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Updated: 4 September, 2014 (current newsletter, minutes from August BOD added)

Welcome to The Lakes at Oxford, Mississippi

This site is paid for by The Lakes Homeowners Association. It is maintained by The Lakes Architectural Control Committee.

If you have any questions, suggestions, contributions etc. please contact Hal Stoen, hal@stoenworks.com

 

The Lakes subdivision is located six miles East of Oxford, Mississippi, one mile South of highway six, just west of County Road 415 (Punkin Road). The Lakes offers gracious lakefront living with more than 180 acres of rolling hills yet is less than ten minutes from the historic downtown square and The University of Mississippi, Ole Miss. Home sites are still available overlooking many of the lakes. The 2 major lakes (Rock Lake and Spring Lake) and "green areas" are accessible to all property owners of The Lakes subdivision. The Lakes is a covenant community.

No other subdivision in Lafayette County offers the combination that The Lakes subdivision has; lakes, rolling hills, large lots, country setting, all underground utilities (including natural gas), and our most important asset- the wonderful folks who live here.

For a larger version, click here.

A map is also available that shows lot numbers with their corresponding street addresses. To see that map click here.

If you need information on any subject not covered on this page contact our President or any member of our Board of Directors.

If you need information on new construction, additions, fences, storage sheds, etc. contact the Architectural Control Committee.

The Lakes Homeowners Association

The Lakes has an active homeowners association, with Board meetings held once each month. The primary purpose of the HOA is to protect the property values of our residents and property owners. Elections for the Board of Directors and Architectural Control Committee are held each June.

Annual HOA Assessment (HOA fee)

$100.00. Each property owner is billed by The Lakes treasurer, by mail, in January. Our fiscal year is the same as the calendar year.

Next HOA Board Meeting: The HOA Board holds its monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of each month @ 6:30 pm at the Stoen's shed, 514 Rock Springs Drive. These are always open meetings and all residents are invited to attend to observe and/or speak if they wish.

Click here to see the minutes of our last Board of Directors meeting.

Click here to read our yearly (2013 last year available) financial report.

The Lakes Newsletter

The Homeowners Association publishes a monthly newsletter that is distributed to all of our residents in printed format. The newsletters are also available on-line. See the link below.

Click here to read The Lakes current newsletter.

Click here to read previous editions of The Lakes Newsletter.

By our covenants all new construction plans, swimming pools, storage sheds, fences, additions etc. need to be submitted to The Lakes Architectural Control Committee. Each plan is considered on an individual basis, however there are basic guidelines.

Click here for construction information and samples of the Approval Letters for new construction, storage buildings, fences, etc.

Covenants, Bylaws, FAQ

Click here for The Lakes Covenants

Click here to read the HOA's position on covenant enforcement

Click here for The Lakes Bylaws.

Click here for The Lakes FAQ.

Plat Surveys available

The survey plats of lots at The Lakes are available. Click here

"Good" Contractors (The HOA provides this list but makes no endorsements)

The Association is compiling a list of contractors that our residents have used with good experiences. If you are a resident and have had a positive experience please let us know and we will add the name to the list. Please submit the type of work performed, name of the contractor, telephone number and any comments. We will not publish negative comments nor the name of the resident submitting the information.

Click here to see the list.

Mowing, Lot Maintenance (The HOA provides this list but makes no endorsements)

A&T Lawn Care Service Daniel: 662-509-2088, Andrew: 662-419-9075 (local residents of The Lakes)

Internet Access

High-speed internet access is available through the cable TV provider for the Oxford area, Comcast. Dish and DirecTV satellite service is also available.

Utilities

All utilities (gas, electric, cable TV, telephone, water and sewer) are run underground to each home and undeveloped lot.

Our utility providers are:

Gas: Entex

Electric: Northeast Mississippi Electric

Telephone: Southern Bell (ATT)

Water: Punkin Water Association

For a report on water testing and quality from Punking Water Association click here.

Sewer: The Lakes sewer system is owned and operated by The Lakes Of Oxford Utility Company, LLC.

For new connections or service issues contact: Pat Robertson (662) 801-1750

For billing or account information contact: Carol Bullard (662) 816-1795

The published rates are:

$31.00 Monthly flat rate

$400.00 Tap/Connection fee

$100.00 Reconnection fee

$31.00 Deposit

$5.00 Late fee

$25.00 NSF fee

For information about how our sewer system operates, including owner's manuals for the E-1 and Myers grinder pumps, click here.

