May News & Updates
Amberley Hosted First “Green” Tree City USA Awards Luncheon
The Village’s Environmental Stewardship Committee made every effort to minimize waste and make this the first “green” awards luncheon.
Compostable utensils, pie plates, beverage cups and salad containers were used for serving food. Programs were not printed, but were made available online. Email was used to send invitations and exchange information.
All guests received a reusable lunch container with their meal. Everyone received a White Oak tree seedling to promote tree planting.
Many thanks to everyone who made the event a great success along with the generous sponsors that provided plants and trees, desserts, beverages, door prizes and cash donations.
Residents Recycled 397.92 Tons in 2011!
The recycling efforts in Amberley:
On average, each household in Amberley recycled 595 pounds in 2011. That’s 22.41% of all the waste generated.
Increased recycling also helps bring off-setting revenue to the Village. Last year, the Village received over $11,000 from the Hamilton County Solid Waste District Recycling Grant based on the tonnage of recycling generated by residents.
Larger Recycling Bins Available
To obtain the 65-gallon cart or a free red bin, call Rumpke at 742-2900.
Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off
The program is at a NEW LOCATION this year: CSI/Republic Transfer Station, 10751 Evendale Drive, Evendale, OH 45241.
The program will be open:
The program will be closed the following holidays: May 28, July 4, and September 3.
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Adath Israel’s End of the Year Picnic Party and Shred-A-Thon!
Also at this event, the Adath Israel Youth Department is hosting a shred-a-thon fundraiser. A professional shredding company will be on site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $18/box. All plastics and metals must be removed (staples okay). Questions? Click www.adath-israel.org/ or call 793-1800.
Electric Aggregation Information
If you were previously with Dominion Electric and transferred to Duke Energy when our opt-in aggregation program ended in December, your enrollment is automatic with DP&L. Automatic enrollment only applies if you are a Duke Energy customer. Duke Energy is not the same as Duke Retail or DERS.
If you are with another supplier other than Duke Energy and wish to participate in the Village’s opt-out program, you need to call the Village’s selected supplier, DP&L, at 1-888-674-3753 and request to be enrolled in the opt-out program. Residents should first check to see what, if any, cancellation charges may apply (from your existing supplier) before enrolling with the Village’s opt-out program with DP&L.
Water Main Replacement Project – Brookwood Subdivision
Fire hydrants will also be replaced. After GCWW completes the project, the impacted roadways will be repaved in a joint effort with the Village.
GCWW or their contractor will give advance warning of any planned water outages. Generally, these outages occur during the switch over of residential service from the old to the new mains. Traffic will be maintained during the construction.
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With the weather getting warmer and more people beginning to pull their bicycles out for the season, Officer Phillips shares some bicycle safety tips.
Notes from the Mayor
This has been a great Spring for Amberley Village. On April 5, 2012, we celebrated the anniversary of Amberley’s founding 72 years ago. Much of what is unique and special about our tremendous community has been maintained and continues today.
Our beautiful trees, our well-maintained byways and our inviting green spaces. To honor this we observed Arbor Day on April 15, 2012. It is my hope our residents are enjoying our wonderful mild spring weather.
May is also a special month in the history of the Village. Amberley’s first founding leaders and officers were elected on May 14, 1940 at the first council meeting held at the home of Amberley’s first Mayor, Roy Elliot, in the kitchen of his home. For additional information about Amberley’s founding, click here.
|Public Hearing May 14 – Ordinance Allowing Domesticated Chickens
Village Council will hold a public hearing regarding a proposed ordinance allowing domesticated chickens in the Village at its May 14 meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall.
The ordinance would allow each household to keep up to six chickens on their property and enforce habitat requirements.