E-News November 2015

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E-News November 20152018-10-03T14:24:29+00:00
November News

Leaf Collection Guidelines

The Amberley Village Maintenance Department began collecting leaves the week of October 19th and will continue through December 31st.

During leaf collection season, every effort is made to collect leaves in each area of the Village weekly. As the volume of fallen leaves increases, the time to collect the leaf piles increases and the pick-up schedule can be expected to extend not only based upon this factor, but many others including weather, equipment, parking on the street, and debris mixed with leaves.

leaf collection pile

Guidelines for leaf collection assist the Village and we appreciate your taking note of the following procedures for the disposal of leaves:

  • Pile leaves on your property just behind the curb (not in the street) extending no more than 8 feet into your yard. Please avoid placing leaves in the street to keep gutters and storm drains from clogging.
  • Keep all grass, brush clippings and other debris (rocks, gravel, trash, metal, etc.) out of leaf piles. Such debris can damage the Village equipment.
  • Provide clear access to leaf piles. Please avoid parking in front of leaf piles; crews are not able to pick up piles with access issues.
  • Never place leaves around fire hydrants, mailboxes, sign posts, utility poles, and wires.

Leaf collection sign mondayAs the leaf machine routes through the Village, black and white advisory signs will be posted at the entrance to your neighborhood in advance, projecting an estimate of the next collection day for your area.

Calendar Events

November 3 Election Day
November 9 Council Meeting 6:30 p.m
November 11 Environmental
Stewardship 7 p.m.

November 26-27 Thanksgiving-Offices Closed


Watch the October Council Meeting

October Council Meeting Highlights


Rumpke Holiday Pick-Up Schedule

Residents can expect regular trash and recycling collection service from Rumpke for the Thanksgiving Holiday. No delays are scheduled.

Visit rumpke.com for recycling and trash collection information.


Thanksgiving Leaf Collection Schedule

No collection on Thanksgiving Day or the day after Thanksgiving. Service restarts on Monday, November 30.


Election Day – Voter Information

Voter registration is handled by the Hamilton County Board of Elections. The County’s website provides fast access to election information.

Quick links help you find out where to register, polling place locations, voting hours and dates, precincts, and a sample ballot for your precinct during the election season–all at your fingertips!

Visit http://boe.hamilton-co.org/.

hamilton county board of elections

Brush Pick-Up Suspended until January

Curbside brush pick-up will resume for residents in January while the Maintenance Department concentrates on leaf collection. In the meantime, residents looking for cost neutral ways to dispose of brush between now and then may opt to dispose of brush through one of the following options if you do not prefer to store brush on your property over the winter:

Curbside
Rumpke allows residents to place brush out with their trash, as long as it is bundled and cut into four-foot lengths, or cut the brush and place it into a garbage can or yard waste bag for collection. For questions about this service, please contact Rumpke at 742-2900.

Yard Trimmings FlyerDrop-Off Site
Locations open Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. through November 22. Free to Hamilton County residents with proof of residency (driver’s license or utility bill).

East: Bzak Landscaping – 329 Turpin Lane (off Rt. 32), Anderson Township

North: Rumpke Landfill – Struble Road and Colerain Avenue, Colerain Township

Check out the flyer for regulations, and learn about backyard composting of yard waste at www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org.

Sign-up for the Do Not Solicit List

police patchResidents who do not wish to receive door-to-door sales activity at their residence are encouraged to place their address on the Do Not Solicit list by contacting the Police Department at 531-2040. Dispatchers are prepared to take your calls and only your address will appear on the Do Not Solicit list. Residents may also place a placard that reads “No Solicitors” on their private property.

Supreme Court and Ohio Court rulings have limited the Village’s ability to regulate door-to-door sales. The Village’s ordinance has been amended to include a pre-registration process for solicitors managed by the Police Department. To read the solicitation ordinance changes in full, visit www.amberleyvillage.org and click on Forms and Documents, then go to Ordinances and Resolutions to view Ordinance 2015-8.

Speed Hump Installations

speed humpsAs the Village continues to bring awareness to pedestrian safety, residents and drivers on Fairhaven Lane and Elbrook Avenue have likely noticed the newly installed speed humps on these streets. Prior to installation, enforcement of the speed limit was initially monitored by the Police Department in response to resident complaints. The next step of installing the temporary speed humps is intended to slow the driving speed of vehicles approaching the speed hump. These are the first installations of such devices on Village roadways and will be monitored for their effectiveness.

