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Merry Christmas!!

Friday News

This week's photo is by: Sheila Thompson

Merry Christmas from everyone here at Bent Tree! As a friendly reminder, the administration office will be closed Friday, December 22rd and Monday, December 25th. 

Administration Updates: 


It was brought to our attention several weeks ago that there was some structural rotting of the existing spillway bridge.  Upon inspection, it was determined that the bridge was unsafe for use and our staff removed the ramps to make sure nobody used the bridge.  At this point, we have received quotes and designs from several vendors which the Board of Directors will be evaluating soon.  I do understand that this bridge is very important for walkers and people using the dam area for activities, especially when the spillway has flowing water.  I would like to alert the community that there is no quick fix to this problem as the existing structure is not salvageable.  Therefore, we will need to have a permitted design by the County and it will take some time to fabricate and install a new bridge in the area.  I appreciate the community’s patience as we work on getting this issue resolved. 



If so, you need to contact your listing agent to make sure they have updated your Community Association Disclosure statement to incorporate the Capital Contribution Fee which was passed by Bent Tree Community residents on 10/31/2023. The $2,500 fee will be charged to Bent Tree home buyers starting January 1, 2024. If your agent fails to update the disclosure statement, the fee could inadvertently be assessed to the seller as the buyer must have prior notice. Please call your agent today to make sure the updates have been made to your disclosure statement.

Public Safety Updates:


With the holidays comes an increase in household garbage. Please see an important reminder regarding our Waste and Recycling Center on the Bent Tree website at the following link: 

Waste and Recycling Center

Did You Know?

If you have a gravel or gray stone driveway and it slopes down to the road you are required to pave an apron with concrete or asphalt. The apron should be minimum of 10 feet in width and 12 feet in length and have a minimum of 3-foot flares on each side at its termination with the street.

Merry Christmas from The Courts!

Want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a huge Thank You! for all your support this year! It’s been a great one. Be sure to join us as we ring in the New Year 2024!

Tavern will be closing this Sunday, Christmas Eve, at 3 PM after brunch.

News From Bent Tree Realty

News From the Activities Committee

Stay up to date with all things BTAC on the Bent Tree website! Just click the button for our committee page. 

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News from the Animal Shelter

Merry Christmas from the Bent Tree Shelter. The kitten choir is singing “We wish you a meowy Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

Kittens, Cats, and Dogs oh My!!!  This has been the busiest year EVER at our Bent Tree Animal Shelter.
So far, we have adopted 26 cats/ kittens and 9 dogs in 2023. We still have lots and cats and kittens (3 new kittens this week) at the shelter. Our dog, Honey is going to her new home this week.

If you would like to meet any of our shelter family, please call or text 678-414-1047 or any of our shelter volunteers.
We have had soooo many dogs lost in Bent Tree and back home the same day. ( please check those electric battery collars and your fences for holes). Walking your dog off your property without a leash is not allowed unless you’re at the spillway during set hours. Our wildlife can be just too exciting for any dog to ignore.

Come see our babies😻🐶!

News from Lake & Wildlife

Already filling in the 2024 calendar? Note the L&W Partner Programs on the first Saturday of each month.

February features Mark Harvell and his 50 year passion for wildlife photography. Focusing on birds in upstate South Carolina, Mark and wife Nan share their walk with nature and the amazing results!

 Un-decking the halls!  Already?? No not yet! But if you can help please mark the date.  Many hands make light work!

KBTB outside holiday décor take down and pack up is Saturday January 6th. 9 am   Rain date is January 7th at 1 pm.

News from The Stables

Need a last-minute stocking stuffer? How about a gift certificate from the Bent Tree Stables for a Trail Ride, Arena Ride or Riding Lesson? Call the stables at 706-692-6322. Merry Christmas.

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