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2020 Council Takes Oath of Office
Amberley Village celebrated its newly-elected Village Council at a special swearing-in ceremony on December 1 at 4:00 p.m.

The event was held in Council Chambers, and the Oath of Office was administered by The Honorable Pat Fischer, Ohio Supreme Court Judge.

Congratulations to the 2019 Council members!

Photo (from l. to r.): Richard Bardach, Elida Kamine, Natalie Wolf, Tom Muething,
The Honorable Judge Pat Fischer, Peg Conway and Ed Hattenbach.

Thanksgiving Meal for First Responders
Amberley Village police and fire personnel were recently recipients of a wonderful "thank you" meal that captured the attention of local news! Residents and members of the area Jewish community continued their annual tradition of showing their appreciation for police and firefighters by hosting a meal for those who worked on Thanksgiving.
Holiday Package Delivery Service
Available through December 24

The Amberley Village Police Department would like to again this year offer our residents peace of mind this holiday shopping season by having their packages delivered to the Police Department. Instances of burglaries increase around the holidays including theft of delivered packages from front porches.  

Residents can send packages to the Police Department by using the following shipping format for the ship-to address.   For ease of package identification, your name should appear as the first line in the address: 

 
 Your Name Here
 c/o Amberley Village Police Dept.
 7149 Ridge Road
 Amberley Village, OH 45237
For questions about how you can take advantage of this secure delivery option this holiday season, call the Amberley Village Police Department at 531-2040.
Curbside Services: December Holiday Schedule
Rumpke:
Christmas Week:
Friday pickup will move to Saturday

New Year's Week:
Friday pickup will move to Saturday

Leaf Collection/Brush Lite:
-No collection Christmas Eve
or Christmas Day
-Leaf Collection/Brush Lite
ends on December 27
-Brush Collection resumes January 2
Leaf Collection/Brush Lite Continue Through December 27
Amberley Village will continue to collect light bundles of brush throughout leaf season to allow for the transitional variance in seasons. Since the same crews manage both leaf and brush collection, Brush Lite will be based on need, with the understanding that leaf collection will take priority. Residents can dispose of larger amounts of brush by placing it out with trash. Brush must be stacked separately from leaves for chipping, or cut and placed into a garbage can or yard waste bag for collection for Rumpke. Leaf collection and Brush Lite programs will continue through December 27. See holiday pickup schedule above for more information.

Please note that leaf collection will take precedence over brush throughout leaf season. Brush Collection will resume on January 2, 2020.
Be a Good Neighbor:
More helpful guidelines are available under RESIDENT SERVICES at the upper left corner of the homepage on our website ( green box)
Tips for Smoother Pick Up
Maintenance crews make every effort to pick up as much as possible on every route, as do our trash and recycling crews. Help them - and your neighbors - with these important tips!

  • Leaves & brush at the curb; not in street
  • Garbage & recycling bins at curb; not in street
  • Piles should be as close to curb as possible to allow our trucks to reach
  • Do NOT blow debris into street, as this clogs sewers
  • Call Amberley Village with questions at 531-8675
Carolyn Wallis to Serve as New Village Administrative Assistant
Welcome to Carolyn Wallis, who was recently hired to serve as the Village Administrative Assistant. Carolyn joins the Village following her retirement after nearly 32 years as Program Compliance Administrator for Hamilton County. She lives nearby, and is especially glad to be working part-time and close to home.

Carolyn is thankful for the warm welcome she has received since beginning her role in early November. We know her knowledge and experience will be a great asset to the Village!

Special thanks to Jan Schneider, who served as the Interim Administrative Assistant since June of 2019, and who graciously agreed to stay on to assist with Carolyn's onboarding process.
Carolyn Wallis (l.) and Jan Schneider (r.) shared administrative duties while Carolyn was onboarding
with Amberley Village.
Why Your Participation in the Census Matters
The 2020 Census will take place on April 1, 2020, and Amberley Village encourages all residents to participate.

There are a multitude of important reasons to take part in the census, not the least of which includes the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support. Help ensure Amberley Village receives its fair share by making sure your family is counted!

Look for regular updates between now and Census Day, April 1, 2020, to highlight the importance of the census in shaping our future. For more information, visit the links below:





2020 Community Garden Applications
Now Available!
Amberley Village is now accepting applications for the 2020 gardening season! Amberley Green hosts 40 garden plots for the April – November growing season, complete with deer fencing, access to a garden cart and water, and friendly gardeners to share in the experience. Plot size is 9 x 15, and rental cost for the season is just $50. Organic practices are utilized, so no pesticides or other chemicals are permitted. As a hub garden of the Civic Garden Center, monthly demonstrations of garden techniques and cooking ideas for produce are planned.

