How Minerva Park Voted

Nov 4, 2015

Minerva Park shows 1,049 registered voters, with 549 participating in the November 2015 election. Unofficial results from the Franklin County Board of Elections records the following:

  For Against
Lynn Eisentrout for MP Mayor 368  
Michael Braun for MP Council 324  
Russell Dobbins for MP Council 245  
Tony Benedetti for MP Council 203  
#43 Renewal Levy - Minerva Park 378 166
H. William Pollitt for Judge - R 247  
Ted Barrows for Judge - D 254  
Mark Hummer for Judge - D 250  
Paul Herbert for Judge - R 256  
Carrie Glaeden for Judge - R 171  
Cynthia Edner for Judge - D 155  
Tony Paat for Judge - R 155  
Eileen Paley for Judge - D 171  
Eddie Pfau for Judge - G 24  
Jim O'Grady for Judge - R 283  
David Tyack for Judge - R 272  
Dan Hawkins for Env Ct Judge 254  
Cindi Morehart for Judge - D 158  
Sean McCarthy for Judge - R 164  
James Welch for Blendon Twp Trustee - D 296  
Wade Estep for Blendon Twp Fiscal Officer 304  
Greg Lawson for Westerville BOE - R 115  
Richard Bird for Westerville BOE - D 204  
Jim Burgess for Westerville BOE - R 153  
Geraldine Cotter for Westerville BOE - R 184  
Issue One - Redistricting 422 102
Issue Two - Anti-monopoly 284 254
Issue Three - Marijuana 186 362
#14 Renewal Levy - ADAMH 418 114
#15 Renewal Levy - Zoo 430 112



Curbside Leaf Collection - Last Call

Nov 21, 2015

Leaf Pick-up season ends Dec 12. Last Call. Please have your leaves raked near the curb for this last sweep through the Village. And remember to not park on the streets so the vendor can collect as many leaves as possible.

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Thanks to the voters of Minerva Park who, in November 2014, passed the MP income tax increase by a vote of 399 to 249, and as pledged by your Minerva Park Council, the Village-wide leaf pick-up program has been reinstated. Learn more.



Children's Christmas Party - Dec 5

Oct 19, 2015

Underwritten by your $20 Community Association Dues. Join or donate today. - Village children and their guests are invited to make ornaments, decorations, and a small gift for family or friend ... a fun group game ... snacks and treats ... meet new friends. There will be a special visit from Santa who will have a small gift for each child, so bring your camera. And there will be a play area for the preschoolers and toddlers. Bakers are much appreciated. Please call to help - Glenda Morris at 882-2359.



Cops for Kids - Deadline Dec 12

Oct 19, 2015

Please support our Police Dept. by donating new toys for children of all ages. Donations will go to families in Minerva Park and surrounding areas. Accepted Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. to noon, Community Building. Deadline - December 12. If you have any questions, contact Lt. Matt Delp at 882-1408. Thank you!



Christmas Carriage Rides - Dec 13

Oct 19, 2015

Underwritten by your $20 Community Association Dues. Join or donate today.
Event – Dec 13, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Reservations – Email your reservations to or register online at or deliver to Lynn Eisentrout, 2829 Minerva Lake Rd. Reservation deadline Dec 7, 5 p.m. If you have not paid your MPCA membership dues of $20 for the coming year, please put your check, payable to MCPA or Minerva Park Community Association, in an envelope with your name on it, and deposit it the mail slot at the Community Building door. Remember, Carriage Rides are open to MPCA members and their guests only. Reservation form.



Festival of Lights Judging - Dec 16-22

Nov 14, 2015

Underwritten by your $20 Community Association Dues. Join or donate today. - If you are looking for creativity and artistic expression during the holidays, now is your opportunity to decorate your property and celebrate this beautiful community by making it a winter wonderland. If you won a first place in last year’s contest, you are not eligible to win this year, but your talents as judges would be greatly appreciated. Anyone interested in judging should contact Bob Gale at 560-0452. Decorating categories are:
• Best Outdoor Tree
• Best Entranceway
• Best Religious Theme
• Best Whimsical Display
• Best Outline Effect
Judging will take place December 16-22. The judges look for well placed, well thought-out decorations and enjoy having the decorations complement the property. Be imaginative, creative, and have fun! Winners who are MPCA members will receive gift certificates from a local hardware store or nursery. Non-MPCA winners will be offered a free membership to the MP Community Association for the 2015-2016 membership year.



Christmas Eve Luminaries - Dec 24

Oct 19, 2015

Underwritten by your $20 Community Association Dues. Join or donate today. - Light up the Village on Christmas Eve, starting at 8 p.m. Pick up luminary kits at Children’s Christmas Party (Dec. 5, 10a-noon), Christmas Carriage Rides (Dec. 13, 5:30p-7:30p), or at MPCA meeting (Dec. 16, 7p-8p). Only $5 for five kits ... votive candles, white bags, sand. Email so we can gauge the number of kits we need to have on hand.



MPCA 75th Anniversary T-Shirt - Order Deadline Nov 30

Sep 28, 2015

Underwritten by your $20 Community Association Dues. Join or donate today. - Didn't get your commemorative T-shirt for MP's 75th Anniversary? It's not too late. Download and submit an order form and payment by Nov 30.



Villager Newsletter - Dec

Nov 24, 2015

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

  • Christmas Carriage Rides
  • Leaf Pick-up - LAST CALL
  • December Christmas events - Children's Christmas Party, Christmas Eve Luminaries, Festival of Lights
  • Home Work? Please Follow the Rules
  • How MP Voted
  • Children's Halloween Party report
  • Thank You ... and More



Variance Requests

Nov 21, 2015

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

  • Dec 14 - Sam Spiezio, 2692 Jordan Rd - to install a fence (pergola, trellis) forward of the rear building line, exceeding 6' in height
  • Feb 8 - Alex Stricker, 2749 Minerva Lake Rd. - to place a fence forward of the rear building line, to align with the neighbor’s rear building line



Council Meetings - Nov 27, Dec 14 & 28

Nov 21, 2015

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



Coffee with Council - not in December

Nov 22, 2015

There will be no Coffee with Council in December because of the Christmas holidays.



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