The association has contracted trimming of the Aristocrat Pear Trees along the streets of Franklin Trace. The trees were last trimmed in 2012, and prior to that in 2008. These trees are owned by the individual home owners, and each homeowner is ultimately responsible for their repair and upkeep. However, to maintain uniformity and consistency across the community, the association will trim the trees this fall.
There have been a lot of broken limbs due to garbage trucks and delivery trucks hitting the trees. To help address this problem and to make the sidewalks clear for pedestrians, the canopies will be trimmed up noticeably higher than in the past. Please let us know if you do not want your trees included.
2015 Fall Community Garage Sale – Saturday October 3
Franklin Trace, and most likely also with our neighbors in Franklin Parke Estates and Breckenridge, will be having a community garage sale on Saturday, October 3rd, from 8am-4pm. There will be signs at 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.
The fountain for the pond between Republic Lane and Dickinson Lane is being repaired. The pump failed and is being rebuilt. We do not have an exact date for when the fountain will be back in service, but wanted to let residents know that it the issue is being addressed. If you have any questions, please use the contact page on the website and let us know.
The annual Franklin Trace Homeowners Association Meeting will be held at the Franklin Library on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015. Sign-in will be available starting at 6:00PM; the meeting will begin at 6:30PM.
We are requesting nominations/volunteers 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.
Here is the library address and a map link:
Marion County Library
Franklin Road Branch
5550 S Franklin Road
Click here to view this address in Google Maps
2015 Spring Community Garage Sale – Saturday May 9
Franklin Trace, and hopefully also with our neighbors in Franklin Parke Estates and Breckenridge, will be having a community garage sale on Saturday, May 9th, 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.
Nearly half of the required yard lamps are not functioning properly in Franklin Trace.
In the interest of pedestrian safety and neighborhood security, please make sure that your lamps are function properly, as specified in the declaration of restrictions section 3E:
Individual Yard Lights Required on Each Lot. At the time that the owner of the lot in the Development completes the construction of a home on his or her lot, he or she shall install or cause to have installed a dusk-to-dawn yard light in the front yard of his lot.
If you notice any street lamps that are not functioning, please report them using the contact form on the website or by calling Kirkpatrick Management. Yard lamps are the responsibility of the homeowner.
Indianapolis Department of Public Works will not be collecting garbage or recycling this week. Please return your trash and recycling to where your normally store it. Trash pick-up will resume next Wednesday; recycling will be picked up in 2 weeks.
From the Indy DPW Website:
Sub zero temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills caused the City to cancel trash and recycling collection on Wednesday, January 7, Thursday, January 8, and Friday, January 9. Residents who normally have trash collected on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday will not have collection this week.
Instead, residents affected by the cancellations will have double collection next week.
Curbside recycling customers will have a double collection on their next scheduled recycling collection day.
Residents who have trash collection on Monday or Tuesday will not be affected by the double collection.
Residents with questions about trash cancellations or next week’s double collection may call the Mayor’s Action Center at (317) 327-4622.
The Indianapolis Department of Public Safety has announced trick-or-treat hours for Halloween in Indianapolis and is also offering tips to help trick-or-treaters stay safe.
Trick-or-treat hours in Indianapolis will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) is planning extra patrols and enforcement in neighborhoods during that time.
Trick-or-treaters can also receive treats from their neighborhood firefighters and police officers by stopping by any neighborhood Indianapolis Fire Department station from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., or at IMPD Southeast District, 1150 South Shelby Street, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Those choosing to participate in this year’s Halloween festivities are encouraged to consider the following safety tips:
- Wear light-colored clothing that is short enough to prevent tripping and add reflective tape.
- Wear fire-resistant costumes.
- Make sure children can see well through facemasks.
- Do not wear masks or disguises into businesses.
- Adults should accompany young children and children with special needs.
- Go out in daylight hours, if possible; carry a flashlight if you plan to be out after dark.
- Stay within your neighborhood, and only visit homes and people you know.
- Watch for traffic and look both ways before crossing the street.
- 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 a suspicious item is located, please contact police as soon as possible at 327-3811; if injury is involved, dial 911.
- Do not eat treats which have been tampered with; examine all treats for choking hazards.
- Keep costumed children away from pets; the pet may not recognize the child and become frightened or possibly aggressive.
- Avoid hard plastic or wooden props such as daggers or swords. Substitute with foam rubber, which is soft and flexible.
- Avoid props such as toy guns, which look real.
- Consider block parties instead of trick-or-treating.
- Do not fire guns; it is illegal and what goes up must come down.
- Check the weather and have appropriate dress under costumes in the event of cold temperatures.
For more information on Halloween safety tips, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween.
An additional break in took place on Eagle Vista (in Franklin Parke Estates, adjacent to Franklin Trace) on Thursday, October 16, 2014. The home is diagonal to Franklin Parke Blvd. The burglar jimmied the sliding glass door and took money, jewelry, electronic games, and medication.
On Thursday, Oct 16th at around 8:30 am, a home on Preamble Court was burglarized. The burglar entered through the back door after busting glass and rummaged through all of the medicine cabinets. Fortunately, nothing else seems to have been disturbed. A police report was filed and the house was dusted for prints. If you have any details, please contact the police or the Franklin Trace Board using the contact form on our website.