VISION 2033

 

 20 33

IT’S YOUR FUTURE

 

TEN YEAR

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

PROCESS

 

 

Following is the nine-month Wellington Greens Comprehensive Planning Process to be utilized in developing a TEN-YEAR COMP PLAN to guide the growth & development of Wellington Greens moving forward into the future and will be known as “VISION 2033”.

 

MISSION

OF PROJECT

To maintain& improve the Wellington Greens living experience for current & future residents while increasing the values of all Wellington Greens properties.

 

VISION

OF PROJECT

A ten-year Comprehensive Plan that will serve as a blueprint to guide the Association as we move forward into the future of Wellington Greens

 

VALUES

OF PROJECT

Transparency of the process is of utmost importance to the success of the process.

 

Input of Wellington Greens stakeholders, I.E. property owners, residents, committees, staff & the board, is not only encouraged but will be proactively solicited.

 

DESCRIPTION

OF PROJECT

This is a nine-month process and will involve utilizing a variety of planning tools that will include surveys/questioners, and facilitated (structured) meetings with stakeholders, I.E. property owners, residents, staff, & the board.

 

The goal will be to have the final Comprehensive Plan document available for approval & adoption at the Wellington Greens Association annual meeting in October of 2021.

 

INITIAL AREAS OF FOCUS

Amenities

Amenities to the “Wellington Greens Living Experience” beyond golf & awesome common areas.

Full utilization of club house & surrounding areas

Social

Increasing social interactions while building a sense of community.

Capital Improvements/Expenditures

Necessary Capital Improvements & Expenditures as well as the long-term sustainability of Wellington Greens financial position will be a priority.

Alternative/Additional Revenue Sources

Identifying, investigating & vetting alternative & additional revenue sources to the association over & above the homeowner monthly fees.

 

 

 

COST OF PROJECT

Only “necessary out of pocket itemized” expenses experienced by the committee, the board and/or staff will be allowed and only with approval of the board. This would include such things as printing, postage, copying, meeting necessities such as post-it’s, markers, things like that. Most of the expense will involve effectively communicating with & engaging the community throughout the process. On the very high side, less than $1,000 over the course of the nine-month project. 

 

 

.      THE PROCESS      .           

 

JANUARY

APPROVAL OF PROCESS BY BOARD

FIRST FORMAL MEETING OF COMP PLAN STEERING COMMITTEE

 

FEBRUARY

ANNOUNCEMENT OF INITIATIVE TO WELLINGTON GREENS COMMUNITY

COMP PLAN COMMITTEE DEVELOPS COMMUNITY WIDE SURVEY

 

MARCH

SURVEY CONDUCTED

DATA GATHERED & TABULATED

 

 

APRIL

COMP PLAN COMMITTEE  ANALYZES DATA & DEVELOPS FACILITATED PROCESSES FOR STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS

 

MAY

FACILITATED MEETINGS WITH EACH COMMITTEE

 

JUNE/JULY

FACILITATED MEETINGS WITH EACH COURT

 

AUGUST

FACILITATED MEETINGS WITH STAFF

FACILITATED MEETINGS WITH BOARD

 

SEPTEMBER

COMP PLAN COMMITTEE DEVELOPS PLAN

 

OCTOBER

PLAN PRESENTED TO COMMUNITY/FINAL COMMENTS SOUGHT

APPROVAL OF PLAN BY BOARD AT ANNUAL MEETING

 

 

 

LONG-RANGE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN STEERING COMMITTEE

 

CHAIR:        Vaughn Carter

Vaughn@StratDM.com

402-432-6028

CO CHAIR:  Dorothy Shapiro

greydot65@aol.com

402-202-5099

Judy Dyer

dyers@earthlink.net

402-3107805

 

Barb Casey

B2Casey@hotmail.com

402-5706048

 

Jane Haire

J080895@yahoo.com

402-770-3475

 

Dave Fries

dwfries72@gmail.com

531-777-6850

 

Tammy Hanel

academicaccents@yahoo.com

402-310-9598

 

Linda Siedhoff

lsiedhoff@aol.com

402-432-1574

 

LET’S GROW WELLINGTON GREENS!

 

RESULTS OF SURVEY:

Wellington Greens 2033

IT’S YOUR FUTURE

Owner/Resident Survey

SURVEY RESULTS DATA

May, 26, 2021

In April of 2021 the Wellington Greens Home Owners Association Board & the Long-Range Planning Committee conducted a survey of Wellington Greens residents & property owners in an effort to gather input & opinions that will inform the Board & Planning Committee as they move forward in developing a ten-year Comprehensive Plan that will serve as a blueprint to guide the Association as we move forward into the future of Wellington Greens with the stated mission, “To maintain & improve the Wellington Greens living experience for current & future residents while increasing the values of all Wellington Greens properties”.

