2016 DECLARATION OFCOVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS FORTHE RANCHO TRINIDADEDWARDS COUNTY, TEXASSection 1) Definitions. The following words or phrases when used in this Declaration or any Supplemental Declaration (unless the context shall prohibit) shall have the following meanings:a) “RANCHO TRINIDAD shall mean and refer to the property in RANCHO TRINIDAD."Association" shall mean and refer to the RANCHO TRINIDAD Landowners Association. The principal address of the Association is currently _________________________________________________________________. The Association was formed for the purpose of preserving and maintaining the uniform standards and quality of RANCHO TRINIDAD land and wildlife as well as the natural beauty and aesthetic value of the Properties.b) "Board" shall mean and refer to the Board of Directors of the Association.c) "Properties" shall mean and refer to all tracts of land within the RANCHO TRINIDAD Subdivision:1) The real property which is, and shall be, held, transferred, sold, conveyed and occupied subject to this Declaration (herein above defined as the "Existing Property") is located in Edwards County, State of Texas.2) If the RANCHO TRINIDAD Subdivision desires to add to the concept of this Declaration, it may do so by filing of record a Supplemental Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, which shall extend the concept of the covenants, conditions and restrictions of this Declaration to such property; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that no additional property may be added to the concept of this Declaration unless such addition is first approved by Members entitled to cast a two-thirds (2/3rds) majority vote of the Association; and FURTHER PROVIDED that any additions made pursuant thereto, when made, shall automatically extend the jurisdiction, functions, duties and membership of the Association to the property added.d) "Member" shall mean and refer to each Owner of a fee simple interest in any property within the Properties. Each Member shall be entitled to one vote for each acre owned; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, no member shall be entitled to vote, serve on the Board of Directors, or serve on a Committee, unless and until all dues and assessments have been paid current.e) "Owner" shall mean and refer to the record Owner, whether one or more persons or entities, of a fee simple title to any property within the Properties. The foregoing does not include any persons or entities that hold an interest in any property within the Properties merely as a security for the performance of an obligation.f) "Architectural Control Committee" (ACC) shall mean and refer to that Committee as defined in Section 7 a), b), and c) hereof.g) "Wildlife Committee" shall mean and refer to that Committee as defined in Section 7 a), b), and d) hereof.h) “Mercantile or Commercial Purpose” shall mean any business open to walk-in / drive-in customers (the general public) or causing an increase in traffic or using RANCHO TRINIDAD easements or causing an increase in noise or using natural resources of the Rancho Trinidad or in any way contrary to the purpose stated in1b above.i) “High Fence” is minimum eight (8) feet tall game containment fence. No new high fence may be erected within RANCO TRIDAD without the approval of the Association.j) “Perimeter Fence” is defined as any High Fence that is the only high fence between the Rancho Trinidad and properties not covered by these CC&R’s.k) Distance “from road” shall mean the distance from the centerline of that road.l) “Agricultural Purposes” shall mean and include running livestock and exotic animals plus hunting, trapping, and taking of wild animals and wild birds.m) “Open Fires” include any fire except fire pits or barbecues.n) “Portable Housing” shall mean and include, motor homes, camping trailers, campers, buses, or any other kind of portable housing.Section 2) Affirmative and Protective Covenants.The properties shall be used and occupied subject to the following restrictions:a) Each portion of the Properties shall be used for residential, recreational, hunting, ranching and Agricultural Purposes only. No property shall be used for any Mercantile or Commercial Purpose without a special permit issued by the Board.b) No Owner shall do any act that is harmful or injurious to any other Owner's property. Included within the meaning of this covenant shall be prohibitions against:1) Offensive, noxious, profane or unlawful use of the Properties.2) Storage on the Properties of any hazardous material without proper safeguards.3) Actions that disturb the peace.c) Parcel Size1) The Properties may not be further divided into parcels smaller than 50 acres.2) No parcel shall be divided in such a way that an existing improvement would no longer be in compliance with the CC&Rs.3) Any change of property boundaries or re-platting requires prior approval by the Board of Directors.d) Ownership Limitation1) The maximum number of owners per parcel (single or multiple) is three (3). Exceptions:(a) Ownership within a family group is exempt.(b) Large parcels that average fifty (50) acres or more per owner.2) Third party ownership (ownership by a partnership, corporation or other such legal entity) is subject to the following restrictions:(a) The Association must be notified in writing within thirty days of purchase of an individual contact person who is authorized to act on behalf of the ownership interest as the Member of record of the Association.