Our website might not be considered a good read by most but it does have lots of information for our residents.
Didn’t make it to the last annual meeting? You can read the minutes on our website. You will find this under the Neighborhood drop down menu. Here is a direct link to the 2019 annual meeting minutes . There is information from previous years annual meetings too.
Paper copies of our newsletters are sent out each spring and fall, usually with the billing. Didn’t have time to read them before but maybe now you do? You can find all of these online again under the Neighborhood drop down menu. This includes the new Spring 2020 newsletter.
There is lots of other information on there too about our water system, by-laws, neighborhood watch program, even history of the subdivision. We hope you take a little time and take a look.
MAPLE ROAD AT MIDDLEBELT ROAD IN WEST BLOOMFIELD TWP. EXPECTED TO CLOSE MARCH 30 FOR CONTINUED WORK
The Road Commission of Oakland County (RCOC) expects to close Maple Road at Middlebelt Road in West Bloomfield Township on Monday, March 30, for continued construction work on the roundabout.
Construction is expected to be completed and Maple Road re-opened in early June; however, the anticipated opening date is fluid and could change based on weather and potential impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Northbound and southbound Middlebelt Road at Maple Road will remain open to traffic; however, access to eastbound and westbound Maple Road will be closed.
The Maple/Middlebelt roundabout was mostly constructed last year. However, some work remains to be completed this year, including:
• Concrete work on the center island
• Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalks and crosswalks
• Installation of High-intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) beacons at the pedestrian crossings
• Street lighting and behind-the-curb restoration of landscaping
With Middlebelt remaining open we think this will have very little impact on our subdivision. As always if you do notice cut through traffic speeding through the subdivision please call the the police city dispatch at 248-871-2610
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is something that is affecting everyone, including our neighborhood. We hope that you and your family stay healthy during all of this. If there is anything that we can do to help out please let us know. We are all friends and neighbors here so please try to help each other when we can. You can contact every board member with one email to FranklinKnollsHOA@gmail.com.
The installation of the three fire hydrants that need to be replaced are postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) issue. The first notice when out for these replacements last fall. With many residents staying home and we did not want to burden them with this installation at this time. The repair does not affect the water quality so the board has asked for this project to be put on hold for now. We felt it was the right thing to do at this time. The parts are in but there have been many delays in getting these installed due to scheduling. Emergency repairs always take precedence over maintenance repairs. Our blog will have updates on this project once it gets going again.
Many of our residents have been outside taking walks, getting fresh air etc. Getting exercise is very important too and is highly recommended as long as you keep away from others. They recommend 6 feet minimum between people.
Again the HOA board is made up of your friends and neighbors. We are all in this together. We think we have a great neighborhood and great people that make up this neighborhood. Please feel free to contact us for any concerns and/or questions that we might be able to help with.
As you probably know, we have 3 fire hydrants in the neighborhood that need to be replaced. We have been notified that the parts have been delivered and installation can be scheduled.
Because of the holiday celebrations in December we have asked that the installation of these be delayed at least until January. We will review the schedule, weather conditions etc in January and decide how to move forward then.
Stay tuned to our blog for more updates. Thanks
**This will require the water system to be shut down in the areas of the repairs. **
A letter and map is included in the annual meeting notice mailing that went to all residents of Franklin Knolls. Here are links to those items:
Yard waste will be picked up starting the week of April 8, 2019. Yard waste pickup will end the week of December 9, 2019. Starting December 16, yard waste cannot be picked up in accordance with the City’s refuse contract and Michigan laws governing yard waste disposal. Any accumulated yard waste should be stored until spring pickup resumes in April 2020.
Yard waste collection will resume in the City of Farmington Hills during the week of Monday, April 8. 2019. As of that date, all yard waste placed at the curbside in acceptable containers will be collected by the yard waste truck on the regular garbage day. Yard waste pickup will end after the week of December 9 through December 13.
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 over stuff 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. See more information about the DPW or call at 248-871-2850.
This completed form can be dropped off at the FK mailbox at 32000 Shrewsbury, gave to anyone attending the annual meeting or by contacting a board member. An email to FranklinKnollsHOA@gmail.com will send a message to all the board members.
Remember we will need the forms prior to the meeting.
Franklin Knolls Homeowners Association Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 7:00 pm
At WARNER MIDDLE SCHOOL (in the MEDIA CENTER) 30303 W. 14 MILE RD., Farmington Hills
We hope that you will be able to join us for our annual meeting. It typically lasts one to two hours and there will be light refreshments. See the agenda for more details.
The Meeting Agenda and the Subdivision Financial Statements are mailed to each homeowner. These are also available on the website under the drop down menu “Neighborhood“. Please bring all of these items with you.
**Come on out and show support for your neighborhood. **
Included in the annual meeting documents is a Proxy form that can be used by homeowners that are not able to attend the meeting.
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