February 2019 
Board Meetings 
 
Farmington Square board meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m., all residents are welcomed to attend.  The meeting location rotates monthly, please contact a member of the board to find out the upcoming location or contact FarmingtonSquareBOD@gmail.com.
 
From the President 
2019 is off to a good start, except for a little less bitter cold and a little less snow, (for the non-skiers, that is).

I, and the rest of the Board Members, look forward to helping promote the unique character of Farmington Square. Our intent is to work with the homeowners to help make 2019 another year of forward thinking, open communication and a continued effort to maintain and improve our subdivision.
 
Our annual meeting in December outlined what we accomplished in 2018 and our goals for 2019. Many of the attending residents participated in the discussions that came about throughout the evening. We are happy to see the homeowners engaging and investing again for the good of our neighborhood.
 
The year will be active with revisions to the Bylaws, Covenants and Restriction in our continued efforts to add value to our subdivision and a new Directory. The common ground improvements and maintenance will be another concentration for the Board. We welcome comments and feedback directly from the homeowners to help us remain responsive to their desires and needs.
 
Please stay connected to the website for further newsletters, events and general information so that you can find out what is happening in our neighborhood. Also, we welcome your attendance at the monthly Board meetings to stay better tuned to the matters we handle on a regular basis. I just ask that you notify me so that I can give the attendance count to the Board member who is hosting that night's meeting.
Enjoy the winter!
 
Deadline For Annual Dues $210 is due 2/28/2019  
As of 2/25/2019 we have collected from 188 of 254 residents.  This puts us at 74% complete with 66 residents with payments remaining.  Please make every effort to get your dues check in on time.

LATE FEES are $25 per month late plus 8% interest.
 
Meadowglen Homeowners Association
PO Box 466
Farmington, MI  48332-0466  
 
Success is not having to assess or pay any late fees! 

Subdivision Directory 
The new subdivision directory has been updated & ready to deliver. VOLUNTEERS needed to help deliver the new directories.  
 
This would be great opportunity for any kids in our neighborhood who needs community hours. Volunteering to only deliver to the houses on your street is also appreciated. If you can help in any way, please contact Sandi Soens at  farmingtonsquarebod@gmail.com 

Notices
 
FOR MAJOR SNOWFALL:  
 
Removing snow around fire hydrants greatly assists the Fire Department.
It is important that fire hydrants be visible and accessible at all times  
 
If you have a drain in the street in front of your home, p lease keep drain clear,   It will help eliminate ice build up in the street.
 
YARD WASTE & GARBAGE IN COMMONS  
 
The Division of Public Works administers the rubbish removal program
 
Garbage cans:
bags and bundles should be placed at the curb  
or at the edge of the street in front of the home
no earlier than 6:00 PM on the day before collection.
 
All containers must be removed from the curb no later than 12 hours following collection.
   
Pickup will take place between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM,
but times may vary from week to week.    
To ensure pickup of all items, please have them at the curbside by 7:00 AM.
     
PLEASE DO NOT DISPOSE OF WASTE IN THE COMMONS.    
 
Food is also not allowed to be put out in the commons for the animals.  Please do not leave carrots and apples in the commons for the deer.
..if you have a drain in the street in front of your home, please try to keep it clear.  It will help with eliminate some of the ice build up in the street.   ALSO, in the event of a major snowfall, if you have a fire hydrant on your lawn, please clear snow area around fire hydrant.
 
EASTER EGG HUNT 2019  
 
The EASTER EGG HUNT
will be held Saturday, April 20th, 1:30 PM in the Commons.  Children will be able to visit with Easter bunny.  
 
Please RSVP to Donna Drotar, donadrotar@aol.com.  Let Donna know how many children will be attending & their ages, so we will have enough eggs for all the kids.
   
BEWARE   
 
One of our subdision home owners received a  packaged without  watch inside.The repaired watch was stolen from the USPS package.  
 
 
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH
 
 
Are you interested in becoming our neighborhood watch representative? The point person establishes relationships between citizens and police officers and encourages people to report suspicious activity. If you are interested please contact   FarmingtonSquareBOD@gmail.com.
 
SOLICITING
Solicitors must have a permit and a yellow lanyard.
You are welcomed to remind the solicitor we are a NO SOLICITING subdivision.
 
CONTRACTOR LIST
If you have had a good experience with a contractor please contact the board so we can add it to our list of recommended contractors.
In the same aspect please let us know if you have had a negative experience with a contractor so we can remove from our list.
  
FACEBOOK GROUP FOR ALL RESIDENTS
'Farmington Square'
A Facebook group has been created for all members of our community.  This Facebook group is for Farmington Square subdivision property owners and residents. The purpose of this group page is to serve as a connection for all Farmington Square residents, provide a place for home owners in Farmington Square to meet, post events, post relevant photos, share information and discuss issues facing our neighborhood to further develop the safety, value and overall quality and wellbeing within the area we all live. This group also serves as a place for neighbors to get to know neighbors and have fun doing so.
Search 'Farmington Square' on Facebook and send a request to join the group.  This group is a private group, not a page so that random strangers cannot virtually peer into our subdivision.  
 
