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The Kings Local School District will double its on-campus safety personnel thanks to a longstanding partnership between the Warren County Sheriff's Office and Deerfield Township. The district will add a second school resource officer beginning in the 2018-19 school year.

The new officer is a Warren County Sheriff's deputy who will enhance campus security for students and staff by serving the Kings elementary school buildings. The district currently has one school resource officer headquartered at Kings High School but with responsibility for multiple locations.

"We are 100 percent committed to supporting our local school districts in any way we can," said Lelle Lutts-Hedding, president of the Deerfield Township Board of Trustees. "Ensuring the safety of our kids takes the watchful eye of an entire community. The township recognizes the responsibility we have every single day to keep our school campuses safe, and we are honored to work with Sheriff Larry Sims, Superintendent Tim Ackermann and the entire school district to do so."

For more details, visit our website.
 

Residents will want to make note of two changes coming to township roads in April. Beginning Tuesday, April 3, Hudson Hills Lane will close to through traffic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for three days, weather permitting. The closure will allow for the removal of four concrete traffic islands. A detour will be posted using Palmetto Drive to Wild Cherry Way to Cherry Brook Lane.

Removing the islands will improve safety and increase on-street parking on the east side of the street. Two islands will remain at each end of Hudson Hills Lane, near Bethany Road on the south and near Palmetto Drive/Isleworth Lane on the north. All of the trees that are removed will be replanted within the Hudson Hills community.

Also, beginning Monday, April 9, the Warren County Engineer's Office will permanently close Fields Drive at Mason-Montgomery Road. The closure is necessary due to the widening of Mason-Montgomery Road in this area to six travel lanes with a median center turning lane. Given the volume of traffic and speed limit on Mason-Montgomery, the west end of Fields Drive will become a cul-de-sac; drivers will still be able to access Mason-Montgomery using Old Irwin-Simpson Road.

For more details about these projects, visit our website.
Our annual Easter Egg Hunt returns Saturday.
Join Us for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt This Saturday

Know where you can find the Easter Bunny this weekend? Hightail it over to Cottell Park for the township's free Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, March 31.

Choose from one of two sessions at either 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. The hunt is open to children ages 4 to 11, while the Egg Patch offers toddlers and preschoolers a lower-key adventure. The park will stay hopping with special events before and after the hunt, including activity booths, games and giveaways.

Special thanks to our partner Origins Church and to Cincinnati Children's, Deerfield Fire Rescue, the Warren County Sheriff's Department, Skidaddles and Bear Paddle Swim Club for their support. For a detailed schedule, visit our website.
  
Sneak peek! We're putting finishing touches on the new Archery Range.
Plan Ahead for April's Big Parks Events

Our Parks and Recreation team is planning three big events for township residents this April: Deerfield's annual Earth Day recognition, the opening of a new archery range at Carter Park and Kingswood's Spring Clean-Up Day.  

On Thursday, April 19, we'll get a jump start on local Earth Day celebrations. Duke Energy has awarded a grant that will allow the township to plant additional trees at Roberts Park. Trees supply numerous environmental benefits, providing habitat for wildlife, improving air and water quality, and offering shade from the sun.  

The new Carter Park Archery Range will make its public debut on Saturday, April 21, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and inaugural class. Enjoy free refreshments, tour the facility and watch the very first arrows hit their targets during our grand-opening event.

Finally, take spring cleaning to the next level by joining us for our Kingswood Clean-Up Day on Saturday, April 28. Grab a friend, family member or community group to enjoy a nature day while making a visible difference in our community.

For event times and registration details, visit  our calendar
  
Calendar Check

Make a note of these upcoming meetings:
  • Board of Trustees Regular Meeting: Tuesday, April 3, 6 p.m. (Stream online.)
  • Zoning Commission Meeting: Monday, April 9, 6:30 p.m.
  • Regional Stormwater Board Meeting: Tuesday, April 10, 6:00 p.m.
  • Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting: Thursday, April 12, 6:30 p.m.
To view details or additional events, visit our website calendar .

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