MASTER DEED

 

GOSHORN LAKE COTTAGE CONDOMINIUMS

 

    (Act 59, Public Acts of 1978)

as amended

 

Allegan County Condominium Subdivision Plan No. __________          

 

 

(1) Master Deed establishing Goshorn Lake Cottage Condominiums, a Condo­minium Project.

 

(2) Exhibit A to Master Deed:  Condominium By‑La­ws of Goshorn Lake Cottage Condominiums.

 

(3) Exhibit B to Master Deed:  Condominium Subdivision Plan for Goshorn Lake Cottage Condominiums.

 

(4) Exhibit C to Master Deed: Mortgagee's Consent to Submission to Condominium Ownership.

 

(5) Exhibit D to Master Deed:  Affidavit of Mailing as to Notices required by Section 71 of the Michigan Condominium Act.

 

 

No interest in real estate being conveyed hereby, no revenue stamps are required.

 

 

 

 

This Instrument Drafted by:            William K. Van't Hof

                                                            Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & HowlettLLP

                                                            Bridgewater Place ‑ P.O. Box 352

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501‑0352


 

 

 

 

 

MASTER DEED

 

GOSHORN LAKE COTTAGE CONDOMINIUMS

 

 

(Act 59, Public Acts of 1978)

as amended

 

 

            This Master Deed is signed on the         day of October, 2001 by RCNE, Inc., a Michigan corporation, of 3581 – 65th Street, Saugatuck, Michigan (the "Developer").

 

 

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT

 

            A.            The Developer is engaged in the conversion of a resort Condominium Project to be known as Goshorn Lake Cottage Condominiums  (the "Project"), according to development plans on file with the Township of Saugatuck, Allegan County, Michigan on a parcel of land described in Article II; and

 

            B.            The Developer desires, by recording this Master Deed together with the Condominium By‑Laws attached as Exhibit "A" and the Condominium Subdivision Plan attached as Exhibit "B" (both of which are incorporated by reference as a part of the Master Deed), to establish the real property described in Article II, together with the improvements located and to be located on such property, as a condominium project under the provisions of the Michigan Condominium Act, as amended (the "Act").

 

            C.            Upon the recording of this Master Deed, Goshorn Lake Cottage Condominiums shall be established as a Condominium Project under the Act and shall be held, conveyed, encumbered, leased, rented, occupied, improved or in any other manner utilized, subject to the provisions of the Act and to the covenants, conditions, restrictions, uses, limitations and affirmative obligations contained in this Master Deed, all of which shall be deemed to run with the land and to be a burden upon and a benefit to the Developer, its successors and assigns, and to any persons who may acquire or own an interest in such real property, their grantees, successors, heirs, personal representatives,  administrators and assigns.  In furtherance of the establishment of the Project, it is provided as follows:

                       


     ARTICLE I

 

                                                 NATURE OF PROJECT

 

1.1             Project Description.  The Project is a resort condominium.  The 24 Condo- minium Units which will be developed in the Project, including the number, boundaries, dimensions and area of each Unit, are shown on the Condominium Subdivision Plan attached as Exhibit B.  Each of the Units is capable of individual utilization by reason of having its own entrance from and exit to a common element of the Project.

 

            1.2            Co‑Owner Rights.  Each Co‑owner in the Project shall have an exclusive property right to his Unit and to the limited common elements which are appurtenant to his Unit, and shall have an undivided right to share with other Co‑owners in ownership of the general common elements of the Project as described in this Master Deed.

 

     ARTICLE II

 

LEGAL DESCRIPTION

 

            2.1            Condominium Property.  The land which is being submitted to condominium ownership under the provisions of the Act, is located in the Townships of Saugatuck and Laketown, Allegan County, Michigan, and is described as follows:

 

