Resources for owners and residents of the Mainlands of Tamarac Lakes Seventh Section
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Articles of Incorporation
The Articles are filed with the Secretary of State and incorporate the Association as a non-profit corporation. The Articles include the official name of the entity, the address of the principal office of the Association, and the name and address of the registered agent of the Association. The Articles also contain broad purposes and powers of the Association. The Articles bring the corporation into existence, define the fundamental purpose and powers of the Association, and may identify the initial Board of Directors.
The Bylaws are a formal rule book for the administration of the Association and its day-to-day management of procedures. The Bylaws contain information with regard to meetings of members as well as meetings of the Board, Board member qualifications, and member voting rights, quorum requirements, and procedures for the election or removal of Board members.
Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions
The Declaration is a document that creates covenants and restrictions against all of the property described in the Declaration. The covenants are recorded in the real property records of the county in which the Association is located and contain much important information with regard to restrictions and obligations concerning the property therein. The Declaration contains the maintenance obligations of the owners and the Association as well as a provision requiring owners to pay common expense assessments for the upkeep, insurance, and other expenses attributable to the community. The Declaration provides for an Architectural Control Committee and restrictions on use of the property.
General Rules and Regulations
The General Rules and Regulations provide for rules and regulations adopted by a majority of the Association Board rather than by amendment of the Declaration or Bylaws by the property owners.
Corporate Resolution Affirming the 1992 Amendment to the Bylaws (1992)
A corporate resolution affirming a recently-passed amendment to the Bylaws that attempted to circumvent the Fair Housing Act of 1988.
Corporate Resolution Assigning Responsibilities to Each Director (1997)
A corporate resolution defining the role and responsibility of each Director on the Board.
Corporate Resolution Authorizing Purchases by Board Members (1997)
A corporate resolution authorizing Board members other than the President and Treasurer to make purchases on behalf of the Association.
Corporate Resolution Encouraging Communication Between the Maintenance Association and the Recreation Corporation (1997)
A corporate resolution that allows one Board member from both the Maintenance Association and the Recreation Corporation to sit on each others' Boards.
Corporate Resolution Requiring Budget Preparation (1997)
A corporate resolution requiring the Board to prepare a budget 90 days prior to the commencement of the fiscal year of the Association.
Corporate Resolution Selectively Enforcing the Declaration of Restrictions (2008)
A corporate resolution that granted a "Get Out of Deed Restriction Free Card" to members who own trucks larger than 1/2-ton rated capacity. The Board did not want to enforce the restriction because some Board members and friends of Board members owned such vehicles.
Schechter v. Mainlands Seven Maintenance Corporation, Inc. et al. (1979)
The court case that modified the Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions to require the residents of Mainlands 7 to reimburse the Association for purchasing the clubhouse.
Assignment of Declaration of Restrictions by the City of Tamarac (1980)
The City of Tamarac assigned the rights and responsibilities of the Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions to the Association.
Assignment of Declaration of Restrictions by Leadership Housing, Inc. (1981)
Leadership Housing (formerly Behring Properties), the original developer of Mainlands 7, assigned the rights and responsibilities of the Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions to the Association.
Amendment to the Bylaws (1992)
This amendment attempted to keep Mainlands 7 a senior-only community after the Fair Housing Act of 1988 was used to challenge several communities who discriminated against potential residents based on age.
Foreword to the 1998 Amended and Restated Bylaws (1998)
The foreword written by the Board to the last fully entered set of amended Bylaws. It contains several opinions from past Association attorneys.
Restatement of Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions (1999)
It would appear the Florida Legislature set a maximum term of thirty years on community covenants and restrictions with an option to restate and renew them. This is the restatement of the Mainlands 7 Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions required by law in order that they not expire.