Savannahs HOA Governing Documents

Like most HOAs, the Savannahs at Sykes Creek Homeowners Association (SHOA) is established and managed by a set of formal documents. These “governing documents” set the responsibilities and define the roles of the SHOA, its Board of Directors, and the Association’s members—i.e., YOU, the homeowner. It is very important for homeowners to have a working knowledge of each of these documents.
Florida Statutes

Florida HOA Laws and Resources are available athttps://www.hopb.co/florida. Particular Florida Statutes of interest include chapters 720 (Homeowner’s Associations), and 617 (Corporations Not For Profit).

Resolutions Modifying Governing Documents

The Savannahs HOA board has passed the following resolutions modifying the Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions.  This was done until such time as the Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions can be modified and approved by the homeowners.

  1. SHOA Resolution 2019-2 Membership 
  2. SHOA Resolution 2020-1 Signs 
  3. SHOA Resolution 2020-2 – Flags 
 The Savannahs HOA Articles of Incorporation 

The “Articles of Incorporation of the Savannahs At Sykes Creek Homeowners’ Association, Inc. ” is the document that establishes our HOA under Florida law. The SHOA was established as and operates as a “Corporation Not For Profit” under Florida Statute 617. The Articles purpose is only to establish the HOA, name the initial responsible authorities, state the corporation’s purpose, and define how the assets of the corporation will be distributed in the event of dissolution.

  The Savannahs HOA Bylaws 

Corporation bylaws, next in the hierarchy of SHOA documents, establish day-to-day operating procedures for an incorporated business enterprise. According to Florida Statute, the bylaws may contain any provision for the regulation and management of the affairs of the corporation not inconsistent with law or the articles of incorporation. The Savannahs HOA bylaws provide guidance on membership, meetings, elections, Board of Directors, powers and responsibilities, enforcement, committees, records, financial management, and much more. 

  The Savannahs HOA Rules and Regulations/ARC Guidelines 

In addition to the C&Rs, HOAs may set up a more specific set of expected behaviors and guidelines for homeowners, providing additional detail, in our case regarding architectural requirements. The current “First Declaration of the Rules and Regulations/ARC Guidelines” provides that additional detail homeowners may need regarding things like fences, basketball hoops, and roofing material. 

  The Savannahs HOA Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions 

The Savannahs Covenants and Restrictions (C&Rs) stipulate detailed requirements and rules lot owners must comply with in order to support the goal of “enhancing and protecting the value, desirability, and attractiveness of the Subdivision.” The purpose of the C&Rs is to maintain an agreed-upon level of aesthetics, behavior, and restrictions for the common benefit of all members of the Association.  

   The 1988 Savannahs agreement with Brevard County

Copy of the original agreement between real estate developers Brian Bussen & Peter Hayes and the Brevard County Board of Commissioners of Brevard County, Florida,   As part of the agreement, the two developers stated that they would donate 168-acres of land to the County, who would be responsible for building, developing and operating an 18-hole public golf course of the same name.    

    Notice of Intent to be a Candidate

Fill this out to provide notice of intent to run for office as a member of the HOA board.

    Certificate of Appointment of Voting Representative

Fill this out to when delegating your vote to someone else.