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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Update – Fire Hydrant Installations – Two crews on site early morning – Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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UPDATE: It was confirmed today that they will have 2 crews working on our project on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The water could be shut off as early as 7:30am.

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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Update – Fire Hydrant Installations Starting on Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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UPDATE: The Fire Hydrant installations will take place starting on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. They hope to get all 3 installed that day.

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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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Update – Fire Hydrant Replacements – Not This Week

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UPDATE: Week of October 26th – Installation of the hydrants will NOT happen this week.

We are going to wait until we get a firm date before posting another update. We will try to give you as much notice as possible. We will continue to communicate with the installer at least weekly.

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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. We still think we are going to get this project going soon but it is again being delayed due to emergency repairs at other sites.

We currently do not know the exact day of the install. As we get closer we let you know what day it will take place. We hope this will be a 1 day repair.  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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