Maynard Lake and the Commons Areas belong to the Maynard Lake Homeowners Association and not to the individual lot owners. Regulations concerning the use of the Lake and Commons Areas shall be made and enforced by the Board of Directors for the Association. The following regulations have been designed to consider and protect the varied interests and rights of all lot owners. If an individual lot owner disagrees with a specific regulations, he should bring the regulations to the attention of the Board for review.

Occasionally, this and other parts of this site refer to parts of the Illinois Compiled Statues, which is the collection of laws that govern all areas of regulation in Illinois. The statute most relevant to maintenance of swimming facilities (like our lake) is 210 ILCS 125. To correctly parse this citation, just remember that the order, with a progressively narrower focus, is ILCS – 210 – 125.

  1. All Maynard Lake property owners shall be responsible for maintaining their lake frontage, as well as their lots, in a clean and safe condition.
  2. All property owners will ascertain that no trash of any variety be thrown into the lake.
  3. As per the covenants in the deeds for all lots, no overnight camping is permitted on any lot.
  4. No firearms of any kind may be used on or around the lake.
  5. All property owners shall comply with State of Illinois regulations with respect to fireworks.
  1. No vehicles are permitted on the commons except for maintenance.
  2. Lot owners whose lots do not front the lake shall have access to the lake via the commons.
  3. No boat mooring is permitted on the commons overnight.
  4. No activities are permitted on the commons between 10:00 P.M. and dawn except by special permission of the Board of Directors.
  5. Those using the Commons Areas are responsible for keeping them free of debris and trash.
  6. No open fires are permitted on the Commons Areas.
  7. Children on the Commons Areas must be under the supervision of an adult.
  8. No fireworks are permitted on the Commons Areas.
  9. The Commons Island is a wildlife sanctuary and is not to be visited by members or guests except with authority granted by the Board of Directors.

Unaccompanied guests create the greatest difficulties for those who try to enforce the rules. The following rules have been designed as a practical way to keep the lake closed to the general public, and to maintain privacy for lot owners and residents.

  1. Maynard Lake facilities are reserved for home and lot owners only. Any extension of privileges to others is not permitted except as listed below.
  2. Guests are welcome, but only when the property owner is present.
  3. Owners are responsible to see that their guests are familiar with and obey the specific regulations.
  4. The Association reserves the right to request the guests of any owner to leave the lake and commons areas, in case of abuse of privileges or violation of the rules.
  5. If guests make use of commons areas they must be accompanied by a member of the host’s immediate family.
  6. Any group of guests larger than twenty must have prior Board approval for use of the commons. The Board requires a two week notice comprising a written request describing the activity, with a written response of the Board.
  1. No children under the age of 17 may use the beach area unless accompanied by an adult.
  2. Lifeguards are not posted. Swimming is at the risk of the property owner.
  3. No floats or rafts, for use as diving platforms, will be permitted on the lake, except as located and provided by the Homeowners Association, or as otherwise decided by the Board of Directors.
  4. All swimmers may share the rafts in the lake. They should not move the rafts or alter them in any way. Diving from rafts is not permitted.
  5. Swimming guests should enter and leave the lake from their host’s property.
  6. Swimming guests, when using the Commons Areas, should be accompanied by a member of their host family.
  7. Hosts of swimming guests are responsible for appraising whether their guests have the swimming skills needed to utilize the rafts or to use the water away from the host’s
  8. immediate frontage water line.
  9. In accordance with Illinois State Beach Regulations, swimming alone is not permitted.
  1. Boat mooring at the lake is restricted to lots of the resident owners. No boat may be moored at a lot which does not have a residence, except by special permission of the Board.
  2. Only boats belonging to property owners are permitted on the lake. Temporary exceptions to this rule of ownership may be permitted if the property owner accompanies the boat.
  3. State law requires that life jackets or approved seat cushions for each passenger be present in the boat.
  4. Not more than two boats may be moored or placed along the shoreline at any lot.
  5. No motors of any type are permitted on boats.

The following rules were formulated to keep a balanced population of fish in Maynard Lake. The available literature and advice from professionals indicate that the most common cause of poor fishing in a small lake such as ours is overpopulation of bluegills. This usually results from preferential fishing of bass. To keep a healthy population balance they recommend that we catch all the bluegills we can but go sparingly on the bass.

