Members of the Bole Beshale Sunshine Homeowners Association have held their founding assembly, this time around in the presence of an official from the Bole District Office.
Despite an earlier effort to form the association, after endorsing its by-laws, part of the legal registration process required the founding assembly and elections of a board of directors carried out afresh. There is also an addition of audit committee to the association elected on Sunday, April 9, 2017.
Close to 106 homeowners have petitioned the District, applying for registration of the association with the proper authorities, under Article 370 of cooperatives law issued in 2003. The District sent out one of its officials, Ato Menda Seyoum, to attend the founding assembly where 78 homeowners or their legal representatives have attended, a larger number than the legally required 51% in attendance.
“Despite the proposed articles of association by the District Office, it`s the by-laws of your own association that are most important in governing your internal affairs,” Ato Menda told the assembly.
The draft articles of association proposed by the District Office, a standard format used for all homeowners and cooperatives applying for registrations, comprises a composition of both executive and audit committees, determines registration and monthly membership fees and incorporates the name of the association with its logo.
There was an animated debate over the amount of registration and monthly fees, where some members proposed 50 Birr for the first and 70 Birr for the latter. However, the association`s earlier founding assembly had agreed on a 300 Birr monthly contribution has been reaccepted, while the registration fee of 50 Birr was endorsed with little disagreement.
An electoral committee of three - Ato Amare, Ato Ephrem and Ato Haileab - took over the process that followed the discussion on substantive matters, and proceeded to receive nominations both for the board of directors and audit committee members.
Close to nine members were nominated for the board of directors: Ato Negede, Ato Solomon, Ato Tegegn, Wro. Tadesech, Ato Tamrat, Wro Azagn, Ato Yaregal, Ato Alemayehu and Ato Gebeyehu. While Ato Alemayehu and Ato Solomon received the lowest number of votes, the other seven were elected to serve on the board of directors for two years. Nonetheless, Ato Alemayehu has been elected to the audit committee, alongside Ato Zeray and Ato Seyifu.
Ato Solomon Taye and Ato Solomon Zegeye were also nominated for the audit committee.
The founding assembly held last Sunday and the subsequent elections of the association’s officers serve as a landmark phase where the Bole Beshale Sunshine Homeowners’ Association gets its legal standing, a prerequisite for its functions.
The Bole Beshale Sunshine Community Village Home Owners Association has reached a milestone. Its application for legal registration is under review by local authorities. The by-law of the association has been submitted to the authorities, together with an application for registration. As part of the process of registration, officials from the Bole District are scheduled to attend a founding assembly on Sunday, April 9, 2017. The assembly will take place inside the community, at a location close to the Project Office. Homeowners or your legal representatives are required to attend, for there will be important decisions made by those in attendance.
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Hurray! After almost three years of wait, with great anticipation and often as much frustration, our community has now been provided with electric utility from the national grid. It is indeed a cause for joy and a major milestone for the community. Up until today, December 18, 2016, close to 50 units of meters have been installed, although the manner in which many of them were fixed on the walls is baffling, as the sample in the photo clearly shows. The professionalism and courteousness of the staff of the power company begs for marked change, for the better.
Close to 188 home owners have been registered to get power, and completed the registration and paid the fees. Officials with the power company have assured community leaders that the remaining meters will be installed in subsequent days. There are, however, homeowners we have yet to get registered and pay the fees; they are urged to do just that as soon as it is possible.
Be that as it may, the real estate company, Sunshine Construction, will hopefully release power from the three power-house installed inside the village.