The 2011 proposed change to the Bent Tree Drive / Cove Road sign

Click here and here for related earlier posts from March of this year.

A member of the Amenities Promotion Committee created the photoshopped image shown below, to give the 2011 Board of Directors an example of the committee’s proposed change. The purpose of a sign is to communicate a message.  Determining that message is a critical step in effective sign design.

Example of the addition to the sign as proposed to the Board in 2011

Example of the addition to the sign as proposed to the Board in 2011

SOLD – Double Buildable Lot

The “Double wooded lot, over an acre, level lot, easy build” piece of property closed earlier this month for $20,000.  Click here for a 2014 post that includes a video that starts right by the lot.

Nice wooded, buildable lot that sold this month

Nice wooded, buildable lot that sold this month

Another Completed Flip

The renovated cedar home mentioned three weeks ago closed on April 22nd for $315,000.  Just fifteen months earlier, the flippers (an LLC) had purchased the home for $142,555 (HUD foreclosure sale) and proceeded to do major renovations. See the photos below for before and after photos of front of the house.  Click here for a previous post on an earlier flip in Bent Tree.

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Lake & Wildlife Meeting Tomorrow Morning (9:30 at Club Tamarack)

The scheduled guest speakers are Doug Byrd (BTCI’s General Manager) and Steve Smith (BTCI’s Public Safety Director). The meeting is open to all Bent Tree property owners. Update – The speakers were Doug Byrd and Steve Atkins (BTCI’s Fire Chief).

 

 

 

Not Necessarily

Click here for a related previous post from last week. The second sentence of the November GM Report states “The majority of residents voted to increase our assessments for improved lots and reduce our assessments for unimproved lots.”

That statement is not necessarily true. A more accurate statement might be “The majority of property owners who actually voted, were in favor of the CC&R amendment regarding the restructuring of assessments.

There were 625 votes cast in favor of the amendment. The General Manager used the word residents. Since the returned ballots were not tallied by whether they were from improved or unimproved property owners, there is no way (at this time) to know how the majority of residents voted. Someone could probably go through the returned ballots and figure out the breakdown; it would just take some time. It could be that the unimproved lot owners pushed the amendment through. Each and every unimproved lot owner will save at least $110 in assessments next year. If they own a combined lot, the savings will be much greater. For example, an unimproved three-lot combination will save $720 in assessments next year.

Also, the “voted to increase our assessments for improved lots” wording is not accurate. As previously noted, some improved properties will enjoy decreased assessments.

 

 

Beaver Trap

Speaking of beavers…

Earlier this year, a beaver trap was set along the edge of Lake Tamarack. The first picture below shows a beaver lodge along the water’s edge. There are some sticks sticking straight up out of the water (see second photo below for closeup). These sticks are part of the trap setup. “It is unlawful to trap any wildlife upon the lands or in the waters of any other person except with written consent of the owner, which must be on the person setting or using the traps. Traps must be tended at least once each 24-hour period. Traps and snares must be labeled with the owner’s name or owner’s permanent trapper’s identification number provided by the department. Foot-hold traps for beavers must be smooth or rubber jaw steel. Body gripping traps in excess of 9½ inches square must be used in water or within 10 feet of water. Snares must be used in water or on land within 10 feet of water.” – GA DNR Trapping Regulations

February 14, 2015 - Beaver trap and beaver lodge along the shore of Lake Tamarack

February 14, 2015 – Beaver trap and beaver lodge along the shore of Lake Tamarack

February 14, 2015 - closeup of sticks used with the trap

February 14, 2015 – closeup of sticks used with the trap