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The Colonial Village Neighborhood Association

The neighborhood of Colonial Village was built during the 1940's and '50's. Encompassing approximately 620 acres of contiguous R-1 zoning, its 13 subdivisions contain almost 900 houses, each with an architecturally-distinct style. Over 99.5% of them are true, single-family residential homes under R-1 zoning and more than 75% of them are owner occupied.

In the summer of 2002, a small group of individuals, along with then District I City Council Member Joe Hultquist, began to explore a way to create a sense of community among the thirteen subdivisions and provide a means to address neighborhood concerns. The result was the formation of the Colonial Village Neighborhood Association (CVNA) on August 22, 2002.

CVNA is bounded by the west side of Chapman Highway between Firestation 13 and Meridian Baptist Church and by the east side of Martin Mill Pike and Neubert Springs Road, between Brown Road and W. Ford Valley Road. Any person 18 years of age or older, living in a single-family dwelling within these boundaries is eligible to join. Annual dues are $10 and include voting privileges.

Some of CVNA's major accomplishments include the reduction of the speed limit on Chapman Highway to 45 mph, implementing a traffic calming program within the neighborhood, adopting and supporting Mooreland Heights Elementary School, and erecting a welcome sign at the neighborhood's main entrance. Annual events sponsored by CVNA include litter pick-up, spring and fall neighborhood cookouts, collecting school supplies for Mooreland Heights Elementary School and participating in the school's beautification efforts.

 

Purpose

 

Our objective is to recruit and utilize all relevant available resources that will promote and provide Community Pride, Economic Development, Involved Citizenship, and Solutions to Community Issues.  

 Local, County, State government Bodies that are committed to working with citizens of The Association for the betterment of The Association and all Knoxvillion as a whole are welcome.  This Objective will be maximized by our partnership with Law Enforcement as well as Churches, Business, Neighborhood Organizations, and Civic Groups.

 

 



THE COLONIAL VILLAGE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
                                                         BY-LAWS

Purpose

Our objective is to recruit and utilize all relevant available resources that will promote and provide Community Pride, Economic Development, Involved Citizenship, and Solutions to Community Issues. We are focused on encouraging single-family, owner occupied housing and maintaining R-1 zoning within our boundaries Local, County, and State Government Bodies that are committed to working with citizens of The Colonial Village Neighborhood Association for the betterment of our neighborhood and our community as a whole are welcome. This objective will be maximized by our partnership with Law Enforcement, Churches, Businesses, Neighborhood Organizations, and Civic Groups and Schools.

ARTICLE I NAME

The name of the organization will be The Colonial Village Neighborhood Association (The Association) or C.V.N.A.

ARTICLE II BASIC POLICIES

A. The Association will be noncommercial, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan. Any economic development activities of the Association in regards to promoting neighborhood businesses or businesses owned by neighborhood residents must have approval of the Executive Board.

B. The name of The Association or the names of any members in their official capacities will not be used in conjunction with a commercial concern or with any partisan interest for any purpose not appropriately related to promotion of the objectives of The Association.

C. The Association will not directly or indirectly participate in or intervene in anyway, including the publishing or distribution of statements in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to any candidate for Public Office.

Our objective is to recruit and utilize all relevant available resources that will promote and provide Community Pride, Economic Development, Involved Citizenship, and Solutions to Community Issues. We are focused on encouraging single-family, owner occupied housing and maintaining R-1 zoning within our boundaries Local, County, and State Government Bodies that are committed to working with citizens of The Colonial Village Neighborhood Association for the betterment of our neighborhood and our community as a whole are welcome. This objective will be maximized by our partnership with Law Enforcement, Churches, Businesses, Neighborhood Organizations, and Civic Groups and Schools.

ARTICLE III OBJECTIVE

Our objective is to recruit and utilize all relevant available resources that will promote and provide Community Pride, Economic Development, Involved Citizenship and solutions to Community Issues through local, county or state government bodies that are committed to working with citizens of The Association. This objective will be met by our partnership with Law Enforcement, Churches, Businesses, Neighborhood Organizations, Civic Groups, and schools.

ARTICLE IV MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 1. ELIGIBILITY. The membership of The Association will consist of any persons living in a single family dwelling within the confines of the stated boundaries who are at least 18 years of age.The Association is bounded by the west side of Chapman Highway between Firestation 13 and Meridian Baptist Church and by the east side of Martin Mill Pike and Neubert Springs Road, between Brown Road and W. Ford Valley Road.

SECTION 2. MEMBERSHIP DUES. The annual dues for membership will be set at $10.00 per member per year and are due by November 1st of each year. Reminders for dues will be sent out in August.

SECTION 3. VOTING. There will be one vote per member whose dues are current. A simple majority (one half plus one person) of those members present will be required to carry any motion and vote.

