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In this issue:

Bike Path Clarification

It has come to the Association's attention that there is some confusion regarding the new bike paths along Muirfield Drive.

Other than granting an easement to the City of Dublin to construct the paths, the Muirfield Association has had nothing to do with the new paths.

The bike paths were designed, constructed and entirely funded by the City of Dublin. The finishing work on the berms, grass restoration, and landscaping will be completed by and entirely funded by the city. The new lights located along Muirfield Drive were installed and paid for by the city.

No Muirfield funds were used, or will be used, in conjunction with this city project.

Since the new bike paths are owned entirely by the City of Dublin, please direct any concerns, maintenance requests, or questions to them at 410-4750.

Has Your Annual Assessment Invoice Arrived?

Annual assessment invoices were sent February 6. If yours has not arrived by either mail or email (depending on which method you requested), please contact the Muirfield Association immediately at [email protected]. Please note this email address ends in .org and not .com, unlike our website.

As a reminder, the Association office accepts checks, money orders, and cash for payment. Please make checks or money orders payable to "Muirfield Association, Inc." Please include the top portion of your invoice or write your lot number in the memo field of your check so that we can properly credit your account. Our mailing address is:

Muirfield Association
8372 Muirfield Drive
Dublin, Ohio, 43017

To save yourself time, a stamp, and a trip to the mailbox in freezing weather, we highly recommend paying your assessment through your bank's bill pay program. There is no fee from the Muirfield Association to pay using this method and most banks do not charge a fee for this service. Please check with your bank if you have questions about their fee structure.

You may pay with a credit card online in the Members Area of the website, but there is a $30 fee to do so. If you still wish to pay online with a credit card:

  1. Go to the Members Area of the website and log in (if necessary). If you have not created an account, click on the link on the login page and fill in the requested information. You will receive an email once your account is active.
  2. Click on “Pay Annual Assessment” on the right side of the screen (link is in the green box).
  3. Follow the directions on the screen. Payments are handled through Paypal. You do not need to have a Paypal account unless you are paying an amount greater than $1,000.

Applications Still Being Accepted Through Tuesday

Interested in becoming more involved in your community? Submit an application to serve on the Board of Directors or the Grounds & Facilities Committee! Applications are still being accepted through Tuesday, February 17.

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.

Read more about how you can make a difference in one of these important Muirfield groups and how you can apply.

Association Alerts on Twitter

The Association regularly posts alerts on Twitter as we become aware of them. Alerts include street closures, traffic and snow alerts, lost and found pet alerts, City of Dublin news, crime alerts, and last minute news from around Muirfield. We encourage you to follow us at https://twitter.com/MuirfieldAssoc.

Vicious Dog Alert

The Association has received reports of unleashed and uncontrolled dogs behaving in a vicious manner near St. Alban's Place.

Dogs running at-large without a leash are a threat to all those around them.  Dublin has a leash law that states animals should not be permitted to run at-large.  The Association also requires dogs to be under reasonable control at all times. Some are lax in complying with this ordinance because they think the dog will stay in the yard and not be a problem. This is not necessarily true: even a well-trained dog may react if animals or people invade the dog's space.  Without a leash, very few dogs will be under reasonable physical control.  The Dublin police or Franklin County Animal Control officers can impound any stray domestic animal.

Vicious or biting dogs should be reported to the Dublin police or Animal Control. If you observe an animal acting in a vicious manner, contact one or more of the following:

Dublin Police: 614-889-1112
Animal control (Delaware County):  740-368-1915
Animal control (Franklin County): 614-462-3400

Taxpayer  Scam Alert

A Muirfield resident reported that an individual claiming to be from the U.S. Treasury called her and demanded money for “back taxes”, which she did not owe.

According to the IRS website, this is pervasive scam and warms people to be aware of anyone who calls or emails them and claims to be from the IRS. Their website states:

“This scam has hit taxpayers in nearly every state in the country.  We want to educate taxpayers so they can help protect themselves.  Rest assured, we do not and will not ask for credit card numbers over the phone, nor request a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer,” says IRS Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel. “If someone unexpectedly calls claiming to be from the IRS and threatens police arrest, deportation or license revocation if you don’t pay immediately, that is a sign that it really isn’t the IRS calling.” Werfel noted that the first IRS contact with taxpayers on a tax issue is likely to occur via mail.

Read more on the IRS website at http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Warns-of-Pervasive-Telephone-Scam

Association Office Closed Monday

The Association office will be closed Monday in recognition of Presidents' Day. We will re-open on Tuesday at 8 a.m. Have a great Presidents' Day weekend!

Published February 13, 2015

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