Final Results – City of Farmington Hills Petition Drive – Public Water Mains in the Franklin Knolls Subdivision.

The city of Farmington Hills sent us a letter with the final results of the petition drive to provide public water mains in the Franklin Knolls Subdivision.

The letter states that 7 out of 138 (5%) property owners were in support of public watermain. With this in mind, the City will not proceed with the Franklin Knolls Public Watermain project at this time since majority support was not obtained.

We have added the letter to the City Water Conversion Engineering Study and Cost page of our website. You can find this on the Water System page under the Services drop down menu. 

Here is a direct link to the letter

If you have any questions please email us at FranklinKnollsHOA@gmail.com.  For city of Farmington Hills related questions please contact  Mirandi Alexander,  248.871.2564, malexander2@fhgov.com.  

Regards,
Franklin Knolls HOA Board 

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2021 Water Quality Report is now Available on our Website

The 2021 Water Quality Report describing the source and quality of your drinking water is now available on our website.  Here is a direct link:

2021 Water Quality Report

A paper copy of this report is available upon request. Please contact a board member or send us an email with your name and the address if you would like a paper copy of the report sent to you. You can email us and/or find our contact information here.

Water Quality information will be sent electronically to all homeowners with an email address on file. The fall newsletter will also have a summary article about this water report. A paper copy of this newsletter will be sent to all homeowners of Franklin Knolls.

The Water Quality Report is required by the State of Michigan and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  It is based on testing of our water system taken by Douglas Environmental Services. Water samples are taken monthly and tested to check the quality of our water on a regular basis. We also have a mechanical inspection done regularly to help keep our water system operational and the backup systems ready when needed.

We recently performed our spring flush out of the water system and have two more flushings planned for this summer and fall. Home lines need to be flushed out as well. Without flushing, home water lines can become restricted which can lead to a costly repair for the homeowner.  A quick and easy water flow measurement test at your home can help determine the amount of sediment buildup in the service line to your home.  Information on this and other tips are available here on our website.

We hope you find the report beneficial and reassuring that the water provided to your home meets or exceeds government standards. Let us know if you have any questions. There are also government agency phone numbers in the report.

Thx

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REMINDER – Community Wide Garage Sale – June 4th 2022 (7am – 4pm)

comm garage sale sign

Our Subdivision Wide Garage Sale is back and planned for June 4, 2022.   We had a great turn out when we did this in past years.   

The official day for the subdivision garage sale is on Saturday, June 4th from 7am – 4pm but some homes will be doing the whole weekend and not just Saturday.

We will be advertising the sub wide garage sale.  We will be advertising on online sites.   We will also be setting up our sandwich board signs at the entrances.

Doing your own ad is also welcomed.   You can get into more specifics about what you are selling and the days/time of your sale etc.  You can not have too much advertising.

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Meeting Minutes – Franklin Knolls HOA Special Meeting at Warner – May 12, 2022

Franklin Knolls Homeowners Association
Special Meeting Water System
Thursday, May 12, 2022, 7:00 pm 

We would like to thank everyone that attended the special meeting at Warner on May 12, 2022. A lot of information was presented and many questions were asked.

We have posted the meeting minutes on the City Water Conversion Engineering Study and Cost page of our website. You can find this on the Water System page under the Services drop down menu. 

Here is a direct link to the minutes from that meeting
Franklin Knolls HOA Special Meeting May 12, 2022 Meeting Minutes

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Community Wide Garage Sale – June 4th 2022

comm garage sale sign

Our Subdivision Wide Garage Sale is back and planned for June 4, 2022.   We had a great turn out when we did this in past years.   

The official day for the subdivision garage sale is on Saturday, June 4th but some homes will be doing the whole weekend and not just Saturday.

We will be advertising the sub wide garage sale.  We will be advertising on online sites.   We will also be setting up our sandwich board signs at the entrances.

Doing your own ad is also welcomed.   You can get into more specifics about what you are selling and the days/time of your sale etc.  You can not have too much advertising.

