November E-News
Temporary Moratorium on Certain Accessory Structures
Public Meeting on November 5
As part of its regular meeting on November 5, the Village's Planning Commission will have a discussion regarding proposed changes to the Village Zoning Code relating to accessory structures, including but not limited to structures with over 200 square feet of floor space that are covered or have a roof such that they are not open to the sky, such as large sheds or garages, and other detached covered structures. On October 26, 2018 the Village published notification of the November 5 Planning Commission meeting via Village posting boards throughout the community and the website and social media outlets, including Nextdoor.

This will be an opportunity to receive public input. Interested residents can request to be placed on the Planning Commission's November 5 agenda to speak by contacting the Administration Office at 531-8675 or sending an email.

The action by Village Council to create the moratorium took place at the October 8, 2018 regular Council Meeting where a six-month moratorium on the construction of certain accessory structures over 200 square feet was unanimously approved. To read Ordinance 2018-11 in full and find out what you need to know about the moratorium, please visit our website at
Leaf Collection Started October 15
How leaves are collected in Amberley
How leaves are collected in Amberley
The Village's annual leaf collection program began on Monday, October 15 this year. The Maintenance Department crews have begun making regular routes through the Village to provide leaf collection to residents which continues until December 28.  

As the volume of leaves increases, the black and white advisory signs will be posted at the entrance to your neighborhood in advance of the crews, projecting the estimated day of collection in your area.

Crews will stay on schedule as much as possible. Weather, equipment, parking on the street, and debris mixed with leaves all affect the Village's ability to collect leaves.

Please take a few minutes to watch our video on how leaf collection works in the Village. It provides a closer look at the guidelines for setting out leaves, how the equipment operates, and what you can do to help get your leaves collected.
Brush Collection Suspended
While the Village's Maintenance Department crew temporarily reactivated brush collection in response to a high wind event,  the special pick-up ends Friday, November 2 .  

The crews will return to concentrating on bulk leaf collection through December.   Brush collection is suspended during this period and will resume in January.
Curbside Services - Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule


Residents can expect regular trash and recycling collection service from Rumpke for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  No delays are expected

Leaf Collection

No collection on Thanksgiving Day or the day after Thanksgiving.  Service restarts on Monday, November 26.

Holiday Package Delivery Service
Available November 23 - 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.  

Holiday Package Delivery Service
Holiday Package Delivery Service

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.

Hamilton County 911
Emergency Notification System
In the fall print newsletter mailed last month, Village residents received the announcement that our police dispatching of 911 calls will transition to the Hamilton County Communication Center by the end of the year. While steps are underway, the Village would like to assist residents in becoming familiar with the County's technology tools that help save vital response time during an emergency.

Alert Hamilton County is a mass notification tool available to residents, visitors and those working in Hamilton County to receive a text, email or phone call notification or warning about emergencies in the area. Users are able to choose from 42 types of messages sent through the system including flash flood warnings, shelter in place warnings, and tornado warnings. Residents are encouraged to register by visiting

The Alert Hamilton County system is paired with a system called " Smart911," which allows you to create a safety profile about family members including disabilities or medical needs, address and property details, pets, and emergency contact information that will be immediately available to the County's 911 dispatcher when you make an emergency call. An app for Smart911 is available in the App Store and Google Play. For quick and easy sign up, text "SMART911" to 67283.
Gehring Receives OVI Award Second Year in a Row
The Village is pleased to congratulate, for the second year in a row, Police-Fire Sgt. Brandon Gehring for having the highest number of OVI arrests made during saturation patrols in Hamilton County with the Hamilton County OVI Task Force. 

OVI means drivers were operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This grant-funded effort is specifically designed to patrol for impaired drivers, referred to as saturation patrols. 

