HILLS OF SHANNON HOMES ASSOCIATION
1.1 Name. The name of the colporation is HILLS OF SHANNON HOMES ASSOCIATION. It is incorporated under the laws of the State of Missouri as a corporation notfor-profit.
I .2 Location. The principal office of the corporation and meetings of members and directors may be held at a place so designated by the board of directors.
2.1 Association shall mean the HILLS OF SHANNON HOMES ASSOCIATION, its successors and assigns.
2.2 District shall mean all of the property which is now or hereafter within the jurisdiction of the Association as provided in the Declaration.
2.3 Common Areas, if any, shall have the meaning set forth in the Declaration.
2.4 Street shall mean any public or private street, road, terrace, circle or boulevard shown on any recorded plat of all or part of the District.
2.5 Lot shall mean any lot as shown as a separate lot on any recorded plat of all or part of the District; provided, however, that if an Owner, other than the Developer, owns all or part of one
or more adjacent lots upon which only one residence has been, is being, or will be erected, then such adjacent property under common ownership shall be deemed to constitute only one "Lot".
2.6 Owner shall mean the record owner in fee simple of any Lot in the District, including the Developer.
2.7 Developer shall mean and refer to Criterion Communities, L.L.C., a Colorado corporation, and its successors and assigns.
2.8 Restrictions shall mean the Declaration of Restrictions for Hills of Shannon, dated as of July 26, 1994, and recorded August 15, 1994 in Document M-30265, at Book 2381, Page 334, in the
Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Clay County, Missouri, as such Restrictions may be amended from time to time.
2.9 Declaration shall mean the Hills of Shannon Homes Association Declaration dated September 2, 1994, and recorded September 6, 1994 in Document M-32482, at Book 2387, Page 314, in the Office
of the Recorder of Deeds, Clay County, Missouri, as such Declaration may be amended from time to time.
3.1 Membership. Membership in the Association shall be limited to any person or entity who is the Owner of the fee interest or of an undivided portion of the fee interest in any Lot which is now
or hereafter within the jurisdiction of the Association. Persons or entities who hold an interest merely as security for the performance of an obligation shall not be members. Membership shall be
appurtenant to and may not be separated from ownership of a Lot which is subject to assessment by the Association.
3.1.1 Membership for Guardian of Minors. In case the legal title to a Lot in the District is held by one or more minors, their natural or legal guardian or guardians shall be eligible for
membership, or if there be more than one such guardian, they shall jointly have the right to cast only one vote for any candidate at any election or on any question or such guardians may designate in
writing one of them as a member in their stead and such person shall thereupon become eligible for membership, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.
3.1.2 Membership for Representatives of Corporations. In case the legal title to a Lot in the District is held by a corporation, partnership or other entity, the Owner may designate, by filing a
written instrument with the Association, any person as its member representative.
3.1.3 Suspension of Membership. During any period in which a member shall be in default in the payment of any annual or special assessment levied by the Association as provided in the
Declaration, the voting rights and the right to use any recreational facilities, if any, in or available to the District may be suspended by the Board of Directors until such assessment has been
paid. Such rights of a member may also be suspended, after notice and hearing, for a period not to exceed 90 days, for violation of any of the rules and regulations established by the Board of
Directors governing the use of the Common Areas, if any, and the recreational facilities, if any, in or available to the District.
The Association shall have two classes of voting members:
4.1 Class A. Class A members shall consist of all of the persons and entities who are members as provided in Article Ill; and shall be entitled to one vote for each Lot owned. When more than one
person holds such interest in any Lot, all such persons shall be members and the vote for such Lot shall be exercised as they, among themselves, determine, but in no event shall more than one vote be
cast by members with respect to any Lot.
