Decorate The Village
South Amherst Village is encouraging all village residents, businesses and churchs to decorate in celebration of the Holiday season. Gift cards will be awarded based on originality, theme and presentation. Judging to be done Saturday, December 14th. Entry forms are available at the Village Town Hall. Entry forms must be reurned by Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. If you have any further questions, please contact David Leshinski, Council President at 986-6640.
2012 Annual Financial Report has been completed and is available for inspection at the Office of the Village Clerk/Treasurer at 103 West Main St
Contractor Registration - 2013
Effective June 2011, all contractors doing work in the Village of South Amherst must be registered to do work in the Village of South Amherst. Click here to get an application and the requirements. You may drop your application and required documents off at the South Amherst Townhall at 103 W Main St, South Amherst Ohio. There is a $35.00 registration fee for the first year and $25.00 for every year after.
Tree Limb/Branch Pick-up
Tree limbs and branches will be picked up the first week of each month at the curb.
2013 Leaf Pickup
Leaf Pick up to be determined. Please put leaves all the way to the edge of the road, so the leaf hose can reach them. The truck may leave ruts in the yard, if they have to pull up on the grass to get to the leaves. All branches need to be separate of the leaf piles. The branches clog the suction tube. Our leaf vacuum only has a 6 foot vacuum hose. We cannot vacuum leaves past that.
2013 Dumpster Days
Fall Dumpster Days will be Friday, October 4th, 2013 from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and Saturday, October 5th, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Please bring your water bill or driver's license to show proof of residence in the Village. We cannot take tires, paint, or construction material. We will take appliances that use Freon; however, they must be tagged that the Freon has been removed. We will also take batteries.
Items such as yard waste, clothing, light bulbs including Christmas lights, wood, chains, garden hoses, shredded paper, car parts (especially brake rotors, pots and pans,polystyrene(stryafoam) & aluminum foil may all be taken. None of these items should be placed in your green recycle containers. As of 2013, Republic Services has new equipment and these items cannot be processed as recycleable material.
The county also has a drive in site at 540 S. Abbe Rd in Elyira, Ohio that takes a variety of items. For more information call 1-800-449-5463.
Republic Waste is the company that handles the Village of South Amherst trash removal
To get trash service, call 1-800-433-1309. The village participates in a recycling program where residence are assigned one blue container for trash and one green container for recycable material from Republic Waste. They can take newspapers, magazines, junk mail, milk and juice containers, beverage containers (empty)-aluminum, glass, plastic #1-#7 (detergent bottles, etc), and metal.
They also have a bulk pick-up on the first trash day of the month. Items that you can put out then are yard waste, clothing, light bulbs including Christmas lights, wood, chains, garden hoses, shredded paper, car parts (especially brake rotors, pots and pans,polystyrene(stryafoam) & aluminum foil.
Please keep in mind that the Village follows the Ohio State Residence Building and Electrical Codes.
The Village requires permits for landscape and grading and for tapping into the storm sewers.
Please contact Mayor Becker at (440-986-8221) for tapping into the storm sewers.
Please contact Zwick Associates at ( 440-235-2729) for permits for landscape and grading permits.
If you have a sidewalk in front of your property, you are required to keep the sidewalks in repair and free from snow, ice or any nuisance. (ORC 723.011)
All sidewalks must be maintained in a safe and passable manner. Elevations between stone slabs or concrete sections shall not vary by more than one (1) inch.
When a driveway is of loose stone or gravel, said stone or gravel shall not cover the sidewalk. A through sidewalk must be maintained through the driveway and must meet sidewalk requirements as set forth in Ord. 660.
If you would like to read the Ordinances with regard to sidewalks, please follow the link to Walter Drane Company under the Related Links section of the Village web site.
If you have questions regarding your sidewalk, please contact Randy Riley, Zoning Inspector, at (440) 986-2202.