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BYLAWS
OF
C. F. MEADOWS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

ARTICLE I.
NAME AND OBJECT OF CORPORATION

SECTION 1. NAME. The corporation shall be known as C. F. Meadows Homeowners Association, hereinafter called the "Association".

SECTION 2. OBJECTS. The objects and purposes for which this corporation is organized are to own, acquire, maintain and improve association property, including a pond and common areas, and establish rules and regulations, all to enhance the beneficial enjoyment of the private residences by their owners.

ARTICLE II.
MEMBERSHIP AND VOTING RIGHTS

SECTION 1. MEMBERSHIP. Each and every owner, in accepting a deed or contract for any lot within the subdivision, agrees to and shall be a member of and subject to the obligations, rules and regulations of C. F. Meadows Homeowners Association.

SECTION 2. VOTING RIGHTS. Members shall be entitled to one vote for each lot in which they hold the interest required for membership by Section 1 as shown by the records of the corporation as of the last day of the month preceding the next membership annual meeting. When more than one person holds such interest or interests in any lot, all such persons shall be members and the vote for the lot shall be exercised as they may among themselves determine, but in no event shall more than one vote be cast for any one lot.

SECTION 3. SUSPENSION OF MEMBERSHIP RIGHTS. The membership rights (including voting rights) of any member may be suspended by action of the Board of Directors if the member has failed to pay when due any assessment or charge lawfully imposed upon him or any property owned by him, or if the member, his family, his tenants, or guests of any of them, shall have violated any rule or regulation of the Association regarding the use of any property or conduct.

ARTICLE III
GOVERNMENT

SECTION 1. BOARD OF DIRECTORS. The general management of the affairs of the Association shall be vested in the Board of Directors who shall be elected as provided in Section 1 of Article V of these Bylaws. The number of directors shall be eleven and may not be greater than eleven at any time.

SECTION 2. OFFICERS. The officers of the Association shall consist of a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer selected from the Board of Directors as provided in Section 2 of Article V of these Bylaws. The Secretary and Treasurer may be one person if the Board of Directors so votes.

SECTION 3. PRESIDENT AS COMMITTEE MEMBER. The President shall be a member, exofficio, of all committees.


ARTICLE IV
ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS

SECTION 1. ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS. The annual meeting of members of the Association shall be held on______________________ of each year. Notice of the time and place of holding the annual meeting shall be mailed to each member at least ten (10) days prior to such meeting date.

SECTION 2. SPECIAL MEETINGS OF MEMBERS. Special meetings of members may be called by the President at any time on his own initiative or by the President or Secretary upon request of the owners of two (2) lots to such officer made in writing. Notice of the meeting shall be mailed to each member at least ten (10) days previous to the meeting and at such special meeting there shall only be considered such business as is specified in the notice of meeting.

SECTION 3. QUORUM FOR MEMBERS MEETING. At all meetings of the Association, either regular or special, a majority of votes in good standing shall constitute a quorum.

SECTION 4. LACK OF QUORUM. If a quorum is not present, the presiding officer may adjourn the meeting to a day and hour fixed by him.

SECTION 5. ORDER OF BUSiNESS. At all meetings of the Association, the order of business shall be as follows:

(a)   Reading of minutes of immediate prior meeting for information and
approval;

(b) Reports of officers;

(c) Reports of committees;

(d) Election of directors;

(e) Unfinished business;

(f) New business; and

(g) Reading and approval of minutes of meeting just held, if requested.

SECTION 6. MEETINGS OF BOARD. Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be called by the President on his own initiative whenever in the President's judgment it may be deemed necessary or by the Secretary upon request of any two (2) members of the Board of Directors. Ten (10) days' notice of meetings of the Board shall be sent by mail to all directors and shall be deemed sufficient notice of such meetings.

SECTION 7. QUORUM FOR BOARD MEETING. A majority of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum.
SECTION 8. Any meeting of the Board of Directors maybe called and held by telephone calls as long as all Board members agree to that method.

ARTICLE V.
ELECTION OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

SECTION 1. ELECTION OF DIRECTORS. The directors of the Association shall be elected at the annual meeting. Each active member shall be elected as a director at said annual meeting.

SECTION 2. ELECTION OF OFFICERS. The Board of Directors shall elect from among their number a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. The meeting of the Board of Directors to elect officers shall be held within one (1) month following the annual meeting of members. Officers elected shall hold office until new officers are elected.

ARTICLE VI.
VACANCIES IN OFFICE

SECTION 1. If a vacancy occurs among the officers or in the Board of Directors, the vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE VII.
DUTIES OF OFFICERS

SECTION 1. PRESIDENT. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association and of the Board of Directors and shall appoint such committees as he or the Association shall consider expedient or necessary.

