Section 3.1 Establishment. There is hereby created an association called the Riverpointe Homeowners Association or such other name at Declarant shall determine (the "Association").
Section 3.2 Form of Association. The Association shall be a nonprofit corporation formed and operated under the laws of the State of Washington.
Section 3.3 Articles and Bylaws. Declarant will adopt Articles of Incorporation and will propose to the initial Board of Directors the adoption of Bylaws to supplement this Declaration and to provide for the administration of the Association and the Property and for other purposes not inconsistent with this Declaration. In the event of any conflict between this Declaration and the Articles for such nonprofit corporation, the provisions of this Declaration shall prevail. Bylaws for the administration of the Association and the Property, and to further the intent of this Declaration, shall be adopted or amended by the Owners at regular or special meetings; provided that the initial Bylaws shall be adopted by the Board of Directors. In the event of any conflict between this Declaration and any Bylaws, the provisions of this Declaration shall prevail.
Section 3.4 Board of Directors. The Association shall be managed by a Board of Directors who are members of the Association. They shall be elected as set forth in the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the Association.
Section 3.5 Membership and Voting Rights. The Association shall have two classes of voting membership:
3.5.1 Class A Members shall be all Owners except the Declarant, and each Class A Member shall be entitled to one vote for each Lot owned, whether improved or not. When more than one Person holds an interest in any Lot, all such Persons shall be members. The vote for such Lot shall be exercised as the joint Owners may decide among themselves, but in no event shall more than one vote be cast with respect to any Lot.
3.5.2 The Class B member shall be the Declarant who shall be entitled to three votes for each Lot owned by it. The Class B class of membership shall cease and be converted to Class A membership upon the occurrence of the earlier of the following events: (i) the votes of the Class A members equal the votes of the Class B member; or (ii) the seventh anniversary of the date on which this Declaration is recorded.
Section 3.6 Transfer of Membership. The membership in the Association of each Owner (including Declarant) shall be appurtenant to the Lot giving rise to such membership, and shall not be transferred in any way except upon the transfer of title to the Lot and then only to the transferee of title to the Lot. Any attempt to make a prohibited transfer shall be void. Any transfer of title to a Lot shall operate automatically to transfer the membership in the Association to the new Owner.
Section 3.7 Books and Records. The Board shall cause to be kept complete, detailed, and accurate books and records of the receipts and expenditures of the Association, in a form that complies with generally accepted accounting principles. The Board or a majority of the Owners may at any time require an annual audit prepared by an independent certified public accountant which shall be paid for by the Association.
Section 3.8 Inspection of Association Documents, Books. and Records. The Association shall make available to Owners, Mortgagees, prospective purchasers and their prospective mortgagees, and the agents or attorneys of any of them, current copies of this Declaration, the Articles, the Bylaws, and other rules, books, records, and financial statements of the Association, and the most recent annual audited financial statement, if one is prepared. "Available" shall mean available for inspection upon request, during normal business hours or under other reasonable circumstances. The Association may require the requesting party to pay a reasonable charge to pay the cost of making the copies.