4.2 Class B. The Class B member shall be Developer; and shall be entitled to ten (10) votes for each Lot owned by Developer within the entire District. Provided, however, so long as Developer is
the owner of at least one Lot, then notwithstanding any provision herein to the contrary, the Class B member shall be entitled to approve and/or exercise veto power in conjunction with all votes by
the members, including all votes by the Board of Directors of the Association. In the event Developer owns less than one Lot, the Class B Membership shall cease and be converted to a Class A
4.3 Developer Control. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, no members shall have any votes nor assume any of the rights provided herein or in the Declaration without the express
written relinquishment of such control by Developer. Until such assignment or conveyance occurs, Developer shall appoint all members of the Board of Directors, and otherwise exercise all decisions of
the Association, except as may be delegated or otherwise transferred as herein provided.
USE OF COMMON AREAS
5.1 Undedicated Common Areas. The Owners of Lots within the District shall have the right to the use of Common Areas, if any, appearing as undedicated common areas, if any, on the plat of the
District, or as may appear on subsequent plats of the District, or as may be created by separate document filed for that purpose with the Recorder of Deeds of Clay County, Missouri, by the Developer,
or as may otherwise be created.
5.2 Rules and Regulations. The Association shall have the right and the power, from time to time, to make reasonable rules and regulations which shall govern the use of the Cornmon Areas. The
rules and regulations set forth at Exhibit "A" attached hereto are hereby adopted as of the date hereof.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
6.1 Number. The business and affairs of the Association shall be managed by a Board of Directors, composed of three (3) directors, initially who shall be appointed by the Developer. The initial
directors, or their successors appointed by Developer, shall hold office
until Developer no longer owns any Lots in the District or until Developer relinquishes its Class B membership, whereupon, the Developer must call a special meeting for the election of
directors. Each director nominated at the special meeting shall hold office until the next annual election of directors or until his or her earlier resignation or removal. Each individual elected as
a director shall serve for a term of one year and until his or her successor is duly elected and has commenced his or her term of office, or his or her earlier resignation or removal.
6.2 Oualification. All directors, other than the initial directors, shall be members in good standing of the Association.
6.3 Removal. Any director, except for the initial directors, may be removed from the Board of Directors, with or without cause, by a majority vote of the members of the Association entitled to
vote. In the event of death, resignation or removal of a director, a successor shall be selected by the remaining members of the Board of Directors and shall serve for the unexpired term of such
6.4 Compensation. No director shall receive compensation for the service to the Association as a director. However, any director may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the performance
of such duties.
MEETINGS OF DIRECTORS
7.1 Annual Meetings. Annual meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held following the annual meeting of the members at such place as may be fixed by the board.
7.2 Regular Meetings. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held at such place and time as may be fixed from time to time by the board.
7.3 Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held when called by the president of the Association or by any two directors.
7.4 Notice of Special Meetings. Written or printed notice stating the place, day and hour of a special meeting and the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called, shall be delivered to
each director not less than five days before the date of the meeting, either personally or by mail, by or at the direction of the president, or the persons calling the meeting. If mailed, such notice
shall be deemed to be delivered when deposited in the United States mail addressed to the director at his address as it appears on the records of the Association, with postage thereon prepaid.
7.5 Waiver of Notice. Any notice provided or required to be given to the directors may be waived in writing by any of them whether before or after the time stated therein. Attendance of a
director at any meeting shall constitute a waiver of notice of such meeting except where the director attends a meeting for the express purpose of objecting to the transaction of any business because
the meeting is not lawfully called or convened.
7.6 Ouorum. A majority of the number of directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Except as provided in Article XVI hereof, every act or decision done or made by a
majority of the directors present at a duly held meeting at which a quorum is present shall be regarded as the act of the board.
7.7 Adjournment. If a quorum shall not be present at any such meeting, the directors present shall have the power successively to adjourn the meeting, without notice other than announcement at
the meeting, to a specified date. At any such adjourned meeting at which a quorum shall be present any business may be transacted which could have been transacted at the original session of the
7.8 Meetings by Conference Telephone or Similar Communications Equipment. Unless otherwise restricted by the Articles of Incorporation or these Bylaws, members of the Board of Directors of the
Association, or any committee designated by the board, may participate in a meeting of the board or committee by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other, and
participation in a meeting pursuant hereto shall constitute presence in person at such meeting.
