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New Board’s First Business Meeting

The newly elected Board of Directors held its first business meeting on April 17 before a large audience in the Berger Center.  

Highlights of this nearly three hour meeting:

  • An OGC/OVA Town Hall will be held on July 10, 2018.
  • The Dog Park Committee Charter was approved 6-0.
  • Building Construction Committee Chair Iris Harrell gave a detailed presentation on plans and costs for the East Recreation Center renovation project, scheduled to begin in June.
  • The Long Range Planning Committee was reinstated by a vote of 6-0.
  • Quarterly Town Halls were approved by a vote of 6-0.
  • Contract proposals from several reserve study analysts were discussed.  Browning Reserve Group was approved by a vote of 3-2.
  • The Communications Committee will be reconstituted with the same members who resigned in July of 2017, approved by a vote of 4-2.
  • A contract with RGH Consultants for $9100 to drill small bores to a depth of 50 feet beneath the Berger Center to evaluate the soil for liquefaction in the event of an earthquake was approved 6-0.

Additional details:

Board President Steve Spanier addressed several issues in his President’s Message.  In perhaps what could be referred to as “unfinished business”, he addressed the members of the Central Park Committee and Reserve Study Committee, which were abruptly disbanded at the Board’s organizational meeting on April 3 (here), saying, “We are extremely grateful for your work and hope you will continue to monitor our progress on these issues.” Director Al Medeiros, who made the motion to disband the committees, also apologized to the committee members by name later in the meeting and thanked them for their service.

Spanier also mentioned that the new Board had its first meeting with the Oakmont Golf Club since the election to discuss potential OVA financial support.  He said, “I’m pleased to say we have already begun substantive work for identifying the available options, gathering the data, and answering the questions necessary to move us toward a resolution that we believe will be in the best interests of our community.”  He added that at the July 10 Town Hall “we plan to go much deeper than in the past.”

Note that all of the votes taken in the above summary reflect only six directors voting. (Director Neufeld had left the meeting at the time the Reserve Study 3-2 vote was taken.)  In a departure from past practice and procedure, Board President Spanier decided that he will not vote or even regularly join in discussion of matters before the Board.

Watch the video HERE.

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  1. molly Fleischman on April 18, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Great start. Keep up the good work. This is an exciting time for Oakmont.

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