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Petition Drive – City Water Conversion – Chairperson Contact Maria Sabatini

Maria Sabatini contacted the HOA and offered to be the chairperson for the petition for public water mains in the Franklin Knolls Subdivision.

Please contact Maria if you would like to sign the petition. She is also asking for help in circulating the petitions to the homeowners.

You can contact Maria via phone or text at 248-515-8546

All homeowners received this petition from the city in the mail. These can also be signed and returned directly to the city but please remember:

  • Name of property owner(s) or property owner’s spouse must be printed below his/her signature 
  • Each petition must be signed and notarized by circulator

The special assessment petition must be returned to the city by 6/20/22 with more than 50% of the homeowners signatures for the proposal to move forward.  Please note that the special assessment area excludes homes on Middlebelt Rd and 14 Mile Rd.  

The City of Farmington Hills recorded the 4/19/22 water conversion meeting. The  video is available for viewing on YouTube.  Documents from that meeting were given to attendees of the meeting.  If you were not able to attend the meeting, the city stated that they would mail the documents to all homeowners not in attendance.  We have added a new City Water Conversion Engineering Study and Cost page to our website that has these documents and the video link.   You can find this on the Water System page under the Services drop down menu.  We will also have a blog post with these links.  

If you have any questions please email us at FranklinKnollsHOA@gmail.com.  For city of Farmington Hills related questions please contact  Mirandi Alexander,  248.871.2564, malexander2@fhgov.com.  

Regards,
Franklin Knolls HOA Board 

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REMINDER – Franklin Knolls HOA Special Meeting at Warner – May 12, 2022

Schedule:

6PM – Showing of recorded city meeting from April 19, 2022

7PM – Start of informational meeting

Franklin Knolls Homeowners Association 

Special Meeting Water System

Thursday, May 12, 2022, 7:00 pm

We hope you can join us at Warner school (Cafeteria) for this neighborhood meeting regarding the possibility of converting to city water. This meeting was requested by homeowners to provide more information regarding our current well based water system.

The following letter is being mailed to all homeowners of the Franklin Knolls subdivision.

April 29, 2022

 TO: Homeowners of Franklin Knolls subdivision

 RE: City water conversion review meeting

Dear Homeowner,

The City of Farmington Hills held a meeting on 4/19/22 regarding the conversion to city water. Homeowners have suggested that we have a neighborhood meeting to discuss the city proposal and answer questions regarding our current water system. 

The board has scheduled a meeting for Thursday, 5/12/22 at 7:00 PM, Warner Middle School Cafeteria. The focus of this meeting is to answer questions pertaining to our water system.  If you did not attend the city meeting please review the documents and video prior to our meeting.  We will have a showing of the recorded meeting with the city prior to our meeting at 6:00 PM. 

The special assessment petition must be returned to the city by 6/20/22 with more than 50% of the homeowners signatures for the proposal to move forward.  Please note that the special assessment area excludes homes on MIddlebelt Rd and 14 Mile Rd.  

The City of Farmington Hills recorded the 4/19/22 water conversion meeting. The  video is available for viewing on YouTube.  Documents from that meeting were given to attendees of the meeting.  If you were not able to attend the meeting, the city stated that they would mail the documents to all homeowners not in attendance.  We have added a new City Water Conversion Engineering Study and Cost page to our website that has these documents and the video link.   You can find this on the Water System page under the Services drop down menu.  We will also have a blog post with these links.  

If you have any questions please email us at FranklinKnollsHOA@gmail.com.  For city of Farmington Hills related questions please contact  Mirandi Alexander,  248.871.2564, malexander2@fhgov.com.  

Regards,
Franklin Knolls HOA Board 

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Water System Flushing Saturday, May 14th (9am – 1pm)

firehydrant

 

Water System Flushing Saturday, May 14th

Periodically, the FKHOA Board will flush the mineral deposits from the fire hydrant lines.  This work is typically done by board member volunteers on a Saturday morning starting at 9:00 a.m. and continues for 3-4 hrs.