The following is the “raw” data from that survey. The next step will be to “slice, dice and arrange” the data into a format that will be of use to the board, committee and residents of Wellington Greens as we move forward on the Vision 2033 Project

SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE

2033

IT’S YOUR FUTURE

Owner/Resident Survey

VISION 2033:  is a yearlong process being undertaken by the Wellington Greens HOA Board to develop a 10-year comprehensive plan that will serve as a blueprint to guide the association as we move forward into the future of Wellington Greens. In other words, what will Wellington Greens look like 10 years from now?

The mission of the project is to maintain & improve the Wellington Greens living experience for current & future residents while increasing the values of all Wellington Greens properties.

DIRECTIONS:  Please answer the 16 questions below & on the back. You may use additional paper if necessary, just please indicate which question(s) you are answering. Personal information, I.E., name, address, phone & Email, are optional. Return completed survey to your court captain by April 12, 2021, or leave in the VISION 2033 mail box in front of the clubhouse. Nonresident owners may mail their surveys to Vaughn Carter, 7411 Old Post Rd. Unit 1, Lincoln NE, 68506. There will be a drawing from among all respondents for $25.00 Valentino’s gift certificates. There will be two gift certificates awarded, but personal information will be required to award prizes. 

  1.  I am an Owner/Resident ____      Owner/Non-Resident ____      Renter ____
  •  What is the one thing you love the most – your favorite thing – about Wellington Greens?

 

  •  If you had a magic wand, what would be the one thing you would change about Wellington   

 

      Greens? 

  •  The three major Wellington Greens amenities are our golf course, maintained commons areas, 

 

and the clubhouse, (partially renovated). What other amenities would you like to see at Wellington Greens that would add value to the Wellington Greens living experience, and/or contribute to your property’s value?

  •  In an effort to keep monthly fees down, the association also relies on other income sources, 

 

(I.E. nonresident golf memberships, renting clubhouse for events, etc.). What other avenues would you suggest the board & committees investigate to generate non-dues revenue for the association?  

  • Do you, or any members of your household, play golf?                                     YES     NO  

 

  •  Do you utilize the Wellington Greens golf course?                                              YES     NO   

 

  •  How often ____   

 

  •  Do you, or any members of your household, work out on a regular basis?      YES    NO  

 

  •  Do you belong to a gym?                                                                                         YES   NO

 

  •  What other spare-time activities do you & members of your household regularly engage in,

 

(I.E., shoot pool, tennis, pickleball, cards, gardening, crafts, etc.)

  •  Number living in your household ages 12 and under  ____

 

                                                           Between 13 and 20 ____

                                                           Between 21 and 64 ____

                                                           65 and older            ____

  How many adults, (over 21) living in your household are employed or self-employed? 

 

                                                           Full Time ____

                                                           Part Time ____

                                                           Retired     ____

  •  What professions are represented in your household? (I.E. Education, Law, Finance, Medicine, 

 

Trades, etc.). Be as specific or general as you want.  

  •  Do you have pets in your household, and if so, how many?   Dogs ____   Cats ____   Other ____ 

 

  •  Any additional comments or input you may have.

 

The following information is optional, (you may answer only those you want) but contact information is required to qualify for the gift certificate drawings.                              

Your Name:                                                                 Phone:  

Your Address:                                                            Email:

Thank You for your participation

Your Wellington Greens Board 

Please return to your court captain, or leave in the VISION 2033 mail box in front of the clubhouse, no later than April 10, 2021

You can follow the Vision 2033 progress and get updates on the Wellington Greens web site at wellingtongreens.net

Click on the Vision 2033 tab.  

SURVEY RESPONSES

1)  I AM AN OWNER RESIDENT:    92  

     OWNER/NON-RESIDENT:            2

     RENTER:                                       2

TOTAL RESPONSES:              96

2)  WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU LOVE THE MOST – YOUR FAVORITE THING – ABOUT WELLINGTON GREENS?

The tranquil vibe & location

The beautiful commons areas

The location. Quite most days

The beauty, quietness and safety of the campus

Quite area

It is so pretty and every home is unique. Seems friendly 

The warm community. Privacy. Security

The green area

The trees and the golf course. Like the friendly people. Nice place to walk, especially with our dogs.

Green spaces and trees

The setting, Trees, golf course, interesting architecture. 

Great caretaker team. Snow removal, mowing, etc. are all exceptional and great care on golf course 

Park like surroundings – view out window

Beautiful grounds. Lots of green. The golf course

Security

Lawn/snow care

Ambiance – – diverse style of units, grassy open spaces, trees, guest parking and flowering trees in spring 

The feeling of being out of the city due to all the trees & green space

The overall good quality of WG, or in other words, our well-maintained campus

Attractive landscaping – quite areas

Well kept

Location

Golf course

Quietness

Quiet & green spaces

Golf course

Well maintained

The quite atmosphere

I also appreciate the beautiful grounds. Very good maintenance crew, and the board’s organizational work

Trees, grounds keeper & crew, common areas, (all related)

Friendly community

Trees & grass

Golf course & community

Location

Specious commons, well maintained units & grounds

The beautiful campus

All the trees & green space

The safe neighborhood & location

My townhouse

It’s calm and quite here

Open spaces

Walking my dog with others.

