Constitution

June, 1987

ARTICLE Cl. NAME

The name of this Association shall be THE RADBURN CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION.

ARTICLE C2. PURPOSES

The purposes of the Citizens’ Association are (a) To serve as an open forum to give opportunity for the consideration and discussion of matters of public interest. (b) To act as an agency for the presentation to the Radburn Association and to other public or private bodies, of community opinion arrived at through public discussion and other appropriate means. (c) To provide a common meeting place for the members. (d) To foster the development of community life and a realization of its benefits and responsibilities. (e) To cooperate with other organizations in the furtherance of the above purposes for the welfare of Radburn and the entire community of Fair Lawn.

ARTICLE C3. MEMBERSHIP

Membership in the Citizens’ Association shall be open to all persons over the age of 1 8 years, who reside in property subject to the Radburn Property restrictions and to Radburn Association charges. Owners of record of property subject to the Declaration of Restrictions of the Radburn Association including non-resident owners, of residential and non-residential property are automatic members of the Citizens’ Association.

ARTICLE C4. OFFICERS

The officers of the Citizens’ Association shall be: A President, a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. However, the officers of Secretary and Treasurer may be merged and the duties performed by one person. All officers must be members of the Citizens’ Association and shall serve for a term of one year as stated by the Bylaws. An officer may succeed himself for one term. The President, only, shall serve for a term of two years and may succeed himself for one further term.

ARTICLE C5. COMMITTEES

SECTION 1 – EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: There shall be an executive committee consisting of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the chairmen of committees both standing and special, during their respective terms of office.

SECTION 2 – STANDING COMMITTEES: The standing committees of the Citizens’ Association shall be:

Civic Affairs Committee: To follow the progress of civic affairs as they affect the welfare of Radburn and to report on same to the Association – especially matters regarding schools, public health, borough government, zoning and planning, etc. The committee may make recommendations on possible action by the Citizens’ Association on these matters.
Sports and Recreation Committee: To cooperate with Radburn Association trustees in planning sports and recreation programs for the various age groups, and in the provision and care of sports facilities.
Parks. Garden. and Grounds Committee: To cooperate with Radburn Association trustees in the upkeep of the parks, sidewalks, physical facilities of Radburn, and to mobilize public opinion for their proper use and care.
Hospitality/Welcome Committee: To cooperate with Radburn Association trustees in making facilities in the Grange available for community use, and in enforcing proper care of such facilities by individuals and groups using them. To welcome new members of the Association to Radburn.

Historian/Publicity Committee: To update from time to time, the past and present historical changes in Radburn as a community. To publicize, through the Radburn Bulletin the problems and actions of the Citizens’ Association and to help in the public relations of Radburn with other groups and public or private bodies.
The general functions of the Standing Committees shall be to aid in accomplishing the~ purposes of the Citizens’ Association for the development of community life and the promotion of recreational and cultural interest, and to cooperate with the various existing community organizations to this end.
The special duties of the several committees are briefly stated in the above paragraphs, though these -statements are not to be regarded as complete or final.

SECTION 3 – SPECIAL COMMITTEES: Special Temporary committees may be appointed by the President from time to time, to consider and report on special problems or matters of interest to the Citizens’ Association

After the final report of such a committee has been accepted at a regular or special meeting of the Citizens’ Association, the committee shall be automatically discharged.

ARTICLE C6. – DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

SECTION 1 – PRESIDENT: It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings of the Citizens’ Association and of the Executive Committee, to appoint all committees except standing committees, to perform other duties usually associated with his office and generally to promote the interests of the Citizens’ Association. The President is required to attend all Board of Trustees meetings. The President shall carry all motions duly passed by the Citizens’ Association members for action by the Radburn Association trustees, support the motion, and to report the action, vote, etc. taken at the trustees meeting. The President shall also be an ex-officio member of all committees, except the committee for nominating officers of the Citizens’ Association. The President shall clear with Radburn Board of Trustees dates for any function which the Citizens’ Association may desire to run and seek approval for said function or activity.

SECTION 2 – VICE PRESIDENT: It shall be the duty of the Vice President to assist the President at all times in the performances of his duties, and to discharge such other duties as may be delegated to him by the President, and in the absence of the President to take over his duties.

SECTION 3 – SECRETARY: It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep the records of the Citizens’ Association, to take minutes of its meetings and to perform any other duties usually associated with his office or which may be assigned to him from time to time by the Citizens’ Association or its Executive Committee. The Secretary shall also keep a record of all committees and committee chairmen.

SECTION 4 – TREASURER: It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to collect and keep safely all monies owing to the Citizens’ Association, to expend same as provided in the Bylaws and to keep records of all such receipts and expenditures.

SECTION 5 – EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: The duties of the Executive Committee shall be to manage and conduct the affairs of the organization between Citizens’ Association meetings, to carry out policies adopted at Citizens’ Association meetings, to initiate action on community welfare and activities, and generally to promote the purposes of the Citizens’ Association.

The Executive Committee shall at the November meeting of the Citizens’ Association present, in writing, a year end report containing any recommendations or suggestions for the coming year.

The Executive Committee shall audit the books of the Treasurer one month prior to the next election.

ARTICLE C7. – AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION

This constitution may be amended in the following manner: By motion to amend in the manner specified in said motion, made at any meeting of the Citizens’ Association. If the motion is carried by a majority of those present and voting, the amendment shall forthwith be posted on the bulletin board of the Radburn Association and a copy thereof shall be sent to the homes of all members prior to the next meeting in two issues of the bulletin. The amendment shall be acted upon at the next meeting of the Citizens’ Association where it may be modified by motion in the usual way, so long as the scope and substance of the proposed amendment as previously published are not radically altered. A quorum to amend the Constitution and Bylaws shall consist of not less than 20 members. If two thirds of the members present and voting at said meeting are in favor of the amendment as finally proposed, the amendment shall be passed and become a part hereof.