THE HORIZON CREST COMMUNITY
As amended October 7, 1991.
Article I - The Corporation
Section l. The Corporation shall be known and distinguished as the
Horizon Crest Community Association, Inc., hereafter called the
Association, with objects and purposes as set forth in the Articles of
Incorporation (dated January 1991) and these by- laws.
Section 2. For the purpose of these by-laws and the operation of the
Association the Horizon Crest Community shall include the property within
the bounds of plats known as Eaglesmere 2, 3, 4 and 5 as they are recorded
in King County, in the state of Washington.
Article II - Statement of
Section l. The Association is established to encourage community pride,
awareness of each other as neighbors, and as a forum for the discussion
and resolution of concerns relative to the presentation of our community,
to safety concerns and to other items of general community interest.
Article III - Membership
Section l. There shall be two grades of membership, as follows:
a. Member - Any person owning a lot within the Horizon Crest Community
is eligible for the grade of Member, with all of the rights and privileges
thereof. In the case of a couple, family, or other group, the total shall
be considered as one Member.
b. Associate Member - Any person residing upon a lot within the Horizon
Crest Community but not owning the said property, is eligible for the
grade of Associate Member. Associate members may participated in all
activities of the Association except that they will have no vote and may
not hold any office in the Association.
Section 2. The general membership of the Association shall be those who
have acquired or shall hereafter acquire Membership, or Associate
Membership, as provided by Article III, Section l.
Section 3. Membership of those candidates eligible as defined by
Article III, Sec. l, will become effective upon receipt of dues. Membership
shall be for a period of one year, the calendar year in which dues were
received, and shall be recorded by the resident's name, home address, and
Section 4. Membership in the Association is voluntary and will be
terminated by voluntary withdrawal, by failure to pay annual dues, or by
failure to continue to qualify for membership as defined in Article III,
Article IV - Rights and Duties
Section l. Each Member shall have one vote on all matters and elections
presented at any meeting of the General Membership. The vote of any Member
may be exercised by any of the persons in whose name the membership
stands. Membership votes shall be in person at the time of the meeting.
Section 2. Any Member is eligible for nomination for election to any
Association Office, including the Board of Directors.
Section 3. Each Member and Associate Member shall pay dues made in
accordance with the provisions of these by-laws.
Article V - Dues and Fees
Section l. Dues shall be $15.00 per year unless and until changed by a
majority of the membership present at a General Membership meeting. Dues
for Associate Members shall be the same as for Members. (Note: Dues
increased to $20 at General Membership Meeting 12/95)
Section 2. A majority of the General Membership in attendance at any
General Membership meeting called for that purpose may assess against the
membership such additional charges that the Association may require to
meet extraordinary expenses. Such charges may not be assessed against
non-member residents. Association projects requiring such expenditures
shall be funded only after project approval, the amount of funding and the
method of collection has been approved by a majority of the General
Membership in attendance at that meeting.
Article VI - Board of Directors
Section l. The Board of Directors shall consist of the Officers of the
Association and the Board Members as described in Articles VII and VIII
Section 2. The President of the Association shall preside over the
Board of Directors.
Section 3. The Board of Directors shall be responsible for the
establishment of broad policies that are in accordance with the
Association's Statement of Purpose in Article II and in response to the
concerns and interests of the general membership.
Section 4. The Board of Directors shall be responsible for directing
the implementation of such policies and activities of the Association.
Section 5. The Board of Directors shall meet every other month or as
deemed necessary by the Board.
Article VII - Officers, Their Election and Duties
Section 1. The Officers of the Association shall be as follows:
President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, all of whom shall be
Members, and elected at the Annual Meeting. Officers shall take office on
January 1, except as hereinafter provided.
Section 2. All officers shall automatically become members of the Board
of Directors. The Officers' terms shall be one year, except as hereinafter
Section 3. The duties of the Officers shall be as follows:
a. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Members of the
Association and of the Board of Directors, call such meetings, and shall
be general manager of the Association and its affairs.
b. The Vice-President shall support the President in the management
of the Association. In the absence of the President, the Vice-President
shall perform such duties as the President would have performed. In
addition, the Vice-President shall be a member of the Neighborhood
c. The Secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of all general
membership meetings and Board of Directors meetings, give all notices of
meetings, coordinate the production and distribution of the Association
Newsletter, and discharge such other duties as the President may direct.
d. The Treasurer shall receive and deposit all monies of the
Corporation in a checking account of a reputable bank. The Treasurer
shall not disperse any monies except for expenditures approved by the
Board of Directors. A petty cash fund may be maintained by the Treasurer
within limits specified by the Board of Directors. A detailed accounting
report shall be given at each regular meeting, upon a majority vote of
the membership, or by request of the Board of Directors. The Treasurer's
accounts will be examined annually by the Board of Directors who will,
if the accounts and reports are correct, sign a statement to that effect
and present it to the membership at the Annual Meeting. Checks of
$500.00 or larger will require the signatures of any two Officers.
