Maitreya Mountain Village

PERMACULTURE AND COMMUNITY FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING

 

Membership Options

6.0 Membership Tiers; Rights and Responsibilities

A     Volunteer Member
-- Exchanges Room and Board for an average of thirty hours (30 hrs) community work per week.  Work may be agricultural, service or any labor determined and described by the Executive Board or other Members at General Community Meetings.
  --Right and Responsibilities: to occupy a structure (camp, cabin, tent, yurt or other community designated space on the property) and share in the agricultural resources and food stores that the community offers.  Living arrangements may change and vary according to season, availability, and other community logistical needs.
--All Members (including Volunteer Members) are encouraged to participate but Volunteer Members do not vote General Community Board Meetings. 
-- Terminations: Either Volunteer Member or any of the Executive Board Members may end
       the Membership of Volunteer Member at any time, for any reason.
-- Volunteer Members contractually agree to sign attachment D “Agreement to Mediation and Binding Arbitration Regarding Matters of Maitreya Mountain Village Community Association” and the “Volunteer, Release and Waiver” agreement (attachment E).

B    Resident Member
-- Resident Members may, and are encouraged to, vote in General Community Board Meetings.
-- A Resident Member maintains an average thirty (30) hours of work per week.
-- A Resident Member is assigned their own living quarters on the MMV community property, or designated to build or purchase living quarters there.
-- Resident Members must have lived on the premises and participated in Community activities for 60 days (as a Volunteer Member).  After 60 days, the Executive Board Members vote to approve or disapprove the Resident Member status.  Approval must be unanimous.
-- Resident Members maintain an average of thirty hour of community work per week
-- Right and Responsibilities:
     -- A Resident Member may be voted, only by consensus of the Executive Board Members, to assume the responsibilities of a Managerial Position (Intern Coordinator/Kitchen Manager/Garden Manager/Guest Manager/Food Production manager, or others to be determined) which earns a 6% share of gross community revenue (revenue derived from community activities (i.e agriculture services, education). Revenue will be determined at the end of each month and a disbursement (cash, check, or direct deposit) will be issued by the 5th day of the following month.
-- Resident Members contractually agree to sign attachment D “Agreement to Mediation and Binding Arbitration Regarding Matters of Maitreya Mountain Village Community Association” and the “Volunteer, Release and Waiver” agreement (attachment E).

C     Renting Member
a Renting Member may establish a rental agreement with the MMV Community Association whereby they Rent an existing structure on the premises of MMV community land. Rent will be individualized depending on circumstance of both community and Renter Member, and may be presented with options, which may be subject to change, for a sliding scale of community work hours and rent ratio.  For example
Community work        Comm. Monthly Rent       

10 hours / wk                       400 ind. / 600 cple           
20 hours / wk                       250 ind. / 400 cple             
-- Individual rental agreements for Renter Members will be determined by the Executive Board Members by consensus
-- A Renter Member, after 60 days of living on MMV Community Association premises, may be voted, only by consensus of the Executive Board Members, to assume the responsibilities of a Managerial Position (Intern Coordinator/Kitchen Manager/Garden Manager/Guest Manager/Food Production manager, or others to be determined) which earns a 6% share of gross community revenue (revenue derived from community activities (i.e agriculture services, education). Revenue will be determined at the end of each month and a disbursement (cash, check, or direct deposit) will be issued by the 5th day of the following month.
-- Renter Members contractually agree to sign attachment D “Agreement to Mediation and Binding Arbitration Regarding Matters of Maitreya Mountain Village Community Association” and the “Volunteer, Release and Waiver” agreement (attachment E).

