Annual Meeting Minutes

Our November 2020 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 19th, 2020 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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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

We wanted to share this information from the city with our neighborhood.  This came from one of the many email services the city of Farmington Hills has to offer.  

Currently the COVID-19 vaccine is available through local health departments and local health systems. Residents are encouraged to check their health providers’ online medical chart or portal as all local health systems are going to start making appointments for their patients once they vaccinate their medical personnel.

Vaccine information can be found at:

More information about COVID-19 can be found on the Health Division’s website at www.oakgov.com/covid. For up-to-date public health information, follow @publichealthOC on Facebook and Twitter. 


You can get city related information like this sent to you via email if you subscribe to the eNews list.  Easy to sign up and easy to cancel if you change your mind.

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

eNews / List Serv

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

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City Undertakes Community Needs Survey – City Email Subscription Offers

The city of Farmington Hills has a lot of offer.  The list of programs and services goes on and on.   Here is one that we thought might be of interest to our residents.  

City Undertakes Community Needs Survey
The Community Development Office of the City of Farmington Hills is undertaking a Community Needs Survey. The survey is intended to identify a list of priorities for eligible Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) activities. The information collected from this effort will fulfill requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Your input is critical, and the survey results will help determine CDBG funding priorities for the next five years (2021–2026). The survey will be available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LN6M9ZR until January 30, 2021.

Any questions should be directed to Charmaine Kettler-Schmult, City of Farmington Hills Community Development Coordinator, at ckettler@fhgov.com or 248-871-2543.


You can get city related information like this sent to you via email if you subscribe to the eNews list.  Easy to sign up and easy to cancel if you change your mind.

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

eNews / List Serv

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

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Compostables and Yard Waste Pickup Ends December 7th

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Just a reminder that the last day for yard waste pickup this year is December 7, 2020.  

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

Farmington Hills Compostables and Yard Waste website 

Yard waste pickup will end this year in Farmington Hills on your regularly scheduled pickup day during the week of December 7 – 11, 2020.

Starting December 14, 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 2021.

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.

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2020 Annual Meeting Request for Proxy Forms

Franklin Knolls Homeowners Association  Annual Meeting

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Check in 6:30PM until 7:00PM, Meeting Starts at 7:00 pm
No Late Check-in’s Please 

Via Zoom

We hope you can attend our annual meeting this year via Zoom.   We need a quorum of 23 homeowners to be able to conduct the meeting.   A completed proxy form will also count toward the quorum.  This form was included with the annual meeting documents mailed to the homeowners and is also available at this link Proxy form.   

We welcome all homeowners online for the meeting but if you can not attend we would greatly appricate having the completed proxy form.  This can be dropped off at the mail box until 5:30pm on the day of the meeting or emailed to us at FranklinKnollsHOA@gmail.com.
Thank You

Due to the pandemic, our annual meeting for 2020 will be held using Zoom conference software. We hope that you will be able to join us for our annual meeting.
There will not be an in-person location this year.
You can access the meeting using a computer, a smart phone or even just a phone.

The Meeting Agenda, Subdivision Financial Statements and Zoom instructions with the required meeting ID and Passcode were mailed to each homeowner.   These are also available on the website under the drop down menu “Neighborhood“. Please have all of these items available for your reference during the meeting.

***Please note that the Zoom Meeting ID and the Passcode was sent to each homeowner with the annual meeting notice mailing.  It is not included with the online documents for security reasons.   Please contact a board member if you don’t have the codes and want to attend the meeting.***

Direct link to
Annual Meeting Documents including Zoom instructions
2019 Annual Meeting Minutes

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2020 Annual Meeting – November 19, 2020

Franklin Knolls Homeowners Association  Annual Meeting

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 7:00 pm

Via Zoom

 Due to the pandemic, our annual meeting for 2020 will be held using Zoom conference software. We hope that you will be able to join us for our annual meeting.
There will not be an in-person location this year.
You can access the meeting using a computer, a smart phone or even just a phone.

The Meeting Agenda, Subdivision Financial Statements and Zoom instructions with the required meeting ID and Passcode were mailed to each homeowner.   These are also available on the website under the drop down menu “Neighborhood“. Please have all of these items available for your reference during the meeting.

***Please note that the Zoom Meeting ID and the Passcode was sent to each homeowner with the annual meeting notice mailing.  It is not included with the online documents for security reasons.   Please contact a board member if you don’t have the codes and want to attend the meeting.***

Included with the annual meeting documents is a Proxy form that can be used by homeowners that are not able to attend the meeting.  We would greatly appricate having the completed proxy form if you are unable to attend.
Thank You

Direct link to Annual Meeting Documents
2019 Annual Meeting Minutes

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Boil Water Advisory Has Been Lifted for All Areas

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The boil water advisory has also been lifted for
– Tareyton – Addresses 32261 through 32455 (NOTE: Only Homes on the West side of the street – Odd number addresses)

The boil water advisory is
no longer in effect for any homes
in the Franklin Knolls subdivision.  All testing of our water is now complete.   Everyone in our subdivision may now use your water as you normally would. 