7.9 Action Taken Without a Meeting. The directors shall have the right to take any action in the absence of a meeting which they could take at a meeting by obtaining the written approval of all
the directors. Any action so approved shall have the same effect as though taken at a meeting of the directors.
NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
8.1 Nomination. Subject to Section 6.1, nomination for election to the Board of Directors shall be made from the floor at the annual meeting of the members.
8.2 Election. Election to the Board of Directors shall be by written ballot. At any such election the members Or their proxies may cast, in respect to each vacancy, as many votes as they are
entitled to exercise under the provisions of Article IV hereof. The persons receiving the largest number of votes shall be elected. Cumulative voting shall not be permitted.
8.3 Commencement of Term of Office. A director shall be deemed elected at the time of such election, but shall not be deemed to have commenced the term of office or to have any of the powers or
responsibilities of a director until the time he or she accepts the office of director either by a written acceptance or by participating in the affairs of the Association at a meeting of the board
of directors or otheNise.
POWERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The members of the Board of Directors shall have the following powers:
9.1 Scope. Exercise for the Association all powers, duties and authority vested in or delegated to the Association and not reserved to the membership by other provisions of these Bylaws, the
Articles of Incorporation, the Declaration or the Restrictions.
9.2 Rules and Regulations; Common Areas; Pond. The Association shall assume control of all Common Areas, and shall adopt and publish rules and regulations governing the use of the Common Areas,
if any, and the personal conduct of the members and their guests thereon, and to establish penalties, including monetary fines, for the infraction thereof; provided, however, that the Board of
Directors may not, in any event, revoke, limit, restrict, or suspend in any way, the right of any Owner to use and enjoy any street for ingress and egress. The Association recognizes that the pond
located within the Common Areas is an asset which requires strict rules and regulations regarding access, use and any activities related thereto. During any period of time that the Developer owns
other property not a part of the District which adjoins such pond, the Association shall nonetheless endeavor to control and maintain all use of and activities concerning the pond and other Common
Areas and shall indemnify and hold Developer harmless from any claim, loss, cost, or expense related to any member, guest, invitee, contractor or licensee of the District and Association and their
respective employees, contractors and officers. The Association shall maintain contractual liability insurance with respect to such indemnities in accordance with Section 9.8 below.
9.3 Employment. Employ (and contract with for such periods of time and on such terms as may be deemed appropriate) agents, independent contractors, managers and employees, and to prescribe their
duties and responsibilities, if necessary.
9.4 Records and Reports. Cause to be kept a complete record of all its acts and of the corporate affairs of the Association and to present reports thereof to the members.
9.5 Supervision. Supervise all officers, agents and employees of the Association, and see that their duties, if necessary, are properly performed.
9.6 Assessments. As more fully provided in the Declaration, provide for the levying of the annual assessment against each Lot and any special assessment against any Lot.
9.7 Certificates. Issue, or cause an appropriate officer to issue, upon demand by any person, a certificate setting forth whether or not an assessment has been paid. A reasonable charge may be
made by the Board of Directors for the issuance of these certificates. If a certificate states that an assessment has been paid, such certificate shall be conclusive evidence of such payment.
9.8 Insurance. The Board of Directors shall procure and maintain (i) insurance covering the Association and the Developer against any liability to the public or the members, and their invitees
and tenants, incident to the operation of the Association, including ownership and operation of all Common Areas, in an amount not less than $1 against the claim of one person or $2,000,000 against
the claims of two or more persons in one occurrence, (ii) property damage insurance in an amount not less than $500,000 per occurrence , and (iii) errors and omissions insurance for directors and
officers. Such policy or policies shall contain an
endorsement providing that the rights of the named insured shall not be prejudiced with respect to actions against other named insureds, and shall contain a contractual liability endorsement
with respect to any contractual obligations and indemnities provided by the Association in these Bylaws or otherwise duly adopted or agreed by the Association. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the
Board of Directors shall have the authority to maintain such other insurance as the Board deems advisable in the operation and protection of the District and the Association.
