May E-News
National Police Week May 13-19
National Police Week, held May 13-19, is set aside to honor those who serve in law enforcement.  Locally, a memorial service, including a parade, will begin at the Cincinnati Fire Museum (Sixth and Central Avenue) on May 11th beginning at 11 a.m. to honor the officers who have given their all.  Amberley Village officers participate in the event each year and the public is welcome to attend to show their support.

Additionally, Amberley Village Council will present a resolution in recognition of this week in memoriam at its May 14 regular meeting.  Flags at the Municipal Building will also be lowered to half mast.

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. A National Police Memorial ceremony in Washington, D.C. is held each year to honor fallen officers across the country.

National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America's law enforcement community. To learn more, visit  
Distracted Driving  
The Amberley Village Police-Fire Department reminds us that staying alert while driving requires your full attention and any activity that diverts your attention away from the primary task of driving is a distraction. All distractions can quickly become the cause of an accident that causes injury to you as the driver, your family or friends as passengers, and the general public as pedestrians and bystanders.

Distractions include:
  • Texting
  • Using a cell phone or smartphone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading, including maps
  • Using a navigation system
  • Watching a video
  • Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player
While accidents do happen, it is important for everyone to think about others on the roadway, children on bikes, pedestrians, joggers and motorcycles. Please slow down, be cautious and pay attention.
Speed Hump Installations
The Village is continuing its successful program of deploying temporary speed humps on Village roadways as an effective tool to bring awareness to drivers to slow down and be alert while driving on our roadways.

The devices are installed on streets where speed has been monitored by the Police Department. The goal is to deter speeding as well as keep drivers mindful of pedestrians and cyclists sharing the roadway.  

The speed humps, which are removed for the winter months, will soon be installed. The temporary speed humps have been targeted for installation on the following streets:
  • Lamarque near 3320
  • Longmeadow near 3270
  • Elbrook near 7380
  • Sagamore near 8012
If you are concerned about speeding on your street, please contact our Police Department at 531-2040.
GCWW Announces Water Main Replacement
Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) has notified the Village of its intent to replace the water main on Arborcrest Drive, Arborcrest Court, Longmeadow Lane, North and South Whitetree Circle and Lamarque Drive from Longmeadow to Whitetree. The diameter of the water main will be increased from 6 inches to 12 inches.
Greater Cincinnati Water Works will replace the older cast iron water main with a new ductile iron pipe which is a more durable material and is longer lasting. The project will result in better water flow to fire hydrants and better water flow to residential users. The Village will purchase 32 new fire hydrants to be installed by Cincinnati Water Works as a part of the project, which saves the Village the cost of installation. The project is expected to be bid by GCWW in the fourth quarter this year.
National Public Works Week May 20-26

National Public Works Week is May 20-26 to recognize the vital role public works plays in our communities.  This year's theme "The Power of Public Works" highlights the impact of the many facets that public works has on modern civilization. 

Since 1960, the American Public Works Association (APWA) has sponsored National Public Works Week.  There are over 29,000 members in the U.S. and Canada.  It is a week to recognize the value and necessity of public works services provided to our residents. 

Some of the services include street and right-of-way repairs and maintenance, storm water pipe and catch basin restoration and repairs, snow and ice removal, curbside brush chipping and leaf pick-up, tree removal, litter control, maintenance of guard rails and traffic signs, buildings and village owned properties, and vehicle maintenance including fire department apparatus.  Additionally, the Village's maintenance department employees respond to flooded streets, storm damage, malfunctioning traffic signals and damaged street signs.  They are also fully certified as fire fighters for the Village.

Additionally, Village Council will present a resolution in recognition of this week during the May 14 regular council meeting.
Brush Guidelines
How to Set Out Brush for Chipping
How to Set Out Brush for Chipping
Getting brush readied at the curb for pick-up in keeping with the Village's guidelines can help ensure that your brush gets picked up efficiently. 

To keep the crews moving through their routes, watch our brush video that describes our process and the materials we can chip. Becoming familiar with these guidelines will help us serve you better.  
Backyard Composting Seminar - May 10

Deer Park is hosting a free one-hour evening seminar by Hamilton County Recycles focused on 
the basics of backyard composting and  Village residents are invited. 

