July 30, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm THE HOME OF NANCY STARLING ROSS AgendaMinutes The governance committee of the Zapata Homeowners Association met at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, at the home of Nancy Starling Ross. Present were Chairman Erin Smith, Nancy Starling Ross and John White. Also present was Wayne Ross, chairman of the fees and budget committee.
Two items were on the agenda: a discussion on how to get new covenants and a request from Administrator Cindy Chapman for a letter to delinquent homeowners regarding turning delinquencies over to the collection agency. (Wayne said he would draft the requested letter and circulate it to F&B and governance. The letter is one that should be sent out May 15 to give delinquent property owners their balance on the delinquency and to remind them that if it is not cleared by June 30, it will go to collections.)
Since it has been only a short time since governance has been aware of the law regarding changing covenants, we have not had time to meet to work on new covenants. The law gives us an avenue—through the courts--to change covenants with less than 50 percent of the membership, in our case, 25 percent. There would be due process, i.e. sending out the proposed new covenants, etc. We feel there is hope for needed change. We have not done enough research yet but will keep the membership posted via the website.
Erin Macgillivray Smith, chairman, governance committee July 31, 2015