(b) The contact person will be understood to act on behalf of the ownership and be responsible to the Association for the activities of the ownership covered by these CC&R’s including exercise of voting rights.(c) The Association shall be notified in writing within thirty days of any change of the contact person.e) PermitsNo residence, structure, fence, or other improvement over two (2) feet tall, except as specifically excluded in this Section 2, shall be erected, placed or altered on any of the properties without first submitting documentation showing compliance with the CC&R’s to the Architectural Control Committee for prior approval. This documentation shall include construction plans and specifications showing dimensions and a site plan showing the location of the structure or other improvements. The Architectural Control Committee shall indicate approval by signing and dating the specified plans, keeping a copyf same in the records of the Association, and issuing a permit for the specified project.1) All residences and other structures constructed or erected shall be of new construction.2) Any structure intended for human occupation shall be equipped with electricity (from the power grid), running water, and an approved septic system.3) Every effort shall be made to minimize the visual impact of any manmade structure on the Properties. 4) No permit shall be required for unroofed patios, fire pits, barbecues, or other landscaping.5) No opening or gate shall be made or maintained in the Perimeter Fence for any purpose without approval, in writing, from the Board.f) SetbacksPermanent structures (homes, barns, sheds, etc.), other than fencing, shall be placed on the Properties at least 200 feet from an Easement Road and at least 200 feet from any Property line. Fences, Entrances, Road and Driveway Markers1) Fences & Entrances must be at least 30 feet from the centerline of any Easement Road.2) Fences & Entrances placed or constructed on any of the Properties shall be of similar design, size and equal quality.g) Water and Sewage SystemsIndividual water systems and sewage disposal systems shall be located, constructed, equipped, and maintained in compliance with applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations that apply to properties of fifty (50) acres or less.h) Motor Homes, etcNo motor home, camping trailer, camper, or bus shall be used on any portion of the Properties as a permanent.i) Hunting Blinds and Feeders1) Hunting blinds and feeders on any of the Properties shall be well screened behind hills or trees to substantially eliminate visibility from any road or other owner’s permanent residence.2) Hunting blinds and feeders must be at least 200 feet from the Main Road and at least 200 feet from any property line or Secondary Road.j) The Properties shall not be used or maintained as a dumping ground. Trash, garbage or other waste must be kept in sanitary containers that are not visible from any other property. Equipment for the storage and disposal of such material shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition. Trash and waste must be hauled off or buried out of view of any other property. Abandoned vehicles or equipment must be removed from the Properties.k) FiresOpen Fires shall follow the rules of the Edwards County Burn Ban.l) Hunting and Wildlife ManagementIt is the intent of the Association to actively manage the environment and the free ranging herds of both native and exotic species through hunting and other methods of herd density control where hunting alone does not sufficiently manage the population.1) Hunting shall be permitted on Owner's individual properties only. No hunting is allowed from any Road right-of-way.2) Each Owner shall be entitled to harvest annually the quota of animals, whether native or exotic, on such Owner's Property as the Wildlife Committee determines as provided in Section 9 hereof. Individual hunter’s state hunting license requirements and restrictions may also apply.3) No Owner may harvest other than the aforementioned quota of animals. If an Owner desires to harvest other than his quota of animals, he must secure prior approval of the Wildlife Committee for same and pay to the Association in cash that amount which would be necessary to acquire those animals.4) Alternate Game Harvesting Methods(a) Fee HuntingThere shall be no fee hunting allowed on the ranch unless permission is grated by the Association and the Wildlife Committee.5) All disputes concerning specific Owner quotas on any of the Properties and any other wildlife disputes shall be handled by the Wildlife Committee.6) No Owner shall do any act that is designed to be harmful or injurious to the adjacent property owner. Included within the meaning of this covenant shall be a prohibition against feeding close to a property line.7) No Owner may release new species of live wild animals on any of the Properties without first securing the consent of the Wildlife Committee.Owners may introduce domestic or exotic species on their own property for ranching/farming/hunting as long as the containment of, and health of, said animals is assured, and the Wildlife Committee has inspected the containment methods and given their consent in writing. These animals shall not be counted in the Owner’s quota while on his/her property.If any of these animals escape, they may be eliminated or removed by anyone in the Properties without cost or penalty.To the extent