General Notice: Third Special Election
Third Laguna Hills Mutual will hold a special election with the purpose of removing the strict requirement that the community be insured for the full replacement value of the community.
Below is the general notice of ballot information sent to all Third members today via USPS. Download this general notice by clicking the orange link at the end of this article.
GENERAL NOTICE OF THE SPECIAL ELECTION
OF THE MEMBERS OF THIRD LAGUNA HILLS MUTUAL
Notice is hereby given, that in accordance with Civil Code §5115(b), “An association shall provide general notice of all of the following at least 30 days before the ballots are distributed: (1) The date and time by which, and the physical address where, ballots are to be returned by mail or handed to the inspector or inspectors of elections. (2) The date, time and location of the meeting at which ballots will be counted. …”
For the purpose of considering and addressing the insurance problems Third Mutual faces, members will vote by secret ballot.
Purpose of amendment: To remove the strict requirement that the community be insured for the full replacement value of the community.
The ballot will require members to vote “yes” or “no” to delete and amend Article XI, Section 1 of the CC&Rs. Ballots will be mailed to members on May 28, 2021, and must be returned to the Inspector of Elections.
Return the ballot one of two ways:
- Insert the ballot into the secret ballot envelope (yellow), place it in the postage-paid return envelope addressed to the Inspector of Elections and mail by 11 a.m. on June 28, 2021; or
- Insert the ballot into the secret ballot envelope (yellow), place it in the return envelope and insert it into the ballot box located outside the front of the Community Center at 24351 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA 92637 by 5 p.m. on June 28, 2021.
IMPORTANT: You must sign the return envelope before mailing your ballot or placing it in the ballot box. Unsigned return envelopes will invalidate the ballot and will not be counted.
If you do not receive your ballot by Friday, June 4, 2021, or your ballot is lost or damaged, please contact the UniLect Inspector of Elections’ duplicate request call center at 855-240-0363, which is available 24/7 throughout the balloting period. For any other questions regarding the election, please contact Catherine Burkhart, Inspector of Elections, at 888-864-5328, ext. 13. According to State HOA election regulations, only one ballot may be mailed per household/manor; instructions for voting will be included in the ballot package you will receive via mail.
The ballots will be counted at a special election meeting of the members of Third Laguna Hills Mutual, a California nonprofit mutual benefit corporation, on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. at the principal offices of the corporation located in the Community Center at 24351 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA 92637.
As part of an education and communication initiative, the Third board will hold two town halls and one informational meeting:
- Meeting for ballot information, May 14 at 9:30 a.m.
- Town hall for member comments/questions, May 21 at 9:30 a.m.
- Town hall for member comments/questions, June 7 at 9:30 a.m.
Third Mutual directors will address previously submitted member questions during the May 14 ballot information meeting. Virtual meeting links will be provided to Third members in order for them to participate in the May 21 and June 7 town halls.
The ballot package will be mailed to members on May 28; ballots are due June 28 and ballots will be tabulated on June 29 by inspector of elections UniLect.
PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCESS
The Third board urges its membership to be an active part of this process. Members who may wish to volunteer for the Third Ballot Initiative Work Group are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org to share their interest.
As this ballot initiative progresses, further information will be provided via email, on the Village website and YouTube channel, and on Village Television (TV6). Stay tuned!
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