A New Look for the Spillway Bridge

Lake & Wildlife repainted the spillway walk bridge and added spindles.  The header photo above was taken on August 19. The photo below, taken August 14, shows the “before”.  If you crop that photo, it looks like the yellow vehicle is driving on the bridge (see second photo below and click it for larger image).  I may have too much time on my hands…

August 14, 2017 - spillway bridge

August 14, 2017 – spillway bridge

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click photo for larger image



Board Meeting Today (9:00 a.m. at Club Tamarack)

There is no old business on the agenda.  There are three items under New Business:

  • Increase boat racks
  • Sale of a small piece of common property adjacent to a villa
  • Lake & Wildlife calendar

Property owners may attend board meetings but, unlike work sessions, they cannot participate in the discussion.  There is an Open Forum before the meeting, which gives property owners the chance to address the board with any comments or concerns.  Click here for information on  “How Open Forums Work”.

Golfer’s Getaway

The 3 bedroom, 2½ bath home at 1643 Crippled Oak Trail hit the market a few days ago with an asking price of $189,000.  The home overlooks hole 13 of the Bent Tree Golf Club, and would make a great week-ender home for golfers.  Click here to link to the listing information.  1643 Crippled Oak Trail in Bent Tree (listing photo)

1643 Crippled Oak Trail in Bent Tree (listing photo)

Bent Tree and Big Canoe

Bent Tree and Big Canoe are both beautiful, unique communities.  Many potential buyers look at both and discover which one feels right for them.  Big Canoe is more refined and manicured; Bent Tree is more laid-back and rustic.

The following is a brief comparison of some key aspects of both communities (click image below to zoom or click here for pdf).  If anyone sees something that needs to be corrected on the comparison, you can email admin@benttreevoice.com with the information and I will get it updated. Both communities offer much more than what is shown below (i.e. hiking trails, playgrounds, bocce courts, numerous organized clubs and activities).

Click image to zoom

Click image to zoom

Now Blooming in Bent Tree

Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), also known as spotted touch-me-not, is a magnet for hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees.  The bushy annuals shine like jewels when covered with the morning dew, especially when the sun hits them.  The juice from the stems is said to help treat poison ivy rashes.

August 13, 2017 - Jewelweed in Bent Tree

August 13, 2017 – Morning dew on Jewelweed in Bent Tree (click photo to zoom)


Board Work Session Tomorrow Morning (9:00 at Club Tamarack)

Click here for information on How Work Session Work.  The Topics for Discussion are:

  • Announce time and place of annual membership meeting
  • Dog Report
  • Increase boat racks at marina
  • Sale of +/- 625 square feet of common property adjacent to a villa
  • Club Tamarack update
  • 2020 Plan Updating

These topics are posted on the official Bent Tree website.  The link can be found under Upcoming Events and Announcements / Management News.