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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Give back to your community. Officers and committee assignments will be decided at the annual MPCA business meeting on September 14. Your Community Association is seeking nominations for president and secretary, each to serve a 2-year term. Learn about these offices and committee assignments by contacting MPCA President Dani Wolf, president@mympca.org.

Direct questions to Dani Wolf, MPCA President, president@mympca.org.

 


 

Four Seasons Garden Award

Aug 30, 2016

Underwritten by your $20/$21 Community Association Dues. Join or donate today. - Annually the MinervaFlora Committee bestows a Four Season Garden Award, this year for mid-summer. Judges were out in the first part of August, judging nominated gardens for color, curb appeal, variety of plants, overall appearance of the property. Winners receive a certificate of recognition and are added to a plaque of award winners at the Community Building.
Winners this year are Timothy Flautt and Frank Hillis of 5274 Cardinal Ct. Judges mentioned the attractive front curved bed and its nice stone path. The lawn and beds are very well manicured. The side yard is beautiful with a weeping tree and potted color. There are nice (not overdone) concrete sculptures and gazing ball that added to its appeal. The variety of texture with the mix of shrubs, trees, annuals and hostas is attractive.
Nominated gardens included 2829 Lakewood Drive, 2794 Lakewood Drive, 2585 Minerva Lake Road, 3202 Minerva Lake Road, 5375 Park Lane Drive. Our thanks to all of these residents for helping to make Minerva Park a beautiful neighborhood.

 


 

Storm Drains

May 30, 2016

Please be MP neighborly and keep the storm drains in front of your home cleared of debris. Grass clippings in the street wind up clogging MP storm sewers and cause street damage, costing the Village money. Please mulch grass clippings into your own yard or dispose of them properly. Thanks for being a good neighbor.

 

Reprint from the August 2015 Villager
By Scott Doellinger, Code Enforcement Officer

When everything works as intended, the stormwater system is a thing of beauty. No, really.

Rain flowing off the streets goes into storm drains ... then into underground pipes ... then into Minerva Park lakes ... then into Kilbourn Run ... then into Alum Creek ... then further downstream ... as intended.

But just like plaque build-up in your arteries, when that flow is restricted, there’s back-up. In a stormwater system, we call it flooding. Offenders are leaves, grass clippings, branches, or any other obstruction that keeps rainwater from moving quickly through the system.

Village Ordinance 660.05 requires the occupants of a lot abutting a street to keep the sidewalk, curb, and gutter free of snow, ice, or “any other nuisance.” This includes keeping leaves, grass clippings, and other debris out of the stormwater system to avoid flooding.

It’s just as important to keep organic material from running into the lakes, thereby reducing sediment that requires dredging, costing thousands of dollars. And toxic materials such as motor oil, fertilizer run-off, and fluids from automobiles will do serious harm to the lake ecosystems.

So keep the roadway and gutter free of debris and keep the fish happier and Minerva Park’s lakes healthy and clean. And help prevent flooding that can strike unannounced at you and/or your neighbor(s) ... a worthy goal in and of itself.

 


 

It's Your Turn

Aug 28, 2016

Underwritten by your $20/$21 Community Association Dues. Join or donate today. - Your Community Association needs help ... two good folks to become the President and Secretary. Please email MPCA President Dani Wolf with your interest and to learn more.

 


 

Save the Date - Christmas Carriage Rides

Aug 30, 2016

Underwritten by your $20/$21 Community Association Dues. Join or donate today.
SAVE THE DATE - Event – Dec 18
Reservation Deadline – Dec 1

Remember, Carriage Rides are open to MPCA members and their guests only. Join your Community Association today.

 


 

Villager Newsletter - Aug

Aug 30, 2016

Underwritten by your $20/$21 Community Association Dues. Join or donate today. - Download the Sep issue of the Villager newsletter.

Stories include ...

  • Getting Ready for the New Year
  • Family Fun Night report
  • MinervaFlora News - Four Seasons Garden Award
  • Save the Date - Christmas Carriage Rides on Dec 18, for MP Community Association members

 


 

Work Packets

Sep 10, 2016

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 Monday of the month at 7 p.m., dependent on items coming before the Commission.

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 - Sep 19

Aug 30, 2016

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