March E-News
Recycle on April 8 at One Stop Drop

Acceptable Items List
On April 8th 
the Village will hold its 6th  Annual One Stop Drop Recycling event in the parking lot of the Amberley Green from noon to 4:00 pm. A variety of vendors will be collecting recyclable items.
  • Cohen Recycling will accept a variety of electronics. As a general rule, if it plugs in or takes a battery, they can recycle it. 
  • Royal Paper will provide confidential paper shredding. Paper must be clean and dry and have no binders, binder clips or metal stays.
  • Scrap It Up will collect a limited number of items. Due to limited storage space, they will only accept the following: craft paint, canvasses, crayons, chalk, pencils, markers, buttons, beads, wire and clear containers with lids.
  • Goodwill will be accepting clothing and small household items.
Last year the items collected diverted 20 tons from the landfill. The Environmental Stewardship Committee, which sponsors this event, hopes that residents will take advantage of the recycling options offered at the One Stop Drop.  
If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please contact Pete Duffy .

Tennis Court Access
Amenities in Amberley Village include access to tennis courts in two locations, Amberley Green and next to the Municipal Building.  Residents and non-residents may obtain key cards that allow play access.  

Interested players can bring a valid ID to the Police dispatch window 24 hours a day to obtain a tennis court key card.  For the 2018 season, one-year access cards are being issued.    If you have any questions about obtaining a card, please contact the Amberley Police dispatch at 531-2040.                   Tennis Court Key Card Fees
Zoning Permits

Thinking about plans for a new shed, deck, fence or home addition?  Zoning approvals (permits) are needed before work begins for fences, sheds, new construction, additions, pools, and many other projects.  

In order to receive a permit, the zoning approval form letter must be signed by the property owner and include a minimum of 4 sets of plans to be submitted to the Village Administration office.  Though initially the Zoning Code may seem overly strict, the zoning regulations were put in place to preserve the beauty and character of Amberley. 

After a complete application is submitted, a permit can be issued if your modifications are within the Village Zoning Code.  For large projects, you'll need zoning approval from Amberley Village before you can go to Hamilton County for a building permit.  The Village does not require a permit fee and turnaround time is typically 7 to 10 days, however, there are fees for the Hamilton County building permits.

Forms can be found at to get started.   Questions regarding zoning permits may be directed to the Zoning and Project Administrator Wes Brown at 531-8675.
Property Maintenance
Property Maintenance
Common Property Maintenance Violations
The Village's Property Maintenance Code helps maintain the high standard for which Village homes have come to be known. The
property maintenance standards are an ongoing effort to maintain strong property values in our community.  Your support and cooperation in this effort helps us achieve this common goal together.  

With warmer weather on the way, we're able to get outside and better see our homes and lawns.

In our new video, the Village talks about the most common property maintenance complaints received, which are also outlined below:
  • Grass and noxious weeds must not exceed 10 inches in height.
  • Peeling, flaking and chipped paint must be eliminated and surfaces repainted.
  • All walkways and driveways must be maintained in a proper state and free from hazardous conditions.
  • Garbage cans should only be placed at the curb 24 hours in advance of collection and must be removed promptly afterwards. Consider having a neighbor help you with this while out of town.
  • No toys, recreational or sports equipment may be stored in the front yard of any premises for a period in excess of 72 hours (includes swings, play sets, boats and RVs).
  • Standing dead trees and bushes should be removed in a timely manner. 
Repeat violations carry a penalty when two code sections are violated in a single year. On the third violation, a fee of $150 will be assessed.
To report a property maintenance violation, contact Administrative Assistant Anna Shaw at the Village Administration office at 531-8675 or visit and click on Contact Us
Kids Walking to School
The age recommended is 9-11 years old or around the fifth  grade.  The age will vary depending on the child's maturity and temperament, distance to school, number of crossings and whether or not the roadway is lit.  

At the recommended age the children are "less impulsive, more attentive, and have the cognitive ability to cross a street safely."  The child should be taught to assume no one will actually obey rules of the road.  During rush hour the child needs to do the thinking for the driver and make eye contact or recognize the driver is not looking down at their phone before stepping out into the road. 

Walking to school allows the child to have independence, self-confidence and a sense of responsibility. Children need a sense of their own mobility to get themselves from one spot to the other.  They need exposure to the outdoors in unstructured ways.   Not to mention for the child to get some exercise. 