Present fishing tendencies at Maynard Lake indicate that we are headed for serious trouble in maintaining a balanced fish population. Too many people are excited about harvesting bass, regardless of their size. This excitement is particularly noticeable in the harvesting tendencies of guests, who, indeed, have no concern for the future of the lake. Also, guests often are not interested in maintaining an equivalent harvest of bluegills and bullheads. Recommendations are to harvest seven (7) pounds of bluegill for every one (1) pound of bass harvested.

  1. The minimum size limit for a “keeper” bass is 15 inches.
  2. Bass smaller than this should be returned to the lake carefully and immediately. They should not be placed on a stringer and released later.
  3. The daily limit of “keeper” bass is two bass per lot owner-family regardless of the number of family and guest fishing.
  4. Only artificial lures and natural bait, such as worms and insects, may be used for bait. Specifically, minnows are not permitted because of the danger of introducing undesirable species into the lake. (Any variety of goldfish is undesirable.)
  5. All Northern Pike should be released.
  6. All bluegills and bullheads caught should not be returned to the lake.
  7. Fishing guests are permitted only when a member of the lot owners family is present. They must fish from their host’s property or, if fishing from the commons areas or from a boat, they must be accompanied by a member of the lot owner’s immediate family.
  8. Lot owners are responsible to see that guests are familiar with and obey the rules and regulations.

Note: We have a pictorial guide to the fish that are undesirable in a lake; please consult this if you’re unsure of a fish’s species.

  1. Homeowners who plan docks at their property must have prior approval of the Landscape Committee of the Homeowners Association.
  2. In general, such facilities must be appropriate to the appearance of the lake frontage. Structures shall parallel the shoreline and not project into the lake. Generally, the dock must be restricted in length to that of the boat and not more than 20 feet.
  1. Only if the green flag is displayed at Kaufmann Lake should a property owner or guest attempt ice skating on Maynard Lake. Even then, great caution should be exercised.
  2. Guests must be accompanied by a member of the property owner’s family at all times.
  3. Ice skating alone is dangerous and is not permitted.

All property owners are encouraged to enforce the above rules, including prohibition of trespass.


For the purpose of this declaration, certain words and terms are hereby defined:

Accessory Building: Separate building or buildings located on the same building site and which are incidental to the main building or to the main use of the premises.

Building Area: That portion of a building site within which the construction and maintenance of main buildings is permitted.

Building Site: A portion of the subdivision consisting of at least ninety-five percent (95%) of one entire lot as platted.

Dwelling: The main building on a building site to be designed for and used exclusively for a residence and to be occupied exclusively by a single family.

Ground Floor Area: That portion of a dwelling which is built over a basement or foundation above surrounding grade but not over any other portion of the dwelling.

No structure shall be erected, altered, placed or permitted to remain on any building site other than one detached single family dwelling, a private garage, and other accessory buildings incidental to residential use of the premises.

Committee Membership

A majority of the committee may designate a representative to make its report. In the event of death or resignation of any member of the committee, the remaining members shall have full authority to designate a successor. At any time, the then record owners of a majority of the lots in MAYNARD LAKE SUBDIVISIONS shall have the power through a duly recorded written instrument to change the membership of the committee or to withdraw from the committee or restore to it any of its powers and duties.


It is the purpose of Architectural Control to promote the residential development of MAYNARD LAKE SUBDIVISIONS and to enhance property values; therefore, the Architectural Control Committee shall have the right and power to reject approval of plans submitted if they do not benefit and enhance the residential development of the area; such approval, however, shall not be unreasonably withheld.

The Architectural Committee shall have the power to reduce side-yard requirements by not more than twenty per cent (20%) of the required side-yard and to reduce front yard requirements by not more than ten per cent (10%) of the applicable required front yard.


