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Orchards 2012 Survey Results – Download Available!

Hello Neighbors,

The 1st ever Orchards survey has come to an end. Thank you to all those who took the time to respond – you are now entered to win one of five $20 Visa gift cards. The winners will be drawn at the Annual Meeting (we are trying to book a location for the meeting- the date is still TBD).

In the survey we asked if we could share your responses and some of you who responded did not want us to share you responses verbatium. So what I’ve done is run a report that does not include those responses, which are written out (long answers) and have made a PDF available to download here 

  Orchards 2012 Survey Resutls (219.5 KiB, 4 hits)
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The second download available has 100% of the respondent’s short answers. Download that PDF here 

  Orchards 2012 Survey Results - Public (84.7 KiB, 3 hits)
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As always, you must be a registered user of this blog to download documents. So please sign up today to get registered and download the results!

There will be multiple posts for you to comment on the various aspects of the survey – this is merely an attempt at keeping the conversations somewhat organized and understandable :)

A total of 58 people responded, however, not all respondents finished the survey. That said, not all questions in the survey will have a total of 58 answers. 48 people successfully completed the entire survey.

Some important facts about the Orchards:

  • There are a total of 448 lots in our community
  • As of October 2012, 62 of the 448 are owned by KB Home
  • 386 lots are owned by people or banks
  • As of October 2012, 88 homeowners owe more than $100.00 (which is past due at least 30 days)
  • If we do not count the lot owned by KB Home, about 22.8% of homeowners/banks are delinquent.
  • 88 homeowners not paying results in a loss to the HOA of $4,576 per month or $54,912 per year!

Since we did not ask or expect KB Home to respond to the survey, there are a total of 386 homeowners eligible for responding. As stated above, 58 people started the survey but only 48 finished it completely… so we have a response rate of 12.4% to 15%. Not a lot, but the information received is and will be extremely helpful to the Board for making decisions.  And hopefully the information gathered will be helpful to you as well. It appears that there is definitely room for improvement which means there is definitely some opportunity for you to stand up and volunteer. Together, we can all make this community even more of a great place to live!

I encourage you to read through both PDFs to see all the responses – keep in mind, some respondents did not elect to share their exact words publicly  So over the next few days, I will be extracting those “private” responses and paraphrasing them for everyone to read. Some responses have names, addresses, and other bits of information that can be used to identify the respondent. It is my top priority to keep your personal information private!

Once you’ve read through all the responses, please use an existing Post or create your own Post and leave a comment! Tell your neighbors and the Board what you think. If you want to do something to help out and make things better, please volunteer and do something positive for our community. There are plenty of ways to help out! The Orchards will only be as great as WE make it.


Chris Perkins
President, Orchards Board of Directors

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