Evergreen Neighborhood Association Bylaws
ARTICLE I. NAME
The name of this organization shall be Evergreen Neighborhood Association, hereinafter called the "Association."
ARTICLE II. PURPOSE
The purpose of the Association is to provide a forum for the membership to discuss matters of common concern and to represent the views of the members before appropriate public bodies. Matters of common concern include, but are not limited to, the livability of the neighborhood, city and region; participation in all phases of government processes with special emphasis on planning and land use, e.g., zoning, housing, community facilities, human resources, social and recreational programs, traffic and transportation, and environmental quality; and ongoing communication with Governments.
ARTICLE III. ASSOCIATION BOUNDARIES
The boundaries of the Association shall include those portions of Lake Oswego as identified in Exhibit 1, Evergreen Neighborhood Association Boundary Map, and as maintained by the City of Lake Oswego.
ARTICLE IV. GENERAL MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. Membership shall be open to all persons who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and who reside, own property, own fifty percent or more of a business, or represent a non-profit organization or a school located within the boundaries of the Association. Only one representative is allowed per business, nonprofit organization, or school.
Section 2. Any other person interested in the Association’s purpose may be a non-voting member.
Section 3. Members shall be entitled to vote after their names and addresses have been properly recorded on the voting membership roster of the Association, so long as they continue to meet the requirements for Membership in ARTICLE IV Section 1.
ARTICLE V. OFFICERS
Section 1. The officers of this Association shall be Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer and
Secretary. Officers shall be voting members.
Section 2. The duties of the officers shall be as follows:
a. The Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Association and of the Board of Directors; shall be responsible for maintaining liaison with private or public organizations whose operations may impact the neighborhood; for providing information to the membership concerning pertinent activities of these organizations; and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed in these Bylaws, or assigned to the Chairman by the Board of Directors of the Association.
b. The Vice Chairman shall act as an aide to the Chairman; shall serve in the absence of the Chairman; and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Chairman or the Board of Directors.
c. The Treasurer shall keep records and ledgers in accordance with accepted accounting practices; shall give a report of current expenses and income as required; and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Chairman or the Board of Directors.
d. The Secretary shall maintain records of Board and General Membership meetings; shall be responsible for correspondence; shall notify members and city staff of Board and General Membership meetings; shall provide the City with required documentation; and shall perform other duties as may be assigned by the Chairman or the Board of Directors.
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