The Sudden Valley Governing Documents consist of several documents which outline and describe the fundamental practices by which the land, the membership, the Board of Directors, the committee members and the staff members are governed.
Click on the link to view a printable copy of the 2011 GOVERNING DOCUMENTS in their entirety. The following links can be used to view each section by itself; explanations of the various sections are also provided below.
Articles of Incorporation - Registered with the State of Washington Corporation Commission, the Articles establish the legal entity under which Sudden Valley operates. The Articles:
- Identifies the name of the corporation
- Defines Sudden Valley as a non profit established under Section 24.03.35 RCW
- Designates governance of the Association by a Board of Directors
- Defines the responsibilities of the members to the Corporation
Restrictive Covenants - Restrictive Covenants are applicable to all Sudden Valley platted lots.
- For the mutual and reciprocal benefit of each lot
- The owner of the lots operate as covenants for the benefit of each lot
- All plans and specifications for any structure or improvement whatsoever to be erected on any lot, and the proposed location thereof on any lot or lots, the construction material, the roofs and exterior color schemes, any later changes or additions after initial approval thereof, and any remodeling, reconstruction, alterations or additions thereto on any lot shall be subject to and shall require the approval in writing before any such work is commenced of the Architectural Control Committee (herein called "Committee"), as the same is from time to time composed
By-laws - Are the standing rules governing the regulations of the internal affairs of Sudden Valley
- Associations standards by which the meetings, voting, duties and audits will be conducted
Board Resolutions, Rules & Regulations - The resolutions, rules & regulations governing the Association's operations are adopted by resolution by the Board of Directors and must be consistent with restrictions and powers contained in federal and state laws as well as the Association's Deed, Articles of Incorporation, and Bylaws. They also must reasonably relate to the Association's purposes and policies and, their enforcement must be reasonable and fair.
Architectural Control Committee Guidelines: In this section you will find the entire set of Architectural Control Committee Guidelines as revised periodically by the SVCA board of directors. The guidelines are administered by the Architectural Control Committee and enforced by the Community and Environmental Services (CES) staff, Security staff and the board. Fine schedule for violations is approved by the board of directors. If you have any questions please contact the CES staff at 360-734-6430.