Farmington Square Homeowners Association Newsletter April 2020

A Message From Your Board
Greetings neighbors! We hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy during this time of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It is encouraging and uplifting to see signs of people taking care of themselves and others, as well as random acts of kindness popping up around the neighborhood. We enjoy seeing residents: 
* Staying active by walking, biking, and exercising 
* Spending time outside with family 
* Keeping in touch with neighbors from a distance of at least 6 feet
* Displaying plush bears/animals in windows for children to spy 
* Tying white/blue ribbons around trees in support of healthcare workers 
* Decorating windows with colorful artwork and driveways with creative chalk messages 
* Placing painted rocks for residents to discover 
We are grateful for those of you on the front lines, including medical workers, first responders, grocery store workers, mailmen, delivery workers, bus drivers, and more. And to everyone, thank you for your efforts and doing your part to mitigate the virus as soon as possible.
For more coronavirus (COVID-19) information and resources see: 
* Farmington Public Schools - 
* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -
If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. 
Take care and be safe. 
Your Neighborhood Board of Directors 

Playground Closed
Under the Governor's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order, public playgrounds, including the one in our commons, are closed. Please respect the Governor's orders and stay off the playground for your safety. Thank you to resident Rick Maxwell for taping off our playground to remind everyone to stay off the equipment until further notice.


Home Improvements and FSHOA Approval  
Spring home improvement projects are beginning to start up around our neighborhood and it is great to see all the wonderful improvements!  Please remember that our FSHOA has bylaws and covenants that were established to help maintain the beauty of our neighborhood and maximize home values for the benefit of everyone in the subdivision. One of the Board's roles is to enforce these bylaws and we are grateful to you for your assistance.
Before beginning any outside projects, please review the bylaws and covenants at and contact the board for approval. This helps us maintain consistency throughout the subdivision and eliminates controversial situations. Questions and requests to make changes to the outside of your home or property should be emailed to . We appreciate your cooperation and understanding

As residents plant trees and shrubbery, please plant within your property lines and allow space for growth and maintenance between your neighbors and the City easement. For your safety, Michigan law requires that all utility lines be flagged before beginning an excavation project. Residents are encouraged to contact Miss Dig , a company that offers free services to fulfill your legal requirement and avoid costly fines.

Yard Waste Pickup Resumes the Week of April 20
Yard waste pickup resumes in Farmington Square on Wednesday, April 22. Due to the anticipated heavy volume during the week, some yard waste stops may not be picked up on the regular service day. Please leave your yard waste at the curbside and Waste Management crews will pick it up as soon as possible based on crew availability. Please note that the collection of bulk items remains suspended until further notice.

Commons Grass Cutting
Under the Governor's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order, landscaping companies are prohibited from cutting the grass. We appreciate your patience and Meadowbrook Services will resume cutting the grass in our commons areas when permitted.

Spring Garage Sale
Due to COVID-19 related safety issues, the Farmington Square spring garage sale has been cancelled. We will consider organizing a sub-wide garage sale in the fall and will keep you posted of any plans. We appreciate your understanding.

Contractor's List
Do you need help finding a contractor?  There is a neighbor recommended contractor list on the website at  Please help us keep this list up to date by sending names and contact information of qualified contractors that you recommend to our address.  
Speed Limit - 25 MPH
The weather is getting nicer and more people are out walking and biking. For the safety and courtesy of your neighbors, please do not drive faster than 25 mph in our subdivision. Thank you!
Pet Waste and Leashes

Please help keep our neighborhood clean by picking up after your pets.  Also, remember pets must be on a leash when walking through the neighborhood and all common areas.
Board Meetings
Farmington Square board meetings are held the second Monday of each month (except July) at 7 p.m. All residents are welcome to attend.  The meeting location rotates monthly, so please contact a board member to find out the location or contact us at 
Gibbs Gardens Photo by_ Monte Nagler
Gibbs Gardens Photo by_ Monte Nagler