WOODSWORTH HOUSING CO-OPERATIVE, INC.
THE RULES BY-LAW (No. 19)
Adopted August 27, 1979; Passed 23 August 1980;
Renamed Schedule A of Original Occupancy By-law No.2
to The Rules By-law No. 19 – Passed 22 March 1990; Consolidated up to April 2010 and adopted by the members on September 30, 2010. Amended on September 23, 2013 by By-law 75.
ARTICLE I — GENERAL RULES
Residents may not negotiate any cable television service from any source other than the Co-op's authorized supplier.
ARTICLE II — PET RULES
Members are allowed to keep pets in the Co-op. Pets must not interfere with another member's use or enjoyment of his/her unit or common areas.
Pets that are normally contained in a cage, tank or other container may be kept in reasonable quantities and do not have to be registered with the Co-op. Examples of contained pets are birds, fish and small rodents.
No exotic pet may be kept by any member in the co-operative. The definition of an "exotic pet" will be left to the discretion of the Board.
No household may have more than two adult pets (eight months or older), except as provided in paragraph 2.
Except as provided in paragraph 2, all pets must be registered with the Co-op.
Each member wishing to register a pet must sign an agreement to abide by this Policy and any decision made by the Board regarding his/her pet. Before signing the agreement, the member must provide, for each pet, the following information to be appended to the agreement: type of animal, name (if any), month and year of birth, description and a picture, plus such other information as the Co-op may require.
Condition of Animals
Pet owners must protect their pets against parasites (including fleas) and diseases. A certificate of inoculation against rabies and distemper for all mammals, plus F.E.R. for cats and hepatitis for dogs, must be filed with the Co-op at the time the pet is registered or when it has reached three months of age, and annually thereafter.
All pets six months of age or older must be spayed or neutered, unless they are being used for authorized breeding purposes, according to sub-paragraph (e). A certificate indicating that the spaying or neutering has taken place, issued by the Humane Society or a licensed veterinarian, must be filed with the Co-op when a pet is registered or within one month of the pet turning six months of age.
The requirement for inoculation, spaying or neutering of a pet may be waived or postponed, as appropriate, if the desirability of such waiver or postponement is confirmed in writing by the Humane Society or a licensed veterinarian. In such case, the pet must be kept inside the owner's unit, or under strict control when outside the unit.
If a certificate referred to in sub-paragraph (a) or (b) is not available because a member has owned a pet for a considerable length of time, then the certificate may be replaced by a written declaration that the pet has been inoculated, spayed or neutered, as appropriate.
Pets may remain unneutered or unspayed for breeding purposes, but only with the express permission in writing of the Co-op. Permission will only be granted to the owners of purebred pets and operators of licensed catteries. Breeding papers and proof of cattery registration must be filed with the Co-op before such an exemption will be granted.
STOOP AND SCOOP! A member must clean up any mess created by his/her pet through natural body functions or otherwise.
A member must repair any damage to the property of the Co-op or another member caused by his/her pet.
A member must control his/her pet to prevent any unnecessary noise, or noise that disturbs other members.
Dogs are only allowed in the common areas of the Co-op attended and on a leash. Dogs are allowed in the backyards of the units only if properly secured and there is a responsible person in the unit.
Cats may run loose, but if a cat creates a nuisance, it must be kept in the owner's unit.
Complaints and Penalties (amended April 23, 1980)
A complaint may be made by either a member or by an employee of the Co-op. Such complaints should be put in writing and submitted to the Co-op.
For the first complaint, the Co-op will send a written warning;
for the second complaint, a fine will be levied as set by the members of the Co-op;
for any subsequent complaint, the member will be served with a Notice to Appear (NTA) at a specific meeting of the Board to explain why s/he should not have his/her occupancy terminated; and
A member may appeal a warning or a fine directly to the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE III — HEALTH AND SAFETY RULES
Residents must not store gasoline, oil, large quantities of paint or other highly flammable or dangerous materials in their units. Residents shall not do or permit anything to be done in their premises which will significantly increase the risk of fire.
Residents must not obstruct or permit anything to obstruct the fire exits, stairwells, corridors, entry passages, and public thoroughfares.
Smoke detectors must not be disconnected or painted.
Garbage (amended April 23, 1980)
Townhouse residents and street access residents must place garbage on the street only on collection days.
Apartment residents must place garbage in the chutes provided. All garbage must be in securely tied bags which are small enough to fit down the chute. No garbage may be left in the hallways or garbage chute rooms.
Newspapers and magazines must be bundled securely with string. Apartment residents must place bundled newspapers, magazines, bottles and cans in the collection depot designated by the Co-op. Do not put newspapers, magazines, bottles and cans in the garbage chutes. Street access units should place bundled newspapers on the street for Wednesday newspaper pick up.
Large items (e.g. unwanted furniture): Apartment residents must be disposed of these items in the area designated by the Co-op. Street units should phone the City Garbage Collection for pick up.
No trash, garbage or unsightly debris should be stored on balconies, porches, patios, backyards, under porch steps or in doorways. Members with street access units should keep their front area clean. Members with yards or patios should keep them clean and free of trash, and those with pets must keep yards clean and free of animal feces.
No resident, including children, shall litter any common area of the Co-op: halls, stairs, sidewalks, roads, parking garage, etc. No resident shall throw garbage or shake rugs or mops from windows or balconies, or in hallways.
Garbage put anywhere except in designated areas is contrary to Co-op rules and City ordinances.
In the event of a serious bug problem in a building, the Co-op will have the right to order extermination services carried out in the whole building.
If members are incapable of preparing for extermination services, the Co-op will provide assistance.
Vehicle engines must not be left running in the underground garage.
Vehicle maintenance must not be done in the underground garage. This includes washing, oil changes, repairs, etc.
Children are not to play in the underground garage, on the ramp or on the retaining wall around the ramp.
Consolidated up to April 2010 and adopted by the members on September 30, 2010.