Talking to others

Community

The total living experience, well kept, good neighbors, feel safe. Like a small little town

Green space, neighbors 

Well established community with charm & trees

My neighbors

It feels like a village or small town within a big city

The common areas are Beautiful!

Proximity to activities, use to be close to work

Snow removal & grounds upkeep 

Natural setting

Great green spaces

Location

Neighbors (court community) & trees / green space

The houses, the space in them is great. No dead areas you can’t do much with

Well established quite neighborhood. Big trees. Well maintained golf course. Nice big commons areas

The grounds and I love my own home

Location

The big maples in the commons area on Old Post

Without question, the golf course and the “maintenance free” campus of grass, trees, etc. By “maintenance free” I mean of course maintained by me. One of the happiest days of my life was getting rid of my lawn mower, fertilizer spreader, and snow blower and move to Wellington Greens

We had looked at Wellington Greens in the 60’s when it was being developed, but it did not meet our needs at the time. We kept our eyes open and when the time came when it made sense to downsize from a six-bedroom house and the unit we live in now became available it did not take long for us to decide. But it probably would not have occurred to us had it not been for the golf course

Thus any consideration of the long-range Planning committee MUST, above all else, consider proper maintenance of the golf-course – we know, for example, that maintaining (replacing, improving?)  the watering system is critical

Majestic, mature landscape 

Not to be cliché, but I love how green it is. (And quiet)

All the commons areas, trees

The Green spaces

The peacefulness

Quality, well maintained homes

The area, trees & location

Trees, sunsets

The lawns being taken care of

No mowing or snow shoveling – Golf course

My court – Neighbors – Campus beauty

The commons areas, mature trees

Beautiful grounds

Walkable neighborhood

The grounds are very well kept

Landscape

Large common areas, mature trees

Upkeep of grounds

Green spaces

Yard / Snow Maintenance

Provides a nice postponement to a need to move to a “nursing” home

No yard work + no snow removal 

Calmness and neighborly wave – low stress

Neighbors in courtyards and wide-open well-maintained commons

Location

We love the greenspace & trees

Golf course

I feel as if I’m living in at resort

The landscaping, trees, and landscapes. But one thing is the gorgeous landscaping

The trees and the quite nature of the neighborhood

Community

We enjoy the quite privacy, with unobstructed view of nature

The location

The community of friendly people

The beauty – Birds, Trees, Green Belts

3)  IF YOU HAD A MAGIC WAND, WHAT WOULD BE THE ONE THING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT WELLINGTON GREENS?

The house colors. Everything is brown or green. 70s

Add more trees to replace those lost

Some small flowering trees or shrubs in my back yard, common area. Keeping the area open but interesting

Assoc fees to high

Renegotiate garbage fees with Niederhause. They do a great job.

HOA fees to high

The association dues are high for those who don’t use the golf course area. Access to a pool would be great too

A berm or other noise abatement structure along 70th street like the wall along 70th North of South street. It’s so noisy here, can’t enjoy outdoor area 

Nothing of Wellington Greens, but unhappy about the planted roses in front of our cul-de-sac. There should be something more low maintenance yet not costly to all residents 

Unilateral decisions to change on campus” Trees cutting them down “without member votes, (healthy trees) 

Being able to put in requests for yard/grass needs online. 

Better mowing and yard care. I spray my own dandelions and pick up sticks. Trimming, edging not done on a regular basis.

Better care of common areas behind my home. Mulch under trees where needed

Drainage on hole # 5 and along South street by # 9

Cure ash trees so they could avoid destruction.

No rentals allowed

Underground sprinklers

An agreed upon service to help with squirrels / bats in the roofs

Update paint colors for all units. Get rid of wood shingles. 

Communication between residents, Dan & the board

I would like the exteriors and landscaping of ALL units in WG to be well maintained

Upgrade to all streets

Pharmacy – small grocery

Eliminate golf course – more care for common areas

Add swimming pool

Eliminate mowing

No renters, rentees

More trees, especially flowering ones

Bigger clubhouse

Individual units should be kept up – equally – units/yards are allowed to look like hell. Some folks are allowed to keep vehicles for months in the same spot

Return of the tennis court – not sure if that is possible now, or pickle ball court

Bigger clubhouse

All the homes would stay beautiful – without money being spent.

Having all homeowners being compliant with the rules & all dues paid on time

Quit cutting down trees

Update painting codes to be more modern

Help residents who have disabilities plowing snow up to the house – from garage to front door

Better collection of leaves in common areas, especially in autumn

Concrete – Redesign and modernize

Less hardscape, more landscape – it’s dated, ugly design and could be so much better w/planning 

Have better access to clubhouse. To utilize it more

Also clean up commons area behind my unit

Plant trees

Allow more freedom for homeowners to update or improve their properties

Area for community garden

Concrete improvements

Upgrade some landscaping on south side of Old Post

I’d rebuild the clubhouse

Better controls over investors buying units as rentals and not maintaining them and renting to people who damage the area & property

HOA dues are HIGH! I do not golf

Parking lots for excess cars. Tired of finding people parked in my driveway

A pool! 

