Governing Documents

All Co-owners are required to comply with these regulations and should not rely on the hearsay of realtors, fellow Co-owners, or past board members as the documents may have changed.

Master Deed 

The complete file includes the Master Deed, Bylaws, drawings, and so forth. Instead of downloading a 27M file, you’re invited to open specific portions of the document as described below.

The Master Deed provides the legal description of our assets, defines common elements and the responsibilities of the Co-owners and Association. (Table of Contents for Master Deed)

Bylaws (Exhibit A of Master Deed)

The Bylaws define the Association, the Board of Directors, meetings, membership and voting, restrictions on use of our property. It further describes the administration of assessments, insurance, finances, maintenance and repairs. (Table of Contents for Bylaws)

Additional Rules and Regulations

These additional Rules and Regulations incorporate and replace policies published prior to 2016. The HTCA Board of Directors are granted authority to make new Rules and Regulations in Bylaws Article X, Section 3, Item J within the limits of Bylaws Article VI Section 11).

Responsibilities

The Responsibility/Maintenance Matrix provides a list of Association responsibilities and co-owner responsibilities.

Five Year Plan – 2023-2027

The Bylaws of the Harbour Towne Condominium Association (“HTCA”) requires that its Board develop a five-year plan. In fulfillment of that responsibility, the HTCA Board in 2022 approved the formation of a Five-Year Plan Committee of Board members and co-owners to develop a recommended plan for future capital and non-capital improvements. Using the data provided in the completed full Reserve Study in late April, the Five-Year Planning Committee created a survey that was emailed or provided in hard copy to all co-owners. Co-owners provided responses to the survey that included both the opportunity to respond to specific questions and to provide free text comments. The Five-Year Plan Committee used co-owner input to develop a proposed five-year plan.  Click here for the Board’s plan.

Leasing Information

Individual co-owners may choose to lease their unit but the proposed lease must meet these restrictions (Article VI, Section 2 of our Bylaws) and be submitted to the board. Our property manager should be informed if or when units are available. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Management Company.

Drawings

The following drawings are included at the end of our Master Deed. The sheet numbers are located in the lower left corner of the Title Block (lower right corner of the drawing). There are 39 drawings, therefore the pages are numbered “Sheet # of 39”. Common area drawings are separated here for easy access.  Unit drawings (floor plans) are available at this link.

Michigan Condominium Act

The Michigan Condominium Act 59 of 1978 defines powers for administrators, provides protections for certain tenants, establishes the right to escrow funds, and prescribes remedies and penalties.