|Re: commitments to community||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah (welcomeolympus.net)|
|Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2016 15:02:02 -0800 (PST)|
RoseWind Cohousing, long-built in Port Townsend WA. There are legal commitments. If dues are not paid, first one loses the right to use the common areas (if x time in arrears); eventually, there accrue late fees, and it becomes a lien against the property, due upon sale of the property. (One mentally ill member stopped paying and on his death the lien was paid off.) Dues can be paid on various payment plans, but must be current at least to the "monthly" payment schedule, unless another agreement has been reached. This is spelled out in our legal documents. There are social commitments, I might call them: doing one's part in the many sorts of tasks to run the community: attending meetings, committee work, helping with meals, working on the land and perennial food crops. There are no explicit consequences for failure to pitch in in these ways. And about a third of our households do little or nothing in this regard. We do have work parties of 2-3 hours, typically in the afternoon after our monthly meeting (which is in the morning). Each household is obliged to put in at least 5 work parties a year. (Multiple household members participating counts for multiple credits-- so a couple plus a helping kid could fulfill the obligation on just two work days.) Those 80 years old+ or disabled are exempt. For each work party short of 5, a charge of $30 is due to the community. Each time we have a work party, there is someone who takes attendence. At year end, the treasurer adds this required "contribution" to that family's bill. Maraiah Lynn Nadeau in the NW, where one can still walk out in just a sweater, and there is still spinach and such in the garden
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