Article I - Name
Article II - Membership
Article III - Annual Dues
Article IV - Board of Commissioners
Article V - Officers and Their Duties
Article VI - Meetings
Article VII - Agreements, Contracts
Article VIII - Fiscal Year
Article IX - Amending Bylaws
Article X - Dissolution of the Association
The Commissioners may appoint committees, chairmen, or agents.
No Commissioner shall receive a salary or other compensation for their services to the Association. Children of members in good standing who are at least twenty-one years of age may be elected to the Board Of Commissioners.
The Board Of Commissioners shall hold a meeting as soon as practical after each election for the purpose of completing their organization and delegation of duties.
The Board Of Commissioners shall hold other such meetings as required.
A simple majority of three Commissioners shall constitute a quorum to conduct the business of the Board.
The Board Of Commissioners shall use the spring meeting to help set that year’s activities and their dates. The fall meeting shall be used for the election of officers and to report on the health and welfare of the Association since the previous fall meeting’s report.
The Board Of Commissioners shall not, in any one year of office, spend nor contract for expenditures greater than the receipts for the fiscal year they are in office, and providing that the treasury is not in the red at the time of the fall meeting after all of the current bills are paid or monies set aside for their resolution.
The President shall be the chief executive officer of this Association. He/she shall preside at all meetings of the Board Of Commissioners and of Members. He/she shall have general supervision, direction, and active management of the business of the Association. He/she shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board Of Commissioners are carried into effect. He/she shall execute all contracts and agreements authorized by the Board Of Commissioners. He/she shall approve all checks and other instruments drawn on or payable out of the funds of the Association, and all bills, notes, and other evidences of indebtedness to the Association. He/she shall from time to time report to the Board Of Commissioners, as well as the Association at its meetings, on matters within his/her knowledge which are of interest or require notice.
The First Vice President, in the absence or in case of the inability of the President to act, shall have all the powers and shall perform all of the duties of the President. He/she shall be in charge of special committees or other duties prescribed by the President.
The Second Vice President shall be in charge of Block Captains and membership activities.
The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the Board Of Commissioners and all other Association meetings, and shall read these minutes at the appropriate time or make them available for perusal. He/she shall be responsible for keeping the Master List of Association members and for their notification of all appropriate meetings they should attend.
The Treasurer shall have the custody of all the funds of the Association. When necessary and proper, he/she shall endorse all checks, notes, or other obligations and evidences of payment of money, payable to the Association or coming into his/her possession. Upon approval of the President, he/she shall sign all checks and other instruments drawn on, or payable out of, funds of the Association, and all bills, notes, and other evidences of indebtedness to the Association. He/she shall exhibit a complete and true statement of his/her account and other property in his/her possession, custody, or control. He/she shall enter regularly in the books belonging to the Association and to be kept by him/her for such purpose, a fill and accurate account of all money received and paid by him/her for the account of the Association.
The Board Of Commissioners may at any time by a majority vote ask for, demand, receive and accept the resignation of any officer or employee of the Association, and upon his/her refusal to tender such resignation or resign, the majority of the Board Of Commissioners may summarily dismiss him/her from office, declare such vacancy, and elect a successor.
The Block Captains shall be appointed by the Board Of Commissioners for an indefinite period of time. However, their tenure may be terminated by the Board for failing to service their designated Neighborhood Watch Area in a manner consistent with the needs of the member, the Community, or the Association. They shall be the primary means for the transfer of information to and from all members. They will recommend the immediate use of 911 for all actions deemed or appearing to be unlawful. They will assist with or pass on all requests for reasonable help made by members in their individual Neighborhood Watch Areas with the speed dictated by the urgency of the situation. They will contact and cooperate with the appropriate law enforcement agency if a member is unable to do so to correct an immediate problem that requires this type of intervention. At no time shall they attempt to supersede, usurp, or interfere in this type Neighborhood Watch problem. They shall do their best to assure the payment of annual dues to the Association by members in their Neighborhood Watch Area.
Special meetings may be called for at any time by the President or by order of the Board Of Commissioners.
At all meetings of the Association, each member in good standing shall have only one vote.
A quorum shall consist of fifteen members in good standing and all business transacted by such quorum shall be legal and binding upon this Association.
Notice of all regular and special meetings of the Association shall be given to all members in good standing at least five days before such meeting.
In the event of the death or resignation of a Commissioner, a member in good standing may be appointed temporarily by the remaining Board Of Commissioners until the next regular meeting when an election will be held to fill that vacancy.
In the event of dissolution of this Association, its assets
remaining after payment, or provision for payment, of all debts and
liabilities shall be distributed as follows:
Such distribution shall be made for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)4 of the Internal Revenue Code and in accordance with all applicable provisions of the laws of this state.