Proxies authorize other members of an association to vote on behalf of the member filling out the proxy. Proxies are encouraged as an alternative voting method in order to ensure that the democracy of your association is upheld.
Download the sample petition and process to create a petition for your neighborhood.
- Covenants run with the land and some do need to be renewed. Most will automatically renew. Old ones that have been dormant can be reinstated with notice - as of such and such a date they will be in effect and there will be a meeting to elect the Board, etc. Must seek legal counsel before making any statements about this.
Homeowners Association (HOA)
- only property owners can be members and there are usually covenants that can be enforced on the owners.
Neighborhood Association (NA)
- In a NA, there is no ownership required and no covenants to be enforced.
Community Association (CA)
- In a CA, there is no ownership required for membership, but only property owners may vote, and there may or may not be covenants to be enforced. A CA is a collective of individuals and/or organizations within and representing a specific geographic area.