Franklin Knolls Litter Walk Clean-Up – April 24th 10am

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Come out on Saturday, April 24th and take part in the Litter Walk Clean-Up.  This is part of the Farmington Hills city wide event. We are organizing our own team for Franklin Knolls and we need your help.

We will meet at the pumphouse at 10am to form teams.  The city is providing trash bags, other supplies and a limited number of T-Shirts.  Bring your mask, some gloves, good walking shoes, etc and help do a little spring cleaning for the neighborhood.

Previous Litter Walk Clean-Up events were a tremendous success for Farmington Hills!  The clean-up effort is a great way to celebrate Earth Day and to assist in maintaining the environment of Farmington Hills.   Thinking globally and acting locally!

Hope to see you there!

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Yard Waste Pickup to Begin on April 12th

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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 too.  Details on that below:

Curbside Yard Waste Begins on April 12th  

Yard Waste Pickup Resumes During the Week of April 12

Yard waste collection will resume in the City of Farmington Hills starting on Monday, April 12, 2021. As of that date, all yard waste placed at the curbside in acceptable containers will be collected by the yard waste truck on your regular garbage day.  Yard waste pickup will end during the week of December 13, 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.
Any Christmas trees saved for composting must be cut and bundled according to yard waste pickup guidelines.  For more information, call the DPW at 248-871-2850 or visit www.fhgov.com.

   

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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Spring Newsletter and April Billing

Coming to your mailbox very soon!

The Franklin Knolls Spring 2021 Newsletter and April billing

Spring Newsletter

Spring 2021 Newsletter

The 4 page newsletter has a Main page as well as a page dedicated for Water System, Neighborhood and HOA news. The newsletter is also available on our website on the “Neighborhood” drop down menu. Here is a direct Link

Here are some key items you will find in this newsletter

HOA Payments

Please make payments within 30 days of the invoice date.

Payments can be dropped off at our mailbox near the pump house at 32000 Shrewsbury. You will find a drop slot just inside of the mailbox door.

Payments can also be mailed to:
Franklin Knolls HOA
32000 Shrewsbury
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

To help us with payments received please include:

–   Your Lot Number with your payment.

–   Return the Top Part of your statement

–   Please Fully Fill out your Checks including writing out the payment amount in words.  We had a few checks refused by our bank due to checks not being completely filled out.  

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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.    

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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.    

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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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