FOREST LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
Florence, South Carolina
Article I. Name
The name of the association shall be Forest Lake Homeowners’ Association.
Article II. Object
The object of this association shall be to manage the use of Forest Lake west of
Highway No. 103 as periodically authorized by Forest Lake of Florence, Inc., the
owner and easement holder of that portion of lake bed and adjacent shoreline in
accordance with the Grant of Authority given to Forest Lake Homeowners’ Association
by Forest Lake of Florence, Inc. Officers, directors or members of Forest Lake Homeowners’
Association are prohibited from doing any act individually or in concert which would
be contrary to the primary purpose of the association.
The object of this association shall be to draw the residents of Forest Lake closer
in friendship and neighborliness, to promote the enhancement of the beauty and general
living conditions of the neighborhood, to speak as a united voice for the neighborhood,
to join in a united stand against encroachment of business and commercial establishments
within, or objectionably adjacent to the neighborhood, to prevent the streets of
the neighborhood from being used by commercial trucks and vehicles not actually
in the process of making deliveries of wares or materials into the neighborhood
for use within the neighborhood, and otherwise seek to improve and protect the area
from objectionable developments within and adjacent to the neighborhood, thus protecting
the value of property within the development.
It iis also the object of the Forest Lake Homeowners’ Association to insure compliance
with all agreements and Restrictive Covenants relating to Forest Lake Subdivision
as recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County.
Article III. Eligible Constituency
The eligible constituency of this association will consist of all property owners
contained within the following boundaries:
All those property owners within the tract originally designated as Forest Lake
known as Forest Lake Subdivision.
Article IV. Membership
The membership of the association shall consist of the property owners of the area
described in Article III. Membership shall be voluntary on the part of each resident
property owner or resident, with the requirement that each member shall contribute
dues in the amount voted by the majority of the members present. Members delinquent
in payment of their dues automatically forfeit their voting privileges in the association
and therefore also automatically forfeit their rights to the use, access and enjoyment
of the lake. It is agreed that a husband and wife in a residence are both members
regardless of how the deed to the property reads, provided dues are paid in accordance
with the Constitution and By-Laws of the association.
Article V. Voting Rights
In order to maintain an equitable voting procedure, only one vote per household
will be allotted. In the event a husband and wife cannot agree on the vote, they
can be granted a half vote each. Members delinquent in the payment of their dues
forfeit their voting rights until dues are paid up to date. In the case of a non-resident
property owner, if he so desires, he can, upon notice in writing to the association,
designate his tenant as the voting resident, provided that the tenant otherwise
qualifies for membership in the association and pays the same dues as the property
Article VI. Officers
Section 1. The officers of the association shall be a President, a Vice-President,
a Secretary, and a Treasurer. The officers shall be elected annually from within
the Board of Directors by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall consist
of nine (9) members elected by the membership of the association. (Due to initial
organization, ten (10) members may serve the first year of the association’s existence.)
The Board shall operate on a rotating system which requires three members to rotate
off each year by order of election. A member rotating off shall be ineligible for
re-election for a period of one (1) year.
Section 2. Vacancies in office shall be filled by members of the Board by vote of
the Board of Directors.
Section 3. Vacancies caused by three members of the Board of Directors rotating
off each year shall be filled at the annual meeting.
Section 4. It is recognized that the original organizers of Forest Lake Homeowners’
Association have the authority to appoint themselves or others as officers or directors
of the association in order to facilitate organization. In order to facilitate the
original organization, the appointment by the original organizers of officers or
directors of the association shall be binding and the appointed and designated officers
and directors shall serve until such time as a regular meeting of the eligible constituency
of Forest Lake Homeowners’ Association is called and at that time nominations and
elections to the Board of Directors and offices shall be opened up to the entire
membership, at which time the entire membership may nominate their own officers
or Board of Directors according to provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws or
ratify the original organizers’ previous appointments and designations.
Article VII. Meetings
Section 1. The annual meeting shall be held the first Thursday in March of each
year at 7:00 P.M. at a place designated by the Board of Directors and the membership
will be notified in advance of the meeting place and time. The Board of Directors
shall have the right to adjust the time of the annual meeting provided the membership
is given proper notification.
Section 2. Special meetings may be called by the President of the association. Association
members also may call a special meeting by three members making written notification
to the President in which the purpose of the meeting is clearly stated and a notice
of at least fourteen (14) days be given.
Article VIII. Quorum
One-third of the membership, by households, shall constitute a quorum at any regular,
special, or annual meeting.
Article IX. Amendments
The constitution may be amended at any annual meeting by two-thirds vote of all
active members present provided quorum requirements are met. The proposed amendments
must have been submitted to the membership at least two weeks advance of the annual
meeting. This same procedure must apply should it become necessary to consider an
amendment between annual meetings. The two-thirds vote of members present and voting
shall also apply.
FOREST LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
Constitution adopted ______________________