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Approved Covenant Changes

1. Change:  Number of Board Members – Article III, Section Ten (15)

Current: 10.1 BOARD OF DIRECTORS.  The Board of Directors shall consist of three (3) members elected by a majority vote of the lot owners.

Approved: 10.1 BOARD OF DIRECTORS.  The Board of Directors shall consist of five (5) members, two (2) of whom shall be elected by the process stated in Section 4 below.  The other three (3) Board members will represent Lakes 1, 3 and 4 and will be elected by the residents of those lakes by majority vote.

 

2. New:  Board Members may select Board Officers within the current Board – Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, etc  Add to Article III, Section Ten

 

3. Change : Election/voting Process   Article III, Section Four (13)

Current: METHOD OF VOTING. Voting on all matters except the election of Directors shall be by a voice vote or by a show of hands unless a majority of the members present at the meeting shall, prior to voting on any matter, demand a ballot vote on that particular matter.  When directors or officers are elected by the members, the solicitation of proxies for such elections may be conducted by mail.

Approved: METHOD OF VOTING. Voting on all matters, with the exception of the election of Directors shall be by a voice vote or by a show of hands unless a majority of the members present at the meeting, shall, prior to voting on any matter, demand a ballot vote on that particular matter.  (Note: The change is leaving off the last sentence, replaced by Item 4 below)

 

4. New: Election of Board Members. Nominations for Directors will be solicited from all lot owners for the two at-large Board members and from the Lake 1, 3, and 4 lot owners for the other three Board members. A ballot consisting of all nominations will be distributed to all lot owners. Lot owners from Lakes 1, 3, and 4 will vote for one nominee to represent their lake as well as for one at-large Board member. All Board member positions will be selected by majority vote. Ballots may be submitted by US mail or by electronic mail to the Board Secretary. Add to Article III, Section Ten

 

5. Change:  Board Terms – change from 1 to 2 years.   Article III, Section Ten, 10.2 (15)

Current:  The Board of Directors shall serve for a period of twelve (12) months or until such date as their successors have been elected by majority vote of the members. . . . .

Approved: The Board of Directors shall serve for a period of twenty-four (24) month, staggered such that two members are elected one year and three elected the following year, or until such date as their successors have been elected by majority vote of the members. . . . .

 

6. New:  Lakes 1, 3 & 4 Boards/Associations – Delete Articles IV, V, VI  Pgs 16 – 34 and all references to Lake 1, 3, 4 Rivoli Downs Lake No # Lot Owners Association, Inc.” Pgs 4 – 5

 

7. Change: Past Dues –.  Article III, Section Twelve (16)

Current: EFFECTIVE OF NON-PAYMENT OF ASSESSMENT; REMEDIES OF THE ASSOCIATION.  Any assessment not paid within thirty (30) days after the due date shall bear interest from the due date at the rate of eighteen (18%) per annum. . . . .

Approved: EFFECTIVE OF NON-PAYMENT OF ASSESSMENT; REMEDIES OF THE ASSOCIATION.  Any assessment not paid within thirty (30) days after the due date shall bear interest from the due date at the rate of eighteen (18%) per annum.  At sixty (60) days past the due date, a monthly fee of ten percent (10%) of the assessment amount will be charged the member each month and will continue to accrue each month until assessment is paid in full.

 

8. Change: Covenants Violations –Article II, Section One, 36  (pg 12)

Current:  ENFORCEMENT.  Enforcement by or against the Architectural Control Committee, Association and all property owners shall be by proceedings in equity to restrain or enjoin any person or persons violating or attempting to violate any covenant.  Enforcement shall not be in the form of an action at law for damages.

Approved:  ENFORCEMENT.  Enforcement by or against the Architectural Control Committee, Association and all property owners shall be by proceedings in equity to restrain or enjoin any person or persons violating or attempting to violate any covenant.  Enforcement shall not be in the form of an action at law for damages except as follows:  For lot owners who refuse to be compliant with the covenants, the Board reserves the right, after providing written notice of non-compliance to the lot owner and failure by the lot owner to respond within 10 days, to levy a monthly penalty fee not to exceed ten percent (10%) of the lot owner’s annual dues.  If the lot owner refuses to pay or becomes past due for more than thirty (30) days, the Board, in consultation with the Architectural Control Committee, reserves the right to place a lien against the property.

 

9. Change:Architectural Control Committee (ACC) – change to; appointed by the Board, serving 2 year terms.  Article II, Section One, 18.3 (9)

Current:  each year the resident vote of all lots comprising the subdivision shall by majority vote appoint for a one year term three (3) resident owners to serve as the members of the Architectural Control Committee.

Approved: the Board will appoint for two year terms three (3) resident owners to serve as the members of the Architectural Control Committee.  In the event three (3) resident owners cannot be appointed for any reason, the Board will appoint one or more of its own members to serve. The appointments will be staggered to provide continuity.

 

10. New:  Architectural Form – residents must submit the Application for Design Review form to the ACC for approval for any non-seasonal change to their property which will change the appearance.  A non-seasonal change includes, but is not limited to, change of exterior paint color, roof shingle color, addition or removal of outdoor shutters, etc. This form is located on the subdivision web site and by request from the ACC.  Add to Article II, Section One, 18.2, (a)

 

11. New: Architectural Appeal Process – residents can appeal a decision to the Board within 30 days of a decision. The Board must respond within 30 days giving a written response to ACC with a copy to resident. If the Board does not respond, the ruling of the ACC stands. Add to Article II, Section One, 18.8

 

 12. Change:Satellite Dishes   Article II, Section One, #17

Current: SATELLITE DISHES.  Receivers of transmissions from satellites shall not be allowed on any lot.

Approved: SATELLITE DISHES.  Receivers of transmissions from satellites shall be allowed but not in the front of the house or visible from the street(s).

 

13. New:  Street parking is permitted on a temporary basis only, however at no time shall any vehicle, trailer or conveyance be routinely parked or deposited on said streets during day or evening hours for seven days or more.

 

14. Change: Covenants Change –  Article II, Section One, 34.1  (pg 12)

Current: AMENDMENT.  This Declaration may be amended at any time and from time to time by an agreement signed by the owners of at least seventy-five percent (75%) of the lots; provided, however, such amendment by the owners shall not be effective unless also signed by the developer, if Developer is the owner of any real property then subject to this Declaration.

Approved: AMENDMENT.  This Declaration may be amended at any time and from time to time by an agreement signed by the owners of at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the lots.

Approved Covenant Changes February 6, 2018
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