Compostables and Yard Waste Pickup Ends December 13th

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Just a reminder that the last day for yard waste pickup this year is December 13, 2021.  

Yard waste pickup in Farmington Hills will end on your regularly scheduled pickup day during the week of December 13 – 17, 2021.

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. Starting December 20, 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 during the second full week of April 2022.

Acceptable yard waste includes leaves, grass, shrub clippings, twigs, and plant materials. There are three options available for yard waste disposal:

  1. Put yard waste in brown paper yard waste bags. Please do not overstuff bags.
  2. Use a mulching mower and recycle leaves and grass clippings back into the lawn.
  3. 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. Large quantities of dirt or sod are also not accepted for pickup.

If you have questions, please contact the Division of Public Works at 248-871-2850.

Farmington Hills Compostables and Yard Waste website 

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2021 Annual Meeting Request for Proxy Forms

Franklin Knolls Homeowners Association  Annual Meeting

Thursday, November 18, 2021
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 2021 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
2020 Annual Meeting Minutes

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2021 Annual Meeting – November 18, 2021

Franklin Knolls Homeowners Association  Annual Meeting

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 7:00 pm

Via Zoom

Due to the pandemic, our annual meeting for 2021 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 documents 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 appreciate having the completed proxy form if you are unable to attend.
Thank You

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COST ESTIMATES FOR CONVERTING TO CITY WATER – UPDATE

The information below was included with our Fall Newsletter. We hope to have an update on this from the city before our annual meeting on November 18, 2021.

The city has completed the study for the costs to convert to city water and is in final review.   The meeting with homeowners has been delayed.  This is  due to COVID concerns and material prices/lead time fluctuations. This is causing some difficulty in coming up with an accurate estimate for the homeowners.

When the meeting does take place a new petition will need to be circulated to determine whether or not a majority of homeowners want to proceed with connecting to city water or whether a majority want to remain on our current well water system..  Homeowners signing the new petition would agree to paying their share of the conversion costs.   If  50% or more of the homeowners sign the new petition the conversion would move forward.   

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Neighborhood Lending Library – Neighborhood Project

Having a community lending library was a project that was started a few years ago. This lending library would be a great way to:

  • Share books with your neighbors
  • Meet and talk with your neighbors
  • Create memories for kids in the neighborhood

We obtained an old newspaper box and came up with an idea of adding a tapered roof to it. That’s about it so far. The board members are all very busy and we just have not had the time needed to make this a reality.

So we need support from others in the neighborhood to help make this idea become an addition to the neighborhood. Please let us know if you have an interest in this project. If there is interest, we are going to start a committee to get this project moving again. Just send us an email or reach out to a board member. Our email address is FranklinKnollsHOA@gmail.com

Write up from our recent newsletter below

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Neighborhood Bonfire Saturday, October 16th

Join us for a bonfire at the pump house Saturday, October 16th at 6:30PM. We thought this would be a fun way for the neighborhood to get together.

We will have S’mores kits and of course the bonfire to make them on.

Just bring a chair and your choice of beverages/snacks. You might also want to bring a flashlight for walking back in the dark.

Hope to see you there!

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

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Water System Flushing Saturday, Oct 9th

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

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Water System Flushing
Saturday, Oct 9th

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 – Important Fall Events

Mark your calendar for these Franklin Knolls events. More details coming as the dates get closer for each one.

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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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