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Plans for an New OVA Committee Come Into Focus [OGC]

On November 10, 2017 The Oakmont Golf Club (OGC) held their first Town Hall meeting, telling the audience ways in which the OVA might provide financial support for the golf operation. – Kenwood Press article OVA’s agenda to create a committee for 2019, albeit long-overdue, is a good step in the right direction. An ideal framework…

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Oakmont Golf Club – Countdown to Zero Hour

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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Privacy, Secrecy, and Opacity Describe new Board Committee

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 Sustainability Of The Oakmont Golf Courses

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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What Should Oakmont’s Future Look Like, and Who Should Decide?

Since coming to Oakmont five years ago, I have observed two macro tendencies that could bear improvement.  First, on issues of substantial importance to the future of Oakmont (Berger remodel/rebuild, pickleball court location, OVA relationship to OGC), there is considerable dissension within our community, lack of trust that the OVA Board of Directors will make…

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Some Concerns With OGC/OVA Affiliation

While it now appears that an OVA dues increase to send money directly to the Oakmont Golf Club (OGC) has been taken off the table, there are still several options under discussion for an OVA cash infusion to the OGC. We have been informed that yet another OGC/OVA Joint Committee has been formed, comprised of…

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