Change is in the air for Meridian Township as Julie Brixie steps down from her role as township treasurer to become a state representative. “I’m really humbled and honored to have been elected the next state representative for the 69th state district,” said Brixie. Those who applied to fill the remainder of Brixie’s term included Dante R. Ianni, Linda P. Burghardt, Phil Deschaine, Thomas E. Klunzinger and two others who chose to remain confidential. After a final interview session took place, the Meridian Township Board voted 3-2 in appointing trustee Phil Deschaine as the next township treasurer. On Dec.