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MUIRFIELD eNEWS: April 18, 2019

Election Results for our HOA Board, Other Updates

1. Congratulations to John Reiner, Diana Evans and Marilee Chinnici-Zuercher who have kept their seats on the Muirfield Association Board of Directors in election results announced last evening. Board President Dr. Bob Fathman thanked Andrew Graham who had also run for a seat, for his commitment to serve, and for his continuing participation on the Muirfield Civic Action Committee. Paper ballots were compiled and tabulated by the independent accounting firm. Devin & Associates.

2. Accountant Jay Ewers of that same firm presented the financial report, saying that all was good with the Association finances, and no corrective action was needed in any area.

3. Dan Sullivan and Nicholas LaRocca of the Muirfield Golf Club and Memorial Tournament reported that there are no changes this year from last year. The gates will be the same, as will all policies. With Tiger Woods' big win at Augusta this past Sunday and his return to the Memorial, ticket sales and crowds will surge.

4.Ray DiRossi, Chair of the Muirfield Social Activities Committee, presented lists of the many activities sponsored directly or indirectly by that involved group including euchre groups, the Muirfield Garden Club, a womens 9-hole golf group, a play group, Empty Nester Men's and Women's lunch groups and monthly activities, as well as the highly popular summer fishing derby, the Spring Egg Hunt and the two Santa brunches. In response to a question from the audience, he revealed that he dresses in the Easter Bunny and Santa suits himself. Applause and laughter followed! Upcoming activities include: June 15, Yoga in the Park; June 22, a Muirfield-wide Garage Sale; and August 11, the Fishing Derby.

5. Pam Ellinger, Chair of the Grounds and Facilities Committee, thanked residents for participating in two surveys over the past year, expressing how effective their responses have been in G & F's recommendations to the Board for planning purposes. As a result, a creative way was found to bring back rest periods to the pools this season. Youth and adults will be able to swim [or walk] laps during those periods, so that there is no age discrimination. Some minor adjustments in age restrictions for use of the hot tub and for being at the pool unaccompanied were also announced, with details available on the Association website. Dr. Fathman thanked Mrs. Ellinger and her committee members for their hours of work formulating and compiling the surveys.

6. The Civic Action Committee report by Dr. Fathman reviewed past accomplishments and presented how the Committee works to make residents aware of civic elections and candidate positions of interest to our residents.

7. In the Board Presidents' report Dr. Fathman reported that our staff replaced the Glick Rd. pool bridge, a non-slip coating was applied to the splash park surface, 5 additional dog waste stations have been installed,, 363 trees were removed, with 95 new trees planted. A pollinator garden was added at the Glick Rd. play area, and all ponds are bring re-stocked. Pool bathrooms were painted and re-grouted this year, lighting was added, and two ponds were dredged and aerated. 528 plans were submitted for upgrades to home exteriors or landscaping, and 92% were approved.

8. It was announced that the City is starting to replace Muirfield street signs with Dublin standard signs. In phase one signs on major streets: Glick, Memorial, Muirfield and Avery Rds. will be replaced this year, plus some residential streets west of Muirfield Drive and north of Brand. Muirfield Drive will be repaved later this year between Brand and Glick. 101 street name signs will be replaced in 2019, with the remainder to be replaced over the next few years. The City will get rid of the storm water hoses in the Carnoustie area by the end of August.
In other community news, the Dublin Schools have asked that we distribute to our residents a survey asking for your input in selecting a name for the new elementary school in Jerome Village. Click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FJN7WRD

The Dublin Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, opening June 6th, has some room-naming opportunities left, and remains in need of contributions to finish the project. Of a needed $3 million, $2.1 has been raised. If you could be able to help in small or large naming-rights ways, please contact Nikki Scarpitti:, Director of Strategic Initiatives: nscarpitti@columbuslibrary.org .

Finally, I've heard from several of you with interest in the proposed Field House for Bridge Park. Here is a link to a video and more info: https://www.visitdublinohio.com/dublin-fieldhouse/ I now have a full economic impact report on the project, showing an influx of $11.2 million/year to Dublin businesses if this project is funded. E-mail me if you want a copy:rfathman@gmail.com.

Published April 18, 2019

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