Encouraging younger families in our area.

Plus, the pool is good for impact activities for older members 

Alcohol free zone – clubhouse/golf

I would add a swimming pool

Have a list of “handymen”. People that could help with maintenance, yard – Removal of bushes

Tear down the clubhouse – build something more usable (pickleball courts; more usable space with deck

The separating fences would be nice if they were wood or mental! The plastic can be a little loud on windy days (easy to clean though)

Utilize clubhouse – It needs updates to make it more inviting for people to use

Keep grass spaces greener

Reduce the number of squirls 

Replace all the garage doors that face on Old Post (north end) & all the cement because it’s ugly

The availability of a “Concierge” for want of a better term. I wish we had somebody – a handyman, trouble shooter, maintenance coordinator – who would be on call for members of the association who could respond to requests for assistance in dealing with “problems” – little and big, all the way from changing batteries in smoke alarms to unplugging gutters to securing people for painting, roofing, repair of big and little things, landscape matters in our own little properties, etc. I would not be looking for somebody on staff to perform these activities, only to have the knowledge and time to locate proper people who could (and would show up!) do these things and see that they got done. It would be up to the resident to pay for all work as necessary

For most people at Wellington Greens, I suspect the initial move here was for “downsizing” and most were then capable of most DIY projects, as we were. But as we get older, it becomes more difficult, sometimes impossible, to do things. The next obvious thing is to move to a retirement facility where all that maintenance stuff is somebody else’s responsibility. But there are probably lots of people who would prefer not to do that, at least “not yet” and help with all of these necessities would be a godsend.

I realize it would be impractical to hire a person to be available for such purposes for all 200+ units. The cost (in terms of increased monthly dues) would be extensive and the “need” would be limited to a minority of residents.

But you asked for a “magic wand” idea – this was mine

If landscaping changes are on board in the owner’s corner, efforts made to discuss with owner prior to work and solicit owner’s input. Some work needs personal consultation

Would love a swimming pool at club house

All of the light posts would be cleaned regularly 

Better lighted court signs

That people would obey the leash law

More social activities

A swimming pool, larger nice clubhouse

Would love if 7411 Old Post could paint like our neighbors – 2 of us for paint colors instead of all of us

Also more reminders for people NOT to feed coyotes or leave food out

Way too difficult to try to change when we all have to paint at the same exact time, so it stays ugly

The weeds and Covid 19

That all units must maintain their units

Paint color option in Kimberly Court; change to vinal siding as option

No more increasing of association fees

In winter, no snow blades on grass

I would like some sort of interaction among residents, perhaps a once-a-month social hour or tail-gate before football games

Better trimming around homes

A tree very close to patio – half the time the area is not mowed or trimmed

Add trash / recycle

Board follow through

Make a reciprocal arrangement with Carnage Hills neighborhood to allow us to use their swimming pool 

Keep trash cans outside my garage stinks!

Slow traffic down at South St. & Old Post

Those residents who don’t golf should have free access to clubhouse once a year

Exterior Insurance Included as other HOA’s in Lincoln

Wellington court: the mail boxes look decrepit

Practice area on course with sand trap

More opportunities for social interaction with residents

The flat roofs. (why flat roofs in a place that gets lots of snow?!?)

Nothing!

Grounds Crew

Enforcement of the Covenants and By-Laws. People are so anxious to move to our beautiful community, but don’t take time to understand the obligations that they have living here entails 

Have more assistance w/the mowing & shoveling of the walks & maybe a pool! (I know that’s two things)

More community activities to meet other people

Maybe add an area for community gardens

Rid gossip!!!

4)  THE THREE MAJOR WELLINGTON GREENS AMENITIES ARE OUR GOLF COURSE, MAINTAINED COMMONS AREAS, AND THE CLUB HOUSE, (PARTIALLY RENOVATED. WHAT OTHER AMENITIES WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE AT WELLINGTON GREENS THAT WOULD ADD VALUE TO THE WELLINGTON GREENS LIVING EXPERIENCE, AND/OR CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR PROPERTY’S VALUE?

Swimming pool (with adult swimming time)

The club house is in need of total update – the fireplace takes up space

Enlarge the clubhouse

Pool

Concrete repair. Water, snow backs into my garage

A pool access would be wonderful

More social activities. Coffee, other gatherings to get to know people (now during pandemic and this may start up again

I say keep everything status quo. Don’t change anything

Enlarge clubhouse. Class B liquor license at clubhouse

Drive ways with few cracks filled with black “tar” maintained better.

