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Deerbrook Success Tops Mayor’s 2013 Wish List

Mayor Rosenthal shares her New Year’s Resolutions for Deerfield.

With the season for New Year’s resolutions upon everyone in Deerfield, Mayor Harriet Rosenthal took time with Patch late last year to share some of her goals for the Village in this new year.

At the top of her list is progress for the retail developments along the Lake Cook Road corridor. She also wants the community to remain safe, fiscally sound and continue to be a good place for family living.

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Here is a list of the mayor’s New Year’s resolutions for Deerfield:

1.         Keep Deerbrook and Cadwell Corners moving forward;

2.         Continue to work with the Deerfield Police Department to put the Village in the best possible public safety position;

3.         Continue to work to keep alcohol and drugs away from our kids;

4.         Continue the sound fiscal footing that has enabled Deerfield to maintain its Aaa rating in the bond market and keep our portion of the real estate tax bill as low as possible for our residents; and

5.         Maintain Deerfield as the wonderful place it is to live, work and raise families.

What are your wishes for Deerfield in 2013? Let us know in the comments.

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RonnieTheLimoDriver January 02, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Nice goals. Pretty much motherhood and apple pie. How about some specifics? How about something we can measure? In 1 year from now, how will we know if we have met any of these goals? Overall I am a supporter of the mayor, but as she runs for re-election, we need specific measurable goals with a plan to get there.
Walter White January 02, 2013 at 02:48 PM
Wow that's about the lamest goal list I've ever seen. Cadwell is moving forward? Who knew?
Jon Hall January 02, 2013 at 02:56 PM
What the heck is this? ..... "Keep Deerbrook and Cadwell Corners moving forward". Harriet. Please show us a brain. (not to mention the removal of the Woodfire blight sign stanchion on Lake Cook Road ... or an explanation as to why it is OK for it to remain in place as is).
Bringin' Down Briarwood January 02, 2013 at 03:17 PM
Excuse me for echoing Walter and Jon, but the word is not "keep." The word should be "start." Maybe even more specifically, "put a plan in place to start ..." As for keeping Deerfield in the "best possible safety position," that's a wish? Shouldn't that be the regular order of business. Man, she is NOT a leader. Where are the big ideas?
Jon Hall January 02, 2013 at 09:21 PM
RB - Other backwards day-at-camp projects she's had a hand in ... The Kates Road bridge with a sidewalk so narrow that foot or bike traffic cannot pass going in opposite directions without one party stepping into the busy street. That stupid planter which was just removed from the middle of DF Road at Maplewood. (How many drunks hit that thing)? Selective sign enforcement and lack of uniform enforcement standards. The stubborn head-in-the-sand refusal to modernize the DF Road RR viaduct. The incredibly stupid design of the Deerfield Castlewood Tennaqua intersection - 18 wheel U-turn capitol of the North Shore - where law enforcement never seems to be around to enforce. The bollixed design of Robert York Avenue.

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