WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
Standard & Poor’s Upgrades Village Bond Ratings
The Village of Plainfield is pleased to announce that Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services upgraded the Village’s water and sewer revenue bond ratings to AA+ this week. Like the upgrades from Moody’s earlier this week, this is the third upgrade from Standard & Poor’s in recent years and is a result of the sound fiscal management policies and practices that the Village has in place. This week’s rating upgrades will result in an estimated cost savings of $890,000 for the Village. More Information
Red Light Cameras & Truck Permits
Information on red light cameras and the Village's new Truck Permit process is now available on the new Police Traffic Unit web page. Please note: Effective January 1, 2015, the Village will no longer issue or accept “paper” permits for oversize and overweight trucks. The Village will be using an online service, Oxcart Permits, and truck owners will need to set up a free user account at Oxcart Permits to apply and pay for truck permits. Please visit www.oxcartpermits.com for more information.
Now on Display at Village Hall
When visiting Village Hall, be sure to check out the historic radios 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 Leif Hendricksen for sharing his collection and knowledge of radios.
Petitions for Village Trustee (3 open positions, each position is for a 4 year term) can be picked up at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street, from the Village Clerk’s office, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. Petitions must be filed with the Village Clerk. The first day to file is December 15, 2014 at 9 am and the last day to file is December 22, 2014 at 5 pm. More Information
The Village Offices will be closed December 24-25, 2014 (Christmas); Thursday, January 1, 2015 (New Year’s Day); Monday, January 19 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day); Monday, February 16 (President’s Day); 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. Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays:
Christmas Day (Thursday, December 25) – Pickup will be delayed by one day for residents with Thursday collection only.
In 2015, refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays:
New Year’s Day (Thursday, January 1) – Pickup will be delayed by one day for residents with Thursday collection only.
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.
For updates on plowing during a snow event, follow the Village's 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. Click here to review the Village's snowplowing procedures.
Christmas Tree Disposal
After the holiday, Waste Management will pick up live Christmas Trees on your regular refuse collection day. Trees should be bundled properly and placed at the curb. They must be four (4) feet or shorter in length and width and tied with string or twine, weighing 50 pounds or less.
Green Village Program
The Green Village Series kicks off the new year, on January 12 at 7 pm, with a program entitled, “The History of Farming with the Early Leaders,” presented by Kay McKeen at the Plainfield Library. Register online.
Coffee with the Mayor - January 14
Please join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 9 am at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. All residents are invited.
State of the Village
Mayor Collins will present the State of the Village Address on January 21 at the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. For details, please call 815-436-4431 or visit plainfieldchamber.com.
Please keep fire hydrants clear of snow, it is important for the Fire and Water Departments to have easy access to all hydrants.
Contact the Will County Center for Community Concerns at 815-722-0722 or visit wcccc.net for information on energy assistance, weatherization, and community service block grant programs.
Yard waste collection has ended and will resume in April 2015.
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.