Thank you for your additional information, and yes, I understand about having wonderful neighbors who keep cows and other livestock on their property, lol, :)
1. Before I started my private practice, I was Assisting Counsel, Underwriting and Claims for a major title company on the East Coast. My first suggestion is to file a claim with the title insurance company. Their title search should have picked up the fact that the property you were buying was subject to a Declaration (C,C&Rs) and By-Laws. They must compensate you for the loss in value to your property because of this.
However, that does not solve your problem of repairing the streets. The next two suggestions are the only ones available, but they entail reviving the HOA, even if it is only to dissolve it. So, you would either revive it and keep it as a functioning, on-going organization, reviving it just to take a vote to dissolve the HOA and the Declarations (C,C&Rs) which would automatically dissolve the By-Laws
2. You can revive the HOA by calling a Special Meeting. Anyone can call for a Special Meeting if certain rules are observed:
(a) A Notice of a Special Meeting must be given to all members, whether they live there or not, either by hand delivery or by mail;
(b) The Notice must state the purpose of the Special Meeting which in this case is "Election of Officers, reviving the HOA, levying an assessment on all owners for street repair;
(b-1) Or, if you want to dissolve the HOA, then that would be the stated purpose along with dissolving the Declaration (C,C&Rs);
(c) The Notice must state the date, time, and location of the Special Meeting;
(d) The Notice must include the Agenda for the Special Meeting which would be the same as (b), above, but they would still have to be listed again, but under "Agenda";
(e) The Notice should include the names of the people who are running for office,
If you cannot get anybody to run for any office, you can put your name down as running for president
3. The next alternative would be to take all the steps in Number 2, above, except that the "Purpose" and the "Agenda" would be to dedicate the streets in your community to the township, municipality, or whatever the governmental body is called. By dedicating the streets, the governmental body would then be responsible for their repair and maintenance. If this is voted on, then you would have to talk to the governmental body about accepting the dedication. This would have to be voted on by either the City Council, or other governmental agency responsible for accepting street dedications.
Once that is done, you can decide if you want to keep the HOA revived, or dissolved. It is really best to keep it alive because this is a community and it sounds like it really does need a lot of direction and that would be supplied by the Officers and if the By-Laws provide for a Board of Directors, then the Board would also participate in directing the affairs of the community.
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