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MUIRFIELD eNEWS: DECEMBER 14, 2016

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Pond Safety: Stay off the Ice!


It might look like fun, but it's not safe to walk or skate on!

Please remind your children that the ponds around Muirfield Village and those on the neighboring golf courses are not safe for playing ice hockey or ice skating. The ponds are retention basins and are subject to unnoticed fluctuations of water depth. This makes the ice very unstable and it can easily break.

Signs are posted reminding residents that swimming, skating and boating are not permitted, but children have been seen on the ponds already this week! When we are alerted, we make every effort to remind them to stay away from the ponds.

Let's all do our part to avoid unnecessary accidents... PLEASE STAY OFF THE ICE!

Did you know that Dublin has an ice rink and sledding hill open to the public, weather and temperature permitting? Visit the Sledding and Ice Skating page to learn more.

Snow Removal and SnowGo

With snow finally arriving, we'd like to pass on some snow removal reminders.

The City of Dublin is responsible for plowing all city streets, which include every street in Muirfield Village with the exception of the gated areas. Muirfield Association only plows the gated areas and does not plow city streets.

The city has stated that priority is first given to major arteries, then main roads through subdivisions, and then residential streets, courts, cul-de-sacs and alleys. Residents can speed up the snow removal process by keeping the streets clear of vehicles when possible. Read more about snow removal on the city's website.

City-owned multi-use paths are cleared by the city. Muirfield pathways are not cleared at all. Residents are welcome to use Muirfield pathways, but do so at their own risk. Please be careful!

Do you want to see where the snow plows are or when streets have been treated? The City of Dublin’s interactive SnowGo program shows where the street treatment equipment and snow plows are at any given time. Give it a try!

During a snow emergency, snow removal information can be obtained by calling Streets and Utilities at 614-410-4750.

Winter Mailbox Damage

Along with winter weather comes an increased potential for mailbox damage. Here's what you need to know if your mailbox gets damaged this winter:

Do damaged mailboxes need to be fixed?

Yes. If your mailbox is damaged, it must be repaired or possibly replaced. The cost will depend on the extent of the work the mailbox needs. You may fix your own mailbox, but it must be identical to other units in your area.

Who pays for mailbox damages?

The short answer is the cost of repairing or replacing the mailbox unit falls on the person who requests the repairs.

If you call and request repairs, we will fix the unit and send an invoice to you.

If your mailbox is damaged by a third party, such as the city snowplow, delivery truck, trash or recycling truck, mail truck or another driver, the party who damaged the unit must contact the office in order for us to bill them. Otherwise, the cost of repairs becomes the responsibility of the resident.

With this in mind, we strongly recommend contacting the responsible party that damaged your mailbox as soon as possible and ask them to call the office at 614-889-0922. Staff will collect their billing information, repair or replace the unit as needed, and send an invoice to the responsible party after the work is completed.

At your discretion, you may choose to pay for the repairs yourself and then settle up with the responsible party. This is your decision; however, please be advised that unless the responsible party contacts the Association office directly and agrees to be billed, we can’t bill them.

What if my mailbox was damaged by a city snowplow (or other city vehicle)?

Contact the Streets and Utilities Department at the City of Dublin at 614-410-4750. Let them know you live in Muirfield Village and that your mailbox was damaged by the snow plow. The city will contact the office, the office will make repairs, and the city will be billed. Please report the incident as soon as possible.

What if my mailbox was damaged by the trash or recycling truck?

Contact Streets and Utilities at 614-410-4750 and ask for John Babyak. He will contact Rumpke in an effort to get Rumpke to pay for the damages. The City has stated this method will be much more effective than if a resident contacts Rumpke directly.

Only my mailbox flag was damaged. Can you replace that?

Unfortunately, we no longer have replacement flags. If you need a new mailbox flag, you may purchase any standard, red mailbox flag similar to one pictured below. Decorative and specialty flags are not permitted. The Association can replace the entire mailbox for $40, which comes with a new flag, but purchasing your own flag will cost less.

How do I request repairs?

Call the office at 614-889-0922, email info@muirfieldassociation.com, or place a request in the members area. Staff will repair or replace the unit and send an invoice to you upon completion.

If a third party has damaged the unit, do not contact the office. Instead, contact the party who damaged the unit and ask them to call the office at 614-889-0922. They will need to supply the address of the damaged mailbox and their billing information.

Please contact the office with any questions.

Don't Lose "It" This Holiday Season

Muirfield Association would like to pass on the following information from the Dublin Police Department:

The Dublin Police Department is reminding residents to take steps to prevent vehicle break-ins, especially during the holiday shopping season.

The message Dublin Police would like to send is simple – don’t lose it. “It” can be your purse, your laptop or loose change. Thieves also often target electronics and wallets, and this time of year – all those holiday gifts in your car.

Help prevent theft by taking these steps:

If you see a crime in progress, which includes someone breaking into a car or home, call 911. If you see a suspicious person or vehicle, report it. For any non-emergency situations, please contact the Dublin Police at 614-889-1112.

The Dublin police have put together a video based on real crimes reported to Dublin Police during the 2015 holiday shopping season. Read more and watch the video here. More information about crime prevention can be found at http://dublinohiousa.gov/dublin-police/.

Coffee and Conversation with Dana McDaniel This Thursday

Muirfield Association is pleased to pass on this message from the City of Dublin:

The City of Dublin will have another Coffee and Conversation with City Manager Dana McDaniel this week. Do you have a question for Mr. McDaniel? Make plans to join him this Thursday, December 15 for coffee and conversation from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. No reservations are needed. We hope to see you there!

Did You Miss Leaf Collection?

City leaf collection has ended in Muirfield Village. The final pickup was last week. If you have loose leaves that have been raked to the curb, they will not be picked up with the leaf truck.

In order to have remaining leaves collected, they must be bagged in yard waste bags and set out for yard waste collection on any Monday. The city's yard waste pick up program runs year-round.


Published December 14, 2016

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