30 Years Ago

The following is from the December 1988 echo.  It’s interesting to see that many of the things covered in the article are still topics of discussion today, 30 years later.  Take the following quote for example: “…’What are we?’  Please, let’s define what we are so we can be that.  Again, it is the most difficult question we have: Are we a Resort, Country Club, Retirement Community, Subdivision, or etc.” 

1988 12 manager notes


It’s a Whole New Ball Game

Bent Tree Community Properties, Inc. (BTCPI) is the corporate entity established earlier this year to serve as the brokerage for Bent Tree Community Inc.’s (BTCI) plunge into the real estate business.

Those in attendance at yesterday’s BTCI Board meeting were given the opportunity to sit in on the first ever stockholder meeting of BTCPI.  BTCI is currently the sole stockholder (500 shares) of BTCPI stock. The initial/current board of BTCPI consists of the directors of the 2018 board of BTCI, so those directors were the ones participating in this first meeting.  Two actions were taken at the meeting.  The first was to approve the steps taken so far to set up the new corporation (Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, etc).  The second action set forth the structure of BTCPI’s Board beginning in 2019.  There will be seven directors:  The four officers of the 2019 BTCI Board will be members of the 2019 BTCPI Board (not necessarily as officers of BTCPI…but directors).  The chair of the 2019 Land Analysis and Development Committee and the chair of the 2019 Architectural Committee will also be directors.  The final director will be Gil Lewis, the broker.  His agreement includes the provision that he will be the Vice President of Bent Tree Community Properties, Inc.  It’s a whole new ball game, but with some of the same players.

Hunting for Quarry at the Quarry


1.  a place, typically a large, deep pit, from which stone or other materials are or have been extracted.
2.  game or prey; specifically: game hunted with hawks

The photos above and below were taken at the quarry on Sunday.  Both definitions of the word came to mind when the hawk turned to stare at me.

November 26, 2018 - Hawk at the Quarry in Bent Tree

November 26, 2018 – Hawk at the Quarry in Bent Tree

Board Meeting Tomorrow Morning (November 27 @ 9:00)

The agenda for Tuesday’s Board of Directors Meeting is available on the official Bent Tree website.  There are a lot of interesting items on the agenda, including some “Old Business” that I must’ve missed whenever it was first discussed as “New Business”.

Property owners may attend/observe Board meetings, but cannot participate in the discussions.  If a property owner wants to address the Board about something, whether or not it is on the agenda, they may sign up before the meeting to speak at Open Forum.  Click here for information on How Open Forums Work.