Section 6. Powers and Duties of the Association

(1) The Association shall have the following powers and mandatory duties:

(a) To care for, spray, trim, protect and replant trees on all streets and in other public places where trees have once been planted, when such services are not available from any public source; and to care for, protect and replant shrubbery, and re-sow grass and replace sod in the parks which are in the streets and in any parks set aside for the general use of the owners in the district, or to which such owners have access and the use thereof.

(b) To provide for the maintenance of any tennis courts, playgrounds, pedestrian ways, gateways, entrances, drinking fountains, and ornamental features now existing or which may hereafter be erected or created in said district in any public street or park, or on any land set aside for the general use of the owners in the district, or to which all of such owners have access and the use thereof; and also to provide for the maintenance of any streams and natural watercourses within the district.

(c) To provide for the operation and maintenance of swimming facilities which may hereafter be erected, for the exclusive use and enjoyment of members of the Association and members of their families who reside in the district, and establish rules for the use and management of such facilities.

(d) To acquire and own the title to such real estate as may be reasonably necessary in order to carry out the purposes of the Association, and to pay taxes on such real estate as may be owned by it; and to pay such taxes as may be assessed against land in the public, or semi-public places within the district.

(e) To levy and collect the assessments which are provided for in this Declaration.

(2) The Association shall have the following additional powers and duties which it may exercise and perform whenever in its discretion it may deem necessary or desirable, to-wit:

(a) To enforce, either in its own name or in the mane of any owner within the district, any or all building restrictions which may have been heretofore or may hereafter be imposed upon any of the land in such district, either in the form as originally placed thereon or as modified subsequently thereto; provided, however, that this right of enforcement shall not serve to prevent such changes, releases or modifications of restrictions or reservations being made by the parties having the right to make such changes, releases or modifications as are permissible in the deeds, declarations , contracts or plats in which such restrictions and reservations are set forth, nor shall it serve to prevent the assignment of those rights by the proper parties, wherever and whenever such rights of assignment exist, The expenses and cost of any enforcement proceedings shall be paid out of the general fund of the Association as herein provided for. Nothing herein contained shall be deemed or construed to prevent any owner having the contractual right to do so from enforcing in his own mane any such restrictions.

(b) To manage and control as trustee for its members all public improvements upon and to the land in the district, or improvements in public places, provided that such management and control of said improvements shall at all times be subject to that had and exercised by any City, Township, County and State, or any of them in which the land within the district is located.

(c) To provide for the collection and disposal of rubbish and garbage, when adequate services of that type are not available from any public source.

(d) To mow, care for, maintain and remove rubbish from vacant and unimproved property and to do any other things necessary or desirable in the judgment of the officers of the Association to keep any vacant and unimproved property and the parking in front of any property in the district neat in appearance and in good order.

(e) To provide for the plowing and removal of snow from sidewalks and streets, when such services are not available from any public source.

(f) To provide such lights as the Association may deem advisable on streets, parks, parkings, pedestrian ways, gateways, entrances or other features, and in other public or semi-public places, when such facilities are not available from any public source.

(g) To provide for the cleaning of streets, gutters, catch basins, sidewalks and pedestrian ways, and for the repair and maintenance of storm sewers and appurtenant drainage facilities, when such services are not available from any public source.

(h) To erect and maintain signs for the marking of streets and safety signs for the protection of children and other persons, when such signs are not available from any public source.

(i) To employ duly qualified peace officers for the purpose of providing such police protection as the Association may deem necessary or desirable in addition to that rendered by public authorities.

(j) To exercise control over such easements as it may acquire from time to time.