1.1 Words Defined. The following words, when used in this Declaration or in any Supplementary Declaration (unless the context shall prohibit), shall have the following meanings:
1.1.1 "Association" shall mean Marchini Meadows Homeowners Association, a Washington nonprofit corporation, its successors and assigns.
1.1.2 "Board of Directors" or "Board" of the Association shall be the appointed or elected body, as applicable, having its normal meaning under Washington law.
1.1.3 "Bylaws" shall refer to the Bylaws of the Marchini Meadows Homeowners Association.
1.1.4 "Common Areas" shall mean any and all real and personal property and easements and other interests therein, together with the facilities and improvements located thereon as designated on the final plat of the Community or as otherwise conveyed to the Association for the common use and enjoyment of the Owners.
1.1.5 "Community" shall mean and refer to that certain real property and interest therein described in Article 2, and such additions thereto as may be made by Declarant by Supplementary Declaration.
1.1.6 "Community-Wide Standard" shall mean the standard of conduct, maintenance, or other activity generally prevailing in the Community. Such standard may be more specifically determined by the Board of Directors of the Association. Such determination, however, shall generally be made with reference to the standards originally established by the Declarant.
1.1.7 "Declarant" shall mean and refer to Harbour Homes, Inc. and its successors-in-title and assigns, provided any such successor-in-title or assign shall acquire for the purpose of development or sale all or any portion of the remaining undeveloped or unsold portions of the real property described in Article 2, and provided further, in the instrument of conveyance to any such successor-in-title or assign, such successor-in-title or assign is designated as the "Declarant" hereunder by the grantor of such conveyance, which grantor shall be the "Declarant" hereunder at the time of such conveyance; provided, further, upon such designation of such successor Declarant, all rights of the former Declarant in and to such status as "Declarant" hereunder shall cease, it being understood that as to all of the property described in Article 2, which is now subjected to this Declaration, there shall be only one "Declarant" hereunder at any one point in time.
1.1.8 "Development Period" shall mean that period of time beginning on the date this Declaration is recorded in the records of King County and ending on the earliest to occur of (i) five (5) years from the date of recording of this Declaration; or (ii) the date Declarant holds a special meeting of the Association, in accordance with the Bylaws, for the purpose of transitioning the management of the Association from the Declarant to the Owners, or (iii) the date 120 days after Declarant has conveyed 75% of the lots within the Community.
1.1.9 "Governing Documents" shall mean and refer to this Declaration, the Articles of Incorporation (if any) and Bylaws of the Association, and rules and regulations (if any) of the Community adopted by the Board, as any of the foregoing may be amended from time to time.
1.1.10 "Lot" shall mean any plot of land within the Community, whether or not improvements are constructed thereon, which constitutes or will constitute, after the construction of improvements, a residential dwelling site as shown on a plat recorded in the records of King County.
1.1.11 "Mortgage" means any mortgage, deed of trust, and any and all other similar instruments used for the purpose of encumbering real property in the Community as security for the payment or satisfaction of an obligation.
1.1.12 "Mortgagee" shall mean the holder of a Mortgage.
1.1.13 "Occupant" shall mean any Person occupying all or any portion of a residence or other property located within the Community for any period of time, regardless of whether such Person is a tenant or the Owner of such property.
1.1.14 "Owner" shall mean and refer to the record owner, whether one or more Persons, of the fee simple title to any Lot located within the Community, excluding, however, any Person holding such interest merely as security for the payment or satisfaction of an obligation.
1.1.15 "Person" means any natural person, as well as a corporation, joint venture, partnership (general or limited), association, trust, or other legal entity.
1.1.16 "Plat" means the recorded final subdivision plat of Marchini Meadows at Lea Hill as described more fully in Article 2.
1.1.17 "Single Family" shall mean a single housekeeping unit, without regard to the construction type or ownership of such unit, that includes not more than four (4) adults who are legally unrelated.
1.1.18 "Supplementary Declaration" means an amendment or supplement to this Declaration which subjects additional property to this Declaration or that imposes, expressly or by reference, additional or modified restrictions and obligations on the land described therein.
1.1.19 "Total Association Vote" means all of the votes attributable to members of the Association (including votes of Declarant).