Amendment To Bylaws Of Summer Ridge Homeowners Association
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLE I NAME OF CORPORATION 2
Section 11: "Governing Documents" 2
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1: Number, Qualifications, Election and Powers 2
Section 2: Term of Office 3
MEETINGS OF DIRECTORS
Section 3: Annual Meeting 3
Section 4: Quorum 3
ARTICLE XV RULES AND REGULATIONS 3
15.1 Adoption of Rules and Regulations 3
15.2 Amendment of Rules and Regulations 3
15.3 Distribution of Rules and Regulations 3
ARTICLE XVI RULES ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES 3
16.1 Board of Directors to Serve as Hearing Board 3
16.1.1 Composition 3
16.1.2 Temporary Hearing Board 4
16.1.3 Temporary Absence of Members 4
16.1.4 Authority 4
16.1.5 Officers 4
16.2 Pre-Hearing Procedure 4
16.2.1 Informal Dispute Resolution Procedure 4
16.2.2 Written Complaint 4
16.2.3 Service of Complaint and Notice 5
16.2.4 Notice of Respondent's Rights and Hearing 5
16.2.5 Rescheduled Hearing 5
16.2.6 Objections to Complaint 5
16.2.7 Amended Complaint 5
16.2.8 Default 5
16.2.9 Discovery 6
16.2.10 Impartiality 6
16.3 Hearing Procedure 6
16.3.1 Conduct of Hearing 6
16.3.2 Order of Proceedings 6
16.3.3 Rules of Evidence 7
16.3.4 Assurance of Voluntary Compliance 7
16.3.5 Decision and Order 8
16.3.6 Judicial Enforcement 8
Increases in Annual Assessments
NOTICE OF RESPONDENT'S RIGHTS AND HEARING 10
AMENDMENT TO BYLAWS OF
SUMMER RIDGE HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION
WHEREAS, a certain DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS OF SUMMER RIDGE DIVISION NUMBER was recorded on May 10, 1984, under Recording No. 8405100686, in the records of King County, State of Washington;
WHEREAS, the Declaration has previously been amended and/or additional real property has been made subject to the jurisdiction of the Summer Ridge Homeowners’ Association by the following instruments recorded in the records of King County, State of Washington:
FIRST AMENDMENT TO DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS OF SUMMER RIDGE DIVISION NUMBER 1 recorded on August 27, 1984, under Recording No. 8408271032, in the records of King County, State of Washington;
DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS OF SUMMER RIDGE DIVISION NUMBER 2 recorded on May 13, 1985, under Recording No. 8505130080, in the records of King County, State of Washington;
DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS OF SUMMER RIDGE DIVISION NUMBER 3 recorded on October 21, 1986, under Recording No. 8610210441, in the records of King County, State of Washington;
DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS OF SUMMER RIDGE DIVISION NUMBER 4 recorded on October 7, 1987, under Recording No. 8710070715, in the records of King County, State of Washington;
FIRST AMENDMENT TO DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS OF SUMMER RIDGE DIVISION NUMBER 4 recorded on September 28, 1988, under Recording No. 8809280187, in the records of King County, State of Washington;
DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS OF SUMMER RIDGE DIVISION NUMBER 5 recorded on June 30, 1987 under Recording No. 8706301793, and re-recorded on August 3, 1987, under Recording No. 8708030222, in the records of King County, State of Washington;
FIRST AMENDMENT TO DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS OF SUMMER RIDGE DIVISION NUMBER 5 recorded on December 3, 1987, under Recording No. 8712030165, in the records of King County, State of Washington;
SECOND AMENDMENT TO DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS OF SUMMER RIDGE DIVISION NUMBER 5 recorded on September 18, 1988, under Recording No. 8809280188, in the records of King County, State of Washington;
DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS OF SUMMER RIDGE DIVISION NUMBER 6 recorded on September 14, 1989, under Recording No. 8909140654, and re-recorded on November 2, 1989, under Recording No. 8911020350, in the records of King County, State of Washington;
DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS OF SUMMER RIDGE DIVISION NUMBER 7 recorded on December 14, 1989, under Recording No. 8912140171, in the records of King County, State of Washington;
WHEREAS, Bylaws for the governance of the Summer Ridge Homeowners’ Association (the "Association") were duly adopted by the Declarant on the 22nd day of May, 1984; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Article XIII of the Bylaws, at a meeting duly called and held on the 14th day of June, 1999, at which a quorum was present, after not less than fifteen (15) days prior notice to all of the Owners entitled to vote thereon duly given, not less than a majority of those Unit Owners who were present in person or by proxy, have voted to amend the Bylaws as hereinafter set forth;
NOW THEREFORE, the President and the Secretary of Summer Ridge Homeowners Association certify the Bylaws to have been amended in the following particulars:
A. Article I of the Bylaws is hereby deleted in its entirety and the following new Article I is substituted in its place:
NAME OF CORPORATION
The name of the corporation is the SUMMER RIDGE HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, hereinafter referred to as the "Corporation" or the "Association."