Reflective Safety Belts for Pedestrians Available

Pedestrian Safety Belt Day Night ComparisonAs daylight savings time comes to an end this month, the evening hours will become darker into the winter months. The Amberley Village Police Department would like to remind walkers and joggers alike to increase your visibility at night by carrying a flashlight and wearing retro-reflective clothing. Reflective safety belts are available to residents to increase nighttime safety on Village roadways. Interested residents should contact the Police-Fire Department at 531-2040 and ask how you can obtain a pedestrian safety belt.

Preventing Thefts from Vehicles

All auto break-ins usually have one thing in common–there’s something left in the car worth stealing. Most larcenies from cars are “crimes of opportunity” that could have been prevented. As we approach the holiday shopping season, the Police Department recommends the following prevention tips:

valuables in carDon’t leave valuables in your vehicle. You’d be surprised how often this happens, but individuals leave valuable items in plain sight all of the time. If you leave items in your vehicle and they’re visible, the chances of a break-in have greatly increased.

Place items out of sight BEFORE reaching your destination. Someone may be watching when you put your valuables under a seat or in the trunk and the moment you’re gone, a thief could break into your car. So place those items in a safe place before you get to the shopping area. Valuable items that thieves target are GPS units, cell phones, laptop computers, purses, packages and so forth. If you can’t take the items with you, secure them in a safe place in your vehicle, like a locked glove compartment or trunk.

Avoid leaving packages or shopping bags out in the open. Lock them into your trunk, if you have to leave the vehicle unattended. Never open a trunk, fill it full of valuables, close it, and then just walk away.

Lock ALL vehicle doors. This is true even if you plan on only being gone for just a second. Remember, it only takes seconds to steal items from your car. It’s not uncommon for thieves to walk down a row of parked vehicles looking for unlocked doors. Also, make sure car windows are closed.

Park in busy, well-lit areas. Don’t leave any sign that there might be valuables “out of sight” in your vehicle. For example, the suction cup left on the dashboard tells thieves that a GPS system is in the vehicle. Leave nothing in plain view. Very few auto break-ins are random. The thieves usually see something out in the open or hints of possible hidden valuables.

Don’t leave spare keys in your vehicle. An experienced thief knows all of the hiding places. Store spare keys elsewhere, possibly your wallet or purse.

Deer Activity in Peak Season

Fall is peak season for deer activity due to mating season. Deer-related auto accidents are more likely to occur during this period which continues through December.

2014 Deer Crash MapHamilton County has been identified by the Ohio Department of Transportation as a “hotspot” for deer crashes. The Amberley Village Police and Fire Department recorded 12 deer related auto accidents from September 2014 through October 2015. This figure excludes injured deer and deer-related property damage.

Here are helpful reminders on how to reduce the odds of a deer-vehicle collision:

  • Keep in mind that deer generally travel in herds — if you see one, there is a strong possibility others are nearby.
  • Remember deer are most active between 6 and 9 p.m.
  • Use high beam head lamps as much as possible at night to illuminate the areas from which deer will enter roadways.
  • If a deer collision seems inevitable, attempting to swerve out of the way could cause you to lose control of your vehicle or place you in the path of an oncoming vehicle.

Additionally, deer culling is a part of the Village’s ongoing deer management program which occurs annually.

Healthy Home Series: Keep It Safe

This month the Environmental Stewardship Committee’s healthy home series is bringing awareness to fire safety and preventing falls in the home. Below are steps you can take to lessen the chances of these occurring in your household:

how to make a home fire escape planThings You Can Do to Prevent Fires and Burns

  • Install smoke detectors on every floor of your home within 15 feet of sleeping areas.
  • Test alarms every six months to make sure the alarm is working properly.
  • Keep matches, lighters and candles out of reach of children and pets.
  • Plug unused outlets or block with furniture.
  • Keep flammable items away from fireplaces, heaters and radiators.
  • Set hot water temperature below 120°.
  • Take caution in the kitchen:
    • Always stay in the kitchen while cooking.
    • Turn handles of pots and pans to inside of stove so children cannot bump into or grab them.
    • Install ground fault circuit interrupters in kitchen and bathroom outlets.
  • Develop a fire escape plan with the family and practice getting out of the windows and meeting at a safe place.

Things You Can Do to Prevent Falls

  • Keep hallways and stairways free of things people might slip on or fall over.
  • Keep stairs and handrails in good condition.
  • Place safety gates at stairway openings to prevent young children from entering.
  • Keep potential tripping hazards picked up such as toys, shoes and magazines.
  • Use lighting at night.
  • Place gripper tape on back of rugs to prevent slipping.
  • Clean up spills immediately.
  • Do not use tables or chairs as a makeshift ladder.

Sources: http://www.idph.state.il.us/HealthWellness/HealthyHomes.pdf, http://www.nfpa.org/

For more information, visit http://www.cdc.gov/healthyhomes or http://www.surgeongeneral.gov.

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