Scenic Shores Neighborhood Association
ARTICLE I - NAME:
The legal name of this organization shall be the “Scenic Shores Neighborhood Association.”
ARTICLE II - BOUNDARIES:
The boundaries of the Association are:
Properties along the shoreline of Lake Worth (lake) starting at the eastern boundary of the Fort Worth Nature Center (currently the first inhabited address is 7568 Love Circle, Fort Worth TX 76135) and continuing along the western shoreline up to and including the address 9309 Watercress Drive, Fort Worth TX 76135.
ARTICLE III - OFFICE:
The Association's principal office and address shall be designated by the Board.
ARTICLE IV - PURPOSE:
The purpose of the Scenic Shores Neighborhood Association is to provide an organized framework to promote, preserve, and enhance the quality of life and values in the Scenic Shores Neighborhood Association neighborhood by:
Encouraging a sense of community and pride among Association members.
Establishing a communication link with City Council, City Manager's offices, Code Enforcement, Neighborhood Police Officers, other city departments, and any other person or entity that affects the Association neighborhood or its members.
Empower Association members to address collective and/or unique issues concerning their properties by providing help, support, and advice of the Association and its membership.
As a voluntary neighborhood association, the Scenic Shores Neighborhood Association has no power to place any requirements on residents living in the Scenic Shores area - financial or otherwise.
ARTICLE V - MEMBERSHIP:
Regular Membership: A member of Scenic Shores Neighborhood Association shall be any person over the age of eighteen that resides within the Association boundaries. In order to vote, a member must be in good standing with the Association. "Good standing" shall mean the member has not been expelled nor has excluded his or her property from the Association. Those who have excluded themselves from the Association and who want to rejoin may be admitted back into the Association by a vote of the board.
There is one (1) vote per household and property. Lots with multiple households shall have only one vote. A household with more than one property shall have only one vote. All residents living in the Association area are automatically members unless they make a specific request to be excluded from membership.
Business Membership: A business member of Scenic Shores Neighborhood Association shall be any person, firm, or corporation operating a place of business within the Association's boundaries who wishes to join the Association. Non-Residential members will be classified as a Business Member and shall have the privilege of the floor, but have no voting privileges and cannot hold office. The Executive Board must vote Business Members in.
Associate Membership: An associate member of Scenic Shores Neighborhood Association shall be any person, firm, or corporation who neither resides, owns property, nor operates a place of business within the Association's boundaries, but nevertheless, maintains an interest in the Association and its purposes. Associate members shall have the privilege of the floor, but have no voting privileges and cannot hold office. The Executive Board must vote Associate Members in.
ARTICLE VI - DUES:
The annual dues for the Association memberships will be set as follows:
Regular Membership - $0 yearly per household (free)
Business Membership - $0 yearly per household (free)
Associate Membership - $0 yearly per household (free)
ARTICLE VII – MEETINGS:
Regular Membership Meetings: Membership meetings will be at a time selected by the Executive Board each October. Meetings may be held more often as determined by the Executive Board.
Regular Board Meetings: Regular Executive Board meetings shall occur at least once per year. The regular meetings of the Executive Board shall be determined and scheduled by the board. Notice of the Executive Board meeting schedule shall be given to the membership at least 4 days in advance. All Executive Board meetings shall be open to any members of the Association.
Special Meetings: Special meetings may be called by the President of the Association, by a majority of the Officers elected to conduct the business of the Association, or by a petition containing signatures of at least seven (7) voting members of the Association.
Notice of Meetings: Notice for all meetings, identifying the time and place of the meeting as well as the intended purpose of the meeting, shall be provided to the members of the Association at least 4 days before meetings are to be held. Such notice of meetings may be hand carried, mailed, emailed, posted within the Association’s web site, or posted on the Association’s Facebook Page.
Membership Meeting Quorum: The members of the Association present at a meeting shall constitute a quorum.
Executive Board Quorum: A majority of the Executive Board members must be present to constitute a quorum.
Open Meetings: All meetings are open to all members.
Absentee Voting: Any member who wishes to vote but is unable to attend the election may provide his or her choices to the Secretary in writing before the membership meeting. Absent members realize that all candidates and issues presented at the meeting may not be known in advance of the meeting.
ARTICLE VIII – EXECUTIVE BOARD:
Section 1: The elected Officers shall constitute the Executive Board of the Association.
