YES votes 1,973 to 707 NO votes. The culmination of the August 8th election shows that almost two-thirds of Oakmont’s residents wish to retain golf as an amenity in their village.
The monthlong battle for and against the dues increase was fought on both sides vigorously and at times acrimoniously.
The YES vote warning against housing development on the golf courses, and the NO votes unconditionally repudiating such claims.
In the end concern over the future of the 250 acres of open space led the significant majority to opt for the tried and true status quo, namely the continuance of golf play.
One observer, posting the results, wrote: “It’s over.”
The victorious members pleading to move on, with the defeated minority stating ‘not so fast.’ They promise to keep their resistance to the deal alive for the 60 days escrow period.
In the weeks to come, the BOD will work on the details of the leasing agreement with Advance Golf Partners. While the rough outlines of the contract are known, the particular elements are yet to be fine tuned.
The results of the vote are empowering the BOD to purchase the golf operation and to enter into final negotiations with the prospective lessee ADP to manage our golf courses and the Quail Inn for an anticipated 30 years.