Oakmont E-Blast 2-9-21

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AARP Tax Aide On Hold

The planned distribution of AARP tax packets is temporarily on hold while the national AARP Foundation reviews the Covid-19 safety plans for the site.  It is hoped that this issue will be resolved quickly, and that AARP can be up and running within a week or so; but the timing is yet to be confirmed.  Please continue to watch for updates in the Oakmont E-Blast for additional information. 

Helpful Alternatives: 
There are two other self-service tax preparation options available through AARP. You can learn more at www.aarpca2.org/sonoma-napa


If approval is granted to move forward with the tax service, there are some types of tax returns AARP volunteers are not certified to handle. Those include: 
– Rental income 
– K1s 
– Self Employment if there are employees, losses, depreciation, business us of home or expenses exceeding $35,000. 

If you have any of the above types of income, it is recommended you find a paid tax preparer. If you are unsure if AARP can do your return and want to check, please call 707-387-4077. A volunteer will call you back to discuss your situation. 

Direct all other questions to Diane Ethier, local coordinator for AARP Tax-Aide, at 651-210-0805. 

Toxic Waste Collection

Toxic Waste Collection 

Feb. 23, 2 to 7 p.m. 

LIMITS: 15 gallons of liquid (max. of five 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 must be in sealed, approved Sharps containers. 

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

Please call 707-364-6927 to schedule an appointment or ask questions. 
(Only 100 appointments available – first-come, first-served).  Location and time will be provided when you call to schedule an appointment.  Date subject to cancellation depending on County orders. 

FREE Virtual Event in Oakmont

Trio Inverno Performing March 4, 6 p.m. Via Zoom

Attention music lovers! OVA will be hosting a night of musical fun featuring the newly formed, Trio Inverno group on March 4, at 6 p.m. via Zoom. This event is FREE for Oakmont residents! Join in on the virtual entertainment with your Oakmont friends, and get ready to be “wow-ed” by these talented instrumentalists!

For those interested, please use this link to join the event on March 4 at 6 p.m.: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86526923632?pwd=T1htTlY3QlhnRjlINThPR0xyKzZCdz09


Important News

The doors to the Club at Sugarloaf Golf Shop opened on Feb. 8, and new staff is being trained. 

The building permit for the restaurant to be finalized is still pending.  As soon as it is in hand, the process of getting the health permit will begin.   

A chef has been hired and will begin work on Jan. 20.  He has a huge job ahead of him to get the kitchens organized and cleaned and menus written to meet the goal of opening the snack bar on March 1.    

Please remember to wear your masks while around the golf shops on both courses and practice areas.   

Friendly Reminder:  Due to ongoing Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions, no guests or children are allowed at the pools at this time. Thank you!

Throughout Oakmont, front and backyard landscapes are taking on new looks as owners remove both large and small plantings of juniper.  

OVA’s Firewise Committee is planning three Junk the Juniper weeks this spring. The targeted dates are April 21-28, May 5 -12 and May 19-26.  

Cuttings that are not hauled off or chipped by gardeners and landscape contractors can be taken to the Berger for chipping.  OVA’s fire policy requires removal of juniper in the zero- to five-foot zone around homes and structures by the end of August 2021. Other plantings on properties are slated for removal in 2022.  

As you plan to remove juniper and other plantings, please contact Christel Antone, OVA Architectural Administrator, to get a desk approval for your project. Re-landscaping plans can be submitted at a later time. Christel@oakmontvillage.com

If you are able to volunteer to help neighbors remove juniper, please let Christel know.  

Club News & Online Events

February 14 – 10:30 a.m. on Zoom 
Bob Boucher and Heidi Perryman: Leave It to Beavers! 


Happy Valentine’s Day!  And the perfect animals to celebrate with are beavers.  Why?  They mate happily for life.  And not only is that kind of cool, but they are also a “keystone” animal.  When these resilient critters aren’t around, the ecology doesn’t work right; when they are around, life thrives.  Beavers are unsung heroes that shaped our country in more ways than one.  Bob Boucher and Heidi Perryman, “accidental beaver advocates,” will charm us with their fascination for these amazing animals.   

Everyone is welcome.   The Zoom link is  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86575636126?pwd=UGhFdWMwMFlqUWNSL3R1dzBBbDNOQT09

Check the schedule and upcoming speakers on the Symposium website:  http://oakmontsundaysymposium.org/upcoming-talks.html 

February 9, 11 a.m. 

Karlene Navarro 

Director of the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach 

SIR #92 is staying active in these trying times. A group gets together to play golf on Thursdays; there are informal chats and monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month with a guest speaker.  

On Feb. 9, the speaker will be Karlene Navarro. Ms. Navarro was appointed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to the position of Director of The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) in March 2019.  She has a long history of law enforcement coming from experience in private practice as a criminal defense attorney, deputy public defender and teaching legal research and performing writing and analysis at the University of San Francisco School of Law.  As the director of IOLERO, Ms. Navarro reviews complaints against the Sheriff’s Office and makes policy and training recommendations based on those complaints.  

All are welcome, member or not. To participate, contact Bern Lefson at blefson@gmail.com

Monday, February 15 – 10 a.m. on Zoom 

Biden’s Foreign Policy Speech 

The Oakmont Great Decisions discussion groups are continuing their Zoom meetings on the first and third Mondays of each month at 10 a.m. 

On February 15, the focus will be on President Biden’s speech on foreign policy delivered at the State Department on Feb. 4, discussing what he highlights as important and also what he doesn’t mention. 

If you are interested in participating in these discussions, email oakmontgd@gmail.com