New Indianapolis Care & Treatment Ordinance for Your Dog

December 23rd, 2015 No comments

Please note that new a new dog treatment ordinance is in affect for Indianapolis. This is separate from / in addition to anything listed in the Franklin Trace covenants.

A note from Ryan Clem, Director of Community Outreach, from Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services

A new ordinance that went into effect this year sets general requirements for animal care and treatment (Revised Code of the Consolidated City and County, Indianapolis/Marion County, IN Section 531-401).

Shelter

Your dog must have access to:

• a shelter constructed of solid wood or other weather resistant materials consisting of solid walls on all sides
• a dry floor raised above the ground
• a roof sloped away from the entrance to protect your dog from weather and extreme cold

During the winter months and when the temperature is below 40°F:
• the shelter must be large enough for your dog to stand up and turn around
• the entrance must be covered by a flexible wind proofing material or self-closing door
• the shelter must contain clean, dry bedding which must consist of an insulating material that does not retain moisture, such as straw, and sufficient depth for your dog to burrow

Pen or Fenced Enclosure

• Your dog must have adequate space for exercise when confined to a kennel, enclosure or pen which must be at least 100 square feet (for example: 10ft. x 10ft.)
• Any dog over 80 pounds must be provided with a space of 150 square feet
• For each additional dog inside the enclosure, an extra 50 square feet must be provided

Tethering

It is against the law to tether (chain) your dog if any of the following is true:

• Your dog is is less than 6 months old
• Your dog is sick or injured
• It is between 11PM & 6AM
• Your dog is not spayed or neutered, unless you are an adult, your dog is in your visual range, and you are outside with your dog

Extreme Weather

Your dog must be brought inside a temperature controlled building, such as your house when:

• the temperature outside is 20°F & below
• the temperature outside is 90°F & above
• there’s a heat advisory
• there’s a windchill warning
• a tornado warning has been issued

Shade

On any day where the temperature is at or above 80°F, your dog’s shelter must be shaded by either trees or a tarp.

To get help for your dog, call the Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside (FIDO): 317-221-1314

To report a dog in need, call the Mayors Action Center: 317-327-4622

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Christmas Tree Disposal

December 22nd, 2015 No comments

Indianapolis DPW (Department of Public Works) is NOT doing curbside tree removal.

DPW is teaming up with Indy Parks to offer residents several drop-off sites throughout the city to dispose of their live Christmas trees this season.

From now until January 31st, trees can be dropped off from dawn until dusk at these Indy Parks locations:

  • Broad Ripple Park (1610 Broad Ripple Ave.) south lot
  • Ellenberger Park (5301 E. St. Clair St.) west of pool in main parking lot
  • Garfield Park (2432 Conservatory Drive) MacAllister Center
  • Gustafson Park (3110 Moller Road) near the front entrance
  • Krannert Park (605 S. High School Road) north parking lot
  • Northwestway Park (5253 W. 62nd St.) near the recycling bins
  • Perry Park (451 E. Stop 11 Road) soccer field parking lot
  • Riverside Park (2420 N. Riverside Drive) tennis court parking lot
  • Sahm Park (6801 E. 91st St.) soccer field parking lot

Make sure all ornaments, tinsel lights and other non-organic decorative materials (including tree stands) have been removed from trees before dropping off.

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December 2015 Holiday Trash Collection Schedule

December 21st, 2015 No comments

In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works would like to remind residents of altered trash pick-up schedules for the months of December and January.Slide Schedules for Regular Trash Pick-Up

  • Christmas Day – There will be no trash pick-up Christmas Day, Friday, December 25. Friday routes will be collected on Saturday and all routes will return to normal schedules on Monday, December 28.
  • New Year’s Day – There will be no trash pick-up New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1. Friday routes will be collected on Saturday and all routes will return to normal schedules on Monday, January 4.

For more information or to report any trash related issues, please use any of these contact methods:

  • RequestIndy online http://maps.indy.gov/RequestIndy/
  • The mobile application on your smart phone
  • Web: http://www.indy.gov/trash
  • Call the Mayor’s Action Center at 317-327-4MAC.
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Trimming of Pear Trees – Fall 2015

October 5th, 2015 No comments

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.

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2015 Fall Community Garage Sale – Saturday October 3

September 22nd, 2015 No comments

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.

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Pond Fountain Out for Repair

August 12th, 2015 No comments

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.

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Annual Meeting Wednesday 10-June-2015 – Call for New Board Members

June 1st, 2015 No comments

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

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2015 Spring Community Garage Sale – Saturday May 9

March 31st, 2015 No comments

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.

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Please Check and Replace Exterior Lighting

January 22nd, 2015 No comments

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.

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No Garbage or Recycling Collection this Week

January 8th, 2015 No comments

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.
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