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Dublin Residents Ready to Say Goodbye to Muirfield Village Fence
DUBLIN (Ken Hines) -- As crews work to make a fence around Muirfield Village safer for deer, area residents are voicing displeasure with structure's appearance.
Workers are covering several pointy finials at the top of the seven mile fence around Muirfield Village Golf Club in order to prevent injuries to deer who try to jump over the barrier. Two deer were recently euthanized after becoming impaled on the finials.
Course officials will also attempt to limit injuries to area wildlife by leaving some sections of the fence open until the President's Cup golf tournament, which begins on October 1 at Muirfield.
"I think it's a good solution for part of the problem," Dublin resident Mike Bickley said. "I think it will stop deer, and potentially people, from getting speared on the fence."
Despite the safety improvements -- and the claim by Dublin officials that the fence is temporary -- the structure remains unpopular with many area residents, due largely to its appearance.
"It's still not a good-looking fence. It doesn't look very temporary," Bickley said. "We can't paint our garage doors, we can't put a swing-set in our back yard -- all for the aesthetics of the community."
Dublin city officials say the fence will be removed in November.