July 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.
 
 
Warning - wallet stolen from car in driveway at this week.    
 
The thief was approximately 20 yrs. old. He took a wallet from car parked in driveway of FOX CREEK home.   Residents of the home came home at the time of the incident. The thief ran off when the victims try running after him & driving towards him.
     
 
A Neighbor saw  a male & female looking into home's window.
If you have a camera at entrance of your house, please check for additional information you can add to this incident & report to police under case # 19-18042.
 
 
Friday Night Socials 7 PM 
in main commons area        
 
July 12                July 26
August 9             August 23
September 6      September 20
 
Come meet and catch up with your neighbors.  Stop by and say HI or stay all night!  Bring a chair and a beverage of your choice.   
   
 
Entrance Signs Maintenance 
 
The board would like to thank the Gupta's, the Halo's, the Mizzi's and the Van Hoven's for their willingness to assist us in getting the entrance signs power washed.  
   
 
Property Maintenance & Repairs 
   
While we encourage homeowners to maintain and upgrade their homes and property, please be aware that the Declaration of Covenants restrictions must be followed and require the Board's approval prior to making any alterations to the exterior of the property  
Contact Restrictions at farmingtonsquarebod@gmail.com
 
When we joined the Farmington Square Subdivision, we all recognized that how we  maintain our own property affects not only the value of our individual property but also the values of the properties of our neighbors.  We all agreed to a set of Building and Use Restrictions listed in the Declaration of Covenants, a contract we all signed at closing when we purchased our houses. It is the homeowner's responsibility to read and comply with the subdivision Covenants. A copy of the Declaration of Covenants is on our website for easy reference:
 
Please refer to the subdivision bylaws on additions that are not allowed in our sub such as dog runs/houses, privacy fences, farm animals, etc.    
 
A copy of the bylaws is on our website: 
 

 
    

 
Amended and Restated Declaration of Convenants, 
Easements, Building and Use Restrictions 
 
It is not safe to assume that any structure that is on your property is there legally. Prior to replacing or making any alterations to the outside of your property these changes must be in accordance with the current Declaration of Covenants, please contact the board at  farmingtonsquarebod@gmail.com   for approval prior to starting any job.
   
The Declaration of Covenants specify that the replacement or additions of decks or patios need prior approval from the board. Please include all the pertinent information including builder's drawings, dimensions, and materials to be used to the board prior to the start of the job.
   
If you are painting the outside of your house, only colors that will be harmonious with the rest of the houses in the subdivision are allowed.  Vibrant colors are not appropriate choices for the exterior painting of your entire house. Please contact the board for further clarification prior to painting.
   
The Declaration of Covenants specifies the type of materials that are allowed or not allowed to be used if you are adding or replacing the siding on your home. Again, contact the board for approval before starting your job.
   
Please be aware if you are replacing your driveway asphalt is not allowed. A permit from the City is also required.
   
Other areas in our Declaration of Covenants specify that homeowners are required to repair and maintain include damaged gutters, peeling paint, foggy windows, rotten trim or flat panels, condition of mailboxes, regular mowing/weeding and landscape maintenance to name just a few items.
   
The Declaration of Covenants states that no dog runs/pens, sheds, or breeding of animals are allowed. Only dogs/cats or other household pets are allowed.  No fencing with the exceptions of pools which are restricted to certain requirements/materials. No privacy fencing is allowed. No logo cars/trucks, boats, RVs or trailers parked in your driveway.
   
All of the Declaration of Covenants were designed to maintain the integrity of our subdivision and enhance our property values. Please do your part to preserve the beautiful, harmonious and open-air concept of our subdivision.
 
Dumping 
  
We have spent a lot of man hours and money to clean up and beautify our entrances. Please to do not throw wood, limbs, concrete etc. behind the entrance signs. The Commons area is another problem area where people are dumping and contributing to our flooding issues. Dumping is also a violation of our Declaration of Covenants. Please take pride in your subdivision and respect the property and your neighbors. Farmington Hills has a great recycling program which makes it easy to recycle this waste properly. Below is information to help you find the location for the appropriate waste materials and the schedule for hazardous waste disposaIt is adding issues to the flooding conditions that we are trying hard to correct and manage.   
 
 
 

Wood-Waste Recycling

Mid-Michigan Recycling (MMR) is government regulated and permitted to recycle wood waste materials.

