ARTICLE I – ORGANIZATION
1. The name of this organization shall be GALT MILE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.
2. The organization shall have a seal which shall be in the following form:
GALT MILE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.
A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION
ARTICLE II – PURPOSES
The general nature and purposes of this organization shall be as follows:
1. To improve the operation of our buildings by cooperative efforts and study.
2. To improve and protect the area and the environment within the Galt Mile community.
3. To continue a good relationship with the City, County, and State authorities and, to that end, cooperate with and secure the cooperation of said authorities.
4. To encourage the members to understand and participate in the concerns of the Association.
5. To facilitate a pleasant personal relationship among the buildings.
ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP DUES, VOTING, QUORUM
1. Membership shall be limited to:
a. The corporate units owning, operating, or otherwise representing the condominium and cooperative apartment buildings, the rental apartment buildings, the hotels and apartment hotel(s) on the eastern side of Galt Ocean Drive extending from Oakland Park Boulevard northward to Palm Drive on Route A1A, and
b. The four cooperative apartment buildings comprising the Coral Ridge Towers.
2. Each corporate unit member of the Galt Mile Community Association, Inc. shall be entitled to have five (5) delegates as representatives to the Association, one of whom shall be the President of the corporate unit or his designee.
3. Membership dues shall be determined by the membership and be paid annually on November 1st. In the event of unusual circumstances, assessments may be levied by unanimous vote of the members at a special meeting called for the purpose.
4. Members shall vote as a single unit, each member casting one vote.
5. A quorum at any regular or special meeting shall consist of members entitled to cast a majority of the votes of the entire membership.
ARTICLE IV – EXECUTIVE BOARD
1. Nominations of candidates for election to the Executive Board shall be made from the floor at the regular meeting in October. Only Delegates of Record representing the member units shall be eligible for nomination. A member of the Board cannot be a candidate for re-election should he no longer be a Delegate of Record when nominations are in progress.
2. Elections to the Executive Board shall be held at the reguler meeting in November. The Board shall consist of seven persons. They shall be elected by plurality of the votes cast, each member unit casting one ballot.
3. At the first election, the four (4) persons receiving the highest number of votes shall serve for two years and the other three shall serve for one year. Thereafter members of the Executive Board shall be elected for a term of two years.
4. It shall be the responsibility of the Executive Board to carry out and implement the policies as determined by the Membership and to direct the day to day operations of the Association.
5. Any one or more of the members of the Executive Board may be removed, either with or without cause, at any time by a two-thirds vote of the entire membership at a special meeting called for the purpose.
6. Vacancies shall be filled by a majority vote of the Executive Board for the unexpired term.
ARTICLE V – OFFICERS – DUTIES
1. The Executive Board shall elect, within ten days following its election, a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.
2. a. The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Association. He shall have all of the powers and duties which are usually vested in the office of President of an Association, including the power to appoint committees as he may deem necessary.
b. The Vice President shall, in the absense of the President, exercise the powers and perform the duties of the President.
c. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all proceedings, and shall attend to the serving of all notices to the Board and members. The Secretary shall heve custody of the seal of the Association and affix same to instruments requiring a seal when duly signed; shall keep the records of the Association, and shall perform all other duties incident to the office of Secretary of an Association.
d. The Treasurer shall have custody of all of the property of the Association, including funds, securities, and evidences of indebtedness; shall keep the books of the Association in accordance with good accounting practices; and shall perform all other duties incident to the office of the Treasurer. All checks shall be signed by the Treasurer and one other officer. In the absense of the Treasurer, any two officers may sign.
ARTICLE VI – REGULAR AND SPECIAL MEETINGS OF THE MEMBERSHIP
1. Regular members’ meetings for the purpose of transacting any business authorized to be transacted by the members, shall be held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30 in the evening, commencing with the meeting in the month of September and terminating with the meeting in the month of May. There shall be no regular meetings in the months of June, July, and August. If the day of the meeting should fall on a holiday, then the meeting shall be held at the same time on the following Thursday.
2. Special members’ meetings shall be held whenever called by the President of by a majority of the members of the Executive Board, and must be called by the President upon receipt of a written request from a majority of the members of the Association within seven (7) days after receipt of such request.
3. Notice of all members’ meetings, regular or special, shall be given by the Secretary to each delegate, such notice to be written or printed and to state the place, the time and in the event of a special meeting, the purpose for which the meeting is called. Such notice shall be given to each member not less than seven (7) days prior to the date set for each meeting. If any members’ meeting cannot be organized because a quorum has not attended (see Article III, section 5) the members who are present may adjourn the meeting until such time as a quorum, or the required percentage of attendance if greater than a quorum, should be necessary.
ARTICLE VII – PARLIAMENTARY RULES
Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern the conduct of Association proceedings when not in conflict with the Articles of Incorporation and these Bylaws or with the Statutes of the State of Florida.
ARTICLE VIII – ADVISORY BOARD
1. Advisory Board is created to consist of active delegates from each member building. The goal of the Advisory Board is to have active delegates from the member buildings.
2. Powers of the Advisory Board: members of the Advisory Board may attend all meetings of the Executive Board. They may participate in all discussions of the Executive Board and shall be entitled to present and vote on all motions, except those contained in Article V.
ARTICLE IX – AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS
Amendments to these Bylaws shall be proposed and adopted in the following manner:
1. Amendments to these Bylaws may be proposed by the Executive Board acting upon vote of the majority of its members, or by a majority of all the members of the Association whether meeting as members or by instrument in writing signed by them.
2. Upon any amendment(s) to these Bylaws proposed by the Executive Board or by the members of the Association, such proposed amendment(s) shall be transmitted to the President, who shall submit them at the next regular meeting for reading and discussion. Voting by the members on the proposed amendment(s) shall not take place until the following meeting.
3. In order for such amendment(s) to become effective, the same must be approved by an affirmative of vote two-thirds of all the members of the Association. Thereupon such amendments shall be transcribed and certified by the President and the Secretary.