Gehring was recently presented the award by Lt. Pohlman of the Blue Ash Police Department.
Get the Facts About Distracted Driving
Using phone while driving
In 2016, new NHTSA data shows that at least 3,450 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers, including those who were texting and driving. Key statistical findings in NHTSA's new 2016 Distracted Driving Research Note and Teen Distracted Driver Fact Sheet include:
  • Nine percent of fatal crashes in 2016 were reported as distraction-affected crashes.
  • Six percent of all drivers involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash.  
  • Nine percent of drivers 15 to 19 years old involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted at the times of the fatal crashes.
  • In 2016, there were 562 non-occupants (pedestrians, bicyclists, and others) killed in distraction-affected crashes.
  • In 2016, 70 percent of the distracted drivers in fatal crashes were male, as compared to 74 percent of drivers in all fatal crashes.
  • Hand-held cell phone use while driving is highest among 15- to 29-year-old drivers. 
  • Female drivers with a cell phone have been more likely to be involved in fatal distracted-driving crashes as compared to male drivers every year since 2012.
To prevent tragedies due to distracted driving, motorists are urged to:
  • Turn off electronic devices and put them out of reach before starting to drive.
  • Be good role models for young drivers and set a good example. Talk with your teens about responsible driving.
  • Speak up when you are a passenger and your driver uses an electronic device while driving. Offer to make the call for the driver, so his or her full attention stays on the driving task.
  • Always wear your seat belt. Seat belts are the best defense against unsafe drivers.
All pedestrians and bicyclists should focus on their surroundings and not on their electronic devices.
Is Your House Number Visible from the Street?
House numbers help first responders find your home quickly should you ever need emergency police, fire or medical assistance.  House numbers should be large enough to be seen from the roadway and should be visible both day and night.  This will help any emergency unit locate your residence quickly.

A recommended size for house numbers near the street is three inches tall and two inches wide. When house numbers are applied to the home, increase the size of the numbers to five to six inches tall and four to five inches wide and consider making them reflective to increase visibility at night.

Residents are encouraged to take time to check their house numbers for needed repairs to ensure address numbers in good condition and placed in a position that is visible and legible from street view. While Amberley Village Police are on routine patrols, they're helping residents by leaving behind a door hanger if they notice house numbers that are damaged, missing, or unreadable.
Be Idle Free
Amberley Village Council unanimously supported a resolution at its October council meeting that places emphasis on being idle-free.  The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency's idle free campaign brings awareness to our individual actions that can help reduce air pollution created by idling vehicles.

Idling is when a vehicle's engine is running while it is parked.  To help reduce idling, turn off your vehicle when waiting for 30 seconds or longer.  

To encourage idle-free zones in our community, Amberley Village has posted signs in Village-owned parking lots to help encourage folks to turn engines off when their vehicle is not in use.  Learn more about why it's important to be idle-free in this brochure from the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency.
Speed Hump Removal in Winter Months
For three consecutive years the Village has installed temporary speed humps to slow drivers on Village streets. Earlier this year the devices were deployed on Lamarque, Longmeadow, Elbrook, and Sagamore. These temporary speed humps will soon be removed in preparation for winter weather to allow for unobstructed operation of our snow plows on Village streets for snow removal. 

Look for reinstallation of the speed humps next spring. If you are concerned about speeding on your street, please contact our Police Department at 531-2040.
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 . To contact the local District 5 Ohio Division of Wildlife, please call (937) 372-9261.
Finance Facts with Mayor Muething
Amberley Village Information Podcast - Mayor Tom Muething
D id you know that the Amberley Village Finance Committee meets monthly to review our financials? 
Learn about that process and more with Mayor Tom Muething as he takes you in-depth to look at Village funds and Amberley's financial trends.

Find this and other informational videos about Amberley Village on YouTube.
The Port's Six Year Impact
2100 Section Road
The Port, previously known as Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority, has prepared a  report  on its progress over the past six years toward its revitalization strategies in our region. Village residents may be interested in reviewing the report which includes information about the redevelopment path of 2100 Section Road, a property owned by The Port in Amberley Village.

Election Day, Nov. 6
Polling & Ballot Information
Residents will have another opportunity to cast their votes on candidates and issues being proposed to voters on November 6. This year is not an election year for the Village Council seats as the current term runs through 2019.
Polls :  Hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  You must be registered to vote, and can find out whether you are registered, and where to vote from the Board of Elections.
Ballot Information : To view the actual ballot, plug in your street address on the Board of Elections poll locator page .
Issues and candidates can be reviewed by visiting the Hamilton County Board of Elections website.  Questions?  Contact Hamilton County Board of Elections, (513) 632-7000.