East Rec Deck: Tell OVA What You Think

Staff Report

There are some options for addressing problems with the East Rec Center Deck,

East Rec Deck as it now exists.

which has been declared unsafe and closed. OVA wants to hear from members on the subject.

Options include replacing the deck, putting up a smaller deck, removing the deck, or removing it but designing something to soften the resulting appearance of the building. A board decision will be affected by costs for each option.

To help decide, the board has authorized spending up to $6,000 for architectural drawings for a smaller deck and other alternatives. That information will allow development of the cost estimates.

A request for member opinions was published earlier in Manager Cassie Turner’s weekly email letter and on the Oakmont News website. That brought almost 250 responses, President Andie Altman said. Publication in the newspaper could swell that number. Early responders were strongest in favor of reducing the deck size, with the fewest favoring removing the existing structure.

Altman noted that costs for the various options would play a big role in what the board decides to do (considering total removal of the deck has a significant price tag. Also affecting cost is what work on the building might trigger in changes to meet ADA access requirements.

To provide your opinion, please choose only one of the options below:

  1. Replace the deck
  2.  Keep the deck but reduce the size
  3. Remove the deck
  4. Remove the deck but design something that will soften the look of the building once the deck is removed.

Please send your choice to askova@oakmontvillage.com

There is a limit of one deck email per member.