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On Halloween night one way traffic will be enforced from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm, to control vehicle traffic, and help protect pedestrian traffic.

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August 2017 Newsletter

Third quarter events, news, information and volunteer opportunities around the neighborhood.

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It’s Game time!


On Halloween night one way traffic will be enforced from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm, to control vehicle traffic, and help protect pedestrian traffic.

Halloween Walking Safty Tips

  • Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
  • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  • Always walk on sidewalks.
  • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up.
  • Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!


Dates to Remember

HOA Annual Dues are $200, due April 30th each year. Please mail to P.O. Box 594 St. Amant, La. 70774. Late Fee is applied after April 30th.

Board Members

Bryant Troxler
President

Jason Roussel
Interim Vice President

Kelley Turner
Interim Treasurer

Regan Blanchard Interim Secretary

Courtney Rushing Interim Member-at-Large

Community Links & Info

Local Business Services Owned or Recommended by Lakes at St. Amant Homeowners

Information listed on this page has been placed at the request of a homeowner of The Lakes at St. Amant. If you have any questions concerning the information provided on "The Community Links", please contact the HOA board.


Frequently Asked Questions

A homeowners' association (abbrev. HOA) is the legal entity which manages a common interest development. The association, created by the real estate developer, is given the authority to enforce the restrictive covenants and to manage the common amenities of the development. Most homeowners' associations are non-profit corporations, and are subject to state statutes that govern non-profit corporations and homeowners' associations.
The purpose of a homeowners association is to maintain, enhance and protect the common areas and interests of an association (also called a subdivision or neighborhood). Each member of a homeowners association pays assessments. The assessments are used to pay the expenses of community. Some examples are entrance monuments, landscaping for the common area, insurance for commonly-owned structures and areas, mailing costs for newsletters or other correspondence, a management company or on-site manager, or any other item delineated in the governing documents or agreed to by the Board of Directors.
A homeowners' association is incorporated by the developer prior to the initial sale of homes, and the Restrictive Covenants are recorded when the property is subdivided.
The developer assigned the initial member of the HOA. The initial member (s) may appoint any other persons as members of the Association and may further designate a representative to act for the Association. They may hold their seat until death, resignation, or inability to serve. - However, the HOA that is now in place will hold elections after a period of time.
Like a city, associations provide services, regulate activities, levy assessments, and impose fines. Unlike a municipal government, homeowner association governance is subject to corporation law, and sometimes-specific legislation governing homeowners' associations. As HOAs are considered private corporations, they are not subject to the Constitutional constraints that public government must abide by. A homeowners' association board carries out tasks, which would otherwise be performed by local governments. A homeowners' association can only enforce its actions through private legal action under civil law. Boards appoint corporate officers, and may create subcommittees, such as "architectural control committees," pool committees and neighborhood watch committees.

Association boards are comprised of volunteers and receive no form of payment for their duties.
Homeowner associations can compel homeowners to pay a share, usually per-unit, of common expenses. These expenses generally arise from common property, which varies dramatically depending on the type of association. Some associations are, quite literally, towns, complete with private roads, services, utilities, amenities, community buildings, pools, and even schools. Others have no common property, but may charge for services or other matters determine to be in the best interests of the membership.
The builder/or the Board has place a dollar amount based on overhead expense to maintain the common areas. Yearly a budget is created from the previous years balance sheet along with any projected capital improvements to determine if the dues need adjustment.
Your dues will be use to pay for any expenses arising such as, insurance, taxes, common area maintenance, CPA, banking fees, supplies, postage, legal fee and other fees to help run the day to day business of the HOA. A yearly proposed budget will be prepared each year. A yearly spread sheet will be prepared at the end of the year showing how the funds were actually spent.
-Annual assesment dues for said period shall be $200.00 per lot payable by April 30th each fiscal year commencing January 1, 2008, payable to The Lakes at St. Amant Homowners Association.

-The Late fee of eighteen (18%) percent of the fees due will be assessed for those dues paid after April 30th of each fiscal year.
A restrictive covenant, in its most general sense, is a solemn promise to do or not do something specified. A covenant may have conditions and prerequisites that qualify the undertaking, including the actions of second or third parties, but there is no inherent agreement by such other parties to fulfill those requirements. Consequentially, the only party that can break a covenant is the developer.
Yes. In contemporary practice in the USA, a covenant typically refers to restrictions set on contracts like deeds of sale. Restrictive Covenants are a complicated system of covenants, known generically as "deed restrictions," built into the deeds of all the homes in a common interest development.
These covenants are to run with the land and shall be binding upon all present and future owners for a period of fifteen (15) years from date of this act, after which time said covenants shall be automatically extended for successive periods of ten (10) years. They are attached to the deed and come with the home.
See the Document section of this website, contact the HOA, or you can go to the Ascension Parish Clerk of Court.
Violations are considered non-compliance of the Restriction/Covenants.
You can come to a meeting and voice your concerns or send a letter either via e-mail or mail.
The Architectural Control Committee is the committee set up by the Board to help maintain/increase the property values of all homes with the neighborhood by ensuring that all home improvements or modifications are within the guidelines set out in the Restrictive Covenants and By Laws.
The members of the committee are residents from the Lakes at St. Amant neighborhood. Anywhere from two to eight members can be on the committee. The head of the ACC is Brent Gautreau
No. Although there are some common areas around the edge of each lake, there is no servitude access. To access the lake you would need to individually ask a homeowner who resides lakeside for permission to cross their property to the lake.
We all benefit from the lake. Maybe not from use but from the sale of your home or other homes in the area.
Yes. And that is still being determined.
Some scholars and the AARP charge that in a variety of ways CIDs violate public policy by suppressing the rights of their residents. Specifically, HOA boards of directors are not bound by constitutional restrictions on governments, although critics claim that they are a de-facto level of government. A board of directors can be sued if it breaches its duties, but board members risk nothing financially in these suits. Association insurance provides not only for a board member's legal expense, but any judgment attained against them. Homeowners must pay out of pocket for any case they bring to court and risk being personally liable for any judgment and/or Association's legal fees as well as their own.

