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Article III. Condominium Association
All Unit Owners in the Condominium, acting asd a group in accordance with the and the Condominium Instruments, shall constitute the Condominium Association, Any Unit Owner, upon acquiring title to his/her Unit, shall automatically become a member of the Association and shall remain a member thereof until such time as his/her ownership of such Unit ceases for any reason, at which time his/her membership in the Association shall automatically ceases, A person who holds any interest in a Unit solely as security for the performance of an Obligation shall not be a member of the Association.
2. Powers and Responsibilities
The Association shall have the responsibility of administering the Condominium, establishing the means and methods of collection the contributions to the Common Expenses, arranging for the management of the Condominium, and performing all of the other acts that may be required by the Act or the Condominium Instruments to be performed by the Unit Owners' Association. Pursuant to Subsection 301(b) of the Act, and except as otherwise expressly provided in these Bylaws, the Declaration or as required by the Act, the powers and responsibilities assigned by the Act to the Condominium Association are delegated to the Board of Directors, as more particularly set forth in Article IV.
3. Place of Meetings
Meetings of the Association shall be held at such place in the District of Columbia as may be designated by the Board of Directors and stated in the notice of the meeting.
4. Annual Meeting
An annual meeting of the Association shall be held on the second Tuesday in October of each year or on such other day between the second Tuesday in October and the third Tuesday in November as the Board of Directors may designate. The annual meeting of the Association shall be held for the election of Directors and the conduct of such other business as may be properly brought before the meeting.
5. Special Meeting
The President shall call a special meeting of the Association upon the request of the Board of Directors or upon the written request of the Unit Owners owning Units to which 25% or more of the votes in the Association appertain.
The Secretary shall send a notice of meeting of the Association to each Unit Owner at least 21 days in advance of an annual meeting and at least 7 days in advance of any other meeting. The notice shall state the time, place, and purposes of the meeting.
The notice shall be either sent by United States mail to all Unit Owners of record at the address of their respective Units (and/or to such other addresses as any of them may have designated to the Secretary in writing) or hand-delivered by the Secretary, provided that the Secretary certifies in writing that the notice was delivered to the Unit Owner. The mailing or hand-delivery of a notice of meeting in the manner provided herein shall constitute service of notice.
A. Each Unit is allocated a number of votes in the Association equal to the Par Value assigned to that Unit in Section 9 of the Declaration and set forth in Exhibit B to the Declaration. A Unit Owner is entitle to cast the votes allocated to his/her Unit provided that such Unit Owner is current in the payment of his/her Assessments. Since a Unit Owner may be more than one person, if only one of such persons is present at meeting of the Association, that person shall be entitled to cast the votes allocated to that Unit. But if more than one of such persons is present, the votes allocated to that Unit shall be cast only in accordance with the agreement of a majority of them, and such agreement shall be conclusively presumed if any one of them purports to cast the votes allocated to that Unit without protest being made forthwith by any of the others to the person presiding over the meeting. Except where a greater number is required by the Act, the Declaration, or these Bylaws, a majority of the votes entitled to be cast by the Unit Owners present in person or by proxy at the beginning of such meeting is required to adopt a decision at any meeting of the Association.
B. Anything to the contrary notwithstanding during any time that the Unit Owners' Association is the owner of any Condominium Unit, the votes in the Unit Owners' Association that pertain to the Condominium Unit shall be included in any calculation to determine the existence of a quorum at any meeting of the Unit Owners' Association, but otherwise shall be deemed to be cast in proportion to the affirmative and negative votes cast by all Unit Owners other than the Unit Owners' Association at any meeting.
C. The Board of Directors shall have the power to suspend the voting rights of any Unit Owner who is in arrears in the payment of an Assessment by more than thirty (30) days, and the suspension may remain in effect until the Assessment has been paid in full. The votes of such a person while suspended, shall not be deemed voters in the Association for any purpose, including the determination of a quorum or a necessary majority.
The votes appertaining to any Unit may be cast pursuant to a proxy or proxies duly executed by or on behalf of the Unit Owner, or in cases where the Unit Owner is more than one person, by or on behalf of all such persons. No such proxy shall be revocable except by actual notice to the officer presiding over the meeting, given by the Unit Owner, or any of such persons constituting the Unit Owner, that it be revoked. Any proxy must be in writing and filed with the Secretary before the appointed time of the meeting. Any proxy shall be void if it is not dated, if the proxy purports to be revocable without notice, or if the signature of the person executing the proxy has not been witnessed by a person who shall sign his or her full name and address. A proxy shall terminate automatically upon the final adjournment of the first meeting held on or after the date of the proxy, but shall remain in effect during any recess or temporary adjournment of the meeting.
The presence in person or by proxy of Unit Owners entitled to cast at least 25% of the votes in the Association shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business. A quorum shall be deemed to be present throughout a meeting of the Association until adjournment if persons entitled to cast at least 25% of the votes are present in person or by proxy at the beginning of such meeting. If a meeting of the Unit Owners' Association cannot be held because a quorum is not present, the Owners holding a majority of the votes present at such a meeting, either in person or by proxy, may adjourn the meeting to a time not less than forty-eight hours from the time the original meeting was called.
10. Order of Business
The order of business at a meeting of the Association shall be as follows: (i) proof of notice of meeting; (ii) roll call; (iii) reading of minutes of preceding meeting; (iv) reports of officers; (v) reports of committees; (vi) election of inspectors of election, if applicable; (vii) election of directors, if applicable; (viii) unfinished business; and (ix) new business.
11. Conduct of Meeting
The President shall preside at meetings of the Association and the Secretary shall keep the minutes of meetings. Roberts of Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the conduct of all meetings of the Association when not in conflict with the Act or the Condominium Instruments.