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June News & Updates

Everybody Loves a Parade!
parade stockSign up to participate in the Amberley 75th Anniversary Parade on Sunday, August 16. All residents are welcome and encouraged to walk in it.  Here are some ideas:

  • Gather with your neighbors, and create a float or signs or costumes to convey what you love about where you live.
  • Decorate bikes and wagons with the kids.
  • Decorate your tractor or golf cart.
  • Drive a classic car if you own one (or borrow!)
  • Enter with your band, dance troupe, scout troop, sports team, etc.
  • Register on your own and walk with other folks based on how long you’ve lived in the Village.
  • If you’re a military veteran from any branch of service, sign up to walk with others from the Village by emailing Ed Hattenbach.

Click here for the registration form. The signup deadline is July 24. There is a particular need for musicians and performers for the parade, so please share this information with your contacts and encourage them to register.  

The Parade’s grand marshal will be the Village’s longest tenured resident(s)! Several folks have been identified, but please continue to help the Committee find our residents of four or five decades (or more!) by contacting the administration office at 531-8675 with information.

The 1.5 mile parade route will start on Springvalley (southern side), cross Galbraith and continue on Springvalley, turn left up Longmeadow and then left to go down Ridge, ending at Amberley Green.  Email Kathie Kraemer, parade chair, with any questions. 

Calendar Events

June 8 Council Meeting 6:30 p.m.
June 10 Rain Barrel Program 6 p.m.

June 15 ESC Meeting 7 p.m.
June 18 ESC Adopt-A-Grove 6 p.m.

Watch the May Council Meeting

May Council Meeting Highlights


Upcoming Legislation Readings

Council, at its June 8 regular meeting, will conduct readings of the following legislation:

  1. Third Reading:  Ordinance 2015-6, Ordinance Authorizing Modification of Storm Water Rates

Village Property for Sale

Situated north of Ronald Reagan Highway, portions of the Village’s North Site property located at 8601 Ridge Road have been listed for sale.  

JLL Sale Sign at North SiteThe Village is pursuing potential business interests for the available 14-acres.  The area where the former Swim & Tennis Club was located and the land north of the Maintenance Garage are considered the most viable for development.  Market professionals have concluded that a potential user for the property would likely be a low volume traffic generator.  Zoning on the site was changed in 2013 to accommodate development of this property. 

Residents may notice the sale sign from Ridge Road and the Ronald Reagan Highway which directs inquiries to Jones Lang LaSalle, the commercial real estate company that currently holds the exclusive listing agreement for the North Site.  Parties interested in the property can inquire directly to Jones Lang LaSalle at (513) 241-4600.

Anniversary Mural Commissioned
Call for Community Participation
Kennedy Heights Arts center logoA custom-designed mural has been commissioned to commemorate the Village’s 75th Anniversary, to be installed on the Municipal Building grounds on a wall just north of the tennis courts. Professional artist Cedric Cox has been engaged by the Village, with assistance from the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, to lead the mural creation. But it’s a community project! Individuals age 14 and older with some artistic experience can apply to work with Cedric on the painting of the mural during the weeks of July 6-24. There is no fee to participate, but a limited number of spaces are available. Sign up here


Anniversary Picnic Soars to New Heights

Hot Air BalloonPlans are taking shape for the community picnic on Sunday, August 16, from 4:30 to 8:30 pm on the Municipal Building grounds, including the opportunity for hot air balloon rides (tethered). There will be kids’ activities, the mural unveiling and dedication, food trucks, and live music. Beer will be available for purchase along with free soft drinks, water and ice cream.

More information will be provided in future E-news. Also, look for a post card mailing to your home in early July with more details, and visit amberleyvillage.org for updates.

 


Get Involved in the Anniversary

Ice cream scoopThe August 16 celebration is an “all in” effort! Volunteers are needed to help with advance tasks as well as assisting on that day. This is a great way to get involved with your community. 

If you are willing to help, please send your contact information to info@amberleyvillage.org or call the administration office at 531-8675.