Concrete replacement. Better maintenance of common areas

Kitchen renovation at clubhouse – open wall between kitchen / dining area

A “Greek theater” type seating area next to clubhouse (for performances), with a fire pit so gatherings could be held (with music) or just socializing and drinks

More outdoor music. Workout equipment at club house

Poop baskets

Enhance landscape. – – benches, seating areas for visiting. Areas of interest (rocks, flowers) new plantings, trees, flowers

Dog run, playground/park, access to Carriage Park pool & tennis courts

I don’t see a need for additional amenities. Instead, I would like our golf course and common areas to continue to be well maintained and the renovation of the clubhouse to be completed

Exercise facility within clubhouse

Pharmacy – small grocery

Provide walking/running paths

Swimming pool

A dream – swimming pool. Fitness Center

More social activities now that Covid is addressed (dogie meet & greet, dinner club, book club, etc.

I believe if we were allowed to pay a fee to use the pool across the street – some would pay

Swimming pool

Tennis court, pickle ball court, basketball court clubhouse kitchen update. New attractive round mental picnic tables with attached seats near clubhouse

The current amenities are perfect

Swimming pool, dog run, fitness center

Fire pits, a pool, shuffle board, replace trees that were cut down, (treat trees, don’t cut down

Swimming pool in community

Properties aren’t going to rise w/additional amenities. To help property values – need to have residences maintained, improve landscape & have a plan, redo concrete design, update paint colors

Dog run

Use of clubhouse

Make the clubhouse more usable with outdoor seating areas either with a balcony or fixing the bottom back with stares, tables, etc.

Sprinkling systems

Plant more trees

Dog park

Pool

Something simple. Signs to notice how far walked, or clear-cut walking trails

A pool that can be open to the public for a fee

Tennis, badminton, swimming

Fenced dog run

Pickle ball / tennis court

Community fire pit. I love having friends around a good fire but we can’t have one next to the house. A usable pit in one of the commons areas would be the icing on the cake

More activities by individual courts since activities for the whole community are difficult 

The major amenity available to many neighborhood “Associations” is a swimming pool, but we would not suggest planning for one even in a long-range plan. In addition to the initial cost, the continuing maintenance costs (cleaning, insurance, even some necessary staffing, etc.) would really make it prohibitive, even if residents were willing to tolerate the associated nuisance.

But we probably could manage the upkeep of a tennis court to replace the one taken over by the maintenance facility (which was an entirely proper thing to do at the time). If we could install one, the first issue is “whare”. The only obvious area is in the triangular space between Regency Court and Gramercy Court on the north side of Old Post Road. An area down the hill toward the golf course could be leveled off, a concrete slab installed and proper equipment for tennis, perhaps a couple of basketball goals, a volleyball net, maybe even a curb around the edge so it could be flooded for ice skating in the winter. The area could also serve as a staging area for musical events (such as those attempted by the hospitality Committee in recent years – sparsely attended but enjoyed by those of us who participated). The central location and the hill providing a convenient space for chares and blankets for audience might help to make such events more possible and successful

Just brainstorming – but that’s what you wanted, we think.

Tennis courts

Fire pit at clubhouse

Landscape street appeal at entrance to each court. Some like mine, are nowhere close to appealing

A gym and just a bigger clubhouse w/more to offer (restaurant/bar) would be great

The clubhouse is not visible to outside WG. I think you could promote the clubhouse as a venue open to the public

Better upkeep on the concrete, but know that is expensive

Also, I would like it if all trash set out for pickup would be covered

An indoor driving range

New driveway

Swimming – tennis courts with basketball court

Upgrade courtyard pavement & upkeep. There are many cracks in Kimberly Court

Finish renovating clubhouse

more interaction among residents, perhaps a monthly social hour or tail-gate before football games

dog run, shuffleboard, badminton

continue upkeep of commons and structures

Something added to clubhouse to increase usage, deck, outdoor gathering space, etc.

Add trash!

Annual sewer inspection

Dog run

Playground

Basketball/tennis court

Exercise equipment

Natural for Birds, Bees – Nature without pesticides, herbicides – leave it natural

Put gym / workout equipment in club house

Raise rental amount on clubhouse

Fitness classes such as yoga at clubhouse

Pickleball court

Wifi in club house

Pool, (or arrangement with Carriage Hills. Gym in clubhouse. Park with playground, horseshoes, shuffleboard, etc. and areas to socialize. Best location is in commons area across from clubhouse. Stage for concerts, Jazz on the green, Shakespeare on the green etc.

1) A workout room or small gym with cardio and weights

2) A community swimming pool

2) A community theater/movie room

No opinion

Benches, more activities at the club house

Lighted court entrance sign (solar?) and brighter lights in court lamps, Safety 

A pool. A work out space w/ gym equipment

Perhaps add pickleball courts

I’m happy with what’s here

Tennis

Pickle Ball

5)  IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP MONTHLY FEES DOWN, THE ASSOCIATION ALSO RELIES ON OTHER INCOME SOURCES, (I.E. NONRESIDENT GOLF MEMBERSHIPS, RENTING CLUBHOUSE FOR EVENTS, ETC.), WHAT OTHER AVENUES WOULD YOU SUGGEST THE BOARD & COMMITTEES INVESTIGATE TO GENERATE NON-DUES REVENUE FOR THE ASSOCIATION?