That part of the NE 1/4 of Section 3, T3N, R16W, Saugatuck Township and the SE 1/4 of Section 34, T4N, R16W, Laketown Township, Allegan County, Michigan, described as:  Beginning at the North 1/4 corner of said Section 3; thence N88° 46’43” W 10.24 feet along the South line of said Section 34 to the South 1/4 corner of said Section 34; thence N00°44’24”E 25.00 feet along the N-S 1/4 line of said Section 34 to Reference Point “A”; thence N00°44’24”E 15.00 feet to the waters edge of Goshorn Lake; thence Easterly and Northeasterly 396.00 feet along said waters edge to its intersection with a line bearing N00º44’24” E from Reference Point “B” (said Reference Point “B” being S84°04’49”E 80.00 feet and N61°05’36”E 311.03 feet from the aforementioned Reference Point “A”); thence S00º 44’24”W 19.00 feet to said Reference Pont “B”; thence S00º44’24”W 175.00 feet to the South line of said Section 34; thence S88º42’20”E 10.33 feet along the North line of said Section 3 and the South line of said Section 34; thence S00º00’00”W 1108.04 feet; thence S90º00’00”W 150.00 feet; thence N00º00’00”E 120.00 feet; thence S90º00’00”W 200.00 feet to a point on the N-S 1/4 line of said Section 3 being N00º00’00” E 900.40 feet from the North 1/8 corner of said Section 3; thence N00º00’00”E 995.95 feet along the N-S 1/4 line of said Section 3 to the Point of Beginning.


 

ARTICLE III

 

DEFINITIONS

 

            3.1            Definitions.  Certain terms are used in this Master Deed and in various other instruments such as, by way of example and not of limitation, the Articles of Incorporation, Association By‑Laws and Rules and Regulations of the Goshorn Lake Cottage Condominium Association, a Michigan non‑profit corporation, and various deeds, mortgages, land contracts, easements and other instruments affecting the establishment or transfer of interests in the Project.  As used in such documents, unless the context otherwise requires:

 

(a) Act.  "Act" or "Condominium Act" means the Michigan Condominium Act, which is Act 59 of the Public Acts of 1978, as amended.

 

(b) Administrator.  "Administrator" means the Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services, which is designated to serve in such capacity by the Act.

 

(c) Association.  "Association" or "Association of Co‑owners" means Goshorn Lake Cottage Condominium Association, the Michigan non‑profit corporation of which all Co‑owners shall be members, which shall administer, operate, manage and maintain the Project.

 

(d) Association By-Laws.  "Association By‑Laws" means the corporate By‑Laws of the Association.

 

(e) Common Elements.  "Common Elements", where used without modification, means the portions of the Project other than the condominium units, including all general and limited common elements described in Article IV of this Master Deed.

 

(f) Condominium By-Laws.  "Condominium By‑Laws" means Exhibit "A" to this Master Deed, which are the By‑Laws which describe the substantive rights and obligations of the Co‑owners.

 

(g) Condominium Documents.  "Condominium Documents" means this Master Deed with its exhibits, the Articles and Bylaws of the Association, the Rules and Regulations adopted by the Board of Directors and any other document which affects the rights and obligations of a Co‑owner in the Condominium.

 

(h) Condominium Property.  "Condominium Property" means the land described in Article II, as the same may be amended, together with all structures, improvements, easements, rights and appurtenances located on or belonging to such property.

 

(i) Condominium Subdivision Plan.  "Condominium Subdivision Plan" means the sheets attached as Exhibit "B" to this Master Deed, including the site, survey, floor plans and other drawings depicting both existing and proposed structures and improvements to be included in the Project.

 

(j) Condominium Unit.  "Condominium Unit" or "Unit" means that portion of the Project which is designed and intended for separate ownership and use, as described in this Master Deed.

 

(k) Co-owner.  "Co‑owner" means the person, firm, corporation, partnership, trust or other legal entity or any combination of such entities who or which own a Condominium Unit in the Project, including both the vendee(s) and vendor(s) of any land contract of purchase. The term "Owner", wherever used, shall be synonymous with the term "Co‑owner".

 

(l) Developer.  "Developer" means RCNE, Inc., a Michigan corporation which has made and executed this Master Deed, its successors and assigns. Both successors and assigns shall always be deemed to be included within the term “Developer” whenever, wherever and however such term is used in the Condominium Documents.

 

(m) Development and Sales Period.  "Development and Sales Period", for purposes of the Condominium Documents and the rights reserved by the Developer and its successors, shall be deemed to continue for as long as the Developer or its successors continue to own and offer for sale any Unit in the Project.

 

(n) General Common Elements.  "General Common Elements" means those Common Elements described in Section 4.1, which are for the use and enjoyment of all Co‑owners in the Project.