It is being held on  Thursday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Francis R. Healy Community Center. Residents can RSVP  to guarantee a seat at or by calling (513) 946-7766.
Volunteer for Tree Care 
The Environmental Stewardship Committee would like to invite volunteers to participate in the upcoming clean-up days at the Amberley Green property to perform light maintenance to remove weeds and invasive growth from the roots zones to ensure healthy trees.  Amberley Green is the home to many significant older trees that add beauty and value to the property. Trees help clean air, reduce water run-off, provide food and habitat, as well as enhance mental health.

Volunteers will meet at 5:00 p.m. in the parking lot at 7801 Ridge Road on the following dates: May 24, June 21, September 27 and October 25. Sun hats, sunscreen and gardening gloves are recommended. Everyone is welcome to join us!
Residents Recycled 442 Tons in 2017
Congratulations Amberley Village residents! In 2017, you recycled  441.91 tons of metal, glass, plastic and paper. Residents saved resources, conserved energy, and reduced pollution by recycling.
The recycling efforts in Amberley Village:  
  • Conserved enough energy to power every home in Amberley Village for 21 days.
  • Reduced more air pollution than if every household in Amberley Village rode their bicycle to work for 3 ½ months.
  • Saved 3,622 trees from being harvested. 
On average, each household in Amberley Village recycled 654 pounds in 2017. That's 28.12% of all the waste we generate.   Want to start recycling? Call 800-582-3107 to request your recycling cart today.

Thanks for Recycling at One Stop Drop!

The 6th Annual One Stop Drop recycling event was held on April 8th. There was a steady stream of cars driving through to drop-off recyclables during our 4 hour event.  Recycling increased this year by almost five tons over last year's totals!  
Items Recycled
Pounds Tons
Cohen USA
Royal Paper
Clothing, etc.
Scrap It Up
Creative Materials



What Does a Coyote's Howl Mean?
The Village's mix of residential and natural landscape is an attractive habitat for a variety of wild animals, including the coyote, influenced by the abundant green space within our community.

With the co-habitation of coyotes, residents observe sightings and behaviors of these animals during the daytime including the sound of coyotes howling which can occur any time of day or night. When the long, drawn-out howl or the chorus-like barking of coyotes occurs at nighttime, it can be startling to homeowners.

Very social animals, the pack family lifestyle of coyotes engages in frequent communication amongst its members to signal a variety of messages as they hunt for food, seek out one another, and protect their young and den.

Long howl
Reporting location
Group yip-howl
Reuniting with pack members or departing from pack
Short barks
Warns of danger
Establishing dominance
Whines, whimpers
High-pitched barks
Summoning pups
At times the howls can sound like an entire pack of coyotes are nearby when, in fact, there are a few communicating which can be fooling as the sound becomes distorted by traveling through the environment. The coyote is one of the most vocal communicators compared to other species within our natural environment.
April Legislation
The following ordinance was presented at the regular Village Council meeting April 9, 2018.  Questions about this ordinance may be directed to the administration office at 531-8675.  To view or download this ordinance, including the council packet in its entirety, click here and select the April 9 Village Council Meeting from the recent events list of meetings shown.
Ordinance 2018-4

Combat Discrimination and for the Guarantee of Equality and Inclusion
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Informed Delivery by USPS

Residents may be interested in a new feature provided by the United States Postal Service (USPS) called Informed Delivery--see what letters are coming to your mailbox anytime, anywhere. This free and optional service sends email notifications to you showing a view of greyscale images of the exterior, address side of letter-sized mail pieces and tracks packages scheduled to arrive in your mailbox. 

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Electric & Gas Aggregation
The Village's electric aggregation program with IGS Energy offers a rate at $0.0527 per kilowatt hour for a three-year term which began September 2017 and continues through August 2020.
Residents can also choose from a green power rate option that will be $0.002 higher per kilowatt hour. The green power option can be requested by residents after enrollment into the Village's aggregation program and contacting IGS directly.
If you are with another supplier and would like to switch to the Village's aggregation program, contact IGS Energy at 1-877-353-0162 (8 am - 8 pm weekdays) to sign up.  There are no additional fees associated with the Village's aggregation programs, but before you switch you should check with your existing supplier for related cancellation fees.
IGS Energy                                                                  
6100 Emerald Parkway                                              
Dublin, OH 43017                                                       
Customer Service: 1-877-353-0162 (8 am - 5 pm Monday-Friday)                                                       
Natural Gas Aggregation

The Village's natural gas aggregation program with IGS Energy offers a variable rate with the ability to secure a fixed rate to provide price certainty should a favorable opportunity present itself.

The aggregation rates and contact information are also available on the homepage of the Village website for your convenience.