B. The following new Article II, Section 11 is added to the Declaration:
Section 11: "Governing Documents" means the Declaration, the Articles of Incorporation, the Bylaws, the Architectural Control Guidelines, and the Rules and Regulations of the Association adopted pursuant to the Declaration and Bylaws, as these documents may be lawfully amended and/or adopted from time to time.
C. Article IV, Section 1 of the Bylaws is hereby deleted and the following new Article IV, Section 1 is substituted in its place as follows:
Section 1: Number, Qualifications, Election and Powers . The Association shall be administered and managed by a Board consisting of five (5) directors elected from among the Lot Owners. Positions to be filled on the Board shall be filled by those candidates for the Board of Directors who receive the greatest number of votes. Solely for the purpose of determining a person's qualification to serve on the Board, the term "Lot Owner" shall include a director, trustee, officer, agent or employee appointed by a corporate Lot Owner as its voting representative, or a partner, agent or employee appointed by a partnership Lot Owner as its voting representative. If a director ceases to meet the qualifications for being appointed as a director during his or her term, then that director shall cease to be a director and his or her position on the Board shall be deemed vacant. Except as specifically reserved to the members or limited in the Governing Documents, the Board shall act in all instances on behalf of the Association. In addition to the powers and authority expressly conferred upon it by these Bylaws and the Declaration, the Board may exercise all powers of the Association and do all lawful acts and things not directed or required to be exercised or done by the members by statute or by the Governing Documents.
D. Article IV, Section 2 of the Bylaws is hereby deleted and the following new Article IV, Section 2 is substituted in its place as follows:
Section 2: Term of Office . The directors shall be elected for staggered two (2) year terms with the term of three (3) directors expiring in odd numbered years and the term or two (2) directors expiring in even numbered years. For the purpose of implementing the change in the number and term of the directors, in the year in which this Bylaw Amendment is adopted, no directors will be elected unless it is necessary to bring the total number to five (5) members, and the adoption of this Bylaw Amendment shall not have the effect of shortening the term of any incumbent director.
E. Article VI, Section 3 of the Bylaws is hereby deleted and the following new Article VI, Sections 3 and 4 are substituted in its place as follows:
Section 3: Annual Meeting . The annual meeting of the Board shall be held without notice immediately after the adjournment of the annual meeting of members.
Section 4: Quorum . A majority of the members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. The Board shall act by majority vote of those present at its meetings where a quorum exists.
F. The following new Articles XV and XVI are added to the Bylaws:
15 ARTICLE RULES AND REGULATIONSARTICLE 16 RULES AND REGULATIONS
15.1 Adoption of Rules and Regulations . The Board, or the Association membership by the affirmative vote of a Majority of Lot Owners, at a duly called regular or special Board or membership meeting, may from time to time adopt reasonable Rules and Regulations necessary or desirable to insure compliance with or supplement the covenants, conditions and restrictions of the Declaration, or to regulate the use, occupancy and maintenance of the Lots, and Common Areas for the common good of the Lot Owners. A Rule may be proposed for adoption by the Owners: (a) by the Board; (b) by written request signed by thirty percent (30%) of the Owners; or (c) by inclusion by the requisite number of Owners in the request for a special Owners' meeting. If the Rule is being proposed for adoption at an Owners' meeting, the text of the proposed Rule shall be included in the notice of the meeting. When adopted, the Rules and Regulations shall be binding upon all Lot Owners and Occupants of the Development.
15.2 Amendment of Rules and Regulations . The Board or Lot Owners may from time to time amend any Rules and Regulations in the same manner as is provided for adoption; provided, however, that the Board shall not have the power: (1) to amend any Rule or Regulation adopted by the membership in a manner inconsistent with the action of the membership; or (2) to adopt any Rule or Regulation which the has been defeated by the vote of a Majority of Lot Owners; or (3) to adopt any Rule or Regulation which is inconsistent with a Rule or Regulation adopted by a Majority of Lot Owners.
15.3 Distribution of Rules and Regulations . The Rules and Regulations shall be stated in writing and shall be made available to each Lot Owner, Tenant, Occupant, Lender or other party having a legitimate interest in the Rules and Regulations, upon request to the Secretary of the Association.
16 RULES ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES
16.1 Board of Directors to Serve as Hearing Board .
16.1.1 Composition . The Hearing Board shall be comprised of the members of the Board of Directors of the Association. In addition, two (2) alternates shall be selected from among the members of the Association by the Board each year to serve on the Hearing Board in the event of the temporary absence or disqualification of a member of the Hearing Board.
16.1.2 Temporary Hearing Board . By a majority vote of the entire Board, the Board may decide to have a complaint pursuant to this Article heard by a Temporary Hearing Board. The Temporary Hearing Board may be composed of three homeowners designated by the Board. The Temporary Hearing Board may be comprised of no more than one member of the Board of Directors, and one or both of the alternate members of the Hearing Board. In the alternative, in the discretion of the Board, the Temporary Hearing Board may be comprised of an outside arbitrator designated in accordance with the real estate arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. For all purposes, the powers and the duties of a Temporary Hearing Board shall be identical to those of the Hearing Board in connection with any matter referred to it by the Board.
16.1.3 Temporary Absence of Members . If any member is or expects to be temporarily unable to carry out the responsibilities of his or her office for a period of thirty (30) days or longer, that member shall notify the Chairman who may request an alternate to serve in his or her stead during the period of the absence. The Chairman shall also appoint an alternate to participate in the proceedings of the Hearing Board in the stead of a member when a member disqualifies himself or herself on a particular matter. To the extent practicable, the Chairman shall vary between the alternates in assigning them to participation in the place of a member.
16.1.4 Authority . The Hearing Board is authorized and empowered to investigate, hear and determine all complaints concerning violations by any Lot Owner or occupant, or by the Association, of the Governing Documents or of any decision of the Board made as provided in the Governing Documents. The Hearing Board is further authorized and empowered to impose a fine as provided in Subparagraph of the Bylaws in an amount not to exceed the maximum rate established by resolution of the Board on any person whom it finds to have violated the Governing Documents.
16.1.5 Officers . The President of the Association shall serve as Chairman of the Hearing Board and the Secretary of the Association shall serve as Secretary of the Hearing Board. In the event that either the President or Secretary is replaced by an alternate as provided in Paragraph , or a Temporary Hearing Board is designated as provided in Paragraph , the members of the Hearing Board shall elect a Chairman Pro Tem and/or Secretary Pro Tem as the case may be.
16.2 Pre-Hearing Procedure .
16.2.1 Informal Dispute Resolution Procedure . It is the intent that an informal process be followed prior to the initiation of a formal hearing process against an Owner or other occupant of a Lot. To that end, any member, employee or agent of the Association has the authority to request that a member or occupant of any Lot cease or correct any act or perform any omission which appears to be in violation of the Governing Documents or of any decision of the Board made as provided in the Governing Documents. The informal request must be made, either verbally or in writing, prior to initiation of the formal hearing process.
16.2.2 Written Complaint . If the dispute or violation is not resolved informally as provided for under Paragraph , the formal hearing process may be initiated by filing a written complaint with the Secretary of the Hearing Board. The complaint may be filed by any Lot Owner or occupant, including a member of the Board, or may be filed by an employee or agent of the Association (referred to in the Bylaws as the "complainant"). The complaint shall be signed by the complainant and shall contain a written statement of the charges setting forth in ordinary language the acts or omissions with which the alleged violator (referred to in the Bylaws as the "respondent") is charged. In order to allow the respondent to prepare a defense, the complaint shall identify the specific provisions of the Governing Documents or decision of the Board which the respondent is alleged to have violated. The written complaint shall state as many of the specifics as are available regarding time, date, location, nature of violation, persons involved, etc., so that the complaint may be investigated by the Hearing Board. The complaint shall also set forth the efforts which were made to resolve the matter informally as provided in Paragraph . Upon receipt of the written complaint, the Secretary shall assign a number to the complaint and shall note on the first page of the complaint that number and the time and date of receipt.
