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MUIRFIELD eNEWS: JANUARY 9, 2015

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Applications Being Accepted for the Board of Directors and Grounds & Facilities Committee

Interested in becoming more involved in your community? Submit an application to serve on the Board of Directors or the Grounds & Facilities Committee!  

There is always a challenging issue or ambitious project for the Board of Directors or Grounds & Facilities Committee (G&F) to deal with. Over the past several years, the G&F Committee developed and initiated the highly-successful Dedication Program; the Board of Directors joined discussions with the PGA and the Muirfield Village Golf Club regarding the Presidents Cup; and they both worked together to select the best summer swim facility use.

The nine members of the Board of Directors are responsible for setting policies pertaining to the Muirfield Warranty Deed and Articles of Incorporation. They approve the annual operating budget, capital expenditures and maintenance of common areas. The Board of Directors meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Association office on the third Wednesday of every other month. This year, three members will be elected to serve three-year terms.

The nine Grounds and Facilities Committee members serve as liaisons to the Board of Directors. This committee was developed to gather recommendations and make suggestions to the Board of Directors pertaining to the maintenance of pathways, landscaping, lakes and capital projects for the common areas as well as making recommendations pertaining to the rules, maintenance, safety, programs and capital projects for the pool and tennis facilities. Committee members meet with the General Manager at the Association office on the last Monday of every other month at 5:30 p.m. The Chairman of the committee will present a report at the Board of Directors meetings. This year, three members will be elected to serve three-year terms.

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors or Grounds & Facilities Committee, either download, fill out, and return the nomination form or email sandy@muirfieldassociation.com and include the following:

Once received, your application will be passed on to the Nominating Committee. This committee is made up of three directors who are charged with collecting a roster of Muirfield residents interested in serving as representatives for their community as members of the Board of Directors or on the Grounds & Facilities Committee.

Nominees must be residents of Muirfield Village and willing to follow the Code of Ethics. This year's Nominating Committee members include Diana Evans, Robert Fathman, and Warren Fishman.

Selection of nominees is at the discretion of the Nominating Committee. Any resident delinquent in paying their Muirfield assessment or having an outstanding deed violation cannot be considered for a position on the Board of Directors or Grounds & Facilities Committee.

Applications must be received no later than February 15, 2015!


Update Your Email Address

Are you signed up to receive invoices in your email (the Electronic Communications program)?

Have you had any email address changes in the past year?

If you answered "yes" to BOTH questions, please read the following carefully.

Annual assessment invoices will be emailed near the end of January or beginning of February and the annual meeting packet will be sent in March.  To ensure your invoice, annual meeting information, and ballot are properly delivered to your inbox, please take a moment to notify the Association office of any email change(s) you have had in the previous year.

You may update your email address simply by emailing info@muirfieldassociation.com. Please include the following:

If you have not made any changes to your email address in the past year or if you are not a part of the Electronic Communications program, no update is necessary. Please remember that the Electronic Communications program is separate from the Muirfield eNews mailing list.

If you have never signed up for the Electronic Communications program, why not consider it?  In 2014, this program saved over $1,400 just in postage by emailing annual meeting information as opposed to mailing it! Learn more about the Electronic Communications program.

Additionally, you can manage all of your contact information, subscription preferences, and sign up for the Members Area at any time on the contact update page.


Snow Removal in Muirfield

Now that winter is definitely here, we'd like to remind you of a great new feature offered by the City of Dublin. SnowGo is the City's snow and ice removal status monitor.  This offers access to more snow and ice information than ever before! Please visit SnowGo for real time reporting.

The City of Dublin offers the following instructions and tips for snow removal on your property:

Residents can assist the snow plowing process in several ways:

  • Do not shovel or plow snow into City streets.
  • Do not shovel or plow snow into driveway aprons.
  • Do not shovel or plow snow around fire hydrants or mailboxes.
  • Keep distance from the snow plows.
  • Keep children away from snow plows
  • Remove parked cars from the street.
  • Do not attempt to pass a snow plow.
Residents are required to keep their sidewalks, curbs and gutters in repair and free of snow, ice, debris and obstructions. Depositing snow or ice on any public sidewalk, street, bike path, road or highway is not permitted.

When shoveling a driveway, place as much snow as possible from the driveway apron on the “downstream” side (left side of apron as you are standing at the street looking up the driveway).  This reduces the amount of snow that the plow will catch and push back into the driveway apron as it passes.

Visit Dublin's Snow Removal page at http://dublinohiousa.gov/services/snow-removal/ for more information.

Did you know?? The Muirfield Association is only responsible for plowing the streets in the gated areas. The rest of the streets in Muirfield are owned by the City of Dublin and are cleared by them. The Muirfield Association does not (and cannot) plow city-owned streets.

For more seasonal information on snow and ice removal, please call the city's line at 614.410.4750.


Pathways in Winter

Although our paths are not cleared of ice or snow, you are welcome to travel them. With snow on the ground, the paths can offer a very nice walk through the winter woods. However, for your safety, please be extremely careful when using them in poor weather conditions. Since our paths are considered fair weather paths, please use them at your own risk. Dress children appropriately for walking in snow on the paths and be aware that they may be slippery.

The Muirfield pathway map and the neighborhood map, both of which show the paths, are available for download free of charge on our website. Visit the Muirfield Map and Directions page to download the map(s) you prefer.


Christmas Tree Recycling and Holiday Decorating Reminder

The City of Dublin offers curbside Christmas tree recycling on Mondays in January. Their webpage at http://dublinohiousa.gov/services/christmas-tree-recycling/ provides the following information:

The City of Dublin makes it easy for you to get rid of those real trees with our curbside pickup and residential yard waste composting program.

Collection will take place each Monday in January. Please remove all decorations and place trees at the curb, free of any wrapping or bags, by 7 a.m. on Mondays. If a tree is larger than 8 feet in length, cut it in half before placing it at the curb.

As you may recall, Muirfield's holiday decoration policy states that exterior holiday decorations must be removed within two weeks following the holiday. Our entire policy can be found in the handbook.


Published January 9, 2015

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