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Preview: November 19 OVA Board of Directors Meeting

The intent of this article is to give a short preview of Tuesday’s Board meeting, highlighting a few agenda items that may be of particular interest to OVA members.  Information is taken from the Board Meeting Packet, and page numbers are those listed at the bottom of each page in that document. Agenda item 4.…

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What Would Hamilton Do?

(He saw this coming) The Founding Father wanted a strong president — and a way to get rid of the demagogic ones Washington Post  |  October 20, 2019 President Trump has described the impeachment proceedings as a “coup,” and his White House counsel has termed them “unconstitutional.” This would come as a surprise to Alexander…

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Report: Oct 15 OVA Board of Directors Meeting

October 15:  Update from the preview article published yesterday.  Board discussion and actions are shown in italics. OGC update:  In response to an Open Forum question, the Board stated that negotiations on the details of the OVA-OGC purchase are continuing, and that only after negotiations are complete and the purchase contract signed will the 90-day…

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A Fair and Democratic Election?

It has now been over a week since the vote count in one of the most contentious elections in Oakmont history. The result was an overwhelming victory for the OVA Board and for the YES campaign, both of whom campaigned effectively and relentlessly for the 31% dues increase. It was also a shocking disappointment to…

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Changes And Challenges

A raft of problems facing Oakmont’s 37 sub-associations could threaten the long-term well-being of the community as a whole, according to a report delivered at the July 16 Oakmont Village Association board meeting. (Oakmont News) Lack of funds and manpower imperil Oakmont’s neighborhood associations, the so called sub-HOAs, and could, therefore, endanger the good fortune…

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The Healing Of Oakmont

“This is seen in all the issues that have arisen over the past 5 years, and can be unpacked by looking directly at the fears people in Oakmont are driven by; home values, conflict with neighbors, losing a recreational activity, fire etc.” The above comments from a former Oakmont resident, give pause and lead to…

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