Voting: Covenant Revisions

The WPOA Board is asking for your support to approve revised Covenants.

The WPOA Covenants have not been updated since 1978. The revisions were drafted in response to common questions and concerns from members of the WPOA Association.

The WPOA Board engaged in a sixty-day comment period between April 2019 and June 2019.  Feedback was gathered and posted to the WPOA website. The WPOA Board reviewed the feedback and drafted  final revised Covenants for a vote by the Association.

 Rules for the Vote

According to the Covenants Section E-2, any changes to the Covenants must be approved by a signed majority of legal property owners (141 lot owners). Each lot has one vote. No proxies are allowed. Each ballot will be numbered to ensure one vote per lot.

 What will be Voted

The vote will be on the full revised Covenants. A copy can be found at: No partial votes for specific sections will be allowed based on the Association vote at the Semi-Annual Association Meeting in May.

 How to Vote

There are two ways to vote.

  1. Hard Copy: Mark your vote with an “X” on the attached form and sign. Signatures are required for the vote to be valid according to the Covenants. Mail the form to the WPOA Board at: WPOA Association, P.O. Box 466 Olympia WA 98507-0466
  2. Electronic Copy: Mark your vote with an “X” on the attached form and sign. Signatures are required for the vote to be valid according to the Covenants. Email the signed form to: vote@wildernesspropertyowners.org

 Deadline

All votes must be dated or postmarked by Friday, September 21.

Recording of the Vote

According to the Covenants Section E-2, the Covenants must be amended by an instrument duly signed.  This requires that each signature that represents a vote of approval must be notarized.  If the revised Covenants are approved, the Board of Directors will provide lot owners with options to have their signatures notarized at no cost to the lot owner.