WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
Important Independence Day Information
-The Village Offices will be closed Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. This holiday will not change refuse pickup in Plainfield.
-The Police Department is participating in the Independence Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket Campaign. Drive safely! Campaign details.
-Celebrate the Independence Day holiday safely, without fireworks. The Police Department will be enforcing the Village's Zero Tolerance Fireworks Policy. More information.
Patriotic Picnic & Fireworks
The Plainfield Park District's Patriotic Picnic and Fireworks are Friday, July 3 at Plainfield Central High School. The fun begins at 6 pm and the fireworks start at dusk. This year's event includes a bike parade, trike races, inflatables, play zone, Touch-a-Truck, and the Little Obie Train! Road closure & parking information. For more information, visit plfdparks.org.
Coffee with the Mayor - July 8
Please join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 9 am at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. All residents are invited.
Movies Under The Stars
The 2015 Movie Series continues on Friday, July 10. The Village and Park District will be showing Penguins of Madagascar, sponsored by Waste Management, at 8:30 pm, in Settlers' Park at the Richard A. Rock Amphitheater. Penguins of Madagascar is rated PG with a run time of 92 minutes. 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. Plus, the Kona Ice Truck will be back! More details.
Route 30 Reconstruction
Beginning July 11, Route 30 will be closed to ALL westbound traffic between Renwick Road and Route 59. Drivers will need to use the posted detour route which will utilize Renwick Road. Eastbound Route 30 will be open to LOCAL traffic only from Route 59 to Howard. The eastbound lane will also be reduced to 10’6”.
Storm Sewer Work: A contractor is installing a storm sewer line adjacent to eastbound Route 30 from Frontage Road to the I-55 southbound entrance ramp. The work is occurring behind a lane closure along the south side of Route 30.
Project Information: IDOT has started reconstruction of 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.
Green Village Program
The Green Village Series continues on Monday, July 13, at 7 pm, at the Plainfield Library with a program on Gardening for Butterflies and Hummingbirds. Learn about the plant combinations and organic gardening methods that will attract beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. Register online.
Concerts in Settlers' Park
Concerts in the Park, presented by Greg & Dorothy Chapman, continue Thursday, July 16 at 7 pm. The Neverly Brothers, sponsored by Aerotek Design Labs, will be performing. They play "everyone's favorite rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues hits from the 190s American pioneers to the 1964 British Invasion groups." The concert will be held in Settlers’ Park at the Richard A. Rock Amphitheater. More details.
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.
Ash Tree Update
The Village plans to remove 1,000 dead parkway Ash Trees during the next two months. Crews started working on the north side of town and over 200 trees have already been removed. The crews will continue to work their way south through the community in the coming weeks. Additionally, the Village is planning to provide 500 replacement parkway trees this fall. Replacement trees will be provided for locations based on last year’s Ash Tree removals. Parkway tree replacements will lag removals by a year or two depending on funding and tree availability.
Weather Radio Program
The Village, in conjunction with Walgreens and Midland Radio, is offering weather alerting radios at a discount to residents this summer. Residents will have the opportunity to purchase a weather radio for $10 on July 22 & 23 and August 26 & 27 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. To purchase a radio, bring proof of residency (e.g. water bill) to the Plainfield Police Department, 14300 S. Coil Plus Drive, on one of the dates specified. More details.
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.
Pharmaceutical Drop Box Temporarily Removed
The Police Department will be temporarily removing the pharmaceutical drop box located in the Police Department lobby on June 1. Separating and disposing of the medications as well as new DEA regulations have made it too costly for the Police Department to continue participating. The Department is exploring other options for medication disposal. Click here to read the press release. For a list of locations that accept non-controlled substance pharmaceuticals, visit willcountygreen.com. To dispose of controlled substance medications, check deadiversion.usdoj.gov for a list of locations.
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 the end of the summer, 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.
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.
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:
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.