Residents concerned over developer’s plans for Marshall Co. resort

By: Teddy Safo Email
By: Teddy Safo Email

MARSHALL COUNTY, Okla. -- Plans for a resort-style destination are being met with some concern. Several residents in a nearby gated community say they are worried about Pointe Vista developers buying up land near them.

Residents are hesitant about selling their land to Pointe Vista developers because they do not want to lose their homes and the peace of mind they say they had imagined when they decided to live in Oakridge.

The Oakridge Board of Directors says it is their job to make sure that the well-being of those living in the gated community is protected. They say they are concerned that maintenance and other fees associated with living at Oakridge do not go up to the point that residents are forced to sell their homes.

Directors and Pointe Vista officials held a meeting over the weekend about the developer's future plans to expand the Lake Texoma Lodge project into their community.

Pointe Vista officials say they have purchased more than 300 plots from previous owners.

Oakridge Board of Directors president Boyd Steele says he has dealt with developers for 40 years, and he wants to make sure residents don’t get the short end of the stick.

"Verbal agreements made with developers that seem to fall apart, go to the way side. All we want from them is a written assurance that is going to protect the people in here," Steele said.

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  • by VOTER Location: Kingston on Jun 15, 2008 at 04:11 PM
    Last issue with Pointe Vista & A. Self, both lawsuits was kicked out. My understanding is, Both was suing Oak Ridge, claiming voting rights, had been taken away from P.V. Reason they lost was P.V. "DID NOT" have any lots in O.R. at the time the voting rights was changed. "NOT ONE LOT" P.V. is trying to take control of O.R., so they can do any thing they wish. If they get control, we will have to pay for ever thing they do in O.R. and we will not have any say, as to what they do, or what the cost will be. As for, exactly what they plan to do, this has never been the same two times. P.V. WILL NOT get with the board to work out a contract. (why should they, the plan is to just take control) Should P.V. have rights in O.R. "YES" but not at the cost of the other owners in O.R. Should P.V. be able to make changes that are not wanted be the other owners "No" Should all owners work with P.V. for the good of O.R. "YES" most owners are good members and wish the best for O.R. Some want power!!!
  • by jason Location: madill on Feb 1, 2008 at 09:07 PM
    i would like to know why it takes so long for comments to appear on this site. also i would like to see kxii have a larger site for comments on what is going on. would you think about this instead of 10 top stories maybe you could do about 20 top one of the week so that more opions could be placed. thanks for this site
  • by Will Location: Oak Ridge on Nov 20, 2007 at 10:00 AM
    As someone who lives in Oak Ridge, I think it would be prudent for everyone involved, both from Pointe Vista's standpoint and from Oak Ridge's standpoint to see exactly what it is that Pointe Vista has planned for the property they own, other property they plan to acquire, and the processes they plan to take to get there. I don't want to see my home and the addition I live in change any more than other residents of Oak Ridge do, but before we really create an issue, I think we need to see what it is exactly they plan to do.
  • by Anonymous Location: DURANT on Nov 20, 2007 at 09:24 AM
    I graduated in Marshall Co. and everyone there thought that Pointe Vista knew what they were doing, already had plans ready to go. They must really be taking up some land because Oak Ridge is a about 1-2 miles from the Lake Texoma Resort area. This whole thing seems to be taking up more time and causing more headaches than anticipated. I hope the finished project is well worth it.
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