  • Signs will be posted near the entrances to the sub about a week in advance.
  • During the time frame of the flushing you should shut off the water to your house.   You should not use your water during this time
  • After the flushing is complete, you should run the hoses outside your house to clear any residual deposits.

Any questions pertaining to our drinking water, our water system, or the above recommendations please see our Contact Us page.

More info on what to do to care for the lines to your home can be found on our website on the “Services” menu.   Here is a direct link.

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Franklin Knolls HOA Special Meeting at Warner – May 12, 2022

Franklin Knolls Homeowners Association 

Special Meeting Water System

Thursday, May 12, 2022, 7:00 pm

We hope you can join us at Warner school (Cafeteria) for this neighborhood meeting regarding the possibility of converting to city water. This meeting was requested by homeowners to provide more information regarding our current well based water system.

Schedule:

6PM – Showing of recorded city meeting from April 19, 2022

7PM – Start of informational meeting

The following letter is being mailed to all homeowners of the Franklin Knolls subdivision.

April 29, 2022

 TO: Homeowners of Franklin Knolls subdivision

 RE: City water conversion review meeting

Dear Homeowner,

The City of Farmington Hills held a meeting on 4/19/22 regarding the conversion to city water. Homeowners have suggested that we have a neighborhood meeting to discuss the city proposal and answer questions regarding our current water system. 

The board has scheduled a meeting for Thursday, 5/12/22 at 7:00 PM, Warner Middle School Cafeteria. The focus of this meeting is to answer questions pertaining to our water system.  If you did not attend the city meeting please review the documents and video prior to our meeting.  We will have a showing of the recorded meeting with the city prior to our meeting at 6:00 PM. 

The special assessment petition must be returned to the city by 6/20/22 with more than 50% of the homeowners signatures for the proposal to move forward.  Please note that the special assessment area excludes homes on MIddlebelt Rd and 14 Mile Rd.  

The City of Farmington Hills recorded the 4/19/22 water conversion meeting. The  video is available for viewing on YouTube.  Documents from that meeting were given to attendees of the meeting.  If you were not able to attend the meeting, the city stated that they would mail the documents to all homeowners not in attendance.  We have added a new City Water Conversion Engineering Study and Cost page to our website that has these documents and the video link.   You can find this on the Water System page under the Services drop down menu.  We will also have a blog post with these links.  

If you have any questions please email us at FranklinKnollsHOA@gmail.com.  For city of Farmington Hills related questions please contact  Mirandi Alexander,  248.871.2564, malexander2@fhgov.com.  

Regards,
Franklin Knolls HOA Board 

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REMINDER – City Water Conversion – Informational Meeting Scheduled – April 19, 2022

This is just a reminder that this meeting is taking place this week.

The City of Farmington Hills is mailing details on this Informational Meeting to Each Homeowner in Franklin Knolls.

Below is a summary from the city of Farmington Hills of what is being sent to the homeowners.
The meeting will also be recorded for anyone that can not attend.

You are invited to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022, at 6:30 pm regarding the possibility of providing public water main along your property.  The meeting will be held in Harrison Hall at the Hawk – Farmington Hills Community Center, located at 29995 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334.

We received petitions from residents in the Franklin Knolls subdivision requesting information on public water main installation. This petition was received in 2020. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we have not been able to offer an informational meeting until recently. Based upon these petitions, we will be having a meeting to discuss this possible improvement, offer estimates of cost and discuss the means of financing the project.

Please note that no decisions will be made at this meeting regarding the water main installation. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information and to address your concerns regarding the proposal so that you can make an informed decision about whether to proceed.  It is important for you and your neighbors to attend this meeting so that your questions can be answered about the proposal and the special assessment financing procedures.

Should you have any questions regarding the meeting, please feel free to contact the Engineering Division at 248-871-2560.  We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022.

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