Evening meeting. Huge crowd. Standing room only.
“The Board of Directors has charged the Hospitality and Food Facilities Committee to provide constructive feedback from the patrons on the menu selections at our 19th Hole Restaurant.” – from The 19th Hole Questionnaire
The purpose is to evaluate the current menu (relatively new and pared down). The questionnaire does not specify this, and does not ask for the date the customer ate at the restaurant. If you have not dined at the 19th Hole in the last month or so, then you have not ordered from the current menu. The menu(s) currently listed on the official Bent Tree website are not accurate. They are from Fall 2012. Nachos, ham, soup, and biscuits are among the items that are no longer offered daily. The questionnaire asks “What did you order from the menu?”. If you complete the questionnaire, it would probably be a good idea to give the date (or approximate date) of service as well. I have had several meals at the 19th Hole since the new menu took effect, but have not been given one of the questionnaires while in the restaurant. I heard about it through the grapevine.
Blank forms are available at the 19th Hole (maybe you have to request one?) and at www.bent-tree.com (owner login required).
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.