9.9 Bonding. Cause all officers or employees having fiscal responsibility to be bonded, as it may deem appropriate.
9.10 Maintenance. Cause the Common Areas, as they exist from time to time, to be maintained and maintain the entry landscape easements. The Association shall also maintain, repair and replace
the cluster mailboxes erected for use by the members in compliance with local rules and ordinances for such receptacles.
9.11 Committees. During the period that the Developer appoints the directors, the Board may appoint an Advisory Committee of the membership from which to seek input and assistance in operating
and maintaining the District. The Board may otherwise appoint an executive committee and other committees and delegate to such committees any of the powers and authority of the Board of Directors in
the management of the business and affairs of the Association. Any such committee shall be composed of two or more directors.
9.12 Indebtedness of Association. To the extent permitted by the Declaration, borrow money and incur indebtedness for purposes of the Association and cause to be executed and delivered therefor,
in the Association's name, promissory notes, bonds, debentures, deeds of trust, mortgages, pledges, hypothecations or other evidences of debt and securities therefor; provided, however, that the
repayment of any such indebtedness shall not be or become the personal obligation of any Owner.
9.13 Performance. Perform all acts and do all things required or permitted to be done by the Association by the Declaration or otherwise; and perform all acts and do all things permitted or
required of a Board of Directors of a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Missouri.
MEETINGS OF MEMBERS
10.1 Annual Meetings. The annual meetings of the members of the Association shall be held on the first Tuesday of November of each year, commencing November 2003, at such place as may be fixed
by the Board of Directors. If the day for the annual meeting of members is a legal holiday, the meeting will be held on the first day following which is not a legal holiday. At the annual meeting,
directors shall be elected, reports of the affairs of the Association shall be considered, assessment levels shall be established and any other business within the powers of the membership may be
10.2 Special Meetings. Special meetings of the members may be called at any time by the president or by a majority of the Board of Directors, or upon written request of members holding at least
one-tenth (1/10th) of the votes of the members.
10.3 Notice of Meetings. Written notice of each meeting of the members shall be given by, or at the direction of, the secretary of persons authorized to call the meeting, by mailing a copy of
such notice, postage prepaid, at least five days before a regular meeting and at least ten days before a special meeting to each member entitled to vote thereat, addressed to the member's address
last appearing on the books of the Association, or address last appearing on the books of the Association, or supplied by such member to the Association for the purpose of notice. Such notice shall
specify the place, day and hour of the meeting, and, in the case of a special meeting, the purpose of the meeting.
10.4 Ouorum. The presence at a meeting, in person or by proxy, of members entitled to cast at least one-fourth (1/4th) of a total votes of the membership shall constitute a quorum for any
action. If, however, such quorum shall not be present or represented at any meeting, the members entitled to vote thereat shall have the power to adjourn the meeting from time to time, without notice
other than announcement at the meeting, until a quorum shall be obtained. Except as otherwise provided in the Declaration or the Articles of Incorporation or by law, a majority vote of those present
at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be necessary to transact any business.
10.5 Proxies. At all meetings of members, each member may vote in person or by proxy. All proxies shall be in writing on forms provided by the Association and shall be validly notarized by a
notary public, and filed with the secretary of the Association before the meeting. Every proxy shall be revocable and shall automatically cease to be effective, if not sooner terminated by its terms
or revoked, upon the expiration of one year from the date of its issuance or upon conveyance by the member of his Lot, whichever event shall occur sooner.
