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/ Owner - July 2, 2012
  • Family Helps Evacuate Condo Residents During Fire in SW OKC (OK) December 27, 2023
    A group of neighbors are thankful to a local family, who just happened to be at the right place at the right time when a fire broke out in SW Oklahoma City. It happened on Christmas Eve at a strip of condos along SW 15th Street near Yukon.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Two animals killed, one person rescued in fire at condominium complex in NW OKC (OK) October 19, 2023
    Firefighters evacuated the complex, and rescued one person who was reportedly trapped.  Police blocked off a section of May while crews worked to put the fire out.  According to OKCFD, four units were heavily damaged.     Read the article……………………………….
  • Words Matter’: New Oklahoma Law Removes Discriminatory Language From Property Covenants May 25, 2023
    Real Estate covenants are agreements between landowners and other parties like neighborhood associations.  A late 1940s covenant remains on the books in Oklahoma and appears on a list of covenants for Frost’s property.   Read the article………………………..
  • New homeowners discover neighborhood’s racist past (OK) May 13, 2023
    The ground rules for the area, like number 1, “All lots in this tract shall be known and described and used solely for residential lots.” And number 9, “No fences shall be erected forward of the front building set back lines,” and number 5, “All lots are intended for the use of the Caucasian or American-Indian races, and no race or nationality other than those for which the premises are intended shall use or occupy any building upon any lot…”  ...
  • Yukon HOA blames construction company for ruining roads (OK) April 28, 2023
    The roads in one Yukon neighborhood are rough after a nearby construction crew was caught several times driving large trucks through their streets.  “It costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix something like this and it’s frustrating,” said President of the Millers Gate Homeowners Association Matthew Raley. “You can only raise dues by so much and we shouldn’t have to do that to solve this.”   Read the article………………………..
  • House Bill Filed to End Residential Solar Power Bans OK February 3, 2023
    A bill was filed prior to the start of the Oklahoma legislative session to end housing restrictions against residential solar power projects.  Ardmore Rep. Tammy Townley filed House Bill 1023 which provides that an owners association, such as an HOA, may not prohibit the installation of solar energy systems.   Read the article………………………..
  • Ardmore community raises concerns about polluted pond (OK) January 20, 2023
    Residents of the Champion Station community in Ardmore say their neighborhood pond water turn from clear to a murky red and brown in November.   Read the article………………………..
  • Comanche County residents speak out on water issues (OK) January 6, 2023
    “The Wedgewood area right there is basically encompassed by the City of Lawton but it is not within the city limits of the City of Lawton, so its basically outside of the city limits, and all the line within that addition are private owned by the association of the housing addition,”  Read the article………………………..
  • Northwest Oklahoma City condo fire causes over $1 million in damages (OK) December 6, 2022
    A condominium fire in northwest Oklahoma City caused what officials estimate to be over $1 million in damages early Sunday morning.  Firefighters said when they arrived, flames were easily 20 feet over the roof line.  “We’re estimating it to be about a $1.4 million loss,” Scott Douglas with the Oklahoma City Fire Department said.   Read the article………………………..
  • Neighborhood still waiting for road repairs (OK) December 2, 2022
    A neighborhood is still left waiting for help, after spending more than $50-thousand on road repairs.  When last we stopped by the Pecan Grove neighborhood, the roads were in rough shape. All along the neighborhood, we found several patches of road with buckling, crumbling asphalt.   Read the article………………………..
  • One child in hospital with serious injuries from an (condo) complex fire in Southwest Oklahoma City October 24, 2022
    A (condominium) complex was up in flames in Southwest Oklahoma City Saturday afternoon. Crews responded after a report of a child being trapped inside screaming for help at the Cape Cod Condominiums.   Read the article………………………..
