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MKSK Study of Amberley Green

The Amberley Village Land Development Committee has received the study prepared by MKSK Landscape Architecture which evaluates planning and development scenarios for the Amberley Green property.  MKSK was engaged by the Village in August 2017 to review conceptual plans from the JCC to develop 27 acres, including rehabilitation of the former clubhouse, for recreational use.  The scope of work also included identifying alternative land use options.  The Land Development Committee has directed Village staff to pursue grant opportunities to better identify potential linkages (pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle) and connectivity into Amberley Green.  Residents can stay updated on this project by signing up to receive Meeting Notices by clicking on Subscriptions at www.amberleyvillage.org.

2017 Planning & Visioning Study of Amberley Green
Prepared by MKSK Landscape Architecture

Celebrate Earth & Arbor Day with Us!

Each year the Environmental Stewardship Committee invites residents of Amberley Village to come together to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day.  On April 26th, the evening will begin at 6 p.m. on the brick plaza in front of the Amberley Village Municipal Building where a proclamation will be presented by Mayor Muething that expresses the commitment of our community toward the betterment of our environment.  The activities will continue with a tree planting to take place at the upper walking track next to the municipal building.  We hope you’ll join us!

One Stop Drop Recycling – April 8

On April 8th the Village will hold its 6th Annual One Stop Drop Recycling event in the parking lot of the Amberley Green from noon to 4:00 pm. A variety of vendors will be collecting recyclable items.

  • Cohen Recycling will accept a variety of electronics. As a general rule, if it plugs in or takes a battery, they can recycle it.
  • Royal Paper will provide confidential paper shredding. Paper must be clean and dry and have no binders, binder clips or metal stays.
  • Scrap It Up will collect a limited number of items. Due to limited storage space, they will only accept the following: craft paint, canvasses, crayons, chalk, pencils, markers, buttons, beads, wire and clear containers with lids.
  • Goodwill will be accepting clothing and small household items.

Last year the items collected diverted 20 tons from the landfill. The Environmental Stewardship Committee, which sponsors this event, hopes that residents and others will take advantage of the recycling options offered at the One Stop Drop.

If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please contact Pete Duffy.  For additional details, check out the event flyer.

How to Obtain a Zoning Permit

Thinking about plans for a new shed, deck, fence or home addition?  Zoning approvals (permits) are needed before work begins for fences, sheds, new construction, additions, pools, and many other projects.

In order to receive a permit, the zoning approval letter must be signed by the property owner and a minimum of 4 sets of plans need to be submitted to the Village Administration office.  Though initially the Zoning Code may seem overly strict, the zoning regulations were put in place to preserve the beauty and character of Amberley.

After a complete application is submitted, a permit can be issued if your modifications are within the Village Zoning Code.  For large projects, you’ll need zoning approval from Amberley Village before you can go to Hamilton County for a building permit.  The Village does not require a permit fee and turnaround time is typically 7 to 10 days, however, there are fees for the Hamilton County building permits.

To get started, review the instructions on the zoning approval form.   Questions regarding zoning permits may be directed to the Zoning and Project Administrator Wes Brown at 531-8675.

Prescription Drop-off Available 24 Hours

Residents have dutifully participated in the popular Drug Take Back Day program hosted by the Amberley Village Police-Fire Department over the past two years which has been held in collaboration with the National Drug Take Back Days in April and October.
In 2017, a record number of drugs were collected nationwide showing that we are doing our part in reducing the amount of prescription medicines accessible in our homes that are highly susceptible to misuse and abuse.  Building on the awareness of the opioid crisis, prescription drug abuse and its prevention, the Police-Fire Department has made it possible for residents to now drop-off unwanted prescriptions anytime throughout the year, 24-hours a day.
Simply bring your pills or patches for disposal to the Amberley Village Police-Fire Department, 7149 Ridge Road.  Bring your prescriptions for drop-off in a plastic zip-lock baggie.  No liquids, creams, empty containers, needles or sharps accepted.  This is a free and anonymous service. No questions asked.

Brush Collection Resumes in January

With bulk leaf collection concluded, the maintenance department resumed the highly valued brush collection service January 2.  Bring your brush piles to the curb!

Reviewing the brush guidelines can ensure the brush you set out is picked up and keeps our employees safe.  Materials mixed in with brush can cause costly damage to the Village’s chipper.

Our brush route map lets residents know when we will be in their area.  Crews utilize a daily route rotation and try to stay on schedule as much as possible to provide weekly curbside pick up for residents.  We appreciate your effort work together with us to provide the most efficient service possible to the community.

 

Last Day of Leaf Collection: December 29

The Village’s curbside leaf collection service concludes on December 29.  Residents are encouraged to get leaves to the curb in advance to allow crews to collect leaves prior to the close of the collection season. To ensure your leaves are picked up, the crews will make multiple routes through the Village during the final week of pickup to make every effort to collect your leaves. Leaves placed at the curb after December 29 may be bagged for pickup by Rumpke or integrated into backyard compost.

Send Your Holiday Packages to the Police Department

The Amberley Village Police Department would like to offer our residents peace of mind this holiday shopping season by having their packages delivered to the Police Department. Instances of burglaries increase around the holidays including theft of delivered packages from front porches.  Residents can send packages to the Police Department by using the following shipping format for the ship-to address:  Resident Name, c/o Amberley Village Police Department, 7149 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45237.  To learn more about how you can take advantage of this secure delivery option this holiday season, watch our short video on this new service:

Left Turn Arrow Installed

Capital Electric has installed the new 5-signal traffic light that will provide drivers with a left turn arrow going westbound on Ronald Reagan Highway.  This is one of several improvements being made to help traffic flow in this high volume intersection.  The project was approved by Village Council last month for a total cost of $12,209 and was recommended as a result of a re-timing study conducted earlier this year by TEC Engineering which was funded by the Ohio Department of Transportation.