Lakeville and East Freetown Massachusetts
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BYLAWS OF LONG POND ASSOCIATION
LAKEVILLE / EAST FREETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS
The Name of this association shall be: LONG POND ASSOCIATION
ARTICLE II - Objectives
The objectives of this association shall be to protect and/or improve the water quality of Long Pond; to stabilize and protect the water level; to preserve Long Pond's status as a complete recreational body of water; and in general, protect the property rights, secure mutual benefits and promote the general welfare of its members.
ARTICLE III - Members
Section 1 The membership of this Association shall be composed of any person residing within and/or owning property within the following boundaries:
1a The southerly side of Highland Road, from the comer of Route 18, proceeding west along Highland Road to Route 140 south.
1b The easterly side of Route 140 to County Road, the easterly side of County Road, proceeding south along County Road crossing the Freetown town line, to Mason Road.
1c The northerly side of Mason Road, proceeding east to Route 18. The westerly side of Route 18, proceeding north to Bedford street.
1d The southerly side of Bedford Street, proceeding northwest to Highland Road.
Section 2 A person shall be declared a member in good standing upon payment of annual dues: The annual dues shall be payable on or before the July meeting.
2a Annual dues will be established by the Board of Directors.
2b New members shall receive a copy of the bylaws.
2c Dues will be $10.00 dollars per voting member.
Section 3 Any statements representing the LPA position or opinion needs prior Board approval.
ARTICLE IV - Board of Directors
Section 1 The Executive Board shall consist of fifteen(15) members, the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and 11 Board members.
Section 2 Board members shall be elected at the annual meeting for a term of two years.
Section 3 The Executive Board shall adhere to the objectives of the Association, and none of its acts shall conflict with action taken by the Association.
Section 4 The Executive Board shall conduct and manage all affairs of the association subject to these bylaws and the operating rules and regulations.
Section 5 It shall be the duty of the Executive Board to:
5a. Attend all meetings and function as the Executive Committee of the Association.
5b. Perform all acts necessary in executing the routine affairs of the Association, and report on the same.
5c. Make and change rules at their discretion for self-governance, providing said rules are not in violation of the Commonwealth Laws.
5d. Do any lawful act deemed necessary to carry out the objectives of the Association.
5e. Meet monthly
Section 6 2/3rds of Board of Directors needed for a quorum for Board of Director meetings.
Section 7 In the event of a vacancy on the Board of Directors the remaining board members will have the power to vote in an interim non-voting member.
ARTICLE V - Officers
Section 1 The officers of the Association shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. These officers shall perform the duties prescribed by these bylaws and by the parliamentary authority adopted in ARTICLE VIII.
Section 2 Board shall present nomination of officers at the July General meeting. Nominations will be
accepted at the July meeting. Officers to be elected at the August General meeting.
Section 3 No member shall hold more than one office at a time.
Section 4 It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings, using Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised and shall:
4a. Be the general coordinator of all association business.
4b. Be answerable to the Executive Board and must enforce their vote as their spokesperson.
4c. Cast a vote only to break a tie.
4d. Approve, along with the Treasurer, all operating bills of the Association.
Section 5 It shall be the duty of the Vice President to preside at all meetings in the absence of the President, and shall:
5a. Perform all of the duties usually pertaining to that office.
Section 6 It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep a true and clear roll of all members, and shall:
6a. Truly record all votes and acts of the Association.
6b. Present a record of meetings to the Executive Board.
6c.Perform all of the duties usually pertaining to that office.
Section 7 IIt shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive and record all moneys of the Association, and shall:
7a. Pay out moneys upon the vote of the Association or Executive Board.
7b. Keep a true account of all moneys received and expended in a proper book of account or computerized accounting.
7c.Perform all of the duties usually pertaining to that office.
ARTICLE VI - Meetings
Section 1 The general membership meetings of the Association shall be held in July and August.
Section 2 The regular monthly meeting in August shall be known as the annual meeting. Board of Directors shall present
a slate of officers to be voted on at the August general meeting.
Section 3 Special meetings of the Association may be held as called by the President, or two-thirds (2/3) majority of the Executive Board, or fifteen (15) members in good standing.
Section 4 31 paid members present at a general meeting will constitute a quorum
ARTICLE VII - Committees
Section 1 The Board shall establish committees, their budgets and goals, and review their progress.
ARTICLE VIII - Parlimentary Authority
The Rules contained in the, current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Association in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws and any special rules of order the Association may adopt.
ARTICLE IX - Amendment of Bylaws
These bylaws may be amended only at the annual meeting of the Association by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the quorum.