 

(o) Limited Common Elements.  "Limited Common Elements" means those Common Elements described in Section 4.2, which are reserved for the exclusive use of the Co‑owners of a specified Unit or Units.

 

(p) Master Deed.  "Master Deed" means this instrument, together with the exhibits attached to it and all amendments which may be adopted in the future, by which the Project is being submitted to condominium ownership.

 

(q) Percentage of Value.  "Percentage of Value" means the percentage assigned to each Unit by this Master Deed, which is determinative of the value of a Co‑owner's vote at meetings of the Association when voting by value or by number and value, and the proportionate share of each Co‑owner in the Common Elements of the Project.

 

(r) Project.  "Project" or "Condominium" means Goshorn Lake Cottage Condominiums, a resort condominium development established in conformity with the provisions of the Act.

 

(s) Transitional Control Date.  "Transitional Control Date" means the date on which a Board of Directors for the Association takes office pursuant to an election in which the votes that may be cast by eligible Co‑owners unaffiliated with the Developer exceed the votes which may be cast by the Developer.

 

            3.2            Applicability.  Whenever any reference is made to one gender, it will be assumed to include any and all genders where such reference would be appropriate; similarly, whenever a reference is made to the singular, it will be assumed to include the plural where such reference would be appropriate.

 

ARTICLE IV

 

COMMON ELEMENTS

 

            4.1            General Common Elements.  The General Common Elements are:

 

(a) Land.  The land described in Article II of this Master Deed, including easement interests of the Condominium provided to it for ingress, egress and utility installation over, across and through adjoining non‑condominium properties and/or individual Units in the Project;

 

(b) Improvements.  The private drive(s) and the common walkways, lawns, yards, trees, shrubs and other improvements;

 

(c) Electrical.  The street lighting system and the electrical transmission system throughout the common areas of the Project, including those transmission lines contained within common walls, floors and ceilings;

 

(d) Gas.  The natural gas line network and distribution system throughout the common areas of the Project, including those distribution lines contained within common walls, floors and ceilings;

 

(e) Heating and Air-Conditioning.  The furnace, water heater, air conditioner and/or compressor servicing the office building, and the heating and/or air-conditioning conduits and ducts throughout the common areas of the Project, including those conduits and ducts contained within common walls, floors and ceilings;

 

(f) Water.  The underground sprinkling system, and the water distribution system throughout the common areas of the Project, including those distribution lines contained within common walls, floors and ceilings;

 

(g) Sanitary Sewer.  The sanitary sewer system to be constructed throughout the common areas of the Project at such time as public sewer becomes available, including those service lines contained within common walls, floors and ceilings;

 

(h) Storm Drainage.  The storm drainage and/or water retention system throughout the Project;

 

(i) Telephone.  The telephone wiring system throughout the common areas of the Project, including those transmission lines contained within common walls, floors and ceilings;

 

(j) Telecommunications.  The cable television and/or other telecommunications systems installed throughout the common areas of the Project, including those transmission lines contained within common walls, floors and ceilings;

 

(k) Office and Storage Buildings.  The office building, and the foundation, roofs, and exterior perimeter walls of the storage building located on the condominium property;

 

(l) Recreational Facilities.   The swimming pool and pavilion building, which are planned for construction on the condominium property;

 

(m) Entry Improvements.  The entry signage and other improvements located at or near the entrance to the Project; and

 

(n) Miscellaneous.  All other Common Elements of the Project not designated as Limited Common Elements and not enclosed within the boundaries of a Condominium Unit, which are intended for common use or are necessary to the existence, upkeep or safety of the Project.

 

            Some or all of the utility lines, equipment and systems (including mains and service leads), and the telecommunications systems described above may be owned by the local public authority or by the company that is providing the pertinent service.  Accordingly, such utility and/or telecommunication lines, equipment and systems shall be General Common Elements only to the extent of the Co‑owners' interest in them, and the Developer makes no warranty whatsoever with respect to the nature or extent of such interest.

