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On July 30, 2014, the Mayor received a notification from the Fischer Development Company formally withdrawing their request for the Village to accept the annexation proposal and its zoning application for a Planned Residential District. With the annexation due to expire on August 12, 2014, the Fischer Group made it clear that there is no intent to negotiate any further with the Village and have terminated their agreement with the owners to purchase the golf course property.

• Fischer's summary of the June 27, 2014 Meeting
• Fischer's letter - June 4, 2014 - key points of the development agreement
• FAQs - May 3, 2013 - Golf Course Bond Issue
Brooks at Minerva Park - PRD, Preliminary Plan & Development Standards
General Information
Planned Residential District Legislation





Golf Course Property Development Meetings Cancelled - Fischer Homes' representatives have asked that the meetings scheduled for January 9 and 21, 2014, at 7 p.m. (combined Village Council and Planning & Zoning Commission meetings) and the Open House scheduled for January 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. be cancelled. Their schedules have been pushed back several weeks, and they are not ready to present plans to the public or to the Council and P&Z Commission members at this time. Please periodically check the Village website, the MPCA Facebook page, and the Villager for upcoming meeting dates as Fischer's plans unfold.

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Golf Course Bond Issue - Election Results May 7, 2013

For the Bond Issue - 251
Against the Bond Issue - 154

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Golf Course Bond Issue

There was a town meeting on April 28 for all residents to discuss the golf course development and the bond issue that will be on the May 7 ballot. Residents have the opportunity to decide the future of Minerva Park.

The Minerva Lake Golf Course is in contract to be sold to and developed by Fischer Homes. Minerva Park has some options, and on May 7 you can weigh in about the future of the Village. There is a bond issue on May’s ballot. You can vote for the bond issue or against the bond issue.

If the resulting feasibility study supports a 9-hole golf course and Council decides to move forward with it, bonds would be issued for $1,400,000 to be repaid annually over a period of 20 years at 2.85 mills for each $1 of tax valuation, amounting to 28.5 cents for each $100 of tax valuation, first due in calendar year 2014.

Caveat Emptor - This recap presents factual information only and is not intended to persuade, either for or against the bond issue. It is provided so you can become familiar with MP’s ballot before you arrive at the polls. Study the issue. Make up your own mind. And then GO VOTE!

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If the bond issue PASSES ...

  • The Village will be in a financial position to potentially acquire 50+ acres to support a 9-hole golf course (the final determination of which will be made after a feasibility study) or green space.
  • The developer will build approximately 160 homes on the remaining golf course acreage in the price range of approximately $240,000.

Here are two potential build-outs, estimated 160-170 homes plus estimated 52 acres for a 9-hole golf course or green space (click on the thumbnail for a larger view) ...



POTENTIAL cost to MP property-owners ...

To view the potential cost for your property, visit the Franklin County Auditor's website. Search by your address and click - in the left menu - on "Current Levy Info."

Your Property's ... Cost per ...
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If the bond issues FAILS ...

  • The Village will not be in a financial position to potentially acquire any acreage for a 9-hole golf course or green space, so 50+ acres will not be set aside for that purpose.
  • The developer will build approximately 300 homes homes on the golf course property in the price range of $180,000-$240,000.

Here is the potential build-out, estimated 300 homes (click on the thumbnail for a larger view) ...

POTENTIAL cost to MP property-owners ...

Not applicable.

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May 7 ballot language ...

#6 Proposed Bond Issue - Village of Minerva Park ... A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage. Shall bonds be issued by the Village of Minerva Park for the purpose of acquiring, improving, equipping, and furnishing a municipal golf course in the principal amount of $1,400,000 to be repaid annually over a maximum period of 20 years, and an annual levy of property taxes be made outside of the ten-mill limitation, estimated by the county auditor to average over the repayment period of the bond issue 2.85 mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to $0.285 for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation, commencing in 2013, first due in calendar year 2014, to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds, and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of those bonds?
- For the bond issue
- Against the bond issue

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Village of Minerva Park
2829 Minerva Lake Road
Columbus OH 43231
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