In early October 2013, the Village of Deerfield, IL began providing
emergency dispatch to the neighboring Village of Riverwoods. Citing
Deerfield’s state-of-the-art communications center, well-trained
Dispatch staff and proximity to Riverwoods, the two communities reached
an agreement that Deerfield would be Riverwoods’s dispatch provider in ...
Invasion of the PumpkinsTuesday, November 19, 2013
With autumn in full swing, many communities take this time to
celebrate the season with Halloween-themed special events for the public
to take part in. This year, the Village of Deerfield, IL is holding its
first annual “Invasion of the Pumpkins” parade, which features 16 ...
Tracking Fire Safety Compliance with GISTuesday, November 19, 2013
The Village of Deerfield, IL Public Works and Engineering Department
maintains and/or has access to nineteen buildings in the community and
surrounding area, with each building having certain requirements in
terms of fire protection devices onsite. These buildings are inspected
for these devices yearly by ...
Parkway Tree Replacement ManagementTuesday, November 19, 2013
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a small, invasive pest whose larvae feast
on the trunks of ash trees, causing their eventual decline and death.
Like many other communities, this beetle has affected many trees
throughout the Village of Deerfield. There are currently over 1,321 ...
GIS Provides the Public with Commuter Parking InformationMonday, November 18, 2013
With gas prices in Chicagoland continuing to hover at less than
favorable levels and traffic going nowhere fast, public transportation
is an option many commuters are choosing. The Deerfield Metra Station in
downtown Deerfield offers commuters plenty of options to park, but
certain parking restrictions ...
GIS Assisting the Public during the Lake Cook Road Construction ProjectMonday, November 18, 2013
Lake Cook Rd and Waukegan Rd, two of Deerfield’s busiest roads, will
be undergoing construction this year as part of the Lake Cook Road
Construction Project.* The Waukegan Rd portion of the project will
feature three stages of construction, with alternating lane closures and
Using GIS for Deerfield's CemeteryTuesday, November 12, 2013
In 1858 the Deerfield Cemetery was opened on the northwest corner of
Waukegan Road and Central Avenue. The Cemetery has a lot of history,
with at least 15 Civil War soldiers buried there. The Village of
Deerfield has recently acquired this property and they have ...
Emerald Ash Borer Monitoring using GISSunday, November 10, 2013
Like most communities, the Village of Deerfield tracks the movement
of Emerald Ash Borer. Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive beetle that
devastates ash trees. Instead of using a series of treatments to kill
the beetles, the Village has decided to remove affected trees.In order ...
GIS Support of Appearance CodeSunday, November 10, 2013
The Village of Deerfield has a strict Appearance Code that applies to
current and new businesses that are looking to operate within the
Village border. The code has criteria intending to assist in focusing
on appearance standards that will not restrict imagination, innovation,
or variety.To ...
Fiber Optic PlanningSunday, November 10, 2013
The Village of Deerfield has plans to run fiber optic line to connect
Village Hall and Public Works. This will improve the speed of moving
data between the locations. GIS was used to create a series of maps
that showed the location of the utilities ...
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) LoanSunday, November 10, 2013
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) provides low
interest loans for the construction of community water supply facilities
and utilities. This loan is used to upgrade or replace existing
facilities or utilities to bring them into compliance with the Safe
Drinking Water Act and State ...
Inventory of community owned treesSunday, November 10, 2013
The Village of Deerfield is about to begin an inventory of village
owned trees which reside in the right-of-way. In order to effectively
track and record all trees in a time efficient manner, the arborist
consultant asked that a series of maps be created to ...
Supporting new water meter tracking technology with GISSaturday, November 9, 2013
The Village of Deerfield Public Works\Water Department is in the
process of replacing their old water meters with new touch\radio reads.
This involves each meter being physically replaced with a new one and as
you can imagine is very time consuming. Another restriction is,
Tracking legal plats for cemetariesSaturday, November 9, 2013
The Village of Deerfield Community Development Department has begun a
process to accurately survey and review all records related to the
Deerfield Cemetery. The process involves obtaining records related to
the property, plots, and all other associated information. As part of
the process, the Village ...
Public Works Streets and Water Department Custom Field Note Map BooksSunday, October 27, 2013
The Village of Deerfield Public Works Department met with the GIS
Department to discuss a very important phase of utility updating
involving field verification. It was decided that a new Field Note Map
Book series would be developed based on a custom grid to fit ...
Finding defects in sewer systemsSunday, October 27, 2013
The Village of Deerfield has began a using an Engineering Firm to
survey and smoke test the sewer storm system within the village. This
program involves using provided GIS data to be used in the field by the
Engineering Firm and village staff to conduct ...
GIS supporting emergency managementSunday, October 27, 2013
Public Safety plays a crucial role in the day to day activities of
Village of Deerfield. The Village of Deerfield Police Department
believes that their daily activities help support a safe and vibrant
community. A crucial operational aspect of the Police Department is
conducted 24 ...
Using GIS to realign utilitiesSunday, October 27, 2013
The Geographic Information System (GIS) Department routinely utilizes
its valuable resources to analyze the layout of its current utility
infrastructures. By using the aerial photography that the village paid
for in 2005, the GIS Specialist is able to review utility lines and
structures in their ...
Sanitary sewer smoke testing programSunday, October 27, 2013
The Village of Deerfield relies on accurate utility information to
assist the community staff with their daily activities just like any
other local government does. The Village of Deerfield Public Works
Engineering Department is working with the RJN Group to conduct a
Sanitary Sewer Smoke ...
Creating field reference booksSunday, October 27, 2013
The Village of Deerfield relies on accurate utility information in
order to assist the community staff with their daily activities. For
example, the Engineering Department utilizes storm sewer information to
assess and resolve drainage issues as well as general pipe replacement.
The Public Works Department ...
Village uses 3-D animation to help with downtown redevelopmentSunday, October 27, 2013
The Village of Deerfield is currently in the process of planning for
the redevelopment of the northwest quadrant of the Central Business
District, commonly known as the “Village Green Redevelopment Project.”
This project currently involves multiple village departments and is the
planning phase. During this ...
Village street map approval processSaturday, October 26, 2013
Each year the Village of Deerfield creates an official Street Guide
of the village. This product is developed and consumed by both village
staff and the general pubic. Each year the GIS Department and other
village departments go through a two month review and ...
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