2018 Fireworks Info – June 28 through July 9

June 28th, 2018 No comments

From Battalion Chief Rita Reith, Indianapolis Fire Department

Indianapolis Fireworks are from 5 p.m. to two hours after sunset June 28-July 3 and July 5-9. They are permissible from 10 a.m. to midnight on July 4 and from 10 a.m. Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Jan. 1.

Indiana fireworks laws

• Must be 18 or older to purchase fireworks.
• An adult must be present for children to use any kind of fireworks.
• Use of fireworks is limited to your own property, the property of someone who has approved your fireworks fun or a location designated specifically for the use consumer fireworks.

Firework Safety Tips

Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks.
Use extreme caution when lighting fireworks in the wind. Keep spectators where the wind is blowing away from them.
• Never smoke or consume alcohol when lighting fireworks.
• Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
• Steer clear of others setting off fireworks. Never aim, point or throw fireworks during strong winds
• Do not attempt to make or alter any fireworks or firework devices.
• Always have a fire extinguisher or water supply, such as a hose or bucket of water, nearby.
• Only light one firework at a time and never attempt to re-light or fix a “dud” firework
• Think about pets. Animals have sensitive ears and can be very frightened or stressed by firework sounds.

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Notice of Special Meeting Regarding Solar Panel Approval Process – June 28, 2018

June 14th, 2018 No comments

In addition to the 2018 Annual HOA meeting on Wednesday, June 13th, there will be a Special Meeting of the Members of Franklin Trace Homeowners Association, Inc. on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. located at the Mary Adams Elementary School, 7341 East Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46259. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will be called to order at 7:00 p.m.

The purpose of the Special Meeting is, in regards to solar panel installation, deciding whether a Board Resolution or a revised ACC policy is the preferred method of obtaining ACC/Board approval or if a formal Amendment of the Declaration will be required.

If you are not able attend the meeting, please fill out this Franklin_Trace_Special_Meeting_Proxy_2018 and send it to Michelle Lee at Kirkpatrick Management, 5702 Kirkpatrick Way Indianapolis, Indiana 46220 no later than Monday June 25, 2018.

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Reminder – 2018 Annual Meeting – Wednesday June 13 at Mary Adams Elementary

June 11th, 2018 No comments

The annual Franklin Trace HOA meeting will be at the Mary Adams Elementary School on Wednesday night, June 13.

Sign-in opens at 6:00 PM and the meeting starts at 6:30 PM.

 

(Please note, this is the Annual HOA Meeting. There is a second special meeting regarding Solar Panel Approval on Thursday, June 28th.)

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2018 Annual Meeting Location Update – Mary Adams Elementary School

May 12th, 2018 No comments

Due to a scheduling conflict, the location of the annual Franklin Trace HOA meeting has been moved to Mary Adams Elementary School on Wednesday night, June 13.

Sign-in opens at 6:00 PM and the meeting starts at 6:30 PM.

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Reminder – 2018 Spring Community Garage Sale – Saturday May 5

May 3rd, 2018 No comments

Reminder!

Franklin Trace will be having a community garage sale on Saturday, May 5th, from 8am-3pm. There will be signs at the north entrance to Franklin Trace.

Ads will be posted on CraigsList and the Indy Star classifieds.

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Parking Violations in Franklin Trace

April 30th, 2018 No comments

Multiple complaints have been received regarding parking violations within Franklin Trace. Letters have been sent to all reported addresses. Final notices and will be sent and follow-up actions will be taken if the violations continue.

Please be aware of the related articles in the Declaration of Restrictions:

5. D. Vehicle Parking. The following shall apply to the parking of vehicles:

i. Parking on the streets, which includes both dedicated and undedicated streets, within the development is hereby prohibited, except:

a. An owner’s guests and visitors may temporarily (less than twenty-four (24) consecutive hours) park on the streets; and

b. In the case of special events, parties, or functions that necessarily require the owner or owner’s visitors to park on the street on a temporary (less than twenty-four (24) consecutive hours) basis.

If you have any questions regarding these restrictions, please contact Kirkpatrick Property Management.

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2018 Annual Meeting – Wednesday June 13 at Mary Adams Elementary

April 24th, 2018 No comments

The annual Franklin Trace HOA meeting will be at the Mary Adams Elementary School on Wednesday night, June 13.

Sign-in opens at 6:00 PM and the meeting starts at 6:30 PM.

 

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2018 Spring Community Garage Sale – Saturday May 5

April 8th, 2018 No comments

Franklin Trace will be having a community garage sale on Saturday, May 5th, from 8am-3pm. There will be signs at the north entrance to Franklin Trace.

Ads will be posted on CraigsList and the Indy Star classifieds.

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Indianapolis Trick-or-Treat – Tuesday Oct 31 from 6PM-8PM

October 19th, 2017 No comments

City of Indianapolis announces 2017 trick-or-treat hours

Trick-or-treat hours in Indianapolis will be from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31. IMPD will have extra patrols and enforcement in neighborhoods during these times to protect the safety of residents during Halloween festivities.