that these animals escape or are allowed out of containment, the owner is responsible for their capture and any damage to the wildlife herd.8) Any owner who causes his/her property to be completely and permanently High Fenced by approval of the Association, shall be exempted from the Wildlife Regulations.Section 4) Creation of Lien for Assessments and/or Charges.Each Owner (by acceptance of a deed for any portion of the Properties whether or not it shall be so expressed in any such deed or other conveyance), hereby covenants and agrees and shall be deemed to covenant and agree to pay to the Association assessments or charges.The annual assessments and other charges, together with such interest thereon and costs of collection thereof, as hereinafter provided, shall be a charge on the land and shall be a continuing lien upon each portion of the Properties against which each such assessment and/or charge is made.Section 5) Charges (Maintenance Fund, Fees, Fines, Other Maintenance Assessments)a) Maintenance Fund Charge1) AmountThe amount of the annual maintenance fund charge shall be an amount fixed by the Board.It is intended that the Board will, in good faith, fix the annual maintenance fund charge at an amount estimated to meet the expenditures necessary for the purposes hereinafter specified.The annual maintenance fund charge, as set forth in the preceding sentence, shall be adjusted as necessary at the end of each calendar year, which adjustment shall apply to the succeeding calendar year period.In the event that additional funds are required which cannot be provided by regular dues, The Board of Directors may establish a special non-recurring assessment, not to occur more than once per year, which will not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the last annual maintenance fund charge.2) PaymentThe annual maintenance fund charge shall be due and payable in advance by the respective Owners annually on January 1 and will become delinquent on February 1. If land in the Properties becomes subject to the annual maintenance fund charge on adate other than January, the Owner of such land shall pay the prorata part of the annual maintenance fund charge in advance.3) Late PaymentAll past due maintenance fund charges shall be a charge on the land and shall be a continuing lien upon each portion of the Properties against which each such assessment and/or charge is made. In addition these charges shall be a personal debt of the Owner of the property subject to such charges and shall bear interest from their due date until paid at the highest legal interest rate per annum allowed in the State of Texas at that time.b) Fees, Fines, and Other AssessmentsFees, fines, and other assessments covered elsewhere in this document shall be due when levied and will become delinquent on the first of the month following that charge or thirty (30) days after, whichever comes later.c) Securing PaymentSuch charges referred to in 5a and 5b (above) shall be a covenant running with the land and to secure the payment thereof a lien is hereby retained upon the property subject to such charge.d) Delinquent Payments1) If any assessment or any part thereof is not paid by the delinquency date (being the date specified in Section 5a3 or 5b of this Article), then the unpaid amount of such assessment shall become delinquent and shall, together with such interest provided herein and cost of collection thereof as hereinafter provided, thereupon become a charge on the land and a continuing lien upon the property of the non-paying Owner and shall be unaffected by any sale or assignment of the property and shall continue in full force and effect until all delinquent payments are received.No Owner may waive or otherwise escape liability for the assessments provided herein by the abandonment of his property, or any other reason.2) If any assessment or part thereof is not paid by the delinquency date, the unpaid amount of such assessment shall bear interest from the due date at the maximum legal rate of interest, and the Association may, at its election, bring an action at law against the Owner personally obligated to pay the same in order to enforce payment and/or to foreclose the lien against the property subject thereto.Additionally there shall be added to the amount of such assessment the cost of preparing and filing the complaint (including reasonable attorneys' fees, accounting fees, filing fees, etc.) in such action.In the event a judgment is obtained, such judgment shall include interest on the assessment or fines and related costs as above provided.e) Subordination of the Lien to Mortgages.The lien as a result of the charges provided for herein shall be subordinate and inferior to all liens securing amounts due or to become due under any mortgage or deed of trust affecting the property subject to any such charge or lien which has been filed for record in Edwards County, Texas, prior to the date payment such charges becomes due and payable. No such foreclosure shall free any property from the lien securing charges thereafter becoming due and payable under this section, nor shall the personal obligation of any property owner foreclosed be extinguished by any foreclosure.Section 6) Purpose of the Maintenance Fund.The maintenance fund charge shall be uniformly imposed upon all lands in the Rancho Trinidad, and said maintenance fund shall be used exclusively for the following in connection with areas within the Rancho Trinidad in respect of which