All owners of property subject to the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Melrose Homesites, dated January 9, 1997, are members of the Property Owners Association. The basic purpose of the Association shall be to promote the common good and general welfare of owners of property in Melrose and to represent the said property owners in all matters in pursuit of these objectives. While all property owners are members of the POA they are not members of Melrose on the Beach unless they have joined that club. The resort facilities are open to the public but at either a reduced fee or no fee for club members. To learn more, visit http://www.melroseonthebeach.com
The Association is governed by a nine person Board of Directors, each serving a three year term. Three Directors are elected by the Members at the Annual Meeting of the Melrose Property Owners Association. The Board meets monthly via telephone conference calls and meets annually at Melrose when the Annual Meeting is held. Formal minutes of all of these meetings are kept on file.
There are two standing committees: Finance and Infrastructure. The Finance Committee prepares and reviews budgets. The Infrastructure Committee is responsible for the maintenance and improvement of all POA property, including the roads, road easements, signage and the area around Lake Fowler. It also monitors the condition of privately owned lots to assure they are well kept and do not contain any safety hazards.
The Board appoints the members of the Architectural Review Board annually. The ARB elects its chairperson.