Oakmont E-Blast 9-15-2020

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Today’s Board Meeting and Open Forum

If you would like to speak during open forum, please join the meeting with this link: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87833715143?pwd=VUNRM3lGc2Q1SnA1bnM1SXRUcWs0dz09
Passcode: 445013   Webinar ID: 878 3371 5143

If you do not plan to speak during open forum, or cannot use Zoom, please watch with this link: https://oakmontvillage.com/live

If our website is not working for any reason, you may also watch the Board meeting live stream here: https://vimeo.com/458222716

If you cannot join via Zoom but would like your open forum comment read, please send it to AskOVA@oakmontvillage.com.


WEST AND EAST POOLS OPEN, yesterday, September 14

ERC & WRC pools will both be open at the normal times.  The pool at the CAC will remain closed as the concrete replacement project for the Berger and CAC starts tomorrow.


THE WISDOM OF THE DAVIS-STIRLING ACT

What does good homeowner association (HOA) governance look like? How should board members (directors) perform their duties? What should their goals be? What input should members have? How does the ideal community operate?

In his latest president’s message, Steve answers these questions and more. 

Please Click Here For The Full President’s Message


INPUT ON PROPOSED BYLAW CHANGES

The OVA Board of Directors is seeking member input on proposed bylaws changes and processes that result from the work of the Bylaws Committee.  A town hall meeting was held last week, and the presentation slides and the meeting video are available to view at https://oakmontvillage.com/article/9-3-2020-town-hall-bylaw-revisions-video-and-meeting-materials/.

“We want to hear from you, especially regarding the Phase 1 process for amending our bylaws,” Vice President Kendrick said after the forum.  “Please direct your comments and questions to Bylaws@oakmontvillage.com.”


AN EMERGENCY REQUIRING EVACUATION

How will I know if I need to evacuate?
To learn more about how the City of Santa Rosa will notify you in the event of an emergency evacuation, review the City’s Emergency Alerts and Warning Tools web page or watch the Emergency Alerts and Warnings informational video.

If the power is out when an emergency occurs and I need to evacuate, how will I be notified if emergency alert systems that rely on cell towers or electricity fail? 

Depending on the emergency, the City’s ability to reach you via traditional alert and warning tools may be limited, especially if the power is out for an extended period of time. To help address this concern, as of October 1, 2019, Santa Rosa police cars and fire department vehicles are outfitted with Hi/Lo sirens. These European-style, two-tone sirens make a different sound than traditional sirens and will only be used in an emergency to alert residents within specific areas of the need to evacuate. If you hear the Hi/Lo, it’s time to go.  Watch a video to hear the Hi/Lo siren sound at srcity.org/EvacutionAlertingTools.  


OVA VIRTUAL COMEDY NIGHT WAS A HOOT

If you’re longing for a few laughs, you can still enjoy the show:


PRESS DEMOCRAT

SUMMER IN SONOMA COUNTY PHOTO CONTENT

Two Oakmont residents were winners in the “favorite photos” category.  Congratulations to Glenna Yee and Heidi Klyn.

By Glenna Yee

By Heidi Klyn


SUNDAY SYMPOSIUM

SEPTEMBER 20, 11 A.M.
Dr. John Freedman
Big History Part IV: The Future

If you attended Dr. Freedman’s previous lectures, you know he covers a breathtaking, fascinating and comprehensive review of life.  In his final lecture, he will take us into the future to look at four possible new thresholds that could change everything:  artificial intelligence, brain-machine neural interface, gene editing and extraterrestrial colonization.  Hang on to your seats.  This should be an exciting ride!

Speaker presentations are being pre-recorded and posted on the website  http://oakmontsundaysymposium.org.   After viewing, join in for a live Q&A at 11 a.m. on the date of the speaker’s talk.  No password or specialized software is required to view.

The Sunday Symposium board wishes to thank its audience for its continued support.  Donations are being accepting through the Oakmont Community Foundation to cover the costs in securing these online speakers. Please visit the website for more details to select option #2: http://www.oakmontcommunityfoundation.com/donor-information.html


GREAT DECISIONS

September 21, 10 A.M.

BREXIT – AN UPDATE

The Oakmont Great Decisions Discussion Groups are continuing to meet every Monday at 10 a.m. The topic for September 21 is “Brexit – An Update.” As Britain and Europe head to a formal break at year end, there seems to be virtually no progress on necessary agreements, particularly for trade. There are articles available to read in advance. 

If you are interested in participating in the Zoom discussion, please email futureoakmont@gmail.com to receive  information on the meeting.


FREE OAKMONT HEALTH INITIATIVE FITNESS CLASS

Join JoRene for an hour on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. to maintain or regain strength and stamina that we all need.   Monday we will use two sticks or drum sticks and a chair with a throw pillow on top.  Wednesday you will need weights with intervals.   Join Zoom meeting at https://zoom.us/j/96799422442
Meeting ID: 967 9942 2442