|April News & Updates
Arbor Day Celebration
Amberley Village will celebrate Arbor Day 2015 on Wednesday, April 22 beginning at 6:00 pm.
Residents can join the Environmental Stewardship Committee at the flag pole in front of the Amberley Village Municipal Building for the presentation of the Arbor Day proclamation and participate in a tree planting on Village grounds.
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 their neighborhoods by planting and sustaining healthy trees.
Village to Receive Growth Award
Amberley has participated in the national Tree City USA program for the past 11 years and will receive the additional recognition of The Growth Award this year at the Tree City USA regional luncheon in Wyoming on April 17.
Each year the Environmental Stewardship Committee carries out programs and activities for the betterment of the environment. This is the Village’s sixth Growth Award.
In 2014, the Village joined the national Taking Root Campaign and expanded its relationship with Natorp’s to help residents purchase discounted trees in an effort to maintain our urban forest. These activities qualified the Village for the Growth Award. Congratulations to Village residents for continuing in community stewardship!
April 13 Council Meeting 6:30 pm
View/Print 2015 Amberley Tax Calendar
It’s time to renew your tennis key cards. The cost remains the same as last year for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
The cards provide access to the courts at the Village Municipal Building and Amberley Green. The cards may be purchased at the Public Safety Department service window, open 24 hours, at the municipal building.
Celebrating 75 Years as a Village!
Find the answer in the Village’s history book (click photo). Check your answer next month in the May E-News!
The Village will host its 75th Anniversary Celebration on August 16. Details coming soon. Interested in volunteering? Contact Mayor Muething.
|Residents Recycled 469 Tons in 2014
On average, each household in Amberley Village recycled 702 pounds in 2014! That’s 23.10% of all the waste generated. Recycled materials included metal, glass and paper. Residents saved resources, conserved energy, and reduced pollution by recycling.
The recycling efforts in Amberley Village:
Recycling reduces pollution so the air we breathe is cleaner, conserves natural resources for the future, and decreases the energy needed to make new products. Recycling also boosts the local economy. Recycle even more material in 2015, check out the acceptable items list.
|License Plate Readers Acquired by Police Department
The Amberley Village Police Department is currently using state-of-the-art technology with an automated license plate reader (LPR) in one cruiser that was obtained through a Homeland Security Grant Fund. This LPR system has been very successful in identifying criminal activity that would have otherwise gone undetected.
An LPR is a computer-based system that utilizes special cameras to capture an infrared image of the license plate of passing vehicles. The image is instantly compared against a database of stolen or wanted vehicles as well as vehicles associated with AMBER alerts, warrant subjects, criminal registrants, or other criteria. If a match is located, the officer is immediately notified and, if probable cause exists, enforcement activity can take place.
This technology allows officers in Amberley Village to scan license plates in the Village to make Amberley an even safer community.
|Personal Safety When Meeting up for Online Purchases
Routine purchase transactions online are quick, easy and convenient. Making the same transaction in-person with someone you’ve never met before comes with precautions that include your personal safety. The Amberley Village Police Department would like to share safety tips that you should know before you leave the house.
For additional resources for staying safe online, visit OnGuardOnline.gov which is a federal government website designed to help you be safe, secure and responsible online.
|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
Dogs: Please scoop up after your dogs when walking through the neighborhood or at Amberley Green, and keep your dogs leashed for safety.
Brush: Only brush that you cut and gather from your yard yourself is to be placed at the curb for Village pickup. Any brush waste generated by a contractor is to be removed by the contractor. View brush guidelines
Parking: When you have a party, please ask your guests to park only on the side of the street opposite where the fire hydrants are located. Many Amberley streets are winding and narrow, which would obstruct rescue vehicles when cars are parking on both sides.
Amberley Village is known for its beautiful, well maintained homes in a serene setting. The Village’s Property Maintenance Code helps maintain the high standard for which Village homes have come to be known. Each spring, as winter wears off, we’re able to get outside and better see our homes and lawns. The Village diligently follows its enforcement process to address the most common property maintenance violations outlined in the policies below:
Repeat violations carry a penalty when two code sections are violated in a single year. On the third violation, a fee of $150 will be assessed.