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09-18-2017September 18, 2017 The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Deerfield was called to order by Mayor Harriet Rosenthal in the Council Chambers of the Village Hall on September 18, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. The clerk called the roll and announced that the following were: Present: Harriet Rosenthal, Mayor Robert Benton Thomas Jester Mary Oppenheim William Seiden Barbara Struthers Absent was: Dan Shapiro and that a quorum was present and in attendance. Also present was Village Manager Kent Street and Village Attorney Matthew Rose. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Students form Caruso and Shepard Middle Schools 2017 Destination Imagination Global Champions led those in attendance in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. The students introduced themselves and spoke about their favorite part of Destination Imagination. Mayor Rosenthal is proud that both middle schools won this international competition. The parent sponsors introduced themselves. The students had to go to two levels before traveling to Tennessee. Some states did not have a team that placed while Illinois, specifically Deerfield, had two different teams. It was nice to have both schools have great success. Mayor Rosenthal presented the students with street signs that will be placed at the entrances to the Village. COMED PRESENTATION Darren Boundy, ComEd External Affairs Manager, presented highlights of the work done in Deerfield since 2011. He discussed distribution automation devices that help avoid sustained outages to customers. Instead of power outages, residents have momentary disruptions. They also installed 4,500 feet of spacer cable that take a smaller footprint for heavily wooded areas. Mr. Boundy reported they have replaced 14 miles of underground residential distribution cables. Some of the other programs include assessing 53 manholes and refurbishing 25 of them. They replaced 3,600 feet of main line cable on three circuits. They routinely perform inspections on 21 cables and made 99 repairs. Mr. Boundy noted they trimmed 100 miles of tree line adjacent to the power lines in the Village. Mr. Boundy noted ComEd has 8,800 meters in Deerfield and have replaced all but 29 of them with Smart Meters. Trustee Jester asked about the outage in the southwest quadrant. He asked if there is a reason to think about burying the line running behind Village Hall. Mr. Boundy will speak with staff regarding burying the lines. Trustee Struthers questioned which type of wire are more cost- Board of Trustees Meeting September 18, 2017 Page 4 of 4 PUBLIC ART OPEN HOUSE RIBBON CUTTING Mayor Rosenthal reported there will be a public art open house tomorrow night at the Deerfield Library. Mayor Rosenthal reported Shred 415 will have a ribbon cutting tomorrow. Mayor Rosenthal attended a ribbon cutting for the new Women's Health Center at Highland Park Hospital. HARVEST FEST Mayor Rosenthal reported Harvest Fest is Saturday. The day starts with the Farmers Market featuring a Touch -a -Truck and great children's activities. In the evening, there will be live music and food from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Fresh Thyme will provide free hot dogs and roasted corn. Nothing Bundt Cakes will be providing dessert. The event is sponsored by the DRB Chamber of Commerce, Lake Shore Recycling, Nothing Bundt Cakes and Fresh Thyme. Mayor Rosenthal reminded participants of the annual bags tournament to register in advance. TRUSTEE IN THE TOWN Trustee Seiden reported the last Trustee in the Town will take place on Saturday at the Farmer's Market. Trustee Jester and Trustee Shapiro will be available to answer questions. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business or discussion, Trustee Oppenheim moved to adjourn the meeting. Trustee Jester seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 8:23 p.m. The next regular Board of Trustees meeting will take place on Monday, October 2, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. APPROVED: f Q E-r�- Mayor ATTEST: Village Clerk