2019 Annual Meeting Minutes, Newsletter and More Available on Our Website

Looking for a good read while staying at home?

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.

FranklinKnollsHOA.com

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Maple/Middlebelt Construction Part 2 – Middlebelt Remains Open During Construction

 

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

For more information on the Maple/Middlebelt Road roundabout and culvert replacement project, visit: https://www.rcocweb.org/479/MapleMiddlebelt-Road-Roundabout.

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

 

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Bulk Item Pickup Suspended – Yard Waste Pickup Begins April 13th – City Email Subscription Offers

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The city of Farmington Hills has a lot of offer.  The list of programs and services goes on and on.   Here are a few recent notices regarding curbside refuse collection.  

Notice stating that the large item pickup is on hold for now.

 

Another one stating that curbside yard waste starts again on April 13th. 

  

These are just a few examples of the information that you can get 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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Your HOA and COVID-19 – Hydrant Install on Hold

 

 

 

 

 

To our neighbors and friends of Franklin Knolls.

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.

Your Franklin Knolls HOA Board

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Fire Hydrant Replacement Update

 


We are hoping to have the 3 new fire hydrants installed within the next 3 weeks.  That is the window that our installer is aiming for.

We will try to give everyone as much notice as possible so you have time to store water. 

Some areas of the subdivision will have the water shut off for this installation.  They hope to complete the job in 1 day.

Those who lose water pressure will be under a boil water advisory once the pressure is restored.

See previous blog posts on our website for details on this repair. FranklinKnollsHOA.com 


Thanks

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Fire Hydrant Replacement Update

 

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*****UPDATE******

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 

Repair Details

**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:

Hydrant Replacement Letter

Map with hydrant replacement locations and what we believe will be affected homes

 

We hope this will be a 1 day repair.   Updates will be posted here on our blog.

Thank you

 

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Compostables and Yard Waste Pickup Ends December 9th

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Final days of yard waste pickup are near.    Our last day for yard waste pickup this year is December 9, 2019.  

Here are some details from the city website about Compostables and Yard Waste.

Farmington Hills Compostables and Yard Waste website 

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:

  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 over stuff 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.  See more information about the DPW or call at 248-871-2850.

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2019 Annual Meeting and Proxy Forms

Our Annual Meeting is this Wednesday,

November 13, 2019, 7:00 pm

At
WARNER MIDDLE SCHOOL (in the MEDIA CENTER)
30303 W. 14 MILE RD., Farmington Hills

We hope to see you there

If you can not attend we would appreciate you returning the proxy form.  This was sent in the annual meeting mailing.   This can also be found online on the last page of the agenda.   Here is a link. 

Proxy Form

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. 

Thank You  

 

 

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Fire Hydrant Replacement Coming Soon

 

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We have 3 fire hydrants in the neighborhood that need to be replaced.   Parts are on order and we will let you know ASAP when the scheduled repair will take place.

**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.  Look for that in your mail soon.  Here are links to those items:

Hydrant Replacement Letter

Map with hydrant replacement locations and what we believe will be affected homes

 

We hope this will be a 1 day repair.   Updates will be posted here on our blog.

Thank you

 

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2019 Annual Meeting – November 13, 2019

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.

 

Direct link to Annual Meeting Documents
2018 Meeting Minutes

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