Annual events that invite the city into our space. Easter egg hunt. Limited # of attendees draws demand. Cost per person. Christmas parade. 4th of July patriotic ceremony

I proposed my non-profit use it but the board shot it down

No ideas

One time golf fee – for those who may simply want a one-day pass

Charge small fee for mixers. Beer, wine tasting, coffee, craft shows and club meetings

On premises person who could “weed” for residents who can’t & have the residents who need that person pay a weeding fee or monthly fee depending on how often they would need it

Golf lessons in small groups for youth (member & non member

I cannot come up with anything that would not be added cost to homeowners

Charge for permits to park cars outside in common areas. Must have tags

Complete clubhouse and rase rent

Donations from residents for specific projects

Community garden, (lease space)

Different type of tournaments with entry fee

Badminton, board games, card games, etc.

Purchase wreath for Christmas

I don’t know of any other revenue sources

Put a bar in the clubhouse for all members and non-members

Make golf course self-supporting

Donated auction items for sell – preferably antiques or rear paintings

Increase monthly dues for rental unites – maybe double!! This may discourage rentals and/or eliminate the problem

Annual golf invitational. (scramble)

Patio/garden work

Social events in the past generated some revenue. However, very difficult to get people to serve and work on this type of committee or endeavors. Did help residents to meet each other. Could seek involvement from surrounding areas

?

Grandchildren

Liquor License

Golf tournaments

See if technology exists to water meter each residence w/o huge expense

NO GYM

Community functions with small fee (cover charge)

Ping pong tournament

Badminton tournament 

Renting tables & chares for events, garage sales, etc.

A rental garden area

Maybe a large garage sale where residents donate items

None

Fees for public pool use four neighboring home owners

Assoc fees could be based off of property value or based off of # of bedrooms in unit or the size of the units as they take up more property

Canoe investments

Sale of WG items – shirts/jackets/ties/Pinterest/clocks/watches

I’m honestly not sure

  1. First priority: continue renovation and improvement of clubhouse, especially kitchen area first, to make it more attractive for rental
  2. Improve outdoor area in back of clubhouse, including increasing the size of the concrete slab to accommodate more tables and chares, and perhaps installing a barbecue grill. Accompanied with making the inside of the lower level more attractive, such improvements might make more “outdoor events” including events involving the golf course more feasible
  3. Possibly promote “minimal” golf events/tournaments. Rather than put ideas here, I will direct my thoughts to the golf committee. If they think the idea has merit, they could forward to the Long-Range Committee 

Explore government grant opportunities

Have we done golf tournaments?

Renting clubhouse for events

Perhaps a plant sale. Owners could pot some of their plants and donate them to a plant sale with all proceeds going to the association

Bingo

Adult Ed Courses, Cards, History, etc.

Festival, Kids (youth) or adult golf clinic

Gym – specific to 55+

Not sure at this time

Auction

Bake sales

Nothing, otherwise there would be more traffic. Home is to come here and relax

Raising non-resident membership fees

Flea market. Market Golf, Gym, billiards at club house to surrounding neighbor hoods. Bingo, Casino night. Car wash, Kiosks with advertising

No ideas

Increase golf fees

Some type of fundraising

Golf tournaments by age

DO YOU OR ANY MEMBERS OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD PLAY GOLF?

            YES:  52                        NO:  44

7)   DO YOU UTILIZE THE WELLINGTON GREENS GOLF COURSE?

            YES:  48                        NO:  45

8)  HOW OFTEN

            DAILY:                                             7

            MULTIPLE TIMES PER WEEK:    14

            WEEKLY:                                       12

            MONTHLY:                                     12

            A FEW TIMES A YEAR:                   4       

 

9)  DO YOU OR ANY MEMBERS OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD WORK OUT ON A REGULAR BASES?

            YES:  62                        NO:  32

10)  DO YOU BELONG TO A GYM?

            YES:  39                          NO:  47

 

11)  WHAT OTHER SPARE TIME ACTIVITIES DO YOU & MEMBERS OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD REGULARLY ENGAUGE IN? (I.E. SHOOT POOL, TENNIS, PICKLEBALL, CARDS GUARDING, CRAFTS, ETC.)

