10/15/2018 Canine Club

Canine Club
  • Randi Hulce

Special Meeting Monday October 29th, 3-5PM – West Rec

• Did you RSVP??? Many are saying they plan to attend but few have RSVP’d. Are you one of them? Next Club Meeting is a reception open to ALL Oakmont residents and features a speaker from the Best Friends Animal Society. Come learn about their innovative work. PLUS enjoy some really special musical entertainment and light refreshments. This meeting should be enlightening and fun! No Cost! But you must please RSVP to specialevents@bestfriends.org by Sunday, October 21st. Well you don’t actually HAVE to RSVP… only if you would like a chair and some refreshments!?

We won’t have rain on November 3rd

• We know that… because our first annual Canine Club PICNIC is November 3rd – Noon to 2pm. at the West Rec picnic area. Party is for current club members only, so if you want to join the fun and you’re not a member yet, you’re welcome to join at the picnic. We’ll provide the application, you just bring your checkbook (or cash). REMINDER – Even though this is an outdoor event – sorry, No Pups Allowed, humans only. Is it on your calendar as a “save the date”?

What’s Happening With The Dog Park?

• The OVA board re-established Board Workshops to be held, as needed, on the first Tuesday of the month. On Tuesday, October 2, the first topic was … you guessed it … the dog park! A large number of Canine Club members attended to show support for establishment of an off leash dog park in Oakmont. The ad-hoc committees’ 15 minute overview presentation revealed 3 new possible sites for BOD consideration. They provided pros & cons for each along with cost estimates and photos. The 3 possible sites: (1) OGC 4th tee, (2) CAC sport court area, and (3) Stone Bridge Rd SW of the Community Gardens. Open discussion came next so questions and concerns could be heard. The cost estimates, which are very preliminary, did raise some concern as the $250k plus range is much higher than many residents had expected. Although the BOD appeared to lean towards the Stone Bridge site, it was also the location drawing most opposition. Most concern focused over health & environmental issues (i.e. poop & pee) and concern over proximity to the Community Gardens.

The ad-hoc committee is “hanging in there” and will now take a step back to review comments raised. Perhaps next is professional input from soil engineering and environmental experts to determine what is realistic and how to mitigate concerns about the gardens and environmental questions

Not a member yet? Why not join?

• Membership forms are always available in the Canine Club folder in the OVA office or download from our website www.oakmontcanineclub.org