November News & Updates
Proposed Deer Management Policy
Since May, much work has been done by the Health, Education and Welfare Committee to study and collect data to formulate a proposal to Council for a deer management policy.
At the October 16 council meeting, the Health, Education and Welfare Committee presented a draft resolution to council for consideration that would implement an enhanced deer management policy. The policy focuses on the protection of property from damage caused by deer, the danger to human life caused by vehicle accidents with deer, and the maintenance of the deer population at a level which is acceptable from a safety and nuisance perspective, as well as to ensure a healthy deer herd in balance with other wildlife in the Village.
Village Council at its next regular meeting on November 12 will consider action on the proposed policy. Residents who wish to speak at the meeting should contact the Village by Friday, November 9 at noon to request to be on the agenda.
Recycling in Three Easy Steps: Get, Learn & Fill
The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District is encouraging residents to recycle this fall. You will receive a mailer this month that will include a magnet with images of what can be recycled. Recycling is an important and easy habit to form. Not only does it keep material out of landfills, but recycling also conserves energy, saves natural resources and creates jobs. Your waste output can be reduced significantly if you recycle — it also benefits our entire community!
1. GET – Get your bin or cart. Call Rumpke Recycling at 242-4600.
2. LEARN – Learn what to recycle. Keep the magnet the County mailed to remind you what can be recycled. You can always go to www.HamiltonCountyRecycles.org to see the list and order a new guide.
3. FILL – Fill up your bin or cart. Collect all the acceptable recyclables from around your home and take your bin or cart out to your collection spot.
Where does it all go? Recyclables are delivered to a materials recovery facility where they are sorted and marketed to end users. The materials that you recycle are turned into more paper products, new aluminum cans, packaging, insulation, and even carpeting. For the full story, go to www.HamiltonCountyRecycles.org.
Duke Energy Kicks Off Appliance Recycling Program
If you have an old refrigerator in your garage or basement, it can use up to four times more electricity to operate than a newer, more energy efficient appliance. Duke Energy wants to help our customers remove these old relics and give customers some incentive in the process. Customers that want an old refrigerator or freezer removed from their homes can do so in the New Appliance Recycling Program and earn $30 in the process.
Old refrigerators and freezers can be costly to a customer’s energy bill. By removing or unplugging old appliances, a customer can save up to $150 annually on their bills. Up to 95% of the old appliance can be recycled, reducing energy demand, and helping preserve our country’s natural resources. For details, visit www.duke-energy.com/ohio/savings/appliance-recycling-faqs.asp.
Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate and honor the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans.
At the November 12 Village Council meeting, Mayor Byar would like to recognize and honor veterans by inviting Village veterans to attend and presenting a proclamation in honor of Veterans Day.
Nov 5 Board of Zoning Appeals – Canceled
Watch the October Council Meeting
Public Hearing November 12
The Amberley Village Council will hold a public hearing on November 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall in Council Chambers to review and receive public input regarding the recommendation of the Planning Commission to change the zoning of the property at 8601 Ridge Road, known as the North Site, from the current Residence B zoning to the North Site District zoning classification.
Brush Pick-Up Suspended During November & December
As of part of the Village’s on-going efforts to streamline its operations with a reduced staff, the maintenance department staff will concentrate on bulk leaf collection during this period. Please do not place brush at the curb until leaf season concludes. Brush pick-up will resume in January.
Thanksgiving Leaf Collection Schedule:
Rumpke Holiday Pick-Up Schedule
Residents can expect regular trash and recycling collection service from Rumpke through the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays. No delays are scheduled.
Visit rumpke.com for recycling and trash collection information.
Gas and Electric Aggregation
A majority of Village residents were automatically enrolled in the Village’s gas and electric aggregation program and are enjoying discounts on their energy bills. If you are with another provider and would like to switch, contact the suppliers below.
For natural gas:
For general information on energy aggregation in Ohio, you can also visit the web site of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio at www.puco.ohio.gov.
Election Day – Voter Information
Voter registration is handled by the Hamilton County Board of Elections. The County’s redesigned website provides faster access to answers to voter questions. Quick links help you find out where to register, polling place locations, voting hours and dates, precincts, and a sample ballot for your precinct during the election season are all at your fingertips! Visit http://boe.hamilton-co.org/.
November 6 is Election Day – Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
|Teaching Kids Fire Safety
During Fire Prevention Week, recognized in October, Chief Wallace in collaboration with Fire Fighter Mike Mullins from the Norwood Fire Department visited an area school to teach kids about fire safety and to remind them to have two ways out of every room in their home during a fire. For more fire prevention information and tools to help families develop a fire escape plan, visit http://www.nfpa.org.
|Fire Hydrants – Your Silent Partner in Fire Safety
The hydrant near your house is just waiting to be of service and is just one of over 400 hydrants in the Village. Sometimes it is years between uses. How is it that we can rely on these cast iron fixtures to deliver when they are finally called upon to serve?
The answer is they receive attention throughout the years to keep them ready for just such a time. While you are away at work or school, the Village staff are providing the needed maintenance. Annually, each hydrant is serviced, lubricated, and pumped out to avoid frozen hydrants in the winter. Hydrants with a slow leak are watched closely and when appropriate, are scheduled for rehabilitation services by contract. All of this is to assure the hydrants can be counted upon to deliver the needed water when it is required. Most of this routine maintenance may go undetected since there is little change to the appearance of the hydrant.
Periodically, the Village crews paint and apply reflective markers to the hydrants, all in an effort to maintain this important infrastructure and to keep the appearance of the Village roadways up to standards. You can help these efforts and increase your safety by not obscuring the hydrants with parked vehicles or landscaping and never pile leaves or snow around the hydrants. Always keep weeds and bushes from growing over the fire plugs.
An ally in the effort to provide fire protection for your property is the Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW). They provide and maintain the water mains that deliver the water to the hydrants. The Village is fortunate to have good water pressure available at these hydrants. GCWW is constantly monitoring and upgrading the water mains throughout their system. Recently, GCWW completed replacement and up-sizing of the water mains in the Brookwood subdivision. When these projects are planned and undertaken, the Village purchases and provides new hydrants to GCWW and they are installed as part of GCWW’s projects at no additional charge to the Village.
|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. Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 4. Batteries should be replaced at least once a year and this includes carbon monoxide detectors too. For a free residential fire inspection, call the Public Safety Department at 531-2040. Read more fire prevention tips.
|Registration Open for 2013 Garden Plots
The Amberley Green Garden is staked out with 36 plots. For $50 a growing season, you will get:
Current gardeners have through December 1 to renew their plots. After that date, the remaining plots will be available on a first-come basis. Organic practices will be utilized in the Amberley Green Garden and assistance will be available to anyone who needs it.
If you are interested, please email AmberleyGarden@Gmail.com to request a Amberley Green Garden Welcome Packet and application.