I was not in favor of new pickleball courts behind the Berger Center for the simple reason that our tennis courts were underutilized. I am not in favor a new Berger Center for the simple reason that the Central Project Committee (CPC), after lengthy research, determined that available meeting space in Oakmont was sufficient now…

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More than half a century ago, H.N. “Nor” Berger, a developer from Sacramento, built 600 houses and an 18 hole golf course along Highway 12 – in a former hop yard. He fulfilled his dream to create a retirement village that followed a new trend sweeping the nation. The entrepreneur built out his Shangri-La with…

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As we are about to end one year and look ahead to a new one, we take inventory of the past and plan for the future. As I write these lines, the East Recreation Center is nearing its completion, a $3 million facility that will serve the Oakmont residents for many years to come. Awaiting…

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A perception of privacy, secrecy, and opacity describe the atmosphere surrounding the OVA Board Committee charged to deal with the Oakmont Golf Club issue. This sense of unease was voiced by the chair of the Oakmont Community Development Committee (OCDC). An attorney and former OVA Board Secretary, Hugh Helm, addressed the Board at its last…

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The financial situation of the Golf Club is nearing critical aspects, according to leadership sources. The OVA Board is prepared to financially support the OGC, consequently they are looking at ways and means to accomplish this desire. Among other possibilities, the purchase of land from the Golf Club has been considered. One parcel on Oak…

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By naming Noel Lyons to the seat vacated by Greg Goodwin, the Board appointed a longtime resident with experience and institutional memory. Having served previously as a director, the new member was co-chair of the ad hoc Pickleball committee, promoting the development of playing courts on the vacant lot behind the Berger Center and Central…

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