 

Quilting

 

Reading, fabric, art, summer plants

 

Mahjong, gardening

 

Quilting, reading, cycling

 

Video games, volleyball, gardening

 

Cards, gardening, crafts

 

Just enjoying family

 

Home, yard work, family & friends

 

Walking

 

Table tennis, cards with friends. Golfing city courses

 

Shoot pool, gardening

 

Walking and flowers

 

Yardning

 

Gardening 

 

Gardening, running, traveling, camping, board games, community volunteering 

 

Gardening, reading, studying art history, fine art, painting & crafts

 

Walk, read

Cards, gardening, crafts, book club

 

Biking 

 

Pool

 

Swimming

 

Swimming, gardening

 

Gardening, play tennis, walking

 

Cards

 

Cards

 

Gardening

Reading (book club)

 

Biking, swimming

 

Bike, pickleball, walk

 

Cards – crafts – gardening – shoot pool, ping pong

 

Cards, gardening, interested in pickle ball

 

Golf, cards, reading, skiing, watching sports, ping pong

 

Exercise classes, gardening, Dog walking, Concerts

 

Gardening

 

Walk

 

Swimming 

 

Games

 

Gardening and running

 

Swimming

 

Pickleball 

 

Gardening, painting. Making door signs, shooting/hunting

 

Pickleball

 

Gardening, crossword puzzles

 

Cards, antique collecting

 

We have pretty much shouldered the responsibility for the “bridge group” the last couple of years, and would suggest the Social Committee take over these responsibilities. The larger committee managing things might, among other benefits, make activities such as the card groups more desirable to expand audiences (younger?) among the residents.

 

Biking, gardening, art, openings/exhibits

 

Pickleball, swimming, gardening, crafting, reading

 

Piano, crossword and soduku

 

Cards

Motorcycle riding

Volunteer work

 

Social outings

Cruses

Crafts

 

Gardening, hiking

 

Cards, gardening, crafts

 

Flower gardening, golf, reading, visiting family

 

Tennis, pickleball, swimming, volleyball, crafts, gardening

 

Gardening 

 

Disk golf, gym, volleyball, socker, baseball

 

Gardening, crafts, art projects. Fine arts, sculpture

 

Cards, gardening, bird watching, table tennis

 

Cards, gardening, 

Volunteering

 

Pickleball 

 

Bicycle riding, hiking, movie nights

 

Hiking

 

Walks

 

Pickleball, Bridge

 

Ping pong, tennis, cribbage, bird watching

 

Tango Dancing, hiking, biking

 

Gardening, crafts

 

Gardening, walking

 

What does this have to do with living in wellington greens

 

12)  NUMBER LIVING IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD

 

      12 AND UNDER:              7

 

      BETWEEN 13 AND 20:   6

 

      BETWEEN 21 AND 64:  57

 

      63 AND OLDER:            77

 

13)  HOW MANY LIVING IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD ARE EMPLOYED OR SELF EMPLOYED

 

      FULL TIME:   46

 

      PART TIME:  16  

 

      RETIRED:      66

 

      

 

14)  WHAT PROFESSIONS ARE REPRESENTED IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD? (I.E. EDUCATION, LAW, FINANCE, MEDICINE, TRADES, ETC.). BE AS SPECIFIC OR GENERAL AS YOU WANT.

 

Cooperate & management

 

Finance, culinary services

 

Library

 

Husband, funeral business. Wife private chef

 

Philanthropy

 

Finance, Customer service

 

Retail management, merchandising,

 

Health information specialists

 

My husband was a United Methodist pastor. I worked in business

 

Some college

 

Education, (college level)

 

Education MA

 

Former teacher/stock broker/Sergeant at Arms at Legislature.

 

Engineering

 

Medicine, law and administrative

 

Education, engineering, volunteering

 

Higher education

 

Retired (Hy-Vee) retail grocery

 

Education, finance

 

Education

 

Organic small grain farmer

 

Education, social work, grant writing, fund raising

 

Agriculture

 

Medicine

 

Phycologist & consultant

 

Education, Real Estate, (both retired)

 

Medicine – RN

 

BA, Economics 1975

 

Sales

 

Banking & Finance/Accounting 

 

Sales, Retail

 

Medicine (retired)

 

Education – Retired

 

Education, sales & agriculture

 

Construction / insurance

 

Design – contracting

 

I think a Wellington Greens directory with phone & e mail would help with getting together

 

Ameritas

 

RN, Laborer

 

Education/ministry 

 

Registered dietician 

Bus Dev / Sales

Executive Director / Accountant

 

CAN, CMA, becoming RN

 

Education, I worked in public schools

 

Medicine, ministry 

 

Education

 

Social work

 

Law – I am a legal assistant

 

Health care, transportation

 

Mental health & transportation

 

When I was working, I was an accounting person

 

Retired CPA & RN

 

Management / HR

 

Medicine

 

Finance

 

Business owner

 

Medicine

 

Education

 

Education

 

Banking

 

Medicine

 

I am a High School graduate and was honorably discharged from the US Navy Sea Bees

 

VA, Benefits, Military 

 

Medicine, Insurance

 

Health care

 

Education. Business

 

Accounting & IT

 

Management consultant, RN

 

University professor, landscaper

 

Aviation

 

Real estate

 

Insurance, medicine

 

RN & soon to be nurse coach

 

Dentistry

 

Education – Master in Educ.

 

 

 

15)  DO YOU HAVE PETS IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD, AND IF SO, HOW MANY?

 

      DOGS:   40

 

      CATS:    21

 

      OTHER:   2

 

16)  ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS OR INPUT YOU MAY HAVE

 

I believe the clubhouse could be rented to anyone if it was super nice & bigger for more people. It leaks

 

We liked having our yard bags picked up. Why the change?