SECTION 2. VICE PRESIDENT. In the absence of the President, the Vice President shall perform his duties and in the absence of both President and Vice President, the Treasurer shall preside and assume the duties of the President.

SECTION 3. SECRETARY. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all meetings of the Association and of the Board of Directors; shall, if requested, read such minutes at the close of each meeting for approval; and shall mail out all notices for meetings of the Association or the Board of Directors.

SECTION 4. TREASURER. The Treasurer shall keep an accurate account, and books and records, and shall collect all fees, dues, and charges due for members and perform such other duties as may be required of the Treasurer by the Bylaws, the President or the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall have charge of all receipts and monies of the Association, deposit them in the name of the Association, in a bank approved by the Board of Directors and disburse funds as ordered or authorized by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall keep regular accounts of his receipts and disbursements, submit his record when requested, and give an itemized statement at regular meetings of the Association. The Treasurer shall sign checks and withdrawal slips on behalf of the Association upon any and all of its bank accounts, and the same shall be honored on the Treasurer's signature alone; in the absence of the Treasurer, any two (2) officers may sign checks and withdrawal slips.

SECTION 5. EXECUTION OF INSTRUMENTS. The President and the Secretary, or the Treasurer, shall on being so directed by the Association, sign all leases, contracts or other instruments in writing.


ARTICLE VIII
DUTIES AND POWERS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SECTION 1. MANAGEMENT OF ASSOCIATION. The Board of Directors shall have general charge and management of the affairs, funds and property of the Association. The Board shall have full power, and it shall be the Board's duty to carry out the purposes of the Association according to its Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws and the Deed of Dedication, made a part of the platting proceedings relative to Meadows Addition, Black Hawk County, Iowa, which plat and Deed of Dedication were filed for record July 5, 2002, as Doe. No. 2003-00539; to determine whether the conduct of any member is in violation of the Bylaws or rules of the Association; and to fix the penalty for such misconduct or any violation of the Bylaws or rules.

SECTION 2. RULE MAKING. The Association members may make rules for the conduct of the members and use of Association property including protecting and maintaining the integrity of the land so platted, maintain common areas and a pond for the benefit of all members.

SECTION 3. APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES. The Board of Directors may appoint such committees as it deems necessary.

SECTION 4. EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS. The Board may vote to expend up to Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) for the use and benefit of the Association. Any expenditure in excess of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) requires the affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the members in good standing present at a regular or special meeting of the Association, provided notice of the purpose of the purposed expenditure has been stated in the call for the meeting.

SECTION 5. PLACE OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS. The meetings of the directors may be held in the City of Cedar Falls in Black Hawk County, Iowa, or in any place in such county. They shall not be held outside of the State of Iowa.

 

ARTICLE IX.
COMPENSATION OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

SECTION 1. None of the officers, directors or members serving on committees, or in any other capacity, shall receive any salary or compensation for services rendered to the Association.


ARTICLE X.
FEES, DUES AND ASSESSMENTS

SECTION 1. Dues payable for _______ shall be in the amount of______________ Dollars
($ ) due and payable January 1, __________. Dues will be assessed from year to year
thereafter as decided by the Board of Directors.

SECTION 2. Maintenance and repair of all of the common areas and pond in the Meadows Addition subdivision shall be paid from the fund created by the annual dues assessed.
SECTION 3. The Board of Directors shall, from time to time, decide upon the proper size of the fund and assessments and shall further make all decisions regarding the use of any of the funds for any Association purposes.


ARTICLE XI.
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR MEMBERS AND GUESTS

SECTION 1. RIGHT OF GUEST TO USE ASSOCIATION FACILITIES. No person except a member of the Association and the family of such member and the guest of such member shall use any Association facilities for any purpose whatsoever.

SECTION 2. ADDITIONAL RULES AND REGULATIONS. The Association may establish and the Board of Directors shall enforce all of the existing rules and any and all additional rules and regulations deemed advisable and necessary.


ARTICLE XII.
NOTICES

SECTION 1. All notices to members shall be mailed to their addresses as given on the books of the Association and such mailing shall constitute presumptive evidence of service of notice.


ARTICLE XIII.
AMENDMENTS

SECTION 1. These Bylaws maybe amended only by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members in good standing present at a regular or special meeting of the Association, provided notice of the purpose of the proposed amendment has been stated in the call for the meeting.
DATED this
_______ day of , 2002.

 

APPROVED BY THE ENTIRE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CORPORATION

 

____________________________________

George E. Lansink

 

____________________________________

Samuel R. Runyan

 

____________________________________

Ray Waschkat

 

____________________________________

Dennis Weichers

 

____________________________________

James Ayres

 

____________________________________

John Ketchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

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