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

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 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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President’s Blog

November 2, 2020

There is something new all Oak Hills Homeowners should check out sometime: the OHHA website It is rich with information such as emails of Board members, phone numbers for services such as numbers to call for reporting dead or stray animals, streetlamps that aren’t working or even speeders.

Let’s start with the Home page. It opens with a brief description of your community with a deck of pictures (just point and click to the arrow on the right of the picture). At the top are the various tabs that you can navigate easily for what information you are looking for.

Place your cursor arrow on the Community tap and a drop-down list: Resident information, Fire Safety, Parking, Landscape and Greenbelt, Pets and Wildlife. You will be able to access policies and procedures regarding how to maintain community standards for your home landscaping and how to access the Greenbelt when needed. You can find out the what to do about noisy pets. It’s all right there in that one tab.

The Amenities tab informs you about Pool/Hot tub, Playground, Tennis/Pickle ball courts and basketball hoop and whatever policies and rules to follow with their use.

Documents tab includes all Board minutes that have been approved, Legal Documents such as a copy of the new CC&Rs and Bylaws, Reserves studies for residents on certain streets that share driveways and annual documents such as budgets. Everything you need to know as far as how your money is spent is all right there.

Under News tab is Announcements, Board meeting Schedule, New Calendar and copies of the Greenbelt newsletter since 2005. Find out what is happening such as pool opening or spa closing or even the playground reopening. If something is planned to happen it should be here.

The Photos tab offers an abundance of awesome photographs of our community. Check out the first one which is an aerial view taken by a drone owned by one of our neighbors.!

The Contact tab is all you need to directly contact the President and other Board members or just use the handy suggestion and comments box below.

Before contacting the office or Board member, make sure you stop at the FAQ tab first. More than likely your question can be answered there.

The Members tab offers each household to set up an Oakhill’s email.

The newest tab is the President’s Blog that offers more current information about what is on the mind of the President and the Board sharing plans, goals, activities, vision for the future or perhaps just some observations to share with the membership.

It looks like there needs to be work on the final tab More as it is redundant for Fire Safety. Please offer any suggestions to make your website more useful to you.

Your President,

Tom Dominy

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