Veterans Memorial Update

Mar 3, 2016

By Mayor Lynn Eisentrout ...
I just had a great meeting with Harry Toy. As you may recall, he is the Wildwood Road resident and veteran who first approached me several years ago about erecting a Veterans Memorial, specifically in front of the Community Building and near the existing flag pole. Mr. Toy and I reviewed the text for the Memorial, "Dedicated to all veterans who have honorably served past, present and future," and he has approved it. We also discussed the placement and the status of the sales of the bricks/pavers. Please consider purchasing a paver for $40 from Mr. Toy or the Village, because this is an integral part of the Memorial. These pavers memorialize loved ones, living or deceased, who have served our country. He can be reached at 614-890-0141. I can be reached at 614-668-8240. You do not need to know the exact dates of service. WW II, Korean War, etc., is fine along with the branch of service, i.e., Army, Navy, Coast Guard, etc. Mr. Toy has taken on the task to reach out to his many contacts in veterans organizations to participate in a dedication ceremony when the time comes. Our target date for this dedication ceremony was Memorial Day 2016, but Mr. Toy reminded me that most veterans attend parades and ceremonies that day. At his request, we will target the weekends before or after Memorial Day for the dedication. NOTE: Portions of this project (the foundation work) are dependent on decent weather for completion. We will be posting the paver form on the website the weekend of March 4. What will this look like? I hope to have a rendering of the Memorial posted on the website within the next week.



It's Your Turn

Jan 16, 2016

Underwritten by your $20 Community Association Dues. Join or donate today. - Your Community Association needs help ... someone to chair the Children's Halloween Party, someone to assist with the Children's Easter Egg Hunt, and someone to become the Treasurer. Please email MPCA President Dani Wolf with your interest and to learn more about these positions.



Lake Clean-up - Apr 23

Mar 30, 2016

8 a.m. to noon. Light breakfast provided for workers.
Please join us and help make our Village look great. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Remember, this will count as community service for your son or daughter. Bring labeled rakes, clippers, chain saws, gloves, etc., and join us at the Community Building. If you can work at other times or have questions, call Russell Dobbins, 614-565-3965.



Duck Award - Apr 30 Deadline

Feb 29, 2016

Underwritten by your $20 Community Association Dues. Join or donate today. - Your Community Association is accepting nominations for the Community Association's "Duck Award," for the "resident or group of residents making the greatest contribution to improving the quality of life in Minerva Park." Elected officials, paid employees, and volunteers are eligible.

If there is someone you wish to nominate, please email the MPCA President with a name(s) and a brief statement of their contributions. Deadline for nominations - Apr 30.



Nancy Fisher Memorial Scholarship - Apr 30 Deadline

Feb 29, 2016

Underwritten by your $20 Community Association Dues. Join or donate today. - The Community Association's Nancy Fisher Memorial Scholarship annually awards a scholarship to a deserving Minerva Park high school graduate(s). Download an application and submission instructions. Deadline for applications - Apr 30.



Shredding, Stop Identity Theft - May 7

Feb 29, 2016

Help protect yourself and your family from identity theft. Bring personal papers, computer disks, and other materials containing unneeded confidential information to the Northland Community Shredding day to be shredded using a modile shredding unit, at no charge. Please bring three non-perishable food items (e.g., boxed dry foods; canned meats, fruits, vegetables; cereals and mixes; pasta and rice) to donate to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank to help feed hungry people in central Ohio.



MPCA Community Garage Sale Fundraiser - May 14 & Aug 20

Feb 29, 2016

May 14 & Aug 20 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost - $5 plus 10% of your proceeds
$10 late registration fee (you will not be on the map)

Underwritten by your $20 Community Association Dues. Join or donate today. - This is one of your Community Association’s biggest fundraisers. The Community Association funds several projects to enhance the Village, and your registration fee plus 10% of your proceeds are vital to that effort. The $5 registration fee (or a $10 late fee) covers the cost of local group advertising, balloons for your mailbox, and maps of participating homes for your distribution. Please register promptly.

TO REGISTER - Please drop off or send the attached form and a check for $5 payable to “Minerva Park Community Association” to the Community Building, 2829 Minerva Lake Rd. Registration packets will be delivered to sellers before the event. Volunteers (with an official MPCA badge) will collect your 10% proceeds at 4 p.m. that afternoon, so please have your envelope ready.

We need volunteers to help make this event a big success. Contact Dani Wolf (614-937-1994) or Jean McCall (614-327-5326), if you would like to help with packet creation and distribution, or advertising.

  • NO unauthorized sales - This event is a fundraiser for your Community Association.
  • NO food or drink sales - This is also a fundraiser for our own Emergency Squad. Please direct people to the Community Building throughout the day to purchase hot dogs, hamburgers, and baked goods. No food or drink sales or give-aways at residences, please.



Minerva Park Garden Tour - June 26

Apr 9, 2016

Underwritten by your $20 Community Association Dues. Join or donate today. - Jun 26, 1p to 5p. Join us for the annual Minerva Park Garden Tour. If you would like to be on the tour or help with the event, please contact Lisa Craddock Thitoff at 614-891-2166.

Volunteers Needed - If you have spare moments to help keep MP's public beds in shape, please contact Lisa Craddock Thitoff at 614-891-2166.



Villager Newsletter - Apr

Mar 30, 2016

Underwritten by your $20 Community Association Dues. Join or donate today. - Download the April issue of the Villager newsletter.

Stories include ...

  • Pool Sign-Up Day
  • Lake Clean-up
  • Council Vacancy
  • MP Garage Sale Registration
  • Getting to Know You - The Buckinghams on Minerva Lake Road
  • Hawthorne Highlights



Variance Requests

Mar 30, 2016

Attend public hearings, 6:30 p.m., to hear variance requests:

  • Jun 13 - Ta Lynn, 5167 Lakeland Court - to install a shed within the 8' side yard setback and to install two fences foward of the rear property line.



Work Packets for Council Meetings

Apr 23, 2016

Residents are encouraged to attend the Council Meetings, Mondays, 7 p.m., Community Building. Get involved! Review Council work packets ...



Coffee with Council - April 18

Mar 30, 2016

Residents are invited to meet with Council members to discuss Village issues. Community Building, 7 p.m.



Playground Fund

Aug 29, 2015

Approximately 40 Community Association members gathered on Aug 22 for a good old-fashioned playground equipment razing. Help underwrite the costs of replacing the equipment at or donate direct by contacting