2022 Annual Meeting Minutes, Newsletter and More Available on Our Website

Looking for a good read during the winter months?

Our website might not be considered a good read by most but it does have lots of information for our residents.

Our 2022 annual meeting covered many topics including an increase in HOA dues starting on April 1, 2023.  You can read the minutes on our website.   Look for “Annual Meeting” under the Neighborhood drop down menu.   Here is a direct link to the 2022 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 latest Fall 2022 Newsletter.

There is lots of other information on the website 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.

FranklinKnollsHOA.com

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Compostables and Yard Waste Pickup Ends December 12th

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Just a reminder that the last day for yard waste pickup this year is December 12, 2022.  

Yard waste pickup will end this year in Farmington Hills on your regularly scheduled pickup day during the week of December 12 – 16, 2022.

Starting December 19, 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 during the second full week of April 2023.

Acceptable yard waste includes leaves, grass, shrub clippings, twigs, and plant materials. There are three options available for yard waste disposal:

  1. Put yard waste in brown paper yard waste bags. Please do not overstuff bags.
  2. Use a mulching mower and recycle leaves and grass clippings back into the lawn.
  3. 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. Large quantities of dirt or sod are also not accepted for pickup.

If you have questions, please contact the Division of Public Works at 248-871-2850.

Farmington Hills Compostables and Yard Waste Notice 

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REMINDER – 2022 Annual Meeting – November 17, 2022 at Warner Middle School

Franklin Knolls Homeowners Association 

Annual Meeting

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 7:00 pm

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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.

Direct link to Annual Meeting Documents
2021 Meeting Minutes

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2022 Annual Meeting – November 17, 2022

Franklin Knolls Homeowners Association 

Annual Meeting

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 7:00 pm

w special guest speaker

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.

Direct link to Annual Meeting Documents
2021 Meeting Minutes

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Water System Flushing Saturday, Oct 15th (9am – 1pm)

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Water System Flushing Saturday, Oct 15th

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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This Sunday – Ice Cream Social and “NEW” Cop on a Block Event

Ice Cream Social and Cop on a Block

Sunday, August 14, 2022

3pm – 4pm – at the Pump House

 

We hope you will join us for a neighborhood get together at the pump house.  New this year is the ‘Cop on a Block” program coming to this event.   This new Farmington Hills program give you a chance to meet a Farmington Hills police officer.  Here are details about their program.

This program this designed to help educate and answer any questions that residents have.  We hope that residents take this opportunity to learn about how they can make their homes/vehicles and neighborhoods safer.  Officers can gladly answer questions on speeding, residential burglaries and larcenies. It is really a great time to have questions answered by an officer face to face regarding safety.  I will also run crime statistics for your neighborhood so that residents are aware of crimes if any that are occurring in your area.

Please submit questions to me beforehand if you can so that we can look into details prior to this event.


You can send your questions to
Monica Kollar
Crime Prevention Technician
(248) 871-2750
MKollar@fhgov.com

This event is also a great way to say hello to our neighbors.  Are you new to the neighborhood?  Come on by.   We would love to meet you too.

We are bringing in ice cream and would like to invite all our neighborhood residents to come by and have a FREE ice cream.

We will do this for about an hour.   A quick way to stop by and say hi to your neighbors, meet a local police officer and have a refreshing treat too.

Hope to see you there!

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Water System Flushing Saturday, Aug 6th (9am – 1pm)

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Water System Flushing Saturday, Aug 6th

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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Save the Date – Ice Cream Social and “NEW” Cop on a Block Event

Ice Cream Social and Cop on a Block

Sunday, August 14, 2022

3pm – 4pm – at the Pump House

 

Mark your calendar for a neighborhood get together at the pump house.  New this year is the ‘Cop on a Block” program coming to this event.   This new Farmington Hills program give you a chance to meet a Farmington Hills police officer.  Here are details about their program.

This program this designed to help educate and answer any questions that residents have.  We hope that residents take this opportunity to learn about how they can make their homes/vehicles and neighborhoods safer.  Officers can gladly answer questions on speeding, residential burglaries and larcenies. It is really a great time to have questions answered by an officer face to face regarding safety.  I will also run crime statistics for your neighborhood so that residents are aware of crimes if any that are occurring in your area.

Please submit questions to me beforehand if you can so that we can look into details prior to this event.


You can send your questions to
Monica Kollar
Crime Prevention Technician
(248) 871-2750
MKollar@fhgov.com

This event is also a great way to say hello to our neighbors.  Are you new to the neighborhood?  Come on by.   We would love to meet you too.

We are bringing in ice cream and would like to invite all our neighborhood residents to come by and have a FREE ice cream.

We will do this for about an hour.   A quick way to stop by and say hi to your neighbors, meet a local police officer and have a refreshing treat too.

We will have another reminder blog post prior to the event.   We just wanted to get the notice out early so everyone knew this event was coming.

Hope to see you there!

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Neighborhood Traffic Issues – Speeders Cutting Through the Sub

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As you know, We have two major road construction projects near us.  This has resulted in many outsiders using our streets to ‘cut through’ to short cut the construction traffic.

Unfortunately, to make up for lost time, many of them think our streets are the autobahn.  This has resulted in a huge safety hazard for those of you living on those streets.  Here are some things that have been done in the past to help with this issue:

  • Signs posted in yards.   
  • Neighbors staggering parked cars on each side of the street to restrict traffic and slow it down. 
  • Calling the Farmington Hills Police Department to report speeders and request increased patrols in our sub.  

Here are the FHPD Phone #s to call to report your concerns:

All Non-emergency:  (248) 871-2600
or  Traffic Section:  (248) 871-2630

The more of us that call – the better !
Thanks,

Your FKHOA Board

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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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