June 2016
Public Information Meetings on June 2

The Village will be hosting two  public information meeting sessions at the Jewish Community Center located at 8485 Ridge Road. There will be a 1  p.m. and 7 p.m. opportunity to hear the same presentation.  

Residents can expect to hear a financial presentation, information about our Police Department, information regarding the status of some development in the Village as well as an opportunity to ask questions.
2016 Street Rehabilitation Program

Rehabilitation on the Village streets this summer will include Springvalley Drive, Kincaid Road, Patrisal Court, and Kentland Court.  Curb replacement and repairs will also be performed on Longmeadow Lane and Arborcrest Drive.

This year's program will invest $614,288 into rehabilitation of our roadways as part of the long-term priority to protect and revitalize the Village's largest asset.  The Kincaid Road portion of the expenses will be paid by Municipal Road Fund (MRF) grant dollars in the amount of $95,000.  MRF grant funds are made possible through license plate fees collected locally.

Barrett Paving will perform the road construction work for $27,717 less than the engineer's estimate and $84,302 less than the second bid received.  Work is expected to begin in July and conclude in August.  
Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline

The Environmental Stewardship Committee met May 23 to discuss the proposed Central Corridor Gas Pipeline.   The Health, Education & Welfare Committee will meet June 2 at 4:15 p.m. to review a resolution opposing the project.  

Residents opposed to the pipeline are strongly encouraged to write letters to state representatives and submit public comments on the project website.
Police Officers Trained in Use of Narcan

The Amberley Village Police Department has observed an increase in heroin and drug arrests in the Village and surrounding areas.  In the Greater Cincinnati area, more than 13,000 heroin users have spent time in jail and over 300 deaths occurred from overdose of this epidemic drug.  

The department has partnered with the Hamilton County Health Department and has taken the effort to better train our officers in dealing with these situations. The department has begun to carry an opiate antagonist drug called Naloxone Hydrochloride which is also referred to as Narcan®. All of our officers have completed a training course to help them recognizing heroin involved incidences and also perform administration the drug.

Changes in legislation and successful pilot programs in Ohio have made Narcan® a viable resource for law enforcement and EMS to carry. In April 2016, the Amberley Village Police Department began carrying Narcan® to better respond in the case of heroin overdose incidents.

The Hamilton County Heroin Task Force was started to help combat the sale and use of heroin:   Anonymous Tip Hotline  (513) 946-4411  or (513) 352-DOPE
Home Security While on Vacation

When you go on vacation this summer, prepare your home before you go and let the Police Department direct special attention to your home while you away.  Vacation house checks are conducted for residents while they are out of town.  Officers perform routine checks to ensure residents' homes are secure.
Before you leave for vacation, consider these safety measures:
  • Keep shades and blinds in their normal positions.
  • Stop mail and newspaper delivery, or arrange for someone to pick them up daily.
  • 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.
For your convenience, you may notify the department of your plans via fax, phone or email.  Call 531-2040 or visit AmberleyVillage.org and click on Resident Services.  
Deer Survey Results

Every three years an aerial infrared count of the deer is conducted to estimate the population in our community.  The fly-over conducted in April resulted in approximately 152 deer present.  The written report and map data is available on the Village website. 

The Health, Education & Welfare Committee conducts reviews of this report and other information as part of the Village's Deer Management Policy.   
Volunteers - Amberley Green Tree Clean-Up

The Environmental Stewardship Committee coordinates a program at Amberley Green to support maintenance of the mature trees in the Village.  An informal group gathers to "Adopt-a-Grove" on a regular basis.  Equipped with gloves and hand tools, they tackle honeysuckle, and other invasive shrubs, along with light trimming. 

Volunteers are encouraged to join us this summer at 7801 Ridge Road at 6:30 p.m. on June 16, July 21, August 18, and September 15 (weather permitting).  Don't forget to bring your garden gloves, hats, hand tools and water.  
Don't Feed Wildlife

While it may be enjoyable to a watch squirrel or deer nibble up feed you have invited them to eat in your backyard, there are many important health and safety reasons to avoid feeding wild animals.  General prevention measures can be taken to ensure you're not inviting unwanted house guests and visitors to your property or your neighbors: 
    • Avoid feeding pets outside; remove food and water bowls from outdoors.
    • Keep ground clear of spillage from bird or squirrel feeders.
    • Store trash in securely covered heavy duty containers.
    • Keep yards free of brush that could serve as shelter.
    • Restrict access to compost bins.
    • Trim branches that serve as access points to the roof.
    • Cover window wells and seal holes and cracks in foundations.
For more information on nuisance wildlife, visit www.wildlife.ohiodnr.gov .  To contact the local District 5 Ohio Division of Wildlife, please call (937) 372-9261.  
Tax Reminder
If you are an Amberley Village resident and anticipate you will owe more than $200 in Amberley Village income tax for 2016, the Tax Office would like to remind you that the second quarterly payment for 2016 is due June 15.  The State of Ohio changed the due dates for estimated payments beginning with tax year 2016.  The new due dates are April 15th, June 15th, September 15th and December 15th
If you have filed your 2015 tax return and paid your 1st quarter estimate you should have received in the mail payment vouchers for 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarter. 90% of your 2016 tax liability is due by December 15, 2016.  Making quarterly payments helps you meet this requirement.  Quarterly estimated payment vouchers are available on our website, www.amberleyvillage.org under Forms and Documents.
For all tax questions call Patty Meiers in the tax office at (513) 531-0130.  
2016 Amberley Village Tax Calendar
2015 Tax return or extension -  April 18, 2016

Quarterly Estimates:
1 st Quarter - April 15, 2016             2 nd Quarter -June 15, 2016
3 rd Quarter - September 15, 2016    4 th Quarter  - December 15, 2016  

2015 Extended tax return - October 15, 2016

Amberley Village Tax Office Phone (513) 531-0130 Fax (513) 531-8154
Save the Date!
Ice Cream Social August 7

This year's Ice Cream Social will be held on Sunday, August 7 at 6 p.m. on the grounds of the Amberley Village Municipal Building. 

To volunteer, please contact Amy Rubenstein.