you are interested in serving on the Board, volunteering for one of the
association events, or just becoming more informed, there are a variety of ways
to get involved in the Homes Association of Cedar Hills (H.A.C.H). Being involved is a great way to meet your
neighbors and creates a stronger community for us all.
- The newsletters are the main
communication to H.A.C.H members and are published four times a year. Subjects
are selected to be included in the newsletter because they may be of interest
to or concern a majority of members. A
quick glance through the newsletter may provide you with information that is
helpful to you.
- If there are subjects you would like
to see included in the newsletter, please let the Board know your ideas either
by contacting the office or attending the monthly board meetings.
- The voting packet is mailed out prior
to the annual meeting. It includes a proxy
as well as a description of any proposed amendments, and statements for individuals
running for Board positions. You can
submit your proxy by mail; drop it off at the office or at the
Annual Meeting in May. If you want
to see changes, make sure to vote on what is important to you.
the Annual Meeting:
- H.A.C.H’s annual meeting takes place
on the 2nd Tuesday in May.
- If there are resolutions on the
ballot, they are presented and discussed.
Board member elections also take place at this time, and individuals
running for board membership have a chance to make a statement and respond to
questions. Election results are announced once the ballots are counted at the
end of the annual meeting.
- Information on resolutions and board
candidate statements are printed in the voting packet just prior to the annual
meeting. While you can submit your proxy
by mail or by dropping off at the office. Many members choose to come to the
annual meeting to listen to the presentations and discussions before voting.
for H.A.C.H. Events:
- H.A.C.H events provide an
opportunity to get involved for a day or just a few hours. A great way to meet some of your Cedar Hills
- Fourth of July Parade
- Spring or Fall Cleanup
Attend monthly board meetings:
- Board meetings held in the office
occur on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
- The board meets with legal counsel
for an executive session starting at 6 PM which is generally completed by 7pm
which is when open session begins. The
meeting is open to all Association members. The agenda for the meeting is
separated into several parts as listed below:
The first section is for members
that have requested to be placed on the agenda ahead of time for a specific
The second section is an opportunity
for members that have received final violation notices the opportunity to be
heard before a fine is imposed.
The third section is an opportunity
for members in attendance to give input.
In the interest of time, comments are limited to 10 minutes per member
The final section is when the Directors
talk amongst themselves about varies issues. Attending members may be solicited
by the Board for their input, but generally this portion of the meeting for
Board discussion only.
the Board of Directors:
- If you are looking to become more
involved, and willing to make a longer commitment, you may want to run for a Director
position. There are seven director
positions, and the commitment is for two years.
Positions rotate for election each year:
Four every other year, and three every other year.
- How do you get on the Board? You need to have 10 nominations from fellow
property owners, and write a personal statement that is included in the voting
packet, as to why you would like to serve on the Board. The petition form for is available in the
office and needs to be submitted by no later than the April board meeting to be
included in the printing & mailing. You
will also have an opportunity to introduce yourself and take questions from
members at the annual meeting.
- What does a Board member do? See “What if I Want to be a Director” in the
Spring 2015 Newsletter.
- The best way to decide if this is
for you is to attend a monthly board meeting & talk to board members. You’ll get a feel for the work, and find out
about the time commitment.