WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
Lockport Street Streetscape Refresh - Construction Update
Areas of concrete (sidewalk and curb) that will be removed and replaced have been painted with white paint along Lockport Street. Saw-cutting of the concrete to be removed is expected to begin the week of March 30th. Removal and replacement of the concrete is tentatively scheduled for the week of April 6th. For more information on this project, visit the new Public Improvements Page.
Early Vote at Village Hall
In-Person Early Voting for the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election is underway at the Village Hall through April 3, 2015. Voting hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, no Saturday hours. In order to vote at the Village Hall, you must live in the Village and in Will County. The Village is also conducting early voting for all of Plainfield Township. For details about becoming an election judge or other election information, visit the Will County Clerk’s web site at thewillcountyclerk.com or call 815-740-4632.
Yard Waste Pickup
The Village and Waste Management would like to remind residents that yard waste collection resumes with your first refuse pickup in April. 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.
The BIG SERVE Change the World
The BIG SERVE Change the World is a community-wide effort to help neighbors in need. On May 2 and 3, join Community Christian Church, the Village of Plainfield, Plainfield United Methodist Church, Hope United Methodist Church, and other community organizations in the BIG SERVE Change the World, a weekend celebration of community service. You choose who and how to help. There are plenty of projects for people of all skill levels and ages, so your whole family can join in the fun! Sign up today at theBIGSERVE.info.
Coffee with the Mayor - April 8
Please join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 9 am at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. All residents are invited.
Plainfield Spring Cleanup Scheduled for Week of April 13th
To help residents with their spring cleaning, the Village of Plainfield and Waste Management will be sponsoring Spring Cleanup for Village residents during the week of April 13, 2015. Residents can place household refuse, bulk items (i.e. chairs, mattresses, and couches), and white goods (i.e. refrigerators, washers, dryers, and water heaters) at the curb on their regular pickup day. The following electronics will also be accepted during Spring Cleanup: computers, monitors, televisions, and printers. Please have all materials at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day. For more information and a list of excluded items, click here.
Green Village Program
The Green Village Series continues on Monday, April 13, at 7 pm, with a Rain Barrel Workshop at the Plainfield Library. Go green this year and save money on your water bill with a rain barrel. This workshop covers proper installation, positioning, and ideas on incorporating rain barrels into your landscape. One rain barrel will be given away to a lucky attendee. Register online.
Chat with the Chiefs
On Wednesday, April 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 Fire District Headquarters. 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.
On Monday, April 27, at 10:30 a.m., the Plainfield Senior TRIAD Meeting will focus on Severe Weather Preparation. The TRIAD meets at Cedarlake Village, 14800 Van Dyke Road.
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 Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day); 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.
I-55 NB & SB Exit Ramps to US 30 Widening Project
IDOT is working on the northbound and southbound I-55 exit ramps at Route 30 in Joliet. Closures are necessary to complete widening of embankment and installation of an additional left turn lane on the northbound ramp and an additional right turn lane on the southbound ramp. New traffic signals will be installed on US 30 at both the northbound and southbound ramps. The anticipated completion date for this project is Spring 2015. Drivers are urged to use caution in work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
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.