Audubon Forest Neighborhood Association
the neighbors of the Audubon Forest Community, in order to
maintain and improve the quality of life in our neighborhood and
to encourage an open community to assure the continuous
well-being of the area, do hereby establish the Audubon Forest
Neighborhood Association and hereto set forth the following
Constitution and Bylaws to govern its purpose and function.
This organization shall be known as the Audubon Forest
Association, hereafter referred to as the “Association.”
boundaries of the Association shall be the streets comprising
Audubon Forest located in the Southwest quadrant of the City of
Atlanta and which are: Audubon Circle, Benjamin E. Mays Drive
(Flamingo Drive to Peyton Road), Cardinal Way, Chickadee Court,
Falcon Drive, Flamingo Drive, Jenny Wren Lane, Oriole Drive,
Peyton Road (B.E.Mays Drive to Falcon Drive), and Willis Mill
Road (north of B.E. Mays Drive.)
Section One-Resident/Property Owners
Membership in the Association shall be limited to residents and
property owners within the Geographic Boundaries as set out in
Section Two-Associate Members
Membership in the Association may include owners of commercial
businesses which service the Audubon Forest neighborhood streets
and whose businesses are operated in accordance with and reflect
the standards of the Association as determined by the
purpose(s) of the Association shall be to:
Provide a forum for discussion of issues common to all
residents and associate members;
Maintain and improve the beauty and quality of life affecting
property values, community safety, education, business
services, zoning and land use;
Provide a unified voice for the Association to affect the
outcomes of common issues such as described in #2 above;
Promote the interests, views and concerns to appropriate
levels of city, county, state, and federal governments while
creating positive and harmonious working relationships with
Network with other established neighborhood organizations in
geographic proximity to the Association on common issues,
concerns and resolutions;
Provide a unified, collective demonstration of care and
concern for resident members of Association households; and
Provide means for Association residents to come together to
socialize and fellowship at such times as designated by the
The Association shall be governed
by officers elected by the membership and by Chairpersons of
standing committees who are appointed.
Section One- Elected
The officers of the Association
shall be: President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant
Secretary, Treasurer and Parliamentarian. Such other
officers shall be elected upon determination by the Association
of specific and continuing need and function.
The Chairpersons of Standing
Committees shall, with elected officers constitute the governing
body of the Association during the period of their tenure as
Chairpersons. Standing Committees shall be: Community
Director, Community Safety, Courtesy and Hospitality, Economic
Development, Zoning and Land Use, Street Captains, Membership
and Newsletter, “For the Birds”.
VI-Election of Officers
Officers shall be elected by the
membership. The results shall be determined by a candidate
receiving a simple majority of the votes cast by members present
Officers shall be elected to
serve a two-year term until a successor(s) is elected by the
membership to assure continuity. The specific term of office
shall begin on January 1 of one year and end on December 31 of
the next year.
An officer shall serve no more
than two consecutive terms in the same office.
A person who is elected to an
office or appointed as Chairperson of a standing committee shall
be a financial member-resident or property owner- as defined in
ARTICLE III, Section 1. Such elected or appointed officer shall
have demonstrated active participation in the Association
through regular attendance at Association meetings and
Association sponsored events or activities and the payment of
Vacancies occurring for unexpired
terms shall be filled by recommendation from the Executive
Committee (Governing Body) for the remainder of the term.
An elected officer shall be
impeached for failure to perform the duties and responsibilities
of the office to which he/she has been elected. Any
resident/property owner in current financial status with the
Association may initiate the proceedings with documented cause.
Results shall be determined by a simple majority of votes cast
by members present and voting.
and Responsibilities of Officers
Officers shall perform the duties
and responsibilities prescribed by these Bylaws and by the
parliamentary authority as described in Robert’ Rules of Order,
The President shall
have the following duties responsibilities:
Serve as presiding officer at meeting of the Association;
Serve as ex-officio member of standing and ad hoc committees,
except the Nomination Committee;
Convene monthly meetings of the Association and at other times
Serve as chairperson of standing committees
Appoint chairpersons of standing committees
Create and make appointments to ad hoc committees as needed
Act as official spokesperson for the Association; and
Limit the time of Association meetings to a maximum of 1 ˝
The Vice President shall have the following duties
Assume the role, duties and responsibilities of the President
during his/her absence or disability;
Preside at Association meetings when designated by the
Assist the President as required and perform other duties as
assigned by the President.