16.2.3 Service of Complaint and Notice . Within five (5) days of receipt of the complaint, the Secretary shall cause it, together with a notice in the form specified in Paragraph and a copy of the Bylaws provisions pertaining to Rules Enforcement Procedures, to be served upon the respondent, at the respondent's Registered Address if an Owner, or at the Lot address if a non-Owner occupant. Service of the complaint and notice shall be by leaving same with the respondent personally, by leaving same with a person of suitable age and discretion at the respondent's residence or by first class mail. In the event that service is by personal service, the Secretary or other person accomplishing same shall file an affidavit with the Secretary stating the person served and the time and place at which service was had. In the event that service is by mail, the Secretary shall prepare an affidavit stating that the time and place at which the complaint and notice was deposited in the United States mail with first class postage prepaid and further stating the person and place to which same was addressed. Service by mail shall be deemed to have been made three (3) days after mailing. No order adversely affecting the rights of the respondent shall be made in any case unless the respondent shall have been served as provided for in the Bylaws. Service upon the Association shall be made by service upon the Secretary or President of the Association.
16.2.4 Notice of Respondent's Rights and Hearing . The Secretary shall, at least fifteen (15) days prior to the hearing, serve upon the respondent and complainant in the manner provided for in Paragraph a Notice of Respondent's Rights and Hearing, which shall be in substantially the form contained in Appendix A but may contain additional information.
16.2.5 Rescheduled Hearing . If the complainant or respondent can show good cause why they cannot attend the hearing, they must notify the Secretary of the Hearing Board at least 48 hours prior to the originally scheduled hearing except in cases of unexpected emergency. The Hearing Board may in its discretion reschedule the hearing for good cause shown.
16.2.6 Objections to Complaint . Any objection to the complaint on the grounds that the Hearing Board has no jurisdiction over the acts or omissions alleged in the complaint or that the complaint is so indefinite or uncertain that the respondent cannot identify the violating behavior or prepare his defense must be presented to the Hearing Board in writing within fourteen (14) days of the date on which the complaint is served on the respondent. The respondent shall also serve a copy of the objections on the complainant within that time period. If the Hearing Board determines, either as a result of an objection or on its own initiative, that the complaint is insufficient, the complaint will be returned to the complainant with a letter stating the reason for the rejection.
16.2.7 Amended Complaint . Not later than seven (7) days prior to the date set for the hearing, the complainant may file an amended or supplemental complaint with the Secretary, who shall cause a copy of the amended or supplemental complaint to be served upon the respondent in the manner required in Section not later than 72 hours prior to the time set for hearing.
16.2.8 Default . Failure of one party to appear at a scheduled hearing, where that party prior to the hearing has failed to show good cause why the hearing should be rescheduled, does not preclude the Hearing Board from proceeding with the hearing, receiving evidence from and hearing arguments by the other party, and rendering a decision in the matter. Upon failure of the complainant to appear, the Hearing Board may, in its discretion, terminate the matter.
16.2.9 Discovery . Either party is entitled to:
(a) Obtain by written request the names and addresses of the witnesses to the extent known to the other party within 72 hours of the request to the other party, and
(b) Inspect and make a copy of any statements, writings or investigative reports relative to the subject matter of the hearing. No witnesses will be allowed to testify except those who have been disclosed to both parties where a request has been made as provided in Subparagraph unless the opposing party waives objection to the witness during the hearing.
Nothing in this Paragraph shall authorize the inspection or copying of any writings or other thing which is privileged from disclosure by law or protected as attorney's work product. Any party claiming his request of discovery has not been complied with shall submit a written statement of the facts and circumstances to the Hearing Board. The Hearing Board shall make a determination and issue a written order setting forth the materials or parts of the materials to which the petitioner is entitled and the sanctions to be imposed on non-compliance with the order.
16.2.10 Impartiality . It shall be the duty of each member of the Hearing Board to make a determination as to whether he or she is able to function in a disinterested and objective manner in consideration of the matter before the Hearing Board. Any member incapable of objective and impartial consideration of the case shall disclose that to the Hearing Board and shall disqualify and remove himself or herself from participation in the consideration of the proceedings, and have it so recorded in the minutes of the Hearing Board. In that event the Chairman shall designate an alternate to serve in the withdrawing member's stead as provided in .