OFFICERS AND THEIR DUTIES
11.1 Enumeration of Offices. The officers of the Association shall be a president, a vice-president, a secretary and a treasurer, who shall at all times be members of the Board of Directors, and
such other officers as the Board of Directors may from time to time elect.
11.2 Election of Officers. Initially, the officers shall be elected by the Board of Directors named by the incorporator of the Association at the first meeting of that body, to serve at the
pleasure of the board until the first annual meeting of the board and until their successors are duly elected and qualified or until their earlier resignation or removal.
At the first and each subsequent annual meeting of the Board of Directors the newly elected board shall elect officers to serve at the pleasure of the board until the next annual meeting of the
board and until their successors are duly elected and qualified or until their earlier resignation or removal.
An officer shall be deemed qualified when he or she enters upon the duties of the office to which elected or appointed and furnishes any bond required by the Board or these Bylaws; but the Board
may also require of such person a written acceptance and promise faithfully to discharge the duties of such office.
11.3 Special Appointments. The Board of Directors may appoint such other officers as the affairs of the Association may require, each of whom shall hold office for such period, have such
authority, and perform such duties as the Board may, from time to time, determine.
11.4 Resignation and Removal. Any officer may be removed from office by the Board of Directors, with or without cause, at any time. Any officer may resign at any time by giving written notice to
the Board, the president or the secretary. Such resignation shall take effect on the date of receipt of such notice or at any later date specified therein, and, unless otherwise specified therein,
the acceptance of such resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.
11.5 Vacancies. A vacancy in any office may be filled by the Board of Directors at any time. The officer elected to such vacancy shall serve for the remainder of the term of the officer
11.6 Multiple Offices. The offices of secretary and treasurer may be held by the same person. No person shall simultaneously hold more than one of any other offices except in the case of the
Developer or special offices created pursuant to this Article.
11.7 Duties. The duties of the officers are as follows:
President. The president shall be the chief executive officer of the Association and shall, subject to the control of the Board of Directors, have general supervision, direction and
control of the business and officers of the Association. The president shall preside at all meetings of the membership and at all meetings of the Board of Directors. He shall be ex officio a member
of all standing committees, including the executive committee, if any, and shall have the general powers and duties of management usually vested in the office of president and shall have such
other powers and duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors or these Bylaws.
The vice president shall act in the place and stead of the president in the event of his absence, inability or refusal to act, and shall exercise and discharge such other duties and have
such other powers as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors.
Secretary. The secretary shall record the votes and keep the minutes of all meetings and proceedings of the Board of Directors and of the members, shall keep the corporation seal of the
Association and affix it on all papers required to have the seal affixed thereto, shall serve notice of meetings of the Board and of the members, shall keep appropriate current records showing the
members of the Association, together with their addresses, and shall perform such other duties, and have such other powers as may be prescribed by the Board.
Treasurer. The treasurer shall have responsibility for the safekeeping of the funds of the Association, shall keep or cause to be kept full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements of
the Association and such other books of account and accounting records as may be appropriate, and shall perform such other duties and have such other powers as may be prescribed by the Board of
Directors. The books of account and accounting records shall at all reasonable times be open to inspection by any director.
11.8 Compensation. Officers of the Association shall not receive any compensation or salary for their services, but may be reimbursed for their actual expenses incurred in the performance of the
duties of their offices.
12.1 Purposes. The assessments levied by the Association shall be used to provide a general fund to enable the Association to exercise the powers, maintain the Common Areas and improvements and
render the services provided for in these Bylaws, the Declaration, the Restrictions and the Articles of Incorporation.
12.2 Provisions Governing Assessments. Assessments shall be levied in the manner provided in the Declaration and all matters concerning assessments shall be governed by the provisions of the
BOOKS AND RECORDS
The books and records of the Association shall, upon notice, at all times, be subject to inspection by any member. The Declaration, Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the Association shall
also be available for inspection by any member at the principal office of the Association.
