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The Great Oak Cohousing Association Book of Agreements is our collection of what others may describe as their "condominium documents". They are an extension of our Master Deed and Bylaws. As described in our Bylaws, we use a consensus decision making process, while using our vision statement for guidance. Our state incorporation papers and subsequent updates are also available on the State of Michigan's website.

Below is a select list of documents we have chosen to share with the public. We hope this may help other communities, or educate prospective members. Also, this web application software is available for download under an open source license.

Committee Date Agreement ID
Great Oak Community 2003-08-06 Cat Clause
Great Oak Community 2003-03-03 Pet Policy (minus the Cat section)
Great Oak Community 2001-05-01 Great Oak's Vision Work, end of March to end of May 2001
Great Oak Community 2016-05-23 Common House Access
Great Oak Community 2017-04-05 Proposal to Establish a Rotation for Official Audits of Great Oak Cohousing Association's Book
Great Oak Community 2019-08-19 Proposal to devote the 2019 Skills and Thrills to the Master Deed work
Great Oak Community 2019-09-16 Basement Egress Proposal #1 - What's Allowed
Great Oak Community 2019-09-16 Basement Egress Proposal #2 - Building Center Stairs To Wetland and Connector Pathways
Great Oak Community 2019-09-16 Basement Egress Proposal #3 - Creating Safe Pathways Behind Units 14-20
Great Oak Community 2020-08-17 Defining Sidewalk Responsibilities Agreement
Buildings 2003-08-06 Air Conditioner Proposal
Buildings 2005-07-06 Basement Buildout Policy
Buildings 2019-03-18 Great Oak Digging Requirements
Buildings 2018-01-19 Buildings Committee Mandate
Buildings 2018-04-16 Buildings Trusted Vendor Proposal
Buildings: ARC 2003-08-06 Interim Architectural Review Committee (ARC)
Common House 2003-11-16 Common House General Use Guidelines
Common House 2003-12-15 Common House Office Policy
Common House 2004-07-07 Common House Room Use Proposal
Common House 2009-03-16 Great Oak Common House Children Supervision Policy
Common House 2013-07-03 Solar Panels on Garages to Serve Common House Redux
Common House 2017-02-20 Common House Committee Mandate
Finance & Legal 2002-06-22 Bylaws
Finance & Legal 2004-10-21 Temporary Postponement of Association Fees in an Emergency
Finance & Legal 2004-01-07 A Policy to Encourage On-Time Payment of Association Fees
Finance & Legal 2002-04-14 Master Deed
Finance & Legal 2014-09-15 Revised: Handling End of Year Surplus or Deficit of Money
Finance & Legal 2006-01-16 GO Finance and Legal Committee Mandate
Finance & Legal 2011-12-19 Proposal to Change Great Oak Master Deed
Finance & Legal 2002-04-14 Exhibit B - Subdivision Plan
Finance & Legal 2003-12-01 Amendment 1 to the Master Deed - Touchstone Cohousing access to wetlands
Finance & Legal 2005-06-01 Amendment 2 to the Master Deed - Touchstone Cohousing storm drainage easement
Finance & Legal 2005-12-15 Great Oak Cohousing Final Zoning compliance
Finance & Legal 2015-08-17 Adding/Removing Items From the Reserve Fund
Grounds 2003-06-30 GO Fence Policy
Grounds 2004-04-19 Changes to the Great Oak Landscape: A Proposal to Empower the Grounds Cmtee
Grounds 2004-06-02 Planting Trees and Shrubs within Limited Common Elements (LCEs)
Grounds 2004-08-16 Proposal For Usage of Common Land Adjacent To Our LCEs
Grounds 2006-06-03 Label Toys
Grounds 2006-06-03 Toy Removal from Common Areas
Grounds 2012-06-06 Grounds Committee Mandate
Meals 2004-02-16 GO Common Meals Proposal
Meals 2012-11-19 Meals Committee Mandate
Membership 2004-06-01 GO Meeting Childcare Guidelines
Membership 2008-01-21 Great Oak Membership Policy
Membership 2012-01-16 Revised Membership Committee Mandate
Membership: Affordability 2005-01-05 Affordability Club Proposal
Process 2003-01-08 Conflict Resolution in Our Community
Process 2001-09-17 Proposal Template proposal
Process 2003-02-17 GO Minute-taking Guidelines
Process 2002-04-01 Info on Stand-Asides and Blocks
Process 2003-02-15 Convenor Job Description
Process 2005-06-01 Committee Effectiveness Proposal
Process 2008-05-19 Meeting Guidelines Agreement, with new Input in Absentia section.
Process 2006-06-04 Communication Pathway
Process 2009-12-14 Community Guidelnes For Conducting Great Oak Business Via Email
Process 2010-06-21 Process Committee Revised Mandate
Process 2019-03-18 Committee Effectiveness Proposal with Convenor and Member Responsibilities
Process: Infoco 2007-03-19 Infoco Mandate
Process: Infoco 2012-12-17 Infoco Mandate
Steering 2022-04-23 Proposal to Open the CH Playroom
Work 2005-10-05 Work Committee Mandate
Work 2008-10-20 Community Work Agreement
Lilacc 2006-06-24 Pond use statement

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