What is a New View “Community Member”?
Community members are non-resident households who may participate fully in most aspects of New View, just as residents do, with the exception of matters pertaining to the condominium. In addition to the privileges of Associate members, Community members may reserve the Common House without a host sponsor, join committees, and have a community mail slot. While they may participate in community meetings, they may not block consensus in Steering Committee elections, budget decisions or any other matter deemed to be "condo-only" by the Steering Committee.
Community members pay an annual membership fee, as set by the Finance Committee, but do not pay any condominium fees. Currently, the annual fee is $700.
The Rights and Responsibilities agreement of New View, and alternative dispute resolution guidelines, apply to Community Membership.
There are three Community Member households, all of whom live on an adjacent street and participate regularly in community activities.
How Do I Become A “Community Member?”
Potential Community Member households must first become Associates for at least three months. After that period, the household notifies the Steering Committee of its wish to become a Community Member. The Steering Committee will notify the community by email and mailbox that a household has met the eligibility requirements and has applied for Community Member status. Their application for membership will then be discussed for consensus at a subsequent meeting.
A Community Member may notify the Steering Committee at any time that they would like to end their membership; any prorated fees will be refunded. Households can be removed from Community Member status by the consensus of all condo and community members, or by a fallback to voting as described in the New View bylaws.