WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
The Village Offices will be closed on Monday, January 16 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day).
Christmas Tree Disposal
Waste Management will pick up live Christmas Trees and decorative greenery on your regular refuse collection day. Trees should be bundled properly and placed at the curb. Larger trees must be cut so that each piece is four (4) feet or shorter in length and width and tied with string or twine, weighing 50 pounds or less.
State of the Village
Mayor Collins will present the State of the Village Address at the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on Wednesday, January 18. For details, please call 815-436-4431 or visit plainfieldchamber.com.
Police K9 Memorial Fundraiser
The Plainfield Police Department and Plainfield Riverfront Foundation are raising funds for the Plainfield Police K9 Memorial. Help support the cause on Thursday, January 19 at Culver's, located at the corner of 135th Street and Route 59. Culver's will donate 10% of the sales between 5 and 8 p.m. to the memorial fund. You can also meet the Plainfield Police Department's K9 - Kody!
The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, January 23, at American House Cedarlake, 14800 Van Dyke Road. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. and will focus on New Discoveries in Nutrition. More information.
Chat with the Chiefs
On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 7 p.m., join Chief Riddle of the Plainfield Fire District, Chief Veseling of the Oswego Fire District, and Chief Konopek of the Plainfield Police Department for Chat with the Chiefs at the Plainfield Police Department. Attendees will learn more about the happenings within the Plainfield Fire and Ambulance Departments, the Oswego Fire Department, the Plainfield Police Department, and the Plainfield Emergency Management Agency. More information.
Comcast Survey Work
Comcast is currently surveying their equipment in Plainfield to create an inventory of their existing infrastructure. The work should be complete during the first quarter of 2017.
Plainfield Featured in Business Magazine
The Village was recently featured in Business In Focus Magazine. Click here to read this great article which highlights Plainfield's success.
Coffee with the Mayor - February 8
Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. All residents are invited. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Village!
Green Village Program
The 2017 Green Village Series continues on Monday, February 13, at 7 p.m., with a program on the Life of Bees. Honey is an essential component in many foods that we eat. During the program, you can taste honey produced by local bees and learn how it can help improve your health and how to start a backyard hive. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.
Route 30 Update
Two lanes in each direction are now open on Route 30 (south of Renwick Road) and the contractor has removed most of the Route 30 road safety devices (drums, barricades, etc.) from the roadway. Safety devices on side roads (Renwick, W. Frontage, Lily Cache, Spangler, and McClellan) will be removed as soon as pavement marking can be completed.
127th Street Update
127th Street has been reopened to traffic and the detour has been removed. Construction operations will be limited over the winter with work to resume again in Spring 2017. The posted detour route will be put back in place once the contractor begins work again in the spring.
Route 30 (North) Water Main Replacement
Work is currently under way for a water main replacement along Route 30 from roughly 135th Street south to the West Branch of the Norman Drain. The majority of the work will be occurring off the pavement but please be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the roadway to access the construction area.
The Police Department, 14300 Coil Plus Drive, is available for those in need of a warming shelter. Anyone in need of assistance should call the non-emergency number at the Police Department at 815-436-2341, unless the situation dictates calling 9-1-1.
For updates on plowing during a snow event, follow the Public Works Department on Facebook (Plainfield, IL Public Works) and/or Twitter (@PlainfieldILPW). The Village also has a hotline for snowplowing updates: 815-609-6145. The hotline is updated regularly as conditions change. Snow & Ice Removal Procedures. Thank you for your patience during the winter season. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 815-436-3577.
Please keep fire hydrants (ideally an area five feet in diameter) clear of snow, it is important for the Fire and Water Departments to have easy access to all hydrants.
MetroNet is currently installing fiber-optic cable throughout the community. Most of the drilling has been completed while aerial placement, cable placement, and splicing work continue. Construction activities are currently underway in Auburn Lakes, Crossings at Wolf Creek, the Downtown, Farmstone Ridge, Heritage Oaks, Indian Oaks, The Lakelands, Parkview Meadows, The Reserve, River Ridge, Wallin Woods, Water's Edge, White Ash Farms, and Winding Creek. To check on construction status or report a problem, visit www.metronetinc.com/construction or to find out when the MetroNet network will reach your neighborhood, visit www.metronetinc.com/plainfield or call 779-252-1111. More information
Now on Display at Village Hall
When visiting Village Hall, be sure to check out the Historical Society's holiday themed exhibit. Many thanks to Sue Hasenyager and the Plainfield Historical Society for setting up and sharing this collection of postcards and artifacts!
In 2017, the Village Offices will be closed: Monday, February 20 (Presidents’ Day); Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day); Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day); Monday, September 4 (Labor Day); Friday, November 10 (Veteran's Day Observance); Thursday, November 23-Friday, November 24 (Thanksgiving); and December 25-26 (Christmas).
Refuse Collection Delays
Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays in 2017:
Memorial Day (Monday, May 29) - Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week.
Independence Day (Tuesday, July 4) - Wednesday and Thursday refuse collections will be delayed by one day each.
Labor Day (Monday, September 4) - Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week.
Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 23) - Thursday refuse collection will be delayed by one day and will be picked up on Friday.
Christmas (Monday, December 25) - Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week.
Yard Waste Pickup
Yard waste collection has ended for the year and will resume in April 2017.
Calling All Homeowners Associations
If you are a member of a Homeowners Association Board (HOA) or a management company that represents a local HOA, please e-mail us your contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address, subdivision, and Board position). That way, we can provide information on meetings for homeowners associations and advance notice regarding work that is scheduled to occur in your subdivision.