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An example of how OVA could be informing the Oakmont community.

The Oakmont Observer has obtained a copy of a document presented to the membership of the Adobe Creek Homeowners Association that described various scenarios as to the future of their adjacent golf course. According to Adobe Creek residents interviewed by the Observer, their Association has actively included the membership in every phase of the decision-making process and before placing the financial matter to a vote of the residents.

OVA members, on the other hand, have been clamoring for basic facts and information since November 2017 and when the Oakmont Golf Club first announced they were in financial trouble. Over the course of the past year and a half, the OVA board has been operating under a screen of secrecy creating discord that is dividing the community.

Following are a few pages of this document demonstrating the clear and detailed format of the information presented for two of the six scenarios. You can view the entire document here: Adobe Creek scenarios

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  1. Shirley Phillips

    Just to be clear, this is a photo of the Adobe Creek Golf Course. The golf course borders major roadways and is not surrounded by homes, as is the Oakmont golf course.,-122.5867082,3a,120.7y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!!2e7!3e27!!7i490!8i291!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sadobe+creek+golf+course+petaluma!3m4!1s0x8085b17c0239e02f:0xf36c572b7ccd33e6!8m2!3d38.2452513!4d-122.58699

    1. Steven M.

      You missed the point. (The Adobe community borders the golf course). The point is that their HOA is presenting the actual costs under different scenarios so their community can make an educated decision. We have no info from OVA.

  2. Bruce Bon

    The other and even more major point: the Adobe Creek HOA may have put the question to a membership vote. They definitely distributed the scenarios referred to in the article to the membership. It may be true that, under law and our Bylaws, the OVA Board is not *required* to hold a membership vote, but it absolutely is not true that they are not allowed to hold a membership vote. The claims that board members could be sued successfully for following the results of a membership vote in our situation are fantasy. What the Board should be doing is coming up with two or more *responsible* alternatives, along with cost and benefit estimates for each, and then letting the membership choose.

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