  • Oklahoma residents left without homes after condo complex fire April 21, 2022
    For several hours on Wednesday, firefighters were at the scene of a fire that left many residents without homes. One of those residents was a woman in a wheelchair who was able to escape on her own.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • HOA Dues Debt Relief From Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency (OK) February 2, 2022
    For Oklahomans struggling with delinquent HOA dues as a result of Covid-19 financial hardship, a relief grant may be available. The Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency, through the American Rescue Plan Act, presently has in excess of $73M available in relief aid.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Developer sues city for “millions,” lawsuit calls council’s decision “irrational” (OK) November 12, 2021
    A developer whose request to build homes in Norman was denied by the city council has filed a lawsuit claiming millions in damages, court records show.  The council in October denied Shaz Investments owner Jalal Farzaneh’s rezoning request to build 147 homes in the existing Eagle Cliff housing addition after a nearby property owner and the addition’s homeowner association protested at Planning Commission and council meetings.     Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Tulsa Fire Marshal Investigating Early Morning Condo Fire (OK) September 10, 2021
    Tulsa firefighters were call  ed to the scene of a fire at Oak Brook Village Condos near 11th and Garnet early Friday morning.According to officials, the fire broke out on the Condo balcony before spreading into the attic area.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Tulsa Fire Marshal Investigating Early Morning Condo Fire (OK) September 3, 2021
    Tulsa firefighters were called to the scene of a fire at Oak Brook Village Condos near 11th and Garnet early Friday morning. According to officials, the fire broke out on the Condo balcony before spreading into the attic area.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Homeowners association files lawsuit against county (OK) August 25, 2021
    Homeowners forced to navigate streets pocked with potholes that could swallow small cars and bridges school bus drivers won’t cross turned to the courts as a last-ditch effort to find relief.  The Hilldale South Homeowners Association filed a lawsuit against Muskogee County Board of Commissioners and Tri-City Development, asking the court to declare the roads within the subdivision as public streets. They also seek an order enforcing the county’s obligation to maintain those public streets within the subdivision.     Read ...
  • Oklahoma woman says dream home threatened by unattended erosion problem July 29, 2021
    An Oklahoma City metro woman is considering legal action against the homeowners association after she says her dream home is in jeopardy thanks to unrepaired erosion.  Stephanie Lee told KFOR the retaining wall behind her Greenbriar Pointe home hasn’t been fixed in a year.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • NW Oklahoma City homeowner frustrated with eroding backyard following heavy rainfall Thursday July 4, 2021
    A Northwest Oklahoma City homeowner is fed up with her eroding backyard that she said keeps getting worse every time the area receives heavy rainfall.  “I paid to have all of that fixed and then it fell again,” Marquis Hurst told KFOR.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Property owner associations walk fine line (OK) June 30, 2021
    Rural subdivisions are typically incorporated into property owner associations in order to provide for common utilities and infrastructure, such as roads, electricity, water and sewer. POAs are particularly popular in rural Oklahoma, even though the Oklahoma Legislature holds a tight rein over such entities, like it does to cities, in order to centralize power at the state level.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Proposed bike path through The Village neighborhood draws controversy (OK) June 20, 2021
    Mixed feelings surround a proposed bike trail to connect Vinyard Blvd. and Village Dr. that would cut straight through a neighborhood of senior citizens in The Village.  Many residents of the Hawthorn neighborhood say bringing bikes through their neighborhood would be dangerous.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Boy’s sign supporting police stirs controversy (OK) May 15, 2021
    Just 8 years old, self-described prayer warrior Trey Elliott has been spreading blessings for police for years.  “And he’s prayed for, we know officers all over the world. We’ve had officers fly in from different states to come meet him and pray with him,” said his mother, Brittany Elliott.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Frozen hydrant complicates Tulsa firefighters’ attempt to put out blaze (OK) February 19, 2021
    A frozen fire hydrant made it difficult for Tulsa firefighters to put out a midtown fire this morning.  Investigators responded to a two-unit condo fire near East 51st Street South and South Fulton Avenue around 7:15 a.m.    Read the article…………………………………
  • Moore Resident Says He Was Threatened By Neighborhood HOA Over His Christmas Decoration (OK) November 27, 2020
    A Moore resident’s attempt to bring joy to his neighborhood turned into him living in fear following a threat from from the homeowner’s association.   Doug Longway said the decoration he made was put near the entrance of his neighborhood near Southwest 34th and South Santa Fe Avenue so residents could see in when they came in and out of the neighborhood.    Read the article……………………..
  • South Tulsa Neighborhoods Install High Tech Security Cameras (OK) October 3, 2020
    Several Tulsa neighborhoods are adding unique cameras to help solve crime.  Two neighborhoods that cover a square mile near 81st and Sheridan have installed tag reading cameras. They can even sort out cars based on a vague description and help police get a tag number that might identify the driver.  There are signs all over Minshall Park warning that neighbors call police about suspicious activity.     Read the article……………………………………
  • 4 Taken To Hospital After Fire At Norman Condominium (OK) September 4, 2020
    Norman firefighters are investigating the cause of an overnight fire at the Quorum Condominiums.  Firefighters responded to the scene near 24th Avenue SW and West Lindsey Street just after 1 a.m.  Fire crews said residents in several units were forced to evacuate.    Read the article………………………………….