  1. Building Plats, etc.:
    No building, dwelling, fence or other structure or excavation shall be erected, constructed, altered or maintained upon, under or above or moved upon any part of said subdivision unless the plans and specifications thereof, showing the proposed construction, nature, kind, shape, height, material and color scheme thereof, and building elevations, and a plot plan showing lot lines, boundaries of the building site, distance from the boundaries of the building site to the buildings and the grading plan of the building site shall have been submitted to and approved by the Architectural Committee, and until a copy of such plans and specifications, plot plan and grading plan as finally approved is deposited for permanent record with the Architectural Committee.
  2. Approval by Architectural Committee:
    The Architectural Committee shall, upon request, and after satisfactory completion of improvements, issue its certificate of completion. If the committee fails to approve or reject any plan or matter requiring approval within thirty (30) days after plans or specifications have been submitted to it, or in any event if no suit to enjoin construction has been commenced prior to the completion thereof, approval shall be conclusively presumed and the related covenants shall be deemed to have been fully complied with.
  3. Right of Inspection:
    During any construction or alteration required to be approved by the Architectural Committee, any member of the Architectural Committee, or any agent of such committee, shall have the right to enter upon and inspect, during reasonable hours, any building site embraced within said subdivision, and the improvements thereon, for the purpose of ascertaining whether or not the provisions herein set forth have been and are being fully complied with and shall not be deemed guilty of trespass by reason thereof.
  4. Waiver of Liability:
    The approval by the Architectural Committee of any plans and specifications, plot plan, grading, or any other plan or matter requiring approval as herein provided, shall not be deemed to be a waiver by the said committee of its right to withhold approval as to similar other features or elements embodied therein when subsequently submitted for approval in connection with the same building site or any other building site. Neither the said committee nor any member thereof, nor the present owner of said real estate, shall be in any way responsible or liable for any loss or damage, for any error or defect which may or may not be shown on any plans and specifications or on any plot or grading plan, or planting or other plan, or any building or structure or work done in accordance with any other matter, whether or not the same has been approved by the said committee or any member thereof, or the present owner of said real estate.
  5. Constructive Evidence of Action by Architectural Committee:
    Any title company or person certifying, guaranteeing, or insuring title to any building site, lot or parcel in such subdivision, or any lien thereon or interest therein, shall be fully justified in relying upon the contents of the certificate signed by any member of the Architectural Committee and such certificate shall fully protect any purchaser or encumbrancer in good faith in acting thereon.

It is the intent and purpose of these covenants to assure that all dwellings shall be of the quality of workmanship and materials substantially the same or better than that which can be produced on the date these covenants are recorded. The ground floor area above surrounding grade of the main structure, exclusive of open porches, shall be not less than:

  1. 1500 square feet for a one-story dwelling;
  2. 1200 square feet for a one and one-half story dwelling (commonly known as a Cape Cod dwelling), with a minimum total floor area of 1800 square feet;
  3. 900 square feet for a two-story dwelling, with a minimum total floor area of 1800 square feet.

If the main structure is what is commonly known as a tri-level dwelling, there shall be a minimum total floor area of 2,000 square feet, exclusive of open porches and floor areas located more than 36 inches below surrounding grade.

In all the computations made under this paragraph, one-half (1/2) the area of an attached enclosed garage may be counted.

No building shall be located on any lot nearer than twenty-five (25) feet to the front street right-of-way line; where a larger setback is shown on the recorded plat, the larger plat setback shall control. No part of a dwelling shall be located nearer to a side lot line than a distance equal to10% of the width of the lot at that point, except that a five foot side yard shall be acceptable for permitted accessory buildings located forty (40) feet or more back from the minimum building setback line.

As a general rule, no dwelling shall be located on any lot nearer than twenty (20) feet to the witness corner line shown on the back portion of each platted lot; however the Architectural Committee shall have the power to reduce rear yard requirements if such reduction appears to be in the best interests of the overall subdivision appearance in the opinion of the majority of the Architectural Committee.

Setbacks shall be measured from the applicable line to the nearest building foundation.

With respect to lots bordering upon MAYNARD LAKE, no structures or fences or plantings shall be erected in the above twenty (20) foot setback area nor in the area between the witness corner line and the shore line of MAYNARD LAKE except with the permission of the Architectural Committee. It is the intent of this covenant to provide a reasonable view of the Lake to all owners of lots bordering upon it; it is not intended to prohibit all structures, fences and plantings, but merely to control the nature and extent of such development.

Where a building site consists of more than one lot, the above provisions shall be applicable to the boundary lines of the building site rather than platted lot lines.

