The Balboa Yacht Club (BYC) Gate Security Survey Results as promised. The results detailed below are from a snapshot of the survey taken on July 4, 2019, as originally promised. As of the 4th of July, 761 villagers completed the survey and voiced their opinion. (See the updated results below.)
Due to overwhelming response, the survey is still open and you may take it if you haven’t already. (Edited to add: the survey is no longer open.) This article will be updated with the final results and these final results will be presented at the next Lakes Committee Meeting and then the following week at the Board of Directors meeting.
The Lakes Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the Coronado Community Center. The final survey results will be presented to the Lakes Committee on July 10, 2019.
The Hot Springs Village Board of Directors meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Ponce de Leon Center at 9:00 a.m. The final survey results will be presented to the HSVPOA Board on July 17, 2019.
YOU ARE WELCOME TO SHARE THESE RESULTS WITH ANYONE YOU BELIEVE WOULD BE INTERESTED. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND TIME.
QUESTION 1: Do you believe the POA needs to do more to protect our lake and beach amenities from non-property owners?
That’s right. Only 9 villagers, that responded to the survey believe the POA Administration doesn’t need to do more to protect our AMENITIES. That means 98.82% want to see some change. We believe POA Administration needs to get the BOD to pass rules that will allow them to give the police department the authority to secure our gates and make sure unauthorized non-property owners are prosecuted to the full extent of the law for trespassing on private property.
QUESTION 2: Do you believe the POA should require every non-property owner entering the gates, with a boat, be required to pay a $10.00 per day lake use fee before being allowed to enter the HSA gates for the number of days they are going to be in the village?
The Villagers understand why this needs to happen. They want invited non-property owners entering the village to pay at our gates. We believe, if required, the POA Administration needs to ask the BOD to change whatever rules or policies are required to implement this immediately.
QUESTION 3: Would you like to see the POA charge and require every property owner to purchase and display a village decal for their autos? These fees could only be used for road upkeep and hire additional police personnel in order to secure our card and manned gates.
We understand it takes money to provide security. We need policies which allow our police department to act judiciously to keep unauthorized non-property owners out of the village. We believe the first step is to require that every village automobile must be required to display our current auto decal. If the POA Administration, can require all boat owners in the village to display a boat sticker on every floatable object, surely, we can require everyone to display their auto sticker. Our police need to have the authority to patrol and enforce the rules utilizing the AMENITIES of the Village.
QUESTION 4: Would you like to see the creation of a patrol, that has the authority to cite violators in the parking lots, loading ramps and beaches and issue citations as an additional deterrent and revenue source?
Based on the overall response of the Villagers to all the questions, they really want the POA Administration to protect our AMENITIES and village from unauthorized people. We believe the property owners have voiced their opinion, now it is up to the POA Administration and BOD’s to act together to secure our gates and protect our AMENITIES. NO GATES IS NOT AN OPTION.
YOUR THOUGHTS AND FEEDBACK ARE WELCOME. Please share these results with all your neighbors. We would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.
Click the PDF below and scroll through for Balboa Yacht Club UPDATED FINAL survey results July 9, 2019Final-Recap-of-survey-and-narrative-of-issues.-2019.07.09
Click the PDF below and scroll through to read the letter presented to Lake Committee on July 10, 2019Copy-of-Letter-presented-to-Lake-Committee
by DC Reed, Hot Springs Village, July 7, 2019
Edited and formatted by Cheryl Dowden