Interested? Fill out the application form below and email to  cwallis@amberleyvillage.org   with the subject header “Garden,” or simply drop off at the Administration window in the Municipal Building. Hard copies are also available at the Administration offices.

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, with preference given to current gardeners through year's end. Applications must include payment to be considered complete. Thirty-six plots are available, and applications are accepted until all plots are filled. We look forward to seeing you in the garden!

Council Work Sessions on Amberley Green Continue
November 12 marked the third Council Work Session regarding Amberley Green. Session one (top) was held on June 24, 2019 , and the second session (bottom) took place on August 27, 2019.
Amberley Village Council hosted its most recent work session regarding Amberley Green on November 12, 2019. In this public meeting, Council was joined by Bryan Snyder of the Hamilton County Department of Planning and Development to continue work drafting zoning language for the property at Amberley Green.

The zoning language changes are necessary for any development of the property, but are particularly timely as the Village considers a development proposal by the JCC.

Next steps in the process will include an additional work session to review updated zoning text. After that, public meetings will be held before both the Amberley Village Planning Commission and Council before language can be finalized. Look for public notices announcing the dates and times for these important upcoming meetings on the Amberley Village website, public posting boards and on Facebook and twitter. Hope to see you there!
New Amberley Village Human Rights Commission
If you are interested in serving on the Human Rights Commission, submit the application
(available via the link below) to slahrmer@amberleyvillage.org by Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
Recycle Your Unwanted Holiday Decor & Lights
Local Nonprofit Accepts Unwanted Holiday Decor
Scrap It Up, located in Pleasant Ridge, accepts donations of recyclable materials that can be re-purposed by others for craft projects, home improvements and more. Fabric, ribbon, ornaments and holiday crafts are great examples of items the local non-profit accepts, keeping them out of landfills and giving them a second life. For more information about items Scrap It Up accepts, visit their website or Facebook page. Who knows? You may just stumble upon the perfect item to inspire YOUR new project!
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Hamilton County Parks Recycles Broken & Unwanted Lights
Drop off broken or unwanted lights at any Great Parks visitor center between November 1, 2019 and February 2, 2020. The closest location to Amberley Village is Sharon Woods.

Recycling holiday lights instead of throwing them in the trash keeps them out of landfills and gives them a new life. Thanks to a partnership with Cohen, Great Parks is able to provide six convenient drop-off locations where the lights will be collected and recycled for you.
Memorial Holiday Collection a Success
Thank you to Amberley Village residents and friends of the Beyersdofer family, who hosted the first annual Kevin Beyersdofer Memorial Holiday Drive. Winter clothing and food items were collected over a one-week period at the Amberley Village Municipal Building, which resulted in multiple full bins throughout the week! Recipients of the donations include clients of both Mercy Neighborhood Ministries and Immanuel UCC Soup Kitchen. Thanks again to all who participated!
The display at right honored the memory of Amberley resident Kevin Beyersdofer, who died suddenly this past summer. Friends and neighbors donated to help those in need in Kevin's name.
Experts Say Driver Awareness Key Safety Factor During Deer Season
Constant scanning of what's ahead, both on and alongside the road, experts say, can be critical in avoiding collisions with deer.

While deer can be beautiful to watch, a collision with one while driving can be deadly. Drivers are cautioned to be vigilant during this season of heavier deer activity by slowing down, particularly at dawn and dusk, using high beams when necessary, and avoiding distractions while driving.

Most importantly, drivers are cautioned against swerving if a deer approaches in the roadway. Maintaining your lane of travel can prevent head-on collisions with other cars, which can be even worse.
Experts advise that drivers slow down, brake, but never swerve if a deer approaches in the roadway.
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Winter Spirit Shop Items
Perfect for Gift-Giving!
The new Amberley Village Online Spirit Shop offers a wide variety of fleece, outerwear and winter accessories. Show your neighborhood pride with our tailored high-quality, branded gear - perfect for holiday gift-giving!

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Amberley Village Council meets on the second Monday of each month
at the Amberley Village Municipal Building, located at 7149 Ridge Road.

The next scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, December 9 at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers.
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