If you take pictures from the neighborhood that you would like to have considered for posting on the PHOTO ALBUM on the Residents area of the website, please email them to Jerry Jividen at email@example.com Some new pictures have recently been added; you will want to check them out.
TRASH COLLECTION AND RECYCLING PROGRAM
Following these Holidays, pick-up will be one day later than scheduled, if the holiday is before your scheduled pick-up day: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.
KEEP SIDEWALKS FREE OF ICE AND SNOW
Kent City Ordinance 521.15 requires ownders/occupants to remove snow and ice from sidewalks, but snow removal is more than just an ordinance, it is part of caring for each other within a comunity, and working together to provide safe, comfortable surroundings for ourselves and out neighbors. When clearing sidewalks and driveways, it is illegal to push snow into the street and/or block the sidewalks. It is especially important to realize that if a contractor is hired for snow removal, keeping the sidewalk clear is the responsibility of both the contractor and the property owner. Please take the time and do your part to remove snow and ice so that we can keep the winter season safe for everyone.
CITY SNOW REMOVAL
Streets in The Lakes at Franklin Mills are considered secondary streets and cul-de-sacs; the policy of the City of Kent is that these streets will be plowed and salted once the snow has ended and all of the main routes, school zones, hills and curves, and bridges have been plowed and salted. DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE PARKING BAN ON STREETS WHEN WE HAVE SNOW! If during the winter season you have any questions or comments about snow and ice removal, you may call the Service Department at 330-678-8105.
PARKING LIMITS/BAN ON CITY STREETS
351.13 TWENTY -FOUR HOUR PARKING LIMIT. No person shall park or store any motor vehicle, vehicle, or part thereof on any public street, alley, avenue, court, boulevard, drive or any other type of thoroughfare or right-of-way or part thereof within the City for more than twenty-four consecutive hours, which period shall include moving any vehicle or part thereof to another such public thoroughgare or right-of-way for parking or storage purposes. (Ord. 1964-19. Passed 4-6-64)Be sure that you check the City of Kent website http://www.kentohio.org so that you are familiar with parking regulations on city street; all of the streets and cul de sacs in The Lakes of Franklin Mills are city streets except the condo drives and the drive into the single family homes off of Edgewater Circle.
HOA FINANCIAL INFORMATION
2012 Budget vs. Actual and 2012 Balance Sheet for the LifeStyles homes have been added to the Documents section of the Residents' section of the Web site.
By registering with www.kent.patch.com you can receive up-to-date information on what's going on in and around Kent.
PET LEASH LAW
Dogs are to be leashed at all times when in Common Areas of the LFM under Kent City Ordinance. Pet owners need to understand their joint and several liabilities with respect the rights of all homeowners and others who may use the walking paths around the Lakes and other public areas, as well as those areas under the responsibility of the LFM Master Association and/or the City of Kent. We appreciate those pet owners who leash their dogs and encourage the rest to do so as well.
It is the pet owners duty to clean up after their pet; it is a Kent law to keep them on the leash, and out of people's yards. If these are infringed upon, the homeowner may contact the Animal Control Officer at the City of Kent Police Department 330-673-7732.
The NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH GROUP was formed in 2010, not out of necessity, but because of a true passion and sense of ownership of our community here in The Lakes at Franklin Mills. Most Groups are set up only after a problem occurs and disbands shortly after the crime stops. Our group is an exception! Our "issues" have been relatively minor this year and we've all pitched in and done our part in ensuring that our neighborhood remains safe!
Neighborhood Watch is all about neighbors helping neighbors. Residents are the best people to know if something in the neighborhood doesn’t look right, or someone doesn’t belong. If you see something suspicious, say something….immediately. Call 330.673.7732 or dial 911 to report suspicious activity. Note a description and direction of travel of people you report.
Although Neighborhood Watch is not a function of The Lakes at Franklin Mills Home Owners Association, additional Neighborhood Watch news and meeting summaries may be found at The Lakes at Franklin Mills web site- http://www.thelakesatfranklinmills.org/
As you are checking your doors before you go close up your home and go to bed for the night, please remember to check that your garage door is DOWN! There is a lot of car and foot traffic through our neighborhood at night and some might find an open garage door too tempting, not to mention the critters that could get into your garage! Better to be safe than sorry!
LIFESTYLES HOMES' EXTERIOR PAINT COLORS
SHUTTERS AND FRONT DOORS: LifeStyles homes' shutters and front doors were originally painted with ICI (now Glidden Professional Paint) Hawthorne Green color; it can be purchased from Glidden Professional Paint, 315 E. Market Street (near Perkins Street), Akron, OH 330-762-7271; they are open 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. M-F.
OUTSIDE TRIM: Lifestyles homes' outside trim is painted with Sawyers Professional Almond color, Glidden Professional Paint.
FOUNDATIONS: The foundation paint used for homes and condos in TLOFM is from Sherwin Williams called: Loxon XP, exterior masonry waterproof paint. The color is to closely match the siding color. You can purchase the foundation paint at: the Sherwin Williams store in Stow, at 4333 Kent Road (Rt. 59), 330-688-3088.
Aqua Doc is the new service provider for TLAFM ponds.
PROPERTY TAX RE-EVALUATION:
It has been asked where can property owners go to have their property taxes re-evaluated. This is a county function and information can be found at: http://www.co.portage.oh.us/auditor.htm