Please save the day for a block party and ice cream social on Saturday, June 8th, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. The party will be held in the dead-end street (Allegiance Lane) on the west side of the neighborhood, just off Franklin Parke Blvd. Plan to bring your kids, lawn chairs, bikes, beverages, and anything else you want to make the party complete. We’ll have ice cream and a corntoss game or two. This is a great chance to meet some of our new neighbors who have moved into Franklin Trace. More details to follow closer to the date.
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:
Franklin Trace, along with our neighbors in Franklin Parke Estates and Breckenridge, will be having a community garage sale on Saturday, May 18th, from 8am-4pm. There will be signs at the entrance at both the north entrance (Franklin Trace) and south entrance (Franklin Parke Estates) and across Southport Road at Breckenridge. An ad will be posted on the CraigsList and Indy Star classifieds.
Happy selling to all who participate!
A resident on Preamble Court had their vehicle stolen from their driveway sometime after 10:30 PM on the 25th of December, prior to 9:00 AM on the 26th. The vehicle was a blue Jeep Liberty.
If you have any details, please contact the Indianapolis Police Department.
Last evening, a vehicle in a driveway off of Josiah Ct was ransacked. The vehicle may have been unlocked as there was no sign of forced entry. Please be on the lookout for suspicious activity and be sure to keep your vehicles locked and secure.
At the annual meeting in June, we agreed to trim all of the aristocrat pear trees in community if there were no unexpected expenses. We made it though the summer with no surprises, so the trimming will be scheduled over the next few weeks.
There have been a lot of broken limbs this summer due to garbage trucks and other trucks hitting the trees. To help address this problem and to make the sidewalks clear for pedestrians, the canopies will be trimmed up to 8′ in height. The last time the trees were trimmed was December 2008. This typically needs to be done every 3 years, so we got an extra year out of our last trim.
When the trimming is scheduled, another message with the specific date(s) will be published.
Franklin Trace, along with our neighbors in Franklin Parke Estates, will be having a community garage sale on Saturday, September 29th, from 8am-2pm. There will be signs at the entrance at both the north entrance (Franklin Trace) and south entrance (Franklin Parke Estates) and an ad will be posted on CraigsList classifieds.
Happy selling to all who participate!
Many residents have recently replaced or will soon be replacing their mailboxes. When installing a new mailbox, be sure to remove the newspaper subscription stickers from the old mailbox and apply them to the new mailbox. You can also call your newspaper and they can tell the carrier your address and have a new sticker applied. If the sticker is not there, the carrier assumes that there is a subscription change and may stop delivery to your address.
The multi-colored dots on mailboxes are placed there by the newspaper to identify which (if any) papers should be delivered there. Red and White dots are for the Indianapolis Star (soon to be Red only as the Star changes to requiring daily paper subscribers to also take the Sunday paper) and a Blue dots are for the non-Indianapolis papers like Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Financial Times, NY Times, etc.
There was an attempted break-in on Franklin Parke Blvd last Wednesday, July 25th around 10AM. This break-in is similar to previous indents in the neighborhood. The thief apparently rang the door bell, and when no one answered, tried to break open the front door. This set off the security system and the person fled without making entry.
Please be sure arm your security systems, especially when away from your house during the day.
Later this week, residents with old and/or rusty mailboxes will be receiving letters about the need for replacement. (I’m sure I’ll be receiving a letter – I’ve been putting off replacement for a while.)
We’ve arranged a discount from Otto’s for the week of August 6-10. All orders placed during this week will receive the discount; pricing is detailed in this PDF: http://www.franklintrace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Ottos_Mailbox_for_FranklinTrace.pdf.
You have the option to use two alternative vendors; all are on the mailbox info page of the website: http://www.franklintrace.com/mailboxes/