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Development Committee By-laws.

The Kingsway District is a neighborhood designation of the 18th Ward of the City of St. Louis. The Kingsway District is bounded by Page Boulevard on the north; Kingshighway Boulevard to the west; Delmar Boulevard on the south and Taylor Ave to the east.


  1. Article 1- Name, Organization, and Purpose

  2. Name: The committee shall be known as the Park Place HED (PPHED) Development Committee.

  3. Organization: The PPHED Development Committee is overseen by Kingsway Development, the neighborhood development corporation for the 18th Ward of the City of St. Louis.

  4. Purpose: The PPHED Development Committee’s purpose is to:

  5. Review development plan submissions to Kingsway Development.

  6. Provide community feedback regarding projects and pass formal recommendations when required back to Kingsway Development.

  7. Provide community feedback regarding projects and pass formal recommendations when required back to Kingsway Development.

  8. Article 2- Membership

  9. Member Eligibility: Persons eligible for membership shall:

  10. reside within the geographic boundaries of the Fountain Park and Lewis Place neighborhoods; or,

  11. own property within the geographic boundaries of the Fountain Park and Lewis Place neighborhoods;

  12. Total Membership: At any given point in time, the committee shall be comprised of a minimum of five (5) members and a maximum of fifteen (15) members.

  13. Membership Process: Any person fulfilling the above eligibility requirement shall proceed as follows to become an active member of the committee:

  14. notify the organization responsible for committee oversight of one’s interest in committee membership;

  15. upon notification of membership interest, receive written invitation to attend the committee’s most approximate, general monthly meeting and be placed on the committee agenda for introduction;

  16. upon notification of membership interest, also receive a copy of Article 2 of the committee by-laws;

  17. after attending one general, monthly meeting, submit the one-page application and proof of membership eligibility to the organization responsible for oversight of the committee; and,

  18. within three weeks of submitting such documents, receive from the committee chair a letter of invitation to join the committee and a committee code of conduct to be signed by applicant, in person, at the most approximate, upcoming meeting; and,

  19. following receipt of invitation letter, attend most approximate, upcoming general meeting, as stated in letter, and, at new member’s first attendance at general, monthly meeting, sign committee code of conduct.

  20. Membership Postponed or Denied: Membership may be postponed or denied based on the following:

  21. 2.4.1 Postponed: in the event that the committee is comprised of the maximum of fifteen (15) members.

  22. In such case, the applicant will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified by the committee by letter when membership is comprised of less than fifteen (15) persons.

  23. Members placed on the waiting list shall be notified and reviewed in order of their official notification of membership interest to the committee chair or oversight organization.

  24. Postponed: in the event that the interested person does not complete any part of the process as outlined in these committee by-laws.

  25. In such case, the committee is not held responsible for continuing the membership review process and the interested person is responsible for re-initiating the membership process from the beginning as outlined in these committee by-laws.

  26. Denied: in the event that the applicant does not fulfill the eligibility requirements and/or does not provide proof of eligibility as stated in these committee by-laws.

  27. In such case, the applicant will receive a letter stating that eligibility requirements were not met or evidenced, and that committee membership is denied.

  28. Denied: in the event that the applicant does not agree to abide by the committee code of conduct.

  29. In such case, the applicant will receive a letter stating that membership is denied based on the applicant’s failure to agree and sign to the committee code of conduct.

  30. Equal Opportunity Membership: No one fulfilling eligibility requirement and due process as stated in these committee by-laws shall be denied committee membership based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, class or income.

  31. Voting Members: All committee members shall be eligible to vote.

  32. Non-voting Members: Staff of oversight organization shall be non-voting members.

  33. Membership Duration: Committee members may remain members for a consecutive 1 year, with no present limit on maximum duration.

  34. Causes for Removal from Committee Membership: Any member of the committee, officers or general members, shall be subject to removal by committee vote in the following cases:

  35. failure to abide by the committee’s code of conduct;

  36. failure to attend 2/3 or more of the general monthly meetings during one calendar year;

  37. malfeasance or illegal activity;

  38. Removal Process: The committee shall proceed as follows to remove any member who has given cause for removal from membership based on the committee by-laws:

  39. Withdraw voting privileges and opt former member’s seat for vacancy.

  40. Article 3-Officers and Duties

  41. Officers: The FPSE Development Committee officers shall consist of a Chair and a Vice Chair.

  42. Term of Office: Each officer shall be elected to a one (1) year term and continuing until their successors are duly elected and installed in office.

  43. Eligibility: Officers must be permanent residents of the defined community with intent to remain a resident for the duration of their term and half attended at least 2/3 of committee meetings for a calendar year prior to their eligibility.

  44. Article 4-Duties of Officers:

  45. Chair: The Chair will conduct all meetings; serve as a spokesperson for the PPHEDDC when required; appoint sub-committees not otherwise defined in the bylaws with committee approval; follow-up on formal actions, decisions, and committee activities; sign all outgoing communications and correspondence; and review monthly agenda with oversight organization staff.

  46. Vice Chair: The Vice Chair will conduct all meetings in the absence of the Chair; perform other duties as assigned by the Chair; assist the Chair in carrying out the policies and objectives of the committee; and review monthly agenda with oversight organization staff.

  47. Article 5- Meetings

  48. Quorum/Majority/Voting: At all meetings of the Professional Development Committee, the presence of the majority of members in office shall constitute a quorum. In addition to those members who are present in person at a meeting, members shall be deemed as present at such meeting if a telephone or other communication equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other at the same time is used. The act of a majority of the members at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the Professional Development Committee.


For any questions or comments, contact our development committee at Development@parkplacehed.org


Portions of document content have been copied from http://www.lakelandgov.net/Portals/commdev/Planning%20Division/Neighborhood%20Planning/NAC%20%20Bylaws.pdf




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