Only one dwelling shall be constructed per building site; no replatting or subdividing of these lots shall be permitted, the effect of which would be to reduce the area or width below ninety-five per cent (95%) of the area and width as platted.

Easements for the installation and maintenance of underground utilities and drainage facilities are reserved as noted on the recorded plat. No structure shall be erected over areas reserved for easements which would interfere with the construction or maintenance of said utilities. All connections to utility services shall be made underground. Any required above ground appurtenances to the underground utility system shall be located within six feet of the side lot lines.

All buildings on a building site, including accessory buildings, shall not cover more than thirty-three and one-half per cent (33 l/2%) of the building site.

All buildings erected on any building site shall be constructed of material of good quality suitably adapted for use in the construction of residences, and no old building or buildings shall be placed on or moved to said premises. Accessory buildings shall not be erected, constructed or maintained prior to the erection or construction of the dwelling. The provisions herein shall not apply to temporary buildings and structures erected by builders in connection with the construction of any dwelling or accessory building and which are promptly removed upon completion of such dwelling or accessory building.

The work of construction of any building or structure shall be prosecuted diligently and continuously from the time of commencement until the exterior construction shall be fully completed and the interior construction is substantially completed, and no such building or structure shall be occupied during the course of original exterior construction or until made to comply with the restrictions and conditions set forth herein. No excavation except as is necessary for the construction of improvements shall be permitted.

No structure of a temporary character, trailer, basement, tent, shack, garage, barn, or other out-building shall be used on any lot at any time as a residence either temporarily or permanently.

No sign of any kind shall be displayed to the public view on any lot except one professional sign of not more than one (1) square foot, one sign of not more than five (5) square feet advertising the property for sale or rent, or signs used by a builder or Maynard Lake Realty Co. to advertise the property during the construction and sales period.

No oil drilling, oil development operations, oil refining, quarrying or mining operations of any kind shall be permitted upon or in any lot, and no oil wells, tanks, tunnels, mineral excavations or shafts shall be permitted upon or in any lot. No derrick or other structure designed for use in boring for oil or natural gas shall be erected, maintained or permitted upon any lot.

No person, firm or corporation shall strip, excavate or otherwise remove soil for sale or for use other than on the premises from which the same shall be taken, except in connection with the construction or alteration of a building on such premises and excavation or grading incidental thereto.

No animals, livestock, or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred or kept on any lot, except that no more than two dogs, cats or other common household pets may be kept provided that they are not kept, bred, or maintained for any commercial purpose.

No lot shall be used or maintained as a dumping ground for rubbish. Trash, garbage or other waste shall not be kept except in sanitary containers. All incinerators or other equipment for the storage or disposal of such material shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition and stored in a manner either inside a garage or other building or below ground so as not to be visible from other property.

No building material of any kind or character shall be placed or stored upon a building site until the owner is ready to commence improvements in compliance with an approved architectural plan and then such materials shall be placed within the property lines of the building site upon which improvements are to be erected.

No fence, wall, hedge or shrub planting which obstructs sight lines at elevations between two and six feet above the roadways shall be placed or permitted to remain on any corner lot within the triangular area formed by the street property lines and a line connecting them at points 30 feet from the intersection of the street property lines, or in the case of a rounded property corner from the intersection of the street property lines extended. Further, none of the above described obstructions shall be placed or permitted to remain in the triangular area formed by a street property line, either edge of any driveway, and a line connecting a point thirty (30) feet outward from the edge of the driveway and a point on the edge of the driveway ten (10) feet from the street property line.

No individual sewage disposal systems shall be installed or maintained on any lot if a public sewage system is available to serve the site.

All property owners shall provide off-street parking for the number of automobiles in use by the owner or resident on the property. All property owners or residents in MAYNARD LAKE SUBDIVISION owning or possessing trucks which they desire to park in the subdivision shall provide and use for storage an enclosed garage for the storage of such truck or trucks when not in use.

Each property owner shall repair and maintain in good condition any sidewalk provided for his respective lot until such time as the responsibility for repair and maintenance has been accepted by public authorities. Driveways to the street shall be constructed of concrete, asphalt, or brick materials unless otherwise approved by the Architectural Committee.

