1. CRIME REPORT : At last night's "Dublin Spring Leadership Meeting" for HOA leaders throughout the City, Acting Police Chief Justin Pais gave an update on crime in the City. There has been a slight uptick in burglaries over last year [not bad, as 2017 was a record low], but also a whopping 39% drop in theft from vehicles and 8 fewer crashes than in 2017. The Police remind us to never leave valuables in sight in a vehicle -- take them with you or hide them well, including charging cords, and always lock your car. We can sign up for Twitter feed from the police by going to @DublinPolice. Communitycrimemap.com lets you enter your home address and use the filters there to customize a report. I just now did this, and see only one crime in Muirfield in the past month, a marijuana arrest. Keep in mind that Dublin has in recent years been the safest City in Ohio, and one of the top 50 in the U.S.
2. FIRE DEPARTMENT : Likewise, our Washington Township Fire Department is one of only 2 out of over 1,000 fire departments in Ohio to receive the highest rating.
3. BIKE EVENT : May is National Bike Month and the City of Dublin is kicking it off with "Cycle" de Mayo [fun name, huh?], a celebration taking place Sunday, May 5, 1 – 3 p.m. at the Dublin Community Recreation Center. The Cycle de Mayo event will include:
Informational tents from local organizations including REI, Yay Bikes!, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), Gohio Commute and Dublin’s SHARE Senior Circulator
A bike ride led by Dublin Police and Dublin Bike Ambassadors
A bicycle donation station
Safety resources and tips
The bike ride begins at 2 p.m. following paths leading to the new parking garage in Historic Dublin, which has a bike parking area. Participants can then enjoy special deals from Historic Dublin businesses, including free ice cream from Johnson’s Real Ice Cream, and free juice from Vitality Juicery (must follow and tag Vitality on Facebook/Instagram).
Nationwide Children’s Hospital will be providing free bike helmets to kids in attendance and will also offer helmet fitting. Franklinton Cycle Works will accept donated bicycles for their Earn-a-Bike program for the homeless and working poor, or for sale to supplement shop expenses. They also accept bike helmets, locks, lights and other bike components or accessories. The League of American Bicyclists has named the City of Dublin a Bicycle Friendly Community in recognition of Dublin’s commitment to bicycling through investment in promotion, educational programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies. The City of Dublin has130+ miles of paths connecting parks, neighborhoods and businesses. and here in Muirfield our HOA owns and maintains 29 miles of multi-use paths!