Section 1. "Association" shall mean and refer to the IRONWOOD COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION OF NORMAL, INC., an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, and its successors and assigns.

Section 2. "Common area" shall mean all real property in which the Association has an easement or ownership interest, or maintains, for the common use and enjoyment of the owners.

Section 3. "Declarant" shall mean County Club Developers, Inc. and its successors and assigns, provided such successors and assigns acquire more than one undeveloped lot from Declarant for the purpose of development.

Section 4. "Lot" shall mean any plot of land shown on the recorded subdivision map referred to above, with the exception of the common area.

Section 5. "Maintenance" shall mean the exercise of reasonable care to keep the entrance sign, berm, landscaping, and other related improvements and fixtures in a condition comparable to their original condition, normal wear and tear accepted. Maintenance of landscaping shall further mean the exercise of generally accepted garden management practices necessary to promote a healthy, weed free environment for optimum plant growth.

Section 6. "Member" shall mean every person or entity who [owns a lot and therefore] holds membership in the Association.

Section 7. "Mortgage" shall mean a conventional mortgage or a deed in trust.

Section 8. "Mortgagee" shall mean a holder of a conventional mortgage or a beneficiary under or holder of a deed in trust.

Section 9. "Owner" shall mean the record owner, whether one or more persons or entities, of a fee simple title to any lot which is a part of the subdivision, or in the event of a contract sale, the contract purchase. The term owner shall not include those holding title merely as security for performance of an obligation.

Section 10. "Subdivision" shall mean the subdivided real property hereinbefore described and such additions thereto as may be brought within the jurisdiction of the Association as hereinafter provided.


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