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Posts by Michael Connolly

Court Will Rule on Alleged Violations of Election Rules

Former OVA Board President Ellen Leznik appeared before Judge Allan Hardcastle in Small Claims Court the day before Thanksgiving to plead the case that the current OVA Board violated election rules in conducting this year’s member vote on raising dues to enable the purchase of the Oakmont Golf Club by OVA.  Ms. Leznik referred the…

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OVA Town Hall on the OGC Purchase

Fuzzy numbers create confusion – OVA’s broker attempts to clarify OVA members expecting to find clarity for what they are being asked to vote on starting next week were likely further confused after the presentation made at the Town Hall on Tuesday. One undecided member commented that “the information provided was often incomplete, vague and…

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Truthteller or Salesman?

OVA President Steve Spanier made a provocative statement at the June 18 board meeting with regards to the issues surrounding the potential offer to buy the OGC:  “Don’t believe anything unless it comes from us. We will give you the truth.” One of the main problems is that very little of substance regarding the potential…

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Spanier: Transpartisan to Partisan

In September of 2017 current OVA Board President Steve Spanier gave a talk at a Sunday Symposium on the topic of transpartisanship, a relatively new system of thought distinct from bipartisanship or nonpartisanship that attempts to move beyond bilateral opposing viewpoints on issues.  I covered this symposium for the Oakmont News and later interviewed Spanier…

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What Can Be Shared?

In an effort to gauge the amount of information that might be shared with OVA members I attended some recent committee meetings with agenda items involving the golf course sale. At the Oakmont Community Development Committee (OCDC) meeting on April 11 there was to be a report on the status of discussions on the golf…

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Facts are Sorely Lacking as OVA Explores OGC Purchase

As the issues surrounding the sale of the Oakmont Golf Club (OGC) and golf courses are discussed and presented to the Oakmont Village Association (OVA) community, facts and not fear should be the guiding principle. It is unconscionable to put OVA members in the position of participating in such a momentous and possibly perilous financial…

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