 

4.2            Limited Common Elements.  The Limited Common Elements are:

 

(a) Utility Service Lines.  The pipes, ducts, wiring and conduits supplying service for electricity, gas, water, sewage, telephone, television and/or other utility or telecommunication services located within a Condominium Unit and supplying service to that Unit alone;

 

(b) Decks, Patios and Porches.  The deck, patio, porch and/or stoop appurtenant to any of the Units in the Project;

 

(c) Heating and Cooling Appliances.  The fireplace combustion chamber and flue, and the separate furnace, water heater, air conditioner and/or compressor located within or adjacent to a Unit and serving that Unit

exclusively;

 

(d) Septic Systems.   The septic tank and drain field (including distribution lines, serving a Unit in the Project;

 

(e) Building Elements.  The foundations, roofs, perimeter walls, and other walls as shown as Exhibit B (including doors and chimneys), ceiling and floors, entrances and exits of the Unit;

 

(f) Windows, Sliders and Screens.  The windows, sliders and/or screens located within or adjacent to any Unit perimeter wall;

 

(g) Interior Unit Surfaces.  The interior surfaces of perimeter walls, doors,  ceilings and floors located within a Condominium Unit; and

 

(h) Miscellaneous.  Any other improvement designated as a Limited Common Element appurtenant to a particular Unit or Units in the Subdivision Plan attached as Exhibit B or in any future amendment to the Master Deed made by the Developer or the Association.

 

            In the event that no specific assignment of all the Limited Common Elements described in this Section has been made in the Condominium Subdivision Plan, the Developer (during the Development and Sales Period) and the Association (after the Development and Sales Period has expired) reserve the right to designate each such space or improvement as a Limited Common Element appurtenant to a particular Unit by subsequent amendment or amendments to this Master Deed.

 

            4.3            Maintenance Responsibilities.  Responsibility for the cleaning, decoration, maintenance, repair and replacement of the Common Elements will be as follows:

(a) Limited Common Elements. Each Co-owner shall be individually responsible for the routine cleaning, snow removal, maintenance, repair and replacement of all Limited Common Elements appurtenant to his Unit.

 

 (b) Unit Improvements.  If any Unit Owner shall elect to construct or install any further improvements to his Unit or, with the prior written consent of the Association, to the Unit exterior or other Limited Common Elements appurtenant to his Unit which increase the costs of maintenance, repair or replacement for which the Association is responsible, such increased costs or expenses may, at the option of the Association, be specially assessed against such Unit or Units.

 

(c) Association Oversight.  The appearance of the decks, patios, porches, stoops, roofs, and building exteriors shall at all times be subject to the approval of the Association.  In the event that the cleaning and decoration of such Limited Common Elements by the responsible Co-owner does not conform to reasonable aesthetic and maintenance standards established by the Association, the Association will have the right to take such action as may be necessary to bring such Common Elements up to required standards and to charge all costs incurred to the Owner responsible for cleaning, repair and maintenance.

 

(d) Other Common Elements.  The cost of cleaning, decoration, maintenance, repair and replacement of all Common Elements other than as described above shall be the responsibility of the Association, except to the extent of repair or replacement of a Common Element due to the act or neglect of a Co‑owner or his agent, invitee, family member or pet.

 

            4.4            Assignment of Limited Common Elements.  A Limited Common Element may be assigned or re-assigned, upon notice to any affected mortgagee, by written application to the Board of Directors of the Association by all Co-owners whose interest will be affected by the assignment.  Upon receipt of such an application, the Board shall promptly prepare and execute an amendment to this Master Deed assigning or reassigning all rights and obligations with respect to the Limited Common Elements involved, and shall deliver the amendment to the Co-owners of the Units affected upon payment by them of all reasonable costs for the preparation and recording of the amendment.

 

            4.5            Power of Attorney.  By acceptance of a deed, mortgage, land contract or other instrument of conveyance or encumbrance all Co-owners, mortgagees and other interested parties are deemed to have appointed the Developer (during the Development and Sales Period) and/or the Association (after the Development and Sales Period has expired), as their agent and attorney to act in connection with all matters concerning the Common Elements and their respective interests in the Common Elements.  Without limiting the generality of this appointment, the Developer (or Association) will have full power and authority to grant easements over, to sever or lease mineral interests and/or to convey title to the land or improvements constituting the General Common Elements or any part of them, to dedicate as public streets any parts of the General Common Elements, to amend the Condominium Documents for the purpose of assigning or reassigning the Limited Common Elements and in general to execute all documents and to do all things necessary or convenient to the exercise of such powers. 

