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Memorial Day Reminders
Refuse pickup will be delayed by one day this week due to the Memorial Day holiday.
Route 30 - Nicor Work
There are currently lane reductions in the area near Lily Cache and Route 30 due to the installation of a new gas main. Lane reductions will occur from approximately 9 am to 3 pm every weekday.
I-55 Exit Ramp Work
IDOT announced that additional lane closures will be required for work on the northbound I-55 exit ramp to US 30 beginning, Tuesday, May 26, weather permitting.
In order to complete the work, one of the two left turn lanes will be closed. The ramp will remain open to both eastbound and westbound US 30 at all times. The closure is expected to be removed Friday, May 29. This work is necessary for patching concrete pavement.
Other remaining work on the northbound and southbound exit ramps to US 30 includes diamond grinding pavement, sealing joints, concrete shoulder repair, and striping. Occasional daytime closures during off peak hours will be used to complete this work. All work on the ramps is expected to wrap up in the next few weeks.
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
Village Representatives To Serve Up Burgers and Fries at Culver’s
Are you hungry? Have a taste for a great burger and fries? Then head to the Plainfield Culver’s on Tuesday, June 2nd. The Village and Culver’s, 13449 S. Route 59, are joining forces to raise funds for United Way and Culver’s will donate 10% of their proceeds between 12 and 2 pm and 5 and 7 pm to United Way of Will County. Village representatives will be serving burgers, fries, ice cream, and other Culver’s favorites to restaurant patrons.
Green Village Program
The Green Village Series continues on Monday, June 8, at 7 pm, at the Plainfield Library with a discussion on what it means to eat organic, including some of the health and environmental benefits. Attendees then embark on a short walk to Wine & Cheese by TCC, 24104 Lockport Street, to continue the discussion and sample organic foods. Register online.
Coffee with the Mayor - June 10
Please join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 9 am at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. All residents are invited.
Movies in Settlers’ Park
Mark your calendar! The first movie of the season is Friday, June 12. The Village and Park District will be showing Big Hero 6, sponsored by First Community Bank, at 8:30 pm. The Park District’s Family Recess program begins at 7:30 pm. The Police Department, Fire District, and Library will also be attending the movies.
Concerts in Settlers' Park
Concerts in the Park, presented by Greg & Dorothy Chapman, begin Thursday, June 18 at 7 pm. BBI will be performing.
Join us for the annual Plainfield Township and Plainfield Park District summer picnic on Wednesday, June 24 from 11 am - 2 pm. The picnic will be held at the Plainfield Township Community Center, 15014 S DesPlaines Street. The deadline for registering is June 5. For more information, please call (815) 267-3350.
Plainfield Fest Returns July 17-19
Don’t miss Plainfield’s biggest celebration which offers fun for the whole family in Downtown Plainfield. The Fest includes carnival rides, food vendors, live music, a craft and business vendor fair, bags tournament, and new for 2015 – a knockerball tournament. Plainfield Fest 2015, is presented by Springbank of Plainfield and organized by the Riverfront Foundation, with net proceeds dedicated to improving the Riverfront property. For more information, visit plainfieldfest.org.
Weather Radio Program
The Village, in conjunction with Walgreens and Midland Radio, will be offering a weather radio program this summer. Midland NOAA Weather Alerting Radios will be available for purchase at a discount to residents. Please watch for details in the local papers and on the Village’s social media sites!
This year’s Street Improvement Program will include two major resurfacing contracts. The first contract, funded through the Illinois Motor Fuel Tax, will include resurfacing of 135th (West Norman Greenway to Route 30), Coil Plus (south of 143rd Street), Feeney, and the Parkview Meadows subdivision. The second contract, funded by the Village, will include the resurfacing of River, Michigan, Bartlett, Dillman, Center, Evans, Amboy, Hartong, Miles, Park, Lakeside Court, and Ottawa (Route 59 to Miles), and various alleys. The work will consist of grinding off the existing asphalt surface, patching failed areas, and paving new asphalt surface. Also included in the project will be the removal and replacement of selected areas of concrete sidewalk and curb and gutter as well as pavement striping. All work is expected to be completed by August 14th, weather permitting.
