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MISSION STATEMENT

Broadway Heights Community Council was founded for the Purpose of Enriching and Celebrating the Quality of Life, Safety and Beautification of our Neighborhood.


ARTICLE 1  |  NAME

The Name of this organization shall be BROADWAY HEIGHTS COMMUNITY COUNCIL.


ARTICLE 2  |  OBJECTIVES

Section 1
The objectives of this council are to promote the welfare of the community and the residents within.

Section 2
To secure adequate representation before any legislative body, individuals dealing with the education, security and well being of our community.

Section 3
To serve as a channel of communication between individuals, legislative bodies or City Departments and the community.


ARTICLE 3  |  BASIC POLICIES

Section 1
The Broadway Heights Community Council does not discriminate base on race, age, sex, religion, and shall be noncommercial, nonsectarian and nonpartisan.

Section 2
The name of the Broadway Heights Community Council or the names of any members in their official capacities shall not be used in any connection with a commercial concern; or with any partisan interest or for any purpose not appropriately related to promotion of the objectives of this organization.

Section 3
All checks shall be signed by two of the following designated officers: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Section 4
The boundaries for membership in this council shall be anyone living within the boundaries of

BROADWAY HEIGHTS COMMUNITY. The boundaries are North side of Mallard Street from Oriole Street and Mallard Street East to Madroncillo Street, Madroncillo Street North to the canyon behind Charlene Street and down the middle of the canyon to the first two houses’ on McArthur Street down to Federal Blvd.


ARTICLE 5  |  MEMBERSHIP AND DUES

Section 1
Membership in this organization shall be made available to any individual who subscribes to the Objectives and Basic Policies of the Council, and who live within the boundaries of this Council; without regard to race, color, creed or national origin under such rules and regulations, not in conflict with the provision of these bylaws.

Section 2
This Council shall conduct an annual enrollment of members, but may admit person to membership at any time within the year.

Section 3
Annual membership dues shall be $20.00 per household. Additional donations will be accepted.


ARTICLE 6  |  OFFICERS AND THEIR ELECTION

Section I
The privilege of holding office shall be limited to members of the Council whose dues are paid, who have been an actitive members of the Council for at least six (6) months, and who live within the boundaries of this Council.

Section 2
The officers of this Council shall be a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Corresponding Secretary.  These officers shall be elected BI-Annual by ballot.

Section 3
Nominations for officers shall be made by a nominating committee of three (3) council members appointed by the President of the council. The nominating committee shall report at the September meeting, and shall continue to exist until the election is held. The consent of each candidate must be obtained before his / her name is placed in nomination.

Section 4
Election shall be held by ballot at the BI-Annual meeting in November, at which time nominations may be made from the floor. The consent of each Candidate must be obtained before his / her name is placed in nomination. If there is but one candidate for an office, the ballot may be dispensed with and the election held by a voice vote.

Section 5
Officers shall serve for a term of two- (2) year’s or until their successors have been elected. Officers shall assume their duties on January 1.

Section 6
Any member of the council Executive board who does not comply with the policies of the Council Or fails to perform his / her duties, may be removed from office by the President, with the consent of two-thirds (2/3) of the full membership of the Executive Board.

Section 7
If a person is elected by the executive board to fill all of*+ficer vacant, a notice of such election shall be given to general membership, and the newly elected officer shall fill that vacant seat to complete the unexpired term.

Section 8
The President-elect shall call a meeting of the board-elect to ratify chairperson, fill vacancies in office and make plans for the coming year.

Section 9
If an office remains unfilled after election, it shall be considered a vacant office to be filled by the board-elect, subject to ratification at the next general meeting.


ARTICLE 7  |  DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 1
The president shall preside at all meetings of the Council and executive board; shall be a member ex officio of all committees, except the nominating committee. The president shall be responsible for getting reports from officers and chairpersons at the end of year and making the annual report. The president may call a special meeting of the executive board at any time deemed necessary.

Section 2 
The vice president shall preside at all meetings in the absence of the president, shall serve as program chairperson, shall aid the president, and shall assume such other duties as shall be assigned by the president.

Section 3
The recording secretary shall keep an accurate record of the proceedings of all meetings of the Council. Secretary shall be prepared to refer to minutes of previous meetings; shall prepare a summary of all unfinished business for the use of the president.                                                      

Section 4
The corresponding secretary shall conduct such correspondence as shall be delegated to him / her by president. Corresponding secretary shall send out notices of monthly meeting, special events / meetings

Section 5
The treasurer shall:

 Keep such permanent books of account and records as shall be sufficient to establish the items of gross income, receipts and disbursements of the Council, including specifically, the number of members and the dues collected from the members. Receive all moneys for the Council and shall deposit them in the name of the Council in a bank approved by Broadway Heights Community Council; shall keep an accurate record of receipts and disbursements; shall present a statement of account at every meeting of the Council and at other times when requested by the Council. Checks may be drawn against the Council’s account only upon proper authorization of the Council or the President, and shall be sign by two (2) of the following; President, Vice President, Treasurer and Chairperson of Block Captains. Give receipts for all moneys received and shall get receipts for all moneys given out. No bills shall be paid without a Vote of the Council. The books of account and records shall, at all reasonable times, be open to inspection of the Council President / Council. In case of resignation of the treasurer, an audit of books is required.

Section 6
Annual reports shall be made by all officers and chairpersons and filed with the president


ARTICLE 8  |  MEETINGS

Section 1
Regular meetings of this Council shall be held monthly unless otherwise ordered by the Council or the Executive Board. The annual election meeting shall be held in November.

Section 2
Special meeting of the Council may be called by the president or by a majority of the paid members of the Council.

Section 3
A minimum of four (4) meetings shall be held each year. The regular meeting in November   shall be the annual meeting, at which time the officers shall be elected.

Section 4
Each officer or chairperson, upon the expiration of his/ her term of office or in case of resignation, shall turn over to the president-elect without delay all records books, funds and other materials pertaining to the office or chairperson.

Section 5
Four (4) members shall be a quorum of the executive board.


ARTICLE 9  |  STANDING COMMITTEES

There shall be such standing committees created by the executive board as may be required to carry on the work of the Council. The president shall appoint the Chairperson of standing committees. A member may   volunteer for chairperson of a standing committee. Annual report shall be made by chairperson and filed with the president.


ARTICLE 10  |  AMENDMENTS

These bylaws may be amended or added to by a two-thirds (2/3) vote at any regular meeting of the Council, provided notice has been given at the previous regular meeting or by thirty (30) days written notice has been given to membership.


ARTICLE 11  |  FISCAL YEAR

The fiscal year of this Council shall begin January 1 and end December 31.


ARTICLE 12  |  DISSOLUTION OF COUNCIL

In the event of dissolution of BROADWAY HEIGHTS COMMUNITY COUNCIL The disbursements of funds will be donated to a youth group / non-profit.


STANDING RULES

At the beginning of term in office, each member of executive board shall be given a copy of these bylaws, and shall be responsible for making a through study of them. A copy of these bylaws shall be made available to any member of the Council upon request.

Chairperson of the nominating committee shall notify nominees for office to be present at the election.

A minimum of $300.00 should be left in treasury for the incoming administration.

The By-laws were adopted with a unanimous vote by the “General membership / Executive Board” of the Broadway Heights Community Council.                                                                                     

 

   

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