CONSTITUTION OF THE RADBURN CITIZENS' ASSOCIATION
ARTICLE Cl. NAME
The name of this Association shall be THE RADBURN CITIZENS'
ARTICLE C2. PURPOSES
The purposes of the Citizens' Association are (a) To serve
as an open forum to give opportunity for the consideration
and discussion of matters of public interest. (b) To act as
an agency for the presentation to the Radburn Association
and to other public or private bodies, of community opinion
arrived at through public discussion and other appropriate
means. (c) To provide a common meeting place for the members.
(d) To foster the development of community life and a realization
of its benefits and responsibilities. (e) To cooperate with
other organizations in the furtherance of the above purposes
for the welfare of Radburn and the entire community of Fair
ARTICLE C3. MEMBERSHIP
Membership in the Citizens' Association shall be open to
all persons over the age of 1 8 years, who reside in property
subject to the Radburn Property restrictions and to Radburn
Association charges. Owners of record of property subject
to the Declaration of Restrictions of the Radburn Association
including non-resident owners, of residential and non-residential
property are automatic members of the Citizens' Association.
ARTICLE C4. OFFICERS
The officers of the Citizens' Association shall be: A President,
a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. However, the
officers of Secretary and Treasurer may be merged and the
duties performed by one person. All officers must be members
of the Citizens' Association and shall serve for a term of
one year as stated by the Bylaws. An officer may succeed himself
for one term. The President, only, shall serve for a term
of two years and may succeed himself for one further term.
ARTICLE C5. COMMITTEES
SECTION 1 - EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: There shall be an executive
committee consisting of the President, Vice President, Secretary,
Treasurer, and the chairmen of committees both standing and
special, during their respective terms of office.
SECTION 2 - STANDING COMMITTEES: The standing committees
of the Citizens' Association shall be:
Civic Affairs Committee: To follow the progress of civic
affairs as they affect the welfare of Radburn and to report
on same to the Association - especially matters regarding
schools, public health, borough government, zoning and planning,
etc. The committee may make recommendations on possible action
by the Citizens' Association on these matters.
Sports and Recreation Committee: To cooperate with Radburn
Association trustees in planning sports and recreation programs
for the various age groups, and in the provision and care
of sports facilities.
Parks. Garden. and Grounds Committee: To cooperate with Radburn
Association trustees in the upkeep of the parks, sidewalks,
physical facilities of Radburn, and to mobilize public opinion
for their proper use and care.
Hospitality/Welcome Committee: To co
operate with Radburn Association trustees in making facilities
in the Grange available for community use, and in enforcing
proper care of such facilities by individuals and groups using
them. To welcome new members of the Association to Radburn.
Historian/Publicity Committee: To update from time to time,
the past and present historical changes in Radburn as a community.
To publicize, through the Radburn Bulletin the problems and
actions of the Citizens' Association and to help in the public
relations of Radburn with other groups and public or private
The general functions of the Standing Committees shall be
to aid in accomplishing the~ purposes of the Citizens' Association
for the development of community life and the promotion of
recreational and cultural interest, and to cooperate with
the various existing community organizations to this end.
The special duties of the several committees are briefly stated
in the above paragraphs, though these -statements are not
to be regarded as complete or final.
SECTION 3 - SPECIAL COMMITTEES: Special Temporary committees
may be appointed by the President from time to time, to consider
and report on special problems or matters of interest to the
After the final report of such a committee has been accepted
at a regular or special meeting of the Citizens' Association,
the committee shall be automatically discharged.
ARTICLE C6. - DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
SECTION 1 - PRESIDENT: It shall be the duty of the President
to preside at all meetings of the Citizens' Association and
of the Executive Committee, to appoint all committees except
standing committees, to perform other duties usually associated
with his office and generally to promote the interests of
the Citizens' Association. The President is required to attend
all Board of Trustees meetings. The President shall carry
all motions duly passed by the Citizens' Association members
for action by the Radburn Association trustees, support the
motion, and to report the action, vote, etc. taken at the
trustees meeting. The President shall also be an ex-officio
member of all committees, except the committee for nominating
officers of the Citizens' Association. The President shall
clear with Radburn Board of Trustees dates for any function
which the Citizens' Association may desire to run and seek
approval for said function or activity.
SECTION 2 - VICE PRESIDENT: It shall be the duty of the Vice
President to assist the President at all times in the performances
of his duties, and to discharge such other duties as may be
delegated to him by the President, and in the absence of the
President to take over his duties.
SECTION 3 - SECRETARY: It shall be the duty of the Secretary
to keep the records of the Citizens' Association, to take
minutes of its meetings and to perform any other duties usually
associated with his office or which may be assigned to him
from time to time by the Citizens' Association or its Executive
Committee. The Secretary shall also keep a record of all committees
and committee chairmen.
SECTION 4 - TREASURER: It shall be the duty of the Treasurer
to collect and keep safely all monies owing to the Citizens'
Association, to expend same as provided in the Bylaws and
to keep records of all such receipts and expenditures.
SECTION 5 - EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: The duties of the Executive
Committee shall be to manage and conduct the affairs of the
organization between Citizens' Association meetings, to carry
out policies adopted at Citizens' Association meetings, to
initiate action on community welfare and activities, and generally
to promote the purposes of the Citizens' Association.
The Executive Committee shall at the November meeting of
the Citizens' Association present, in writing, a year end
report containing any recommendations or suggestions for the
The Executive Committee shall audit the books of the Treasurer
one month prior to the next election.
ARTICLE C7. - AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION
This constitution may be amended in the following manner:
By motion to amend in the manner specified in said motion,
made at any meeting of the Citizens' Association. If the motion
is carried by a majority of those present and voting, the
amendment shall forthwith be posted on the bulletin board
of the Radburn Association and a copy thereof shall be sent
to the homes of all members prior to the next meeting in two
issues of the bulletin. The amendment shall be acted upon
at the next meeting of the Citizens' Association where it
may be modified by motion in the usual way, so long as the
scope and substance of the proposed amendment as previously
published are not radically altered. A quorum to amend the
Constitution and Bylaws shall consist of not less than 20
members. If two thirds of the members present and voting at
said meeting are in favor of the amendment as finally proposed,
the amendment shall be passed and become a part hereof.