Although the temperatures are well below freezing and ice has formed on Muirfield ponds, this hardly means the ponds can be considered safe to venture on to for any reason. 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.
As you may have read in an email sent by our board president, Bob Fathman, a dog passed away when it wandered onto a pond and broke through the ice. Please talk to your children and teens and warn them to stay off the ice, both around Muirfield Village and those on the neighboring golf courses. These ponds are never safe for playing ice hockey or ice skating.
Signs are posted reminding residents that swimming, skating and boating are not permitted, but people 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. However, it takes everyone to prevent a tragedy. If you see anyone on the ice, please say something to them.
The City of Dublin makes it easy for residents to get rid of real trees as a part of its free curbside pickup and residential yard waste composting program.
Tree collection will take place each Monday in January. Please remove all decorations and place Christmas trees at the curb, free of any wrapping or bags, by 7 a.m. on Mondays. Trees should be cut to lengths of no more than 4 feet.
The City of Dublin, not Muirfield Association, is responsible for plowing all streets in Muirfield Village. (The only exception is the streets in the gated communities, which Muirfield Association plows.)
The City of Dublin has posted the following information about snow removal:
The City has a curb to curb snow removal policy. Dangerous hills, curves, and bridges are monitored and treated as necessary throughout an event. All public streets within Dublin receive snow removal service according to the following priorities that have been established based on traffic volumes and speeds:
Priority 1: Major arteries are plowed first. These streets will continue to receive treatment as long as weather conditions continue. Blowing snow and freezing roads once snow has thawed can require continued treatment.
Priority 2: Main roads through subdivisions, streets connecting two or more priority 1 streets. These streets will be plowed and salted once priority 1 streets have received treatment.
Priority 3: Residential streets, courts, cul-de-sacs and alleys will be serviced once priority 1 and priority 2 streets are cleared.
Multi-Use Paths: Paths that have been determined high-traffic routes for schools are cleared first, followed by paths used for recreational use.
Not treated by City of Dublin: Private residential and commercial streets as well as streets in other jurisdictions. (For Muirfield Village, this means the gated areas.)
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.
For seasonal information on snow and ice removal, call 614.410.4750 or visit
During a snow emergency, snow removal information can be obtained by calling Streets and Utilities at 614.410.4750.
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The city of Dublin recognizes the following snow emergency classifications as issued by Franklin, Delaware and Union counties:
Level 1 – Conditions are hazardous, motorists should drive carefully.
Level 2 – Motorists should drive only when necessary
Level 3 – Roads are closed to non-emergency travel. Police may arrest motorists who are on the road unnecessarily.
How to know if there is a snow emergency
Muirfield Village is comprised of two counties, Delaware and Franklin, so it is wise to check the status of both counties if you believe there may be a snow emergency. The best place to check is the sheriffs' websites:
Delaware County will also post about snow emergencies in Delaware County using the Nextdoor App.
For those Delaware County residents who would like a phone call for severe weather emergencies (e.g. tornado warning) and other emergencies (gas leak nearby, suspect on the loose, etc.), sign up online at
It is especially important to give us this information if you receive your invoice and voting ballot in email. Without your correct email address, we will not be able to send you either. This could cause you to miss your invoice (and possibly incur late charges) and you may not receive your ballot.
Annual assessment invoices are tentatively scheduled to be sent February 7, 2018, so please send us your updated information before that time. The annual meeting is tentatively scheduled for April 18 and voting typically opens about 2 weeks prior to the meeting. Keep an eye out for future emails!