November News & Updates
Village Manager Chosen
Amberley Village Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Scot F. Lahrmer to the position of village manager. Scot has been serving in the interim position since June 1, after Bernie Boraten’s retirement May 31 after 34 years of service to the Village.
To assist in the selection of a village manager, Village Council interviewed several professional search firms and chose Slavin Management Associates with David Krings as their local agent. David Krings worked with Council to craft the job description, advertised the position nationwide, reviewed the 87 candidate applications and Council interviewed 4 candidates.
Council determined their best candidate was here all along. Mayor Stillpass stated, “The Village Council has been very complimentary of Scot Lahrmer in the position of interim Village Manager and Council decided it was in the best interests of Amberley to retain a leader who was already proving his effectiveness in leading and developing the organization in the right direction. As Lahrmer served in the interim role, it became clear that his leadership ability was producing the necessary results for the organization and community.”
Lahrmer brings to Amberley over 30 years of local government experience having served as city manager of Mason, Ohio between 1989 and 2006 and served as the Assistant Clermont County Administrator between 2006 and 2011. Lahrmer holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Ohio Northern University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Akron. “I am very excited about this opportunity to serve Amberley Village and our residents. My top priority will be working with Village Council to correct our financial imbalance, eliminating our structural deficit and building a stronger economic base for the Village,” said Lahrmer.
Nov 7 Board of Zoning Appeals 7 p.m.
View the Tax and Financial Information Shared at the October 26 Public Meeting
Reminder: Brush Pick-Up Suspended
Due to recent reductions in personnel, the maintenance department staff will concentrate on bulk leaf collection during this period. Brush pick-up will resume in January.
Reminder: Energy Aggregation Ballot Issues
On November 8, Amberley residents will be asked to vote on Issues 7 and 8 for aggregated electric and gas purchasing. Passing these ballot issues will allow the Village to enact an Opt-Out program for gas and electric which can offer potential savings opportunities for residents.
Be Sure to Lock Your Car!
Amberley Village along with the surrounding communities have recently had a surge of thefts from vehicles. Most of the vehicles were left unlocked when the theft occurred.
Theft from vehicles is one of the most easily prevented crimes. Following a few quick tips will help prevent your vehicle from becoming a target:
It only takes a few seconds for a thief to smash your window and grab whatever is visible. Most thefts are avoided by simply locking car doors and removing valuables from plain view. Report any suspicious activity that you see in parking lots or your neighborhood and lock your vehicle even when parked at home.
|Village Cost Cutting Measures
Amberley Village has been in the process of analyzing its finances, communicating to the public the loss of revenue streams, and has begun engaging the citizens in a dialogue about the Village’s financial state. The Village has taken a number of significant steps in response to our declining revenues, which has reduced expenses.
Cuts to Employee Positions, Wages and Healthcare
The Village has reduced expenses through several cost saving measures involving its workforce:
|Turn Back Clocks, Check Smoke Alarms
The Public Safety Department would like to remind everyone to check your smoke alarms when turning back your clocks this weekend. Batteries should be replaced at least once a year and this includes carbon monoxide detectors too.
For a free smoke detector or residential fire inspection, call the Public Safety Department at 531-2040.