 

            4.6            Separability.  Except as provided in this Master Deed, Condominium Units shall not be separable from their appurtenant Common Elements, and neither shall be used in any manner inconsistent with the purposes of the Project, or in any other way which might interfere with or impair the rights of other Co‑owners in the use and enjoyment of their Units or their appurtenant Common Elements.

 

ARTICLE V

 

ESTABLISHMENT AND MODIFICATION OF UNITS

 

            5.1            Description of Units.  A complete description of each Condominium Unit in the Project, with elevations referenced to an official benchmark of the United States Geological Survey sufficient to accurately relocate the space enclosed by the description without reference to any structure, is contained in the Condominium Subdivision Plan as surveyed by Nederveld Associates, Inc., consulting engineers and surveyors.  Detailed architectural plans and specifications have been filed with the Township of Saugatuck.  Each such Unit shall include all the space contained within certain horizontal planes and vertical planes designated by a heavy outline on the interior finished surface of the walls, floors and ceilings as depicted in the Condominium Subdivision Plan and as delineated by detailed dimensional descriptions contained by the outline, less any Common Elements located within the description.  In determining dimensions, each Condominium Unit will be measured from the interior finished unpainted surfaces of the walls and ceilings and from the interior surfaces of the finished subfloor.

 

            5.2            Percentage of Value.  The total value of the Project is 100, and the percentage of such value which is assigned to each of the 24 Condominium Units in the Project shall be equal.  The determination that Percentage of Value for all Units shall be equal was made after reviewing the comparative characteristics of each Unit that would effect maintenance cost and value and concluding that there are no material differences among them as far as the allocation of Percentages of Value is concerned.  The Percentage of Value that is assigned shall be changed only in the matter permitted by Article VII, express in an amendment to this Master Deed and recorded in the public records of Allegan County, Michigan. 

 

            5.3            Unit Modification.  The number, size, style and/or location of Units or of any Limited Common Element appurtenant to a Unit may be modified from time to time by the Developer or its successors without the consent of any Co‑owner, mortgagee or other interested person, so long as such modifications do not unreasonably impair or diminish the appearance of the Project or the view, privacy or other significant attribute of any Unit which adjoins or is proximate to the  modified Unit or Limited Common Element; provided, that no Unit which has been sold or which is subject to a binding Purchase Agreement shall be modified without the consent of the Co‑owner or Purchaser and the mortgagee of such Unit.  The Developer may also, in connection with any such modification, readjust Percentages of Value for all Units in a manner which gives reasonable recognition to such changes based upon the method of original determination of Percentages of Value for the Project.

 

            5.4            Conditions Precedent.  Unless prior approval has been obtained from the title insurance company issuing policies to Unit purchasers, no Unit modified pursuant to Section 5.3 shall be conveyed until an amendment to the Master Deed reflecting all material changes has been recorded.  All Co-owners, mortgagees of Units and other persons interested or to become interested in the Project from time to time shall be deemed to have unanimously consented to any such amendments, and to have granted a Power of Attorney to the Developer and its successors for such purpose which is similar in nature and effect to that described in Section 4.5 of this Master Deed.

 


ARTICLE VI

 

EASEMENTS

 

            6.1            Easements for Maintenance and Repair.  Every portion of a Condominium Unit which contributes to the structural support of a building shall be burdened with an easement of structural support for the benefit of the Common Elements.  In the event that any portion of a Unit or Common Element encroaches upon another Unit or Common Element due to the shifting, settling or moving of a building, or due to survey errors or construction deviations, reciprocal easements shall exist for the maintenance of the encroachment for so long as the encroachment exists, and for the maintenance of the encroachment after rebuilding in the event of destruction. 

 

            There shall also be permanent easements in favor of the Association (and/or the Developer during the Development and Sale Period) for the maintenance and repair of Common Elements for which the Association (or Developer) may from time to time be responsible or for which it may elect to assume responsibility, and there shall be easements to, through and over those portions of the land, structures, buildings, improvements and walls (including interior Unit walls) as may be reasonable for the installation, maintenance and repair of all utility services furnished to the Project.  Public utilities shall have access to the Common Elements and to the Units at such times as may be reasonable for the installation, repair or maintenance of such services, and any costs incurred in the opening or repairing of any building, wall or other improvement to install, repair or maintain utility services shall be an expense of administration assessed against all Co‑owners in accordance with the Condominium By‑Laws.

