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City Offers Expanded Residential Service for Storm Debris Pickup
The City of Farmington Hills will assist residents by offering expanded service for the disposal of tree limbs and debris left throughout the City in the aftermath of the severe storm on July 7, 2021.
The City would prefer that residents continue to follow yard waste guidelines and dispose of storm debris on their regularly scheduled pickup day. If that is not possible, larger limbs and debris may be hauled to the roadside for chipping and pickup from now until 7 AM on Friday, July 23, 2021. Residents do not have to follow their regular schedule; storm debris will be disposed of as available crews work their way through different parts of the City.
Through a mutual aid collaboration with other municipalities, the City has gained increased access to additional equipment and work crews to haul and chip tree limbs and gather storm debris. “City workers will not go on private property to pick up debris,” said Public Services Director Karen Mondora. “Crews will remain in the public right-of-way and pick up debris from the roadside.”
Whenever possible, please follow the standard yard waste collection guidelines: – 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. – Tree limbs larger than six inches in diameter will not be picked up by the City’s rubbish hauling contractor. -Tree debris may be placed at the curbside for composting in brown paper yard waste bags or in trash cans (35-gallon size limit with a maximum weight of 60 pounds) with a Yard Waste sticker on both sides. Yard Waste stickers are available free from City Hall or the Division of Public Works. -Tree debris, such as brush or twigs, should not stick out above the top of the container. -If a homeowner had tree branches or a tree stump chipped, it is their responsibility to properly dispose of the chippings according to these standard yard waste guidelines.
If you have questions, please call the DPW at 248-871-2850 or visit www.fhgov.com.
Due to the recent power outage and an issue that developed with our generator, we experienced a loss in water pressure to our water system. As a precaution a boil water advisory has been issued for all homes in the Franklin Knolls Subdivision.
** A Boil WaterAdvisory Notice was taken to each home in the subdivision **
The water system is operational again with restricted use as per the boil water advisory. Water sample testing has begun as required by EGLE. We will post updates on the blog post on our website. We expect the testing to take a minimum of 2 days.
Water System Tips for Turning Back On the Water to Your Home
Key items to know after the pressure is restored:
The boil water notice will list the restrictions on water use and have most of the information you need to know.
There might be air in the pipes. It is suggested that you run the water at your home for about 30 minutes to flush out the air and sediment that might be stirred up due to the trapped air. It is suggested to use a faucet close to the water line coming into your home for the flush point. An outside water faucet or laundry tub could be possible locations.
Please help us make sure important communication via the blog gets to every homeowner/resident in the neighborhood.
If you are reading this blog then you are one of the many homeowners/residents that have signed up for our blog posts. The FKHOA board thanks you for that. These blog posts are our main communication tool for the homeowners and residents.
While the percentage of homeowners/residents who have signed up for blog posts is growing every year, not everyone in the neighborhood has done so. Some of our information in the blog is simply nice to know, but some is very important (i.e. water notices). These important messages are why we came up with this “Blog Friends” idea.
We are asking any homeowner/resident that does not have a way to get electronic blog notices to speak with their neighbors. Chances are someone near them is getting the updates and would be happy to share important information. Details about this “Blog Friends” idea was included in the last newsletter, which was included with the April billing.
It is our hope that people already receiving blog posts, like yourself, will also speak with their neighbors about updates. Important messages don’t happen very often. When they do, helping others know what they are is part of being neighborly.
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 by AquaTest Laboratories, Inc. 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.
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.
Come out on Saturday, April 24th and take part in the Litter Walk Clean-Up. This is part of the Farmington Hills city wide event. We are organizing our own team for Franklin Knolls and we need your help.
We will meet at the pumphouse at 10am to form teams. The city is providing trash bags, other supplies and a limited number of T-Shirts. Bring your mask, some gloves, good walking shoes, etc and help do a little spring cleaning for the neighborhood.
Previous Litter Walk Clean-Up events were a tremendous success for Farmington Hills! The clean-up effort is a great way to celebrate Earth Day and to assist in maintaining the environment of Farmington Hills. Thinking globally and acting locally!
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 too. Details on that below:
Curbside Yard Waste Begins on April 12th
Yard Waste Pickup Resumes During the Week of April 12
Yard waste collection will resume in the City of Farmington Hills starting on Monday, April 12, 2021. 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 13, 2021.
Acceptable yard waste includes leaves, grass, shrub clippings, twigs, and plant materials. There are three options available for yard waste disposal:
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.
Put yard waste in brown paper yard waste bags. Please do not overstuff bags.
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.
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The Franklin Knolls Spring 2021 Newsletter and April billing
Spring 2021 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
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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