No noxious or offensive activity shall be carried on upon any lot, nor shall anything be done thereon which may be or may become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood; weeds on vacant lots shall be cut between June 1 and June 15, and again between September 1 and September 15 in each year. If the lot owner fails to do so the Architectural Committee may cause weeds to be cut and a lien may be filed against the property for weed mowing, not to exceed $25.00 annually.

The failure of the Architectural Committee, any building site owner or the present owner of said subdivision to enforce any of the restrictions, conditions, covenants, reservations, liens or charges to which said property or any part thereof, is subject, shall in no event be deemed a waiver of the right to do so thereafter or to enforce any other restrictions, condition, covenant, reservation, lien or charge.

MAYNARD LAKE REALTY CO. hereby grants and dedicates for the use of the public as streets, drives, and sidewalks all of the streets, drives, and sidewalks shown on said plat, and each of said streets and drives shall be hereafter known by the respective names designated thereon, reserving, however, unto MAYNARD LAKE REALTY CO., its successors and assigns, permanent casements as set forth above and also across or under all of said streets, drives, and sidewalks shown on said plat for the purpose of installation and maintenance of storm drains, sanitary sewers, tile, water, and gas mains and electric and telephone lines; provided further that no person or member of the public shall at any time in the future use any part of the streets, drives, or sidewalks for the purpose of running any sewer or sanitary tile on, under or across said streets or drives without the written permission of MAYNARD LAKE REALTY CO., its successors and assigns.

MAYNARD LAKE REALTY CO. further grants and dedicates for the use of the public the storm sewers and sanitary sewers located in said subdivision, provided, however, that no person or member of the public residing in or owning property in the West half (W1/2) of the West half (W1/2) of the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4) or the East Half (E1/2) of the East 1/2 (E1/2) of the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4) of Section 21, Township 19 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian shall at any time in the future use any part of the storm sewer or sanitary sewer system unless they comply with the terms and conditions of the dedication of Tracts A and B of MAYNARD LAKE SUBDIVISION, Champaign County, Illinois.

Except as provided in Paragraph 25, these covenants are to run with the land and shall be binding upon all parties and all persons under them for a period of twenty-five (25) years from the date these covenants are recorded, after which time said covenants shall be automatically extended for successive periods of ten (l0) years unless an instrument signed by a majority of the then owners of lots in MAYNARD LAKE SUBDIVISIONS has been recorded, agreeing to change such covenants in whole or in part.

Enforcement shall be by proceedings at law or in equity against any person or persons violating or attempting to violate any covenant, either to restrain violation or to recover damages.

The owners of legal title of record of eighty per cent (80%) of the building sites in MAYNARD LAKE Subdivisions shall have the authority at any time to release all or from time to time any part of the restrictions, conditions, covenants, reservations, liens or charges herein set forth applicable to such area and upon the recording of such waiver or release in the Recorder’s Office of Champaign County. Illinois, such restrictions, conditions, covenants, reservations, liens or charges shall no longer be required under the provisions herein set forth.

It is understood that a MAYNARD LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION shall be formed and that the initial registration and membership fee shall be paid by MAYNARD LAKE REALTY CO. All lot owners in MAYNARD LAKE SUBDIVISIONS agree to accept membership in said association and to abide and be bound by the reasonable rules and regulations of said association and to maintain membership therein so long as such ownership is retained. A primary purpose for said association shall be to provide for the maintenance of common areas in MAYNARD LAKE SUBDIVISION and for maintenance of Maynard Lake. Each lot owner shall be subject to assessment for annual dues to the association not to exceed Twenty-five ($25.00) per annum unless a larger amount is approved by the owners of 80% of the lots in MAYNARD LAKE SUBDIVISIONS.

Each lot owner shall have upon actual occupancy of his lot install and maintain a gas or electric post lantern within ten (10) feet of the intersection of his driveway and street right-of-way. The lantern shall be illuminated during the hours of darkness and shall be equipped with an automatic control device for this purpose.

If it shall at any time be held that any of the restrictions, conditions, covenants, reservations, liens or charges herein provided, or any part thereof, is invalid or for any reason becomes unenforceable, no other restrictions, conditions, covenants, reservations, liens or charges, or any part thereof , shall be thereby affected or impaired.

