March 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.
 
 
2019 Dues Collection Update  
 
8 residents remain unpaid dues as of 3.23.2019
We have collected dues from 246 residents but 8 remain unpaid.  They are now subject to a $25 late fee. If you have not yet paid your 2019 annual dues, please remit a check for $235 postmarked by March 31, 2019.
Make checks payable to:
 
Meadowglen Homeowners Association
PO Box 466
Farmington, MI  48332-0466
Please write your lot number on your check.
 
All dues letters were sent to all "Current Residents" on January 2, 2019.  Please send an email to our Board of Directors email at farmingtonsquarebod@gmail.com if you wish to have an electronic copy sent to you. 
 
Thanks to all of you who have sent in your checks.

Subdivision Directory 
We would like to thank all of the following volunteers:
Charles Bond, Neil Stolman, Robbie Brendt, LaVonne Williams   
who helped the board members Mickey Nagler, Natalie Lowenfeld, Donna Drotar and Sandi Soens with the delivery of the directories.
 
The new subdivision directory has been updated & ready to deliver. VOLUNTEERS needed to help deliver the new directories. Please contact Sandi Soens at  farmingtonsquarebod@gmail.com   
 

Notices
 
YARD WASTE & COMPOSTABLE
   
Please clear debris and leaves from the sewer grates in front of your home.
Spring is on the way and rain needs to be able to drain.
 
Yard waste collection will resume in the City of Farmington Hills during the week of Monday, April 8. As of that date, all yard waste placed at the curbside in acceptable containers will be collected by the yard waste truck on the regular garbage day. Yard waste pickup will end after the week of December 9 through December 13.
 
Acceptable yard waste includes leaves, grass, shrub clippings, twigs, and plant materials. There are three options available for yard waste disposal:
  1. 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.
  2. Put yard waste in brown paper yard waste bags. Please do not over stuff bags.
  3. Use a mulching mower and recycle leaves and grass clippings back into the lawn.
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.  Also, large quantities of dirt or sod are not accepted for pickup.
 
GARBAGE IN COMMONS 
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 

 VISIT with the EASTER BUNNY 
Saturday April 20 
1:30 pm
Meet in the commons 
 
Bring a basket to collect your eggs 
Bring a camera for pics with the Easter Bunny
Questions?    
call Donna, 248-474-8205 
RSVP by APRIL 17
to Donna Drotar, donadrotar@aol.com  
 
RSVP with names and ages of kids so we have enough eggs for everyone.
All Farmington Square kids and grandkids invited. 
        
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.    
FLOWER SALE
It's time for the Annual Farmington Square Flower Sale!  For 37 years the Jensen's and the Luckscheiter's conducted the Spring Flower Sale for our subdivision.  This year, they decided to pass the baton to The Giovanni's. The flowers will come direct from the same grower and the prices will remain the same as last year. You will find the details in the next e-mail.
 Colleen Giovanni at (248) 207-4973.
 
 
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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