Corporation and homeowner association laws provide a limited role for HOA homeowners. The structure of corporate governance fashioned by corporation laws is essentially a "top down," oligarchical structure. Unless either statutory law or the corporation's governing documents reserve a particular issue or action for approval by the members, corporation laws provide that the activities and affairs of a corporation shall be conducted and all corporate powers shall be exercised by or under the direction of the board of directors. Thus, unless member approval is specifically required either by some statute or by the association's governing documents, members who are not directors or officers have little or no role to play in the day-to-day management of their development, except, however that members have the ultimate authority to elect and/or remove officers and directors, often with a simple majority vote.
Liability insurance is a part of the general insurance system of risk transference. Originally, individuals or companies that faced a common peril, formed a group and created a self-help fund out of which to pay compensation should any member incur loss. The modern system relies on dedicated carriers to offer protection against specified perils in consideration of a premium. Liability insurance is designed to offer specific protection against third party claims, i.e., payment is not typically made to the insured, but rather to someone suffering loss who is not a party to the insurance contract. In general, damage caused intentionally and contractual liability are not covered under liability insurance policies. When a claim is made, the insurance carrier has the right to defend the insured. The legal costs of a defense are not affected by any policy limits, which is useful because they can be significant where long trials are held to determine either fault or the amount of damages.
Send a letter to the HOA informing them of what committee you would like to volunteer to help on only with your name, address, e-mail and telephone number.
P.O. Box 594 St.Amant, La. 70774 or stamantassociation@yahoo.com
Mr. Christian Avery, Gonzales, Louisiana (225) 647-2155, cta@cta-law.com
The Articles of Incorporation (sometimes also referred to as the Certificate of Incorporation or the Corporate Charter) are the primary rules governing the management of a corporation, and are filed with a state or other regulatory agency.

A corporation's Articles of Incorporation generally provide information such as:
  • The corporation's name, which has to be unique from any other corporation in that jurisdiction. As part of the corporation's name, certain words such as "incorporated", "limited", "corporation", (or their abbreviations) or some equivalent term in countries whose language is not English, are usually required as part of the name as a "flag" to indicate to persons doing business with the organization that it is a corporation (with limited liability) as opposed to an individual or partnership (with unlimited liability). In some cases, certain types of names are prohibited except by special permission, such as words implying the corporation is a government agency or has powers to act in ways it is not otherwise allowed.
  • The name of the person(s) organizing the corporation (the Incorporator).
  • Whether the corporation is a stock corporation or a non-stock corporation.
  • Whether the corporation's existence is permanent or limited for a specific period of time. Generally the rule is that a corporation existence is forever, or until (1) it stops paying the yearly corporate renewal fees or otherwise fails to do something required to continue its existence such as file certain paperwork each year; or (2) it files a request to "wind up and dissolve."
  • In some cases, a corporation must state the purposes for which it is formed. Some jurisdictions permit a general statement such as "any lawful purpose" but some require explicit specifications.
  • If a non-stock corporation, whether it is for profit or non-profit. However, some jurisdictions differentiate by "for profit" or "non profit" and some by "stock or non-stock".
  • In the United States, if a corporation is to be organized as a non-profit, to be recognized as such by the Internal Revenue Service, such as for eligibility for tax exemption, certain specific wording must be included stating no part of the assets of the corporation are to benefit the members.
  • If a stock corporation, the number of shares the corporation is authorized to issue, or the maximum amount in a specific currency of stock that may be issued, e.g. a maximum of $25,000.
  • The number and names of the corporation's initial Board of Directors (though this is optional in most cases).
  • The initial director(s) of the corporation (in some cases the incorporator or the registered agent must be a director, if not an attorney or another corporation).
  • The location of the corporation's "registered office" - the location at which legal papers can be served to the corporation if necessary. Some states further require the designation of a Registered Agent: a person to whom such papers could be delivered.
Most states permit a corporation to be formed by one person; in some cases (such as non-profit corporations) it may require three or five or more. This change has come about as a result of Delaware liberalizing its corporation rules to allow corporations to be formed by one person, and states not wanting to lose corporate charters to Delaware had to revise their rules as a result.

Articles of Incorporation vary widely from corporation to corporation, and from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but generally do not go into great detail about a corporation's operations, which are spelled out in more detail in a company's By-Laws.

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P.O. Box 594
St Amant, LA 70774