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.

Leaf Collection: October 16 – December 29

The Village’s annual curbside leaf collection program began Monday, October 16. The Maintenance Department has been making regular routes throughout the Village to provide leaf collection to residents which will continue through December 29, 2017.

As the volume of leaves increases, the black and white advisory signs will be posted at the entrance to your neighborhood in advance of the crews, projecting the estimated day of collection in your area.

Crews will stay on schedule as much as possible. Weather, equipment, parking on the street, and debris mixed with leaves all affect the Village’s ability to collect leaves.

Tips When Raking Your Leaves:
• Please avoid placing leaves in the street to keep gutters and storm drains from clogging.
• Please avoid parking in front of leaf piles; crews are not able to pick up piles with access issues.
• Never place leaves around fire hydrants, mailboxes, sign posts, utility poles or guy wires.

 

Change the clocks and smoke alarm batteries

The Amberley Village Police Department encourages residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at least twice a year – at the beginning and end of daylight savings time.  Sunday, November 5th will mark the end of daylight savings time and while residents are changing their clocks, it’s a good time to change the batteries in smoke detectors.  Smoke alarms save lives and can cut the risk of dying in a fire by half.

Smoke alarms, when properly installed and maintained, provide early warning when fire occurs.  For the greatest protection, install a smoke detector on every level of your home and inside each sleeping area.  Also, develop an escape plan and make sure every family member knows what to do if the smoke alarm does sound.

Test smoke alarms at least once each month to ensure that they are working properly.  Vacuum the dust from inside the detector at least once every year.  Batteries in battery-operated alarms should be changed twice a year or whenever a detector “chirps” to signal low battery power.