the charge is made:a) Accounting, office expense which includes all of the Association accounting, communication expense, postal fees, office supplies, etc.;b) Easement Road maintenance;c) Perimeter High Fence repair and maintenance;d) Legal expenses which include any legal fees as may be required by the Association;e) The Association income tax preparation which includes cost of annual corporate Federal income tax return;f) The Association expense for wildlife surveys and consultations;g) Miscellaneous, includes necessary costs expended to run the Association which are not already mentioned.Section 7) Committeesa) Appointments and ResignationsEach committee shall be composed of a maximum of four (4) volunteer members all of whom shall be Members of the Association and all of whom shall be appointed by the President of the Association, with approval of the Board. The President shall designate the Chairman of each committee with approval of the Board. The members of the Committee shall serve concurrent with the elected Board. In the event of death orresignation of any member of the Committee, the President with the approval of the Board shall appoint a successor to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.b) General Duties, Responsibilities, and Compensation1) The Committee may designate a representative to act for it. Neither the members of the Committee nor its representatives shall be entitled to any compensation for services performed pursuant to this covenant.2) A majority of votes shall prevail on any issue or subject requiring a decision of the Committee.3) Each Committee shall, from time to time, propose to the Board, a Schedule of Fees and Fines for Permits and violations covered by that Committee.c) Architectural Control Committee DutiesThe ACC shall approve all new construction on RANCHO TRINDAD and make sure it complies with all CC&Rs.(a) The Committee's approval or disapproval, as required herein, shall be provided in writing within thirty (30) days after plans and specifications have been properly submitted to the ACC.2) EnforcementThe Architectural Control Committee, under Board direction, shall be responsible for enforcing the architectural and construction provisions of this Declaration on behalf of the Association.3) VariancesThe Architectural Control Committee, at its discretion, is hereby permitted to approve deviations in building area, construction, location, and other restrictions related to architecture or setbacks in instances where, in its judgment, such deviation will result in a more commonly beneficial use. Such approval must be granted in writing and when given will become part of the records of the Association. Variances are granted on a case by case basis only.d) Wildlife Committee Duties1) Wildlife ManagementThe Wildlife Committee shall be responsible for overseeing the management of the free roaming wildlife within the Properties.(a) The Wildlife Committee shall have an annual wildlife survey ("SURVEY") performed on the Properties by a competent wildlife biologist ("BIOLOGIST") of the Committee's selection.(b) The SURVEY shall project the total numbers by sex of each species of wildlife on the Properties and shall contain the BIOLOGIST'S recommendations as to the harvest numbers by sex for each species.(c) The Wildlife Committee shall use the SURVEY and the BIOLOGIST'S harvest recommendations to determine harvest quotas by sex for each species on the Properties. Quotas shall be based on what the Properties will sustain and any other criteria that the Wildlife Committee deems to be sound management of the wildlife herd on the Properties.2) EnforcementThe Wildlife Committee shall be responsible, under Board direction, for enforcing the wildlife provisions of this Declaration on behalf of the Association.3) Additional Rules and RegulationsThe Committee may, from time to time, propose additional Rules and Regulations for wildlife management that will be submitted to the Board for approval.Section 8) Voting Rights in the Association. a) Notice Requirements.Written notice shall be given to all Members at least twenty (20) days in advance of each General Landowner’s meeting and shall set forth the purpose of such meeting.b) Absentee VotingAn Absentee Ballot covering each item to be voted on at a meeting shall be provided with the notice of meeting. This ballot will provide opportunity for the owner to vote as if they were present at the meeting according to the instructions provided. This ballot will not include approval of minutes or financial statements unless such minutes or financial statement were included in the mailing. Facsimile responses will be considered valid ballots.c) Voting RightsThe voting rights of any Member shall be suspended for any period during which any assessment, fee, or fine to be paid by such Member remains unpaid.d) QuorumThe quorum required for any action shall be the presence at the meeting of Members or of Member absentee ballots entitled to cast fifty one percent (51%) of all of the votes in the Association.e) Majority AssentAny action by the Members shall require the assent of the Members entitled to cast a majority of the votes of the Members who are voting in person or by absentee ballot at a meeting duly called for that purpose.A voted assent shall not override a previous vote taken within the previous twelve (12) months unless the number of votes is greater than in the previous vote on that issue.Section 9) Powers and Duties of the Board.The