Not more than two (2) storm drainage lines shall be extended from any lot to MAYNARD LAKE. It shall be the responsibility of the lot owner to construct such lines so as not to cause erosion where such line or lines empty into MAYNARD LAKE, and to maintain such drainage lines in good operating condition.

No sanitary waste of any kind shall be discharged into the storm drainage system or into MAYNARD LAKE.

MAYNARD LAKE is for the use and benefit of all lot owners and its usage shall be subject to the rules and regulations established by the MAYNARD LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION.

No motorized equipment of any kind shall be permitted upon MAYNARD LAKE.

No devices of any kind shall be used in any manner to withdraw water from Maynard Lake for any purposes except with the express written permission of MAYNARD LAKE REALTY CO. or the MAYNARD LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION.

The terms of the Owners’ Certificate including the terms of the covenants and restrictions (all referred to in this paragraph as “Covenants”) may be enforced by a legal action which is described as either being “at law” or “in equity” allowing for among other methods of enforcement, enforcement of the Covenants by way of a claim of a violation of the contractual agreement or enforcement by way of a request for an injunction. Enforcement may be obtained against any person who violates or attempts to violate a Covenant. Enforcement may be by a homeowner within the same MAYNARD LAKE SUBDIVISION Plat, by the MAYNARD LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, or by the Architectural Committee, all of whom shall have the power to seek an appropriate remedy from the Court and to enforce the Covenants. The remedies shall include, but are not limited to, the remedy of specific performance., whereby the Court may require that the person violating a Covenant may be directed to take specific action in order to cure a violation. If the Covenant is successfully enforced by either the Homeowners Association or the Architectural Committee, as applicable, for the cost of their reasonable attorneys fees to enforce the Covenant.


Section 1. “Association” shall mean and refer to the MAYNARD LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, a non-profit corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Illinois.

Section 2.  “Member” shall mean the person designated by the record owner or owners of each platted lot in Maynard Lake Subdivisions entitled to receive notice of meetings of the Association and to vote at such meeting, either in person or by proxy.

Section 3.  ”Common Properties” shall mean and refer to such common areas including Maynard Lake, buildings, structures and personal properties incidental thereto, and any other properties owned and maintained by the Association for the common benefit and enjoyment of the residents within the Maynard Lake Subdivision.

Section l.  The principal office of the Association shall be located in Maynard Lake Subdivision in Champaign County, Illinois.

Section 1. The owner or owners of each platted lot in Maynard Lake Subdivisions in the Northeast Quarter of Section 21, Township 19 North, Range 8 east of the Third Principal Meridian, shall be entitled to one voting membership in the Association for each lot owned.  The members of the lot owner’s family residing in his household shall be entitled to non-voting membership in the Association.

Section 2.  Association members and members of their family residing in their household shall be entitled to the use and benefit of the common properties owned by the Association subject to the rules and regulations adopted by the Association governing the use thereof.

Section 3.  The initial membership registration fee is fixed at the sum of Ten Dollars ($10.00), per platted lot, payable by Maynard Lake Realty Company.

Section 4. The rights of membership are subject to the payment of annual dues and special assessments levied by the Association, the obligation of which assessments is imposed against each land owner and becomes a lien upon said owner’s land in said subdivision to the extent levied against his lot.  Assessments may be levied for the following purposes although this listing is not exclusive:

  • Improvement of the Common Properties;
  • Maintenance of the Common Properties;
  • Payment of taxes, insurance and other ordinary expenses in connection with the Common Properties.

The assessments for the above purposes shall be assessed at an equal amount per platted lot and the total of the annual assessment and dues shall not exceed the sum of (ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY ($170) One hundred Sixty ($160.00) per platted lot unless a larger amount is approved by the owners of eighty (80) per cent of the platted lots in Maynard Lake Subdivisions.

Assessments shall also be levied for fire protection service in the Maynard Lake Subdivisions, but such assessments shall be levied only upon lots with improved structures thereon and only so long as said lot is located outside the city limits of the City of Champaign, Illinois.

Section 5. The membership rights of any person may be suspended by action of the Directors during the period when any assessment remains unpaid; but upon payment of such assessment, his rights and privileges shall be automatically restored.  The suspension of such person shall not affect the lien of the assessment.

