Get Emergency Notifications
Dec 3, 2016
By Police Chief Kim Nuesse
Many residents have requested the ability to receive community information and emergency alerts from the police officers, so we have created a Nixle account, free for residents and businesses in the Village. Go to nixle.com for more information and sign up to receive alerts by email or text.
Festival of Lights Judging
Jan 5, 2017
Underwritten by your $20/$21 Community Association Dues. Join or donate today. - Congratulations to the following winners of this year’s Festival of Lights contest. Winners who are MPCA members will receive gift certificates from a local hardware store or nursery. Non-MPCA residents will be offered a free membership to the Minerva Park Community Association for the 2016-2017 membership year. Our thanks to the judges for their help.
• Best Outdoor Tree - Deborah Ford, 2709 Wildwood Rd. - Honorable Mention, Kevin & Kate Kindy, 5386 Park Lane Dr.
• Best Entranceway - Chris & Julia Collins, 2746 Lakewood Dr. - Honorable Mention, Bobby Comer, 2508 Minerva Lake Rd.
• Best Religious Theme - John & Sue Hard, 5377 Park Lane Ct. - Honorable Mention, Lynn Eisentrout, 2753 Wildwood Rd.
• Best Whimsical Display - Pat Waddell, 2791 Alder Vista Dr. - Honorable Mention, Ron & Sandra Williams, 2829 Lakewood
• Best Outline Effect - Jesus & Lourdes Anguiano, 5361 Ponderosa Dr. - Honorable Mention, Jerry & Leslie Hagan, 2963 Alder Vista Dr.
• Best Star Shower - Matt & Alison Wodkowski, 3022 Minerva Lake Rd. - Honorable Mention, Brian & Barbara Sutton, 3209 Minerva Lake Rd.
• Best Classic Lights - Steve & Lisa Thitoff, 3071 Minerva Lake Rd. - Honorable Mention, all of Minerva Lake Road from Valley Road to Westerville Road
MP Community Association Annual Membership Drive
Updated Aug 30, 2016
The MPCA annual membership drive is here, and we have exciting news for 2016. Residents will be able to update their information and pay the annual membership online! You can complete registration online, in person, or by email ... and pay direct ($20, unchanged) or pay online ($21). Registration information will help update the Resident Directory and confirm membership for members-only events. Note that only MPCA officials have access to your information.
- Update your listing in the MPCA Resident Directory. Your Community Association produces a resident directory annually, containing important contact information for the MP Police and Fire Departments, MPCA committees, government officials, Planning & Zoning, local schools; trash collection; resident listings; MP map; and local-area advertising. It’s important that we publish accurate information, so please make sure your listing is correct. The directory is offered as a benefit of membership in your Community Association and can be purchased by non-MPCA members.
- Join your Community Association. For an annual donation of only $20 (paid by mail or in person) or $21 (paid online), you can help support a wide variety of social events (some for MPCA members only) that help make our Village a special place to live. These include Christmas Carriage Rides; the children’s Halloween Party, Christmas Party, and Easter Egg Hunt; Family Fun Night; Wine & Cheese events at the pool; Garage Sales; Candidates Night; Nancy Fisher Memorial Scholarship; Garden Tour; Garden Awards; Festival of Lights; Duck Award for good citizenship; Welcoming Committee; Sunshine Committee; Resident Directory; the Villager newsletter, and more.
- Give back to your community. Officers and committee assignments were decided at the annual MPCA business meeting on September 14. Learn how you can give back to your community by contacting MPCA President Dani Wolf, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Direct questions to Dani Wolf, MPCA President, email@example.com.
2016 Property Maintenance Recap
Reprint from the December 2016 Villager
By Scott Doellinger, Code Enforcement Officer
With 2016 coming to an end, I thought I’d share some recurring items, as a reminder.
Roof Replacements require a Franklin County building permit. First, obtain a Minerva Park “Property Improvement Notification” letter (available at the Community Building or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com). Then either you or your roofer take it to Franklin County for a building permit, 150 South Front Street. Learn more at development.franklincountyohio.gov/building/about-building.cfm.
Trash Collection - Trash is to be placed at the curb no sooner than the afternoon before for Monday morning pick-up and removed from the curb by the morning after. In case a recognized holiday occurs on Monday, that schedule is slid to Tuesday. MP’s recognized holidays are New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.
Election Signs are permitted in yards, private property, not within the right-of-way, from 30 days before the election to 7 days after the election. Many signs were put out slightly early, and most signs are too close to the street. In Minerva Park front yards begin approximately 13’ back from the street.
Vegetation hanging over the street and/or obscuring traffic signs is not permitted. We live in an environment where plants thrive, and as a result sometimes grow to be a nuisance. Occupants are responsible for maintaining the land between the lot and the street that is in the right-of-way. Please trim back all vegetation hanging over the street below 17’ in height and make sure all traffic signs are visible clearly.
Overgrown planting beds are an eyesore and not permitted. Well intentioned and fueled by ambition when created, beds require ongoing maintenance just like lawns do. Please keep weeds and other plant materials tidy and in good shape.
Thank you to all who work diligently at keeping your property and Minerva Park looking good! •
Dec 3, 2016
No parking on MP streets before, during, and after snowfalls. Snowplows do a cleaner, better job clearing our roads when vehicles are pulled into driveways. This is especially critical on the courts and cul-de-sacs where maneuvering space is limited.
Please not park on the streets so the snowplow crews can do their jobs. We understand that, with multiple drivers in your household, sometimes parking in your driveway a challenge, but please do the best you can. As you know, our streets are narrow and the crews’ trucks need to move at about 20 to 25 miles per hour to gain momentum to effectively plow our streets. Let’s not make their jobs any more difficult for them.
Villager Newsletter - Jan
Jan 2, 2016
Stories include ...
- Minerva Park Festival of Lights winners
Jan 6, 2017
Council Meetings - Residents are encouraged to attend the Council Meetings, Mondays, 7 p.m., Community Building. Get involved! Review Council work packets ...
Planning and Zoning Meetings - Planning and Zoning meets usually on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m., dependent on items coming before the Commission.
- Jan 4, 2016
Schedule - Residents are invited to attend and observe meetings, i.e., committee work sessions and Planning & Zoning meetings. Dates and times are posted officially at the Community Building, Pool, and Playground, or call 614-882-5743.
Coffee with Council
Dec 30, 2016
Residents are invited to meet with Council members to discuss Village issues. Community Building, Jan 16, 7 p.m.