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Voters Choose Next Deerfield Trustees and Fiscal Officer
Lori "Lelle" Lutts, Kristin Malhotra and Lonnie Vestal who were elected as Deerfield Township trustees and Dan Corey who was elected to the position of fiscal officer on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Trustees serve four-year terms; the new fiscal officer completes the term began by John Wahle (who retired in October 2016) and will serve through 2020.
Special thanks to outgoing trustees Chris Romano, who was first elected in 2005, and Wayne Speer, who was appointed in January of this year, for their dedication to the township and commitment to providing exceptional services and fiscal responsibility throughout their tenure.
Trustee and other township meetings are open to the public, and all are welcome to attend. The next trustee work session will occur on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 5:30 p.m.
All meetings take place in the Deerfield Trustee Meeting Room. Agendas are posted online in advance, with minutes and videos posted shortly after the meetings. We hope you'll take advantage of these resources to stay on top of what's happening in the township!
On Wednesday, Nov. 15, the Warren County Transportation Improvement District announced the opening of the Innovation Way extension. With the completion of that project, the former Kingswood Golf Course property also has reopened.
Pedestrians are reminded to pay particular attention to new roadwork in the area and new travel patterns for local traffic to ensure their safety and the safety of their pets. Please be mindful of traffic when using new pedestrian crossings at each leg of the new roundabout and keep all pets on a leash per township regulations.
You can read the Deerfield Township Park Rules and Regulations on our website. A mid-block crossing also is being evaluated as new travel patterns are established in the area.
The Warren County Engineer's Office announced last week that it will permanently close Pinnacle Lane at Bethany Road effective Monday, Nov. 20. Drivers will be able to access Bethany Road and Pinnacle Lane from the newly constructed Hudson Hills Lane and Isleworth Lane.
Alternative access also is available via Cherry Brook Lane, Heritage Point Drive and Roberts Park Drive. For more information, visit the Engineer's Office website.
Get your holiday off to a healthy start with our eighth annual Thanksgiving Day Race on Thursday, Nov. 23. The 10K race and 5K race or walk begin at 8 a.m. Runners and walkers of all levels are encouraged to participate.
The race will start and finish at Life Time Fitness, located at 8310 Wilkens Boulevard. Advanced registration is open online through Nov. 21 for $25 and includes a long-sleeved commemorative shirt. Race day registration also is available on site for $30.
Course maps and other details can be found on our race website. Sign up today to guarantee yourself a guilt-free slice of pie at your Thanksgiving feast!
The Downtown Deerfield public visioning session originally scheduled for Nov. 29 has been canceled. Details for future meetings will be announced at a later time. Check our website for the latest news.
Make family memories this season at one of Deerfield Township's special holiday events. Mark your calendar now for these dates:
Saturday, Dec. 9, 5 to 7 p.m.:Get in the holiday spirit with our Holiday Lights Christmas tree lighting at the Deerfield Towne Center. The free event includes music, indoor arts and crafts, horse-drawn carriage rides and a special appearance by Santa.
Thursday, Dec. 14, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Help us light the menorah at our annual Chanukah Wonderland at Deerfield Towne Center, in partnership with the Jewish Discovery Center. Music, refreshments and entertainment will be provided.