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June News & Updates

Amberley Among Top 10 Best Communities

Amberley Village is the big gainer according to Cincy Magazine, which ranked Amberley Village No. 7 among the best communities in its June edition of Rating the Burbs 2012.  Amberley’s leap from No. 34 in 2011 to No. 7 in 2012 was attributed primarily to recent sale values of housing and our very low crime rate.

The article noted Amberley’s large lots, commitment to beautiful trees and green spaces, strong community identity  and our Village services.  The article also notes how our police officers also serve as firefighters as do our Service Department employees.

Amberley has a rural feel in an urban area. Its expansive lots, limited sidewalks, heavily wooded areas, and wildlife offer a lifestyle in an urban area without the commuting hassles faced by suburbanites. The crime rate is low, high quality schools are near-by, and the Village services are excellent. It is proud to be an island of tranquility in an urban area.

With its quiet central location, Cincy Magazine has identified what we as residents already know about the Village. And now, we’re No. 7 in the entire Greater Cincinnati Area.

The rankings are based upon combined census data, crime statistics, real estate reports, and school facts and figures. Cincy evaluated 140 communities in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Indiana.

Read Rating the Burbs in Cincy Magazine Online


Celebrate Village Landscape
Amberley Village 2012 Garden and Landscape Awards

The Amberley Village Environmental Stewardship Committee continues to celebrate their annual garden and landscape awards this summer.  Please submit nominations for appreciation of your or your neighbors’ landscape. Nominations should include the following information:

(1) the name and address of the residence,
(2) a brief description of the nomination, and identification of owner created or contractor created development, and
(3) photographs of the garden and/or landscape. Photographs must be submitted in PDF or JPEG format only. 

Nominations should be sent via email to Anna Shaw at Village Hall

Nominations begin immediately.  Deadline for submission is July 13th.   The award ceremony for the winners will be conducted at the 2012 Ice Cream Social.   

Calendar Events

June 7 Green Clearing Event 6:30 p.m.
June 7 Board of Zoning Appeals 7 p.m.
June 11 Council Meeting 6:30 p.m.
June 20 Mayor’s Court 5:00 p.m.

June 25 Environmental Stewardship 7:30 p.m.

Watch the May Council Meeting
Council meetings can also be watched on Time Warner Cable Channel 4 on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m.

Public Hearing June 7

The Amberley Village Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on June 7 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall in Council Chambers to receive public input regarding the proposed North Site District Zoning Regulations.

View Proposed North Site District Zoning Regulations

Volunteers Make a Big Difference

The June Amberley Green Clearing will be held on June 7th beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Amberley Green parking lot. 

Volunteers will focus on cleaning up the front of the former clubhouse and clearing suckers and honeysuckle from under trees and at root zones along Ridge Road between Galbraith and the AG entrance.  These areas were previously worked on and need to be revisited with a light touch-up. 

Please bring your favorite small hand tools, sun and insect protection.  The AV Environmental Stewardship Committee sponsors this program.

Recycled Brush Makes Wood Chips or “Mulch” Available to Residents

The Village Maintenance Department chips the brush generated by residents and is pleased to make the recycled wood chips available for delivery to residents to use as mulch.  The chips vary in size and shape, and sometimes includes green leaves.

Delivery time varies based upon weather conditions, equipment and staff availability.  Use the online form to request this service. 

 Ordinance Passed Allowing Domesticated Chickens

On May 14, Village Council conducted a public hearing for the proposed ordinance to allow domesticated chickens in the Village. Several residents attended and provided input on the ordinance.

The ordinance allows each household to keep up to six chickens, excluding roosters, on their property and enforces habitat requirements. If two residents share a common chicken habitat or coop on one property, up to 12 chickens may be kept on the premises. The ordinance will take effect on June 28.

View Ordinance Allowing Domesticated Chickens

Notes from the Mayor
by Mayor J.K. Byar

Wise PhotoMayor Byar presented a proclamation to Rabbi Irvin and Kathy Wise on June 3rd declaring the date “Rabbi Irvin and Kathy Wise Day” in Amberley Village in recognition of the Rabbi’s 20th anniversary with the Adath Israel Congregation.

Congratulations to Rabbi Wise!

Electric Aggregation Information

Village Selected Supplier: DP&L
Generation Rate: $.0455 per kwh
Offer Period: Through May 2014

If you were previously with Dominion Electric and transferred to Duke Energy when our opt-in aggregation program ended in December, your enrollment is automatic with DP&L. Automatic enrollment only applies if you are a Duke Energy customer. Duke Energy is not the same as Duke Retail or DERS.

If you are with another supplier other than Duke Energy and wish to participate in the Village’s opt-out program, you need to call the Village’s selected supplier, DP&L, at 1-888-674-3753 and request to be enrolled in the opt-out program. Residents should first check to see what, if any, cancellation charges may apply (from your existing supplier) before enrolling with the Village’s opt-out program with DP&L.