Livonia Yard
32700 Glendale Ave.
Livonia, MI 48150
 

Latex Paint

Please properly dispose of latex paint. Pouring paint on the ground or down the storm drains where it travels directly to surface and/or groundwater is illegal.
Latex paint is not considered hazardous. Remove the lid and allow the liquid to air dry or use a drying agent such as kitty litter. Once the paint is dry, place it in a regular trash bag and put it out for trash collection.
   
Recycle Oil Based Paints
Oil-based paints are considered a household hazardous waste and should be
disposed through household hazardous waste collection events.
You can solidify oil-based paints by allowing their contents to evaporate in a well-ventilated area. Then, mix remaining liquids with absorbents and allow it to harden. Alternatively, apply leftover paint to scrap lumber or cardboard. Then place these scraps with your regular trash.
   

Household Hazardous Waste  

   
Novi residents and residents of the RRRASOC member communities can attend any RRRASOC Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) events. These events provide residents with an opportunity to safely discard or recycle hazardous items.
  • All HHW events are on Saturdays.
  • Electronic waste is also accepted by RRRASOC residents at all HHW events.
  • The mobile paper shredder is onsite at HHW events. Residents may bring
  •  up to 3 boxes or 100 pounds of paper for shredding to HHW events only.

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Events

 
July 20, 2019 - Wixom
 
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
 
Wixom Department of Public Works
 
2041 Charms Road, Wixom
   
 
October 5, 2019 - Novi
 
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
 
Novi Event Location TBD
 
   
October 26, 2019 - Southfield   
 
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
 
RRRASOC Materials Recovery Facility - Truck Entrance
 
20875 Mapleridge Avenue, Southfield
 
 
October 26, 2019 - Southfield 
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
 
RRRASOC Materials Recovery Facility - Truck Entrance
 
20875 Mapleridge Avenue, Southfield
   

Residents that cannot attend the listed events contact RRRASOC or Environmental Recycling Group at 734-437-9650 to make an appointment to take the material to ERG's facility in Livonia (Merriman near I-96) at their convenience.

 
RRRASOC Southfield Drop-Off Site
 
The Southfield Recycling Drop-Off Site is located in the parking lot of the RRRASOC
Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at 20000 W. Eight Mile Road at the northeast corner  
of Evergreen and Eight Mile roads.  The site is available for use seven days per week,
during daylight hours. Materials accepted at both the Southfield and Novi drop-off sites  
are the same as what is accepted for curbside recycling. The Southfield site does NOT  
accept Styrofoam or electronics
 
Other Notices
 
No Motor Vehicles allowed in the Commons  
  
You must get the board's approval if there is special circumstances that need to be addressed.
 
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 of Farmington Hills Fireworks Ordinance  
 
Fireworks are not allowed in Commons or Subdivision Streets.
Please limit Firework activity to your own backyard.
 
Below is the information on the City's regulations regarding fireworks:
 
City of Farmington Hills Fireworks Ordinance  

With the Fourth of July holiday fast approaching, the Farmington Hills Police Department would like to remind residents about the City's current fireworks ordinance.
 
The discharge of fireworks over the 2019 Fourth of July holiday will be limited to the following days and times:
 
  • Saturday, June 29                 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 30                   11:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
  • Monday, July 1                      11:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 2                     11:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 3                11:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 4                   11:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
  • Friday, July 5                        11:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
 
Under the current ordinance, fireworks may only be discharged during the following times:
 
  • New Year's Eve to New Year's Day - 11:00 a.m. on December 31 to 1:00 a.m. on January 1
  • The weekend before Memorial Day - Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
  • June 29 through July 4 - 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. each day
  • July 5, but only if that date is a Friday or Saturday - 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
  • The weekend before Labor Day - Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
 
Please keep in mind that it is unlawful to discharge fireworks on public property (including public streets), school property, church property or the private property of another without express written permission.
 
It is also unlawful to discharge fireworks of any type while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. An individual who violates this ordinance may be issued a municipal civil infraction, which is punishable by a civil fine of $1,000 for each violation. Additionally, it is unlawful to discharge fireworks if a fireworks ban has been implemented by the Fire Chief due to dry conditions.
 
The Police Department asks residents who wish to celebrate these designated holidays with fireworks to do so in a legal and safe manner that is respectful of others.

 
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