The Secretary shall have the following duties and
Record, prepare for distribution and preserve accurate minutes
of all meetings of the Association and The Executive
Perform other duties as assigned by the President;
The Assistant Secretary shall have the following duty
Assume the duties of the
Secretary as required or assigned by the President.
The Treasurer shall have the following duties and
Receive all monies.
Prepare an annual budget;
Make all bank deposits and sign all checks on the Associations
Maintain current and accurate financial matters;
Provide monthly and annual financial reports; and
Pay bills submitted by officer and chairperson for authorized
expenditures with receipts.
The Parliamentarian shall have the following duties
Maintain current knowledge of parliamentary procedures; and
Provide information on parliamentary rules and procedures when
requested by the President or required by the Association.
Section One-Standing Committees
Association shall have the following Standing Committees;
Courtesy and Hospitality
Zoning and Land Use
Section Two-Ad Hoc
The President may create Ad Hoc
or special committees as the needs of the Association dictate.
Chairpersons of such time-limited, task specific committees
shall be appointed by the President but shall not serve on the
Section Three-Duties and
The Executive Committee shall consist of the
President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary,
Treasurer, Parliamentarian, and Chairpersons of Standing
Committees. The Committee shall plan and conduct
business of the Association on an interim basis. The frequency
and schedule of committee meetings shall be determined by the
The Community Director shall review the
Directory and update annually as needed.
The Community Safety Committee shall generate
possible solutions to the problem of security, Neighborhood
Watch; develop or create a partnering relationship with the
police and fire departments and increase citizen involvement.
The Courtesy and Hospitality Committee shall, in
accordance with approved budgets, welcome new residents within
the Association boundaries, and acknowledge births,
achievements, illnesses and deaths of residents in the
immediate households whose annual dues are current. The
Committee shall send and appropriate card to residents of
The Economic Development Committee shall
consider all matters related to planning for economic
development in the area and shall make recommendations to the
The Newsletter Committee and Editor shall work
together to produce the Associations Newsletter on a schedule
and timeframe as decided upon by the membership of the
The Nominating Committee shall present a slate
of officers at tow-year intervals. Nominations from the floor
shall be allowed.
The Street Captain Chairperson shall direct the
work of the Street Captains and shall serve as their
representative on the Executive Committee.
The Zoning and Land Use Committee shall maintain
current knowledge of all proposed zoning changes that my
affect the Association’s neighborhood and community
organizations which may be so affected to achieve outcomes in
the best interest of the Association.
Regular meetings of the Association shall be scheduled
Regular meetings shall not extend beyond 1 ˝ hours.
Special meetings may be called as determined necessary by the
quorum shall be constituted by six (6) members.
The fiscal year of the Association shall be January 1, through
The Association shall fund its primary administration and
activities through the annual payment of dues.
Dues shall be set at $50.00 per year per household and shall
be due and payable to the Treasurer, Audubon Forest
Neighborhood Association” between January 1 and April 1.
Payment of dues shall constitute eligibility to vote on
Association matters and to participate in
Association-sponsored activities for which expenses are
This Constitution may be amended by two-thirds (2/3) vote of
the members present and voting at any regular or called
meeting held following the introduction of an amendment.
The conduct of business of the Association shall be regulated
by its Constitution and Bylaws.
officers and members shall be expected to uphold the
Association’s Constitution and Bylaws at all times and shall be
required to make the following pledge:
do hereby affirm to obey and uphold the Constitution and Bylaws
of the Audubon Forest Neighborhood Association and shall do my
best in helping to achieve its goals.”