Review of "Priority Membership" Policy Announced in November 2008
Thank you to the many members who attended the Annual Meeting on November 11, 2015. As we discussed at great length during the meeting, the Board of Directors has received numerous inquiries regarding the circumstances surrounding the November 2008 letter to members regarding a priority for membership for property owners in the Oakton Estates Homeowners Association. We understand that the "priority" membership announced in the November 2008 letter was adopted in an effort to comply with a condition imposed by Fairfax County in granting our Special Operating Permit ("Condition 5"), originally in 1982 and carried forward through the most recent amendment to the permit in 2008.
As a result of the inquiries, the current Board of Directors has initiated a review of the "priority" membership issue, conducted extensive research into the origins of Condition 5, and has engaged in discussions with numerous Fairfax County officials. In addition, in May 2015, the Board of Directors requested guidance from Fairfax County regarding the issue. On November 5, 2015, Fairfax County responded in writing and confirmed Condition 5.
The premise embodied in Condition 5 can be traced to a provision in the original land grant of the current 6.75 acres to OSRC. Under that provision, OSRC set aside approximately 192 memberships for the owners of home sites (developed or to be developed) in Waples Mill Estates. The owners of those parcels were provided a 90-day right of first refusal to purchase an OSRC membership. During a hearing in 1982 related to the approval of OSRC, a Planning Commissioner requested the Special Operating Permit codify the "priority" provision in the 1982 Land Grant Agreement. In response to that request, staff of the Board of Zoning Appeals drafted Condition 5.
Based on the research conducted by the Board of Directors and the guidance received from Fairfax County, the Board of Directors has identified numerous questions regarding (i) the validity of Condition 5 (i.e., did Fairfax County have the authority to impose Condition 5); (ii) the validity of the priority" membership policy stated in the November 2008 letter (i.e., do the OSRC Bylaws permit a "priority" membership; (iii) whether Condition 5 and the OSRC Bylaws conflict, and if so, how does OSRC resolve that conflict; and (iv) the equities of addressing actions individuals undertook in reliance on the November 2008 letter. Accordingly, the Board of Directors has placed the "priority" membership issue under review so that the Board of Directors may determine the appropriate action.
The Board of Directors will identify various alternatives in order to address the identified issues. We expect to present the alternatives to the members of OSRC as soon as practicable. After presenting the alternatives, the Board of Directors will hold a Special Meeting of Members to discuss the alternatives and determine which course of action is in the best interest of OSRC.
For your convenience, all relevant documents, including research, excerpts from hearing testimony,
and correspondence between OSRC and Fairfax County, may be accessed through the Downloads page of the OSRC website (http://www.osrc.us/club-
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OSRC has a dive team that competes in the Northern Virginia Swim League (Division 4 for 2015). All ages up until graduation from high school are welcome. If you are interested, check out the Dive section of the site.
Volunteer sign up can be found under the dive team tab (under volunteers).
Dive lessons are also available.
The Club has four lighted hard-surface tennis courts open year round along with three lighted clay courts open mid-May to mid-October.
The Club also has youth and adult tennis teams, lessons (all ages), social tennis competition, and free play. Courts can be reserved from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Group Swim Lessons
Group Swim Lessons given by Robin Liddell, Swim Instructor at Oak Marr and Machine Swim School
Session 1 June 30-
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The pool opens at 11 am, Saturday, May 23. Through June 19, 2015, pool hours are:
Sun - 11 am - 8 pm
Mon - Thurs - noon - 8 pm
Fri - noon - 9 pm
Sat - 11 am - 9 pm
Beginning June 20, 2015 pool hours are 11 am to 9 pm.
Please look at the club calendar for special events/openings and closings.