December News & Updates
New Council Term Begins
Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Nadel administered the oath of office for the new council held on December 2. Six members were re-elected by the Village residents along with one newly elected (and former) member, Peg Conway.
Members serving for the 2013-2015 two-year term:
2 At-Large – Bill Doering and Peg Conway
The nominations for the seats of Mayor and Vice-Mayor as well as committee and other appointments will occur at the next regular council meeting scheduled for December 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Dec 9 Council Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Watch the November Council Meeting
Rumpke Holiday Pick-Up Schedule
Residents can expect a one day delay for regular trash and recycling collection service from Rumpke through the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. If your pick-up day is Friday, service will occur on Saturday.
Christmas Leaf Collection Schedule
Cartons Now Accepted in Recycling!
Rumpke has announced that carton containers are now accepted in its residential and commercial recycling programs. Types of carton containers accepted include juice, milk, soy milk, soup, broth, egg substitute and wine cartons.
To ensure your cartons are recycled, follow these easy steps:
1. Empty the container. Containers still containing liquid will not be recycled
Ice and Snow Removal
The Village Maintenance Department prides itself on its response to winter storms. Our goals are to keep the main roads and priority routes passable and then to clear all streets as soon as possible after the storm has subsided.
The roads are treated in order of priority with the predicted weather in mind:
Here are some things you can do at your property to help the crews work most efficiently:
Motorists can help, too. Here are some tips provided by the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Know Before You Go
Take it Slow
Don’t Crowd the Plow
|UPS Packages Targeted
During the middle of October, our neighbors in Pleasant Ridge reported that delivered packages were being stolen from the front of their homes. Within two weeks the thieves made their way into Amberley Village targeting residential package deliveries made by UPS. The thieves appear to be following close behind the UPS trucks as the packages vanish quickly after they are delivered.
Amberley Village Police would like residents to be aware of this newer type of criminal activity. The days of the week and times vary on each offense so not only are we sending out a warning to our residents, but we are also asking for your help. UPS drivers making deliveries are in and out of town daily. If you see a UPS delivery being made in your neighborhood, please take a few extra minutes in the event a strange vehicle enters that property or stops in front of the delivery address. If something appears to be suspicious please get a description of the vehicle and any occupants, then call the Police immediately at 531-2040 with your information.
During the holiday season the Police Department anticipates this activity to increase and continue until the thieves get caught. If you have an alternate delivery site, like your place of employment, that would be a better option during the season for the security of your package. Another option would be to specify that the package be placed on a rear porch or near a rear door at your home.
|Home Safety During the Holidays
The Police Department will be stepping up patrol efforts to curtail potential criminals who might be targeting residential areas during this holiday season. A common method used by the daytime burglar is to ring the doorbell or knock on the front door to see if anyone is home. If no answer they will go to the rear of the residence, and force entry into your home.
Take Steps to Avoid Becoming a Target
Winter is a good time to inspect your landscape. A tree without leaves provides a better view of rubbing branches, splits in the trunk and branches due to storms, and decayed areas. A damaged area will seep sap and you will notice a wet area on the bark. In freezing weather, an icicle may hang from the split. If the split occurs in the branch, often the branch can be removed, but if the split occurs on the trunk then the trunk may need to be pinned. If a decayed area is noticed in a tree, contact a certified Arborist to inspect the tree.
When it becomes necessary to remove a tree, contractor rates during the colder months typically means better rates for residents since work slows this time of year. Winter is a good time to evaluate your landscape, take note of what improvements can be made to enhance it and consider new plantings for the coming spring.
|Brush Pick-Up Resumes in January
Once bulk leaf collection concludes which is planned for January 3, the maintenance department will resume brush pick-up on January 6, weather permitting.
Recycle Gift Boxes and Trees
During the holiday season, waste collection and recyclables tend to be heavier than normal. Recycle as much as possible—gift boxes, wrapping paper and cardboard packaging are all recyclable.
Christmas trees will be collected by the brush crew when collection restarts in January. Place trees at the curb along with your brush. Trees set out for chipping must be completely free of debris such as ornaments, wiring, lights, tree stands, and should not be bagged. Christmas trees are chipped and turned into mulch for use on Amberley properties.