OVA Board Business
OVA Announces Golf Club Lease Deal with CourseCo
The Oakmont Village Association has announced a lease agreement with CourseCo, a Petaluma-based golf club operator. The 10-year lease, featuring multiple possible extensions, replaces the temporary management agreement with CourseCo. The new complex will be named Valley of the Moon Club. Get all the details here:
Central Complex Announcement
For the next three to four weeks, contractors will be working on demolishing and replacing concrete at the Central Complex. The project also includes walkways along Oakmont and White Oak Drives, walkways near the lawn bowling facility and near the CAC pool. Completion of the project is dependent upon availability of concrete. For safety reasons, during this time the Central Pool will be closed. Thanks for your patience as we improve access and safety at OVA facilities. Lawn bowling is open, but you cannot park in the CAC parking lot.
News from Los Guilicos Village
LGV managers have “humbly requested” help with some needs for residents, including hygiene items and undergarments for men and women. All resident cabins now have air conditioners, and associated costs were not reimbursed by Sonoma County. As a result, any financial donations to LGV would be used to offset those costs.
Hygiene items and clothing can be dropped off at the main gate. Financial donations should be made payable to St. Vincent de Paul and are tax deductible.
St. Vincent de Paul
610 Wilson Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
A new email address, LGVinfo@oakmontvillage.com, is available for those who have questions or concerns about LGV.
SEPTEMBER 15 BOARD MEETING
STRUCTURAL HARDENING WEBINAR OCTOBER 10 – 10:30 A.M.
How a house is designed, where it is built, materials used in its construction, landscaping and access all influence survivability during a wildfire.
In this presentation, we will provide information on how to make a home much easier to defend and improve its chances of surviving a wildfire with or without direct firefighting intervention.
Hardening a home to withstand wildland fire exposure does not have to be costly, but it does require an understanding of the exposures your home will experience when threatened by a wildfire. This webinar on wildfire resiliency will increase your understanding of the exposures your home face when threatened by a wildfire and will focus on home hardening projects that will reduce your wildfire risks.
The presentation will be will be at least one hour long and will be a combination of live a presentation and a PowerPoint slide presentation with at least 15 minutes for Q&A. Join at
VIRTUAL COMMUNITY INPUT MEETING FOR SANTA ROSA
SURVIVORS OF THE FOUNTAINGROVE, HIDDEN VALLEY, MONTECITO AND OAKMONT NEIGHBORHOODS
MONDAY, SEPTEMER 28, 6-7 P.M.
A meeting to learn more about the PG&E settlement funds, the City’s remaining unfunded wildfire recovery projects and to ask questions and share input on how Council should prioritize use of the funds. The City of Santa Rosa has recently received $95M from PG&E to settle a claim for its 2017 wildfire damages. The Santa Rosa City Council wants to hear from Santa Rosa fire survivors of the Fountaingrove, Hidden Valley, Montecito and Oakmont neighborhood areas regarding how to prioritize spending of the settlement funds. In addition to fire recovery projects, the Council also expects to consider a range of other projects aimed at strengthening the resiliency of the community. There are no restrictions on the use of the funds.
Santa Rosa fire survivors of the Fountaingrove, Hidden Valley, Montecito and Oakmont neighborhood areas are encouraged to attend a planned virtual community meeting to learn more about the settlement funds, the City’s remaining unfunded wildfire recovery projects and to ask questions and share input on how Council should prioritize use of the funds.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://srcity-org.zoom.us/j/95710925013
Meeting ID:957 1092 5013
Survey: The City is also collecting input through a digital survey, which may be completed here
Input received from the survey and community meeting will then be compiled by City staff and shared as a report to Council Members at two upcoming public meetings.
The City Council’s Long-Term Financial Policy and Audit Subcommittee members will review the community’s input when they meet on October 8. The full Council will have a comprehensive discussion and consider all public input received to date at its October 27 City Council Meeting.
The City’s settlement funds resulted from its claim filed in PG&E’s bankruptcy proceedings to recoup damages and costs resulting from the devastating 2017 wildfires. The claim included the City’s damages and other costs that were not covered by insurance or Federal or State disaster-relief aid. The settlement was received by the City in July following the Bankruptcy Court’s final approval of PG&E’s Plan of Reorganization on June 20, 2020 that included settlements of all 2017 and 2018 wildfire claims, including those filed by other public entities, fire victims, and insurance companies. The City’s final settlement amounted to approximately $95 million after attorneys’ fees were collected.
For more information, visit: SRCity.org/2017FiresSettlement
See What is Coming Up at Oakmont
Online Activities for Weeks of September 21 and 28 There is a lot going on in Oakmont. To see the calendar, visit:
Lifelong Learning Zoom Classes for Fall
Understanding Aging: The Quest for Leveraging Scientific Research to Extend the Healthy Years of Life
Instructors: The Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Dates: Mondays, October 5 – November 9, 3 – 5 P.M.
Cost: $95 per household
Learn about the latest research on aging in this series designed and taught by six postdoctoral research scholars from the Buck Institute.
The Great Exchange: Origins and Odysseys of Our Favorite Foods
Instructor: Dr. John Freedman
Dates: Thursdays, Oct. 8 – Oct. 29, 3 – 5 P.M.
Cost: $75 per household
Join Dr. Freedman for a colorful and fascinating look at the origins and odysseys of foods of the world from pineapple, peppers, peanuts, tomatoes, potatoes (which changed the world) to sugar (a bittersweet story), coffee, chocolate and more. To register for a class or to get more information, go to oakmontll.org.
Oakmont Online Activities
The continued closure of Oakmont facilities has prompted a group of volunteers to expand online opportunities for club meetings and other activities. The OVA now holds two Zoom Pro licenses that can be used by clubs to hold online meetings and get-togethers of any length without cost and with technical assistance from Anita Roraus and members of the Oakmont Technology Learning Center. Help in understanding how to participate in these sessions is also available.
Part of this effort will include a weekly listing of activities that are available to residents. Please contact Anita at email@example.com to make sure that your group is represented in this important publication. If you have technical questions or need technical help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re new to Zoom and want someone to help you understand how to use this new technology, email email@example.com and you will be set up with someone who can help.
Let’s Play Bingo
Oakmont’s Just for Fun Games Club invites you to play Virtual Bingo on Saturday, October 3 at 1pm.
REGISTER: Send an email to:
Just4FunGamesClub@earthlink.net Include your name, email address and telephone number. (If you don’t use email, you may call or text Jeri Phillips at (714) 883-3126 to register.)
BINGO CARDS: After you register, you will receive a confirmation with instructions on how to access bingo cards to use when we play on October 3.
GAME DAY: Before the end of the month, you will receive separate instructions on how to join the Virtual Bingo Game using Zoom or your telephone.
EVERYONE WELCOME: There won’t be any cash prize, but there isn’t an entry fee either! Come join us, visit with your neighbors and play Bingo Just for Fun.