The Blue Mountain Lake Club (BMLC, BML or the Association) is a non-profit corporation governed by a seven-person Board of Directors. In this year’s election, on November 16, 2019 there will be three (3) Director positions to fill; each will serve for two-year terms. Candidates for the Board must be at least 21 years of age, a deeded property owner in Good Standing, and able to carry out the duties of Director.
What are the Board’s responsibilities? The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the Association. Here are some examples: act in good faith, in a manner they reasonably believe to be in the best interests of the Association; act in accordance with the Articles of Incorporation, Declaration of Covenants, Bylaws; Fair Housing Act, Uniformed Planned Communities Act and Non-Profit Corporation laws.
A partial list of specific Board responsibilities:
- Enforce BMLC’s Declaration of Covenants, Bylaws, Rules & Regulations, and Policies.
- Approve additions and revisions to the BMLC’s Rules & Regulations and Policies.
- Approve the annual operating and capital budgets.
- Levy the annual assessments, maintenance fee, other fees, and collect monies owed to BMLC.
- Maintain an adequate capital reserve fund.
- Enter into contracts on BMLC’s behalf.
- Maintain and improve BMLC’s buildings, roads and other property.
- Hire and provide oversight of the management of the Association (i.e. management company, Community Manager).
- Appoint and remove members of the BMLC committees.
What qualifications and abilities should a Director have?
In order to perform their duties, Directors need to be familiar with, and understand, the various laws and legal documents that apply to community associations in general and specifically to BMLC.
Directors need to devote anywhere from 10 – 30 hours per month of their time, and possibly more if serving as an Officer. Attending monthly Board meetings is only the tip of the iceberg. Time will also be spent acting as a liaison to committees; responding to Board and committee emails and phone calls; preparing and presenting resolutions and reports; and attending Annual and Special Association meetings, quarterly Open Meetings, and other community events (such as the annual Fall Festival).
Directors must keep certain information confidential, including from spouses, until such time as the Board takes formal action.
Abilities that a Director should possess include: the ability to commit to projects and see them through, start to finish; the ability to listen, keep an open mind, and not rush to judgement; the ability to put your personal agenda aside and work only in the best interests of the Association; the ability to articulate your viewpoint and respectfully disagree with other viewpoints; and the ability to always support majority decisions of the Board, even in those situations where you voted in the minority.
Prior participation on one or more of BML committees is very helpful for Directors but it is not a requirement to serve on the Board.
Directors do not receive any compensation.
How do I get on the Board?
If you are interested in running for the Board, you may apply by filling out an application that can be obtained from the Operations Office beginning August 15, 2019. Completed applications must be submitted to the Operations Office no later than September 15, 2019.