D-Tales January/February 2020


Keep an eye out for the January/February 2020 edition of D-Tales in your mailbox! The newsletter is also available online here

This issue features a special message from Mayor Harriet Rosenthal, an economic development update, information on the 2020 Census and more. 

Waste Management Holiday Tree Collection

Holiday tree

Waste Management will be collecting trees and other organic holiday decorations the first two regular collections in January: 

  • Tuesday, January 7 & Wednesday, January 8
  • Tuesday, January 14 & Wednesday, January 15

Make sure all bags, metal and other decorations are removed. As a reminder, Village ordinance states that refuse items and carts cannot be placed at the curb prior to sundown the day before collection. On non-collection days, all items and carts should be stored out of plain sight.

Village Launches Adopt-A-Hydrant Program


The Village of Deerfield is launching a new program to ensure that firefighters can access fire hydrants during an emergency. In the winter months, heavy snowfall makes finding and accessing fire hydrants difficult for firefighters, and during an emergency every second counts.

The Village and is asking residents, business owners and community groups to consider participating in the new Adopt-A-Hydrant Program. Participants get to name their hydrant to show their commitment to public safety.

Participation in the Adopt-A-Hydrant Program involves the following:

  • Making sure the adopted fire hydrant is clearly visible from the street.
  • Keeping the fire hydrant free of snow and ice. Snowfall and associated plowing activities can often hide hydrants under large amounts of snow, making them difficult to locate quickly in the event of an emergency.
  • Keeping clearances of at least 3 feet all around the hydrant. Please use caution when shoveling.
  • Keeping the hydrant free of grass, weeds, and debris.

Winter Tree Trimming

Tree Trimming

The Village of Deerfield Public Works Department is responsible for trimming parkway trees for traffic clearance purposes, to preserve the tree’s health and appearance and to prevent possible damage to human life and property.

The Village has established a 4-year cycle for the parkway tree trimming program. Deerfield is divided into quadrants with Deerfield Road as the north/south divider and Waukegan Road the east/west divider. One of these quadrants is maintained each year.

Starting next week, parkway trees in the southwest quadrant are being trimmed, weather depending. Due to the size of this quadrant, trimming will be completed over two years instead of one. Trimming work is scheduled for the dormant season to avoid unnecessary damage or trauma to the tree.

Trimming is done in accordance with professional standards and may include cutting lower limbs for clearance and thinning of the crown.

Stay Informed on Village Board Meetings

Do you want to stay up-to-date on what the Village Board will be discussing at meetings? Click here to view upcoming agendas, previous agendas and meeting minutes for the Board of Trustees and other Village boards and commissions.

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