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El Gheko Neighborhood Association Bylaws
BY-LAWS OF THE EL GHEKO NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION




UPDATED November 7, 2013


ARTICLE TABLE OF CONTENTS:
ARTICLE ONE - NAME AND BOUNDARIES
ARTICLE TWO - PURPOSES
ARTICLE THREE - MEMBERSHIP
ARTICLE FOUR - NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
ARTICLE FIVE - COMMITTEES
ARTICLE SIX - NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS, ANNUAL REPORTS AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
ARTICLE SEVEN - FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY
ARTICLE EIGHT - MEETINGS
ARTICLE NINE - AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS
ARTICLE TEN - GENERAL
OFFICER SIGNATURES

ARTICLE ONE - NAME AND BOUNDARIES


The name of this association shall be EL GHEKO NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION. It shall comprise the area bounded by the south side of Speedway Blvd, the west side of Kolb Road, the north side of Broadway Blvd and the east side of Rosehill Wash including North Mann Avenue between Speedway Blvd and Broadway Blvd. A. Includes subdivisions are El Dorado Hills, Green Hills and Kingston Knolls. B. This is Not a Home Owners association (HOF).

ARTICLE TWO - PURPOSES


This neighborhood association is formed to provide meaningful and lasting relationships among neighbors, to establish communication among residents, to keep the neighborhood safe and secure, to maintain the sense of community of the neighborhood, and to address general neighborhood concerns.

ARTICLE THREE - MEMBERSHIP


The membership of this association consists of residents, property owners, and business owners within the above defined boundaries.
A. Each business qualifies as one member with one vote.

B. Each Resident is entitled to one vote.

C. Each non-Resident property owner is entitled to one vote.

D. Business meetings shall be open to members who are identified as residents, property owners, or business owners within the above defined boundaries.

E. There shall be no dues. All participation and support shall be strictly voluntary.

ARTICLE FOUR - NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL


A. The neighborhood council shall consist of:
1. President
2. Vice-President
3. Secretary
4. Treasurer
5. Neighborhood Liaisons
6. Webmaster
7. Past Presidents

B. The duties of the Neighborhood Council Members are:
PRESIDENT: Presides, appoints and coordinates committees, speaks for the Association officially, presides over meetings and reports at each regular meeting on the state of the association.
VICE-PRESIDENT: Stands in for the President as needed.
SECRETARY: Keeps minutes of each regular meeting and special meeting and maintains a directory of active neighbors with phone numbers and contact addresses.
TREASURER: Maintains an Association Bank Account, collects and disburses funds as authorize by the Association, accounts for Association assets, and reports at each regular meeting on Association finances.
NEIGHBORHOOD LIAISONS: There will be at least one liaison person from each neighborhood subdivision (See Article 1B). They are the contact people for each of the neighborhoods. Liaisons are charged with distributing the Association literature, meeting notices, etc. The Neighborhood Liaison may be assisted by volunteers from within their neighborhood. The Neighborhood Liaison will also be a voting member of the Neighborhood Council.
WEBMASTER: Responsible for the maintenance of the EL Gheko website (http://www.elgheko).
PAST PRESIDENTS: Will act in an advisory capacity only.
C. Election of officers, who must be Association members for their tenure in office, shall be the first item of business at the Annual Voters Meeting, unless a decision to postpone the election is made prior to an Election. The President shall fill vacancies by appointment until the next regular scheduled meeting, at which time a successor shall be elected. The next listed officer shall substitute for one unable to perform their duties.
D. Any officer may be removed from office for cause by a majority vote of the voting members.

ARTICLE FIVE - COMMITTEES


A. The President shall have the power to appoint committees as necessary.

B. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.

C. Standing Committees include but are not limited to:

COMMUNICATIONS: The Secretary, Liaisons, and any other interested members will comprise the Communications Committee. Responsible for publishing and distributing the Association newsletter, reporting on regular and special meetings, publicizing events and special concerns.
NEIGHBORHOOD SPIRIT: Responsible for encouraging cohesiveness and morale within the Association through social get-together's, neighborhood events, collaboration with Hudlow Elementary School and other initiatives designed to foster a sense of genuine community.

ARTICLE SIX - NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS, ANNUAL REPORTS AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS


A. Nominations of officers may be made prior to or at the Annual Voters Meeting which shall be held in February each calendar year.

B. Election of officers shall be held during the Annual Voters Meeting. Term of office shall be one year.

C. Upon installation of the officers whose terms begin at the close of the Annual Voters Meeting, the outgoing officers will submit to their newly elected counterparts all documents, records, money and any other material pertaining to the duties of the office in a timely manner.

D. The Neighborhood Liaison representatives will also be determined at the Annual Voters Meeting with each separate neighborhood nominating and electing the representative from their respective areas.

E. Each officer shall be elected by majority vote. If there is dissension a secret Ballot will be used.

ARTICLE SEVEN - FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY


A. Expenditure of funds of the Association shall require the signature of at least two officers and will be capped at two hundred dollars ($200.00). Amounts in excess of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) must be approved by the Neighborhood Council.

B. Financial records and funds of the Association shall be audited prior to the Annual Voters Meeting by a committee of at least two members of the Neighborhood Council appointed by the President. Financial records may be audited at any time upon a majority vote of either the Neighborhood Council or the Association.

C. In the event of dissolution of the Association, the membership shall arrange for the disposition of any remaining funds to a school or charitable organization selected by the Association.

ARTICLE EIGHT - MEETINGS


A. Regular meetings shall be held at least two (3) times annually. Meeting times and locations shall be published on the association website and via the association list server.

B. Any officer may call a Special meeting to deal with emergencies and must be publicized at least 48 hours in advance to maximize participation on the association website and list server.

C. The Voting Members present shall constitute a quorum.

D. At any regular or special meeting, the simple majority shall rule when a vote is taken. A simple majority shall be defined as at least 50% + 1 of the members in attendance.

E. The rules of the current edition of Robert\'s Rules of Order shall govern the Association, the Neighborhood Council and all committees in all cases to which they apply and do not conflict with the specific provisions of these Bylaws or any special rule that the Association may adopt.

ARTICLE NINE - AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS


A. These bylaws may be amended by a majority vote.

B. Proposed amendments shall be sent to all members at least seven (7) calendar days in advance of the meeting where action is to be taken or shall be read at the preceding meeting.

ARTICLE TEN - GENERAL


A. If any part of the bylaws or the application thereof is hereafter held invalid or unenforceable, the remainder shall not be affected thereby, and only the affected portions re-declared eliminated.

B. No officer, representative, spokesperson or member shall have any financial liability for the Association.


Signature/Title: _______________, President


Signature/Title: _______________, Vice President


Signature/Title: _______________, Secretary


Signature/Title: _______________, Treasurer


Adopted Date: February 5, 2020
Original Date: May 28, 2013