WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
Route 30 Update
The contractor is completing landscaping and permanent pavement markings throughout the construction zone and will begin installing roadway signage. Work for the shared-use path will continue as long as weather conditions allow. Underground work for the permanent traffic signals will continue throughout the winter.
Plainfield HS Central Campus Program
Plainfield High School -- Central Campus will be hosting a special social studies program about World War II throughout the school day this Friday, December 2. This program will feature an outdoor battle reenactment including a semiautomatic rifle demonstration. The demonstrators will be shooting blanks. The demonstration is safe but the guns are very loud. Please do not be concerned about this noise during the school day on December 2 and alert your neighbors, family, and friends who live in the downtown Plainfield/Plainfield Central High School area.
Property Tax Levy Public Hearing
A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy for the Village will be held on December 5, at 7:00 p.m., at the Village Hall. Public Notice.
Yard Waste Pickup
Brush, grass clippings, and leaves should be placed in Kraft yard waste bags, a landscape waste cart, or tied in 4 foot bundles weighing 50 pounds or less. The last day for yard waste pickup is Monday, November 28 for residents with Monday pickup; Wednesday, November 30 for residents with Wednesday pickup; and Thursday, December 1 for residents with Thursday pickup. Yard waste collection will resume in April 2017. Please note: Leaves are considered yard waste and are not an exception to the final yard waste collection date. They must be packaged in brown Kraft bags or yard waste carts. Uncontained leaves will not be collected.
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.
Agenda Packets Now Online
The complete agenda packets for Village Meetings are now available online! Visit the Agendas & Meetings Page of the Village web site to view the November 2016 agenda packets as well as future meeting agendas and packets. The Village expects to roll out video streaming of the Village Board, Plan Commission, and Historic Preservation Commission Meetings in January 2017.
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.
Toys for Tots
The Village is accepting donations for Toys for Tots. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off in the Village Hall lobby through Wednesday, December 7.
127th Street Update
Reconstruction of 127th Street, from Heggs Road to roughly 150’ east of the Northwest Community Park Entrance, is underway and a detour is in place. Due to an unexpected utility relocation issue, the detour will need to be extended until December 9 at which point the road will be reopened to traffic and then closed again in Spring 2017 to complete construction.
The work consists of widening 127th Street to allow for dedicated left turn lanes, a painted median, and new curb and gutter will replace the existing ditches. The existing culvert within the project limits will be replaced with a new structure and a shared-use path will be constructed along the entire length of the project. Overall project completion will be in October 2017.
Coffee with the Mayor - December 14
Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 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.
2017 Consolidated Election
The Consolidated Election will be held on April 4, 2017. The Village will have the Village President position and three (3) Trustee positions open. Each position is for a four-year term. Petitions for Village President and Trustee are available for pickup at the Village Hall, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The first day to file petitions is December 12 at 9 a.m. and the last day to file is December 19, 2016 at 5 p.m. Election Filing Notice. Candidate Requirements. For more info, please contact Village Clerk Michelle Gibas at (815) 439-2921.
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.
Christmas Tree Disposal
After the holiday, 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.
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.
Green Village Program
The 2017 Green Village Series kicks off on Monday, January 9, at 7 p.m., with Kevin Knight, from Kinightic Energy, discussing what radon is, why it is harmful, how to test for it, and what to do if it is found. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.
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.
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.
Route 30 Reconstruction Project
IDOT is reconstructing Route 30. 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. 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.
ComEd is trimming trees in Plainfield this fall. Vegetation management is a key component of ComEd’s maintenance program to ensure electrical system reliability, as vegetation contact with ComEd equipment is a leading cause of outages. For more information about vegetation maintenance along power lines and ComEd’s “Right Tree, Right Place” program, click here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact ComEd at 1-800-Edison-1.
MetroNet is currently installing fiber-optic cable throughout the community. Construction of underground infrastructure is underway in Canterbury Woods, Century Trace, Creekside Crossing, Dillman Estates, Dunmoor Estates, Fairfield Commons, Farmstone Ridge, Grande Park, Heritage Oaks, Indian Oaks, The Lakelands, Lake Mary, Liberty Grove, Parkview Meadows,The Ponds, River Ridge, Shenandoah, Spangler Farm, Whispering Creek, and White Ash Farm. 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 Homecoming themed exhibit. Many thanks to Sue Hasenyager and the Plainfield Historical Society for setting up and sharing this collection of photos and artifacts!
The Village Offices will be closed Friday, December 23 & Monday, December 26, 2016 (Christmas). In 2017, the Village Offices will be closed: Monday, January 2 (New Year’s Day); Monday, January 16 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day); and Monday, February 20 (Presidents’ Day).
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 2016, refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays:
Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25) – The holiday will be observed on Monday, December 26; refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week.
New Year’s Day (Sunday, January 1, 2017) - The holiday will be observed on Monday, January 2; refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week.
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.