During Open Forum at the February 19 OVA Board meeting a request was made by Phillip Herzog to initiate the Internal Dispute Resolution process.
“I believe the Board’s action in Executive Session to pay up to $20,000 to clean some drainage areas on the golf course to the benefit of the golf club and to the benefit of a small number of Association members is a violation of law so significant that it could result in expensive litigation or, in the worst case, cause OVA to lose its non-profit status,” said Herzog.
He added, “I have sought to resolve this matter privately through emails without success. Therefore, under California Civil Code I request the initiation of the Internal Dispute Resolution process in an effort to reach a satisfactory resolution of this issue.”
California Civil Code Section 5915 states: “The party may request the other party to meet and confer in an effort to resolve the dispute.” “The association may not refuse a request to meet and confer.”
Herzog then handed a formal written request to Board President Spanier.