Motion approved by Officers on July 12, 2008 to
Amend the By-Laws. Vote to occur on September 18, 2008.
denotes added content. Strike-out text denotes content removed.
By-Laws Amendments approved Unanimously on
September 18, 2008.
Article I Name
1 The name of this
organization shall be the Locustwood
/ Gotham Civic Association.
name of this organization shall also be called Locustwood Estates
Locustwood Estates is also referred to as “the Association” within
Article II Purpose
1 To develop, encourage and
foster in the community, attitudes and practices, in conformity with
basic concepts of justice and quality of opportunity, which will
maintain the social, economic and civic status of the community.
2 To develop, encourage and foster these objectives in the community
among all persons regardless of race or creed, who intend to become
good neighbors and responsible members of the community. To take a
vital part by appropriate action as members of the community in
creating discussions and solutions of problems which affect the
3 To cooperate with religious, civic, political and business and other
community organizations in seeking to maintain the standards of the
community on a high level; to provide a suitable place for the
meetings of its members; to secure intelligent actions on the part of
its officers and committees in the accomplishment of its general
4 This association in its activities shall be non-partisan,
non-sectarian and non-profit.
5. To promote the
health, safety, morals and general welfare of the community.
6. To assist in the regulation of the size of buildings and
structures, the percentages of lot that may be occupied, density of
population, location and use of buildings, structures and land for
trade, industry, residence or for other purposes.
7. To restrict areas as historic landmarks, special historic sites,
places and buildings for the purpose of conservation, protection,
enhancement and perpetuation,
8.To seek out harmony with general purpose and intent in the entire
Article III Meetings
1. Regular membership
meeting shall be called by the officers once a month
on the Third Thursday of each month from September through June.
Article IV Members and Trustees
1. All persons who are
residents and their families are accepted in accordance with these
by-laws and shall be members. All members in good standing shall be
entitled to one (1) vote.
2. Membership is
restricted to full time residents who reside within the boundaries of
Locustwood Estates. The boundaries are stipulated in Article XI of the
Trustee- A trustee shall be a member who will pledge in support of the
aims and objectives of the Association.
4. No member of this
Association has the power to represent or vote in the name of this
Association without the written consent of the President and approval
of membership at a regularly scheduled membership meeting.
Article V Order of Business
1. Meeting called to order
2. Pledge Allegiance to Flag
3. Reading of previous meeting minutes
4. Financial Report
5. Reading of Correspondence
6. Old Business
7. New Business
8. Introduce Guest Speaker
9. Meeting open for discussion
Article VI Officers
1. The officers of the
Association shall be: President, Vice-President, Treasurer,
Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary.
2. President- The President shall preside at all meetings of the
Association. He or she
shall represent the Association on public occasions and perform all
other duties pertaining to his office.
3. The vice-president shall, in the absence of the president or in
case of his or her inability to act, perform his
or her duties. The
election of vice-president shall be the discretion of the officers.
4. Treasurer- The treasurer shall receive and deposit all monies
belonging to the Association. He
shall disburse Association finds. All checks shall be countersigned by
the president and treasurer. He
or she shall prepare and present monthly financial reports at monthly
meetings. This Association shall under no circumstance, loan any part
of its finds and these finds shall remain the property of the
Association for its legitimate purposes.
Recording Secretary- The recording secretary shall
keep the minutes of the meetings of the Association. He
or she shall
read the minutes of the previous meetings.
6. Corresponding Secretary- The corresponding secretary
shall at all times keep a correct list of all members, and officers
with their full names, addressees, and telephone numbers. He
or she shall
prepare correspondence and answer correspondence under the direction
of the president. He
or she shall notify
all members of meeting dates.
Article VII Fees and Salaries
1. All officers shall serve
2. Officers shall be empowered to employ such professional of
technical services as many deemed advisable in furtherance of the
objectives of the Association. Such service may be rendered by
officers or members for no fee.
Article VIII Voting
1. All voting shall be via
voice, and or show of hands, except that a written ballot may be taken
for election of officers.
2. Officers shall be elected by general membership for a period of one
year. Nominations for all officers should be submitted within a 30
(thirty) day period prior to the last meeting of the current fiscal
year beginning September I to the following June 1.
Organizations: only elected officers are empowered to vote in the name
of this Association, unless stipulated by written consent of the
President and approval of membership at a regularly scheduled
Article IX Dues
1. Annual dues shall be
$5.00 $10.00 per household. Such dues shall be apply to the fiscal year. A
membership card signed by the Treasurer of the Association shall be
given upon the receipt of the annual dues.
2. The fiscal year
shall start in the month of September and end in the month of August.
Article X Amendments
I. These by-laws may be
amended upon a motion by any member in good standing, which motion
shall be submitted to the officers in writing at least thirty days
prior to the next meeting.
2. A two-thirds majority of the members present and voting at the
meeting shall be necessary to carry such amendment.
Article XI Boundaries
I. The boundaries of
Locustwood Estates shall include all buildings, structures, yards,
occupied lots and open spaces within the stipulated borders:
West: The contested border between the Counties of
Queens and Nassau.
East: The Western Side of Elmont Road.
North: Belmont Park Road
South: Hathaway Avenue follow by Bonta Street, and
Murray Hill Street to its Eastern Border.
Amendment A Dues
dues shall be $10.00 per household. Such dues shall be apply to the