Trick-or-treaters can also receive treats from their neighborhood public safety professionals at:

  • All IFD Fire Stations from 6-8 p.m.
  • IMPD Southeast District Headquarters located at 1150 Shelby St from 3-7 p.m.

If you are joining in this year’s trick-or-treating fun, please consider the following safety tips:

  • Wear light-colored clothing short enough to prevent tripping and add reflective tape
  • Wear fire-resistant costumes
  • Make sure children can see well through face masks
  • Don’t wear masks or disguises into businesses
  • Adults should accompany young children and children with special needs
  • Go out in daylight hours if possible or carry a flashlight if you’ll be out after dark
  • Motorists are reminded to slow down and be aware of their surroundings
  • Only give and accept wrapped or packaged treats
  • Examine all treats before allowing children to eat them. If you find a suspicious item, contact police as soon as possible at 327-3811; if injury is involved, dial 911
  • Avoid props such as toy guns, which can look real
  • Consider block parties instead of trick-or-treating
  • Don’t fire guns – not only is this illegal, but what goes up, must come down
  • Check the weather and have appropriate dress under costumes in the event of cold temperatures
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Meeting Minutes – Franklin Trace Board of Directors – July 11 2017

July 11th, 2017 No comments

FRANKLIN TRACE BOARD MEETING MINUTES:
July 11, 2017 @ 6.30 PM
Location: Roberson’s Home

Present at meeting:

  • Ryan Roberson
  • Carlton Bale
  • Wendy Harlow
  • Rebecca Coats
  • Michelle Beatty –Kirkpatrick Property Managment

Not present:

  • Keith Pope

Guests at meeting:

  • Joey Myles
  • Sarah Myles

MEETING NOTES:
Ryan Roberson called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. Quorum was established.

The board approved the minutes from the 2017 Annual meeting; the minutes were approved with no objections.

2017-2018 Board of Director positions were proposed and agreed upon. Positions were confirmed as volunteered. The positions assignments are as follows:

  • Carlton Bale- President
  • Keith Pope- Vice President
  • Wendy Harlow- Treasure
  • Rebecca Coats- Secretary
  • Ryan Roberson- Member at Large
  • Sarah Myles- Ex Officio (non-voting)

The entire board received a BOD responsibility/commitment sign off form to review and sign, outlining the responsibilities of board members. All parties signed including Sarah Myles as Ex Officio Non-voting.

KMC did not have the financials for review due to the June report was not ready at the time of meeting. Financial will be sent to the board via email.

Wooden Farms development update: The June 21st meeting was postponed until July 19, 2017, Ryan asked the board if they should attend this meeting to get any questions that needed answered. Carlton said that it may be a good idea to attend for educational purposes, but that the previous critical concerns had been addressed by the Indianapolis and Franklin Township development requirements.

Discussion Items:

  • We have  still not received detailed quote from Pro Cut on the LED lighting. The scope is to include replacement of all fixtures at the entrance as well as additional fixtures along the walking path parallel to Southport Road.
  • Sidewalk Safety Issues:
    • Letters sent to all 8 homeowners with significant sidewalk buckling. KMC has placed all of the lots with sidewalk issues on “monitor” status and taking notes in the files when calls come in from homeowners when updated are given. This gives homeowners additional time to arrange repairs; these repairs will take longer to arrange than the typical 30 day cycle.
    • In most cases, sidewalk issues caused by tree roots. About 2% of trees are causing sidewalk issues. Trees sidewalks are the responsibility of the homeowner; these are not common areas.
    • Installation of root barriers and frequent trimming of trees will likely prevent future issues (if a tree is replaced.)
    • The community does provide trimming of the trees once every 2 years to maintain consistency across the community. The trimming is done by the HOA because tree trimming affects 100% of homeowners. Because the trees are not in common areas, homeowners can opt out of having their trees trimmed.
  • The brick entrance sign off of Southport needs to have the shrubs trimmed. The “Franklin Trace” lettering is no longer visible. The lighting also needs addressed (as previously noted.)
  • Homeowners are asked to be reminded that KMC cannot inspect behind houses, only from the road. Homeowners need to submit an official complaint and invite KMC onto their property to document issues such as homeowner pond bank maintenance issues.
  • Pond D easement access still needs to be addressed with a few homeowners; the easement is blocked by an adjacent fence. The easement is still in effect for the property.
  • The Stop Sign at Franklin Park facing South does not match other signs, Otto’s is replacing the post to make it the proper height.
  • Asphalt is falling apart on Southport Road; Michelle is going to work on this, there is a huge hole that needs addressed.
  • The sidewalk adjacent to Southport Road has significant buckling in a few areas. This is in the common area. Repair quotes have been initiated.
  • Special Guest Joey Myles- Brought up request for additional Solar panels. Discussed the requirement that panels should not be visible from the street.
  • Confidential portion of meeting without special guests covered issues with home-owner specific details: violations, payment of dues.
  • Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
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