Clearwood Annual Membership Meeting and Election is held on the third Saturday of August. Members vote by mail in or drop-off ballots. Ballots are mailed out in early July and are accepted right up to 10am on Election Day at either the office or at Reichel Beach.
Clearwood is a community governed by Covenants, By-Laws, and Rules and Regulations. These are collectively referred to as the Governing Documents. With the exception of the Covenants, both the Board of Directors and the membership have the opportunity to add to, amend, or remove verbiage in these governing documents. The Board may also propose changes in assessments. These issues, called Resolutions, are voted upon and passed by a simple majority of those members who vote. Along with resolutions, open seats on our Board Of Directors are also voted upon annually. Candidates for the Board must agree to and pass a criminal background check.
In accordance with the By-Laws, a member must be “in good standing” in order to vote. Members “in good standing” means assessments, special assessments and all fines caused by violations are paid in full prior to registration at a meeting or election, and payments are current on a promissory note, submitted at least 30 days prior to a meeting or election, which pays off all assessments by December 1st of the year of the meeting or election.
Voting is a right and an important privilege. All members are encouraged to exercise their right to vote.