Bylaws Voting Recap

Thank you to everyone who made the time to come to the voting meeting last night. It was a pretty good crowd! We appreciate all the time and effort that was put into the meeting, voting and vote collection over the last few months. For those of you who have been around for a few years, you will know this has been a big project we have been working on, and has been the heavy lift for several prior administrations. We do appreciate everyone’s participation in the project. Whether you believe it or not, your vote is important to us, and I truly appreciate the time in voting either by proxy or in-person.

This rewriting project involved our two guiding documents, the Declaration of Restrictions, and the Code of Regulations. The rewrite and voting project officially came to an end last night. The vote tally resulted in one of the two documents being passed, and the other not. Total vote count of the 510 homes in Bretton Ridge only reached 70% participation. Therefore, the results are as follows:

Declaration of Restrictions – DID NOT PASS (289 yes / 76 no or abstain / 72% received / 75% needed to pass).
Code of Regulations – PASSED (290 yes / 74 no or abstain / 71% received / 50% needed to pass).

If you aren’t sure what is in each document, please see the previous post here. You’ll be able to see for yourself.

What does that mean? Well, the short answer is that means that we (the board) have some more work to do. It also means that since one new version passed and the other didn’t, there may be some ‘muddy waters’ between the two. They were both rewritten with the intent to pass both at the same time. SO, in situations where there is any kind of conflict between the two documents, the Declaration takes precedence. In the next few weeks, the current board will be working through the two documents with our lawyer to address any conflicts, and we will put together a summary of what you need to know. We will also be putting together a ‘new’ clean copy of both documents that can serve as the new legal copies of our bylaws. That will be made available on the website.

More information will be coming soon about what the changes actually mean, and how they effect homeowners.

Please keep your email address current through the website, and plan to attend either the October annual meeting, or the February one…or both. Those are the two official channels provided by the HOA.

Jon Jarc
BR HOA President


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