Re: Question about using addendums
From: Muriel Kranowski (
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:28:54 -0700 (PDT)
I really do mean guidance, not policies. For example, how to run plenary
meetings, good meeting behaviors, that kind of thing. We give new
homeowners a big document containing our consensed-on agreements and
policies, but guidance on conducting our form of governance and our form of
interpersonal relationships seems too important to ignore while not seeming
to belong in Bylaws.
    Muriel at Shadowlake Village

On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 3:08 PM Sharon Villines via Cohousing-L <
cohousing-l [at]> wrote:

> > On Apr 17, 2019, at 1:25 PM, Muriel Kranowski <murielk [at]> wrote:
> >
> > We're also reworking our Bylaws and have the same issues about what
> belongs
> > in Bylaws and what is guidance.
> Our lawyer said that “Policies” are as legally enforceable as the Bylaws.
> They explain or elaborate on Bylaws. In DC, the policies and bylaws are
> included in the resale packet that each new owner receives and vows to
> follow.
> The Bylaws may say that owners have the right to rent their units for
> limited periods of time with the approval of the Membership, for example. A
> policy would spell out “limited,” the grounds for approval, and basic
> approval process.
> Guidelines or instructions might include an application form, a sample
> lease, etc. More temporal things like calendars, deadlines, etc.
> Sharon
> ----
> Sharon Villines
> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
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