Evening meeting. Huge crowd. Standing room only.
Following is a brief recap of items that were approved at Tuesday’s (November 27) Board of Directors Meeting:
NOTE: Due to a “lack of consensus”, the Board did not put the proposed improved property owner USER FEE to a vote. This particular issue has been tabled for now.
GENERAL PET POLICY – APPROVED
LAKE & WILDLIFE PROJECT REQUESTS (to be funded by L&W at no cost to BTCI):
NEW MEMBERS FOR TENNIS, GOLF & GREENS, COMMUNICATIONS, LAKE & WILDLIFE COMMITTEES – ALL APPROVED
TWO COLOR ADDITIONS FOR EXTERIOR PAINT CHOICES – APPROVED
2013 BUDGET AND FEE SCHEDULE – APPROVED (an additional golf membership category was added before the vote)
The Bent Tree Board of Directors Work Session is scheduled for Tuesday, November 20 at 9:00 (Club Tamarack Rec Room). Property owners may participate in work session discussions, when recognized by the Chair. Topics for discussion are:
NOTE: The 2013 PROPOSED Budget and the 2013 PROPOSED Fee Schedule are available on the official Bent Tree website. The BOD has been leaning towards a $150 general user fee to be accessed from all improved property owners. This fee is not reflected on the draft fee schedule. There is also a new water billing fee that is not shown. Follow these steps to access the files:
***UPDATE – the link to the proposed 2013 budget is now obsolete and unavailable***
The three candidates supported by the Lake & Wildlife Old Guard* won the seats for the Bent Tree Board of Directors. Meanwhile, the collected assessment rate at the end of August was 83.7%. Our current Board of Directors set this year’s budget assuming a 86% collection rate (even though the 2011 collection rate was only 84.3%). Here’s hoping the final quarter of 2012 brings in a lot of past-due collections.
*Note – This is not my wording. The term is straight from one of “The Old Guard” himself.
From the October 2012 Bent Tree newsletter: “If you have allowed your improved property to become overgrown with weeds, you will be receiving the letter below.”
Definition of weed (top of search list when googled): A wild plant growing where it is not wanted and in competition with cultivated plants.
From a 1970’s brochure marketing Bent Tree:
To be counted, ballots for the Bent Tree Board of Directors election must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2012, at P.O. Box 1148 Jasper, GA 30143.