July E-News
2019    
Amberley Village offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 
in celebration of Independence Day, and will reopen on Friday, July 5.

  Trash and recycling service will remain on schedule, 
so residentsshould still put their items out for collection on the usual day of the week.
TOP NEWS
Happy Fourth of July, Amberley Village!
Please remember to be safe and respectful during this season of celebration, as one of the biggest safety and courtesy hazards this time of year comes in the form of fireworks.

While it is legal to purchase some fireworks in Ohio, please note that it is illegal to set them off. Amberley Police will respond to reports of firework detonation, and residents could be cited and fireworks confiscated. Please remember that neighbors with small children and dogs are particularly susceptible to the disruption caused by residential fireworks.

Amberley Village recommends attending one of the many local fireworks displays.  For your convenience, here are all the fireworks, festivals and events.
 
On behalf of all of the administration, police, fire and maintenance employees here at Amberley Village, we wish our residents a Safe and Happy Fourth of July!

Council Work Session Considers Resident Input on Amberley Green Proposal from the JCC
Amberely Village Council recently held a special Work Session to consider resident input gathered after a series of Open Houses regarding the JCC's proposed development of a portion of Amberley Green.  Feedback was gathered from e-mails, personal statements and Resident Comment Forms for consideration at the Session, and several residents spoke before Council.

Village staff is still working to compile a summary of the information, but it's not too late to have your feedback included!  Feel free to send your comments to Village leadership at   ag-jcc@amberleyvillage.org.  We'd love to hear from you!
Bike Safety Fair

Kudos to Officer Andrea Alt for coordinating another successful "Bike Rodeo"..and thanks to all who volunteered to make this year's Bike Safety Fair a success!  Special thanks goes out to Robin Kemp, Sgt. Koenig and Officer Monahan for their assistance at the event, and all of the residents and their families who attended this past Sunday, June 23 at the JCC.  Be sure and check out the photo gallery link below for more pics and some great video of the event!

Boom Arm Mower Saves $
for Amberley Village
Maintenance crews made use of the loan of this boom arm mower to groom the growth along Galbraith and Section Roads, as well as multiple back streets, recently.  The mower, which was generously lent to the Village by Symmes Township, allows for efficient trimming of hedges along roadsides. The use of the mower saves the Village thousands of dollars in equipment and contractor costs, and gives the neighborhood a tight and tidy feel.  Way to go, maintenance crew!                                                         
Welcome to our New Interim Administrative Assistant!
A warm welcome to Janice Schneider, who will serve as Interim Administrative Assistant.  She replaces Anna Shaw, who recently accepted a full-time position with MedPace.

Jan joins the Village following 16+ years with Princeton City Schools, and a previous administrative assistant role with the City of Wyoming.   Jan is a resident of Reading, where she lives with her husband.  In her free time, she enjoys travel and spending time with friends and family.

Best of luck to Anna in her new position, and be sure and stop by the Municipal Building and welcome Jan next time y ou're nearby! 

AROUND THE VILLAGE
Save the Date for the Amberley Village Ice Cream Social!

Save the date for this year's Ice Cream Social, which is scheduled to be held on Sunday, August 25 from 2 - 5 pm at the Municipal Building.  Check out the Amberley Village website calendar for updates, or and watch for signage throughout the Village as we approach the August date!
Join WeThrive! for Yoga on the Lawn
July 31, August 14 & 28, September 11 & 25, 6pm  |  Free
In partnership with the JCC
 
Perform your sun salutations while soaking up the sun! Join us as JCC Personal Trainers lead a series of refreshing outdoor yoga flow classes on the lawn next to Amberley Village Police Department. Bring your mat and a friend for this fun, free fitness class! Classes will not be held in the event of inclement weather.

Questions?  
SAFETY & SERVICES
Vacation House Checks
If you are going on vacation or will be gone from your home for a period of time, let the Public Safety Department direct special attention to your home while you are away. For your convenience, you may notify the Department via fax or phone:

TO FAX, open the .pdf version of the Vacation House Check form to print, complete and fax to 531-1680.

TO CALL, dial the Police Department at 531-2040. They will record your emergency contact information.

Follow these Crime Prevention Tips from the Public Safety Department to help protect yourself and your property.
Heat Safety for More than Just Children and Pets
 
According to NBC News, "experts predict that this year's heat waves are going to be frequent and severe." Be sure to keep your children, pets and loved ones safe by following a few important tips during elevated temperatures.   
  • Find air conditioning.
  • Avoid strenuous activities.
  • Watch for heat illness.
  • Wear light clothing.
  • Check on family members and neighbors.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
  • Never leave people or pets in a closed car.
Read the full NBS News article for additional ways to keep yourself, children and pets safe during the hot summer months.  You're also welcome to download the graphic above for quick reference! 
Property Maintenance Reminder

In response to resident concerns, Council adopted the Property Maintenance Code in 2007 that establishes standards for home maintenance as well as provides for enforcement of Code violations.

The Village requires properties to appear neat and uncluttered when viewed from the street, and to in no way present a nuisance or health hazard to neighbors or the public. For complete definitions and details, read through the Property Maintenance Code .

Reporting Violations
If you observe a poorly kept house or yard in your neighborhood, contact the Village Administration via email or call 531-8675, and they will handle it from there. For additional information regarding Amberley Village's Property Maintenance procedures, visit our website.
June Council Action
  • Resolution 2019-17: Approving Budget of Estimated Available Funds and Estimated 
    Required Expenditures for the General and Non-General Funds for the Calendar Year 2020 and authorizing the Village Manager to Submit the Tentative Budget to the County Auditor with Recommendations for Continuation of the Present Tax Levy
  • Ordinance 2019-4 : Setting appropriations for the Mercy Tax Increment Equivalent Fund and the Federal Grant Fund for 2019
  • Resolution 2019-18: Authorizing the Village Manager to Enter into a Contract with Rack & Ballauer Excavating for the 2019 Streets Program
  • Resolution 2019-19: Providing for Village Employees a Health Insurance Plan, a Contribution of Funds to Employees' Health Savings Accounts, and Renewing the Dental Plan for Employees
Print Newsletter
Communicating the business of the Village is a top priority.   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 in the Fall.

 

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