April E-News
Recycle on April 7 at One Stop Drop

Acceptable Items List
On Sunday, April 7, 2019, 
the Village will hold its 7th  Annual One Stop Drop recycling event in the parking lot of 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.
  • Goodwill will be accepting clothing and small household items.
Last year the items collected diverted 25.3 tons from the landfill. The Environmental Stewardship Committee, which sponsors this event, hopes 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 .
Tax Season Extended Hours

For residents' convenience the Amberley Village Tax Office will extend hours during the month of April until the tax filing deadline of April 15, 2019.

Tax returns can be turned in at the Amberley Village Municipal Building Administration window during normal operating hours of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Returns can also be dropped in the drive-up income tax box located in front of the Municipal Building at any time.  The income tax box is collected daily.

Should you need help or have questions, please call the Tax Administrator at (513) 531-0130 or email. As always it is best to make an appointment before stopping in with questions or needing help preparing your Amberley Village return.

The 2018 individual income tax return as well as the instructions can be found on the Village's website.

Extended Hours:

Sunday April 7, 2019 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Monday April 8, 2019 - Friday April 12, 2019 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday April 13, 2019 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Monday April 15, 2019 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
2100 Section Road Update
Citing the lack of shovel-ready sites for advanced manufacturing to serve Greater Cincinnati, The Port invested $14 million by acquiring 2100 Section Road, razing the massive Gibson Greeting Card building and raising the property out of the flood plain. All of this to make the 56 acre site pad-ready and immediately available for an advanced manufacturing company and new job creation. Although no successful user has been identified, the property is primed for industrial redevelopment. The Amberley Village site continues to be marketed by The Port, the Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati as well as Amberley Village.  
2100 Section Road Urban Manufacturing Site
2100 Section Road Urban Manufacturing Site

Information about this industrial zoned site can be found on each entities' website but one tool utilized in marketing the property is a video portraying what potential advanced manufacturing could look like on the site. While conceptual in nature, it's one of many tools to assist in marketing this property worldwide. The video, available at right, uses the final grading plan of the site, our zoning and knowledge of the advanced manufacturing field to develop a layout which would maximize the footprint of the building while providing adequate parking and highlighting the amenities, such as rail service, at the site. With continued interest in the site, the Village, The Port and REDI Cincinnati are confident a corporate partner focusing on advanced manufacturing will bring vibrancy back to the site with jobs and revenue to the Village.  For further information, visit www.amberleyvillge.org  and The Port's site for 2100 Section Road.

Greater Cincinnati Water Works Water Main Replacement Project
Greater Cincinnati Water Works' (GCWW) contractor, Rack and Ballauer Excavating, has  installed and tested the new water mains, installed residential service connections and  placed new fire hydrants in service on Arborcrest Court and Drive, Longmeadow Lane,  North and South Whitetree Circle, and Lamarque Drive from Longmeadow Lane to  Whitetree Circle. Any complaints or issues you have with your service lines or restoration of your property can be made directly to the contractor, Rack and Ballauer Excavating, at (513) 738-7000.

To complete the project, the Village anticipates resurfacing each of these streets in the fall of 2019 as the Village will finalize the engineering and solicit bids this summer.
Central Corridor Gas Pipeline Extension Project
In 2015, Duke Energy completed an extensive study of the gas supply 
system that serves over 500,000 customer accounts in Ohio and Kentucky. The focus of this study was the array of high-pressure steel pipelines that have been installed over the past half century or more to deliver gas into the distribution system. 

The proposed pipeline will be constructed of a 20-inch diameter steel line which will run approximately 14 miles from an existing gas main near the intersection of Butler, Warren, and Hamilton counties to an existing gas main near Norwood.

Additionally, the proposed pipeline would have a 20-inch diameter and operate at approximately 400 pounds per square inch (psi).

An evidentiary  (adjudicatory)  hearing will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 to allow parties to the case to provide sworn testimony and cross examine witnesses.  This hearing will take place at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO): Hearing Room 11-A, 180 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

For more information, including a projected construction timeline and a list of FAQs, visit The Pipeline's website.

Spring is Here
Spring often means the return of high winds, thunder, and lightning. Duke Energy has published a list of five safety tips to help keep you safe during storm season. If your power goes out during a storm, call Duke at 1-800-543-5599. Remember to consider all downed power lines a hazard and anything touching them as energized.               

