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.

Drug Take Back Day 10/28

Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. On Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Amberley Village Police and Fire Department along with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to give residents another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your pills for disposal to the Amberley Village Police-Fire Department, 7149 Ridge Road. Please adhere to the drop off times of 10 am-2 pm when staffing is available.

No early or late drop-offs are permitted.
No liquids, needles or sharps accepted.
Free and anonymous service. No questions asked.

Electric Aggregation Program Renewed

The Village electric aggregation program with IGS Energy will conclude in October 2017. IGS Energy has presented an offer to extend the existing rate to guarantee residents a 7.3% savings. Village Council at its June 12, 2017 regular meeting approved to amend and extend the 2014 service agreement which conditions that the rate cannot exceed $0.0576 per kilowatt hour. It also includes a green power rate option that residents can choose that will be $0.002 higher per kilowatt hour.

The new electric aggregation rate is $0.0527 per kilowatt hour for a three year term from September 2017 through August 2020. The new rate is 8.5% lower than the current rate of $0.0576 and 14% lower than the current Duke Price-To-Compare of $0.0615.

Residents who are currently enrolled in the Village electric aggregation program with IGS Energy will receive a letter providing a 21-day window to choose to opt-out of the program. The opt-out letter will be sent to all eligible residents, including anyone who may have moved into the Village or any others taking Duke service. Duke Energy will then notify those same eligible customers to confirm their decision giving residents 7 days to opt out. Unless you are with an alternative electric supplier, you will become part of the Village electric aggregation program and begin saving money.

To receive the green power option, residents can contact IGS Energy after enrollment into the Village’s aggregation program and request green power for their account.

Due to the expiring contract, residents can expect to receive calls and mailers from competitor suppliers that would like your business. To stay with the Village’s program, simply do not respond to the phone calls or mailers and the Village negotiated rate savings will be passed on to you.

IGS Energy
6100 Emerald Parkway
Dublin, OH 43017
Customer Service: 1-877-353-0162 (8 am – 8 pm Monday-Friday)

www.IGSEnergy.com

Zoning Permits for Home Projects

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 structures must conform to the Village Zoning Code. Though initially this may seem overly strict, the zoning codes are 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 apply for a building permit from Hamilton County. Be sure to bring 4 copies of your plan and completed zoning approval form letter. The Village does not require a permit fee and turnaround time is typically 7 to 10 days. However, there is a fee for the Hamilton County building permit.

To get started, permit forms can be found at www.amberleyvillage.org under the Forms and Documents link. Questions regarding zoning permits may be directed to the Zoning and Project Administrator Wes Brown at 531-8675.

Duke Energy Pipeline Information Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, January 26,2017
WHERE: Crown Plaza Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, 45242

Duke Energy is hosting an informational meeting regarding the Central Corridor Pipeline Extension project. An open house will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. There will be formal presentations at 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Click here for more information.

Update on 2100 Section Rd. Redevelopment

Invitations were mailed to 220 nearby residents for the informational meeting held on November 30 by Melissa Johnson, Vice President of Industrial Development & Logistics for the Port Authority. The neighbors’ informational meeting was an opportunity for residents to hear about the demolition plans and overall redevelopment project at 2100 Section Road and ask the Port questions.

Residents can also learn about the current phase of the project in this video with the Port and Mayor Muething where they also provide answers to frequently asked resident questions.

Video of Demolition Plans and Project Overview

The video along with handouts from the meeting can be accessed on the Village website by clicking on Business in Amberley from the homepage.