We have scheduled a Special Meeting of the Members of the Orleans Conservation Trust for Thursday, May 29th, from 4:30 to 7pm at the Council on Aging in Orleans so that we can present the revised DRAFT Declaration of Trust, answer questions and receive input from our Members. This meeting is also in response to a Members’ request for such a meeting on this topic that the Board received last Fall. Since then the Board has been working diligently to update the Declaration of Trust and to update the Board’s Policies & Procedures so that we have a modern, comprehensive set of governing documents designed to meet the needs of a land trust with a broadly diversified membership.
Below are two links, those being:
- Declaration of Trust- Original Language vs. Draft Revised Language
- Guide for Reviewing Declaration of Trust Proposed Changes 5-9-2014
By clicking these links you will be able to download and print a pdf document showing the language associated with our original and the revised draft Declaration of Trust, and a “review guide” to help you understand the focus of each Article of the Declaration of Trust, and the nature of the proposed changes. The “review guide” also provides a reference to an IRS publication on “Suggested Language for Trusts”If you would prefer, you may arrange to obtain copies of the documents by contacting the Trust office at 508-255-0183.
We will make every effort to address all comments and questions received prior to, during and subsequent to the Special Meeting on May 29th. All comments and questions related to the draft Declaration of Trust will be due by June 10 so that we can finalize the document for a Membership vote in concert with the Annual Meeting on August 26, 2014. To ensure the accurate recording of any comments and questions, please submit your comments and questions in writing via email as noted below, or U.S. mail (addressed to the OCT, P.O. Box 1078, East Orleans, MA 02643), or dropped off at our office on the mezzanine of the Santander Bank at 51 Main Street, Orleans
Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions, please contact OCT Director Kris Ramsay at 508-255-0183 or email Kramsay@OrleansConservationTrust.org.