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Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws Update

The Old North St. Louis Restoration Group is making a few changes to our articles of incorporation and bylaws to bring them up to standards needed to continue work that addresses neighborhood vacancy. You can view the direct changes listed here and download the full bylaws at the link below.

Changes to Articles of Incorporation

(a) amended Article 5 to state as follows:
                                                                
“5.    This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding section(s) of any future federal tax code) which shall include but not be limited to benefiting the Old North Neighborhood of Saint Louis, Missouri, the general boundaries of which are defined as the area bounded by Palm Street to the North, Interstate 70 to the East, Cass Avenue to the South, and North Florissant Avenue to the West, the entire area of which is located within the City of Saint Louis (the “Neighborhood”) by:

a.    combatting community deterioration within the Neighborhood, including, without limitation, by exercising rights and remedies (such as the filing of suit and institution of a receivership) to address abandoned property, property constituting a nuisance, and property violating zoning or other laws,

b.    promoting the preservation, conservation, stabilization, maintenance, restoration, rehabilitation and improvement of residential and other property in the Neighborhood, 

c.    encouraging development and private investment in the Neighborhood, 

d.    preserving and protecting residential and community property values within the Neighborhood pursuant to RSMo. §§ 82.1025 et seq., RSMo.§ 89.491, RSMo. §§ 441.500 et seq. and RSMo. §§ 447.620 et seq.,

e.    providing and enhancing housing opportunities within the Neighborhood and otherwise serving the community by stabilizing and improving the Neighborhood, including, without limitation, by serving as a neighborhood organization, community organization, homeowner and community improvement association, or similar organization or association as contemplated by RSMo. § 32.105, RSMo. § 82.1027, RSMo.§ 89.491, RSMo. § 355.025, and RSMo. § 447.620, and providing for the governance and administration of property within the Neighborhood in connection therewith,

f.    performing community and economic development activities within the Neighborhood pursuant to RSMo. §§ 441.500 et seq., including, without limitation, by serving as a local housing corporation pursuant to RSMo. §§ 441.500-441.643, 

g.    working for the improvement and betterment of the Neighborhood community, and 

h.    engaging in activities and endeavors incidental to accomplishing or furthering the foregoing purposes and all other purposes for this corporation as described in this Article 5.

Subject to the foregoing, this corporation may engage in any lawful activity for which corporations may be organized under the Missouri Nonprofit Corporation Act.”

(b) added new subsection E to Article 6 that reads, in its entirety, as follows:
“This corporation is a public benefit corporation.”

(c) added new subsection F to Article 6 that reads, in its entirety, as follows:
“This corporation shall have members.”