Critters Crossing


Earlier this month I posted a photo of a doe and wild turkey poults in Bent Tree. The photo was taken last June. That was actually the last photo in a series. Here are some more photos, from that day last summer, that tell more of the story.  I stopped to let a doe and turkey cross the road, then saw a couple of poults. Then they just kept coming. It was like the doe was the crossing guard for the turkeys.

June 16, 2022 - Scene in Bent Tree

June 16, 2022 – Scene in Bent Tree (click image to zoom in)

Firefighter Graduation Ceremony on Thursday

On January 19th, Bent Tree Public Safety will hold a graduation ceremony to recognize those who graduated from the 2022 Bent Tree Fire Rescue Basic Firefighter training course.

The graduates are now official state Registered Volunteer Firefighters. Three of the graduates are Bent Tree residents (one of the three is a also member of the BTCI Board of Directors).

The Bent Tree community is invited to attend the event scheduled for 5:45 p.m. (January 19) in the Club Tamarack Recreation Room. Attendees will get to see a summary of what the training entailed. Check the latest BTCI Friday News email for more details.



Board Work Session Tuesday

A Board work session is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday (January 17) in the Club Tamarack Recreation Room. The work session information packet (22 pages) is available on the official Bent Tree website.  Several proposed amendments to the Rules & Regs are included.

One of the topics to be discussed is “Revision of square footage requirements for homes”. Here are some of my thoughts:

  • Yesterday, on a NextDoor social media site, someone stated “The minimum square footage requirement was raised by the BT Board…”.
    • Actually, the minimum square footage requirement was raised by a 2004 amendment to the BTCI CC&Rs. Amendments require not only the declarant’s approval, but approval by the required number of property owner votes.
  • The same person also wrote “It came to light during the orientation sessions that this change could be voted on by the board.”
    • Actually, the board could vote to send it out as a proposed amendment to the CC&Rs. It would then be up to the property owners to decide whether or not to make that change.

I did email my thoughts on the subject to the board members.