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Public Hearing to Be Held on June 8:
Proposed Changes to Property Maintenance Code
Amberley Village Council will hold a public meeting on June 8 to invite resident feedback regarding changes to sections of the Village Zoning Code in regards to zoning regulation and property maintenance.

Property maintenance in Amberley Village is an integral part of maintaining the aesthetic of a well-kept community. Maintaining one’s property adds value and character to the community where we live. It's in everyone’s best interest to preserve property values and remain a clean and attractive community.

Please mark your calendar and plan to
attend the public hearing on Monday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. We want to hear from you!
Municipal Building Reopens
After more than two months of closure, the Amberley Village Municipal Building has reopened to the public on a limited basis. Residents are asked to exercise social distancing practices, utilize hand sanitizer provided at high touch points throughout the building, and wear face masks while inside. Residents are also asked to limit visits to official business and public meetings.

Please take a moment to review the COVID-19 Safety Protocols posted below. We're here to serve you - safely!
Public Hearing Scheduled for Amberley Green Zoning
Residents will have multiple opportunities ahead to weigh in on proposed Zoning Code language for Amberley Green. The first of these will be at the July 8 Planning Commission Meeting, to be held at the Amberley Village Municipal Building. A second public hearing will be held at Village Council on a subsequent date to be announced. Residents are encouraged to learn more about the efforts underway to preserve greenspace while allowing for development at Amberley Green. Mark your calendar and be sure to participate!
Spring Means More Solicitors
As spring moves into summer, the number of solicitors out in our community tends to increase. Residents have several options for refusing unwanted solicitations. Take a moment to understand your rights and the many ways you can partner with the Village to keep unwanted solicitation under control.

Amberley Village Code states that solicitation is only permitted in the Village if a solicitor complies with specific provisions, including registration with the Police Department, and permission from the property owner or occupant . If you do NOT wish to grant permission for solicitors to enter upon your property, one or more of the following gives the Police Department grounds to enforce your wishes:
  • Amberley Village Police Department keeps an updated Do Not Solicit list, so be sure and register by calling 531-2040 if you choose not to welcome solicitors on your property.
  • Posting signage on your property indicating “No Solicitors” or “No Solicitation” refuses permission to solicit.
  • Verbal communication to the solicitor that you do not want to speak to the solicitor or want the solicitor on the premise is enough to allow enforcement if the solicitor does not leave.
  • Be sure and contact the Police Department IMMEDIATELY with information about the solicitor, including the company being represented and which direction they were going. This better enables Police to catch up with the solicitor and ensure he or she is in compliance with Village Code.
Reminder: Income Tax Due July 15, 2020
Residents are reminded that income tax returns and payment are due on July 15. Returns, payment and any correspondence can be inserted into the Amberley Village Drop Box, located in the circle driveway in front of the Municipal Building. The Drop Box is monitored 24/7 for security.

To learn more about the Drop Box, see video at left.

Questions?
Contact Village Tax Administrator Jenny West at 531-0130 or jwest@amberleyvillage.org.
Dogs Under Control at Amberley Green
With restrictions still in place to prevent COVID-19, Amberley Green has seen a significant spike in traffic. While dogs are permitted to run off-leash, please remember off leash does not mean out of control. The following are a few reminders of the rules of the Green, which are intended to protect resident use and enjoyment of this beautiful community space for both dogs and owners alike.

  • Please keep dogs from jumping on other dogs or people
  • Dogs may run off-leash, but must be under voice control
  • Do not allow your dog to be aggressive towards people or other dogs
  • Keep your dog under control
  • Dog owners should respect the space of walkers and those with dogs on-leash by requesting permission for your dog to approach
Community Says Thanks During National Police Week
Thanks to all the amazing residents who took time out during National Law Enforcement Week to express their gratitude to the Amberley Village Police Department. We've received countless cards, notes, treats and lunches from residents who appreciate the extra care and attention received by our officers on a daily basis. Thanks for making us feel appreciated!
Many of the notes received during National Police Week were from children. We're especially fond of the knock-knock jokes!
Municipal Building Tennis Courts Temporarily Closed; Amberley Green Courts Open
Repairs have been scheduled for the tennis courts located at the Municipal Building and are expected to begin this week. Thank you for your patience as we work to repair damage and improve the quality of the courts following recent storms.

