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Back to School Pool Hours

Dublin schools will be back in session on Wednesday, August 26. Many of our lifeguards will be returning to school or college at that time. Since Ohio law mandates a certain number of guards must always be on duty, our pool hours will change starting Wednesday, August 26.

The Glick Road pool will close for the season at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25.

The Holbrook pool on Muirfield Drive will remain open as follows:

Daily pool hours are posted on the Muirfield Association homepage or view all pool hours here.

Traffic Alert Sunday: Emerald City Half Marathon

The Emerald City Half Marathon is this Sunday, August 23. Although no road closures will take place in Muirfield Village, residents may wish to be aware of race activities that could cause delays or closures in the race area.

Visit http://www.emeraldcityhalfmarathon.com/index.htm for the race map, more information and to find the best place to watch the race.

Crime Alert

The Dublin Chief of Police was recently on television reporting a sudden spike in thefts from cars in Dublin. His strong advice is to not leave anything at all of value in a car or certainly not in view.Keep cars locked in your driveway or in front of your home and keep your garage doors down.

When securing your car, remember that thieves may go after anything that looks like it could contain something valuable. Even a shopping bag that is being reused to carry non-purchases could be a tempting target. Items in view such as car chargers or GPS mounts could also entice a thief to break into a car.

Several residents have recently reported car break ins within Muirfield Village, primarily during the evening and overnight. Please report any suspicious activity, break ins or attempts to break in to the Dublin police. Dial 911 for emergencies or 614-889-1112 for general questions and non-emergencies.

Insurance Check Up

With all of the rain and storms we've had this spring and summer, this may be a good time to review your homeowner's insurance policy to ensure that you are covered.

Not all insurance policies are identical. The Ohio Department of Insurance reminds homeowners that it is important to read and understand your homeowner’s insurance policy, especially pertaining to roof replacement, catastrophic events, and flooding or other water problems.

Be aware that policies may only cover a portion of the damages done to a home. For example, in the event of a sewer line backup, burst water pipe, or failed sump pump, the limit paid by an insurance company may not completely cover losses, leaving the homeowner to pay the remainder. Replacement of furnishings in a finished basement could easily exceed the policy limit.

Similarly, roof damage by wind can be quite costly. Since it is not permitted in Muirfield Village to patch or partially replace a roof, the Association recommends that residents ensure their homeowner's policy covers complete roof replacement.

The Ohio Department of Insurance recommends homeowners contact their insurance agent once a year to review coverage. The Ohio Department of Insurance website includes homeowners insurance tips and a list of Homeowners Insurance Publications. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has tips on Home Insurance Check Ups.

United States Flag Display

Several residents have asked about flying the United States flag in Muirfield. The Muirfield Association encourages residents to display this symbol of our great country. Display regulations are as follows:

The United States code states the following regarding flag display:

“It is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.” and “The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement, except when an all weather flag is displayed.”

The American Legion states that contrary to popular belief, the Flag Code does not require a person to destroy the flag if it touches the ground:

“The Flag Code states that the flag should not touch anything beneath it, including the ground. This is stated to indicate that care should be exercised in the handling of the flag, to protect it from becoming soiled or damaged. You are not required to destroy the flag when this happens. As long as the flag remains suitable for display, even if washing or dry-cleaning is required, you may continue to display the flag as a symbol of our great country.” Additionally, “There are no provisions of the Flag Code which prohibit the washing or dry-cleaning of the flag. The decision to wash or dry-clean would of course depend upon the type of material.”

Please remember that decorative banners, seasonal and sports flags, and school banners may be displayed on a deck, patio or interior window only.

The Muirfield Association is pleased to pass on the following invitation from the Muirfield Village Civic Association:

Save the Date! OSU Indiana Tailgate Benefit

Black and Tan Goes Scarlet & Gray for the Dublin Miracle Playground

OSU - Indiana Tailgate Party

Game time TBA

Proceeds Benefit the Dublin Miracle Playground, Inc. Special Olympics Training Ground

Muirfield Village Civic Association invites everyone to join their Friends and Neighbors for Food, Beverages and a Great Game at The Bogey Bar & Grill.

Silent Auctions
Special Events
Tailgate Menu

Wine & Beer Tickets

A cash bar will be available
Game Attire

Details and registration information will be sent once the OSU / Indiana kickoff time is announced. Please watch your MVCA email!

For information about the Special Olympics Training Ground visit

Published August 21, 2015

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