UHCA New Bylaws in Effect as of July 20, 2020
Our community association bylaws were originally adopted in 1967. Twenty-six years later they were updated in 1993. Another twenty-six years passed and in 2019 the UHCA board of directors decided it was time to once again update the bylaws.
The board spent many hours reviewing, discussing and revising a proposed set of bylaws for the community association.
The opportunity to discuss the proposed bylaws was provided to members of the association through both our website and a series of scheduled meetings with a board member.
The process for changing the bylaws is defined in the Societies Act of Alberta. The bylaws may only be changed by a “special” resolution–a resolution passed at a general meeting with not less than 21 days’ notice specifying the intention to propose the resolution. The resolution must be passed by the vote of not less than 75% of those members who, if entitled to do so, vote in person or by proxy.
At our February 27, 2020, annual general meeting (AGM) of the association, a resolution that the existing University Heights Community Association bylaws be repealed and replaced by our new bylaws was overwhelmingly passed by the association members. The new bylaws were then submitted to the provincial government, which reviewed and approved the updated bylaws on July 20, 2020.
A number of changes have improved the bylaws. Some examples:
- The bylaws now provide for voting and non-voting memberships.
- Privacy provisions for the association membership list are now included in the bylaws.
Our current (and previous) bylaws are posted below: