ARTICLE I. NAME AND PURPOSE
Section 1. Name The Krueger Neighborhood Association of Michigan City, hereafter referred to as KNA, was originally founded
July 20, 2004 .
Section 2. Purpose The purpose of KNA is to:
socializing and citizen participation to improve the livability of the neighborhood and the city of Michigan
B. maintain communication
between members, other neighborhood associations, the City of Michigan City and
C. attempt through
meetings and other means to ascertain and articulate the issues, the priorities and the goals of its members.
D. undertake, encourage
and support projects and activities to achieve those goals.
ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. Eligibility Every person twenty-one (21) years of age or older who is a resident, property owners
or business owner within the boundaries of the neighborhood as described in Article III shall be eligible for membership.
Section 2. Tolerance Membership shall not be denied on the basis of views or opinions contrary to the goals and purposes of
Section 3. Dues Dues are to be determined by the voting members. Any eligible
member who pays their dues shall be recognized as a voting member.
Section 4. Voting at General Meetings Each household or business within the neighborhood shall be entitled to one vote
cast by a voting member.
ARTICLE III. Boundaries
Section 1. Definition KNA includes all properties within the area of the city of Michigan
City , Indiana described as follows:
a.) Northern Boundary: From
the intersection of Liberty Trail and Highway 12 on a line directly east.
b.) Eastern Boundary: North
Roeske Trail from Rose Street on the south running due north to the northern
boundary (in International Friendship Gardens
c.) Southern Boundary: West
on Rose Street running due west and including Walker Street to the intersection of Walker and Vail Streets.
d.) Western Boundary: Vail Street
north to Springland Avenue, west on Springland to East 8th Street and on a line running directly northeast to the
intersection of Liberty Trail and Highway 12.
ARTICLE IV. Board
Section 1. Number and Eligibility The Board of Directors shall be comprised of seven (7) voting members to oversee the affairs of the KNA. The Board shall consist of four (4) officers, the Past President and at least two
(2) neighborhood advocates (in the event that the Past President can not serve on the Board, there shall be three (3) neighborhood
advocates). The officers of the association shall be President, Vice President,
Secretary and Treasurer.
Section 2. Election and Term of
Office The voting members of the KNA shall elect the Board of Directors who
will then appoint the officers. The voting members of the KNA shall also elect
the neighborhood advocates. The officers and neighborhood advocates shall hold
office for a term of one (1) year or until successors are elected. The term of
office shall begin at the close of the Annual Meeting.
Section 3. Board
a.) The President shall call
and preside at all meetings, shall act for and in behalf of the membership of the association, shall appoint any special committees
necessary for the operation of the association business, and shall act as official spokesperson for the association.
b.) The Vice President (or Vice
Chairperson) shall, in the absence of the
President, assume all of the duties of that office and shall be responsible
for publicity and notifications of meetings of the association.
c.) The Secretary shall keep
a permanent record of all formal meetings and all legal documents and legal transactions of the association. The secretary
shall transcribe the minutes of each meeting and shall maintain a file copy of same and submit a copy of these minutes to
d.) The Treasurer shall keep
all financial receipts and a permanent record of all financial business of the association. An up-to-date financial report
shall be submitted at each meeting. The Treasurer shall be responsible for membership.
e.) The Neighborhood Advocates Neighborhood Advocates shall serve in the capacity of gathering and disseminating
information critical to the implementation of the purposes stated in the charter. Every effort will be made to insure that
neighborhood advocates represent specific blocks or streets within the association boundaries.
Section 4. Removal Any officer or neighborhood advocate can be removed from office by a 2/3rds majority vote of the dues paying
membership after a special meeting has been requested at least ten (10) working days in advance.
ARTICLE V. COMMITTEES
Section 1. Forming The President shall have the power to appoint committees as necessary to implement the purposes of
Section 2. Composition The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.
ARTICLE VI. MEETINGS
Section 1. Annual Meeting An annual meeting shall be held during the month of July at a time and place designated
by the President. The Voting Members present shall constitute a quorum.
Section 2. Special Meetings Not less than 40 percent of the Voting Members shall have the privilege of petitioning
a special meeting at any time.
Section 3. Regular Meetings At least a seven-day notice shall be provided in advance of any association (general
or board) meeting. Every effort will be made to notify all interested parties and members of the KNA of upcoming meetings
either by direct mailing, pamphlets, newsletters, or announcements at regularly scheduled meetings. All meetings shall be public and open to any interested persons.
ARTICLE VII. NOMINATION, ANNUAL REPORTS AND INSTALLATION OF
Section 1. Nominations Nominations of officers shall be made from the floor at the annual meeting or by way
of a slate presented from a nominating committee. Election of officers shall
be held on the same day as the nominations.
Section 2. Transfer of Material Upon installation of the officers whose terms
begin at the close of the Annual Meeting, all documents, records, and any materials pertaining to the duties of the office
as designated in the bylaws which are in the possession of the outgoing officers shall be submitted to the newly elected counterpart
within seven (7) days of the installation.
Section 3. Vacancies Any vacancies occurring on the Board during the year shall be filled by appointment of the Board.
ARTICLE VIII. FISCAL
Section 1. Expenditures Expenditure of funds in excess of $100.00 of the association may not be made without
the signatures of at least two (2) of the four (4) Officers and the Treasurer. All
other expenditures shall require the signatures of one (1) of the Officers and the Treasurer.
Section 2. Record Keeping Financial records and funds of the association shall be audited at least once a year
by a committee of at least two (2) of the Neighborhood Advocates appointed by the President prior to a new Treasurer's taking
ARTICLE IX. AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS
Section 1. Procedure These bylaws may be amended by a majority vote. Proposed
amendments shall be sent to all members at least 7 working days in advance of the meeting where action is to be taken or shall
be read at the
ARTICLE X. NON-DISCRIMINATION
Section 1. Non-Discrimination KNA shall not discriminate against individuals or groups on the basis of race,
religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, income or political affiliation in any of its
policies or procedures.
ARTICLE XI. GENERAL
Section 1. Parliamentary Authority The rules in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order shall govern the association,
the Board of Directors, and all committees in all cases to which they apply and do not conflict with the specific provisions
of this Charter and Bylaws or any special rules that the association may adopt.
Section 2. Validity If any part of the Charter and Bylaws or the application thereof is hereafter held invalid or unenforceable,
the remainder shall not be affected thereby, and only the affected portions are declared eliminated.
Section 3. Personal Liability No officer, representative, spokesperson or member shall have any financial liability
for the association.