Board of Directors Meeting Tomorrow Morning

The BTCI Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday (8/27/19) at 9:00 a.m. in the Club Tamarack Rec Room.  The seven page agenda is available on the official Bent Tree website.  The broker for Bent Tree Realty will give an update to the BTCI Board at the meeting.  October 1st will mark the one-year anniversary of the “soft opening” of Bent Tree Realty.

 

 

 

“This home sits on a point on Lake Tamarack w/ panoramic lake views from every window!”

Click here to link to the listing information for 66 Tamarack Point in Bent Tree.  The asking price for the lake home, known as “Serendipity”, is $849,900.

AGENT'S LISTING PHOTO for 66 Tamarack Point in Bent Tree

AGENT’S LISTING PHOTO for 66 Tamarack Point in Bent Tree

Red and Green

Last Sunday, I was snapping photos of some red cardinal flowers along the edge of Lake Tamarack and finally realized that there was a little green heron in the middle (see second photo below for closeup).

August 18, 2019 - Cardinal flowers (and a green heron) along Lake Tamarack in Bent Tree

August 18, 2019 – Cardinal flowers (and a green heron) along Lake Tamarack in Bent Tree

August 18, 2019 - closeup of the green heron

August 18, 2019 – closeup of the green heron

Passionflower Pollination

This passionflower vine (Maypop) in Bent Tree was full of flowers, pollen, buzzing bees, and fruit (second photo below). I’ve posted Bent Tree passionflower photos almost every year.  Click here for a post from two years ago that might bring back some childhood memories.

August 21, 2019 - Passionflower and bees in Bent Tree

August 21, 2019 – Passionflower and bees in Bent Tree

August 21, 2019 - Passionflower (maypop) fruit in Bent Tree - it "may pop" if you step on it

August 21, 2019 – Passionflower (Maypop) fruit in Bent Tree – it “may pop” if you step on it

Just Pondering…

Regarding the BTCI Board Code of Ethics…I wonder why section 6 doesn’t just say “No Board member will willingly misrepresent facts to the residents of the community.” …period.

As a board candidate, I read and signed the Code of Ethics back in June. This is just my opinion, but the rest of the sentence, after “residents of the community”, seems like an unnecessary complication.

code of ethics 6

Excerpt from Board Code of Ethics

 

It’s Algae Slurping Time Again

August 18, 2019 - Goldfinch in Bent Tree

August 18, 2019 – Goldfinch in Bent Tree

This time of year, you can often see goldfinches eating the algae in the spillway, slurping it up like spaghetti noodles.  The photos above and below were taken Sunday morning, but click here for a post from 2014 that captured the action better.

August 18, 2019 - Goldfinch slurping algae in Bent Tree

August 18, 2019 – Goldfinch slurping algae in Bent Tree

Board Work Session Tonight at 7:00 (Club Tamarack Rec Room)

Click here for an earlier post that includes the topics to be discussed.  One topic concerns the AGUF.  Some background information about this was included in the June Work Session info and it should be helpful, especially to those planning to attend the Work Session.  To find the info, follow these steps (note – these steps follow how it appears on my laptop; things may be a little different on other devices):

  • Go to the Members Home Page on the official Bent Tree website (login required)
  • From the menu on the left side of that page, choose “Governance” and a small pop-up menu should appear.
  • From that pop-up menu choose “Board of Directors”.  That will take you to the 2019 Board of Directors page.
  • There should be a list of “Official Documents” that appears on the right side of that page.
  • Click on “Board Meeting Agenda” from that list.
  • The Board Meeting Agenda page should appear with a list of documents.
  • Choose “BOD Work Session Agenda 6-18-19″ (third one down in the list).
  • Open the pdf and read pages 3 and 4.

 

Pumpkin Patch

cropped-2019-0818-pumpkins-on-vine-header.jpg

This pumpkin vine is growing on Bent Tree common property.  I’ve been checking on it, from time to time, over the summer and it finally has some good-sized pumpkins.  But, no picking them…that would be a rules violation subject to a fine.

August 18, 2019 - Pumpkin growing in Bent Tree

August 18, 2019 – Pumpkin growing in Bent Tree

Evening Board Work Session Tuesday 8/20/19 @ 7:00 p.m.

August 11, 2019 - in Bent Tree

August 11, 2019 – in Bent Tree

Topics for Discussion :
2019 0820 work session topics
IMPORTANT NOTE  – Topics are discussed at Work Sessions, but no motions or Board votes take place at Work Sessions.  Any related motions/votes would happen at a future Meeting of the Board of Directors.

The Bent Tree Board will hold their August work session in the evening to better accommodate BTCI members who work during the day.  The session is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Club Tamarack Recreation Room (downstairs).  If you are a BTCI member and want to address something other than the listed topics, you can sign up to speak at Open Forum.  Open Forum is held immediately before the work session begins, so get there in time to sign up to speak.  There will be a sign up sheet on the podium.  Click here for information on “How Work Sessions Work” and click here for information on “How Open Forums Work”.