  • Delivery driver harassed and blocked inside gated OKC neighborhood files civil lawsuit (OK) July 11, 2020
    A metro delivery driver who was harassed and held against his will while on the job has hired an attorney and filed a civil lawsuit against two men who blocked him inside a gated neighborhood with their car.   Read the article…………………………..
  • Delivery truck driver involved in tense confrontation returns to neighborhood with police (OK) May 21, 2020
    More than a week ago, Travis Miller went to a northeast Oklahoma City neighborhood to make a delivery when a man claiming to be with the homeowner’s association blocked him from leaving.   Read the article…………………………
  • Video shows tense confrontation when local man blocked truck driver trying to make delivery (OK) May 13, 2020
    Many people have shared a video on social media showing a local delivery truck driver blocked during a tense confrontation for nearly 30 minutes in the Oklahoma City metro.  Travis Miller told KOCO 5 that he and a co-worker recently were making a delivery to a home in a neighborhood near Northeast 131st Street and Eastern Avenue when a man claiming to be a board member with the homeowners association blocked them in.    Read the article………………………………
  • Metro neighborhood puts on food drive to help Oklahomans in need amid coronavirus crisis April 29, 2020
    Here’s how the collection works: Neighbors leave their donations by their mailboxes, then the organizers of the food drive will pick it up so they can take it to the Regional Food Bank.  “When we were driving around, Paul and I were saying, ‘Hey, I can’t believe how much stuff we’re getting our first drive through,'” said Don Crowder, director of the Riverbend Estates Homeowner Association. “We made it through the front part of a housing addition and had to come ...
  • City Council grants short-term rental license over HOA objections (OK) October 10, 2019
    The Stillwater City Council heard its first appeal Monday from the owners of a house in Crestwood Estates who were denied a permit to use their property as a short-term rental.  The hearing raised issues of how much freedom homeowners have to do as they please with their property, and how much control homeowners’ associations can exercise. The growth of the short-term rental market is presenting challenges for property owners and neighbors, sometimes leading to battle lines being drawn and ...
  • Suspected thief caught on cameras while in the process of stealing them (OK) September 21, 2019
    Police are searching for a man caught on camera stealing a southwest Oklahoma City neighborhood surveillance system.  “And of course, they were on camera, stealing the cameras,” said Rick Shoffstall, who lives in the neighborhood.    Read the article……………………….
  • Broken Arrow’s Country Aire Estates named one of 50 ‘Nicest Places in America’ (OK) July 20, 2019
    Small gesture, big impact. That could be the motto that helped a group of Broken Arrow neighbors become one of 50 finalists in Reader’s Digest magazine’s “Nicest Places in America” contest.  When the magazine recently revealed its list of “Nicest Places in America,” Broken Arrow’s Country Aire Estates was named the “Nicest Place in Oklahoma.”    Read the article………………………….
  • OWRB approves repair plans for private dam in NE Oklahoma City (OK) May 30, 2019
    Work was to begin Thursday to repair a private dam that, because of spillway erosion, was found to present an imminent threat to residents living nearby.  Oklah0ma Water Resources Board (OWRB) staff reviewed repair plans on Wednesday and gave the go-ahead for work to begin.    Read the article………………………
  • Board orders emergency action to lessen danger from compromised private dam in NE Oklahoma City (OK) May 27, 2019
    A northeast Oklahoma City homeowners association was ordered Friday to take steps to minimize the risk that the dam holding back a neighborhood lake could fail, placing several dozen homes in peril.  In an emergency order signed by Executive Director Julie Cunningham, the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) said erosion beneath the spillway structures posed a danger to the structural integrity of the dam.    Read the article………………………..
  • Couple desperate after city’s stormwater clogs retention pond (OK) May 7, 2019
    An elderly Tulsa couple says they can’t move forward with retirement because they can’t sell their house.  The problem is – there’s a pond on their property that’s full of debris and it is causing flooding.  They say the city’s stormwater is causing their pond to flood and the city won’t do anything about it………  The Seamans say the neighborhood association agreed to maintain the pond when they moved in, but a new board of directors has now refused.     Read ...