 

Better lighting is needed at entrances to courts. Signs very dark at night and easy to miss

 

We moved to Wellington Greens in 1982. It feels like home

 

I am not always able to find info on web site or workorder sheets in mailbox at club house.

 

When Tom Johnson was on board, we had music events. Would like to see this again. Weekends only please

 

Be more aggressive in collecting dues in arrears. Put up “pick up poop” signs and poop waste baskets

 

What can I do to receive a golf sticker for this year? I can’t find mine in the male

 

Organize groups of residents that like to do landscape work & be with others. Care for areas of interest.

Resume talks with Carriage Park – – pool and tennis courts

Greg says he likes the new board members 

 

More focus on maintaining what we have. Be more caring

We need to move towards more maintenance free exteriors. Vinal windows, etc. fiber cement boards

Look around, architectural harmony (sameness) is boring

Introduce some charm & uniqueness to the homes. Article IX

Not at all looking to the future

It seems that 75% or more effort is put into the golf course. Why not try and put more effort into the green spaces so that residents who do not play golf feel like they are getting some attention for their monthly dues during the summer 

 

I’m curious if there is a tree replacement plan & if so what it consists of

It would be nice to have access to pool at Carriage Park 

 

Don’t allow people to change their roofs without consent of all neighbors. Poor terrible communication. Looks terrible because all roofs should be replaced, not sections 

 

Allow solar panels on houses.

Work w/ Nebr arbor team, NRD, etc.to update and expand landscape

 

I appreciate the efforts being made to keep this the nice community it is. Thank You

 

I strongly feel a pool would be a great additional amenity

 

  1. Convert all gasoline power equipment to electric. Install electric charging stations within Wellington greens
  2. Use solar panels & geothermal energy to help with electrical costs. Could be a cost share amount LES, NPP, owners & wellington Association. Excess kilowatts provided will be bought by LES, net metering

Fund Raiser

Wellington Association buys a lottery ticket every week – 52 x $2 = $104.00. What can we do with $100 Million!!!

 

Greatly appreciate the work of the Board and the Grounds crew

 

Would like be interested in sitting on the Long-term Planning Committee (if there is room)

 

I haven’t met all my neighbors yet, but those I have been helpful and so great

 

Concrete driveways

 

We know that the Concrete Committee has been very active in planning for increased replacement of concrete within the community. We would recommend strongly that provisions be made for replacement of individual driveways on the bases of cost shared between owner and Association when improvements are made in Courts (we want to be #1 on the list when they come to Wellington Court)

 

Encourage opportunity to NAP have voice in major matters for this community is where I belong. If court captains aren’t participating in meetings important that new court captain be named so that all courts be represented

 

An outdoor pool

 

I certainly appreciate our maintenance crew. They do a great job

 

Quality maintenance of buildings – Thank You

Thank you for asking!

You’re Welcome

 

Thank you very much for everything

I’m sorry for my writing

Good luck

 

We feel golfing residents should shoulder more of the golf course costs than non-golfing

 

Food Truck social – surcharge to HOA

Colby Ridge gift card to new resident

 

Thank you board for all you do

Dan & crew do a great job

 

Better relationship between board & residents. They are paying the bills

 

The grounds keepers do a great job of keeping up the grounds. The one thing are the small branches which are mowed over as well as all of the acorns and this makes it difficult area to be on in the grass due to all of the small pieces. I have a small area of grass behind my home. It would take two swipes of the large mower. It would be great to have this option. Especially when I see many elderly people that would benefit by this service as well. I am aware that a lot of the HOA dues goes to keep up the golf greens. I did not move here for the golfing. Maybe that was a mistake. However I do like the area a lot. Even if we can’t have a pool. There is the neighboring pool @ Carriage Glen that would be nice if we could work out an arrangement. I really see it being used

I’m grateful for how things are kept up

 

* concern about increase in coyote population 

* commons areas racking, leaves, pine needles, (more attention to)

 

I think the grounds crew does an exceptional job having [done?] that work professionally for awhile

 

NUMBER OF RESPONDENTS PROVIDING PERSONAL/CONTACT INFORMATION

 

      69

LONG-RANGE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN STEERING COMMITTEE

 

CHAIR:        Vaughn Carter

                    Vaughn@StratDM.com

                    402-432-6028

CO CHAIR:  Dorothy Shapiro

                    greydot65@aol.com

                    402-202-5099

Judy Dyer

dyers@earthlink.net

402-3107805

 

Barb Casey

B2Casey@hotmail.com

402-5706048

 

Jane Haire

J080895@yahoo.com

402-770-3475

 

Dave Fries

dwfries72@gmail.com

531-777-6850

 

Tammy Hanel

academicaccents@yahoo.com

402-310-9598

 

Linda Siedhoff

lsiedhoff@aol.com

402-432-1574

 

LET’S GROW WELLINGTON GREENS!