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)

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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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Yard Waste Pickup to Begin on April 11th

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We thought we would share this news from the city.  You can also sign up to get these notices sent to you directly via email.  Details on that below:

Curbside Yard Waste Begins on April 11th  

Yard Waste Pickup Resumes During the Week of April 11

Yard waste collection will resume in the City of Farmington Hills starting on Monday, April 11, 2022. As of that date, all yard waste placed at the curbside in acceptable containers will be collected by the yard waste truck on your regular garbage day. Yard waste pickup will end during the week of December 12, 2022.
Acceptable yard waste includes leaves, grass, shrub clippings, twigs, and plant materials. There are three options available for yard waste disposal:
  1. Place yard waste in a trash can (35-gallon size limit) with a yard waste sticker on both sides. Yard waste stickers are available free from City Hall or the DPW.
  2. Put yard waste in brown paper yard waste bags. Please do not overstuff bags.
  3. Use a mulching mower and recycle leaves and grass clippings back into the lawn.
Small limbs (six inches in diameter or less) and brush must be tied in bundles that do not exceed four feet in length or weigh more than 60 pounds per bundle. Unbundled brush and large limbs will not be picked up. Brush or twigs placed in cans or bags should not stick out above the top of the container. Also, large quantities of dirt or sod are not accepted for pickup.
Any Christmas trees saved for composting must be cut and bundled according to yard waste pickup guidelines. For more information, call the DPW at 248-871-2850 or visit www.fhgov.com.

   

You can get announcements like this sent to you via email if you subscribe to the eNews list. 

Click on the link below to check out the lists you can subscribe to.    

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The city offers many email lists.  Sign up for any of these and the information is sent right to your email box when something new comes out.   Easy to sign up and easy to cancel if you change your mind.

We also have the direct link on our website under Other Contacts/Links.

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Spring Newsletter and April Billing

Coming to your mailbox very soon!

The Franklin Knolls Spring 2022 Newsletter and April billing

Spring 2022 Newsletter

The 4 page newsletter has a Main page as well as a page dedicated for Water System, Neighborhood and HOA news. The newsletter is also available on our website on the “Neighborhood” drop down menu. Here is a direct Link

Here are some key items you will find in this newsletter

HOA Payments

Please make payments within 30 days of the invoice date.

Payments can be dropped off at our mailbox near the pump house at 32000 Shrewsbury. You will find a drop slot just inside of the mailbox door.

Payments can also be mailed to:
Franklin Knolls HOA
32000 Shrewsbury
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

To help us with payments received please include:

–   Your Lot Number with your payment.

–   Return the Top Part of your statement

–   Please Fully Fill out your Checks including writing out the payment amount in words.  We had a few checks refused by our bank due to checks not being completely filled out.  

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Preliminary Estimate – HOA Fee Increase due to Inflationary Pressures

As our neighborhood considers options for our water system (converting to city water or maintaining our current well system), the HOA Board recognizes that current inflationary pressures are impacting all aspects of our lives. 

With a desire for transparency, the Board has made a preliminary estimate that we would need to propose a $50 increase per billing cycle at our next annual meeting to meet increased maintenance costs of our current system. 

Our commitment is to provide consistent excellence in water supply to all of our Franklin Knolls homeowners.  

The Franklin Knolls HOA Board

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

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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14 Mile Road and Orchard Lake Road Construction Starting Soon

From Farmington Patch Online News

Construction Projects – 14 Mile Road (Orchard Lake to Farmington) &
Orchard Lake Road (13 Mile to 14 Mile)

14 Mile Road between Farmington and Orchard Lake roads in Farmington Hills will close starting next Tuesday for construction work, city officials reminded residents Wednesday.

Construction crews will be making road repairs, installing storm drains and upgrading water main lines. Crews will also be installing a new sidewalk on the south side of 14 Mile Road between Pear Ridge and Clubhouse Lane, officials said.

Construction crews will also begin working on the Orchard Lake project on March 21, officials said. Crews will be repaving Orchard Lake Road between 13 and 14 Mile roads. For most of the project, Orchard Lake’s northbound will be closed, while two southbound lanes will remain open.

But officials warned there could be times when the southbound lanes may be reduced to just one. Officials asked drivers seeking northbound to take the Northwestern Highway back to Orchard Lake Road.

Full article link above.

This project could create some cut through traffic in our neighborhood but we think this will have very little impact on our subdivision.   As always if you do notice cut through traffic or any traffic speeding through the subdivision please call the the police city dispatch at 248-871-2610

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2021 Annual Meeting Minutes

Our November 2021 annual meeting information, including the minutes, is published on our website.    Just look for the “Neighborhood” drop down menu and look for “Annual Meeting”.  Here is a direct link

Our Annual Meeting took place on November 18th, 2021 via Zoom online video conferencing software.  Again we thank everyone for their support but a special thank you to everyone that logged on to attend the meeting.  It is always great to see our neighbors come to this once a year meeting and show their support.

A paper copy of the minutes is available upon request.  Just send us an email or drop us a note with your address and we will be happy to send you a paper copy of the minutes.

We hope to see you at next year’s Annual Meeting in November.  We also welcome comments/questions anytime during the year.

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