News

 

Each year, our Directors & Staff organize and plan events that bring us closer together as a subdivision community. We are here to update you on all of our upcoming events as well as on new plans within the surrounding area. If you have any further questions or would like to make a suggestion, please contact one of our board members.

Oct 23/17

RING Security System on Sale

If you are interested in obtaining the RING motion lights/video cam for your driveway, please go online to QVC (www.qvc.com) and search "RING security" or "E231400" item number.  This is going to be the "Today's Special Value" for 10/24/17 but can be pre-ordered today (10/23) for the price $ 219.95 with state tax but free shipping and handling.  Plus, you can spread out payment over 5 months ($43.99/month) courtesy of QVC payment plan.  The price of this unit covers the usual 1 year warranty but includes an additional 2 years in this special offer.  The price of this would normally be $ 287.91 so the savings is just under $68.00.  This price is only good until 11 PM tomorrow (10/24) night.  The unit is easily installed on an existing electrical box already having a light mounted.  The assistant manager at Home Depot has told me that he will assist us in finding installation contractors should anyone need them.  This price point is a great deal and will contribute to not only your own home and vehicle security, but, to our neighborhood security.  Please consider ordering!

Oct 05/17

Late Night Crime Wave Continues throughout subdivisions in Franklin

We have been researching and sourcing the RING video cam motion detector lights for driveway, etc.  Have spoken with person from Home Depot re: getting a price break on the units if we can get significant number of persons interested in buying.  He is even volunteering to run installation clinic for us and for finding contractors for installation should anyone require that instead.  Please contact us if you are interested as would like to get this underway prior to inclement weather coming our way with winter.

 

Part of the beauty of this is that with the smart phone APP, any motion in your driveway or at your front door/side door, etc. (with doorbell unit) will result in audible alarm on your phone thereby awakening you to activity around your vehicles, doorways, etc. and you can view the area and immediately contact the police.

 

If we get together on this, we can achieve a better level of security for our neighborhoods and be pro-active instead of dealing only with the aftermath of robbery or worse.

Sept 13/17

Recent Crimes In Hidden Lakes Subdivision

 

As some of you may be aware, during the early morning hours of September 1, two trucks were stolen from our neighborhood in the area between 34 th and 35 th Streets, south of College Avenue, north of Rawson Avenue.


These crimes mainly occur between midnight and 5:00 a.m. and Franklin Police are and will continue to run enhanced patrols throughout the Hidden Lakes area.


Residents are asked to be attentive to activities in their neighborhood. If something is suspicious to you, please call Franklin Police Dispatch which is (414) 425-2522. Describe your observations to the Dispatcher who will relay the information to an officer for follow-up.


We must all continue to be vigilant to protect our families and homes. Here are some things we can all to do make crimes more difficult to commit:

 

  • Lock your automobiles both, in the driveway and in the garage.

  • Do not leave keys, cellphones, purses or other personal belongings in your automobiles, even if it is locked.

  • Keys should be kept away from the interior door to the garage which will make them more difficult to locate if the perpetrators enter your house looking for them.

  • Lock all doors in your home including the door that leads from the garage to the interior of your home.

  • Do not leave a key in a lock in your home.

  • See something, say something! Franklin Police are here to protect our neighborhoods, our homes and our residents.

For more information, contact the Franklin Police at (414) 425-2522

Aug 6/17

Important News

 

We, once again, have a family of beavers residing in our ponds.  As some of you remember, the previous beavers needed to be evicted as they were destroying our trees and presented a menace to people and pets alike that chose to walk/run in the common ground areas.  We completed a walk through around the ponds Friday, August 4,2107 and found recent evidence of small trees being systematically destroyed along with multiple "mud slides" used by the beavers to hurriedly get back into the water.  These examples of beaver habitation were identified to us by Mr. John Born of Born Trapping Services, LLC whom we have retained to assist us with the nuisance wildlife removal of these animals.  Mr. Born has considerable experience in "resolving wildlife conflicts" and utilizes traps placed in the water to catch the animals.  These traps can be identified by pink markers attached to them extending up and out of the water.  Mr. Born will be setting these traps and asks that nobody moves or otherwise touches them as they are dangerous and are not to be disturbed.  He will be checking them daily and maintaining them until the beavers are caught and removed.  Children should be instructed to not bother the traps should they see them.  We are hopeful that we will not be losing many trees during this period.

