Curley Creek Volunteer Fire District
Corporation  By-Laws
Article One - The Organization
The name of the Organization shall be Curley Creek Volunteer Fire District, Incorporated, a Non-Profit corporation. The Organization shall have a seal which shall be in the following form:
a circular seal with the name of the Organization (Curley Creek Volunteer Fire District, Inc.) around the edges and the words "Corporate Seal 1978 Idaho" in the center. (See scan of imprint, below.) The Organization may, at its pleasure, by a vote of the membership body, change its name.

Article Two - Purpose
The purpose of this Organization (within the limits of its ability) shall be to:
  1. Fight and extinguish any structure fire occurring on land belonging to members of the corporation (Member structures), within the Curley Creek Volunteer Fire District.
  2. Protect member structures, within the district, from fires occurring on other lands
  3. Respond to and fight wildland fires on member's property within the district as per the current Memorandum of Understanding between the Idaho Department of Lands and Curley Creek Volunteer Fire District, Inc.
  4. Provide the above services on a mutual aid basis to other participating fire districts
  5. Provide the above services to non-members for compensation according to the fee schedule determined by the Board of Directors.

Article Three - Membership
Membership in this Organization shall be open to any one who owns property within the District. The boundary lines of the district are:
Kootenai River on the South; Montana State Line on the East; Moyie River on the West; North Section line of Section 25, Township/Range T63N R2E on the North, hereafter referred to as "the District".

Each additional occupied residence on a property requires a separate membership fee. 'Residence' is any reasonably habitable structure.

One does not need to reside within the District to be a member of the district; memberships for rental properties within the District are the responsibility of the owner of the property. Membership shall be for the period of one year beginning on March 1st each year. Each membership shall be entitled to one vote.

Dues of this Organization: Shall be assessed annually, at a rate to be determined by the Board of Directors, and shall be payable on or before the general meeting.

Failure to make payments on schedule shall void membership

Article Four - Meetings
The annual membership meeting of this Organization shall be held during the Spring, with a specific date determined by the Board of Directors. During the annual meeting there shall be elected by members of the corporation, by ballot, directors whose terms have expired for the ensuing year and the members shall transact such other business as shall properly come before them.

Notice of the annual membership meeting shall be made to each member in good standing via the mails to the member's address of corporate record. Said notice will be mailed at least ten days prior to such meeting and shall designate the date, time and location of the meeting.

In order to transact business at meetings of the membership a quorum must be in attendance. A quorum shall consist of no less than ten members of the corporation. If a quorum does not exist at an annual meeting of the membership, those members attending may adjourn the meeting for a period of no more than fourteen days from the original scheduled date. Notice of the subsequent meeting shall be made according to the same guidelines as the original meeting.

In addition to the annual membership meeting, special meetings of the membership may be held upon proper notification. A special meeting of the membership of the corporation may be called at any time by the president with the consent of any two directors. Also members of the corporation may call for a special meeting by presenting the president a written petition signed by at least ten percent of the membership requesting the special meeting and designating the business to be transacted. No business, other than that specified in the notice of the special meeting, may be transacted during the meeting.

Article Five - Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of this Corporation shall number five (5) and be elected by the membership. The Board of Directors shall elect within itself President and a Vice President. The Board of Directors shall appoint a Secretary and Treasurer. The beginning terms of said Directors shall run for three (3) years. No one shall serve as a member of the Board of Directors of this Organization unless he has paid the current year's membership dues.

Meeting of Directors - Meetings of the Board of Directors of the Corporation shall be held at such time as the Board of Directors may designate. Special meetings may be called by the president or any three (3) Directors by giving three (3) days notice to each director. A majority of the Directors shall constitute a quorum. The Directors shall have the general management and control of the business and affairs of the corporation and shall exercise all the powers that may be exercised or performed by the corporation, under the statutes, the certificate of incorporation, and the by-laws.

Vacancies - In case of the death, disability, resignation or otherwise of one or more of the Directors, the remaining Directors, although less than a quorum, shall fill the vacancy or vacancies for the unexpired term until the next annual meeting.

Article Six - Officers
The President shall preside at all meetings of the Directors and members and shall have general charge and control over the affairs of the corporation subject to the Board of Directors. The President shall see that all books, reports, and certificates required by law are properly kept and/or filed.

The Vice President shall perform such duties as may be assigned to him/her by the Board of Directors. In case of the death, disability, resignation or absence of the President, he shall become acting President of the Organization and be vested with all the duties and powers of the President.

The Secretary shall keep proper records of all membership meetings and meetings of the Board of Directors and shall give notice of such meeting as herein required. The Secretary shall have custody of all books, records and papers of the Corporation unless such custody is bestowed upon another person by the resolution of the Board of Directors.

The Treasurer shall maintain records of all corporate receipts and expenditures and shall properly deposit all funds and valuables in the name and to the credit of the Corporation, such bank or depositories as the Board of Directors may designate. Authorized signers shall be either Directors or Officers of the Corporation. All checks shall require two (2) signatures and may be signed by any two of the following signatures: President, Vice President, Treasurer and another member of the Board as designated by the Board of Directors.

Article Seven - Miscellaneous
Books - This Corporation shall keep at its principal office in the State of Idaho, or at another location designated by the Board of Directors, records of the meetings, members and their residences, and affairs of the Corporation. The books, accounts and records of this Corporation shall be open to inspection by any member of the Board of Directors upon request during business hours. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to once a year make a report at the annual meeting showing the activities and financial condition of the Corporation.

No Director shall for reason of his Office be entitled to receive any salary for duties of his office.

Fire Chief - appointed by the Board of Directors. All projects and expenditures regarding fiscal support and maintenance of the Fire District are presented by the Fire Chief to the Board for approval and financing.

Amendments of By-Laws: Any of these By-Laws may be amended by a majority vote of the members present at any annual meeting or at any special meeting called for that purpose. Proxy voting is available upon request.

Dated and done this date: 7 March 2006

[ Signatures of Board of Directors Officers ]

_______________________________  ______________________________
John B Moss - President          John Miller - Vice-President

_______________________________  ______________________________
Gary Nielsen - Treasurer         Cheryl Elsberry - Secretary
Bruce Reoch - Member         

Certificate as to By-Laws of Corporation

Know all men by these presents, that we the above signed Directors and Secretary of the Corporation known as and called Curley Creek Volunteer Fire District, Incorporated a Non-Profit Corporation, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing By-Laws were adopted as the By-Laws of the said Corporation on 7 March 2006, and that the same do constitute the By-Laws of the said Corporation.

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