General OFL Info
Association dues for all property owners in Old Farm Lakes are $225 per year. Homeowners receive a notice to pay their annual OFLPOA dues in January each year. The due date each year is February 1.
If you don’t receive your annual dues notice during the first week of January, please contact the OFL Treasurer.
When listing your property for sale, or at the closing of the sale, most banks, attorneys, and real estate agencies usually require a letter from the OFL Homeowners Association stating annual dues are paid. Contact the OFL Treasurer to request a letter confirming dues are paid for the current year for your property.
To ensure that you have the letter when you need it, please allow at least a week’s notice.
Yes. Newsletters are periodically sent out by the Board, typically in the spring and fall. To save money, the Board no longer mails out newsletters through US Mail. Most OFL communications are sent via email only.
To receive email notifications from the Board you must register your email address with the Board.
Everyone can help out by picking up trash on the common property. When walking around the subdivision, picking up a single piece of trash along the way helps. From time-to-time, volunteers are needed for special projects. Whenever homeowners volunteer their time and effort, the Association saves money. This in turn helps to keep annual dues at a reasonable level. OFL has lower annual dues compared to many other homeowner associations around Bloomington/Normal. The Board maintains a list of many small to medium tasks where volunteers are needed.
If you would like to help, please contact a Board Member.
It’s easy to become a Board Member and openings come up on a fairly regular basis. If you have time to serve, get involved now and let a Board Member know that you’re interested. You may be able to fill a vacant seat between elections or run when the next elections are held in the spring at the annual Association meeting. Every year either four or five of the nine Board Member seats are up for election.
Whenever you see something suspicious occurring in the subdivision, or a criminal act has occurred, report it immediately to the Bloomington Police Department. If you feel it is a non-emergency, call 820-8888, otherwise dial 911. Vandalism often goes unreported and unfortunately the police may not be aware of the need for increased patrols in our area.
Please report all such events and also notify the OFL Board. There may be a recurring pattern or a wide-spread problem emerging. Hearing from several homeowners will make the Board aware of the issue and we may also communicate with the police. The Board sends out email alerts to all registered homeowners when theft or vandalism concerns are brought to our attention. To receive email alerts, you must be registered with the Board.
You can view reports of recent crimes in the surrounding area using the interactive crime map on the Bloomington Police Department website. For assistance using the tool, reference the Crime Mapping Brochure in the Publications section on the City of Bloomington’s website.
Yes. The OFL Board uses a contact list of registered property owners, within the Old Farm Lakes subdivision, to manage our Neighborhood Watch program.
If you see something suspicious, or if a criminal act has occurred, report it immediately to the Bloomington Police Department. For non-emergencies, call 820-8888, otherwise dial 911. Please also notify the OFL Board. There may be a recurring pattern or a wide-spread problem emerging. The Board sends out email alerts to all registered homeowners when theft or vandalism concerns are brought to our attention.
To receive Neighborhood Watch email alerts, you must register with the Board.
Yes. The Old Farm Lakes playground is only open during daylight hours. The playground is located between the two lakes and the playground area is not lighted. Therefore, it is not safe to use the equipment after dark.
The playground is closed from dusk to dawn. Loitering in the playground area is not permitted.
There are 375 homes in the Old Farm Lakes subdivision located on 21 different streets.
Please note: Old Farm Lakes Gardens, located on the eastern edge of OFL, is a separate subdivision and is not part of the OFLPOA Homeowners Association.
For all you walkers, runners, cyclists, rollerbladers and trivia buffs:
- The distance around Swan Lake is 1.02 miles
- The distance around the edge of Fountain Lake is 1/4 of a mile
- It is .9 miles on the Constitution Trail from Eddy Road to Hershey Road (1.8 miles round-trip)
People walking always have the right-of-way. Sidewalk etiquette is important. Members are asked to be aware of others around them at all times and to be courteous and respectful to those you meet. The sidewalks need to be shared when passing others in either direction. People walking pets need to be considerate of others.
There are 21 different city streets within the OFL subdivision:
Blue Lake Court; Cumbria Drive; Cygnet Crossing; Drake Court; Eddy Road; Fountain Lake Court; Fountain Lake Drive; Harvest Court; Hayloft Road; Joslin Court; Lexis Court; Mallard Court; Minks Court; Old Farm Road; Prenzler Drive; Shoreline Court; Stark Circle; Swan Lake Road; Teal Drive; Weathervane Court; and Windmill Road.
Please note: Old Farm Lakes Gardens, located on the eastern edge of OFL, is a separate subdivision and is not part of the OFLPOA Homeowners Association. The Gardens have their own association and their lakes are for their members use.
As noted in Exhibit D, Section R of the OFLPOA By-Laws, the OFLPOA Board meets at least four times a year. Meetings are held more frequently if needed. On average, the Board typically meets about nine times a year. Meetings may be held monthly with the location to be determined. OFLPOA Board meetings are open to any property owner, except for closed portions of meetings as described in Section Q of the OFLPOA By-Laws.
If you wish to attend a Board meeting, please notify the Board by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Phone number
- Property address
- Reason for attending (e.g., interested in becoming a Board Member, want to discuss a topic with the Board, etc.)
The Board President will respond to your email with the date, time and location of the next scheduled Board meeting.