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Governing Documents

All owners of property within Jackson Oaks are members of the Homeowners Association. The association is regulated by section 94 of the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS 94), also known as the Oregon Planned Community Act. It is further organized as a non-profit corporation under ORS 65.
In addition to state law, the association is controlled by three primary documents, often called the “ABC” documents; they are the Articles of Incorporation, the By-Laws, and the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R’s). A brief description of each of these documents is given below.
  • The Articles of Incorporation set out the name and address of the Jackson Oaks HOA, the name and address of the initial agent for service of process, the name and address of the managing agent, and a statement identifying the corporation as an association formed to manage a common interest development.
  • The By-Laws are the guidelines for the operation of the Jackson Oaks non-profit corporation. The By-Laws define the duties of the Board of Directors, the terms of the Directors, the membership’s voting rights, required meetings and notices of meetings, and the principal office of the association, as well as other specific items that are necessary to run the association as a business.
  • The Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R’s) are the governing legal documents that set up the guidelines for the operation of the Jackson Oaks community as a non-profit corporation. The CC&R’s were recorded by the County recorder’s office and are included in the title to your property. 
Members of the association have certain rights, such as the right to use common property, vote in association elections, attend board meetings, and inspect certain records of the association.

Members also have certain obligations. They must pay assessments and comply with restrictions set forth in the CC&R’s and polices established by the board. The association has the right to enforce its regulations by imposing fines on members when nessesary, suspending their access to common property, and filing liens on property for nonpayment of assessments or fines.

It is important that all members of the association be familiar with its CC&R’s and policies. Violations can be very costly. For example, all exterior modifications to a home including painting require approval of the Design Review Committee.  If property owners make modifications without approval, they might be fined and required to alter those modifications at their expense.