March 5, 2023
Sometime this week you should be receiving a packet from Barnett Management in the mail. This packet includes proposed amendment updates to our Waterbury Declarations. The goal of these changes is to modernize methods of communication and protect homeowners property values. There are 5 amendments in the packet:
Amendment A allows the Association to establish an Architectural Review Committee to approve renovation and repair projects submitted by homeowners. It also allows your elected board to establish a set of guidelines to be published and provided to each homeowner. One important note, no guidelines can be created that violate the existing covenants and restrictions, this just allows the rules to be established and published for clarity and consistency.
Amendment B further clarifies owners' maintenance, repair and replacement responsibility for their Lot and Lot improvements. It ensures that if an owner has 3-foot grass, broken windows, and detached siding that the board can act to request that homeowner to make the necessary repairs.
Amendment C allows the Association conduct meetings electronically (i.e. Zoom) and to also allow owners to opt in to receiving ballots electronically. Currently all communication of this nature is required to be sent via USPS.
Amendment D required that any directors (board members) to be in good standing (they are paying their annual fees and have no outstanding violation fines.) It also provides more clarity on board members serving that own the same lot. Lastly, it modifies ability to for the existing Directors to remove existing Directors.
Amendment E protects existing, former, and future Directors (board members) from being held liable personally from liability provided their actions are made in good faith. It does not provide protection for actions which are not made in good faith, such as embezzlement.
These are all recommendations made to the Waterbury Board of Directors from Kaman and Cusiamo to make our Association current and provide additional protection to homeowners.
We encourage all homeowners to vote and return the ballot in the enclosed postage paid envelope. Each amendment stands alone and requires 51% 'in favor' to pass.
If you have any questions after reading through the information, please feel free to reach out to a board member or Matt Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) or if on social media, ask a question.