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 that was sent to all Third members May 7 via USPS.
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:
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:
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.
As this ballot initiative progresses, further information will be provided via email, on the Village website and YouTube channel, and on Village Television (TV6).
Third Laguna Hills Mutual is a non-profit mutual benefit housing corporation that manages, operates and maintains all common area property within the original 38 mutuals.
A condominium owner has an equal interest in common with other owners within the project in the common area, together with a separate interest in a Unit. The common area consists of building exteriors, carports, and laundry facilities within the mutual's boundaries. The common area is controlled and administered by the Third Laguna Hills Mutual Board of Directors. All condominium owners are required to apply for Membership in the Corporation. As a Member, the owner has rights and privileges including use of the recreational facilities.
Each condominium owner is required to pay for the common expenses and contribute to reserves. The common expenses and reserve contributions are established by the Board of Directors.
Condominiums: 6,102 memberships
Board Meeting: The Third Board meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Board Room. A committee meeting schedule can be found here.
Election: Annually, in October, the Board of Directors is elected to serve staggered three-year terms.
Third Laguna Hills Mutual board meetings are typically held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:30AM in the Board Room. Refer to the online Board Calendar for specific meeting dates & times.
The Finance Committee oversees the finances and fees related to Third Laguna Hills Mutual. The committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Administration Building in the Board Room. Please refer to the calendar for more details.
The Landscape Committee oversees all landscaping matters related to the Third Laguna Hills Mutual community. The committee meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Administration Building in the Sycamore Room. Please refer to the calendar for more details.
The Maintenance & Construction Committee oversees the upkeep of all buildings located in the Third Laguna Hills Mutual community. The committee meets the 1st Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Administration Building in the Board Room . Please refer to the calendar for more details.
The Communications Committee oversees all communications related to Third Laguna Hills Mutual. The committee meets quarterly on the second Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Administration Building. Please refer to the calendar for more details.