Teach your child to:
  • Pay attention to traffic at all times when crossing the street and put away the cell phone or other electronic devices that contribute to distracted walkingHaving a cell phone, but not using it, while walking to school adds a sense of security and responsibility also.
  • Always cross at the intersection where there are traffic lights; do not cross in the middle of the block.
  • Look left, right, and then left again before crossing; cross while keeping an eye on traffic.
  • Always watch for turning vehicles when crossing the street.
  • Remember that drivers may not see them, even if they can see the driver.
  • Wear bright-colored clothing or a device that will increase their visibility, such as a reflective armband or even a safety vest, depending on their route.
  • Never follow someone who is either a stranger or someone they know but is not a designated "safe" adult. A safe adult is someone who has been previously agreed upon by you and your child to be a caregiver, such as a grandparent or trusted neighbor. If someone tries to convince him or her to go with them or tries to physically get close the child, then scream, "Help! This is not my dad!" or "Help! This is not my mom!" and run away. If he or she grabs the child, tell the child to kick, punch, and hit as hard as possible.
  • If the child should somehow get lost even after practicing the route with you a number of times, have the child ask a woman, preferably a woman with a child or baby, for help.
The route your child must take to school can also play into the decision as to when it may be safe. A route that has no crossings of busy streets may be safer at a younger age, while ones with busy intersections may require more maturity.
Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips
Never Idle in the Garage
  • Running cars or generators in attached garages creates poisonous CO that can creep into your home.

Vent-Free Gas Fireplace
  • Some manufacturers recommend opening a window during operation.  Check owner's manual.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Replace batteries and test every 6 months.  Recommend in bedrooms, hallways, and near furnace.

Replace Aging CO Detectors
  • Sensors wear out and lose sensitivity.  Replace between 2-6 years per your owner's manual.
Professional Furnace Tune-up
  • Maintain your system's safety, reliability, and efficiency.

Consider Furnace Replacement
  • Typical lifespan is 15 years and newer systems are safer and more efficient.

Severe Weather Week
March 18-24
Hamilton County EMHSA designates the week of March 18-24 to bring awareness to severe weather threats and hazards to help families prepare in advance to better respond during emergencies.  
Click on the image to the right to learn the latest on emergency notification options the County has available, what goes in a preparedness kit, home protection tips for flooding, and how to download the EMA app!
And, for the third year the County is hosting a Severe Weather Awareness Poster contest for 4th and 5th grade students.   To learn more, visit

Vegetation Management
Duke Energy explains the methods for maintaining trees and other vegetation along their services lines as part of their approach to provide safe electric service.
People, Trees and Power Lines
People, Trees and Power Lines
February Legislation
The following ordinances were presented at the regular Village Council meeting February 12, 2018.  Questions about these ordinances may be directed to the administration office at 531-8675.  To view or download these ordinances, including the council packet in its entirety, click here and select the February 12 Village Council Meeting from the recent events list of meetings shown.
Ordinance 2018-3

Amend the Village Income Tax Code to Adopt Sections 718.80 through 718.95 of the Ohio Revised Code
Ordinance 2018-4
First Reading
Combat Discrimination and for the Guarantee of Equality and Inclusion
Resolution 2018-4
Supporting Ohio House Bill 160, the Ohio Fairness Act
Ordinance 2018-1
Second Reading
Authorizing a Contract with Cost Recovery Corp for the Collection and Reimbursement of Certain Public Safety Expenses
Ordinance 2018-5
Adopting and Enacting a Supplement to the Code of Ordinances of Amberley Village
Preparing for Tax Season

When you're ready to file your taxes, the Village makes it easy for residents to access forms and make tax payments online at

The tax return form can be completed online then printed or print the form and complete. Once the form is completed be sure to attach page one of the Federal 1040, all W-2(s) and any applicable federal schedule(s) and mail or bring it to the Tax Office along with payment.

Payment can be made by check, money order, cash or credit card. A 2.75% surcharges applies to all credit card payments.

Another after hours option is to drop your return or payment in the secure Income Tax Drop Box in front of the Amberley Village Municipal Building. Please do not put cash in the drop box.

The Village will hold extended office hours in April in addition to the regular hours of 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call ahead for availability to reduce unnecessary wait times. The Tax Office is also available for assistance by phone at 531-0130 or via email at .

The 2017 tax return and the first quarter 2018 estimated tax payments are due April 17, 2018. The other quarterly estimated payments are due June 15, September 15 and January 15.

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Print Newsletter
Communicating the business of the Village is an important function for our residents.    To increase readership of the E-News and to ensure all residents are being reached, a print edition of the newsletter is published and mailed bi-annually. The next print newsletter will arrive during April.