ARTICLE I: NAME
The name of the organization shall be the Redland-Viola-Fisher’s Mill Community Planning Organization (CPO). This shall be a non-profit organization. There will be no dues.
ARTICLE II: PURPOSE AND GOALS
OUR PURPOSE AND GOALS SHALL BE:
- To bring together persons who share a common concern for the Redland-Viola-Fisher’s Mill Community’s interest and environment.
- To inform citizens in the community on all proposed developments or changes in land use that could or would affect the area, through public meetings.
- To assist citizens in understanding current land use law as it pertains to zoning, conditional use permits, agricultural, and/or industrial.
- To provide the community with a vehicle for establishing an organized two-way communications channel with public agencies and governmental organizations.
ARTICLE II: MEMBERSHIP
Membership shall be open to all residents, property owners, and business operators within the Redland-Viola-Fischer’s Mill CPO boundaries.
ARTICLE IV: GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
General membership meetings shall be held at least once per quarter unless provided otherwise by the membership and/or board of directors. It shall be the responsibility of the board of directors to provide adequate notice of meetings. Action shall be by majority of the voting membership present. Minority vote of the membership shall be noted in all action when requested by the membership.
ARTICLE V: OFFICERS
SECTION 1. OFFICERS: The officers of the CPO shall be Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Secretary/Treasurer.
SECTION 2. CHAIRMAN: It shall be the duty of the Chairman to preside at all meetings of the membership, and to appoint the members and chairmen of the various committees with the approval of a majority vote of the Board of Directors. The Chairman shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the CPO and have the general supervision and control of the business of the CPO subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. He or she shall be an ex officio member of all standing committees.
SECTION 3. VICE-CHAIRMAN: In the absence of, or disability of, the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman shall perform all the duties of the Chairman, and when so acting shall have all the powers and be subject to the restrictions upon the Chairman.
SECTION 4. SECRETARY/TREASURER: The Secretary/Treasurer shall keep or cause to be kept, minutes of the proceedings of all meetings and an up-to-date roster of the attending members. He/she shall supervise all correspondence and have such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors. He/she shall also have the responsibilities of treasurer.
ARTICLE VI: BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SECTION 1. COMPOSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Board of Directors shall consist of a total of seven: three officers and four board members elected at large. The Board shall act on behalf of the voting membership of the CPO.
SECTION 2. TERMS OF OFFICE: The terms of office for all officers and board members shall be two years, which shall run from June 1 to May 31.
SECTION 3. NOMINATIONS: Nominations may be made by any member at the April general meeting, provided the consent of the nominee has been obtained.
SECTION 4. ELECTION: The Chairman and two board members shall be elected in even-numbered years. The Vice-Chairman, Secretary/Treasurer, and two board members shall be elected in oddnumbered years. Election shall be by a majority of those present and voting.
SECTION 5. VACANCIES: Vacancies on the board shall be filled by appointment of the Board. The temporary position shall be held until the next regular election for that position.
SECTION 6. ATTENDANCE: Any member of the board who has two consecutive unexcused absences from regularly scheduled meetings shall be deemed to have resigned and shall be replaced. Absences may be excused by prior notification to an officer of the board.
ARTICLE VII: VOTING
SECTION 1. ELIGIBILITY: A member qualifies for voting privileges by attending one of the two previous general membership meetings. Attendance shall be noted by signature on the Secretary/Treasurer’s sign-in sheet.
ARTICLE VIII: CORRESPONDENCE
All correspondence sent to any individual, agency, or member of the news media that states therein to be representative of the CPO must first be approved by the Board of Directors and that approval must be noted in the minutes of that board meeting.
The CPO does not authorize anyone to communicate in an official manner the views, opinions, or recommendations that have not been approved by the board. If any person or persons chooses to do so, then they, and they alone, will be held liable for any consequences of their actions.
ARTICLE VIII: AMMENDMENTS
These Bylaws may be amended by two-thirds vote of the eligible voting members present at the general membership meeting. No amendment can be voted upon unless said proposed amendment was read at the previous general membership meeting.
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