We would like to say Thank You to everyone for understanding the situation.   We do everything we can to keep the system up and running.  In this case we had no choice but to shut down part of the system to make the necessary repairs.  As you probably know, a shut down of the water system is a very rare occurrence in our neighborhood and we hope to keep it that way.

Thank You to our residents for working with us and to our contractor D’Angelo Brothers for doing their part and getting the job done.  D’Angelo Brothers added additional crew members and equipment to get all 3 of these fire hydrants installed in one day.   It was a long day and required an early start but they were able to get all of them installed.

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Boil Water Advisory Update

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The boil water advisory will need to continue a little longer for the following addresses:  

– Tareyton – Addresses 32261 through 32455 (NOTE: Only Homes on the West side of the street – Odd number addresses)

We will continue to do everything we can to get the advisory lifted ASAP for the Tareyton addresses.


Testing is complete for the other areas and the boil water advisory is no longer in effect at these addresses listed below.

– Balmoral Knoll – Address 32740
– Briarcrest Knoll – Addresses 32390 through 32770
– Briarcrest Ct – All homes
– Friar Cir – All homes
– Nottingham Knoll – Addresses 32220 through 32520
– Lochmoor – Addresses 30065 and 30070

These addresses may now go back to using your water as you normally would.

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Update – Fire Hydrant Installations Complete – Boil Water Notice in Effect for Affected Homes

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UPDATE: The fire hydrant installation project is now complete. A boil water notice is now in effect for the following homes

Balmoral Knoll – Address 32740

Briarcrest Knoll – Addresses 32390 through 32770

Briarcrest Ct – All homes

Friar Cir – All homes

Nottingham Knoll – Addresses 32220 through 32520

Lochmoor – Addresses 30065 and 30070

Tareyton – Addresses 32261 through 32455 (NOTE: Only Homes on the West side of the street – Odd number addresses)

Boil water notices have been hand carried to the affected homes. Please check your front door area for this notice. Here is a link to that notice.
Boil Water Notice
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As stated in the boil water notice, we will post here on the blog when the boil water notice is lifted.
Also please help us spread the word about this project. Thank You

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Key items to know:

– Once the water turned back on a boil water notice will be issued for a number of days.

– There are a number of tests that are performed after the repair to make sure the water is safe to use and allow us to cancel the boil water notice.

– A boil water notice will be taken to each home that is affected by the water shut down.

– Check your front door area for the notice. Additional information will be posted on the blog too.

– We also recommend shutting off the water valve on the water supply pipe in your basement if water is shut off to your home. This will help to keep air from entering the water system.

– Once the water is back on to your home it is suggested to turn on an outside water for at least 30 minutes to help in flushing out the system.

In the Fall of 2019 we gave notice that 3 fire hydrants in the neighborhood needed to be replaced.  This has been delayed many times now due to scheduling issues.

Updates will be posted here on our blog.

**This will require the water system to be shut down in the areas of the repairs. **

Here is the letter and map that was mailed out in the fall of 2019 (links below).

Hydrant Replacement Letter

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

Thank you

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Update – Fire Hydrant Installations – Boil Water Notice in Effect for Some Homes

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UPDATE: A boil water notice is now in effect for the following homes

Briarcrest Knoll – Addresses 32390 through 32451
Briarcrest Ct – All homes
Friar Cir – All homes
Nottingham Knoll – Addresses 32220 through 32520
Lochmoor – Address 30065

Boil water notices have been hand carried to the affected homes. Please check your front door area for this notice. Here is a link to that notice.
Boil Water Notice
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This is 1 area of the 3 we hope to get done today. Boil water notices will also be in effect for the other 2 sections as these repairs progress.

Also please help us spread the word about this project. Thank You
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Key items to know:

– You might want to store water for drinking, cooking, flushing toilets etc ASAP so you have a backup in case the water is shut off to your home. Even water stored in your bathtub can be used for toilets.

– The targeted homes are listed in the documents at the link below but there is a possibility of this area could become larger if there is a problem shutting down the water lines in that area.

– We don’t know the amount of time to perform the repair but we think it will be 1 day.

– Once the water turned back on a boil water notice will be issued for a number of days.

– There are a number of tests that are performed after the repair to make sure the water is safe to use and allow us to cancel the boil water notice.

– A boil water notice will be taken to each home that is affected by the water shut down.

– Check your front door area for the notice. Additional information will be posted on the blog too.

– We also recommend shutting off the water valve on the water supply pipe in your basement if water is shut off to your home. This will help to keep air from entering the water system.

– Once the water is back on to your home it is suggested to turn on an outside water for at least 30 minutes to help in flushing out the system.

In the Fall of 2019 we gave notice that 3 fire hydrants in the neighborhood needed to be replaced.  This has been delayed many times now due to scheduling issues.

Updates will be posted here on our blog.

**This will require the water system to be shut down in the areas of the repairs. **

Here is the letter and map that was mailed out in the fall of 2019 (links below).

Hydrant Replacement Letter

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

Thank you

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