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Reminder – 2018 Spring Community Garage Sale – Saturday May 5

May 3rd, 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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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

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

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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2017 Annual Meeting Minutes

June 25th, 2017 No comments

Minutes of 2017 Franklin Trace Property Owners Association Annual Meeting

Date:  June 7, 2017

Location:  Franklin Township Library

Franklin Trace Residents Present at meeting: Kirkpatrick Property Management collected signatures of home owners in attendance.

FTHOA Representatives Present at meeting: Ryan Roberson, Carlton Bale, Wendy Harlow, Keith Pope, Jim Smith, Michelle Beatty

Meeting Minutes:

  • The Board of Directors (BOD) called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm; quorum was established.
  • The Board of Directors reviewed the minutes from the 2016 Annual meeting with the homeowners; the minutes were approved with no objections.
  • The Board of Directors shared a Presentation covering key topics, which are summarized below:
  • There was a sidewalk/light inspection that took place and the results were shared; majority of residents fixed lightbulbs and initiated sidewalk repairs
  • Addressed some questions regarding sidewalk issues and how to repair
  • Discussed the status of easement access to ponds A and B, noting that significant progress had been made (all ponds are accessible for efficient and cost effective treatment) but still working with a few homeowners to gain easement access to the ponds.
  • Reviewed the comprehensive list of accomplishments.
  • Reviewed Board resolution FY2017-001a concerning Architectural Control Committee (ACC) requests and solar energy systems. The board resolution specifies a consistent set of guidelines required for solar energy system ACC submissions and approvals. The board resolution specifies solar shingle-type installations, which are consistent to the Franklin Trace deed restrictions requiring architectural-style shingles, as opposed to panels-type installations. The intent being to maintain community aesthetics and consistency while positioning Franklin Trace as one of the most solar-friendly/high-end communities in Marion county.
  • Financial position was provided including a new reserve analysis (five years since the last analysis); Franklin Trace is in sound financial position; no questions were asked.
  • Ryan presented the proposed FY2018 budget; dues stand at $570 per year (no HOA dues increase again this year); homeowners approved the FY2018 budget.
  • Nomination and election of candidates for the BOD took place with Jim Smith and Michelle Beatty of Kirkpatrick Management tallying the votes. Jim Smith informed all that the Bylaws of the Franklin Trace Property Owners’ Association specified the membership of the Board of Directors is 5 members. A ballet was used to the collect the vote. Nominees for 2018 were: Carlton Bale, Rebecca Coates, Wendy Harlow, Sarah Myles, Keith Pope, Ryan Roberson and he confirmed members for FY2018 are: Carlton Bale, Rebecca Coates, Wendy Harlow, Keith Pope, Ryan Roberson

Open Discussion Items:

  1. Muskrats are still around the ponds, Michelle from KMC will address (noted at Pond D).
  2. Sidewalk issue with tree roots (how to fix) Michelle with KMC is working on this.
  3. Homeowner requested that the minutes from last year and this year be placed on the Franklin Trace website.
  4. Pond D has major issues that need addressed at the edge and banks, (looks dirty around the pond) the BOD advised the homeowner to send pictures to Michelle since she is not allowed to enter on private property. BOD requested resident to submit official compliant on website complaint form.
  5. The stop sign at the corner of Franklin Parke Blvd and Dickinson Lane was replaced, by the City, with a non-decorative post; Michelle to work on installation of matching decorative post.
  6. Solar panels were brought up and Joey thanked the board. Informed that ACC request had been submitted.
  7. Several homeowners noted mailbox issues; Michelle to get with the BOD and send violation letters including approved mailbox suppliers and other key items regarding replacement (i.e., color of mailbox, color of post, font for address).
  8. Resident brought up issue of kids riding bicycle through Canfield property. BOD informed resident that this was a legal matter and outside the scope of the BOD. Recommended for Canfields to contact local police if trespassing was an issue with them.

The meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm.

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2017 Annual Meeting – Wednesday June 7 at Franklin Library

May 18th, 2017 No comments

The annual Franklin Trace HOA meeting will be at the Indianapolis Public Library – Franklin Road Branch on Wednesday night, June 7.

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


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Franklin Township Civic League Land Use Meeting – 7PM Wednesday April 19 2017

April 18th, 2017 1 comment

The Franklin Township Civic League Land Use Committee Meeting will be at 7PM this Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at the Community Building in Wannamaker (8822 Southeastern Avenue.)

The Wooden Property will most likely be discussed for anyone who is interested in hearing the latest plans.

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2017 Spring Community Garage Sale – Saturday May 13

April 13th, 2017 No comments

Franklin Trace will be having a community garage sale on Saturday, May 13th, 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.

Categories: News