Either party may challenge any member of the Hearing Board for cause where a fair and impartial hearing cannot be afforded; provided that the challenge must be made before the issuance of any order or the taking of any evidence or testimony in the proceeding. In the event of a challenge, the Board shall meet to determine its sufficiency. If a majority of the Board sustains the challenge, the Board shall appoint an alternate to serve in connection with the matter. If the Board is unable to appoint a designated alternate to fill the vacancy, the Board shall appoint another member of the Association to serve on the Hearing Board in the particular case in which the challenge arose. All decisions of the Board shall be final.
16.3 Hearing Procedure .
16.3.1 Conduct of Hearing . The hearing shall be heard by the members and/or alternates of the Hearing Board. The respondent shall appear in person or by a duly authorized representative if the respondent submits to the Secretary the written authority of the representative to appear on his or her behalf. The Chairman, or in his absence the Chairman Pro Tem, shall preside over the conduct of the hearing and shall make any necessary evidentiary rulings. The hearing shall be informal. At the beginning of the hearing the Chairman shall explain the rules and procedures by which the hearing is to be conducted.
16.3.2 Order of Proceedings . The order of proceedings shall be as follows:
(a) Each party to the proceeding is entitled to make an opening statement setting forth their version of the case, starting with the complainant.
(b) Each party, starting with the complainant, is entitled to produce evidence, witnesses and testimony, subject to Paragraph , above. The other parties are entitled to cross-examine any witnesses and the opposing party.
(c) Each party, starting with the respondent, is entitled to make a closing statement. The respondent is entitled to make a final statement in rebuttal following the complainant's closing statement.
(d) Any member of the Hearing Board may question any party or witness. The Hearing Board members may, on their own motion, call witnesses or secure tangible evidence. A party may within a reasonable time prior to the hearing date request the Hearing Board to call witnesses or secure tangible evidence. The request shall be granted in the discretion of the Hearing Board.
(e) At the request of the respondent the Hearing Board may decide, in its discretion, to conduct the hearing in executive session.
(f) Each party has the right to representation by counsel at his or her own expense.
(g) Either party or the Hearing Board may cause the hearing to be transcribed at his, her or their own expense.
(h) The Hearing Board may expel any person from any hearing for improper, disorderly or contemptuous conduct.
16.3.3 Rules of Evidence . The following rules of evidence shall apply to proceeding before the Hearing Board:
(a) Any relevant evidence which is not privileged is admissible regardless of whether the evidence is hearsay or otherwise inadmissible in a court of law. The Chairman may exclude irrelevant, immaterial or unduly repetitious evidence.
(b) At the request of any party to the proceeding or at the direction of the Chairman, oral evidence shall be taken on an oath or affirmation administered by a Notary Public or other official authorized by the State of Washington to administer oaths.
16.3.4 Assurance of Voluntary Compliance . The Hearing Board in its discretion, in lieu of or in addition to calling the hearing, may accept an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance from any respondent. Giving an Assurance does not constitute an admission that a violation of any provision of the Governing Documents or of any decision of the Board pursuant to the Governing Documents has taken place. The Assurance may include a stipulation for payment by respondent to the complainant and/or the Association. From time to time, a person who has made an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance shall provide all information the Board reasonably requests to determine whether the respondent is in compliance with the Assurance. The Hearing Board is not precluded from further action by its acceptance of an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance in the event that the respondent violates the terms of that Assurance.
16.3.5 Decision and Order .
(a) As soon as possible after all testimony and documentary or physical evidence has been presented to the Hearing Board, but in no case more than ten (10) days after the close of the hearing, the Hearing Board shall meet in executive session to deliberate and reach a decision. A majority of the Hearing Board shall be controlling. The decision of the Hearing Board shall be in writing, and shall summarize the evidence presented to and considered by the Hearing Board, shall state the facts upon which the Hearing Board has based its decision and shall contain a finding as to whether or not the respondent has violated the Governing Documents or a decision of the Board made as provided in the Governing Documents. The decision of the Hearing Board must be based on substantial evidence which shall be set forth in the decision.
(b) Upon a decision that a violation has occurred, the Hearing Board may order that the respondent shall do or refrain from doing any act necessary to cause the respondent to comply with the provisions of the Governing Documents and/or any decision of the Board. The order of the Hearing Board shall become effective ten (10) days after it is served on the respondent in the manner provided for in Paragraph of the Bylaws unless the Hearing Board otherwise provides in its order.
