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Welcome Our New Elected Officials!

Congratulations to Fiscal Officer Dan Corey and Trustees Kristin Malhotra and Lonnie Vestal, who were sworn into office officially at this week's regular meeting of the board of trustees. They join Lelle Lutts Hedding, who took office in November, as our new elected officials.
 
The township's three trustees and fiscal officer are elected to four-year terms. Monthly meetings and work sessions are open to township residents and other members of the public. For more information about meetings, including agendas, minutes and videos, visit our website.
 

Deerfield Township is currently seeking residents willing to serve as trustees on the Regional Stormwater District Board. Terms for new board members begin in February and continue through February 2021.
 
The Regional Stormwater District was created to address stormwater quality and quantity within Deerfield Township. The board works to minimize flooding through the repair, replacement or construction of infrastructure that controls the collection and disposal of stormwater, while also improving and protecting water quality with projects that address pollution.
 
Interested individuals should submit an application by Jan. 5. For more information or to apply, visit the board's website.

With colder temperatures finally settling in this winter, many residents turn to fireplaces, wood stoves and portable heaters to add extra warmth to their homes. All can be wonderful heating sources ... provided they are used properly. 

Our Fire Rescue teams offer the following tips to keep your family safe this season:
 
  1. A smoke detector dramatically increases your chances of survival in the event of a home fire. Make sure yours is in good, working order and that your family has a home escape plan.
  2. If you use a fireplace, ensure it's cleaned regularly and that chimneys are free from obstructions or cracks. Fires should be put out completely before you leave your home or go to sleep for the night.
  3. Use only seasoned wood in wood stoves, and avoid the use of green wood, artificial logs or trash. In pellet stoves, burn only seasoned, dry wood pellets. Clean and inspect your wood stove regularly.
  4. Plug electric space heaters into wall outlets only; never plug them into extension cords or power strips. Only buy heaters that switch off automatically when they are tipped over, and never drape clothing on them in an attempt to use them as dryers.
 
For additional heating safety tips, visit our website.
  

Deerfield Township will offer three locations this year for the recycling of live Christmas trees. Residents may drop off their trees at Cottell, Fleckenstein or Landen-Deerfield parks.
 
All three parks are open daily from dawn to dusk. Recycling areas will be marked off with signage, and trees will be accepted through Jan. 19.
 
For more details, visit our website
  
Dates to Remember

Mark your calendar for these upcoming meetings and other important dates:
  • Zoning Commission Meeting: Monday, Jan. 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • Regional Stormwater Board Meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 9, 6 p.m.
  • Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting: Thursday, Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday: Monday, Jan. 15, Township offices closed.
  • Board of Trustees Work Session: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 5:30 p.m.
To view details or additional events, visit our website calendar.
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