2002 Innis Arden Community Survey
328 of 538 shareholders responded

1a. How  important to you is each of the following about living in Innis  Arden?
1=not important; 2=somewhat  important; 3=important; 4=very important; 5=extremely important

Average

N/A (no answer)

not
important

somewhat important

important

very important

extremely
important

Community activities

2.54

12

48

114

102

40

12

Pool

3.07

9

84

43

42

68

82

Tennis courts & playground

2.8

11

64

75

72

61

45

Protective covenants

4.13

10

8

26

55

57

172

Reserves

3.72

11

13

36

84

79

105

View of Sound and mountains

4.29

4

13

21

34

47

209

1b. What else do  you find important not listed above? (below)

2. How important  to you is it that Innis Arden sponsors the following?
1=not important; 2=somewhat important; 3=important; 4=very important; 5=extremely important

Average

N/A(no answer)

not important

somewhat important

important

very important

extremely
important

Bulletin

3.59

6

2

38

110

113

59

Family Activities

2.63

12

50

93

107

55

11

Children’s Activities

2.61

15

61

82

103

52

15

Athletic Activities

2.47

21

73

96

82

32

24

Interest Groups

2.17

20

84

122

72

25

5

Community Gatherings

2.65

8

44

102

106

59

9

Block Parties

2.22

21

87

106

79

28

7

Volunteering

2.73

25

44

77

115

50

17

Communication (phone tree)

2.65

22

48

97

94

47

20

Web site

2.57

20

65

90

81

55

17


3. What should be done with the Clubhouse? 4. How important to you is it to improve access to the beach at the mouth of Boeing Creek?
No answer
Maintain as is
Build a new Clubhouse
Make major improvements
Make minor improvements
16
112
36
62
102
No answer
Not important
Somewhat important
Important
Very important
Extremely important
7
134
67
61
36
23

5. How important to you is it to develop the following in the Reserves?
1=not important; 2=somewhat important; 3=important; 4=very important; 5=extremely important

Average

N/A
(no answer)

not important

somewhat important

important

very important

extremely
important

Play area for children

1.75

15

185

56

43

22

7

Trails for walking

3.1

11

37

53

114

68

45

Wildlife habitat preservation

3.2

13

37

64

87

58

69

Lowered canopy for views

3.2

17

63

48

58

38

104

View corridors

3.2

22

59

51

61

45

90

Nature trail signage

1.9

19

144

88

47

24

6

Community educational activities

2.1

16

105

107

73

20

7

Tree protection

2.7

13

73

87

68

45

42


6. What maintenance expenditures within our Reserves should be paid for through your dues?

Trails and their maintenance
Control/removal of invasive species
Maintenance of stream banks to reduce erosion
Re-vegetation of areas lacking significant plant cover
Maintaining trees (pruning, removal of dead/diseased wood, etc)

209
151
185
119
173

7.  Our budgetfor 2002 is $129,056.  Of that approximately 60% are fixed costs, leaving 40% (about $52,000) for discretionary expenditures.  How would you allocate your discretionary dues among the following? (Should total 100 points. Data entry invalidated those answers that didn’t total 100.)


Restore
Sound/mountain view obstructed by the Reserves while preserving some significant
trees
Improve the Clubhouse
Maintain the Reserves
Improve the
playfield
Beautify the entrances (for example, lights, signage,
plantings)
Average
31.14
22.00
23.90
10.80
12.16100.00

8. Regarding views, how important to you are the following?
1=not important; 2=somewhat important; 3=important; 4=very important; 5=extremely important

Average

N/A(no answer)

not important

somewhat important

important

very important

extremely
important

Sound and mountain
view

4.12

12

24

21

39

40

192

Combination of
trees and Sound and mountain view

3.22

26

44

58

66

55

79

View of
trees

2.33

35

105

75

52

33

28

9. When you bought your house, did you have Sound and/or mountain view?
2 N/A     264  Yes    62  No

If no, do you believe your house has some potential for a view?
20  Yes    43  No

            If
both of your answers are no, please skip to question 13.

(7 responses, which  were ‘no’ to the first question and ‘no’ to the second question, were invalidated for Q10-Q12)

10. How is your view now?

N/A
Better
About the same
Less
No longer have a view
47
28
118
120
15

11. Is your Sound and/or mountain view obstructed by trees in a Reserve area?
58 N/A  137 Yes  133 No

If yes: (7 responses, which were ‘no’ to this question, were invalidated for Q11)

  • If it were possible, would you like to have a view?   105 Yes    10  No
  • Would you like some trees preserved even if they were in your view?   71 Yes     53  No
  • Would you prefer to leave the trees as they are?   25  Yes     97  No

12. Is your Sound and/or mountain view obstructed by the tree(s) of a neighbor?
61 N/A  184  Yes    83 No

If yes, would you like a view?   202 N/A 112 Yes     14 No

If yes: (4 responses, which were ‘no’ to this question, were invalidated for Q12)

How have you tried to resolve this issue? (please select all that apply)

