Survey Straw Poll 2017

In October 2013, the Evergreen Meadows Homeowners Association (EMHA) board developed and distributed a 24 question survey (straw poll) to determine our communities feelings about various initiatives under consideration at that time.  

All homeowner’s were given a chance to complete the survey, regardless of their dues’ status.  Out of approximately 478 homeowners, there were over 200 respondents.    

Below are the responses to that survey listed in order of most desired to least.

The 2017 EMHA  board plans to develop a survey of the current top known initiatives, and present those issues to the homeowners to use as input into our board's directions and decisions. 

Additional details will be communicated during this development. Homeowners are asked to communicate any issues they'd like represented in a survey or any questions to the board via Email at board@emha.us.    


   Poll Question Average Score Score Values
   COMMUNICATIONS - Is email OK? Are you in favor of the EMHA's recent transition away from paper newsletters to digital correspondence? 1.210 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   Wood exchange.  Do you support the EMHA organizing a web-based 'wood exchange', where anyone with a wooded lot can post that they are willing to give away their wood in exchange for labor; and anyone with a chainsaw can post that they are interested in working in exchange for fire wood? 1.744 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   Covenant change: Allow voting by email? Do you support the EMHA changing our covenants to allow binding votes to take place via digital means? 1.750 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   Covenants - All EMHA property owners are subject to covenants (found here: http://www.emha.us/documents).  Do you support or oppose having covenants at all in our community?  If you vote 'in favor', you are in favor of keeping our covenants.   If you vote 'in opposition', you prefer to remove covenants.   2.046 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   Fix the Berrian Mountain trails? - The recent Berrian Mountain thinning project has left the trails obliterated and impossible to follow in some areas.   Are you in favor of an effort to make the Berrian Mountain trails visible/usable again?  (Note that the EMHA has no jurisdiction over the Berrian property (it is owned by Denver Mountain Parks), but we could let DMP know our position which could possibly influence their future efforts? 2.082 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   RULES CHANGES - Architectural guidelines change: Discourage wood shake roofs? Do you support the EMHA changing our architectural guidelines to ban or discourage wood shake roofs? 2.115 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS - Solar lights on EMHA signs? Do you support the EMHA putting solar lights on each of the 5 EMHA signs so that they are visible during the early evening? 2.150 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   Fire breaks along EM perimeter? Do you support the EMHA organizing an effort to create fire breaks in key fire-risk areas of our community such as on Armadillo.  2.173 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   FUNDRAISING - Covenant change: Require every EM property owner to pay annual dues? 2.271 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   Landscaping around EMHA signs? Do you support the EMHA putting nicer landscaping around each of the 5 EMHA signs? 2.284 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   Ballfield improvements? Do you support the EMHA organizing an effort to make the ballfield a more useable property 2.347 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   Covenant change: Raise EMHA dues? Do you support the EMHA changing our covenants to raise our annual dues to $50 per year, allowing us to fund some of the projects in the straw poll? 2.357 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   Weeds-Sound MEHA actively educate the community about weeds, and requires/enforcing wee related eradication efforts? 2.372 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   Build an Evergreen Meadows biking/hiking trail?  Do you support the development of a biking/hiking trail that would follow an easement through the meadow on the eastern side of Evergreen Meadows? 2.548 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   5K/10K Evergreen Meadows Running/Walking Fundraiser.  Do you support the EMHA organizing a 5k and/or 10k run/walk event without our subdivision (open to the general public) as a fundraiser for EMHA? 2.548 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   Build a community garden? Do you support the building of a community garden for EM residents somewhere on EMHA-owned property? 2.601 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   Build a playground? Do you support the building of a playground for EM residents somewhere on EMHA owned property? 2.667 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   FIRE MITIGATION - Property risk assessment.  Do you support the EMHA organizing a property risk assessment where each property owner in Evergreen Meadows receives a 'grade' related to the fire risk of their property, provided by third party fire expert? 2.734 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   Buy a wood splitter and/or chipper for EMHA member use? Do you support the EMHA purchase of wood splitter an/or chipper for use by EMHA members? 2.921 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   Investigate sale of one or more third party-owned plots? Another way the EMHA could raise money is by allowing the sale of one or more unused neighborhood plots owned by third parties such as the Evergreen Fire Protection District, and or the Jeffco School District.   If the third part is interested in this, do you support this ideas as a fundraiser for both the EMHA and the third party? 2.985 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   Covenant change: Allow chicken coops? Do you support the EMHA changing our covenants to allow residents to raise chickens?  (with limitations, i.e. small flocks, no roosters, enclosure requirements) 3.120 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   Investigate sale of one or more EMHA-owned plots? One way the EMHA could raise money is by selling one or more of the unused neighborhood plots owned by EMHA.   Do you support this idea as a fundraiser for the EMHA? 3.321 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   Build a clubhouse? Do you support the building of a clubhouse for EM resident somewhere on EMHA-owned property? 3.407 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5
   Covenant change: Allow horses? Do you support the EMHA changing our covenants to allow horses (with limitations) 3.585 Fully in favor - 1
Fully oppose - 5