|Homeowner Survey Results|
Nellie Gail Ranch Owners Association
1) Do you feel it is important to keep the original ranch theme of the community?
441 Yes 67 No 21 No Opinion 15 Declined to Answer
2) Are you aware that architectural guidelines in effect from 1996 to 2005 specifically allowed for the following uses in the “open space” portion of your lot: “swimming pools; children’s play areas; single story recreational, storage or agricultural buildings; horse stables and corrals; tennis and sports courts”?
375 Yes 129 No 32 No Opinion 8 Declined to Answer
3) Do you feel that our community’s original unique open space design with the undeveloped hills directly relates to our home values and the value of the community?
456 Yes 61 No 18 No Opinion 9 Declined to Answer
4) Many residents feel that the removal of property rights in 2005 leaves Nellie Gail at great legal risk. Do you agree?
234 Yes 83 No 181 No Opinion 46 Declined to Answer
5) Do you believe “open space” on the lots people own should be primarily for the owners of those lots to develop and use for their recreational pleasure?
404 Yes 106 No 20 No Opinion 14 Declined to Answer
6) Do you believe greater consideration should be given to providing an ambiance of openness for the entire community of Nellie Gail relative to personal enjoyment of the property?
268 Yes 179 No 66 No Opinion 31 Declined to Answer
7) Do you object to the use of natural, native plants in place of front yard lawns?
168 Yes 326 No 45 No Opinion 5 Declined to Answer
8) Should the guidelines allow the use of products such as synthetic wood and artificial turf in front yards?
192 Yes 210 No 41 No Opinion 101 Declined to Answer
9) Do you feel that allowing the grading of our slopes for uses such as sport courts, gazebos, game courts, play equipment and swimming pools will undermine Nellie Gail’s uniqueness and value as a community?
140 Yes 289 No 20 No Opinion 95 Declined to Answer
10) Do you believe proper screening using natural foliation can be used to allow residents to utilize their yards within the parameters established prior to 2005 without negatively impacting the open look and feel of Nellie Gail?
351 Yes 50 No 44 No Opinion 99 Declined to Answer
11) The CC&R’s state that development shall be in harmony with surrounding structures and topography. Do you believe the grading of open space for the construction of pool houses, sport courts and storage sheds produces an environment that is harmonious with the surrounding structures and natural topography of Nellie Gail?
278 Yes 124 No 32 No Opinion 110 Declined to Answer
12) Do you believe that well designed and properly screened structures such as pool houses, sport courts and storage sheds, auxiliary structures and swimming pools on areas other than the graded pad for residential construction, produces an environment that is harmonious with the surrounding structures and natural topography of Nellie Gail?
328 Yes 90 No 24 No Opinion 102 Declined to Answer
13) Do you feel that it is fair to prohibit some Nellie Gail residents from having landscape features that others were in the past permitted to have?
171 Yes 242 No 35 No Opinion 96 Declined to Answer
14) Do you favor more aggressive enforcement of our CC&R’s?
188 Yes 205 No 56 No Opinion 95 Declined to Answer
15) Should the Association enforce minimum maintenance standards for properties, including use of legal action if necessary?
379 Yes 55 No 20 No Opinion 90 Declined to Answer
16) Do you feel that we should protect the intent of our CC&R’s and architectural
guidelines by maintaining our set backs?
418 Yes 50 No 57 No Opinion 19 Declined to Answer
17) Should we as a community have a more stringent set of set back standards than surrounding communities?
266 Yes 178 No 87 No Opinion 13 Declined to Answer
18) Should the Association regulate improvements that cannot be seen or heard by neighbors?
141 Yes 368 No 34 No Opinion 1Declined to Answer
19) Article VIII, Section 12 of the CC&Rs provides:
“Natural or Open Space Controls. That portion of each Lot, other than the graded pad for residential construction, is hereby designated a natural or open space area and shall be subject to certain additional restrictions limiting the use thereof. Those areas shall be limited to the following uses:
(a) Equestrian - including barns, stables, corrals, and similar facilities in connection therewith.
(b) Agricultural - including animal husbandry (subject to County regulation), gardening, orchards, pastures, hothouses, greenhouses, etc., subject to the County Building Code.
(c) Fire Hazard Reduction Regions.
(d) Other similar open space uses.
Does the phrase “other similar open space uses” above (Article VIII, Section 12(d) mean uses other than equestrian and agricultural?
301 Yes 166 No 63 No Opinion 14 Declined to Answer
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
And the survey says......
Posted by Concerned Resident at 5:31 PM