If the Directors have adopted and published rules and regulations governing the use of the Common Properties and facilities and the personal conduct of any person thereon, as provided in Article VIII, Section 1, they may, in their discretion, suspend the rights of such persons for violation of such rules and regulations for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days.

Section 1. On all matters brought for vote by said Association there shall be permitted one vote for each lot in the platted Subdivisions of Maynard Lake, said vote to be exercised by the record owner thereof or the designated representative of said record owner.

Section 1. The Association has been organized for the following purposes:

  1. To promote the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Maynard Lake Subdivisions in the Northeast Quarter (1/4) of Section 21, Township l9 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian in Champaign County, Illinois;

2. To own, acquire, build, operate and maintain recreational areas in Maynard Lake Subdivisions; including Maynard Lake, playgrounds, common areas, buildings, structures and personal properties incident thereto;

3. To provide for the maintenance of the Common Properties and facilities;

4. To provide for fire and police protection;

5. To fix assessments or charges and annual dues to be levied upon lots and  homes within the above described subdivisions, subject to the by-laws of said  Association;

6. To enforce any and all covenants, restrictions, and agreements applicable to lots within the aforesaid Subdivisions;

7. To pay taxes, if any, levied upon the Common Properties and facilities of the Association;

8. To do any other thing that, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, will promote the common benefit and enjoyment of the residents of Maynard Lake Subdivisions within the general intent and scope of these by-laws.

Section 1.  The affairs of the corporation shall be managed by a Board of six (6) Directors, who shall be members of the Association.  Until November 1, l972, or until Seventy-five (75) percent of the lots in Maynard Lake Subdivision have been sold, whichever event first occurs, the subdivider, Maynard Lake Realty Co., shall have the right to name three (3) of the Directors and the remaining three (3) Directors shall be elected by the members of the Association.

The initial Board shall consist of six (6) Directors, two (2) for a one (1) year term, two (2) for a two (2) year term, and two (2) for a three (3) year term.  One Director in each classification will be names by the developer.  Beginning with the first annual meeting to be held after October 18, l967, two (2) Directors shall be named, one (1) by the developer as above provided and the other to be elected by the members for a three year term.

Section 2. Vacancies in the Board of Directors shall be filled by majority vote of the remaining Directors, said person to serve for the remainder of the term of the former Director.  The Director so appointed shall be named by the developer or from the other members of the Association to preserve the three (3), three (3) balance.

Section 1.  Election to the Board of Directors shall take place at the annual meeting, as hereinafter provided.  At such election, the members of the Association or their proxies may cast, in respect of each vacancy to be filled, one (1) vote per lot owned.  The names receiving the largest number of votes shall be elected.

Section 1.  The Board of Directors shall have the power:

To call special meetings of the members whenever it deems necessary, and it shall call a meeting at any time upon written request of one-fourth (1/4) of the voting membership, as provided hereunder;

To appoint and remove at pleasure all officers, agents and employees of the Association, prescribe their duties, fix their compensation, if any, and require of them such security as it may deem expedient;

To establish, levy and assess, and collect the dues, assessments and/or charges referred to in these By-laws;

To adopt and publish rules and regulations governing the use of the Common Properties and facilities and the personal conduct of the members and their guests thereon;

To exercise for the Association all powers, duties, and authorities vested in  or delegated to this Association, except those reserved to the members.

Section 2.   It shall be the duty of the Board of Directors:

To cause to be kept a complete record of all of its acts and corporate affairs and to present a statement thereof to the members at the annual meeting of the members, or at any special meeting when such is requested, in writing, by one-fourth (1/4) of the voting membership;

To fix the amount of assessment against each lot for each assessment period.

To prepare a roster of the properties and assessments applicable thereto, which shall be kept in the office of the Association and shall be open to inspection by any member;

To send written notice of each assessment to every owner subject thereto;

To issue, or to cause an appropriate officer to issue, upon demand by any person a certificate setting forth whether any assessment has been paid.  Such certificate shall be conclusive evidence of any assessment herein stated to have been paid.

Section 1.   A regular meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held immediately following the annual meeting of the members of the Association, and at such other times as the Board of Directors may, by resolution, designate.

Section 2.   Notice of the regular annual meeting is hereby waived.

Section 3.   Special meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held when called by any officer of the Association, or by any two (2) Directors after not less than two (2) days’ notice to each Director.

