From Muirfield Association, Inc.
Bob Fathman, President
Board of Trustees
Last night was the every-other-month meeting of the Muirfield Association Board of Directors. Here is some of what was discussed.
Muirfield residents continue to update and improve their properties in record numbers. From January through August the Design Control Committee has reviewed 457 requests for changes to exteriors of properties. 91% of requests were approved upon first submission, with another 5 ½% approved upon a 2nd submission when additional info was supplied. The resulting 96% approval rate is encouraging to other residents considering making a change to their property. Remember, all residents can, free of charge, have the in-home consultation service of an architect or a landscape architect to give advice about re-landscaping or making any structural or esthetic changes to your home. Just call the office or look at the website to get on the list for these services. The staff and Board strongly favor property updates and will assist in any way we all can.
You may have read in the Dublin Villager a couple of weeks ago that the City is planning some capital expenditures in Muirfield. The paper inadvertently left out the explanation – these are sewer project upgrades, nothing dramatic.
The City just completed an extension of a multi-use path along Concord Rd. heading from Glick toward Pinney Elementary. The path will remain incomplete until Concord Township commits to spending the money to complete the short stretch between the Dublin City limits and the existing path that extends south form the school. The Township Trustees have committed to an engineering study for a path, to be completed by November. Muirfield and Tartan Fields residents, with the cooperation of the Muirfield Association and the City of Dublin, have been advocating for this path since 2010! Concord Township has been extremely slow to get on board.
As I had mentioned in an e-blast following our July Board Meeting, new street signs will be coming, meeting requirements of the federal government, state and City. Details still being worked out, but they will be much more readable.
The pond encircled by Nassau Loop is going to serve as a test ground for new methods of controlling algae and sediment as well as odor. Neighbors will be notified with details when the project is ready to begin, and we hope to test other of Muirfield-owned 30 year old ponds with analysis to check their condition over the next couple of years.
Frequently asked questions of Board Members and Staff:
"Since it is organic, can dog waste be tossed under bushes and trees on common property?"
No, absolutely not. “Even if it is in a biodegradable bag?” No. It is City law and Muirfield requirement that all dog droppings be bagged by the owner and taken home or placed in a Muirfield dog waste container. And remember the City requires dogs be leashed or readily responsive to verbal commands. A new dog park is about to be developed at Glacier Ridge Metro Park, good for unleashed running for dogs who obey commands. Some droppings you view could be due to coyotes, fox and groundhogs, not all are from dogs.
"Can I walk, bike or sled on either golf course on days they are closed, or in the winter?"
No, never. Those are private property, including the cart paths. Please respect the private property, just as you would not want folks walking or biking in your yard. We in Muirfield are especially fortunate that our Association has over 29 miles of multi-use paths
for Muirfield residents’ use, and Dublin has an additional 130 miles for public use. We in Dublin have more miles of paths per 10,000 residents than any city in Ohio. And Muirfield just adds to that!
"Can my kids swim in a Muirfield-owned pond?" No again, sorry. But enjoy fishing in these. There is a very steep downhill slope to deep water in most, so have kids be extra, extra careful need the edge.