Board, for the benefit of the Properties and the Owners shall have, the sole responsibility and authority to manage the business and affairs of the Association , and shall have the following authority and powers:a) To pay from the funds of the Association all legal and accounting services, policies of insurance incident to the operation of the Association, fidelity bonds, and other material, supplies, insurance, furniture, labor, services, maintenance, repairs, structural alterations, taxes or assessments required to be obtained or paid for pursuant to the terms of this Declaration or by law or which shall be necessary or proper for the operation or protection of the Association or for the enforcement of this Declaration.Policies insuring the Association against any liability to the public or the Owners (and/or invitees or tenants) shall contain an endorsement providing that the rights of the named insured shall not be prejudiced with respect to actions against other named insured.b) To execute all declarations of ownership and other documents for tax assessment purposes with regard to the Properties on behalf of all Owners.c) To enter Contracts, maintain one or more bank accounts and, generally, to have all the powers necessary or incidental to the operation and management of the Association.d) To enforce the provisions of this Declaration and any rules made hereunder and to enjoin and seek damages from any owner for violation of such provisions or rules.e) To contract for all goods, services, and insurance payment for the Association, and to perform the functions of the Association.f) To reject fees, fines, rules, and regulations proposed by the Committees on a line item basis.g) To create a recommended list of Fees and Fines for areas not covered by the Committees.h) To submit a schedule of fees and fines proposed by the Committees and the Board to the Members for approval at a regularly scheduled General Meeting.i) To grant a conditional “Permit for Operation” to a mercantile or commercial business.j) To create committees as required to meet the current needs of the Association.k) To establish a transfer fee on property transactions and set it at a reasonable amount to cover Association expenses for bookkeeping and other paperwork related to the transfer.l) To approve any variances that it considers reasonable and appropriate on a case by case basis.Section 10 Fees, Fines, and Special AssessmentsNew Fees, Fines, and Special Assessments, covered in this section, must be approved at a regularly scheduled General Meeting of the Membership, after approval by the Board. After approval, these Fees, Fines, and Special Assessments will be printed and distributed to the Membership.a) FeesFees covered by this section are mandatory and shall be applied uniformly.b) Fines, and Special AssessmentsAll Fines and Special Assessments shall be written specifying a cap on the fine or assessment.Neither the Board nor any Committee is required to issue a Fine or Special Assessment. In the event that a Fine or Special Assessment is considered, the Landowner will be given the opportunity to discuss the issue with the Committee or the Board. If the Committeeor the Board still feels that the Fine or Special Assessment should be imposed, the Board must determine the actual amount.If the affected Landowner still feels that the “Fine or Special Assessment” is unwarranted, he/she may appeal to the general membership and 51% of all Members votes will override the decision of the Committee and the Board.If the “Fine or Special Assessment” is overturned by a membership action, the fine plus interest will be refunded.Section 11) Owner's Obligations to RepairEach Owner shall, at his sole cost and expense, maintain and repair his property and the improvements situated thereon, keeping the same in good condition and repair.In the event that any owner shall fail to maintain and repair his property and the improvements thereon as required hereunder, the Association, in addition to all other remedies available to it hereunder or by law, and without waiving any of said alternative remedies, shall have the right, through its agents and employees, to enter upon said property and to repair, maintain and restore the property and the exterior of the buildings and other improvements erected thereon.Each Owner (by acceptance of a deed for his property) hereby covenants and agrees to repay to the Association the cost of that maintenance or repair immediately upon demand.The failure of any such Owner to pay the above amount shall carry with it the same consequences as the failure to pay any assessment hereunder when due.Section 12) Perimeter Fence Repaira) IntentIn order for the Association to meet its responsibility to manage the free ranging wildlife, the integrity of the outside High Fence (Perimeter Fence) must be maintained.b) Maintenance and RepairFrom time to time, it may be necessary for the Association or its agents to enter private property for the sole purpose of inspecting and maintaining the Perimeter High Fence. Association or its agent shall, with appropriate notice (but not less than twenty (20) days) delivered by certified mail or delivered and signed for, accompanied by the land owner or his/her agent, or with written permission waiving this requirement, enter and effect such inspection. The Association will encourage the Landowner or an agent to be present.In the absence of a response to said request, properly served, the Association shall have