Rules of the Road

The vast majority of safety issues on Bent Tree roads would be eliminated if everyone followed these simple common sense rules (from page 5 of the 2018 Bent Tree Community Directory):

from the Bent Tree 2018 Community Directory, page 5

from the Bent Tree 2018 Community Directory, page 5

Walking the Line

I’ve heard that if you find a turtle crossing the road, you can move it across, making sure to keep it heading in the same direction it was going.  So, what do you do if you find a turtle walking down the road, not across?  There was only a small strip of shoulder before a steep drop off, so putting it on the shoulder there didn’t seem like a good idea.  Leaving it walking on the road didn’t seem like it would have a good outcome, either.  So, my passenger picked it up and we gave it a short golf cart ride until there was a nice wide shoulder to put the turtle on.  I have no idea if that helped or hindered the turtle, but it seemed the best option.

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Official Documents Now Available

Many thanks to Bent Tree’s Controller for getting official documents uploaded to the Members section of the “new” BTCI website, including approved budget reports and approved Board meeting minutes.  Her time/effort in getting this accomplished is much appreciated by many property owners.

Follow these steps to find the information:

  • Login to the Members section of bent-tree.com.
  • From the left column of the Members Home Page, click on “Management”.
  • From the Management Page, click on the picture of the 2018 Board of Directors.
  • Scroll down the 2018 Board of Directors Page until you see “Official Documents” on the right side of the page.
  • Click on the document category that you want, and you will see the available documents under that category.

 

Board Work Session Tomorrow (9:00 a.m. Club Tamarack Rec Room)

Click here for information on how Work Session work.

The “Topics for Discussion” are:

  • LOW SPEED UTILITY VEHICLE (LSUV)/GOLF CART/MOTORIZED VEHICLE OPERATIONS (LSUV)
  • PERFORMANCE BOND REQUIRED FOR BUILDING – TO REPLACE CURRENT $25,000 ESCROW
  • SPILLWAY RULES & REGULATIONS DURING YOUTH FEST WEEK POTENTIAL MOTION – Motion that all dogs must be on leash when at the spillway between the hours of 8am and 12 noon on July 2, July 3 and July 5, 2018 to protect Youth Fest children on trail rides.
  • BENT TREE LAKE & WILDLIFE – FUNDING OF PROJECTS AND BEAUTIFICATION OF THE ADMIN BLDG AREA
  • MOTION TO REMOVE ENTIRELY SECTION 8 OF ITEM V (VETTED BUILDERS) BE SUBMITTED TO PROPERTY OWNERS FOR A VOTE
  • STABLE & EQUESTRIAN BARN RULES
  • RECYCLE COMMITTEE UPDATE
  • BOARD AND RESIDENT COMMITTEE TO REVIEW CC&R’s TO RECOMMEND REMOVAL OF OUTDATED LANGUAGE
  • VAPING POTENTIAL MOTION – Motion that the SMOKING/NON SMOKING rule in the Bent Tree Rules and Regulations which currently reads:
    • “There shall be no smoking inside any enclosed area of Bent Tree including the screened porch at the 19th Hole.”  Be amended to read as follows:
    • “There shall be no smoking, including vaping and e-cigarettes inside any enclosed area of Bent Tree and the attached porch of the Tavern at the 19th Hole.”
  • PAVING UPDATE
  • MOTION TO ADD [_________] TO THE STABLES COMMITTEE

 

“…overlooking the pond of the 11th fairway…”

2185 Crippled Oak Trail in Bent Tree hit the market with an asking price of $314,900.  Click here to link to the listing for the 4 bed, 3 bath home.  Click the listing photo below to link to a virtual tour.

2185 Crippled Oak Trail in Bent Tree (listing photo)

2185 Crippled Oak Trail in Bent Tree (listing photo)

It’s Molting Time

Canada geese go through a molting process this time of year, during which time they are “land-bound” and unable to fly.

“Each summer, in late June and early July, geese go through a molting process during which they lose their flight feathers and are in the process of growing new ones,” says WRD State Waterfowl Biologist Greg Balkcom. “We find that it is typically this time of year, when the geese are ‘land-bound’ that the most complaints about goose feces and feathers are reported.” - Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. (2018 June). Help for Landowners: Don’t Get Frustrated With Flightless Geese (click here for article).

June 14, 2018 - Canada goose and goslings in Bent Tree

June 14, 2018 – Canada goose and goslings in Bent Tree

Two Bees and a Spider

I was taking a picture of the bee on the flower when another bee buzzed in.  I didn’t know the spider was there until I looked at the pictures on my computer.

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May 18, 2018 - Bees and a spider on ragwort bloom

May 18, 2018 – Bees and a spider on ragwort bloom (click image to zoom)