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EDPOA Governing Documents

By-Laws

The "By-laws" of the El Dorado Property Owners Association (EDPOA) is a legal document that defines the operation of our property owners association (membership, meetings, record keeping, etc.) and the various duties of its officers.

The purpose of our POA is as follows:

(a) To form an Association for the better welfare of the owners and occupants of El Dorado Development on Lake Cypress Springs.

(b) To accept title to certain common properties and facilities.

(c) To encourage compliance with the restrictive covenants covering said lands and to take legal steps, when necessary to enforce said restrictions.

(d) To collect and administer assessments in accordance with the Covenants and Restrictions, and for the general operation of the association and such other purposes as the majority of the membership shall direct.

To view a copy of the current By-laws, please click the "By-laws" tab to the right.

The current By-laws document is recorded as Instrument 134070, Official Property Records Volume 270, Page 390, dated 12-18-2012.

 

Covenants

The "Covenants" of the El Dorado Property Owners Association (EDPOA) is a legal document that is essentially a set of deed restrictions that tells us what we can and can't do to our property without POA approval. These covenants, conditions, reservations and restrictions are to be construed as restrictive covenants running with the title to each lot.

To view a copy of the current Covenants, please click the "Covenants" tab to the right.

Previous amendments to the El Dorado Bay Subdivision Declaration of Restrictive Covenants have been recorded in the official records of Franklin County:

1. Declaration of Restrictive Covenants, Instrument 1330, dated 09/01/1979, filed 01/08/1980.

2. Declaration of Restrictive Covenants, Instrument 53609, dated 04/22/1993, filed 05/06/1993.

3. Declaration of Restrictive Covenants, Instrument 113824, dated 08/13/2007, filed 10/03/2007. ARTICLE

The current Declaration of Restrictive Covenants is recorded as Instrument 134069, Official Property Records Volume 270, Page 367, dated 12-18-2012.

Policy Documents

The Board has approved three "policy" documents as required by Texas law:

1. Document Retention Policy

2. Records Production and Copying Policy

3. Payment Plan Policy Policy

To view copies of these policies, please click the tabs to the right.

NOTE:

In 2011 the Texas Legislature enacted major reforms to our state laws governing Homeowners Associations. As a result of the numerous changes, the then existing "El Dorado By-Laws" and "Declaration of Restrictive Covenants" lacked some of the new provisions and had other provisions that were no longer enforceable. To correct these discrepancies, the POA Board formed a By-Laws and Covenants Committee which was tasked with updating these two documents. The POA members approved the new documents in November 2012, and they were recorded with Franklin County Clerk on December 18, 2012.

The By-laws, Covenants, and Policy documents, along with all previously filed documents, can also be viewed by going to https://tx.countygovernmentrecords.com/texas/web/splash.jsp and following the instructions. To find all of our documents, type "el dorado" under "Grantor" and click "Search".