Oakmont E-Blast 10-25-2019

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Important Info

Facility Availability

Due to the smoke heading our direction from the nearby fires, we will have to shutoff our HVAC systems to avoid drawing smoke into our facilities.
Click here for a Smoke Health Advisory notice from Sonoma County
Haga clic aquí Aviso De Salud De Humo de Sonoma County En Español 

Because of the poor air quality and lack of HVAC, and the likelihood of another Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSP) over the weekend, the East and West Rec Centers won’t reopen until next week.

If another outage occurs, we will keep the Berger Center and Central Activity Center open as power & water stations for as long as possible, but HVAC systems will remain off to avoid drawing smokey air into our facilities.

If the PSPS extends until Monday, OVA buildings will not reopen until after Wednesday of next week.

OVA pools will require at least 3 days of prep after the buildings open.

Power & Water Stations at Berger & CAC

photo by Julie Kiil

This generator was provided by PG&E and enabled the Berger Auditorium and Central Activity Center to be utilized as power & water stations during the outage. Thank you to Oakmont resident, George McKinney and our General Manager, Kevin Hubred for coordinating with PG&E to have this generator at no cost.

photo by Julie Kiil

Facility Manager, Rick Aubert and his Maintenance Team setup a welcoming environment in the Berger Auditorium and CAC for residents seeking refuge during the outage.

Residents utilizing the power stations setup in the Berger Auditorium

Generator Usage

As the PGE Public Safety Power Shut offs (PSPS) become more commonplace, so does the purchase and use of generators within the community during that time. Complaints of noisy generators in poor condition producing harmful fumes have been made aware to the OVA staff. Generators must be in good condition to be utilized. Additionally, the City of Santa Rosa has issued a max noise limitation of 45 decibels (dB) for permanent generators but will allow 5 dB over the allocated amount. In the event of an emergency, this limitation would come with some flexibility. We want to reiterate that residents make sure all generators are properly serviced and at a noise level consistent with the law.

Architectural Office Monthly Topic

We are excited to inform you, that we have a new Architectural Application. As a friendly reminder, any proposed work to be done on the exterior of the home needs an Architectural Application submitted and approved prior to work be started.

Click Here To Check Out The New Architectural Application

~ The New Architectural Application Form to be used going forward, this application is replacing the prior “Buff” application form. Please disregard the prior “Buff” form.

~ Obtain the new Application form at the OVA Architectural Office or at Oakmont Village.com

As always thank you for keeping Oakmont an Attractive Community.

Solar Presentation

All Oakmont residents are invited to a Town Hall about the Oakmont Solar project set for 1:00 PM in the Berger on Tuesday, November 5. The Long Range Planning Solar Sub-Committee is sponsoring this informational event that will provide an opportunity to learn more about solar for both the community and for your individual home.

Toxic Waste Disposal

Four times a year Oakmont has a Community Toxic Collection from 2 – 7 p.m. Location and date will be provided when you call to schedule an appointment.

LIMITS: 15 gallons of liquid (max. of 5 gallons per container) or 125 pounds of solid material – NEVER mix chemicals. Place in sealed containers in the trunk, packed to prevent spills. Syringes/needles in sealed, approved Sharps containers.

NOT ACCEPTED: Explosives or ammunition – radioactive materials – biological wastes (except syringes) – TVs, computer monitors and other electronics – business waste.

Appointment is required

Please call 795-2025 to schedule an appointment or ask your questions. Must schedule 24 hours prior to event.

Deer Deaths

It has been brought to our attention that multiple deer have been found dead on the Oakmont Golf Course.It is unusual that a group of deer have died simultaneously. The deceased deer do not have any external stress to their bodies. For this reason, it is feared that the deer may have been poisoned. Please be informed that tormenting and mistreating the wildlife is prohibited. If you have any information regarding this matter, please contact the OVA office at 707-539-1611

Inside Oakmont

Oakmont Kiwanis

Carnitas and Margaritas
Friday, November 8
Berger Center – 5 PM to 7 PM
Tickets $20, includes 1 margarita

Also featured will be a Silent Auction on a number of exciting gift baskets and other awards from merchants around the area. Tickets can be obtained from Kiwanis Club members, from Poppy Bank in Oakmont, at the OVA office from Colin, and by contacting Pat Veuve at patveuve@gmail.com or (707) 490-7020. Put this event on your calendar.

Dancing Divas

An ABBA Song & Dance Revue
Featuring Songs From Mamma Mia
Saturday, Nov 2, 3 pm, Berger Center
doors open 2:30 PM, Tickets $15

With performances by:
The Oakmont Dancing Divas, The Redwood Country Cloggers, Elements, Lauralie Staley Mayhew, Very Harvey, Terry Whitten & John Ross, Anne Marie Siu Yuan & Mark Novak, and The Oakmont Rainbow Jammers

A Fundraiser For Covia/ Social Call
Make checks payable to The Oakmont Dancing Divas and place in the Dancing Divas folder at OVA or mail to The Oakmont Dancing Divas, 5984 Stone Bridge Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Movies At Oakmont is tentatively cancelled for this weekend as the Berger Center will be utilized as a power station in the event of the potential Public Safety Power Shutoff scheduled by PG&E for this weekend.

The Sunday Symposium is cancelled for this weekend as the Berger Center will be utilized as a power station in the event of the potential Public Safety Power Shutoff scheduled by PG&E for this weekend.

Lifelong Learning students in cancelled classes will be notified of make-up dates soon. Thank you for your patience.

Outside Oakmont

Free Movies For Seniors Begin Again

On November 7, 2019, the Free Seniors Movie Series will begin again, at the Third Street Cinemas in Downtown Santa Rosa. The Third Street Cinemas is located at 620 3rd Street between Santa Rosa Avenue and “D” Street, in the Courtyard behind the Third Street Aleworks & BiBi’s Burger Bar.

Movies are free for Seniors, 60 & older. Doors open at 9:30 AM and the movies begin at 10 AM, no tickets needed. For a list of each month’s movie titles, call the Third Street Cinemas Recording at 707-525-8909 x 2. 

The Series is generously being sponsored by Santa Rosa Memorial Park & Mortuary/Eggen & Lance Chapel, Kobrin Financial Services, and Hired Hands Homecare.

For more info, contact Gwen Adkins at the Santa Rosa Entertainment Group at 707-523-1586 x 21 or 707-484-7328.

Sierra Garden Holiday Boutique

Mark your calendars for Sierra Garden Holiday Boutique. The Sierra Garden 2019 Holiday Boutique will be on Saturday December 7th from 9am-noon. The boutique will have all sorts of tasty goodies, gift baskets, jams, fruit breads, novelties, hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, and much more. All proceeds from the sales go to college scholarships for under-served Sonoma County youth. Many of them are the first in their families to attend college. This is done through an organization called 10,000 Degrees. www.sierragarden.org

And now a comic from Oakmont’s own Steven Radice…