the assumed right to enter, inspect, and repair as if permission had been granted. Such repair shall be done with a minimum impact to ground and vegetation.Emergency repairs will be made as rapidly as reasonably possible and may be on short notice.Every reasonable effort will be made to avoid inspecting during a State prescribed whitetail deer or turkey season.This right to inspect shall not be interpreted as the creation of an easement or quasi easement nor shall it be expanded beyond its specific intent.c) Openings Through The Perimeter Fence.No opening or gate shall be made or maintained in the Perimeter Fence for any purpose without approval, in writing, from the Board.Section 13) Inspection for ComplianceFrom time to time, it may be necessary for the Association or its agents to enter private property to provide services. In the course of providing services, violations of the CC&Rs may be observed.In cases where violations are observed while services are being performed, reported by other landowners, or there is reason to suspect a violation, YOLA may enter and inspect. Owners will be notified in advance of the inspection and given the opportunity to be present within a reasonable length of time whenever possible.Every reasonable effort will be made to avoid inspecting during a State prescribed whitetail deer or turkey season.This right to inspect shall not be interpreted as the creation of a general right to inspect without cause nor shall it be expanded beyond its specific intent.Section 14) Duration.The Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions of this Declaration shall run with and bind the land subject to this Declaration, and shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the Association and/or the owners of any land subject to this Declaration, their respective legal representatives, heirs, successors, and assigns for the term of twenty (20) years from the date that this Declaration is recorded, after which time said covenants shall be automatically extended for the successive periods of ten (10) yearsSection 15) CC&R AmendmentsThe Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions of this Declaration may be amended, and/or changed in whole or in part, only with the consent of the Members entitled to cast a majority of the votes of the Association, evidenced by a document in writing bearing each of their signatures. Faxed signatures are acceptable for this purpose.Section 16) Permanent Records And AddressThe current mailing address of the Association is: _________________________________. Permanent records are kept on file with the Secretary of the Association.Section 17) Finality of Determination by Association.It is understood that the judgment of the Board of Directors of the Association, its successors and assigns, in the collection, allocation, and expenditure of said maintenance fund shall be final so long as such judgment is exercised in good faith. The enumeration of the services for which the maintenance fund may be expended carries no obligation for the Association to furnish any of such services except to the extent of funds actually received by the Association.Section 18) Dissolution of the Association.The Association may be voluntarily dissolved by an affirmative decision of at least 2/3 of the total votes.Section 19) Enforcement Enforcement of these Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions shall be governed by the laws of the State Texas, and shall be by any proceeding at law or in equity against any person or persons, violating or attempting to violate them, or to recover damages, or to enforce any lien created by these covenants and failure by the Association or any owner to enforce any covenant or restriction herein contained shall in no event be deemed a waiver of the right to do so thereafter.Section 20) Acceptance of Declaration.By acceptance of a deed, or by acquiring any ownership interest in any of the Properties included within this Declaration, each person or entity for himself or itself, his heirs, personal representatives, successors, transferees and assigns, binds himself, his heirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns, to all of the provisions, restrictions covenants, conditions, rules and regulations now or hereafter imposed by this Declaration and any amendments thereof. In addition, each such person by so doing thereby acknowledges that this Declaration sets forth a general scheme for the improvement and development of the Properties covered thereby.Section 21) Severability. Invalidation of any one of these covenants or restrictions by judgment or court order shall in no way affect any other provisions which shall remain in full force and effect.Section 22) Headings. The headings contained in this Declaration are for reference purposes only and shall not in any way affect the meaning or interpretation of this Declaration.Section 23) Notices. Any notice required to be given to any Member or Owner under the provisions of this Declaration shall be deemed to have been properly delivered when deposited in the United States mail, postage prepaid, addressed to the last known address of the person who appears as Member or Owner on the records of the Association at the time of such mailing.2016-2017 RANCHO TRINIDADWILDLIFE REGULATIONSFOR PURPOSES OF THESE REGULATIONS, THE TERM HARVEST AND HUNT ARE INTERCHANGEABLE1. The following laws, regulations, and definitions apply to hunting on the Rancho Trinidad.a. All Federal, State, Local, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and any other applicable laws/regulations.b. RANCHO TRINIDAD Wildlife Regulations in the CC&R’s c. The following RANCHO TRINIDAD annual regulations apply from_____________ 2016 thru ___________________2017.2. Landowners are responsible for the conduct of all hunters on their property.3. Shooting of regulated animals is permitted ONLY from one half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.4. Hunting, scouting, or shooting is NOT allowed off the Landowner’s property, in any developed road easement. The term “scouting” shall specifically include “spotlighting.” 