(c) The Hearing Board may provide in its order for the imposition of a reasonable fine not to exceed the maximum amounts set from time to time by resolution of the Board. The fine may include a daily fine in the event that the respondent does not comply with the order of the Hearing Board, including the payment of the fine, within the allotted time. The Hearing Board may also provide in its order that the non-prevailing party shall reimburse the costs of the Association in connection with the proceeding. Any fine or charge so imposed by the Hearing Board shall be the personal obligation of the person against whom it is imposed, shall constitute a lien upon the Lot owned or occupied by that person, and may be collected in the manner provided in Article 6 of the Declaration.
(d) The decision of the Hearing Board, including a minority opinion if any, shall be served on each party to the matter forthwith in the manner provided for in Paragraph of the Bylaws. A copy of the decision and order shall be sent to the Secretary of the Association and shall be included in the books of the Association.
16.3.6 Judicial Enforcement . The Board shall have the right to bring suit, in law or in equity, for damages, for the collection of any fine imposed under the Governing Documents, or to enjoin or abate any continuing violation of an order of the Hearing Board.
G. This Amendment to the Bylaws shall take effect upon adoption. The terms of this amendment to the Bylaws shall control over and implicitly amend any inconsistent provision of the Bylaws of the Association. Except as amended by this instrument, the Bylaws shall remain in full force and effect.
17.1.1 Increase in Annual Assessment The Board of Directors will not increase the annual assessment by 25% or greater without the approval of the General Membership at the a regular or special meeting by a vote of a majority of a quorum of members present in person or by proxy.
CERTIFICATE OF ADOPTION
The undersigned president and secretary of Summer Ridge Homeowners Association certify that the foregoing Amendment to Bylaws was duly adopted in accordance with the procedures provided in Article XIII of the Bylaws by the affirmative vote of not less than a majority of those Owners present and voting, in person or by proxy, at a meeting of the Association at which a quorum was present duly held on the day of , 1999 for the purpose of amending the Bylaws.
DATED this day of , 1999.
SUMMER RIDGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
ATTEST: The above amendment
was properly adopted.
STATE OF WASHINGTON )
COUNTY OF KING )
On this day of , 1999, personally appeared before me, and , to me known to be the President and Secretary of Summer Ridge Homeowners Association, the corporation that executed the within and foregoing instrument, and acknowledged the instrument to be the free and voluntary act and deed of the Association, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned, and on oath stated that they were authorized to execute the instrument.
DATED this day of , 1999.
Notary Public in and for the State of Washington, residing at
My commission expires:
APPENDIX A TO BYLAWSNOTICE OF RESPONDENT'S RIGHTS AND HEARING
BEFORE SUMMER RIDGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
The above-named parties are hereby notified that a hearing will be conducted before the Hearing Board at on the day of , 19 at the hour of .m. upon the charges made by complainant in the complaint attached to this Notice. In the event that you are not present at the hearing a decision may be rendered against you. You have the right to be present at the hearing and to be represented by counsel at your own expense. You are entitled to present any relevant witnesses or other evidence and will be given full opportunity to cross-examine any witnesses presented by the other party. You are entitled to determine the identity of witnesses to be presented by the other party and to examine relevant records by applying to the Hearing Board.
If any of the parties can show good cause as to why they cannot attend the hearing on the above date, they shall petition the Hearing Board at least forty eight (48) hours prior to the scheduled hearing date. Failure to appear or to obtain an order rescheduling the hearing will constitute a "default" as per Section of the Bylaws Article on Rules Enforcement Procedures, a copy of which is enclosed with this Notice, and the Hearing Board shall proceed with the hearing.
The respondent has the right to object to the complaint on the ground that it does not state acts or omissions upon which the Hearing Board may proceed and has the right to object to the form of the complaint on the ground that it is so indefinite or uncertain that the respondent cannot identify the violating behavior or prepare a defense.
Any objection to the form or substance of the complaint must be received by the Hearing Board within ten (10) days of the date on which the complaint is served on the respondent.
The respondent may also admit to the complaint in whole or in part. In that event, the Hearing Board may hold a hearing as to any mitigating circumstances or to determine the appropriate penalty or may make a determination to waive the hearing and simply impose penalty, if any.