  1. If you hear thunder, lightning is nearby. Stay inside for 30 minutes after the last thunder clap.
  2. Monitor local media or NOAA Weather Radio for updates.
  3. If a severe thunderstorm warning is issued, take shelter and keep away from windows, avoid electrical equipment and telephones (use battery-powered devices); do not take a bath, shower or use plumbing.
  4. If you are driving, try to park. Stay in the vehicle until the heavy rain ends and avoid touching surfaces that conduct electricity. Avoid high ground, water, trees and metal objects, picnic shelters, dugouts and sheds.
  5. If a power line falls across your vehicle, stay in it until professional assistance arrives. If you must get out, jump clear and land on both feet. Don't touch the vehicle when your feet are on the ground.
The videos below can also provide you more information on storm safety.  At left, join Amberley Village Dispatcher Darlene Waldron for some tips from the police department.  At right, Duke Energy provides insight into how they handle storm damage.

Tennis Court Access
One of the fabulous amenities available in Amberley Village is the tennis  courts! Found  in two locations, Amberley Green and next to the Municipal Building,  residents and non-residents may purchase key cards that allow access to the courts. 

Interested players can bring a valid ID to the Police dispatch window 24 hours a day to purchase a tennis court key card.  In 2019 only two-year access cards are being issued. These cards are valid for 2019 and 2020. If you have any questions about obtaining a card, please contact the Amberley Police dispatch at 531-2040.                

Tennis Court Key Card Fees

Hub Garden Programs
The Amberley Green Organic Community Garden will proudly play first time host to multiple hub garden programs this year.  Arranged by the Civic Garden Center, the hub garden programs are a great opportunity to learn alongside local experts and socialize with fellow garden enthusiasts. Program topics will alternate between gardening and cooking with seasonal produce. Gardening programs will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes while cooking programs will last 2 hours.  Meet in the garden at Amberley Green behind the clubhouse. There's no need to be a current member of the garden to attend!

Date Time  Topic
April 17 6:00pm gardening
April 24 5:30pm cooking
May 8 6:00pm
May 22 5:30pm cooking
June 5 6:00pm gardening
June 26 5:30pm cooking
July 10 5:30pm cooking
July 24 6:00pm gardening
August 7 6:00pm gardening
August 21 5:30pm cooking
September 11 6:00pm gardening
September 25 5:30pm cooking

Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District makes available at not cost to residents of Hamilton County the opportunity to safely dispose of chemicals you may 
have stored in your home. Opened on March 21, 2019, the program will run Thursdays from 1pm to 7pm through October 24, 2019.

Residents must show proof of residency and drop-off will only occur during designated hours.  Businesses and non-profits are not eligible to participate.

Acceptable Items:
Pesticides/Fertilizers * Solvents/Thinners/Oil-Based Paints & Stains *
Lawn/Pool Chemicals * Cleaners * Batteries * Fire Extinguishers * Propane Tanks * Mercury * Fluorescent Bulbs * Driveway Sealer * Gasoline/Motor Oil * Antifreeze * Thermostats * Tar * Oxygen/Helium Cylinders

Unacceptable Items:
Latex Paint * Radioactive Materials * Medical Waste * Explosives/Ammunition * Tires * Yard Trimmings * Garbage * Roofing Materials * Appliances * Computers/Electronics * Unmarked or Inoperable Cylinders * Fireworks/Gun Powder * Prescription Drugs

To dispose of unacceptable materials, visit the Recycling and Reuse Outlets page for 
more information.

How to Dry Out Your Latex Paint
How to Dry Out Your Latex Paint
Latex Paint
Latex paint is not hazardous waste and can be safely thrown away with your regular trash once it is solid. Because garbage collectors cannot pick up liquids, simply leave the lid off and mix in sand, sawdust, or kitty litter to speed up the drying process. Once it is solid, place the can next to your trash with the lid off so your garbage collector can see the paint is dry.

Arbor Day/Earth Day Celebration
Join the Environmental Stewardship Committee and fellow residents on Wednesday, April 24, at 6 p.m. to celebrate Arbor Day. A proclamation will be read in honor of the day and a new tree added to the landscape at the Amberley Village Municipal Building.

Founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance in the 19th century, the Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with over one million members, supporters, and valued partners.

Environmental Stewardship Committee
Seats are limited, RSVP today!

Pollinator Program @ French Park
Sunday, May 5, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Registration required, limited to 25
Register at: https://explorenature.regfox.com/pollinatorprogfrench
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Join Cincinnati Parks Naturalist Jonathan Duerbeck for a surprising look at the quiet but vital work of bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.  Discover how these creatures do their job so perfectly in a short presentation.  Then take an easy-to-moderate guided walk through the park to see how our native flowers cooperate with their animal partners.  You'll also learn how you can help our native pollinators.
March Legislation
The following legislation was presented at the regular Village Council meeting March 11, 2019.  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 March 11 Village Council Meeting from the recent events list of meetings shown.
Ordinance 2019-1
Fixing Compensation for Village Employees and Declaring an Emergency
Ordinance 2019-2
Amending and Approving a Proposal to Amend Compensation of the Solicitor
Ordinance 2019-3
Amending Appropriations for the Fiscal Year 2019
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.