Police Department Survey
The Police Department is looking for your feedback! Please take a moment to complete the Plainfield Police Department Citizen Survey.
Plainfield Emergency Management Agency Seeking Volunteers
The Plainfield Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is conducting an open enrollment period for new members. PEMA is responsible for coordinating and supporting emergency preparedness and response activities during a disaster or local emergency situation; providing weather spotters during severe weather events; assisting during special events; and educating the public about emergency preparedness and Homeland Security procedures. If you are interested, stop by the Police Department, 14300 S. Coil Plus Drive, or visit www.plainfieldema.org to download an application. Completed applications can be returned to the Police Department, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, or mailed to: Cmdr. Ruggles, Plainfield Police Department, 14300 S. Coil Plus Drive, Plainfield, IL 60544. More information.
Route 30 Reconstruction
IDOT has started reconstruction of Route 30. Utility companies are relocating their facilities. Between I-55 and Renwick Road, the typical section will be a 5-lane highway. From Renwick Road to Route 59, a 3-lane section will be built. To complete the work, lanes will be shifted along US 30 between I-55 and Route 59.
From July 8-November 20, 2015, a detour will be in place between Renwick and Route 59. Limited access for local residences and commercial properties will be allowed. The project is expected to be completed by Summer 2017. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for travel. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
Riverfront Foundation Display
The Riverfront Foundation is creating a pictorial display about life along the DuPage River. They are looking for 3-5 arrowheads, roller skates or a skate suitcase from Electric Park, photos of the 1996 flood, pictures of Vista Lane before and after the tornado, as well as photos of the Auditorium that was destroyed by the tornado. Please contact Nicki Alander if you are able to help.
Chat with the Chiefs
On Wednesday, July 22, at 7 pm, join Chief Riddle of the Plainfield Fire District, Chief Neitzer of the Oswego Fire District, and Chief Konopek of the Plainfield Police Department for "Chat with the Chiefs" community meeting at the Plainfield Law Enforcement Center, 14300 S. Coil Plus Drive. 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. Click here for more information.
Now on Display at Village Hall
When visiting Village Hall, be sure to check out the historic oil lamps on display. The Village has partnered with members of the Plainfield Historical Society and Historic Preservation Commission who will be sharing their fascinating collections with the community. Many thanks to Larry Papi for sharing his collection and knowledge of oil lamps.
The Village Offices will be closed Friday, July 3 (Independence Day observed); Monday, September 7 (Labor Day); Wednesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day); Thursday, November 26-Friday, November 27 (Thanksgiving); and Thursday, December 24-Friday, December 25 (Christmas).
Refuse Collection Reminder
Waste Management holidays that fall on a refuse collection day will cause collection to be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. In 2015, refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays:
Memorial Day (Monday, May 25) – Pickup will be delayed by one day all week.
Independence Day (Saturday, July 4) – Will not change pickup in Plainfield.
Labor Day (Monday, September 7) – Pickup will be delayed by one day all week.
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26) – Pickup will be delayed by one day for residents with Thursday collection only.
Christmas Day (Friday, December 25) – Will not change pickup in Plainfield.
Yard Waste Pickup
Yard waste collection has resumed. Please make sure that all yard waste (brush, grass clippings, and leaves) is properly packaged in kraft yard waste bags and/or a Waste Management yard waste cart. Branches must be tied in 4 foot bundles weighing 50 pounds or less. Please note: sod, trees, stumps, dirt, stones, and landscape brick/pavers are not accepted as yard waste.
Calling All Homeowners Associations
If you are the president or management company for a HOA, please email us your contact information (name, address, phone, & e-mail address). That way, we can provide information on meetings for homeowners associations and advance notice regarding work that is scheduled to occur in your subdivision.