 

            6.2            Easements Reserved by Developer.  Until the initial sale of all Units that may be created under the provisions of Article I of this Master Deed has been completed, the Developer reserves non‑exclusive easements for the benefit of itself, its successors and assigns which may be utilized at any time or times without the payment of any fee or charge other than the reasonable cost of corrective work performed, utilities consumed and/or maintenance required as a direct result of such use:

 

      (a)   to use, improve and/or extend all roadways, drives and walkways in the Condominium for the purpose of ingress and egress to and from any Unit or other real property owned by it; and

 

      (b)   to utilize, tap, tie into, extend and/or enlarge all utility lines and mains, public and private, located on the land described in Article II.

 

            6.3            Developer Responsibility.  So long as the Developer owns one or more Units in the Project, it shall be subject to the provisions of this Master Deed and of the Act.

 

ARTICLE VII

 

AMENDMENT AND TERMINATION

 

            7.1            Pre-Conveyance Amendments.  If there is no Co‑owner other than the Developer, the Developer may unilaterally amend the Condominium Documents or, with the consent of any interested mortgagee, unilaterally terminate the Project.  All documents reflecting such amendment or termination shall be recorded in the public records of Allegan County, Michigan.

 

            7.2            Post‑Conveyance Amendments.  If there is a Co‑owner other than the Developer, the recordable Condominium Documents may be amended for a proper purpose as follows:

 

      (a)   Non‑Material Changes.  The amendment may be made without the consent of any Co‑owner or mortgagee if the amendment does not materially alter or change the rights of any Co‑owner or mortgagee of a Unit in the Project, including, but not limited to:  (i) amendments to modify the types and sizes of unsold Condominium Units and their appurtenant Limited Common Elements; (ii) amendments correcting survey or other errors in the Condominium Documents; or (iii) amendments for the purpose of facilitating conventional mortgage loan financing for existing or prospective Co‑owners, and enabling the purchase of such mortgage loans by the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Government National Mortgage Association and/or any other agency of the federal government or the State of Michigan.  A mortgagee's rights are not materially altered or changed by any Amendment as to which the Developer or Association has obtained a written opinion of a licensed real estate appraiser that such amendment does not detrimentally change the value of any Unit affected by the change. 

 

      (b)   Material Changes.  The amendment may be made, even if it will materially alter or change the rights of the Co‑owners or mortgagees, with the consent of not less than two‑thirds of the Co‑owners and mortgagees; provided, that a Co‑owner's Unit dimensions or Limited Common Elements may not be modified without his consent, nor may the formula used to determine Percentages of Value for the Project or provisions relating to the ability or terms under which a Unit may be rented be modified without the consent of the Developer and each affected Co‑owner and mortgagee.  Rights reserved by the Developer, including without limitation rights to amend for purposes of modification of units, shall not be amended without the written consent of the Developer so long as the Developer or its successors continue to own and to offer for sale any Unit in the Project.  For purposes of this sub‑section, a mortgagee shall have one vote for each first mortgage held.

 

      (c)   Compliance with Law.  Amendments may be made by the Developer without the consent of Co‑owners and mortgagees, even if the amendment will materially alter or change the rights of Co‑owners and mortgagees, to achieve compliance with the Act or rules, interpretations or orders adopted by the Administrator or by the Courts pursuant to the Act, or with other federal, state or local laws, ordinances or regulations affecting the Project.

 

      (d)   Reserved Developer Rights.  A material amendment may also be made unilaterally by the Developer without the consent of any Co‑owner or mortgagee for the specific purpose(s) reserved by the Developer in this Master Deed.  During the Development and Sales Period, this Master Deed and Exhibits A and B hereto shall not be amended nor shall provisions be modified in any way without the written consent of the Developer, its successors or assigns.

 

      (e)   As-Built Plans.  A Consolidating Master Deed or Amendment with as-built plans attached shall be prepared and recorded by the Developer within one (1) year after construction of the Project has been completed.  Such documents may incorporate changes made by previous amendments, restate some or all of the provisions of this Master Deed and of the Exhibits attached, delete provisions or parts of provisions that benefit the Developer which have been superseded or the effectiveness of which has expired, and make such further changes as do not materially affect the rights of Co‑owners and mortgagees.

