|August News & Updates
Ice Cream Social
On August 24, all residents are invited to enjoy free ice cream with their neighbors at the annual Ice Cream Social. Fire trucks, police cruisers and safety equipment will be on display courtesy of the Amberley Village Police/Fire Department and county agencies. And, kids can get cool under the favorite tennis court “water park” sprayed by the fire truck.
Stop by and visit the Environmental Stewardship Committee table to learn about initiatives for environmental sustainability.
Come join the fun at the Amberley Village Municipal Building from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on August 24! Parking will be available at the lot on Ridge Road next to the walking track and ball fields.
August 11 Council Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Watch the July Council Meeting
Public Information Meeting
A presentation regarding Village finances and Village owned properties will be made in the afternoon and repeated in the evening for residents.
Tour Amberley Green Dam Work
The Environmental Stewardship Committee has organized a tour of the modification work on the Amberley Green dam which has been set for September 11 to give residents the opportunity to observe the worksite area. The dam structure is being modified to a non-regulated status to remove the dam from ODNR’s jurisdiction. Contact the administration office at 531-86752 to sign up. A rain date of September 15 has been reserved.
| Tours Business Expansion in Village
Village Council was invited by Topicz to tour its building expansion and see the technological investment into their facility.
The project began in 2012 and concluded in 2013 with an expansive addition of 33,000 square feet to the warehouse and office space. Several additional parking spaces were added along with surface lot pavement to improve traffic flow in and out of the facility. The additional space increased the total square footage of the facility to roughly 124,440 square feet.
Pictured left to right is Topicz’ Business Development Director Adam Greenberg, Councilmember Peg Conway, Councilmember Bill Doering, Vice Mayor Natalie Wolf, Topicz CEO Marvin Schwartz, Councilmember Ed Hattenbach and Mayor Tom Muething was also present.
Topicz is a family-owned wholesale distributor of full-line convenience store goods and is located on Section Road. Reporting 11 years of double-digit growth, the prosperous strides of Topicz exemplifies the importance of businesses in the Village to bring jobs into the area and for contributions toward the overall economic vitality of the community. Even though the Village has a small commercial presence, it is critical to our larger community’s tax base. We appreciate Topicz’s investment in our Village.
|Catch Basin Repairs
Catch basins play a vital part in the storm water system. The surface water enters the system through the basins then travels to the creeks through the storm water pipes. There are approximately 778 catch basins the Maintenance Department maintains throughout the Village. The Department performs regular maintenance and inspections to reduce the number of larger repairs. Catch basin walls deteriorate due to the winter freeze and thaw cycle causing the soil around the basin to wash away, thus undermining the street or ground around the basin causing sink holes.
The 2014 Road Program included catch basin repairs which have been completed on Fairhaven Lane, Springvalley Drive, Glenfarm Court, Sagamore Drive, and Fontaine Court.
|Replacement Officers Hired
While the Village’s Police/Fire Department staffing levels have been reduced over the past several years, three vacancies within the department exist under the new organizational staffing model. Two Police Officer/Firefighter positions were filled by recently hired Brian Baker and Brandon Gehring. The Village is pleased to introduce its new officers to the community.
Officer/Firefighter Brian Baker began his police career with the Norwood Police Department in 2004. Baker has attended the 240-hour fire fighter training course and has been working on the road patrol doing a great job for the Village. Baker is married to Wendy with three children.
Officer/Firefighter Brandon Gehring began his police career in 2005 with Arlington Heights part-time, then started full-time with the Village of Lockland in 2006. Gehring has been a fire fighter with Lockland since 2004, where he held the rank of Lieutenant. He has also worked with the West Chester and Sycamore Township Fire Departments. Gehring is currently in training and will be joining the road patrol by the end of October. Gehring is married to Lindsey with 2 children.
Chief Wallace commented that the Village is excited to have the knowledge and experience these officers bring to the community and they will be great additions to the Police/Fire Department.
|National Night Out
Amberley Village participated in the annual National Night Out held on August 5 at the Water Works Park in Norwood. Officers were in attendance to represent the Village at this public event, which is designed to:
1) Heighten crime prevention awareness;
Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials and law enforcement, safety fairs, and youth events.
|Hot Car Safety
The Amberley Village Police/Fire Department would like to share with parents, caretakers, siblings, and anyone else that transports children, elderly persons, or pets of several safety tips during the hot summer months. When it is 90 degrees outside the temperature in the interior of an enclosed car can climb 20-30 degrees within 10 minutes.
|Staying Safe on the Roadways
Whether walking, jogging, or driving on the roadways in Amberley Village, the Public Safety Department expresses the importance for everyone to think about others on the roadway, children on bikes, pedestrians, joggers and motorcycles. Please slow down, be cautious, and practice the following safety measures:
WHEN YOU ARE WALKING
WHEN YOU ARE DRIVING