OGC/OVA Town Hall Meeting

  • Staff Report

A Town Hall Meeting with the title “Economic Benefits of the Oakmont Golf Club to the Community of Oakmont” was held Monday evening, February 26, 2018 at the East Recreation Center for a standing room only audience. Many were turned away at the door and several had to view the proceedings from the small room to the side of the main auditorium, where hearing the speakers was difficult.  Continue reading

Board Candidates’ Answers to Candidates Night Questions on Berger and OGC

As reported in the January 1, 2018 issue of the Oakmont News, two of the biggest issues on the agenda for the Board of Directors are the plans for the Berger Center and the OGC appeals to the OVA for financial assistance.  Following are the questions asked of the candidates in the current election on these issues and their answers.

QUESTION ON BERGER PLANS:  Do you believe it is in the best interest of Oakmont to proceed with the Berger remodel, as recently approved?  Would you consider revisiting all the options with cost and design plans in a town hall meeting format with residents able to ask questions and express views? Continue reading

2018 Board of Directors Candidates

Here are the questions asked of the 2018 candidates:

  1. What special expertise do you offer that relates to serving on OVA Board?
  2. How would you improve communications and ensure transparency among the Board, Committees, and community?
  3. How have you resolved conflicts within a group that resulted in positive outcome?

NOTE: These are not the questions that were asked at the Candidates Forum.

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Board Votes to Proceed with Berger Remodel

  • Michael Connolly

The Oakmont Board of Directors voted at the February 6 business meeting to proceed with a $3.6 million remodel of the Berger Center, including full upgrades of the kitchen, stage, storage and audio-visual systems as well as high grade finishes. Directors Goodwin, Bettencourt, Oneto and Oswald voted for the motion, with Director Connelly voting no.  President Young had left the meeting before the vote was taken.  The vote followed a presentation of options and cost estimates by the Berger Action Committee. Continue reading

Town Hall Meeting to Discuss OGC Bailout

■Jim Golway

These should be the best of times for the Oakmont Golf Club. Both courses are in the best condition ever and, despite a continual hike in prices, the Quail Inn remains as busy as ever. One would think the club would be a bunch of happy golfers, but instead, the members are worried. The OGC is in serious financial trouble and is now reaching out to the community in hopes the Oakmont Village Association will come to their rescue. Continue reading

Candidates Forum Coming February 21

The 2018 OVA board election Candidates Forum is set for February 21 at 6p.m. in the
Berger Center. All the candidates will take the stage to introduce themselves to the
community and answer questions. The Forum will also be videotaped and available
online at the OVA website. Continue reading