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.
Periodically, mineral deposits from our water system are flushed out of our water system lines utilizing the neighborhood fire hydrants. This work is typically done 3 times a year. The work is done by HOA board members and neighborhood volunteers on a Saturday morning starting at 9:00 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m.
Signage will be posted near the entrances of the sub approximately 1 week in advance.
During this time frame you should shut off the water to your house (valve in the basement near your sump pump). 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.
**NEW – A limited number of participants will receive a credit to their HOA account for helping with the flushing. This will be available on a first come first served basis. Let us know if you are willing to help.
Any questions pertaining to our drinking water, our water system, or the above recommendations please see our Contact Us page.
More info on what you can do to care for your lines to your home can be found on our website on the “Services” menu. Here is a direct link
A boil water notice was previously given to the following homes on 10/10/19:
All homes on Shrewsbury
The boil water advisory is no longer in effect at these addresses. All testing of our water is now complete and no issues were found. Everyone in our subdivision may now use your water as you normally would.
We would like 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.
The test results came in faster than expected. Because one of the water test samples had to take place on the weekend we made special arrangements to get a water sample to the lab on Saturday. The lab is closed on Sunday so we did not expect results until Monday. Aquatest opened the lab today (Sunday) to get us the results today instead of Monday. So a special THANK YOU to Geoff from Aquatest for the special treatment.
Also 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.
Water system hydrant/valve replacement is now complete – The water was shut off to some homes in the neighborhood and has now been turned back on. The homes listed below were given notice that they need to boil their water.
ALL HOMES ON SHREWSBURY STREET
If you do not live on Shrewsbury then you can continue to use your water as you would normally.
———–Notice given to each home under the boil water notice———————-
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.
We are targeting the water system repair to take place on
Thursday, October 10, 2019.
We have a fire hydrant on Shrewsbury that needs to be replaced along with a bad isolation valve in the same area. The repair should take less than one day. Once the water is turned back on, these homes will be under a boil water advisory until water samples are tested.
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 on Shrewsbury 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 it is typically 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.
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