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									October 2009                                        Deerfield, Wisconsin                                 Volume 14 Number 46

VILLAGE PARKS                                PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Village Parks will be closed for the         DEERFIELD’S BUSY FALL AT VILLAGE HALL
season on Monday, November 2, 2009.
                                             Happy Fall Everyone! What a great time to be in Deerfield – cooler weather but beautiful scenery,
LEAF / COMPOST PICKUP                        school back in the swing of things, and lots of activity in the Village.
The Village will be picking up leaves
and compost on Mondays starting              The Village Board and Staff have been busy on a number of things these days. Please review this
October 26th and continuing through          edition of the Village newsletter for important announcements and updates.
November 30th. Items should not be
bagged but separated into two piles, one     One of the biggest issues that Deerfield has been working on for some time is the need for a new
being the leaves and the other woody         municipal water well. Contamination found in Well #1 has required us to focus on how to
vegetation, such as tomato plants, etc.      maintain the quality and quantity of water service that Deerfield needs.
No large sticks or branches please. The
Village will NOT pick-up lawn                The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, or “Stimulus” as some have called it) has
clippings. Village residence may             funds available for communities seeking assistance for water projects, like ours. Initially, the
dispose of their clippings by taking them    Deerfield project did not make the first cut for funding, but circumstances within the program have
to the transfer site, which is located at    changed, and this assistance may now be possible. I am pleased that both the Village and
733 London Road.                             Deerfield Community School District worked hard to bring a parcel on the school’s Liberty Street
                                             property into Village ownership to help in this effort. Depending upon how the Stimulus grant
TREE AND BRUSH PICKUP                        application is resolved, you may soon see construction activity on a new well and pumphouse
                                             taking place.
Tree and brush pick-up is on the second
and fourth Thursday of each month.           Speaking of Liberty Street, you may also have seen the activity going on within that road and areas
Call John Doyle at 608-764-5497 with         to the north. The Savannah Parkway development is well underway, bringing a new and attractive
questions.                                   neighborhood to Deerfield. Earlier in October, developer Don Tierney held a fantastic event to
                                             dedicate Savannah Park, as a gateway into the subdivision, and highlighting the project. The
TOWN COMPOST SITE                            Savannah Parkway development, along with Walt Olsen’s Drumlin Hills subdivision, and the
                                             Veridian neighborhood on the South Side will hopefully provide a much needed economic boost to
The Town of Deerfield is now locking         our community.
their Compost Site located at 733
London Road. Hours of operation are          Another issue that has gotten attention at recent Village Board meetings has been related to the
Monday through Friday by appointment         attempts by our waste removal vendor to increase the cost to pick up trash and recycling in the
only and Saturdays 8:00 A.M. – 3:00          Village. Veolia Environmental currently provides this service to us in the Village. Citing recent
P.M. Appointments can be made by             State-imposed increases in the cost to dispose of waste material, Veolia believes they have the
calling the Village Public Works at 764-     ability to pass these costs onto the Village. Village staff and our Attorney have reviewed our
5497. The site is for Village residents to   contract with Veolia and believe they cannot impose these costs on the Village. Until further
dispose of lawn clippings, tree and brush    notice, the garbage and recycling charges on your monthly utility bills will stay the same as we
and any other clean wood. Wood chips         continue to work on this issue.
are also available, free of charge, on
Saturdays to residents at the site.          Like I said, there are a lot of things going on in Deerfield. One last highlight before I go…I’m
                                             pleased to inform you that the Deerfield Historical Society has now moved to its new location on
SPECIAL GARBAGE AND                          the upper floor of the Village Hall (4 N. Main Street). The Historical Society Volunteers have
RECYCLING PICKUP                             worked hard to fix up their new space and share their pride in our community with everyone. The
During the week of the following             Society is still determining when the facility will be open, so please look for future announcements
Holidays, garbage and recycling will be      related to business hours.
picked up on Friday instead of
Thursday:                                    If you have any questions about these projects or any other matter concerning the Village of
                                             Deerfield, please contact the Deerfield Village Hall at 764-5404.
                                             Go Deerfield Demons!
AND CATS TO RUN AT LARGE!                    Mary Chadwick-Kiefer, Village President

Pet owners are reminded that it is
unlawful to allow pets, cats or dogs, to     SNOW & ICE REMINDER
run at large in the Village of Deerfield.
                                             Winter is just around the corner. Here are some “WINTER WEATHER REMINDERS” to all
Pets must be contained to the owner’s
                                             Village residents:
property or under the owners control at
all times.                                            The Village will plow streets during snow storms of 2 inches or more.
                                                      Winter Parking Restrictions: Between Nov. 15 through April 15, Village residents
The Village of Deerfield has a three-dog               should follow the alternate side parking regulations. Park on the even side of the street
per household limit; however, only two                 on even dates and the odd side of the street on odd dates except on specially marked
dogs may be outside at the same time.                  streets. Vehicles found parked illegally will be ticketed.
                                                      All ice and snow from sidewalks must be removed by 5:00 pm on the day after a
All pet owners must remove feces from                  snow/ice event. Snow must be shoveled and ice must be removed. If your sidewalk is
public and private property to maintain                not cleared by that time, the Village will remove it and charge you for the work, which is
healthy conditions.                                    set at a minimum of $80.00.
                                                      It is illegal to shovel, plow or blow snow into or across any Village street. Violators will
MAIN STREET PARKING                                    be ticketed.
                                             All of these rules are included with the Deerfield Village Code and enforceable. They are
Reminder to Village residents – There is     designed to keep the Village safe for travel during the winter month. With everyone’s
NO overnight parking allowed on Main         cooperation, we hopefully can enjoy a safe winter travel season!
UPCOMING EVENTS                                     DEERFIELD LIBRARY
Trick or Treat will be held on Saturday,            What’s happening for kids at the Deerfield Public Library?
October 31st from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
                                                    Wednesday story times in October: Oct 7=Bears, Oct 14=1,2,3…Blast-off!, Oct 21=There Was an
                                                    Old Woman…, Oct 28=Halloween (wear your costume). Stories and activities are geared toward
VILLAGE MEETINGS                                    2 – 5 year olds.
For a schedule of meetings visit the
Village Web Site Calendar at:                       October 29 the library will be hosting a “Spooky Story Night” for Halloween. Wear your costume                                 and bring a teddy bear to snuggle with if you scare easily. We will have different areas set up for
                                                    different age groups. Everyone is welcome!

