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Ohio Treasurer's office representative Marcie Longenecker with Deerfield trustees Lonnie Vestal, Lelle Lutts Hedding and Kristin Malhotra.

Deerfield Township is one of the latest partners in OhioCheckbook.com, which provides an easy tool for taxpayers to see how tax dollars are spent in their local communities. Deerfield's online checkbook includes more than 11,300 individual transactions representing more than $37.5 million in total spending over the last two years.

"Every member of our board takes our obligation to ensure transparency to the citizens of Deerfield Township very seriously," said Deerfield Township Trustee Lelle Lutts Hedding. "As more of our personal transactions are done online, it only makes sense that our public finance information is also easily accessible. We encourage our residents to use OhioCheckbook.com to learn more about how taxpayer money is spent in the township, and we are thrilled to partner with Treasurer Josh Mandel on this initiative."

OhioCheckbook.com has earned Ohio the number one government transparency ranking in the country for the second year in a row. More than 1,350 local governments and school districts currently participate in the program.

For more details, visit our website .
 

The township's annual road resurfacing program is underway. Concrete curb and sidewalk repairs are expected to be completed by the end of April. Asphalt pavement repairs and resurfacing will begin April 16. All work is scheduled to be completed by June.  

Improvements this year are taking place within the communities of Hunters Green, Greenfield Place and Sherman Terrace, as well as along the business corridor roadways of the Kings Auto Mall, Deerfield Boulevard, Irwin Simpson Road, Polo Drive and Bowen Drive.

Deerfield is responsible for more than 220 lane miles of public roadway and will tackle 14.2 miles this year. For a detailed list of roads included in this year's work, visit our website.  
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Join us in Roberts Park on April 19 to celebrate Earth Day.
Township to Recognize Earth Day April 19 with Roberts Park Event

Help Deerfield Township mark Earth Day 2018 at a special recognition event on Thursday, April 19, at 11 a.m. in Roberts Park.

The event will provide an opportunity for us to thank Duke Energy, which recently awarded a grant to the township to assist with the planting of 12 additional trees in Roberts Park. The gift continues a history of support Duke has provided to the township, including funding for the rain garden at Roberts Park.

Trees give numerous benefits to our community, providing a home for wildlife, improving air and water quality, and offering shade from the hot summer sun. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a single tree produces the cooling effect of 10 room size air conditioners and provides an entire day's oxygen supply for four people.

Event details are available on our website.  
  
Sneak peek! We're putting finishing touches on the new Archery Range.
Celebrate the Opening of Carter Park's Archery Range on April 21

Ready, aim, open! Join us as we mark the official launch of the Carter Park Archery Range with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 21, beginning at 9 a.m. This grand opening event will include tours, light refreshments and the chance to witness the very first arrows hit their targets.

The Carter Park Archery Range is the only free, outdoor, public practice range in our area. Interest in archery has seen significant growth in recent years, thanks to the popularity of films including The Hunger Games, Brave and The Avengers. The Carter Park Archery Range, which was supported by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, was designed to meet national safety guidelines and features block targets at 10, 20, 30 and 40 yards.  

The township has partnered with Gold Medal Archery to host classes and summer camps at the range. Following the ribbon cutting, individuals ages 10 and up are invited to participate in hour-long compound bow or Olympic archery workshops. Advance registration for the workshops is required. To register, visit the Gold Medal Archery website.

For more details about the Carter Park Archery Range and ribbon cutting, visit our website.  
  
Calendar Check

Make a note of these upcoming township meetings and events:
  • Board of Trustees Work Session: Tuesday, April 17, 5:30 p.m.
  • Kingswood Clean Up Day: Saturday, April 28, 8:00 a.m. (Sign up today!)
  • Board of Trustees Regular Meeting: Tuesday, May 1, 6:00 p.m.
  • Deerfield Regional Stormwater Board: Tuesday, May 8, 6:00 p.m.
  • Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting: Thursday, May 10, 6:30 p.m.
To view details or additional events, visit our website calendar.
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