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- FRANKLIN VILLAGE INFORMATION
MARCH 14, 2018
To keep our citizenry informed:
- On Monday, March 5, 2018, Oakland County Heath Division issued a mandatory closure for the businesses located in the Franklin Village Plaza 32716-32744 Franklin Road. This was due to the discovery of a storage tank with about 45 gallons of a volatile organic compound in the crawl space of the building. A portion of the liquid in the tank was a cleaning solvent likely from the dry cleaners that was on site in the 1930â€™s and 1940â€™s. On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 the liquid was removed and today, (March 14th), the tank was cut up, filled, sealed and the area covered with vapor barrier. Although, it was thought that there might a septic tank that could be a problem, the MDEQ did not find any suspect septic tanks or any other container in or under the building, buried in the ground around the building, or in the vicinity. The Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) is awaiting the results of further testing that will done in the next few days. Pending those results and other factors the OCHD will likely lift the mandatory closure order for the plaza as early as next week. Vapor intrusion tests performed at some of the adjoining properties indicate that the known problem is isolated to businesses within the Franklin Village Plaza.
- The Oakland County Health Division is working with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, MDEQ, and Franklin Village officials.
- The MDEQ is testing and remediating known contaminated sites in its ongoing statewide effort to investigate indoor air quality resulting from vapor intrusion. Samples are collected and analyzed to determine if risks to human health and the environment are present. MDEQ began taking indoor air samples at the Franklin Village Plaza site in February.
- Vapor intrusion occurs when vapors (gases) from volatile chemicals in contaminated soil and/or groundwater move through the soil and into buildings through cracks in floors, walls, and gaps around service pipes. In outdoor air, these vapors are often diluted to harmless levels. When trapped in an enclosed space like a home or building, these vapors can collect and impact the indoor air quality and pose a risk to health.
- MDEQ tests do indicate that there is no contamination in drinking water in local wells on these properties or nearby.
- For more information, visit
www.oakgov.com/health or call Environmental Health at 248-858-1312 between 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For up-to-date public health information, follow @publichealthOC on Facebook and Twitter. For questions regarding the MDEQ role in this site, contact Josh Scheels at 586-324-0372. For questions regarding the MDEQ Vapor Intrusion program, contact Shane Morrison @ 517-284-5063.
MDEQ Project Update Notice
- Road Rehabilitation Project
The work on Phase
1 of the Franklin Village road rehabilitation project
for 2017 has been completed. Phase 2 will begin this
spring. This is a two-year project, and
whatever remaining items in Phase 1 that we were unable
to get to last year we will be addressing first thing in
the spring. Phase I construction was comprised of roads
west of Franklin Road with the inclusion of the
Supervisorâ€™s Plat No. 8 subdivision (German Mill,
Kelvin, Carol, Bowden, Meadowdale, and Romany Way)
located east of Franklin Road. In Phase II, the
remaining Village roads east of Franklin Road, between
14 Mile and the southern Village limits, will be
rehabilitated in 2018. There will be a phase 2 project
kickoff public meeting on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at
the Franklin Community Church, 26425 Wellington Road,
Franklin, Michigan. There will be two public
information sessions, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and from
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Public Notitces were mailed to
phase 2 residents. We want to thank the residents for
their patience and understanding during this project.
The voters with their millage approval in November 2016
agreed that this is a much needed and very worthwhile
investment in our community. An investment that helps
maintain the quality of life that we enjoy in the
Village of Franklin.
- Frequently Asked Questions for the Street Improvement millage
here. PASER map evaluating road condition
- November 8, 2016 Franklin Election Results
- Rizzo Environmental Services has been
purchased by GFL Environmental Services. VIEW NEW GARBAGE AND RECYCLING SERVICE NEWSLETTER
- 2014-2015 - A Citizens' Guide to finances and Performance
Dashboard have been prepared for the Village by accounting
students at EMU, at no cost to the Village
- 2015-2016 BUDGETS here
2016-2017 Adopted Budgets:
- The Village Council has enacted
Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance
and along with that is the new "Do
Not Knock List". If you would
like to be added to the new list
please contact the
Solicitor's permit can be obtained at the Township Hall.
- APPLICATION OF INTEREST
FOR A BOARD OR COMMISSION - If you have an interest in
being appointed to a Village Board or Commission, please
here for an Interest Form that can be turned in
anytime to the Village Office. Click
here for information on the different boards and
commissions that need resident involvement..
use the link below to check out
the MSU-STDI Final Report and a presentation that Main
Street Franklin has put together, detailing the Franklin
- NATURALIZING THE HOME GARDEN
WORKSHOP - The Alliance of Rouge
Communities is sponsoring several
free native garden design workshops
for beginning gardeners. Click
for more information.