Section 2: The Executive Board shall supervise the affairs of the Association in accordance with its stated purpose and policies; set the agendas for the regular meetings; transact any business between meetings of the Association and report thereon at the next meeting; and make recommendations to the general membership on matters before the Association.
ARTICLE IX – OFFICERS:
Officers: The four Officers of Scenic Shores Neighborhood Association shall be the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Sergeant at Arms.
Term: Officers shall assume their duties in January and shall serve for two year(s) until their successors are duly elected.
Eligibility: Any member in good standing of Scenic Shores Neighborhood Association is eligible for election to office.
Elections: Officers shall be elected at the October meeting by a simple majority vote of members present.
Nominations: At the October meeting, the Executive Board may nominate members (including existing board members) for office. Nominations from the membership shall be heard at this time also.
In the event the President is unable to complete his/her term, the Vice-President shall become the President for the unexpired portion of the term.
For other vacancies in offices other than the President, the Executive Board shall appoint a member to fill the unexpired term with a simple majority vote or may allow the offices of Secretary and / or Sergeant at Arms to be vacant as long as the offices of President, Vice-President, and Treasurer are filled.
Unexcused absences as determined by the Executive Board from 3 consecutive meetings will constitute a vacancy of office.
Retirement: Upon retirement from office, each officer shall deliver to his/her successor, all records, papers, and other property belonging to the Association.
Removal From Office: At a Special Meeting of the Members, duly called in accordance with Article VII of these Bylaws, any Officer may be removed from his/her position with just cause by a majority vote of the Members. A successor may then and there be elected to fill the vacancy. Any Officer whose removal has been proposed by the Members shall be given an opportunity to be heard at the meeting prior to the vote for removal.
ARTICLE X – DUTIES OF OFFICERS:
President: The President shall be the principal officer of the Association and shall:
Preside at all meetings of the Association.
Be the sole spokesperson for the Scenic Shores Neighborhood Association. The Executive Board may designate another member to serve in this capacity as necessary.
Sign with the Treasurer or any other officer authorized by the Executive Board, all checks, contracts, and other legal documents.
Appoint committee chairpersons with approval of the Executive Board.
Shall be empowered to vote in meetings of the general membership and the Executive Board only when necessary to break a tie vote.
Serve and assume all responsibilities in the absence of the President.
Act as special assistant to the President and represent the President whenever so designated.
Perform all such duties as requested by the President or Executive Board.
Treasurer: The Treasurer shall:
Collect membership dues and keep records of paid members.
Maintain custody of all financial records of the Scenic Shores Neighborhood Association and deposit all such funds in a bank approved by the Executive Board.
Pay all bills and distribute funds by check only upon receipt of a bill. The Treasurer and the President with the approval of the Executive Board must sign all checks.
Submit a written financial report at each meeting and give a copy to the Secretary.
Secretary: The Secretary shall:
Keep minutes of the proceedings of all meetings of the Association.
Preserve in file all records of value to the Association.
Maintain a current roster of membership indicating the name, address, and telephone number of each member as well as his/her classification of membership.
Conduct the correspondence of the Association.
Perform such other duties as requested by the President or Executive Board.
ARTICLE XI –POLICIES:
The Scenic Shores Neighborhood Association shall be non-commercial, nonpartisan and nonsectarian.
The name of the Association or names of any members in their official capacities shall not be used in any connection with a commercial concern, or with any partisan interest or for any purpose not appropriately related to the promotion of the objectives of the association.
The Scenic Shores Neighborhood Association shall not directly or indirectly endorse any political candidate or party.
ARTICLE XII – PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY:
Procedures at all meetings shall be conducted with due regard to parliamentary practice with Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised serving as the authority on all points not covered specifically by these Bylaws.
ARTICLE XIII – AMENDMENTS:
Amendments to these Bylaws shall be made at any regular or special meeting by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members who are present and in good standing, provided that notice of such meeting contains the proposed amendments(s). Such amendments shall be effective as of the date of enactment.
ARTICLE XIV – DISSOLUTION:
Scenic Shores Neighborhood Association may be dissolved with the majority vote of the Executive Board or 2/3 vote of the actual membership, provided that the disbursement of all monies and properties is acted upon prior to dissolution, and all liabilities and obligations of the corporation must be paid, satisfied, and discharged.
ADOPTED by a majority vote of the membership at the meeting held on the 5th day of June 2022.