SPEED
Please watch your speed while driving through the subdivision.  We want to ensure that all our residents feel comfortable when walking through our community.  
     
PETS
Please make sure you are cleaning up after your pets.  Also, pets need to be on a leash when walking through the commons areas. 
      
City Notices
    

RUBBISH/REMOVAL

Accepted / Not Accepted Items 

Acceptable Items

Care should be taken when disposing of broken glass or other sharp objects, especially if plastic bags are used. Such items should be securely wrapped to prevent puncture of the bag and possible injury to the refuse collector. If objects have nails or other fasteners, they should be removed or hammered down so that the object is safe to pick up.
  • Appliances (remove doors on refrigerators and freezers)
  • Asphalt sealer (dry up, remove lid)
  • Basketball pole (cut in 4' lengths, NO concrete please)
  • Bathroom fixtures (toilet, sink, tub)
  • Bed frame (take apart, no need to bundle)
  • Carpet - Cut into 4' lengths, rolled up and tied
  • Countertops (4' or shorter)
  • Doors
  • Doors, garage (single is OK, double must be cut in half)
  • Drywall (bagged, 30 lb. limit per bag)
  • Fences, cyclone (4' or less, rolled and tied, posts bundled)
  • Fences, metal (bundled, length doesn't matter; posts must be 4' or less and bundled with NO CEMENT)
  • Fences, wood (4' x 4's, don't bundle, just stack--post must be bundled)
  • Furniture
  • Gutters (bent in 4' lengths and bundled)
  • Landscape Timbers (4', bundled)
  • Laundry tubs
  • Lawn mowers (gasoline tank empty)
  • Mattresses
  • Metal sheds (break down, 4' x 4')
  • Pallets (cut down and bundle)
  • Paneling (4' x 4' or smaller, no nails, stack neatly, no need to bundle)
  • Railroad ties (no longer than 4', no need to bundle)
  • Snowblowers
  • Swing sets (broken down, NO CEMENT)
  • Televisions
  • Vinyl flooring (rolled up, any length)
  • Wood flooring (must be in 4' x 4' sections)
  • Wood/Lumber--4' lengths, remove nails, bundled, no more than 60 lbs. per bundle

Sharps Disposal

To safely dispose of sharps (medical devices including needles, syringes, lancets, blades or any device that could puncture or cut the skin), use an FDA-approved sharps container when possible. Otherwise, a rigid plastic container that can be sealed and labeled properly is a good alternative. When the sharps container becomes full, be sure to seal and label it, and place the container into your trash. Click here to read more information regarding sharps disposal.

Not Acceptable

  • Bricks
  • Car parts
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Cement
  • Ceramic tile
  • Dirt
  • Hazardous materials
  • Hot ashes
  • Logs over 6" in diameter
  • Masonite
  • Rocks/Stones
  • Sheet metal
  • Shingles
  • Snowmobiles
  • Sod
  • Stumps
  • Tires
 

Curbside Recycling

The following items are able to be recycled. All items may be placed into your bin without being sorted.
  • Plastic Containers with Lids - examples include: all narrow-neck and wide-mouth plastic bottles and containers #1, #2, #4, #5 #6 (NO Styrofoam), #7.
  • #2 Bulky Plastics - examples include: cat litter buckets, large plastic pails, and molded kid's furniture.
  • Newspaper, Magazines and Catalogs
  • Junk Mail, Office Paper and Phonebooks
  • Cardboard and Boxboard - examples include: pizza boxes, shipping boxes, and food boxes. Flatten as needed.
  • Paper drink cartons - Empty, plastic-coated paper beverage cartons such as milk and juice cartons. Remove caps and straws. Do not flatten.
  • Glass bottles and Jars - all colors are accepted and lids and labels are acceptable
  • Household metals - examples include: empty cans, foil, pans and small scrap metal
Items NOT accepted in your curbside recycling container
  • Plastic bags
  • Polystyrene Foam (Sytrofoam)
  • Plastic and metal clothing and coat hangers
  • Plastic cutlery and straws
  • Facial tissue, toilet paper, paper towel, napkins
  • Batteries
Preparation of your recycling
As technology improves, we have been able to require much less preparation of the recyclables for pick-up. No longer must a resident remove labels or caps from food containers. Here are a few tips on how to make your recycling as easy as possible:
  • Please rinse containers. We're not looking for perfection; we just want to keep odors and pest problems at a minimum.
  • Labels do not need to be removed.
  • Keep caps on plastic bottles and containers.
  • Place all recycling items loose into your bin/cart.
  • Please don't place items into plastic bags. This will just make more work for the employees who separate the materials at the Southfield Materials Recovery Facility, where much sorting is done by hand.
  • You may wish to flatten cardboard or paperboard boxes, to allow for more space in your bin/cart.

     
 

Your comments and suggestions are always appreciated.


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