In August 2015, the Board of Directors approved a plan to redesign the Main Gate that will offer members and their guests streamlined access and a modern-day aesthetic enhancement into the busiest entrance of the Canyon Lake community. While the vast majority of property owners favored the Main Gate improvements, a handful of owners challenged the project. This challenge caused the Association to seek a third party review of the Bylaws, reserves, and California law governing Homeowner Associations. To ensure that this process was handled appropriately and transparently, the Board offered to take the dispute to an independent arbitrator to hear both sides and confirm the matter was reviewed in a non-biased manner.
After reviewing all the necessary documentation, including the Association’s Bylaws, the third-party arbitrator determined that the main gate project was a reserve project and not subject to a full vote of the membership. The arbitrator ruled in favor of the Association’s Board of Directors, finding that the Board “acted well within its authority pursuant to California law and the Association’s Bylaws."
With this clarification of the Bylaws, the Association will be moving forward with the Main Gate Project in an effort to improve the common area for all of our property owners.
Click Here To View Complete Decision Made By The Arbitrator - 11/21/2015
Click Here To View the JAMS Brief: CLPOA Main Gate - 11/21/2015
Click Here To View Supporting Exhibit 1 - 11/21/2015
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