Great Oak Membership Policy

Membership 2008-01-21

Summary:

Revision of the original policy from 11/17/2003, clarifying roles of renter and owner.

Background:

Originally consensed 11-17-03
Revisions consensed 1-21-08

Proposal:

PROPOSAL:
This policy describes use of common facilities, work obligations, and decision-making abilities for members of Great Oak.

All adult residents at Great Oak fall into one of the following membership categories:

OWNER MEMBER:
* Owner resident
* Owner non-resident (Landlord)
ASSOCIATE MEMBER:
* Non-owner resident - this includes renters and live-in partners of members whose primary residence is at Great Oak
* Relative of member (Age 18 and up) residing in the community (see item 4).
TEEN MEMBER:
* Relative of member (age 13-17) residing in the community (see Teen Member agreement)


1. All individuals listed above may access common indoor and outdoor facilities, except as limited by other policies. All individuals listed above may have their email addresses included in the community email group, currently talk@gocoho.org, and may have access to email archives and the private section of the Great Oak website.

2. Membership (including Owner, Associate, and Teen members) is defined as being a full, active individual in the community. A member completes work obligations as defined in the Community Work Agreement.

3. Each owner or co-owner of a unit in Great Oak has decision-making abilities as described in the Condominium Bylaws of Great Oak (II.1, II.2, III.4, IV.1). Decisions that may affect owners' investments (e.g. setting association fees) are considered "Financial Decisions." Non-Owner Members may participate in discussions, but do not have the power to block financial decisions.

4. Adult children of members may choose whether to become an Associate Member. (They may be subject to the rules of their household; e.g. if their parents require them to do community work while living at home. This is up to the parents.)

5. New residents, both Members and Associate Members, must be informed in writing (paper or electronic) about existing community agreements, including agreements about community work. It is the responsibility of sellers and landlords to communicate this information and put them in touch with the appropriate community resources.

6. Former members may access common indoor and outdoor facilities (except as limited by other policies), the community email group, and email archives at no cost for one year. After this time if they wish to continue, a fee may be charged.

Comments:

Supercedes agreement from 11/17/2003

Process Comments:

1 standaside. Supercedes agreement from 11/17/2003