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Opinion

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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Oakmont Golf Club: What is the Appropriate risk for OVA?

Any real estate or business sale is always open for negotiations and changes, but there must be some basic parameters for a buyer to follow.  Primarily, if the OGC sales contract does not require a continuation of golf for a specified duration, control of the land would then be the only reason to vote YES…

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The OGC Purchase: Oakmont at a Crossroads

From the outset, let me be crystal clear. I believe that OVA purchase of OGC would be a serious mistake that would ignore the welfare of those who might eventually lose their homes as a result. For this and other reasons elaborated below I urge you to vote NO on the proposed 31% dues increase. Whether or not OVA should buy OGC is the hottest topic…

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The NO or YES Vote Question

There have been many opinions and concerns expressed in social media, newsprint, and word of mouth (both for and against) regarding the possible purchase of the Oakmont Golf Club (OGC) property by the Oakmont Village Association (OVA). As in any controversial subject, there have been some conflicts between various groups and personalities but those should…

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