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The Oak Hills Homeowner’s Association remains financially strong with a dedicated

Board of Directors effectively maintaining all assets and business transactions. There have been no increases in fees for approximately 10 years and none are planned as of

this date.


The past year your Board made a few notable changes and overcome unexpected

challenges.

1. In response to complaints the tennis courts were being used by unauthorized

non-members, the Board instituted a formal policy requiring residents to sign a

log sheet inside the pool entrance. There have thus far been no formal

complaints of unauthorized use.

2. The Board hired Chris Burris to do all required maintenance for the pool,

recreation area and Greenbelt last year. The Board began a search to replace

Steve Naslund our long time Administrator earlier this year and found that person

in Chris Burris and for the first time in OHHA’s history both positions were filled

by one person.

3. The position of weekend Maintenance person is still vacant and offering $20 per

hour for a part-time job. Please call the office if you have any interest or know of

someone who does.

4. Last year the Board appointed an Architectural Review Committee as required in

the CC&R’s. This has never been done before. They have been and continue to

develop a defined policy similar to the landscaping policy that offer expectations

and guidelines regarding new structures added to homes.

5. As many of you have witnessed, the playground was upgraded with decomposed

granite (or dg) with a pathway leading from the sidewalk and into the playground

area which was plagued with gopher holes and unpleasant to look at. The Board

ordered four picnic tables with seats and is still waiting for delivery. As you walk

in the gate to the left of the dg, grass was planted.

6. Months before this meeting the Board put in place a billing system that will

prevent and further need for transitions from an outgoing Administrator. Bill

paying, monthly financial reporting and payroll were three major areas of the

Administrator duties. Our community has been very lucky to have a resident,

Steve Naslund, fulfill those duties competently for 14 years. When he left the

position for a year, transitioning was difficult. He returned for another two years

but then moved to another state and the Board recognized the value of having a

third party take over these duties. This transition has not been without difficulties

but it should be last time for the foreseeable future.


There are a few projects the Board will consider this year or sometime in the future:

a doggie park, a defined walking path along highway 156 and behind the homes

behind Arrowleaf and other streets, sidewalk repair, and hopefully an annual picnic

which was cancelled last year due to the pandemic. The next meeting the Board will discuss the feasibility of returning to live meetings.


Thank you so much for your continued support for the Board and do consider filling

the 2 vacancies.












Tom Dominy, President Oak Hills Homeowner’s Association

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The last month has seen very exciting news about changes in personnel. After an extensive search with Craig’s List, Next Door, neighborhood postings and mass mailing cards, The Board successfully found and hired a candidate for Maintenance Person in Mr. Chris Burris who not only lives in Oak Hills but is President of his own homeowner’s association near Cathedral Oak. Chris has solid experience in construction as an entrepreneur and is studying for his Master’s degree in Graphic Arts Design.

Our very own neighbor Steve Naslund has served 15 years as our Administrator. Although the Board would love to have him for another 15 years given his outstanding performance, he and his wife Barbara have already begun moving to their new residence in Arizona and his last day as Administrator is November 30. The Board wishes them all the best for their new life away from Oak Hills.

Another similar search was done to fill the impending Administrator vacancy and several candidates for the position stepped forward for interviews. Of those Chris Burris proved the strongest candidate. Taking on both roles fits well with his lifestyle as father of 2 children and the Board approved his employment Monday, November 1. He is training with Steve in the weeks ahead.

Until my next installment for President’s Blog, Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.













Tom Dominy, President

Oak Hills Homeowner’s Association

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While visiting a friend who owned a farm in Michigan, I took a long walk on a country road and each time a truck or car passed the driver gave me a wave. I thought that was curious given I was a complete stranger. When I started walking Oak Hills regularly I noticed that same phenomenon and I would wave back. Some folks I could recognize quickly and others not, but it was nice to see people showing their recognition that while I was walking, the vehicle was not going to be a danger. Perhaps the driver recognized me but nonetheless, whether I recognized them or not, I appreciate it. \

During these days of the pandemic distancing still allows us acknowledge our passing and the wave fits the bill to passing cars or fellow walkers. It has been said civilization is habit. The wave is a great habit to practice and keep.


Wear it with Pride

As has been reported everyone in Oak Hills has the opportunity to order a hat, t-shirt and sweatshirt with the Oak Hills name and logo with color choices. It is very easy to order by visiting oakhillshoa.org One of the tabs to the right of the President’s blog is OHHA Merchandise. Once the weather gets warmer, I look forward to seeing fellow walkers emblazed with community pride.


Rules of the Road

The Board formed an Architectural Review Committee (ARC) last year. There can be no more than 5 members total and no more than three Board members. According to the CC&R’s this is a core committee that regulates and reviews all structures such as fences, pools, spas, storage units, sheds, decks, etc. Before any of these structures is built, the homeowner must present plans to the ARC.

Another committee to be formed is the Restrictions Committee that reviews all policies in place and create new ones when needed.

None of this should create anxiety in the minds of home owners. It is actually rare for plans to go unapproved as most regulations are set by the County of Monterey. The ARC is developing guidelines with a broad spectrum of recommendations for painting that is meant to maintain the harmony of the community. The Board will always welcome the input of all members at the monthly Zoom meetings.


Yours President,


Tom Dominy









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