5. Shooting across property lines is NOT allowed without prior written approval of the adjoining Landowner.6. Tracking of wounded animals off the Landowner’s property is NOT permitted without being accompanied by an adjoining landowner.7. Darting, trapping and other capture methods are strictly forbidden without consent from the Rancho Trinidad POA.9. HARVEST/HUNTING TAGSa. Landowners who are considered a “Member in Good Standing” (dues paid, no outstanding fines) will be issued a tag for each animal allowed to be hunted and harvested in accordance with these Wildlife Regulations.b. These one-part tags must be used to report the harvest. The tag must be filled out as soon as the animal is taken and must remain with the animal. Tags for animals harvested must be deposited in the harvest box at the entrance to Rancho Trinidad when the animal leaves the ranch, or after seven days since the animal is taken, whichever occurs first. c. NO animal controlled by these regulations may be harvested without having a tag deposited in the harvest box.d. Previous years’ tags are void and must not be used.10. HUNTING BY IMMEDIATE RELATIVES OR GUESTS--Landowners are not required to be in residence when an immediate relative or guest is hunting. An immediate relative is defined as father/mother, brother/sister, or son/daughter. a. The Landowner is responsible for the hunters even if the Landowner is not present. b. The Landowner must ensure that these immediate relatives are knowledgeable about safety, animal identification, hunting rules, property lines, etc. c. All Regulations in this document must be followed, including those dealing with Harvest/Hunting Tags.11. COMMERCIAL HUNTING is prohibited. Commercial Hunting refers to any direct or indirect fees or gain made from a hunt. Indirect fees would be those such as a barter transaction ie. (“I’ll trade you a sika hunt for building me a fence”).12. Enforcement -- As per the CC&R’s, the Rancho Trinidad Association can fine up to the maximum amount set by the Association per violation of these Regulations. Continued and repeated violations may result in the loss of hunting tags for the year. The authority to collect any fine approved by the Board is described in the CC&R’s.BY-LAWSRANCHO TRINIDAD LANDOWNERS ASSOCIATIONArticle I. Name.The name of the association is the Rancho Trinidad Landowners Association, (hereinafter referred to as "the Association). The association shall be a non-profit corporation operating under the laws of the State of Texas.Article II. DefinitionsSection 2.1. "The Association"shall mean and refer to the Rancho Trinidad Landowners Association, its successors and assigns. The principal office of the Association shall be __________________________.Section 2.2. "Declaration"shall mean and refer to the most recent version of The Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Rancho Trinidad recorded in the Property Records of Edwards County, Texas.Section 2.3. "Properties”shall mean and refer to the Rancho Trinidad Subdivision as defined in the “Declaration” and any properties that have been annexed and added pursuant to that “Declaration”.Section 2.4. "Owner"shall mean and refer to the record Owner, whether one or more persons or entities, of a fee simple Title to any property within the Properties. The foregoing does not include any persons or entities who hold an interest in any property within the Properties merely as security for the performance of an obligation.Article III. PurposesThe purpose of the Association shall be to preserve and maintain the uniform standards and quality of land and wildlife as well as the natural beauty and aesthetic value of the Properties. Pursuant of this purpose, The Association will provide and fulfill all of the functions designated to the Association in the Declaration and the Articles of Incorporation. The Rancho Trinidad Landowners Association is incorporated as a non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Texas. The corporation is delegated and assigned the powers of maintaining and administering the properties and facilities, administering and enforcing the Declaration, and the collection of and disbursement of the assessments and charges as enumerated in the Declaration and the Fees, Fines, and Special Assessments (FF&SAs)."Article IV. Membership and Voting Rights Section 4.1. "Member"shall mean and refer to each owner of a fee simple interest (Owner) in any property within the properties. Each Member shall be entitled to one vote for each acre owned.Section 4.2. “Designated Representative”shall mean and refer to the named individual who must be designated by instrument to act as the representative to the Association for any group ownership interest or corporate ownership interest in real property in Rancho Trinidad.Section 4.3. Voting, Quorums, Ballots, and Notice Requirementsa) A