July E-News
2018 Road Program
The 2018 Street Rehabilitation Program consists of the total curb replacement, storm water  repairs and repaving of the entire street on Matson Avenue, Gwenwyn Drive, Lansdowne Avenue, Gardner Avenue and a portion of Sagamore Drive. The streets in the 2018 program are concrete base streets that the Village Engineer determined are candidates for repaving rather than the total reconstruction, such as what is needed on several concrete base streets in the Village.

The committee also recommended an additional $75,000 for approximately 2,600 additional feet of curb repairs on Elbrook Avenue that was not anticipated when the 2018 Street Program was assembled and bid. A change order was awarded to Adelta for this work at the same unit price (28.60 per ft) as submitted in their street program bid. 

The street program total cost will be $534,742.92 including the $75,000 additional in curb repairs. Approximately $329,500 will be charged to the Streets Fund and $205,242 will be charged to the Storm Water Utility, based on the portion of the program related to storm water .

Adleta Construction will perform the road construction work for $30,107.84 less than the next lowest bid received.  For more about the timing of construction activity and how it could impact your daily drive, click here.
   To volunteer, please contact the Administration Office at 531-8675.
Have you checked out the Village's Facebook Page lately?  You don't want to miss what residents are saying about living in Amberley Village!  We've invited residents to share why they like living here and choose to call Amberley home.

Want to be featured? Simply fill out our  #LifeinAmberley submission form and we'll be in touch! Go to  http://www.amberleyvillage.org/ and click on Contact Us.  Don't want to go online?  Come to the Ice Cream Social August 19 and visit our #LifeinAmberley photo booth! 

Stories will be shared on our Facebook Page! Tell us your why, meet neighbors and hear more about what makes #LifeinAmberley special!

Vacation House Checks
Amberley Village Police-Fire Department provides residents with an extra layer of security with a service referred to as a Vacation House Check. Residents can contact the Police-Fire Department in advance of leaving town and the Village will direct special attention to your home while you are away. Officers conduct routine checks on residents' homes by walking the perimeter of the home and ensuring that there is no out of the ordinary activity such as an open door or broken window and other signs that would show disturbance of the property or home.

After you've let the Department know you'll be leaving for vacation, be sure you prepare your home by considering these safety measures:
  • Keep shades and blinds in their normal positions.
  • Stop mail and newspaper delivery, or arrange for someone to pick them up everyday.
  • Lock all doors and windows.
  • Activate your security alarm.
  • Arrange for lawn service at proper times.
  • Put timers on several household lights so they turn on and off at appropriate times.
  • Leave a radio on or put it on a timer.
  • Don't allow deliveries of any kind to accumulate on your doorstep. 
  • Ask a neighbor to park in your driveway overnight.
  • Refrain from publicizing your trip ahead of time.
  • Turn down the ringer on your telephone to avoid a ringing phone.
  • Do not broadcast your vacation on social media. A post showing you are in Florida is a sure sign that you are out of town. The less information you put out there, the less likely it is to reach the wrong ears and eyes.
  • Do not leave portable GPS devices and electronics visible in your vehicle while your vehicle is parked at the airport.
  • Don't hide a house key outside. Burglars know the best hiding places better than you do.
  • Lock up jewelry, electronics, and any other valuables or sensitive documents in a fire-proof safe.
Call 531-2040 or visit amberleyvillage.org and click on Resident Services.  
Look Before You Lock
National Heatstroke Prevention Day is July 31. Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of death among children and infants and toddlers. Whether you're a parent, caregiver or bystander of a child left in a car, it's vitally important to understand children are more vulnerable to heatstroke than adults. A child's body temperature rises 3 times faster than that of an adult and it only takes a few minutes for your vehicle to reach lethal temperatures.
Unfortunately, even great parents can forget a child in the back seat. Other risk factors include caregivers who aren't used to driving kids or whose routine suddenly changes. Following these safety tips can protect children from heatstroke:
  1. Look before you lock. Open the backdoor and look in the backseat to assure that everyone is out of the car (even if you think you are childless).
  2. Keep something you need in the backseat. Put your cell phone, briefcase, laptop, lunch, ID badge, or anything essential to your daily routine beside your child.
  3. Travel with a furry companion. Keep a stuffed animal in the car seat. When baby is in the seat, the stuffed animal rides shotgun. The furry passenger serves as a reminder that baby's in the back.
  4. Always lock the doors. Even if the car is in the garage, keep the doors locked to prevent curious children from getting into the car.
  5. Put the keys and fobs away. Kids might want to play with keys and be able to get into the car without a parent's knowledge.
  6. Have a plan with childcare provider. If your child does not show up to daycare or school without prior notice, someone should call to locate the child.
  7. TAKE ACTION if You Notice a Child Alone in a Hot Car. If you see a child alone in a car, do not hesitate to call 911.
Staying Safe on the Roadways
Whether walking, jogging, or driving on the roadways in Amberley Village, the Public Safety Department expresses the importance for everyone to think about others on the roadway, children on bikes, pedestrians, joggers and motorcycles. Please slow down, be cautious, and practice the following safety measures:

  • Be predictable. Follow the rules of the road and obey signs and signals.
  • If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic along the side of the roadway and in the grass if possible.
  • Keep alert at all times; don't be distracted by electronic devices that take your eyes (and ears) off the road.
  • Cross streets at crosswalks or intersections whenever possible. This is where drivers expect pedestrians. Look for cars in all directions - including those turning left or right.
  • If a crosswalk or intersection is not available, locate a well-lit area where you have the best view of traffic. Wait for a gap in traffic that allows you enough time to cross safely, and continue to watch for traffic as you cross.
  • Never assume a driver sees you. Make eye contact with drivers as they approach you to make sure you are seen.
  • Wear some type of reflective tape, reflective vest and/or lighter colored clothing.
  • Be visible at all times. Wear bright clothing during the day, and wear reflective materials or use a flashlight at night.
  • Watch for cars entering or exiting driveways, or backing up in parking lots.
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs when walking; they impair your abilities and judgment too.
  • Look out for pedestrians everywhere, at all times. Safety is a shared responsibility.
  • Use extra caution when driving in hard-to-see conditions, such as nighttime or in bad weather.
  • If weather causes you to use your windshield wipers, headlights should be in use too.
  • Slow down and be prepared to stop when turning or otherwise entering a crosswalk.
  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and stop well back from the crosswalk to give other vehicles an opportunity to see the crossing pedestrians so they can stop too.
  • Never pass vehicles stopped at a crosswalk. There may be people crossing that you can't see.
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Follow the speed limit, especially around people on the street.
  • Follow slower speed limits in school zones and in neighborhoods where there are children present.
  • Be extra cautious when backing up - pedestrians can move into your path.
June Legislation
The following legislation was presented and passed at the regular Village Council meeting June 11, 2018.  Questions about legislation may be directed to the administration office at 531-8675.  To view or download legislation, including the council packet in its entirety, click here and select the June 11 Village Council Meeting from the recent events list of meetings shown.
Resolution 2018-11

Approving and Adopting Certificate for Treasury Management Services and Designating Depositories
Resolution 2018-12

Approving the Tax Budget for 2019
Resolution 2018-13

Authorizing Mobile Data Computers (MDC) Lease
Ordinance 2018-9

Authorizing the Village Manager to Execute a Second Amendment to the Master Agreement in Order to Enter into a Contract with a Natural Gas Aggregator for a Specific Time Period
Resolution 2018-14
Renewing Health and Dental Care for Employees
Resolution 2018-15 Requesting the Hamilton County Auditor to Place Lien Against Property for Nuisance Abatement Expenses Incurred by the Village