SECTION 4. MEMBERSHIP LIST. The Treasurer of The Association will keep an accurate list of the names of the members; including current addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.

SECTION 5. MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS. Meetings will be scheduled on a monthly basis February through November, usually the second Thursday of the month.Notice of the time and date will be given by one of the following methods: 1) written flyers, 2) verbal communication, 3) e-mail, 4) neighborhood postings.

The board may also organize specially called meetings. The membership must be given at least one weeks prior notice of the meeting.

ARTICLE V ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE.

A Board of Directors will govern the organization. Members of this Board will be self-appointed. All active members of the organization are eligible for membership on The Association's Board. An active member will be defined as one current in membership dues and fully and voluntarily responsible for at least one duty necessary to the governance of the organization. A volunteer appointed by the board will serve as web master.



Section 2. DUTIES

Board members will be responsible for the following duties or recruit volunteers within the membership who are willing to serve in the assigned capacity.



A) Webmaster- will be responsible for managing the CVNA list-serve and website. The list-serve requires weekly monitoring to assess e-mails that need authorization by the list moderator (Webmaster). The website requires monthly maintenance and updating.



B) Treasurer-will establish a checking account in the name of The Association and will be responsible for maintaining an accounting of all the funds. The account will require the signature of two Executive Board Members, the Treasurer and President. Withdrawals from the account of fifty ($50) dollars or more will be made only after the Board of Directors has passed motion. Regular annual expenses can be paid in agreement by the Treasurer without Board approval, providing the Board of Directors are notified of this expenditure at the next Board meeting or by email. The Treasurer will give an oral report of the funds at each meeting and provide a written quarterly report. The Treasurer will keep an accurate roster of the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of each member and attendee.



C) Communications-will act on the Board's behalf as the contact for the organization, disseminating and sharing information that comes from a variety of media and governmental contacts and interactions as well as being a spokesperson for the organization. Communications will carry on correspondence including letters, thank you notes and reminders of meetings to speakers, etc.

D) SKNBC representatives (2) Volunteer to serve as The Association's representatives on the South Knoxville Neighborhood and Business Coalition. These duties include: Communicating information from and back to the respective neighborhood associations ユ Attend all SKNBC meetings ユ Participate as a recorder and facilitator of SKNBC meetings on a rotating basis ユ Participate in voting on SKNBC issues ユ Adhere to the SKNBC code of conduct as follows: SKNBC speaks with one voice. No representative shall speak for SKNBC without authorization from the organization. To encourage open discussion, no confidential information discussed by SKNBC shall be discussed with anyone outside the organization without authorization. Confidential information is defined as any information a representative is privy to solely by being a member of this group.

E) Programming-Recommend programs of interest for the membership. These programs may be entertaining as well as educational. Assist with co-ordinating and contacting the speaker/ presenter.

F) Facebook-maintaining The Association's Facebook page, updating with current or new information and removing outdated or inappropriate content. Answering FB inquiries in conjunction with consultation of the Board.



G) Welcome packets and Outreach-Distributing SKNBC Welcome packets to new neighbors. Meeting and talking with new neighbors.

SECTION 3. COMMITTEES.

The needs of the Colonial Village neighborhood will guide the creation and dissolution of committees by the Board of Directors. The President or Vice-President or The Board may designate one or more committees consisting of a team leader and describe the duties and authority of each committee. All committees will report their activities and recommendations to The Association at their monthly meeting or as requested.



SECTION 4. RECORDS.

All records of the organization, including financial records and minutes, will be maintained by members of the Board of Directors. Financial records will be made available to members upon request and an Annual Financial Report will be made at the February monthly meeting each year.



ARTICLE VI BY-LAW AMENDMENTS

Amendments to the by-laws may be made in the following manner:



A. The Association's Board will adopt a resolution setting forth the proposed amendment and direct that it be submitted to a vote at a meeting of the members of The Association, which maybe a regular or special meeting.

B. The by-laws may be amended at any monthly meeting by a majority vote of those members present, provided a notice of amendment has been given at a previous meeting.



ARTICLE VII: Cessation of the Organization

A. If this organization ceases to exist, all monies and possessions of the organization will be returned to their original source, if feasible. Remaining funds, if any, shall be donated to Mooreland Heights Elementary School.

B. If this organization ceases to exist, all interested parties, including but not limited to funder(s), fiscal agent(s), and any other organization(s) of which this organization is a member, will be notified in writing.



C. If this organization ceases to exist, all records and minutes shall be donated to the McClung Historical Collection of the Knox County Public Library.



Original writing August, 2002

Amended writing August, 2005

Amended writing January, 2010

Amended writing May, 2014

Amended writing March 2016



 

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