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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Theft from Vehicle on Dickinson Lane

June 14th, 2013 No comments

Update: The suspect was arrested and has been linked to multiple crimes in at least 2 different states.

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Theft of personal items occurred early in morning hours of June 12th from a vehicle parked in a driveway on Dickinson Lane. Credit cards, identification, and cash were taken form the vehicle. A credit card from the theft was used hours later at a Speedway gas station. Gas station surveillance shows the suspect as a white male, around 30 years of age, driving a 2011/12 Dark Blue or Black Chevy Equinox. Pictures are shown below. If you have any information, please contact the Indianapolis Metro Police Department.

Man who used stolen credit card
Chevy Equinox 2011-2012 man used stolen card

 

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2013 Neighborhood Block Party – Saturday June 8

June 7th, 2013 No comments

The neighborhood block party and ice cream social is Saturday, June 8th, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Brats, hot dogs, and drinks will be provided. Plan to bring your kids, lawn chairs, bikes, beverages, and anything else you want to make the party complete.

The party will be held in Allegiance Lane, which is the dead-end street leading to the corn field on the west side of the neighborhood (off of Franklin Parke Blvd.)

This is a great chance to meet some of our new neighbors who have moved into Franklin Trace.

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2013 Mailbox Replacement Discount Week – June 3-7

May 31st, 2013 No comments

The Franklin Trace HOA has arranged a discount from Otto’s for the week of June 3-7 for replacement mailboxes and/or posts. All orders placed during this week will receive the discount; pricing is detailed in this PDF:

We will remind everyone of this discount at the annual meeting, which is next Wednesday evening, June 5.

You have the option to use two alternative vendors; all are on the mailbox info page of the website:  http://www.franklintrace.com/mailboxes/

  • Mail Box Replacement: Produce a large T3 standard mailbox powdercoated Beige, with Cocoa vinyl graphics on both sides (numbers and street name), Large Caxton font.
    • Total Cost for home owner to pick up and install mailbox (includes 7% sales tax) – $86.67
    • Total Cost for Otto’s to remove old mailbox and install new mailbox (includes 7% sales tax on materials only) – $111.67
    • Total Cost to deliver mailbox for home owner installation (includes 7% sales tax) – $102.72
  • Post Replacement: Produce a Clover 6×6 Cedar Post with Custom Support and Built-in Newspaper Holder painted Sagebrush
    • Total Cost for home owner to pick up and install post (includes 7% sales tax) – $202.23
    • Total Cost for Otto’s to remove old post and install new post (includes mailbox reinstallation) (includes 7% sales tax on materials only) – $262.23
  • Entire Unit (Mail Box & Post) Replacement: Produce a large T3 standard mailbox powdercoated Beige, with Cocoa vinyl graphics on both sides (numbers and street name), Large Caxton font. Produce a Clover 6×6 Cedar Post with Custom Support and Built-in Newspaper Holder painted Sagebrush
    • Total Cost for home owner to pick up and install mailbox / post (includes 7% sales tax) – $288.90
    • Total Cost for Otto’s to remove old mailbox / post and install new mailbox / post (includes 7% sales tax on materials only) – $348.90
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2013 Annual Meeting – Wednesday June 5 at Franklin Library

April 23rd, 2013 No comments

The annual Franklin Trace Homeowners Association Meeting will be held at the Franklin Library on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013. 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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