Investor Member
-- An Investor Member contributes a sum of $40,000 (Forty Thousand Dollars) to the MMV Community Association. 
-- The $40,000 (Forty Thousand) dollars
    OR the equivalent, which is working an extra 10 hours per week
    (total of 40 hour work week) for four (4) years
-- The Investor Member also invests the time, energy, and or money into constructing their own quarters/cabin/home/permanent structure.
-- The permanent structure that the Investor Member builds belongs to the MMV Community Association. Upon Terminating or abandoning Investor Membership, or upon the Investor Member’s death, this quarters/cabin/home/permanent structure remains the property of MMV Community Association.
-- The Investor Member receives a Lifetime Lease Agreement and owns the right to occupy and develop the structure and surrounding landscape.  The precise location for the structure and surrounding personal landscape, on the MMV Community Association premises, will be determined and described by the Executive Board Members, by consensus.
-- An Investor Member may, at any time, with Executive Board consensus approval, rent their permanent structure for income.  Fifty percent of the revenue is disbursed to the Investor Member and fifty (50%) percent is distributed into the MMV Community Association’s general funds.
-- No rent, dues, or fees will be owed by Investor Members.
-- Investor Members pay a portion of the MMV Community Association’s annual property tax owed to the County in which it resides.  The portion is determined by dividing the total number of Investor Members and Owner Members into the property tax bill. (i.e. in 2018 the property tax bill is approx. $2800.  If two Investor Members and two Owner Members existed each Investor Member and each Owner Member would be responsible for $700 annually.)
-- An Investor Member, after 60 days of living on MMV community premises, may be voted, only by consensus of the Executive Board Members, to assume the responsibilities of a Managerial Position (Intern Coordinator/Kitchen Manager/Garden Manager/Guest Manager/Food Production manager, or others to be determined) which earns a 6% share of gross community revenue (revenue derived from community activities (i.e agriculture services, education). Revenue will be determined at the end of each month and a disbursement (cash, check, or direct deposit) will be issued by the 5th day of the following month.
-- Termination or Abandonment.  The Investor Membership is abandoned if the Investor Member does not live on the premises for a period of twelve consecutive months.
-- The Investor Member has the right to vote at all General Membership Meetings and also at Executive Board Member meetings.
-- Investor Members do NOT have veto power.
-- Investor Members contractually agree to sign attachment D “Agreement to Mediation and Binding Arbitration Regarding Matters of Maitreya Mountain Village Community Association.”

 E.  Owner Members.
Owner members are determined by a monetary investment into ownership of the property described as premises in the County of Del Norte, California, viz: described as Tract 48, in Section 22, Township 17 North, Range 3 East, of the Humboldt Meridian, as designated on the Official Plat of the Independent Resurvey of said Township, on file in the office of the Bureau of Land Management; the premises know as APN 122-180-23, a 160 acre parcel located in area code 95543, and all of its assets including all buildings, structures and infrastructure, building materials, specific tools mutually agreed upon herein, window screens and doors, storm windows and storm doors, awnings, water heater, light fixtures, shrubbery, bulbs and trees if now on property.
-- Owner Members enter into a “Tenancy in Common Agreement” (attachment A). “Real Estate Purchase Agreement” (attachment B) and make a “Quitclaim Deed” (attachment C) assigning their names on the legal property deed, an “Agreement to Mediation and Binding Arbitration Regarding Matters of Maitreya Mountain Village Community Association”(attachment D).
-- Valuation of the MMV Community Property is determined and agreed to be $600,000
-- Owner Members become an equal owner of the land and assets by purchasing an equal portion of the evaluation of the property and assets ($600,000) (i.e. if one sole owner, second Owner Member pays the sum of $300,000.  If two owner members exist, the third Owner Member pays the sum of $200,000 and this sum is equally remitted to the other owner members, to each $100,000 of their $200,000 payment)
-- Owner Members maintain veto power on all voting processes, be they financial, logistical or otherwise.

Termination, Abandonment, and Death.
-- The Owner Member cannot be terminated as an active or participating member of the MMV Community Association. 
-- The Owner Member may only abandon their membership by stating so in writing, submitting that abandonment to the Execute Board, and making a Quitclaim Deed removing themselves from the deed of the property, and surrendering all rights and responsibilities regarding the Property, its assets, and the MMV Community Association.
The Owner Member may sell its ownership of the land and assets based on a fair market valuation, at an amount of no less valuation of $600,000, and sell to an individual or individuals n which the remaining Executive Board approves by consensus.
-- Upon death of a Owner Member, all rights and responsibilities may be assumed by the spouse of the Owner Member. If no spouse exists upon death of an Owner Member, the ownership is thereby dissolved per this agreement, and all rights and responsibilities, abandoned, and returned, equally to the remaining Owner Members, unless another benefactor of the Owner Member’s choosing, is designated in this agreement, or subsequent agreements. Which can only be revised by the Executive Board, by consensus..
(do we want our rights, resp, owner to go to children?. Who, any>)
-- Termination or Abandonment.  The Investor Membership is abandoned if the Investor Member does not live on the premises for a period of twelve consecutive months.
MORE here, criteria for termination?
-- An Owner Member may be voted, only by consensus of the Executive Board Members, to assume the rights and responsibilities of a Managerial Position (Intern Coordinator/Kitchen Manager/Garden Manager/Guest Manager/Food Production manager, or others to be determined) which earns a 6% share of gross community revenue (revenue derived from community activities (i.e agriculture, services, education). Revenue will be determined at the end of each month and a disbursement (cash, check, or direct deposit) will be issued by the 5th day of the following month.paragraph here.