Mr. John Born of Born Trapping Services, LLC has the permission of the Board of Directors of Tumblecreek Owners' Association, INC. aka Hidden Lakes Subdivision, to actively pursue and rid our common grounds and ponds of the beavers living there and causing destruction of our trees and shoreline.

Please go to www.BornTrappingServices.com for more information.

OCT

22/16

Trespassing

 

Hello Neighboring Homeowner Associations,

 

       The Fathers of the Xavier Mission are members of the Mission Ridge Homeowner's Association.     At our recent Association Meeting, they brought up a concern that I want to share with you.

 

       Minors has been playing on and crossing through their property during the day and after dark.   A few fights among these children have broken out around the basketball hoop.   Debris has been left in the grassy and wooded areas and their barn has been illegally accessed.   

 

      The Fathers have posted "No Trespassing, Private Property" signs to indicate that the land around their residence is private property.  This includes the parking lot, basketball hoop, wooded areas, and fields.    They have liability and privacy concerns about minors being on their property, as I am sure you can well understand.

 

       Please ask your Members to ask their children, and their friends from outside our combined areas, to respect the Fathers' rights and stay off the Xaverian Mission property.   The Fathers want to be good neighbors, but will contact the Franklin Police Department if trespassing continues.

 

        Thank you for your help in passing on this request to your Members.   If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

 

Mission Ridge Homeowners' Association

JAN 24/16

Ice Fishing

 

Winter is here for the next couple of months and that means some of our residents (and some non-residents!) will be ice fishing on one or both of our ponds.  A couple of things to remember, please:

 

                1.   If the temperature is above freezing for a few days, don't go out

                      on the ice.  No need for any mishaps or accidents.  We have 

                      tremendous liability in this regard.

 

                2.   Please refrain from fishing after dark.  Should any mishap occur,

                      nobody would hear your cries for help nor would they be able to 

                      see you out on the ice.

 

                3.   Only our residents are allowed to fish or be on the grounds.  If 

                       you have a guest or guests, you must accompany them while

                       they are on the lakes.  Knowing someone that lives in the

                       subdivision does not grant access for non-residents.

 

                4.   The grounds and lakes are posted as "No Trespassing" for 

                       non-residents.  We do not need to be covering liability for 

                       anyone not residing in the subdivision.  Please call the police

                       to report trespassers should you see anyone that you do not

                       recognize on the grounds.  We pay to stock the fish as well as

                       keep the grounds clean and free of garbage.  We do not employ

                       anyone to clean up garbage left by trespassers.

JAN 24/16

Ice Fishing

 

Winter is here for the next couple of months and that means some of our residents (and some non-residents!) will be ice fishing on one or both of our ponds.  A couple of things to remember, please:

 

                1.   If the temperature is above freezing for a few days, don't go out

                      on the ice.  No need for any mishaps or accidents.  We have 

                      tremendous liability in this regard.

 

                2.   Please refrain from fishing after dark.  Should any mishap occur,

                      nobody would hear your cries for help nor would they be able to 

                      see you out on the ice.

 

                3.   Only our residents are allowed to fish or be on the grounds.  If 

                       you have a guest or guests, you must accompany them while

                       they are on the lakes.  Knowing someone that lives in the

                       subdivision does not grant access for non-residents.

 

                4.   The grounds and lakes are posted as "No Trespassing" for 

                       non-residents.  We do not need to be covering liability for 

                       anyone not residing in the subdivision.  Please call the police

                       to report trespassers should you see anyone that you do not

                       recognize on the grounds.  We pay to stock the fish as well as

                       keep the grounds clean and free of garbage.  We do not employ

                       anyone to clean up garbage left by trespassers.

JAN 24/16

Ice Fishing

 

Winter is here for the next couple of months and that means some of our residents (and some non-residents!) will be ice fishing on one or both of our ponds.  A couple of things to remember, please:

 

                1.   If the temperature is above freezing for a few days, don't go out

                      on the ice.  No need for any mishaps or accidents.  We have 

                      tremendous liability in this regard.

 

                2.   Please refrain from fishing after dark.  Should any mishap occur,

                      nobody would hear your cries for help nor would they be able to 

                      see you out on the ice.

