Landscape Oversight Team – Plants and Help Needed

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We have made many improvements to the flower bed areas at our entrances and islands.  With your help we hope to keep this momentum going.  We are looking at adding a few plants here and there this fall.   We are in need of Hosta’s and maybe a few other plants too.   

Want to help?   We are looking for:

  • Donations of plants.  Hosta’s for sure.  Have something else you think would work well in our beds?  let us know. 
  • Planting team.   We would like to schedule a day/time to plant the donated plants.  We can work around your schedule too.  

We would like to get communication going soon and maybe hold a meeting via Zoom.   

Want to help?   Let us know by sending an email to FranklinKnollsHOA@gmail.com or talk to a board member.   We would love to have you be part of the team.

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Afternoon Neighborhood Ice Cream Social Event

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Ice Cream Social –  Sunday, August 15, 2021

3pm – 4pm – at the Pump House

We hope to see you on Sunday, August 15th for a neighborhood get together at the pump house.  We welcome all our neighborhood residents to come by and enjoy some ice cream.  Even if you don’t want ice cream, we hope you will stop by to say hi.

All the ice cream will be in individual wrapped packages.  We will have an assortment too.

This is a chance to say hello to our neighbors.  Are you new to the neighborhood?  Come on by.   We would love to meet you.

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

Hope to see you there!

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Water System Flushing Saturday, Aug 7th (9am – 1pm)

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Water System Flushing Saturday, Aug 7th

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 – Afternoon Neighborhood Ice Cream Social Event

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Ice Cream Social –  Sunday, August 15, 2021

3pm – 4pm – at the Pump House

Mark your calendar for a neighborhood get together at the pump house.  We thought we would try a quick afternoon event to have ice cream.

This is also a chance 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 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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Boil Water Advisory Has Been Lifted for All Areas

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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.   

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City Offers Expanded Residential Service for Storm Debris Pickup

We thought we would share this news from the city.  You can also sign up to get these notices sent to you directly via email.  Details on that below:

   

City Offers Expanded Residential Service for Storm Debris Pickup

The City of Farmington Hills will assist residents by offering expanded service for the disposal of tree limbs and debris left throughout the City in the aftermath of the severe storm on July 7, 2021. 

The City would prefer that residents continue to follow yard waste guidelines and dispose of storm debris on their regularly scheduled pickup day. If that is not possible, larger limbs and debris may be hauled to the roadside for chipping and pickup from now until 7 AM on Friday, July 23, 2021. Residents do not have to follow their regular schedule; storm debris will be disposed of as available crews work their way through different parts of the City. 

Through a mutual aid collaboration with other municipalities, the City has gained increased access to additional equipment and work crews to haul and chip tree limbs and gather storm debris. “City workers will not go on private property to pick up debris,” said Public Services Director Karen Mondora. “Crews will remain in the public right-of-way and pick up debris from the roadside.” 

Whenever possible, please follow the standard yard waste collection guidelines: 
– 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.
– Tree limbs larger than six inches in diameter will not be picked up by the City’s rubbish hauling contractor.
-Tree debris may be placed at the curbside for composting in brown paper yard waste bags or in trash cans (35-gallon size limit with a maximum weight of 60 pounds) with a Yard Waste sticker on both sides. Yard Waste stickers are available free from City Hall or the Division of Public Works.
-Tree debris, such as brush or twigs, should not stick out above the top of the container.
-If a homeowner had tree branches or a tree stump chipped, it is their responsibility to properly dispose of the chippings according to these standard yard waste guidelines. 

If you have questions, please call the DPW at 248-871-2850 or visit www.fhgov.com



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You can get announcements like this 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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A Boil Water Advisory is in Effect for all Homes

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Due to the recent power outage and an issue that developed with our generator, we experienced a loss in water pressure to our water system. As a precaution a boil water advisory has been issued for all homes in the Franklin Knolls Subdivision.  

** A Boil Water Advisory Notice was taken to each home in the subdivision **

Boil Water Notice

The water system is operational again with restricted use as per the boil water advisory. Water sample testing has begun as required by EGLE. We will post updates on the blog post on our website. We expect the testing to take a minimum of 2 days.

Please check our website at www.FranklinKnollsHOA.com for the latest updates.

Water System Tips for Turning Back On the Water to Your Home

Key items to know after the pressure is restored:

  • 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.

Please contact us at FranklinKnollsHOA@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Blog Friends – Help Your Neighbor

Please help us make sure important communication via the blog gets to every homeowner/resident in the neighborhood.

If you are reading this blog then you are one of the many homeowners/residents that have signed up for our blog posts. The FKHOA board thanks you for that. These blog posts are our main communication tool for the homeowners and residents.

While the percentage of homeowners/residents who have signed up for blog posts is growing every year, not everyone in the neighborhood has done so. Some of our information in the blog is simply nice to know, but some is very important (i.e. water notices).  These important messages are why we came up with this “Blog Friends” idea.

We are asking any homeowner/resident that does not have a way to get electronic blog notices to speak with their neighbors. Chances are someone near them is getting the updates and would be happy to share important information. Details about this “Blog  Friends” idea was included in the last newsletter, which was included with the April billing.

It is our hope that people already receiving blog posts, like yourself, will also speak with their neighbors about updates. Important messages don’t happen very often. When they do, helping others know what they are is part of being neighborly. 

Thank You
Your FKHOA Board

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2020 Water Quality Report is now Available on our Website

The 2020 Water Quality Report describing the source and quality of your drinking water is now available on our website.  Here is a direct link:

2020 Water Quality Report

A paper copy of this report is available upon request. Please contact a board member or send us an email with your name and the address if you would like a paper copy of the report sent to you. You can email us and/or find our contact information here.

Water Quality information will be sent electronically to all homeowners with an email address on file. The fall newsletter will also have a summary article about this water report. A paper copy of this newsletter will be sent to all homeowners of Franklin Knolls.

The Water Quality Report is required by the State of Michigan and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  It is based on testing of our water system by AquaTest Laboratories, Inc. Water samples are taken monthly and tested to check the quality of our water on a regular basis. We also have a mechanical inspection done regularly to help keep our water system operational and the backup systems ready when needed.

We recently performed our spring flush out of the water system and have two more flushings planned for this summer and fall. Home lines need to be flushed out as well. Without flushing, home water lines can become restricted which can lead to a costly repair for the homeowner.  A quick and easy water flow measurement test at your home can help determine the amount of sediment buildup in the service line to your home.  Information on this and other tips are available here on our website.

We hope you find the report beneficial and reassuring that the water provided to your home meets or exceeds government standards. Let us know if you have any questions. There are also government agency phone numbers in the report.

Thx

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

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Water System Flushing Saturday, May 15th

Water System Flushing Saturday, May 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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