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Title 11 : Corporations, Partnerships and Associations

Chapter 014 : COOPERATIVE HOUSING OWNERSHIP ACT

(Cite as: 11 V.S.A. § 1589)
  • § 1589. Subscriptions for membership prior to organization; organization meeting

    (a) Within two years after issuance of the certificate of incorporation of a cooperative housing corporation, the cooperative housing corporation shall secure memberships or subscription agreements representing no less than 80 percent of the units in the cooperative housing corporation. In the case of a conversion, other than a conversion of a mobile home park, subscription agreements representing no less than 50 percent of the units in the proposed cooperative housing corporation shall be secured prior to issuance of the certificate of incorporation, provided that at the expiration of the two-year period after issuance of the certificate of incorporation or at the expiration of the notice periods provided to tenants at 27 V.S.A. § 1333, whichever comes later, no fewer than 80 percent of the units in the cooperative housing corporation shall be occupied by members, occupied by sublessees permitted under subdivision 1599(1) of this title, or subject to subscription agreements. In the case of a conversion of a mobile home park, subscription agreements representing no fewer than 25 percent of the units in a proposed cooperative housing corporation shall be secured prior to issuance of the certificate of incorporation, provided that at the expiration of the two-year period after issuance of the certificate of incorporation or at the expiration of the notice periods provided to tenants pursuant to 27 V.S.A. § 1333, whichever comes later, no fewer than 80 percent of the units in the cooperative housing corporation shall be occupied by members, occupied by sublessees permitted under subdivision 1599(1) of this title, or subject to subscription agreements. Extensions of the time limits imposed by this section may be granted by the Commissioner of Housing and Community Affairs for cooperative housing corporations containing more than 50 units or for cooperative housing corporations formed in connection with the conversion of a mobile home park.

    (b) Within six months after the first conveyance of a share to a member, an organization meeting of the cooperative housing corporation shall be held for the purpose of adopting bylaws, electing officers and transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. (Added 1987, No. 254 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. June 16, 1988; amended 2005, No. 116 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. April 26, 2006.)