 

      (f)   Costs of Amendments.  A person causing or requesting an amendment to the Condominium Documents shall be responsible for costs and expenses of the amendment, except for amendments based upon a vote of the prescribed majority of Co‑owners and mortgagees or based upon the Advisory Committee's decision, the costs of which are expenses of administration.  The Co‑owners of record shall be notified of all such proposed amendments not less than 10 days before the amendment is recorded.

 

            7.3            Project Termination.  If there is a Co‑owner other than the Developer, the Project may be terminated only with consent of the Developer and not less than 80% of the Co‑owners and mortgagees, in the following manner:

 

      (a)   Termination Agreement.  Agreement of the required number of Co‑owners and mortgagees to termination of the Project shall be evidenced by their execution of a Termination Agreement, and the termination shall become effective only when the Agreement has been recorded in the public records of Allegan County, Michigan.

 

      (b)   Real Property Ownership.  Upon recordation of an instrument terminating the Project, the property constituting the Condominium shall be owned by the Co‑owners as tenants in common in proportion to their respective undivided interests in the Common Elements immediately before recordation.  As long as the tenancy in common lasts, each Co‑owner or his/her heirs, successors, or assigns shall have an exclusive right of occupancy of that portion of the property which formerly constituted their Condominium Unit.

 

      (c)   Association Assets.  Upon recordation of an instrument terminating the Project, any rights the Co‑owners may have to the assets of the Association shall be in proportion to their respective undivided interests in the Common Elements immediately before recordation, except that common profits shall be distributed in accordance with the Condominium Documents and the Act.

 

      (d)   Notice to Interested Parties.  Notification of termination by first class mail shall be made to all parties interested in the Project, including escrow agents, land contract vendors, creditors, lien holders, and prospective purchasers who deposited funds.  Proof of dissolution must also be submitted to the administrator.

 

ARTICLE VIII

 

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

 

            8.1            Time For Completion.  If the development and construction of all improvements to the Project has not been completed within a period ending ten (10) years after the date on which construction was commenced, or six (6) years after the date on which rights of expansion, contraction or convertibility were exercised, the Developer shall have the right to withdraw all remaining undeveloped portions of the Project without the consent of any Co-owner, mortgagee or other party in interest.  Any undeveloped portions not so withdrawn shall remain as General Common Elements of the Project, and all rights to construct Units on such lands shall cease.

 

            8.2            Access and Use.  At the option of the Developer, any undeveloped portions of the Project which have been withdrawn under the provisions of Section 8.1 shall be granted easements for access and utility installation over, across and through the remaining Condominium Project, subject to the payment of a pro rata share of the cost of maintaining such easements based upon the number of units developed on the withdrawn lands to the number of units developed in the Condominium Project.  Removed lands shall be developed in a manner which is not detrimental to, or inconsistent with, the character of the remaining Condominium Project.

 

            8.3            Assignment.  Any or all of the rights and powers granted to or reserved by the Developer in the Condominium Documents or by law, including, without limitation, the power to approve or to disapprove any act, use or proposed action, may be assigned by the Developer to any other entity or person, including the Association.  Any such assignment or transfer shall be made by appropriate instrument in writing, and shall be duly recorded in the office of the Allegan County Register of Deeds.

 

            THIS MASTER DEED has been executed by the Developer, RCNE, Inc., as of the day and year which appear on Page One.

 

 

Witnesses:                                                     RCNE, INC.

 

_________________________      By:__________________________________                       Richard L. Gillette, President

 

_________________________           And:_________________________________                                                          Cathleen A. Gillette, Secretary

 

 

 

STATE OF MICHIGAN              )

                                                            )    ss.

COUNTY OF ALLEGAN            )

 

            This instrument was acknowledged before me the _____ day of October, 2001 by Richard L. Gillette and Cathleen A. Gillette, the President and Secretary of RCNE, Inc., a Michigan corporation, on behalf of the corporation.

                                                                       

                                                                        __________________________________   

 

                                                                        Notary Public, Allegan County, MI

                                                                        My commission expires:                                 

 

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