Section 4.   The transaction of any business at any meeting of the Board of Directors, however called and noticed, or wherever held, shall be as valid as though made at a meeting duly held after a regular call and notice is a quorum is present and, if either before or after the meeting, each of the Directors not present signs a written waiver of notice, or a consent to such waivers, consents or approvals shall be filed with the corporate records and made a part thereof.

Section 5.   The majority of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum thereof.

Section 1.   The officers shall be a president, vice president, a secretary and a treasurer.  The president and vice president shall be members of the Board of Directors.

Section 2.   The officers shall be chosen by majority vote of the Directors.

Section 3.    All officers shall hold office during the pleasure of the Board of Directors.

Section 4.    The president shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors, shall see that orders and resolutions of the Board of Directors are carried out and sign all notes, checks, leases, mortgages, deeds and all other written instruments.

Section 5.    The vice president shall perform all the duties of the president in his absence.

Section 6.    The secretary shall be ex officio the secretary of the Board of Directors, shall record the votes and keep the minutes of all proceedings in a book to be kept for the purpose.  He shall keep the records of the Association.  He shall record in a book kept for that purpose the names of all members of the Association together with their addresses as registered by such members.

Section 7.    The treasurer shall receive and deposit in appropriate bank accounts all monies of the Association and shall disburse such funds as directed by resolution of the Board of Directors, provided however, that a resolution of the Board of Directors shall not be necessary for disbursements make in the ordinary course of business conducted within the limits of a budget adopted by the Board.  The treasurer shall sign all checks and notes of the Association, provided that such checks and notes shall also be signed by the president or vice president.

The treasurer shall maintain at least the following accounts:

  • General account
  • Fire protection service account

Collections from the assessment for fire protection service shall be deposited in the fire protection account, all other receipts shall be deposited in the general account.

Section 8.  The treasurer shall keep proper books of account and make a report to the annual meeting of the members.

Section 1. The Association shall have such standing committees as shall be designated by the Board of Directors of the Association.

Section 1. The regular annual meeting of the members shall be held in the month of October in each year, at the hour of 8:00 P.M., commencing with the year l968. The board shall select the particular date of the month.

Section 2. Special meetings of the members for any purpose may be called an any time by the president, the vice president or any two (2) or more members of the Board of Directors, or upon written request of the members who have a right to vote one-fourth (1/4) of all of the votes of the entire membership.

Section 3. Notice of any meetings shall be given to the members by the secretary.  Notice may be given to the member either personally or by sending a copy of the notice through the mail, postage thereon fully pre-paid to his address appearing on the books of the corporation.  Each member shall register his address with the secretary, and notices of meetings shall be mailed to him at such address.  Notice of any meeting, regular or special, shall be mailed at least six (6) days in advance of the meeting and shall set forth in general the nature of the business to be transacted.

Section 4. The presence at the meeting of members entitled to cast, or of proxies entitled to cast, one-fifth (1/5) of the votes of membership shall constitute a quorum for any action governed by these By-Laws.  Any action governed by the Articles of Incorporation or by the restrictive covenants for the subdivision shall require a quorum as therein provided.

Section 1.   At all corporate meetings of members, each member may vote in person or by proxy.

Section 2. All proxies shall be in writing and filed with the secretary.  No proxy shall extend beyond a period of eleven (11) months, and every proxy shall automatically cease upon sale by the member of his home.

Section 1.  The books, records, and papers of the Association shall, at all times, during reasonable business hours, be subject to inspection by members.

Article 1. The Association shall have a corporate seal in circular form having within its circumference the words: MAYNARD LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION.

Section 1. These By-laws may be amended, at a regular or special meeting of the members, by a vote of a majority of a quorum of members present in person or by proxy, provided that those provisions of these By-Laws which are governed by the Articles of Incorporation of this Association may not be amended except as provided in the Articles of Incorporation or by applicable law.  The initial registration and membership of Ten Dollars ($10.00) per lot, shall not be subject to change.

Section 2. In case of any conflict between the Articles of Incorporation and these By-Laws, the Articles shall control; and in case of any conflict between the covenants and restrictions applicable to Maynard Lake Subdivision and these By-Laws, the covenants and restrictions for said Subdivision shall control.