Quorum shall mean the Members or Designated Representatives able to cast at least 50% of the votes in the Association in person or by Absentee Ballot.b) For the purpose of a Quorum any member present at a meeting is counted whether they vote or not.c) An Absentee Ballot for any action or election where the Membership is entitled to vote must be mailed to all Members or Designated Representatives at least twenty (20) days prior to the date of the meeting where the vote is to take place.d) Any action or election by the Members shall require a Quorum and the assent of the Members entitled to cast a majority of those votes in person or by Absentee Ballot.e) Votes intended to overturn a previous action taken within 12 months of the original vote shall require at least as much acreage represented and shall require at least 10% more votes than the action that it will overturn.f) The voting rights of any member shall be suspended when any assessment is unpaid, beginning on the delinquency date.Article V. Board of Directors Section 5.1. Elected OfficersThe affairs of this Association shall be governed by a Board of Directors which shall include Officers elected by the Members, and the chairmen of the Committees. Officers elected by the Members shall include a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. They shall be elected by a majority vote of the Members at the annual Spring meeting to serve for a term of two years.1. PresidentThe president shall preside at meetings of the association and Board and countersign checks with the Treasurer that are over a predetermined limit, appoint committee chairmen, perform all duties pertaining to the office, and be an ex-officio member of all committees.2. Vice President.The vice president shall act as an aid to the president and, in the absence of the president, shall perform the duties of that office.3. SecretaryThe secretary shall keep a permanent record of the meetings of the association and the Board of Directors, a roster of the membership, and a copy of the By-laws.4.Treasurer.The treasurer shall not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year of the Association, furnish to each Member financial statements which shall include a balance sheet and a statement of operations for the year then ended. Such financial statements may, upon approval by the Board of Directors, be audited by the Board of Directors or an appointee of their choice at anytime, and without fail will be audited each year.Section 5.2. Resignation and RemovalThe Board may remove any officer from office, with or without cause. Any officer may resign at any time giving written notice to the Board, the president or the secretary. Such resignation shall take effect on the date of receipt of such notice or at any later time specified therein and, unless otherwise specified therein, the acceptance of such resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.Section 5.3. VacanciesA vacancy in any office, except the President, may be filled by appointment by the Board. The officer appointed to such vacancy shall serve for the remainder of the term of the officer he/she replaces.Section 5.4. ContinuityEach President, upon leaving office, shall serve on the Board for an additional two successive terms to provide continuity,Section 5.5. MeetingsMeetings shall be conducted in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order and any special rules promulgated by the Board or included in these By-Laws.Section 5.6. Special RulesActions or motions authorizing actual expenditures, granting variances, or granting special requests by members shall be presented, discussed, and recorded separately in the minutes as new business and shall not be a part of any committee chair’s report.Article VI. CommitteesThe Board shall create Standing Committees and Special Purpose Committees. Each committee shall consist of a chairperson and up to 9 members. The president shall select committee chairmen and committee members with the approval of the board, their term to be concurrent with the elected officers. The Board, without cause, may remove committee members. A Committee chairperson or Committee Member may resign at any time by giving notice to the Board President or Secretary. Committee plans, announcements and communications to the membership must first be submitted to the Board for approval. Committee membership is voluntary.A. Standing CommitteesStanding Committees shall have the duties and responsibilities assigned to them in the “Declaration”. Where no specific duties or responsibilities are assigned, they shall have such duties and responsibilities as are assigned to them by the Board.a) Architectural Control Committeeb) Wildlife CommitteeB. Special Purpose CommitteesThese committees shall, from time to time, be created by the Board to fulfill special assignments as designated and assigned by the Board. These committees will expire with the enacting Boards’ term of office.Article VII. AmendmentsThese by-laws may be amended by a membership vote as specified in Article IV Section 4.3.Prior to submitting by-laws for membership vote, a committee shall be appointed by the Board to carefully review any changes, draft new by-laws and report on them to the Board.It will require a 2/3-majority affirmative vote by the Board to submit a change in the by-laws to a vote by the full membership.Article VIII. Approval and EffectThese by-laws were approved ______________. These by-laws supersede all prior by-laws.