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Verrado Community In Buckeye Unanimously Passes Banning Sex Offenders

The Verrado community in Buckeye unanimously passed a rule restricting level two and three registered sex offenders from “entering, occupying or using” Verrado community’s common areas.

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A community meeting took place on May 31 in which the Verrado Community Association and Verrado Assembly Boards of Directors approved the rule in “unanimous written consent.”

The resolution was posted on verrado.com under the book of resolutions.

This rule was the result of social media uproar over the community being notified of a level three registered sex offender now living with his parents in Verrado.

Verrado HOA and their Board of Directors cooperated with Buckeye police regarding the incident and communicating the information to their residents.

The Verrado community is not the first to amend its declaration of covenants, conditions, and restrictions to ban registered sex offenders.

The Goodyear community Palm Valley banned sex offenders back in December.

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This is a copy of what the Common Area Restrictions – Level II & III Sex Offenders PDF states.

UNANIMOUS CONSENT RESOLUTION IN LIEU OF MEETING
BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
VERRADO COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.
COMMON AREA RESTRICTIONS – LEVEL TWO AND THREE SEX OFFENDERS

The undersigned constituting all of the members of the Board of Directors of the Verrado
Community Association, Inc. (“Association”), an Arizona nonprofit corporation, hereby take the
following action without a meeting pursuant to A.R.S. §10-3821 and the Bylaws of Verrado
Community Association at Article 3, Section 3.14, which action shall have the same force and
effect as if taken at a meeting.

WHEREAS the Board of Directors is authorized to adopt Rules and Regulations
pursuant to Section 7.2 of the Association’s Charter;
WHEREAS A.R.S. §13-3821 et seq. was adopted on June 1, 1996 (the “Mandatory
Registration Law”);

WHEREAS the Mandatory Registration Law requires certain individuals to register with
the State of Arizona as a sex offender;

WHEREAS the Association has determined that registered sexual or violent offenders
who are classified as level two or level three offenders (“Registrants”) present an unreasonable
danger to the Owners and residents of the Verrado® community due to their access to the
common areas of the Association to which all Owners and residents have shared access and
which expose the Owners, residents, and others (particularly children) to contact with a
Registrant on a frequent and continuing basis;
WHEREAS the Association has concluded that such potential exposure warrants that all
Registrants shall be prohibited from entering, occupying, or using the Association’s common
areas;

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors hereby adopts the
following policy, subject to change from time to time by the Board:
Each owner, member, lessee, resident, guest or any other party present within the
Verrado® community who is classified as a level two or level three offender (a “Registrant”), or
who has been convicted of an offense committed in another jurisdiction that if committed in this
state would be an offense as enumerated in A.R.S. §13-3821, who is required to register pursuant
to A.R.S. §13-3821, and who is classified as a level two or three offender is prohibited from
entering, occupying, or using any of the Association’s common areas including but not limited to
parks, swimming pools, or any other property owned or operated by the Association.
Any violation of this rule shall be subject to all enforcement mechanisms outlined in the
Association’s Charter and other governing documents, or Arizona law, which includes but is not
limited to the imposition of monetary penalties and/or the filing of a lawsuit to seek compliance
with this rule.

Property ownership and sex and violent offender registration information are constantly
changing and may not be updated promptly or accurately by those entities required to maintain
such information data. The Association is not responsible for maintaining this data, and
therefore the Association is not responsible for any errors or inaccuracies in property ownership
or registry information. Nothing in this policy shall create an affirmative duty on the Association
to monitor or inform residents of the presence of a sex or violent offender in the Association, nor
does it establish any affirmative duty on the Association to pursue injunctive relief or to enforce
any other provision of this policy. Therefore, the Association shall not be liable to any Owner,
resident, occupant, guest or other invitee as the result of the Association’s failure, or alleged
failure, whether negligent, intentional or otherwise, to monitor for the presence of sex or violent
offenders in the Association, to notify any Owner, resident, occupant, guest or other invitee of
the presence, residency or occupancy of a Registrant in the Verrado® community or to pursue
injunctive relief or to enforce any provision of this policy. Residents concerned about the
presence of Registrants in the Verrado® community are charged with the duty and responsibility
to regularly monitor on their own all mandatory online registries for such information.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned members of the Board of Directors of the
Verrado Community Association, Inc., an Arizona nonprofit corporation, attest that the
foregoing Resolution was adopted by the unanimous consent of the Board of Directors of the
corporation without a meeting pursuant to A.R.S. §10-3821, which action shall have the same
force and effect as if taken at a meeting.
Dated effective as of the 31 st day of May, 2017.
DIRECTORS:


Todd Hornback


Suzanne Walden-Wells


Darrell J. Mead