October News & Updates
Leaf Collection Starts October 17
Amberley Village’s Maintenance Department is pleased to serve the community through the annual leaf collection program beginning on Monday, October 17 through December 30.
New this year, a black and white advisory sign will be posted at the entrance to your neighborhood in advance, projecting the next collection day for your area.
Crews will stay on schedule as much as possible, but the signs will tell residents when leaves are being vacuumed. Weather, equipment, parking on the street, and debris mixed with leaves all affect the Village’s ability to collect leaves.
Tips When Raking Your Leaves for Pickup:
Brush Pick-Up Suspended
Due to recent reductions in personnel, the maintenance department staff will concentrate on bulk leaf collection during this period.
Brush pick-up will resume in January. The last pick-up for residents would be their regularly scheduled pick-up day during the week of October 24-28.
Day to Day Home Safety
Oct 3 Board of Zoning Appeals – No Agenda
Join Your Neighbors at Amberley Green!
The last day for residents to gather and help care for the trees on Amberley Green is Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m. The group will meet in the parking lot of Amberley Green.
Upcoming Important Meeting
Residents are invited to attend an information session regarding two separate ballot issues related to energy aggregation, Issue 7 for electric and Issue 8 for natural gas.
Join us in Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. No registration required.
Read the energy mailing now, which will arrive in resident mailboxes soon.
Make a Difference Day
Drop off your old, worn out, grass-stained athletic shoes on Saturday, October 22 from 1-4 p.m. at Village Hall. Collection boxes will be located outside in the front parking lot. All parts of the shoes, except laces, will be recycled, ground up and made into outdoor playground mats by the Nike Corporation.
Also, gently worn adult or childrens’ shoes can be donated. Donations will be delivered to The Caring Place and the YWC Battered Womens Shelter (no high heels please). Donation receipts will not be given at this event.
Village Revenue Report
Village revenues have been negatively affected by a variety of factors. A combination of the full earnings tax credit, the State’s elimination of local tax sources, the economy and the reduced financial support from the State have significantly affected Village revenues. Council and Village staff will continue to be vigilant in identifying opportunities to contain expenses in order to continue the highest level of service in these challenging times. The Village is closely monitoring and reporting revenues as the 2012 Budget is being finalized.
As mentioned last month, the State Budget dealt a financial blow to Amberley Village by eliminating the inheritance tax and significantly decreasing revenue sharing from the State via the local government fund. The Village is also affected by declining property taxes, with a $17 million property value loss throughout the Village. The Auditor’s Office has notified the Village to expect less property tax revenue. For tax year 2010/collection year 2011, the total valuation in Amberley will be decreased by over 10%. (This includes a 7% decrease for residential, 13% decrease for commercial and 9% decrease for industrial in addition to adjustments for the public utility value due to the Duke Energy appeal.) This decreases our total property value from $185 million to $168 million for tax year 2011/collection year 2012.
|Living with Wildlife – Coyotes
Amberley Village police recommend caution and ask you to keep these tips in mind to avoid an encounter with a coyote.
| Looking Ahead to Halloween
Trick or treating in the Village will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 31.