Residents are able to enjoy the tennis courts located at Amberley Green in the meantime. Tennis keycards are available at the Public Safety window in the Municipal Building. Cost for residents for the remainder of the year is $35, as we are in the second year of the two-year keycard cycle. (Regular fee is $50 for two years.)

Residents will be notified via newsletter and social media as soon as the tennis courts at the Municipal Building are open and ready for use.
Village Manager Scot Lahrmer and Maintenance Supervisor Tony Chesney examine the surface of the tennis court as they discuss upcoming repairs.
Coronavirus Information & Updates
Fraud Alert: Be aware that criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 worldwide through a variety of scams. 

  • Be cautious of unsolicited healthcare fraud schemes of testing and treatment through emails, phone calls, or in person. Medical professionals and scientists are working hard to find a cure, approved treatment, and vaccines for COVID-19, but these types of promises are a red flag that you may be the target of a scammer. Learn more about what to avoid
  • Be the lookout for an increase in cryptocurrency fraud schemes including but not limited to blackmail attempts, work from home scams, paying for non-existent treatments or equipment, or investment scams. Read more on how to report these scams
  • Be wary of unsolicited telephone calls and e-mails from individuals claiming to be IRS and Treasury employees. Remember, the IRS's first form of communications is by mail - not by phone.  Learn more about fraudulent schemes related to the IRS

Criminals will likely continue to use new methods to exploit COVID-19 worldwide. Stay alert and stay informed about common fraud schemes related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.   Find out more about types of scams.

If you think you are a victim of a scam or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, you can report it without leaving your home by calling the Department of Justice’s  National Center for Disaster Fraud  Hotline at 866-720-5721 or via the  NCDF Web Complaint Form .
Park Safety During COVID-19
According to the National Recreation and Park Association, more than 1,000 groups nationwide support safe use of parks during the COVID-19 outbreak. But that's not to say we can't take extra precautions. The infographic above offers some excellent guidelines for safe use of parks and recreation during COVID-19. Want more? Check out the full article below!
Amberley Village Bike Safety Event
Join Amberley Village Police-Fire Department for a special edition Bike Safety event on Sunday, June 14 at the Mayerson JCC, where children 12 and under can have their bike helmet checked by an Amberley Village Police Officer.

Children whose helmets do not fit will be given a new helmet, and all children will receive a goodie bag (while supplies last.)

Mark your calendar for 10 - 11:30 am on June 14 to ensure your child's safety while riding a bike!
2020 Census Update
So close! But still another 17% to go...

You know who you are...make sure the 2020 Census does, too! Amberley Village is seeking a 100% response rate for Census 2020, so please do your part and be counted today.

Click the button below to get started now!
Show Your Amberley Village Pride!
Amberley Village Face Masks Now Available in the Spirit Shop!
The Amberley Village Online Spirit Shop offers a wide variety of fleece, outerwear and accessories. Show your Amberley Village pride with high-quality, branded gear - perfect for all seasons!

NEW! Amberley Village face masks now available in six colors!
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Amberley Village is committed to keeping lines of communication open and accessible between residents and government officials. In this spirit, Amberley Village has incorporated Village-issued email addresses for Councilmembers into its digital communications protocol.

These measures unify the format, making it easier for residents to send a message when an issue comes to mind. The member's first initial followed by last name (no space) @amberleyvillage.org will get your message on its way to members of the Amberley Village Council.

Even easier, visit our website and just click on the links to reach your elected officials !
Amberley Village Council meets on the second Monday of each month.
The next scheduled meeting is for Monday, June 8 at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers and online. Information to watch online is available on our website at www.amberleyvillage.org.
To speak at the meeting, please contact Clerk of Council Tammy Reasoner at 531-8675 or at tpreasoner@amberleyvillage.org
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