- WATER TESTING: Water from Franklin residents'
individual wells may be tested through the Oakland
County Health department and the Michigan Department
of Environmental Quality. Information about
those programs is available through the following
Oakland County Health
Department well info
Michigan DEQ Drinking Water Lab.
- OAKLAND COUNTY HOME IMPROVEMENT
PROGRAMS - Oakland Countyâ€™s
Community and Home Improvement
Division has helped residents with
their housing needs and supported
community development projects for
more than thirty years.
Services include preventing mortgage
default and home repair support for
those with low to moderate incomes. Click
here for free housing counseling and
click here for details on the Home
Repair Program for low and moderate
- FRANKLIN COMMUNITY HOUSE otherwise known as
the KREGER HOUSE has received its final certificate of occupancy to
comply with State and Village standards and regulations. After a transition from the Franklin Historic Society
to the Village, it is now available for community use. The Franklin Village Council would like to thank: the
Franklin Historical Society and especially Ann and Bill
Lamott for their efforts, the Bauer family who donated the
house, shed and barn, the Franklin Foundation and the
support of many organizations and individuals who made the
moving and preservation of the Kreger farm buildings
possible. Details of
the Kreger House are available on â€śQuick Linksâ€ť on the panel
to the left. Rules,
use application, and policies are available by clicking the
Rules and Policies
The calendar indicating those dates/times that are
reserved can be found by clicking on the following
- FREE SENIOR TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE
- Did you know that that NEXT
(formerly known as (BASCC) Birmingham
Area Senior Coordinating Council) can provide transportation
for appointments and shopping if you
are over 55 or disabled? Click
here for more information on the program..
CRIMEDAR MAP - The Franklin Police
Department has launched a new free,
graphic tool called Crimedar.
It shows locations of reported
criminal activity in real time to
viewers acting as a sort of internet
Neighborhood Watch. Click
here for a link to the new
- MASTER PLAN - The Planning Commission has completed the 2015 Master Plan.
The Master Plan can be accessed by
- TITLE VI COMPLIANCE: Click
to review the Village's Title VI Non-Discrimination
- ROUNDABOUT INFORMATION -
to learn how to effectively
navigate a roundabout..
- DTE POWER OUTAGES - At the December 2012 Village
Council meeting, representatives from DTE discussed the
power outage situation in the Village and provided an
overview of upcoming trimming that should reduce the
number of outages. DTE representatives were also at the
November 10, 2014 meeting for a further update and
responded to questions regarding the most recent power
outages in the Village.
- Residents that have specific questions or concerns about
outages and the reliability of their electric service
should call DTE's Customer Service Line (1-800-477-4747)
and ask to speak with an Engineer. The Customer Service
Representative will take your contact information and an
Engineer will contact you within five business days in
non-storm situations, and slightly longer in storm
situations for an individualized review of your outage
- NEW RIGHT-OF-WAY OBSTRUCTION ORDINANCE - The Village
Council adopted an ordinance that
prohibits obstructions in the road right-of-way which are
taller than four inches and within three feet of the
edge of the road. A copy of the ordinance
is available here. The Village Council has modified its
enforcement of the ordinance. The resolution pertaining
to the modification is here.
- ARBOR DAY: Arbor Day is a holiday where people
are encouraged to plant and take care of trees.
The Village Council
observed and celebrated Arbor Day on April 28th in the Village in
- HAZARDOUS TREE REMOVAL/PRUNING PROGAM - The Village
recognizes that much of Franklin's character is defined
by our tree canopy and that must be balanced by the need
to provide a safe environment for persons and property
within the Village. In the coming months, Franklin
Village will undertake a hazardous tree removal and
pruning program on public property to increase public
safety. Select trees on Village property will need
to be removed due to their poor condition and threat to
public safety. As part of the
Village-wide program, low hanging hazardous and dead
branches will be selectively cut back or removed and
visibility will be improved at intersections by cutting
back undesirable growth.
- Click here to read FAQ's about the program. Right of Way information
is available by clicking
here. A Tree Inventory Report and Management
Plan was prepared for the Village in 2005 and is a good
source of information on tree management specific to the
Village. For the link to the 2005 Report as well
as other information on hazardous
trees, please see these links:
Inventory Report and Management Plan
and Manage Hazardous Defects in Your Trees from the
Indiana Woodlot Owner Series
is a Hazard Tree from Pittsburgh Public Works
- POLICE CRIME PREVENTION
BROCHURE - The Franklin Police Department has prepared
an informational brochure with crime prevention tips.
here to download a copy.
- PHOTOGRAPHS WANTED FOR
WEBSITE - The Village is
interested in photographs to place on the Village
website home page. If you have photos to share,
please email them to
- Please watch the
Village Calendar for these and future events in the