Grinder Pump Repair

E-One:

Freeman Jetting Service, Inc. Art Freeman: 662-236-1163, 662-801-0511 ("Grease Lines, Sewer Septic Lines, Drain Lines, Pipe Video/Locator, Slab Leak Detection")

The latest authorized repair company for E-One grinder pumps is: Jesco-Machine & Motor Division
637 Carnation, Tupelo, MS
662-842-5582, Hours M-F 7:30 til 4:00 
Manager:  Neal Houston (after hours contact:  Billy Yant @ Cell:  662-231-2776) They have loaner pumps for use while your unit is being repaired and no rental is charged for this service as it is included in the repair-pickup-delivery bill.

Myers & Others:

Freeman Jetting Service, Inc. Art Freeman: 662-236-1163, 662-801-0511 ("Grease Lines, Sewer Septic Lines, Drain Lines, Pipe Video/Locator, Slab Leak Detection")

Board of Directors

Marilyn Jennings rhjmaj90@ms.metrocast.net

Susan Noble 662-232-8066 (H) oxfordcavs@ms.metrocast.net

Charlene Ott 662-281-0546 (H), 662-801-3823 (C), charterr33@yahoo.com

Daniel Martin

Hal Stoen 662-236-4440 (H), 662-607-0065 (C), hal@stoenworks.com

President

Hal Stoen

Vice-President

Daniel Martin

Treasurer

Susan Noble

Secretary

Marilyn Jennings

Architectural Control Committee

Daniel Martin

John Cook

Hal Stoen

About Oxford, Mississippi:

"A town of only 13,000 residents, Oxford has long been recognized as a culturally and historically rich tourist destination. The home of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner, Oxford is a vibrant university town filled with unique boutiques and gift stores, a nationally recognized bookstore, eclectic restaurants and bars, historic homes and buildings, and a beautifully preserved courthouse Square. This town stands apart from others in that it has maintained its charm and Southern gentility all the while becoming a cultural oasis for the arts and learning.

Other nationally celebrated writers such as John Grisham, Larry Brown, Cynthia Shearer, and Barry Hannah have followed Faulkner's lead by making Oxford their home. Independent bookstore, Square Books, and annual events such as the Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference and the Oxford Conference for the Book have made the town a destination for not only writers but readers as well.

Each spring, Oxford hosts the annual Double Decker Arts Festival. Taking its name from the town's authentic double decker bus imported from England in 1994, the festival brings together visitors and residents alike for a daylong celebration of music, food, and the arts held on the picturesque courthouse Square. Over one hundred selected art vendors from around the region display their creative wares for the anticipated 40,000 attendees. Shoppers can browse to the rhythmic sounds of bluegrass, jazz, gospel, blues, country folk, Cajun, and rock-and-roll musical groups, while sampling the variety of culinary treats from local restaurateurs.

Another unique attraction for visitors, and the cultural and economic hub of Oxford since the town's incorporation in 1837, is the historic Courthouse Square. Devastated during the Civil War when General A.J. "Whisky" Smith and his federal troops burned many of the area's homes and buildings, today it thrives with businesses such as Neilson's, the oldest continuously operating department store in the South and the sixteenth oldest in the nation. Oxford also offers a variety of restaurants and upscale clothing boutiques. The downtown square in Oxford has remained the center of economic and cultural life in this vibrant university town for over 150 years.

The historic downtown area is now more than ever the nucleus of all forms of activity. For example, at nationally acclaimed Square Books, there are weekly reading and signings. It is common to run into such writers as Barry Hannah, John Grisham, and Larry Brown. Just next-door is South side Gallery. The gallery hosts numerous forms of art, from high art to folk-art. An evening walk around Oxford will present a unique atmosphere with families strolling, bike riding, co-eds jogging through the square, and observing balconies full of people enjoying live blues or jazz music.

Each fall, Oxford doubles in size for nine months of the year when University of Mississippi students enroll in classes. Thousands of fans travel to Oxford to see exciting SEC football as the Ole Miss University Museums whose exhibits include rare Greek and Roman antiquities and 19th century scientific instruments.

Over the years, Oxford has received notable recognition, such as being listed among the "Best100 Small Towns" for several years in a row. The town square has been included in the 63 "Great American Public Places" from among 200 candidates, as well as being named the "Thriving New South Arts Mecca." Most recently, Oxford was recognized as one of the six "Best Places to Retire" by Money Magazine.

Throw in beautiful homes, the intoxicating scent of magnolias, extraordinary cuisine, upscale shopping, colorful characters, laughter and music that echoes at twilight and endless tailgate parties on weekends -that's Oxford."

Oxford and Lafayette County Links:

City of Oxford Tourism Community events Lafayette County stoenworks