Annual Meeting this Wednesday – Call for New Board Members

June 10th, 2014 No comments

This is a reminder that the Annual Meeting is this Wednesday, June 11, 2014.

We are requesting nominations for new board members. Several existing members have served for multiple years and it would be fantastic to have fresh perspectives. Please contact the board – http://franklintrace.com/contact/ – if you are interested in joining/running.

The annual Franklin Trace Homeowners Association Meeting will be held at the Franklin Library on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014. Sign-in will be available starting at 6:00PM; the meeting will begin at 6:30PM.

Here is the address and directions:

Marion County Library
Franklin Road Branch
5550 S Franklin Road

Click here to view this address in Google Maps

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Displaying of Signs in Yards

May 31st, 2014 No comments

There has been quite a bit of confusion around the displaying of signs around the Franklin Trace community, and I must admit that I was a bit confused as well. Below are the guidelines from the current (and previous) covenants around the displaying of signs:

5B. Signs. No signs or advertisements shall be displayed or placed on any lot or structures in the Development without written approval of the committee except for home or lot sales signs.

Please do not display any other types of commercial signs (i.e. lawn treatment, construction/repair, etc.)

Personal message signs (i.e. graduations, birthdays, school/team participation, etc.) are currently considered to be pre-approved by the committee; the general guideline is 1 week for displaying such signs. These signs should not contain advertisements for businesses (i.e. should in primarily/prominently feature business phone numbers, business names, etc.)

Home security system signs are approved for display. They should be located near the house, close to the shrubbery / landscaping.

For the common areas of the community, no signs are allowed at all, except with the explicit approval of the  committee for a very limited amount of time (i.e. community annual meetings, yard sales, block parties, etc..)

If you have any questions, please contact the Franklin Trace Board and the Property Management Company.

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Unified Covenants have been Passed

May 22nd, 2014 No comments

After two-and-a-half years of hard work and tracking downs votes, we finally reached our milestone last week. Franklin Trace now has one set of covenants for the entire community. We no longer have to try to sort through the slight differences between sections 5A, 5B, 8, 9, 10, and 11.  Here are some details on the process:

  • Franklin Trace was broken into sections as it made logistics easier for the developer, with slight variations being added each time. Since development is largely complete, it was time for unified covenants.
  • Zero homeowners voted against the unified document, with right at 2/3 of all homeowners overall responding to the call to vote.
  • The biggest challenge was getting 75% participation from sections 9 & 11; all of the other sections required only 50% approval rate to pass. The new covenants now require 50% for all sections, which is most common for resident-owned (vs. developer owned) communities.
  • Some of the changes are new for some sections of the community, but not for other sections (because they were in the previous covenants for that section.)
  • Here is a link to the newly passed covenants; please review them if you haven’t seen them recently.
  • The success and value of the community hinges on courtesy, consistency, maintenance, and accountability. If you have any questions or issues, please let us know.

We hope to see everyone at the 2014 annual meeting on June 11th!

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2014 Franklin Township Block Party – May 31 at Flashbacks

May 21st, 2014 No comments

The 2014 Franklin Township Block Party is May 31st at Flashbacks, from 1pm -5pm. It’s for both kids and adults and is presented by Franklin Township Living Magazine. We hope to see you there!

Categories: Social Events

Muskrat Removal and Property Destruction

April 9th, 2014 No comments

As in previous years, Franklin Trace has received reports of muskrat destruction of homeowner property.  Muskrats live in the ponds and burrow into the banks, which eventually causes bank collapse and erosion. In addition, they will chew through fountain pump power cables.

An animal control service has been contacted and the muskrats will be removed (along with the traps) as soon as possible. We’ve diligently pursued the most humane possible method; we have requested floating traps. If you notice a muskrat captured in one of the traps, please contact us as soon as possible so that it can be removed.

If you have any questions or issues, please use any method listed in the website contact form.

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2014 Annual HOA Meeting – 11-June-2014

March 28th, 2014 No comments

The annual Franklin Trace Homeowners Association Meeting will be held at the Franklin Library on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014. Sign-in will be available starting at 6:00PM; the meeting will begin at 6:30PM.

Here is the address and directions:

Marion County Library
Franklin Road Branch
5550 S Franklin Road

Click here to view this address in Google Maps

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2014 Spring Garage Sale – Saturday May 10

February 6th, 2014 No comments

2014 Spring Community Garage Sale – 10-May-2014

Franklin Trace, and hopefully also with our neighbors in Franklin Parke Estates and Breckenridge, will be having a community garage sale on Saturday, May 10th, from 8am-4pm. There will be signs at both the north entrance to Franklin Trace.  If the other neighborhoods also participate, there will most likely be signs there as well (south entrance Franklin Parke Estates; across Southport Road at Breckenridge.) Ads will be posted on CraigsList and the Indy Star classifieds.

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Heavy Rain Perparation – Clear Your Street Drains

December 20th, 2013 No comments

Nearly all of the street storm drains in Franklin Trace are plugged with leaves.  With the “big flooding” rain that is forecast for today and tomorrow, please help prepare by taking a trash bag out and cleaning the drain in front of your home.  It is the property owners responsibility to keep those clean and now might be great time to do that to prevent potential issues.

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Car Break-ins in Recent Months

November 2nd, 2013 No comments

There have been a series of car break-ins around the community in recent months. The primary targets seem to be unlocked vehicles and/or vehicles with valuables in clear view. As always, it’s advised to keep vehicles in garages if possible, and locked and with all valuables hidden if parked outside.

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Tick-or-Treat moved from Thursday to Friday due to Weather

October 31st, 2013 No comments

The City of Indianapolis has moved trick-or-treating from Thursday, October 31st 2013 to Friday, November 1st 2013 due to severe weather.

http://www.theindychannel.com/web/wrtv/news/local-news/indianapolis-joins-lo
ng-list-of-cities-to-delay-trick-or-treating-till-friday-due-to-severe-weath

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