  • 98         I contacted the neighbor for action and:     30  it worked    60  it didn’t work
  • 50         Offered to do the work myself and:            19  it worked    26  it didn’t work
  • 52         Offered to help financially and:                  17  it worked    33  it didn’t work
  • 21         By legal action                                           5  it worked    11  it didn’t work
  • 54         Didn’t do anything
  • Has this issue gone to court?                                       22  Yes    86   No
  • Has the special master ruled on these trees previously?    27  Yes    64   No

13. If any Sound and/or mountain view restoration could be done in the Reserves, how should it be paid for?

N/A
By the Board through your dues
By those homeowners who benefit
Combination of dues and homeowners who benefit
12
33
144
139

14. Do you think resolving the “view” issue would improve relationships among neighbors?
44 N/A    221 Yes    63  No

If yes, how do you think the view issue could be resolved: (7 responses which were ‘no’ were invalidated for remaining questions in Q14)

Board
Action
Court
Action
Revive the Special Master
procedure
Re-write the view
covenant
Institute binding
arbitration

103
23
35
72
78


15. Each month the Bulletin is posted on our Web site: www.innisarden.com. It would save dues money if residents were willing to read the Bulletin from the Web site rather than having the Bulletin mailed to them. Would you be willing to use the Web site for this purpose?
18 N/A    179  Yes    131 No

16. How important is it to you that the Board initiate strategies to control traffic speed on our streets? 17. What are the best ways to control traffic speed?
N/A
Not
important
Somewhat important
Important
Very important
Extremely important
2
38
58
65
77
88
Stop
signs
Speed
limit signs
Roundabouts
Speed bumps
159
96
76
159

18. Do you/your family regularly walk, jog or bicycle in Innis Arden?
6 N/A    265 Yes    57  No

19. Over all, how safe do you think Innis Arden streets are for walking, jogging and bicycling?

N/A
Completely
safe
Somewhat safe
Unsafe
No opinion

8
27
196
90
7

20. Do you favor adding sidewalks or compacted gravel paths to some streets in Innis Arden to improve pedestrian safety?
15 N/A    181  Yes    132  No

If yes, would you be willing to be assessed by the City for the expense involved?
137   Yes      40  No

(70 responses which were ‘no’ to the first question were invalidated for the second question. This is a significant number and had they not been invalidated, the results would have been: 137   Yes     110 No)

21. How likely are you to participate in a Block Watch program in Innis Arden? 22. In case of emergency or to promote safety, how likely are you to participate in a telephone or email tree?
N/A
Definitely
yes
Probably
Might or might not
Probably not
Definitely
not
10
108
109
53
42
6
N/A
Definitely
yes
Probably
Might or might not
Probably not
Definitely
not
9
123
107
48
32
9
23. The Innis Arden covenants are over 50 years old. The Club attorney has recommended that they be updated. Would you vote for or against having the covenants reviewed and revised? 24. How likely would you be to advertise in an “Innis Arden Yellow Pages” telephone book?
N/A
For revision
Against
revision
45
188
95
N/A
Definitely
yes
Probably
Might or might not
Probably not
Definitely
not
5
18
16
49
103
137

 

Q1b What else do you find important not listed above?

Speed bumps to slow traffic.
Maintaining property value, Privacy – Blending VIEW & GREEN – Allowing Renovation.
Traffic safety – pedestrian, bicycle, pets.
Take care of entrance – flower beds etc.
Safe walking.
Traffic safety; crime prevention; create/preserve solar energy.
That neighbors respect the right of adjoining properties to have a view without being encumbered by trees that clearly violate covenants.
Cutting all vegetation back to lot line to provide Auto and pedestrian safety.
Schools – very important.
Replacing the ugly Jersey barriers North of 167th on I.A. Way. Boring Creek Trail and the bleach! (Is that included in the reserves?)
Owners piling yard debris on the back of their properties, attracting mountain beavers and other rodents.
Safe streets, quiet.
Combined view of mountains and trees.
Quiet.
Safety, maintain property values, privacy, large lot size.
Sense of community, people know each other & look out for each other. Families want to live here.
I think cars should be garaged & boats trailers etc. should be out of sight – for 25yrs my neighbor has not compiled.
Through traffic & speeding traffic – extremely important.
At dawn trees blocking views – or at least top them.
View covenant enforcement #5.
Vehicle traffic.
Good neighbor relations.
Enforcing covenants, i.e. yard maintenance, oversized vacation vehicles, safety.
Traffic control.
Age – a determining factor, as well as condition.
General amenity, nearby stream and woods.
Traffic.
Use lot 1 survey for response to lot 2. I pay dues on both properties so am entitled to two separate counting!
I.A. provides a rural oasis in the middle of an urban world!! As a quality community, making it attractive for diverse reasons to want to like here are all very iimportant.
See IA facts on map side of IA map and covenants #6. 52 acres of private parks. Please go back to referring to them as parks as was in the original intent & wording as to its use for parks, bridle trails, play grounds & other purposes. Let’s have a say
“Sense of Community.”
Side walks!
Side walks!

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