Covenant Vote Passed!
In 2018, FCHA worked toward revising the 1976 covenants that were initially filed with Tulsa County by the developer of the neighborhood. Much has changed since those covenants were written and they were grossly out-of-date lacking modern language. Working with a lawyer, a new declaration was drafted and presented to all homeowners for a vote. The vote passed with 180 Yes votes affirming the new covenants. Twelve homeowners voted No and 163 homeowners did not respond after numerous contacts of emails, ballots left on porches and knocking on doors. The covenant vote needed 178 votes to pass the amendment. With the vote affirmed, the new declaration (or covenants) were filed with the County on Dec. 26, 2019.
What does this mean to you? Most homeowners may never need to review the covenants. When homes are sold, the covenants will be provided to the new homeowner at the closing. Real estate agents will refer to the covenants to see we have voluntary dues and we follow City of Tulsa neighborhood code to ensure the the integrity of the home values and properties. If a homeowner plans an addition to a home, reference to the covenants are required to ensure it follows the guidelines set forth for all homes in the area.
Also, filed with Tulsa County were the By-Laws of the Forest Creek Homeowners Association. This document explains how the association conducts business related to accounting, records and meetings.
Forest Creek Dedication and Covenants
Forest Creek By-Laws