  • Neighborhood tries to stop car burglaries (OK) February 12, 2019
    Christie Richmond, who lives on Tenkiller Dr. in southwest Oklahoma City, said she was surprised by what she saw on her surveillance camera early Monday morning. A picture from the camera shows a man she said broke into cars on her street with another person.  “He comes up the sidewalk and walks up my driveway,” Richmond said. “He attempts to enter my car and my husband’s car. We had our cars locked so he left and went across the street ...
  • OKC to accept Lone Oak Farms land for park and trail development (OK) October 28, 2018
    The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to accept 130 acres of the former Lone Oak Farms in far northwest Oklahoma City for park and trail development.  Lone Oak LLC and Lone Oak Farms Homeowners Association are conveying the land to the city.    Read the article…………………
  • “We were very worried,” Falcon Lake breaches dam but spares nearby homes (OK) August 16, 2018
    “Oklahoma Water Resources Board got here yesterday afternoon and advised of an imminent dam failure. We then worked with Kingfisher County emergency management since the water flow is going to go into Kingfisher County,” Logan said.  The Falcon Lake Edition homeowner’s association helped out by hiring an excavation contractor to dig, which relieved some of the pressure off the dam.    Read the article………………
  • Homeowners, developer feud over Coffee Creek Golf Course future (OK) August 1, 2018
    Homeowners in Edmond’s Coffee Creek neighborhood are teeing off with a developer who wants to turn the community’s former golf course into a mixed-use residential area.  This comes as the Edmond Planning Commission prepares to take up a new proposal for the property.      Read the article………………
  • Initial reports show no health concerns from oil spill in OKC neighborhood; Residents still have questions (OK) May 24, 2018
    But, some homeowners are still skeptical. They are worried about the oil that made contact with people and pets.  “Our neighbors who were deeply affected by that, who were out walking their dogs or out in the backyard, those neighbors are not sure what that means to them, that information about the first 48 hours when the crude oil was released, how that oil effects the neighborhood,” said Autumn Harting of the SilverHawk HOA.  Harting says they will ask OCC ...
  • Midwest City neighborhood’s erosion concerns are being addressed (OK) May 22, 2018
    A Midwest City neighborhood’s concerns are being addressed.  Homeowners in the Turtlewood community called News 4 after learning about plans for a new retention pond in their neighborhood. They said they were concerned that the new pond could bring on old problems.  “We’re just kind of concerned because we see what this pond is doing and then the new pond has steep sides also,” Kathy Fetters told News 4.    Read the article………………..
  • Neighborhood pays for locking mailboxes (OK) May 18, 2018
    A neighborhood in Broken Arrow is investing around $60,000 for each resident to have a locking mailbox. Mail theft has been prevalent in the Belle Trace II neighborhood in the Battle Creek area, even after crews removed all of the matching wrought iron boxes and replaced them with the locking ones.     Read the article………………
  • More than 100 affected by crude oil spill in northwest Oklahoma City (OK) May 14, 2018
    The president of the neighborhood’s homeowner’s association said they’ve been talking to Sunoco officials who tell him their goal is to make the neighborhood look like it was before the spill.  “We were further assured that, anything that cannot be cleaned to the homeowner’s satisfaction, they will work with the homeowner to determine a value and pay to replace it,” he said.     Read the article……………….
  • Bixby mobile home park residents requesting the city’s help in ongoing water issues (OK) February 13, 2018
    Residents at a Bixby mobile home park are fed up after months of water issues, they say sometimes going days without any, and are asking their local officials to step in……..Residents at a Bixby mobile home park are fed up after months of water issues, they say sometimes going days without any, and are asking their local officials to step in.    Read the article…………….
  • Bixby residents say they go without water for days at a time, and demand change (OK) December 22, 2017
    A group of residents say they’re fighting back after going without water for days at a time.  His days pretty much follow the same pattern.  “I drove around this morning, and I can tell you all kinds of things that are wrong.”  Dominic Birou drives around his neighborhood before and after work to anticipate what issues he’ll hear about later.  “We’ve been dealing with this for three years,” Dominic, Shadow Valley’s Homeowners’ Association President said.    Read the article………………..
  • Broken Arrow man shocked at HOA board member’s behavior, calls for resignation (OK) September 27, 2017
    A Broken Arrow man said a board member of his neighborhood’s homeowner’s association displayed inappropriate behavior that should cost him his position.  “When I first pulled in the driveway I saw a bag sitting on the front porch,” said Broken Arrow resident Lamar Dykes.  A few days ago he left his home and came back to something strange at his front door.  “I was like I wonder what this is.”  It didn’t seem too strange, until – “I ripped it open, ...
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