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.
Guidelines for leaf collection assist the Village and we appreciate your taking note of the following procedures for the disposal of leaves:
As 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.
November 3 Election Day
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!
|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:
East: Bzak Landscaping – 329 Turpin Lane (off Rt. 32), Anderson Township
North: Rumpke Landfill – Struble Road and Colerain Avenue, Colerain Township
|Sign-up for the Do Not Solicit List
Residents 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
As 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
As 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:
Don’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.
Hamilton 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:
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:
Things You Can Do to Prevent Falls
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E-News November 2015E-Gov Link2018-10-03T14:24:29-05:00