CORPORATE SEAL The Association shall not have a corporate seal.
15.1 Depositories and Checks. The monies of the Association shall be deposited in such manner as the directors shall direct in such banks or financial institutions as the directors may designate
and shall be drawn out by checks signed in such manner as may be provided by resolution adopted by the Board of Directors.
15.2 Certain Loans Prohibited. The Association shall not make any loan to any officer or director of the Association.
15.3 Absence of Personal Liability. The directors, officers, and members of the Association shall not be individually or personally liable for the debts, liabilities or obligations of the
15.4 Indemnification and Liability of Directors and Officers. Each person who is or was a director or officer of the Association or is or was serving at the request of the Association as a
director or officer of another corporation (including the heirs, executors, administrators and estate of such person) shall be indemnified by the Association as of right to the full extent permitted
or authorized by the laws of the State of Missouri, as now in effect and as hereafter amended, against any liability, judgment, fine, amount paid in settlement, cost and expense (including attorneys'
fees) asserted or threatened against and incurred by such person in his capacity as or arising out of his status as a director or officer of the Association or, if serving at the request of the
Association, as a director or officer of another corporation. The indemnification provided by these bylaw provisions shall not be exclusive of any other rights to which those indemnified may be
entitled under the Articles of Incorporation, under any other bylaw or under any agreement, vote of members or disinterested directors or otherwise, and shall not limit in any way any right which the
corporation may have to make different or further indemnifications with respect to the same or different persons or classes of persons.
These Bylaws may be altered, amended, or repealed in any of the following ways: (i) by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the total votes of the Class A and Class B members of the Association present at
a meeting at which a quorum is present, or (ii) by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors, both of which require the approval of the Class B member, so long as Class B membership
In the case of any conflict between the Articles of Incorporation of the Association and these Bylaws, the Articles of Incorporation shall control. In the case of any conflict between the
Declaration and these Bylaws, the Declaration shall control.
The Board of Directors shall have power to fix and from time to time change the fiscal year of the Association. In the absence of action by the board of directors, the fiscal year of the
Association shall end each year on the date which the Association treated as the close of its first fiscal year, until such time, if any, as the fiscal year shall be changed by the Board of
The undersigned secretary of HILLS OF SHANNON HOMES ASSOCIATION, a
Missouri not-for-profit corporation, hereby certifies that the foregoing Bylaws are the original Bylaws of said Association adopted by the initial directors named by the incorporator of the
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002, before me, a Notary Public, personally appeared James L. Wasko, President of ILLS OF SHANNON HOMES ASSOCIATION, a Missouri not-for-profit corporation, to me known to be the person described
in and who executed the foregoing instrument on behalf of said corporation, and acknowledged that he executed the same as the free act and deed of said corporation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have my office the day and year last above written.
My commission expires:
ANN M. CNBS
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A. Lake/Pond Rules and Regulations.
1. No motorized vehicles are allowed on dam or common areas other than for maintenance purposes.
2. No motorized boats or motorized rafts are allowed on lake.
3. No docks, rafts or other structures may be built into or over the lake.
4. No unattended rafts or boats or paddle boats may be docked on common property.
5. No trash may be disposed of in or near the lake.
6. No swimming or diving in lake is permitted for safety reasons.
7. No glass containers or littering in or around lake are permitted.
8. No cleaning of fish is allowed in or around lake.
9. Only residents of Hills of Shannon and accompanied guests are allowed to use lake and surrounding common areas.
10. Residents are encouraged to have at least two clean-up days for beautifying of area.
11. All lake users do so at their own risk. Swimming is not permitted and there is no lifeguard on duty; therefore, children should be properly supervised.
12. No loud noises.
13. Hours: Dawn to Dusk.
B. Mail Boxes. Once cluster mailboxes have been installed by Developer, they then
will become the property of the Association and shall be maintained by the Association permanently. Lost keys shall be replaced at the expense of individual homeowners.
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