Police Receive Firearms Training

firearms trainingThe Amberley Village Police-Fire Department collaborates with the community of Indian Hill to provide outdoor firearms training for its officers.  On April 29th and May 5th Amberley officers utilized the outdoor firing range at Indian Hill.  The outdoor range is required for rifle firing which is not permitted at Amberley’s indoor range. Officers received training on multiple rifle and pistol drills designed to enhance marksmanship, use of cover, and weapon manipulation.  Amberley officers participate in year-round firearms exercises as part of the Village’s mandatory training program. 

Replacement Officer Hired

Delarisco SumlerThe Village is pleased to introduce Officer Delarisco Sumler to the community.  He joined the Police Department on May 25 which filled a vacancy within the department.  Officer Sumler began his police career in 2001 with the Lincoln Heights Police Department and has worked for the Lockland Police Department since 2009 prior to coming to the Village. 

Officer Sumler is currently training to complete the 240-hour fire fighter training course and will join the road patrol in July.  

Kids Learn Bike Safety with Village Officers

Bike safetyThis year’s Bike Safety Fair equipped children to better navigate their bikes on the streets of Amberley Village, thanks to a grant from the American Academy of Pediatrics.  The event, held May 31 at the Amberley Village Police/Fire Department, highlighted the importance of bike safety rules children need to know to stay safe while riding their bikes. Some topics included rules of the road, how to look back and navigate for traffic and how to make sure their bikes are safe to ride.

Children began the event with a bicycle safety class which included a video on the importance of wearing your helmet.  Children’s Hospital attended and assisted with helmet fittings.  The re-creation of a small town with streets and plenty of signage gave a real life perspective and bikes were inspected and tuned-up for safety by Cincinnati Bicycle Company.  During the rodeo, fire explorers made sure each child stopped at all stop signs and looked both ways before entering the intersection.  Children were also taught to stop at all railroad tracks, dismount their bike, and walk it across the tracks. 

Bike Safety Fair 2After completing their safety lessons, kids practiced on the obstacle course and received tickets to participate in a drawing for a bike donated by Target. In addition to helmets each child received a reflective armband provided by Children’s Hospital.

The Amberley Village Police/Fire Department thanks all of the volunteers and employees that participated to make this such a successful event.

Code Enforcement: Trash & Recycling Containers

Recycling CartPlease do your part to keep Amberley Village beautiful! Village Code Section 159.234 requires that trash, yard waste, and recycling should not be placed at the curb more than 24 hours in advance of scheduled pickup.  It also requires that cans and bins are to be removed from the front of the premises within 24 hours after scheduled pickup.  

Additionally, trash must be placed in leak proof containers which enclose the material and prevent the intrusion of animals.   If you have any code enforcement related questions or concerns, please contact the Administration office at 531-8675.

Installing a Rain Barrel

rain barrelPlease join us for an informative program concerning the benefits and ease of installing a rain barrel at your home. Aleeyah Nurredin, a student at Mt. Notre Dame High School and Amberley resident, will present this program. As part of Aleeyah’s school project, she has secured a grant that will provide between ten and fifteen rain barrels. The program will take place in the Community Room at the Amberley Village Municipal Building at 7 p.m. on June 10. No registration required.

Volunteer to Adopt-a-Grove

adopt a grove volunteersThe Environmental Stewardship Committee supports a program at Amberley Green to support maintenance of the mature trees in the Village. An informal group gathers to “Adopt-a-Grove” on a regular basis. Equipped with gloves and hand tools they tackle honeysuckle, other invasive growth along with light trimming.  Want to get involved?  The next opportunity will be on Thursday, June 18 at 6 p.m.  Bring your garden gloves, hats, hand tools, and water to the Amberley Green parking lot to meet up with the group.

History Trivia 

History BookAnswer to Last Month’s Question
Who was Amberley Village’s first employee?

Answer: William Krueger was hired January 1, 1941 as the first employee of Amberley Village.  It wasn’t until December 1957 that he was granted the official title of Chief of Police.  Read more about why that happened starting on page 130 in the history book!

June History Trivia Question
What makes Amberley’s “Usonian Automatic” structure so unique?  Find the answer in the Village’s history book (click photo).  Check your answer next month in the July E-News!