Introduction and Purpose of Survey

The Klahanie HOA building and special projects committee is seeking input from residents on capital improvements for our neighborhood community. Capital improvements are the addition of a permanent structural change or the restoration of some aspect of a property that will either enhance the property's overall value, increase its useful life or adapt it to new uses.


This survey is to establish your interest and have you prioritize capital  improvement projects for consideration by the Klahanie Homeowners board of directors. We hope to gain insight into both interest and financial support for projects in three categories based upon the financial commitment required for the projects.


You will be asked to rank your preference in three project categories and indicate your level of financial support for your choices. Our intention is to present this information to the board of directors for project planning purposes and to report back to the community the results of the survey. All projects in this survey would require board approval and a community vote before moving forward. This survey does not constitute approval.


There are several ways in which the HOA could fund special building and improvement projects.

One-time special assessment. A one time special assessment is an expense billed to homeowners for a specific project. The one time expense could be spread over 1-2 years.
A one time special assessment of $50-$100 would fund a $250,000 project
A one time special assessment of $175-200 would fund a $500,000 project
A one time special assessment of $500-600 would fund a $2.0 million project
Loans taken out by the Homeowners Association, which would require an ongoing special assessment for the life of the loan. Specific dollar amounts would be dependent on the size of the projects.
Surplus operating funds. Surplus operating funds could be used to reduce the cost of a special assessment.


Note: Increases in dues cannot pay for capital improvement projects, however, dues may increase to maintain such projects.


* 1. Do you live in Klahanie?

* 2. Do you rent or own your home?

* 4. What street do you live on?

* 5. How many years have you lived in Klahanie?

* 6. We plan to live in Klahanie for another...

* 7. The suggested improvements are organized into 4 categories.
  • Low cost are defined as projects under $250,000
  • Medium costs are defined as projects between $250,000 and $750,000
  • High cost are defined as projects over $750,000
  • Klahanie Park-which is operated by the City of Sammamish and would not require additional funds from homeowners

* 8. Please select and rank your top 10 low cost projects with #1 being your top choice and #10 being your last choice

* 9. I would be willing to fund any of my choices through a one-time special assessment of $50-$100.

* 10. Please select and rank your top 8 medium cost projects with #1 being your top choice and #8 being your last choice.

* 11. I would be willing to fund my choices through a one time special assessment of $175-$200.

* 12. Please select and rank your top five high cost projects with #1 being your top and #5 being your last choice.

* 13. I would be willing to fund my choices through a one time special assessment of $500-$600

* 14. The Klahanie Park (adjacent to Challenger Elementary School) is operated and maintained by the City of Sammamish.  Which of the following ideas would you like to see added to Klahanie Park? This information will be shared with the city of Sammamish for consideration and would not impact KHOA dues or assessments.

* 15. My number one priority for Board consideration is

* 16. My number two priority for Board consideration is

* 17. I am willing to pay the following amount in a special assessment for high ranking projects from the surveyresults

* 18. Any of these projects would require a special assessment - either a one time assessment or an assessment over the life of a loan obtained with the HOA.  Which would you prefer?

* 19. Do you have any additional comments for the Building and Special Projects Committee?

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