“We want to hear from you, especially regarding the Phase 1 process for amending our bylaws.” Per the above, please consider the following as part of the OVA’s request for comments on the process for amending bylaws. Approving the 55 minor changes to the language and legal references as presented by the 2018 BRC should…

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“We negotiate to satisfy our interests. Interests are our needs and wants. They underlie our hopes and fears and protect our core principles”. Don McPherson’s explanation of the BATNA approach for negotiations provides a concise process to help solve the complex and difficult agreements that almost every community HOA organization faces.  BATNA (Best Alternative To…

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On 02/10/2020 the OGC and OVA were notified by the NLRB that Laborers’ Local Union 324 filed a complaint # 20-CA-256255 for: 8(a)(5) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith Bargaining (incl’g surface bargaining/direct dealing) 8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract [Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes] 8(a)(3) Discharge (Including Layoff and Refusal to Hire (not salting) 8(a)(5) Alter Ego. On 02/28/2020 the…

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An Oakmont resident asked a great question: “What can the average Oakmont resident expect in terms of added (increased) costs in the new scenario including the cost of litigation.“ The question does not have a simple answer; but, if the OVA membership wants change, the membership must understand that they need to be involved in…

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Regarding Bylaws, the Berger and Educating the Community The following are some interesting points to consider when discussing the above subjects.   The Oakmont community has a recent voting history (2015-2020) for OVA BOD elections of around 50-55%+/- (1600+/-) by the 3200+ owners.  The YES vs NO vote in August 2019 resulted in 2581 voters casting…

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It is quite probable that there are many Oakmont property owners who would be interested in being a candidate for the OVA Board of Directors (BOD).  The reluctance to enter a race is based on the negative type of responses by others (groups or individuals) that begin and grow during the election process itself.  It…

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