VILLAGE PRESIDENT                                   On November 19th is the 7th Annual Lego Contest for kids ages 5 and up. Start practicing your
                                                    masterpiece and wow the judges with your speed, skill and creativity. Registration is required.
Mary Chadwick-Kiefer***************764-8367
   E-Mail :
                                                    The 1st Annual Family Gingerbread House Decorating Contest is taking place on Monday,
                                                    December 14th. Graham crackers, frosting and assorted sprinkles will be provided to make your
                                                    delicious creations. Registration is required.
Heather Smith**********************764-1462         More details will be posted at the library for all contests as they come up.
Scott Tebon************************764.2710
Greg Frutiger***********************764-5505
Diane Wilkinson********************764-5205
                                                    T.A.B (Teen Advisory Board) will be meeting once a month during the school year to talk about
Dalton Schreiber********************764-8702        pre-chosen book titles (award winners and classics). Teens in 7th through 12th grades are welcome
Pat Smythe-Eagle*******************852-6523         to join. Contact Gail Moynihan at the library for meeting times and the current book title being

VILLAGE DEPARTMENTS                                 What’s happening for adults at the library?
Village Hall************************764-5404
    Hours : 7:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M - F             Adult book discussion had a successful start to the 2009-2010 season by reading The Magnificent
      Web Site :                Ambersons (1919) and Interpreter of Maladies (2000). Join us as we explore the rest of the
      E-Mail :                 Pulitzer Prize winners through the decades; with one exception to this list. We will be reading
Library****************************764-8102         Death Beyond the Willows by Greg Peck, who is a local author based out of Janesville. His story
   Hours: Monday     12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.         centers around Marshall and Deerfield township and it incorporates a mystery tied to his family.
           Tuesday    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.         He will be visiting with us for our discussion on October 25th from 7-9pm. Copies of the book
           Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
           Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
                                                    will be available at the library. Our book discussion for the titles Laughing Boy (1930) and
           Friday     9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.         Breathing Lessons (1990) will take place late November or early December, so watch for that date.
           Saturday   9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
                                                    There will be a presentation on Medicare Part D at the library on Tuesday, October 20th at 10am.
Public Works/Water Utility************764-5497
Sewer Utility***********************764-5820        Please call for more information.
   Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
After Hours Emergency************** 209-0572
                                                    DEERFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER (DCC)
Building Inspector**************1-800-422-5220
Cable Commission*******************764-2514         The Deerfield Community Center is again sponsoring some great programs for your children.
Community Center*******************764-5935         Below is a list of current or upcoming opportunities:
        Web Site:
  Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
                    Friday 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.   Breakfast Club - Free for Grades K-6. Offered every Tuesday and Thursday when there is
                                                    regularly scheduled school until March 25th.
Deerfield Food Pantry @ DCC*********764-5935
  Hours: 2nd Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
           4th Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
                                                    School’s Out Program - Needing some assistance with someone to watch your child (up to 6th
                                                    grade) when school is not in session? Let them participate in the DCC programs on the following
Fire Department*********************764-5343        days:
Police*****************************764-5626                              Oct. 29-30th, Feb. 26th                            Full day (8-3)
Veolia-garbage collection********1-800-248-2373
                                                                         Jan. 22nd, March 12th, April 23rd                   Half day (11-3)
                                                    Cost is just $26.00 for the full day programs or $13.00 for the half day. The sign up deadline for
FIRE & EMS                                          the October 29th-30th is the 21st of October.

Anyone interested in becoming a                     K-3 After School Program - New in 2009, this program is held at the Elementary School and runs
volunteer Fireman should contact the                daily from 3:00-5:30 PM. Cost is just $25.00 per week.
Deerfield Fire Department at 764-5343.
                                                    4th-8th Grade After School Program - Looking for a safe and secure area for your student? This
Anyone interested in serving on the                 program takes place at the Community Center and costs just $20.00 per semester.
EMS staff should contact the Deer-
Grove EMS at 608-839-5658.                          Please contact the DCC at 764-5935 if you have any questions or if you wish to sign your children
                                                    up for any of the programs listed above.
                                                    WDEE – CABLE CHANNEL 95/986
Aqua Coat, Inc.
406 Enterprise Dr ****** 608-444-7678               The staff at WDEE is pleased to announce the launch of their new website,, for or                 information on cable programming at the Channel 95/986. Please continue to enjoy our cable
                                                    programming and take some time to check out the new website!
A manufacturer of environmentally
friendly paints, stains, varnishes and              Would you like to work in Television? The local Cable Access Television channel 95 and 986
lacquers that has been in business 20               could use your help. We need camera people, statisticians and play by play to help us in our
years relocating here from Madison.                 coverage of Deerfield sporting events. These are paid positions. Learn media and help your
                                                    community! Call 764-2514 if you are interested.


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