|April News & Updates
Arbor Day Celebration
Amberley Village will celebrate Arbor Day 2013 on Monday April 22 beginning at 6:00 pm. Amberley’s Environmental Stewardship Committee will host a demonstration of tree planting techniques and provide information related to tree identification, proper tree selection and placement, proper mulching technique, hardiness zones and pruning.
Arbor Day, a program founded in 1872, is a nationally celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. Throughout the United States, citizens will work together to enhance the physical beauty of their neighborhoods by planting and sustaining healthy trees.
Residents and members of the ESC will meet in the front of Amberley Village Hall.
One Stop Drop – Amberley Recycles
On Sunday May 19, 2013 from noon to 4:00 pm, professional recyclers will be on-hand to collect and recycle electronic items and all types of shoes. Also, you can witness shredding of any and all confidential paper products you drop off.
Electronics collected for recycling by CohenUSA will include: TVs, CPUs, hard drives, personal copiers, docking stations, monitors, scanners, printers, cellular telephones, home phones, VCR and DVD players, circuit boards, cables, mainframes, servers, terminals, fax machines, PDAs, back up batteries, chips, keyboards, mice, modems, routers, cable/satellite boxes, computer speakers, lead/acid batteries, CD/DVD Rom drives, and laptops. Kitchen items such as counter top appliances (toaster, blender, coffee maker) will also be accepted. CohenUSA is a family owned-run enterprise with Amberley connections!
All sizes and quantity paper will be accepted by Shred Safe but must contain NO paper clips, binder clips, binders or metal stays.
Local girls scouts will distribute shoes to the following charities: SOTENI, International (shoes are taken to Kenya,Africa), The Caring Place in Kennedy Heights , YWCA Battered Women & Children’s Shelter of Cincinnati, Drop Inn Shelter (for homeless), and CPS schools.
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District’s free drop-off program will begin Saturday, April 20 and be open until November 2. The drop-off program is free to Hamilton County residents during the days and hours listed below (fees apply outside program hours). Residents must bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill when dropping off their household hazardous waste.
Location: Environmental Enterprises, Inc.
Free Drop-Off Program Hours:
Visit Hamilton County Recycles for a list of acceptable and unacceptable items and more recycling information.
Be sure to check out the County’s fun video on how to dry out latex paint so you can safely discard it with regular trash once it is solid.
April 2 Board of Zoning Appeals 7 p.m.
Watch the March Council Meeting
Upcoming Public Hearing
Council will hold a public hearing at its regular April 8 meeting on two proposed ordinances:
Amending North Site District Regulations
The public hearing will be held in Council Chambers at the Amberley Municipal Building, 7149 Ridge Road. The public hearing shall allow for public comment and recommendations on the proposed ordinances.
Amberley Village and the Mayerson JCC have partnered to offer a self-defense seminar on April 16 given by Debbie and Mike Gardner of the Survive! Institute. Learn life-savings tools for kids and adults!
This free event will be held from 7-9 p.m. in the Amberley Room at the JCC. To register by April 8, email Sgt. Koenig or call 531-2040.
Larger Recycle Totes, What Goes In?
Rumpke delivered approximately 1,200 large recycling totes to residents during the month of March. With the larger tote, residents can increase the amount of recyclables, which increases the amount of incentive dollars returned to the Village.
Residents recycled over 395 tons during 2012! These recycling efforts saved 3,032 trees from being harvested, conserved enough energy to power the entire Village for 15 days and reduced greenhouse gas pollution equivalent to all residents riding bicycles to work for two and half months!
To maximize your recyclables, check out what goes in the bin:
If ever in doubt about what can be recycled, call Rumpke at 742-2900.
Get the Dirt on Backyard Composting
When: May 14, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Seats are filling up fast! Call 946-7734 to register for this hour-long evening seminar focused on the basics of backyard composting. Attendees will receive a free kitchen collector and a $20 coupon toward the purchase of a compost bin. Can’t make this date? Visit hamiltoncountyrecycles.org for a listing of scheduled seminar locations throughout Hamilton County.
|Property Maintenance Code Changes
At its regular March meeting, Council approved the recommendations of the Law Committee to make changes to the enforcement aspect of the Village’s property maintenance code. The changes were proposed to address certain issues that accompany foreclosures as well as repeat offenders. The changes will go into effect on April 25, which is 45 days after the legislation was passed.
Following is a summary of the changes along with a link to the ordinance passed:
These code amendments will streamline the notification process and add enforcement ability to assist the Village in its goal to protect public health and standards for property maintenance. Read the ordinance changes in full
|Severe Weather, Tornado Safety
The Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency utilizes an outdoor siren warning system which is a network of sirens located throughout Hamilton County. These sirens are most often used to warn the public in the event of severe weather.
The TORNADO WARNING signal is a STEADY TONE which sounds for approximately 5 minutes, indicating that a tornado warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. When hearing this signal you should turn on your radio or television for local emergency information. DO NOT call the Police Department, as these lines are needed for emergencies.
Be prepared to go to a safe place immediately. If you are in a building, the best place to go would be a basement, or the innermost room in the building, away from windows. If you are outdoors, away from a building, find a low-lying ditch and lie down, covering your head with your arms. If you are in your car, try to get to a safe building as quickly as possible. If you are not near any shelter, leave your car and find a ditch, and lie flat, covering your head with your arms.
The ALL CLEAR will be given by radio and television, not by the sirens. You should keep a battery-operated radio on hand for this purpose. Repeated sounding of sirens indicates additional warnings are being issued.
The siren system is tested at noon the first Wednesday of each month. If you need more information, please call the Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency at 263-8200.
Tornadoes are severe rotating storms with winds that can exceed 300 miles per hour. About 1,000 occur in the U.S. each year, typically in the spring. Though only a small number actually strike occupied buildings, people can be killed or injured, usually from flying objects or collapsed buildings. You can greatly reduce your chance of injury by taking a few precautions and staying alert to weather conditions.
During a Tornado Watch
When a Tornado Warning Is Issued
After a Tornado