The Bylaws of the Walnut Creek Homeowners' Association
- Must be street legal and currently registered
- Cannot block the sidewalk
- Park legally, i.e., not more than 12” from the curb or within 10’ of driveways, or 15’ of a fire hydrant
- Do not block driveways. Jefferson County Zoning laws put a limit of 7 consecutive days for vehicles parking on the street in a residential area.
ARTICLE ONE - PURPOSES
STATEMENT of PURPOSE
The purpose of this Association shall be to protect and promote the best interest of the residents of Walnut Creek and to promote and strive for the improvement and betterment of all public facilities and services within said area. The term Walnut Creek shall be defined as Walnut Creek Unit #1, including Tract 12.
ACHIEVEMENT and LIMITATION of PURPOSES
This Association shall do everything and anything reasonably and lawfully necessary, proper or suitable for the achievement of the purposes stated above. The above statement of Association purposes shall not be construed as a statement restricting or limiting in any way, the general powers of this Association.
ARTICLE TWO - MEMBERSHIP
DEFINITION of a MEMBER
DEFINITION of an ASSOCIATE MEMBER
An Associate Member shall be defined as any person living in a residence in Walnut Creek Development # 1, including Tract 12 residences, and are not listed on the property deed. They are a non voting member.
Each member household shall have the right to cast up to two (2) votes, depending on persons on that property deed, on any matters affecting the Association at membership meetings. Any member(s) shall have the right to cast up to one (1) vote each regardless of the number of lots owned. Only paid up members have the right to vote.
The mandatory annual dues are $45.00 for each household in Walnut Creek Development # 1, including Tract 12, and shall be due and payable at the WCHOA annual meeting. Dues not paid by a WCHOA Development # 1 household, including Tract 12, within (90) ninety days following an annual meeting shall result in that owner household being considered a non voting member of the WCHOA Development # 1, including Tract 12. The WCHOA reserves the right to place a lien on properties within Walnut Creek Development # 1, including Tract 12, that have not paid their annual dues. The lien would be equivalent to the amount of the current dues each year they are not paid, plus a late fee of $15, plus legal fees. Voting rights will be reinstated immediately upon payment of back dues, plus a late fee of $15. Mandatory dues payments are effective starting January 2015, and back dues would be applicable beginning with 2015.
PRORATION of DUES
Any household purchasing property after February 1 shall be assessed at the amount of one twelfth (1/12) of the annual dues times the months remaining in the fiscal year. Proration may occur during the first (1st) year of residency in Walnut Creek.
FIRST YEAR PRORATION
Any new member household shall have the right to proration of its annual dues for the first (1st) year only and such dues shall be prorated as in Article 2, Section 5.
When any property is leased or rented, the lessees or renters of such property living in Walnut Creek Development #1, including Tract 12, shall be deemed associate members and do not have voting rights. Covenants are still enforceable and applicable.
Fiscal year shall be defined as the calendar year commencing January 1.
ARTICLE THREE - MEETINGS
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
General Membership Meetings may be held as called for by the Executive Council.
Special meetings of the membership or the executive council shall be called by the president whenever two (2) members of the Association deem them necessary.
A quorum shall be comprised of those eligible voting members present at any membership meeting of the Association.
ARTICLE FOUR - OFFICERS
The president of this Association shall be the chief executive of the Association, charged with the duties of supervising all of its functions. The president shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.
ARTICLE FIVE - COMMITTEES
ARTICLE SIX - AMENDMENTS
ARTICLE SEVEN - AREA REPRESENTATIVES
APPOINTMENT and CONFIRMATION
ARTICLE EIGHT - EFFECTIVE DATE
The effective date of these revised bylaws shall be January 16, 2018.