Bent Tree (agent’s listing photo)

Good Friday

It’s hard to believe that a decade has passed since an EF1 tornado swept through Bent Tree on Good Friday in 2009 (April 10, 2009).  Countless trees were toppled, some houses were damaged, but thankfully no one was hurt.

The weather forecast for today and tomorrow includes a good bit of rain, but Easter Sunday should bring plenty of sunshine.

April 17, 2019 - Butterfly on wild azalea in Bent Tree

April 17, 2019 – Butterfly on wild azalea in Bent Tree

 

The 2014 CC&R “Special Assessments” Amendment

After the flood(s) of 2013, a recommendation for a CC&R amendment, creating a mechanism for special assessments, went out for a property owner vote.  CC&R amendments require that at least 33% of eligible property owners cast a ballot, and at least two-thirds of those ballots cast must vote “I approve” in order for the amendment to pass.  The reported results were that 865 total ballots were returned, with 597 “I approve” votes cast (580 votes were required for the amendment to pass).

The following summary was provided to the community before the 2014 vote:

2014 special

Perfect Spring Day

April 16, 2019 - Turtles in Bent Tree

April 16, 2019 – Turtles in Bent Tree

The weather in Bent Tree was fantastic yesterday…blue skies and warm temperatures, and the turtles were sunning themselves on Turtle Log in Lake Tamarack.

April 16, 2019 - Clear blue sky in Bent Tree

April 16, 2019 – Clear blue sky in Bent Tree

“REAL ESTATE AGENTS GATE PROCEDURES”

“REAL ESTATE AGENTS GATE PROCEDURES” is the first topic for discussion at this evening’s Board Work Session (Club Tamarack Rec Room, 7:00 p.m.).

The BTCI Rules and Regs state the following on this subject:

BTCI Rules and Regs, page 12

BTCI Rules and Regs, page 12

This rule has been around for many years.  It shares some similarities with a rule concerning guests (including family and friends) of residents and property owners.  Prospective purchasers shall be accompanied at all times by a real estate salesperson, and guests are supposed to be accompanied at all times by a property owners when using common properties.

BTCI Rules and Regs, page 19

BTCI Rules and Regs, page 19