 

                3.   Only our residents are allowed to fish or be on the grounds.  If 

                       you have a guest or guests, you must accompany them while

                       they are on the lakes.  Knowing someone that lives in the

                       subdivision does not grant access for non-residents.

 

                4.   The grounds and lakes are posted as "No Trespassing" for 

                       non-residents.  We do not need to be covering liability for 

                       anyone not residing in the subdivision.  Please call the police

                       to report trespassers should you see anyone that you do not

                       recognize on the grounds.  We pay to stock the fish as well as

                       keep the grounds clean and free of garbage.  We do not employ

                       anyone to clean up garbage left by trespassers.

DEC 14/15

Burglary

 

Sometime between 3 and 5 PM on Friday afternoon this last week, a house on 35th Street near Dory Drive was burglarized.  The house was totally ransacked.  An individual confirmed that a man had been seen walking around the yard but was mistaken for a contractor so the police were not called.  This has been confirmed with the Franklin police, but, details have, as yet, not been released so we do not have anymore information.  We expect to know more by tomorrow and will update the site as the details are released.  Please remain vigilant and do not hesitate to call the police (414-425-2522) should you notice anyone not known to you near homes in the neighborhood.

SEPT 23/15

Reminder

 

2015 Subdivision dues need to be paid by the end of the year.  This money is used to pay for lawn and tree care, water quality treatments and fish stocking of the lakes as well as berm and pathway upkeep.  We are not extended credit by our contractors, but, rather, must pay for services/materials as the work is done.  Paying at the end of the year can sometimes put the subdivision at a disadvantage when routine maintenance is required during Spring, Summer and Fall .  Please consider making your dues payment by no later than August.  Thank you!   Also....for those of our residents in arrears in their dues payments...and you know who you are....we have put an attorney on retainer and he will be seeking payment as well as all legal fees related to his efforts.

SEPT 23/15

PLEASE!

 

Keep your eyes open in our neighborhood for persons not known to you whom are accessing mailboxes that they have no business being in.  Recently, a resident reported that an attempt at identity theft was thwarted when persons unknown convinced the IRS to send a transcript of this individual's 2014 taxes to the individual's home where they must have felt confident in their ability to intercept the information by monitoring this individual's mailbox.  The transcript of the taxes included all the information on the tax return minus the questions(!)  The resident inadvertently intercepted the IRS mailing since a post office box had been used since the beginning of the year due to death of a spouse.

SEPT 23/15

Assistance needed by all residents. Should you notice non-residents fishing on the lakes, please call the police to handle their removal.


We have definite problems with the use of the lakes by non-residents.  First, a great many of them leave their garbage along the shoreline for someone else to pick up.  We have no designated garbage removal squad so it often ends up blowing into the water or over the lawn.  We do not have garbage containers set out as, again, we have no designated garbage removal squad nor paid service that comes in to empty them.  Secondly, we have stocked the lakes with fish and we pay for this service.  Non-residents have no right to remove fish from our ponds.  We find that many of the non-residents are repeat offenders and offer stories that they know someone living in the subdivision and they have permisssion to be there.  These statements are absolutely ridiculous as no resident can give any non-resident permission to fish in our lakes....the resident must be present if guests are fishing! If you are hesitant to call the police, please take down license plate numbers and car descriptions then contact a Board member.

SEPT 20/14

Passing of Resident Leo Hoffer

 

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Leo Hoffer, a long time resident of Hidden Lakes as well as a valued memeber of community and advisor to the Board of Directors. Leo was an active member of the community for the entire time he resided here and served the community well.  He will be missed.

 

He passed on September 18th, at the age of 89. His wife of 66 years, Delores, and son, Lawernce, remain residents in our community.

OCT 24/13

State Law dictates the use of restraining devices and having current licensure for your pets!
 

Please be courteous to your neighbors and visitors in our subdivision by keeping your pets leashed while on walks through the area. If your pets are contained in your yard via "Invisible Fence" then restraining lengths of chain or cable are not necessary. If pets are allowed to wander outside of your property, you could be liable for personal injury, damage to property and citations issued for lack of leash and/or license secured to the animal's collar. These fines run from $160 to $300 and can be issued should someone take the time to contact the authorities and make a complaint. Most of our residents can be classified as animal lovers, however, none of us can assume that gives any one of us the right to impose our pets on others by not utilizing the proper restraining devices. Also...please remember to pick up after your pet should the need arise!

 

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