Greetings, Neighbors!
Below you'll find a few reminders and updates for Spring. Be sure to check out the website for updates to Friday night socials and the food truck schedule.

A few notes and reminders:
  • The Grounds board position remains open. It’s critical to our 2023 planned projects for the commons and other areas that this position be filled. It can be a shared position between two or three people. If you are interested, please contact Sandi Soens at 
  • Yard waste removal from the city has resumed

Spring Flower Sale
It's time for the 42nd annual Farmington Square flower sale! Each year your neighbor, Colleen Giovanni, places a group order of flowers, vegetable plants and more.

The flyer and order form can be found on the homepage of our website:

Please make checks payable to: James Giovanni and deliver a hard copy of your order and a check to:

THE NEWSPAPER SLOT OF MY MAILBOX AT: 37711 Windwood no later than Friday, April 21st.

Orders will be available for pick up on Wednesday, May 24th between 6pm and 8pm

Pick up Location: The Giovanni’s
37711 Windwood Drive

Garage Sale
The garage sale will be May 18,19, 20, and 21 (Thursday - Sunday). If you are interested in participating, please contact Tina Jensen at

Backflow Prevention Testing
Every 5-years the city of Farmington and Oakland County require backflow testing to ensure our drinking water is safe. 1/2 of the sub will do testing this year and 1/2 next year. If it's your year, you will receive a letter in the mail from the Water Resources Commission 30-days prior to testing.

Family Plumbing will come out to our sub and do all the testing the same day but it needs to be scheduled in advance. Once you receive the form, please call Nancy at Family Plumbing (248) 444-8020 to coordinate. The testing is approximately $50. It's all done outside so you don't need to be home but sprinklers do need to be opened up for the season.

Upcoming Events
  • April 1: Easter egg hunt
  • May 5: Fortune Cooking food truck
  • May 19: Slows BARBQ food truck and Friday night social in the commons

The full summer food truck schedule can be found here:

If you or someone you know in our beautiful subdivision is interested in getting involved, please let us know!

Pet Waste and Leashes
Please keep our neighborhood clean by picking up after your pets. We appreciate everyone respecting the property of your neighbors by cleaning your your pet's waste.
Also, while walking your pet through the neighborhood, a leash must be used, for everyone's safety.
Yard Maintenance
To maintain curb appeal and comply with neighborhood and City ordinances, please remember to keep grass cut to 6 inches or less, trim bushes and shrubs, and remove weeds from flower beds and from between driveway and sidewalk cracks.
If you do not keep up on your landscaping responsibilities, you may receive a letter from the HOA. Further action with the city may result if action is not taken.

Social Media
We're on Facebook and we want you to follow us! There are up-to-date posts to keep you in the know, make sure you're receiving the most current information! Send a link to your neighbors so they know as well - much appreciated!
Similarly, if you know people who are not receiving this newsletter, please let them know they can sign up through our website, listed at the top of the newsletter! Simply forward them this email!

Friendly Reminders for the Upcoming Summer Months
Home Improvements and FSHOA Approval
It is always great to see all the wonderful home improvements throughout our neighborhood!  Please remember that our FSHOA has bylaws and covenants that were established to help maintain the beauty of our neighborhood and maximize home values for the benefit of everyone in the subdivision. One of the Board’s roles is to enforce these bylaws and we are grateful to you for your assistance.

Before beginning any outside projects, please review the bylaws and covenants at and contact the board for approval. This helps us maintain consistency throughout the subdivision and eliminates controversial situations. Questions and requests to make changes to the outside of your home or property should be emailed to We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Landscaping Parameters
As you plant trees and shrubbery, please plant within your property lines and allow space for growth and maintenance between your neighbors and the City easement. For your safety, Michigan law requires that all utility lines be flagged before beginning an excavation project. Residents are encouraged to contact Miss Dig, a company that offers free services to fulfill your legal requirement and avoid costly fines.

Contractor's List
Do you need help finding a contractor? There is a neighbor recommended (and not recommended) contractor list on the website at Please help us keep this list up to date by sending names and contact information of qualified contractors that you recommend (or don’t recommend) to our address.

Speed Limit – 25 MPH
For the safety and courtesy of your neighbors and children, please do not drive faster than 25 mph in our subdivision and be especially careful around curves. Thank you!

Your comments and suggestions are always appreciated