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Friday News

Administration Notices
Board Meeting
The Bent Tree Board of Directors will be holding a Monthly Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 in the Recreation Room at Club Tamarack at  9 a.m.

This is an in-person meeting and will be recorded for later viewing.

A link of the recorded meeting will be sent out next Friday in the Friday News.   

Please click here for the agenda.

Comments to the board should be sent via email to
Comments to administration should be sent to


Once again, we are experiencing a high level of contamination in our recycling compactor. Our processor, West Rock, will not accept loads that are highly contaminated.  A highly contaminated load has to go directly to the landfill costing Bent Tree additional hauling and landfill tip charges.

Styrofoam, household trash and a CHRISTMAS TREE have been our main contaminants.
There is a poster at the recycling/ trash center as well as the signage at the doors explaining what can go in recycling and what can not. Please read them.
IF IN DOUBT – THROW IT OUT - throw it in the trash if you are not sure.

If you have a rental property be sure you educate your renters, they must follow our rules which may be different than where they live.

If you don’t care to recycle correctly, do not recycle at all but please, do not mess it up for the rest of your neighbors who want to have recycling.  If we don’t have recycling our trash costs will go up, costing us all.  Big Canoe lost their recycling due to contamination issues – lets not follow them.

Bent Tree Burn Policy Reminder

Public Safety recently responded to a report of a manmade outdoor fire involving burning debris. Upon arrival at the scene, the fire was promptly extinguished.  Enforcement actions were also taken.  Public Safety appreciates residents actively reporting violations of this nature that can seriously impact the lives of everyone in the community.

Because of the topography and woodland characteristics of Bent Tree, our community has a greater risk of catastrophic wildfires. That is why outdoor burning of wood, wood products, paper products, or other combustibles is strictly prohibited by our Rules and Regulations (VI,C), and violations carry a $1,000 fine. The only exceptions applicable to residents are as follows:

1. Attended charcoal or propane fire for cooking.
2. Attended propane fire with non-burning artificial media for heat and/or atmosphere.

Please follow the link below to view this in the Public Safety News section of the Bent Tree website, along with a video containing outstanding guidance on protecting your home from wildfires. 

Burn Policy and Video

The Tavern will be operating under normal business hours at Club Tamarack while renovations are underway at the Tavern.

Friday, January 20th $27.95
14oz Prime Rib served with a baked potato, sauteed vegetables, salad and a roll.

Saturday, January 21st - Surf and Turf     $29.95
Grilled beef chateaubriand medallions and a crab cake served with chef potatoes, sauteed vegetables, salad and a roll.

Sunday, January 22nd $15.95
All you can eat Sunday Brunch at Club Tamarack.

For reservations or to place a to go order please call Club Tamarack at 678-452-2696

Golf Shop Winter Hours:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lake & Wildlife

We worry about road conditions, water pipes, and fuel supplies during the winter months; how does wildlife approach this harsh time of year?

Find out if turtles really breathe through their butts, finally understand the difference between hibernation and torpor, and discover the interesting place that racoons store winter fat.

Come to the February Lake & Wildlife Meeting to find out the common and the unique strategies that our forest and lake friends employ to survive the winter. Understand how human actions can help or harm, and better appreciate activities seen right outside your windows.

Bent Tree residents and property owners of all ages welcome!

Saturday, February 4th  in the lower level of Club Tamarack

9 am for coffee and donuts, 9:30 am program start

Animal Shelter Open house Sunday, Jan 22 from 1-4 pm. Come meet and greet our 4 legged babies and some of our wonderful volunteers at the Bent Tree Animal Shelter. We have lots of cats looking for their forever homes and you never know when we will get a dog too.

If you would like to visit before the open house call or text LuAnn Chambers at 678-414-1047 to set up a time.  


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