CANCELED – Water System Flushing Saturday, May 9th
The first flushing of the year has been postponed and will NOT take place on the original planned date of May 9th. This planned date was announced in our spring newsletter.
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.
The date was canceled due to the state Stay Safe, Stay at Home restrictions. We are looking at a new date in early June but will depend on state restrictions at that time.
Please stay tuned to the new blog posts here on our website for more information on the new date. Of course we will also have the sandwich board signs out in the neighborhood about a week before the flushing date.
We are also looking for help in performing these flushings. Let us know if you want to help.
**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 anything else 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
Franklin Knolls NEW Lending Library – DESIGN CONTEST!
The HOA board has been working on setting up a new lending library for our neighborhood. We found an old Detroit News newspaper box for our lending library. Now we need to come up with a design that speaks our neighborhood.
We thought that a design contest could be a fun thing to do right now with many people staying at home. So we are looking for input from our residents in the neighborhood on how this box should be painted. This will be installed near the pump house. Possibly on a bench or a riser so it is easier to see the books inside. We are looking at adding an angled roof on it to keep water out. Here is a picture of one with the roof attached as well as a raised base.
There are lots of images on the internet of designs for lending libraries like this with old newspaper boxes. We have included some of them below.
We look forward to seeing all the designs from our neighborhood.
The winning design will receive $50.00.
You can find a template for your creative design at this link:
Once your design is completed, please mail it to the HOA (address below), drop it off at the neighborhood mailbox or you can email to the board. You can contact every board member with one email to FranklinKnollsHOA@gmail.com.
We will have more details on the winning selection process in a future blog post. Be sure to submit your entries before the deadline.
The contest ends onJune 1, 2020
** Don’t forget to include your contact information with your design. If you have a name for your theme include that as well.**
Your Franklin Knolls HOA Board
Franklin Knolls HOA
32000 Shrewsbury St
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
This project is scheduled to begin on April 27 and will require that 14 Mile Road between Middlebelt Road and Inkster Road be closed to thru traffic. Local access to properties on 14 Mile will be maintained. A detour route to accommodate 13 Mile Road and Inkster Road traffic will be posted.
This project is scheduled to be substantially completed and open to traffic in September.
This project could create some cut through traffic in our neighborhood but we think this will have very little impact on our subdivision. As always if you do notice cut through traffic or any traffic speeding through the subdivision please call the the police city dispatch at 248-871-2610
Because of all the recent changes due to the coronavirus we thought we would again 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 has a new start date – Begins on April 20th
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.
Our website might not be considered a good read by most but it does have lots of information for our residents.
Didn’t make it to the last annual meeting? You can read the minutes on our website. You will find this under the Neighborhood drop down menu. Here is a direct link to the 2019 annual meeting minutes . There is information from previous years annual meetings too.
Paper copies of our newsletters are sent out each spring and fall, usually with the billing. Didn’t have time to read them before but maybe now you do? You can find all of these online again under the Neighborhood drop down menu. This includes the new Spring 2020 newsletter.
There is lots of other information on there too about our water system, by-laws, neighborhood watch program, even history of the subdivision. We hope you take a little time and take a look.
MAPLE ROAD AT MIDDLEBELT ROAD IN WEST BLOOMFIELD TWP. EXPECTED TO CLOSE MARCH 30 FOR CONTINUED WORK
The Road Commission of Oakland County (RCOC) expects to close Maple Road at Middlebelt Road in West Bloomfield Township on Monday, March 30, for continued construction work on the roundabout.
Construction is expected to be completed and Maple Road re-opened in early June; however, the anticipated opening date is fluid and could change based on weather and potential impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Northbound and southbound Middlebelt Road at Maple Road will remain open to traffic; however, access to eastbound and westbound Maple Road will be closed.
The Maple/Middlebelt roundabout was mostly constructed last year. However, some work remains to be completed this year, including:
• Concrete work on the center island
• Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalks and crosswalks
• Installation of High-intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) beacons at the pedestrian crossings
• Street lighting and behind-the-curb restoration of landscaping
With Middlebelt remaining open we think this will have very little impact on our subdivision. As always if you do notice cut through traffic speeding through the subdivision please call the the police city dispatch at 248-871-2610
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is something that is affecting everyone, including our neighborhood. We hope that you and your family stay healthy during all of this. If there is anything that we can do to help out please let us know. We are all friends and neighbors here so please try to help each other when we can. You can contact every board member with one email to FranklinKnollsHOA@gmail.com.
The installation of the three fire hydrants that need to be replaced are postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) issue. The first notice when out for these replacements last fall. With many residents staying home and we did not want to burden them with this installation at this time. The repair does not affect the water quality so the board has asked for this project to be put on hold for now. We felt it was the right thing to do at this time. The parts are in but there have been many delays in getting these installed due to scheduling. Emergency repairs always take precedence over maintenance repairs. Our blog will have updates on this project once it gets going again.
Many of our residents have been outside taking walks, getting fresh air etc. Getting exercise is very important too and is highly recommended as long as you keep away from others. They recommend 6 feet minimum between people.
Again the HOA board is made up of your friends and neighbors. We are all in this together. We think we have a great neighborhood and great people that make up this neighborhood. Please feel free to contact us for any concerns and/or questions that we might be able to help with.
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