Oceanside Community Association, Inc. (OCA)
550 Vista Bella, Oceanside, CA 92057 Hours: 9am – 3pm Phone: 760-757-3937
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♦ Change in Mask Policy – 5/14/21
According to our understanding of the latest Guidelines, vaccinated adults are no longer required to wear face masks, except in densely-crowded activities. Therefore, the Board is waiving the mask requirement for vaccinated members of our community. Unvaccinated individuals should continue to wear face masks and/or continue to practice social distancing. Anyone who is uncomfortable with this approach should continue to use full precautions as up to now.
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News from the Board of Directors
Governing Documents Revision Townhall Meeting – Saturday, the 26th , at 10:00
*** Click here to watch the video of the 9/26 Townhall meeting ***
The Revision of our Governing Documents continues this Saturday in the Clubhouse Auditorium. As in the past, the entire community is invited to participate and will form the revision “committee.” We hope to complete the Members Handbook RULES & REGULATIONS. Please join us.
Click the link below for the draft revision of the Handbook. Pages 11-17 are the ones to be covered on Saturday. We will have hardcopies available at the meeting. If you need a hardcopy in advance, contact the office.
If you cannot attend the meeting, you can watch on OCA-TV (Channel 1960), join the Zoom meeting (below or on the Remote Meetings page from the main menu), or dial in with your phone (see below). Please include in the Board packet or from your computer, tablet or smartphone via Zoom.
Time: Sep 25, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Governing Documents Revision Project Update – 9/14/21
Open community meetings to discuss revisions to the remaining governing documents were held on August 28 and September 11. Both began at 10:00 a.m. and ended about 11:35 a.m. The first session was attended by ca. 15 community members as well as ca. 10 on the Internet. The second session again had ca. 15 in attendance plus it was broadcast live on OCA-TV and via Zoom.
Both sessions went well with active participation by those in attendance and seeming consensus on all points. The first 8 pages of the Members Handbook have been discussed, and a draft revision prepared. Five pages plus a number of attachments remain and will be the subject of our next session on September 25 at 10:00 a.m.
The hope is to complete the Members’ Handbook at the next session and then take up a proposed booklet of Landscaping Guidelines in the meetings on October 9 and 30. That would leave the Architectural Guidelines for November with the target of completing our assignment by Thanksgiving.
Note that what is being prepared is a draft suggestion. There will be opportunity for the community to react and, if necessary, revise what will be proposed.
The electronic file entitled Draft of Handbook Revision at the link below. It shows the 8 pages which we have already worked through as well as what remains to be covered. The BLUE sections in that file are items which have been identified as needing attention.
Please look over the revision file and give us your input. You can bring your comments in person to our September 25 meeting or send them to the Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). We welcome your help in making our community the best it can be.
Steve Graves and John Vogt, committee co-chairmen
Governing Documents Revision Project Update – 9/2/21
The first community meeting to complete the governing documents revision project was held last Saturday. It was a harmonious session and made pretty good progress on the Members’ Handbook – Rules and Regulations. Click the link below to see a draft of what was decided. Items in RED are rewording, reordering and the like of the present 2015 Handbook. No substantial changes are being recommended in these first pages.
The next session will be Saturday, September 11, at 10:00 a.m. in the Auditorium. Also below is a second link to see the part of the Handbook we hope to discuss at that 9/11 meeting. Please give it a careful study, and let us hear from you if you have any suggestions for anything in that section.
It’s best if you can join us in person on the 11th and contribute to the open discussion. If you cannot join us, you can also send your comments to us by email. Use the address: email@example.com.
John Vogt, Committee Chairperson
Governing Documents Revision Project
The Governing Documents Revision Project is currently working to update the 2015 Members Handbook. The current working version is the 2017 Members Handbook Draft. For your convenience in comparing the draft version to the existing handbook, both handbook versions are listed below. Click each to open the document.
EV Charging policy (click here to see the revised policy and a brief explanation of changes)
Our attorney has suggested significant additions to the Electric Vehicle Charging Policy which the Board adopted earlier. His advice is that the policy should address fully issues which are bound to come up in the future. When the Board started work on this policy, the issue at hand was what to do about the use of Association-paid electrical outlets for charging cars. That was a concern because there certainly will be an ever-increasing number of cars in the future that need regular charging, and the car-owners should bear the cost of that electricity. Click anywhere in this paragraph to see the revised policy.
Just a short drive to enjoy the beach and pier
Our pools are a great place to cool off and get some exercise. Or not!
Wonderful views of the ocean and valley
Oceana’s Aladdin Project finished for your enjoyment
Oceana’s Aladdin Project finished for your enjoyment
Are you looking for an affordable over-55 community in one of the most desirable climates in the nation?
Oceana is an established, active senior community full of friendly people in the City of Oceanside, North San Diego County, California. We’re less than ten minutes away from the Pacific Ocean and its beautiful beaches. We enjoy afternoon ocean breezes, nearby shopping, and a number of tourist attractions. Some of our 932 homes feature spectacular ocean and/or mountain views.
We also provide numerous activities for the many varied interests of our residents, ranging from an Art Studio and Ceramics, to Billiards and Line Dancing, to Pickleball and Golf, to a Wood Shop, a Library, a Computer Room, and more. Way too many to list here. CLICK HERE to learn more about the many activities available to Oceana residents.
The North County Bus System (BREEZE) stops near our clubhouse and takes you to nearby shopping and other popular areas. BREEZE also links to the Sprinter and Coaster commuter trains, providing easy, economical access to many popular areas in San Diego County, including downtown San Diego, Old Town, and numerous other stops.
Oceana is not just an over-55 community, it is a destination to enjoy your retirement years.
The City of Oceanside’s Official website contains much information of value to Oceana residents. Contact City officials. Find out about Public Meetings, City Services, City News. Submit Service Requests to report potholes, irrigation runoff, and much more. Make Online Payment of various city fees and city program purchases. Read minutes and agendas for meetings of the City Council, Boards, Commissions, Committees. Apply for Permits. See updates on City Projects. Connect to the Police Department and Fire Department websites. View the Library’s Online Catalog (and hold the book for you or check out ebooks!). Sign up to get updates about selected items. There is information for Residents, Visitors, and Businesses. And so much more! Click the button to go to the City of Oceanside website.