Section 4. Should vacancies occur, the Board of Directors will appoint
an Officer to fill the unexpired term, except that the Vice-President will
succeed to President and the Board will appoint a Vice-President.
Section 5. Any Officer may be removed by a majority vote of the
Membership present at any regular or special meeting. An Officer who
ceases to be a Member of the Association shall cease to be an Officer
Article VIII - Board Members, Their Election and Duties
Section 1. Board Members shall represent the general membership of the
Association at the Board of Directors meetings and shall be elected at the
Annual Meeting. Board Members shall take office on January l, except as
Section 2. Board Members, all of whom shall be Members, shall be
elected for a one year term, except as hereinafter provided. There shall
be at least four Board Member positions, corresponding to the four
divisions of Eaglesmere included in the Association. Additional Board
Member positions may be created at the discretion of the Board of
Directors, with no more than three Board Member positions filled by
members residing in one division.
Section 3. Should Board Member vacancies occur, the Board may appoint a
Member to fill the vacancy until the next Annual Meeting.
Section 4. Any Board Member may be removed by a majority vote of the
general membership present at any regular or special meeting. A Board
Member who ceases to be a Member of the Association shall cease to be a
Board Member immediately.
Section 5. Each Board Member shall be responsible for meeting with
Members and Associate Members within the Eaglesmere division which he or
she represents so that the Association policies and activities developed
by the Board of Directors are responsive to the concerns and interests of
the general membership. Meetings with the division members shall take
place at least twice a year, or as the majority of Board Members deem
Article IX - Meetings
Section 1. There shall be an Annual Meeting of the general membership
during the last quarter of the calendar year to elect the Officers and
Board Members, report on the finances of the Association, and to conduct
any other Association business deemed necessary by the President.
Additional meetings of the general membership may be called by the
President to conduct Association business. Officer and general membership
representation must be present at a general membership meeting.
Section 2. Announcement of the time, date, and location of the Annual
Meeting and all other meetings for the general membership shall be given
throughout the Horizon Crest Neighborhood at least three days in advance
of the meeting.
Section 3. All general membership meetings, including the Annual
Meeting, shall be conducted at a location within ten miles of Horizon
Crest, during the evening hours unless authorized by a majority of the
Members present at the previous meeting.
Section 4. The Board of Directors shall have meetings according to
Article VI, Section 5. Board of Director meetings are open to the general
Section 5. Regularly scheduled Board of Directors meetings shall be
announced in the Association Newsletter.
Section 6. The Members present at any regular or special meeting shall
constitute a quorum.
Section 7. Order of Business - The order of business of the meetings
1) President's Opening Remarks
2) Minutes of Previous Meeting
3) Reports of Officers, Board Members, and Committees
4) Unfinished Business
5) New Business Elections (first order under new business)
Section 8. Each Member shall be entitled to only one vote. The interest
of each Member shall be equal to that of any other Member, and no Member
can acquire any interest which will entitle him or her to any greater
voice, vote, authority or interest in the Association than any other
Section 9. A Member who does not expect to be present at the Annual
meeting my mark a ballot, enclose it in a sealed envelope and return it to
the Secretary with his or her signature before the Annual Meeting,
requesting that the said ballot be cast at the time of the election.
Article X - Committees
Section 1. Standing committees will be appointed for:
3) Neighborhood Enhancement
Section 2. The Board of Directors may create additional committees and
name chairpersons of these committees as deemed necessary to implement the
policies and activities of the Association. These committees may include:
Nominating, Garden, Finance, Safety, City Improvements, Association
Section 3. The duties of the three standing committees shall be as
1) The Membership Committee shall consist of three or more Members or
Associate Members, appointed by the President, whose duties shall be to:
welcome new residents, solicit new members, determine eligibility of the
applicants according to the Rules in Article III, and create, update and
maintain accurate membership records, as required in Article III, Section
2) The membership of the Architectural Committee shall be independently
established in accordance with the procedures set forth in the covenants
governing each area within the Horizon Crest neighborhood. The
Architectural Committee shall perform the duties described in the
covenants. The Architectural Committee shall be responsible for making
rulings on covenant compliance for new residential projects, and existing
conditions in accordance with the covenants. In general, they shall
represent the best interests of all of the Horizon Crest property owners
to maintain an attractive standard of residence and the fair market value
of the area described in Article I, Section 2. The Association shall
support the Architectural Committee with funding for public awareness,
announcements, and covenant distribution as approved by the Board of
Directors. No legal services shall be provided by or funded by the
Association or the Architectural Committee. Legal responsibilities are
held by the property owners.
3) The Neighborhood Enhancement Committee shall consist of the
Vice-President and two or more additional Members or Associate Members.
The Neighborhood Enhancement Committee shall be responsible for
researching, and organizing activities which enhance the safety and/or
appearance of the neighborhood. The Committee shall be responsible for all
materials purchased by the Association for enhancement activities. The
Committee shall interface with the City of Bellevue and King County to
implement programs and/or activities, as required.
Article XI - Bylaws Amendments
Section l. These bylaws may be amended by a vote of two- thirds of the
membership present at any meeting called for that purpose.