WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
Weather Update - 2/1/2015 9:24 amDue to the heavy snow falling we are experiencing tree branches and limbs coming down along with some power lines. Use caution if going outside. Also, if you experience a power outage and require shelter please call the non-emergency number at the police department 815-436-2341
Weather Update - 2/1/2015 8:27 amThe NWS has placed our area under a BLIZZARD WARNING from 2pm until midnight. Snow totals could exceed 15 inches, winds will be gusting up to 40 mph and snow drifts may exceed several feet
This is a dangerous storm. There is a heavy moisture content in the snow making this a 'Heart Attack Snow' when shoveling. Outdoor activities and especially travel is strongly discouraged today
Green Village Program
Coffee with the Mayor - February 11
Please join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 9 am at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. All residents are invited.
Citizen's Police & Fire Academy
Are you interested in learning more about crime scene processing, homeland security, or emergency preparedness? Then sign up for the FREE Citizen's Police & Fire Academy which begins February 19th! For more information, click here. To register, complete and submit an application by February 13th.
Provide Your Input and Help Shape Will County's Long Range Transportation Plan!
Will Connects 2040 is the County's initiative to update its current long range transportation plan. Please visit www.WillConnects2040.org to learn more and to take a survey. The online community engagement tool gathers input in an interactive and engaging way, allowing residents, business owners, and transportation users an opportunity to weigh in on issues, needs, and priorities for the County's transportation system. Your input will help shape the County's future transportation plan.
On Monday, February 23, at 10:30 a.m., the Plainfield Senior TRIAD Meeting will focus on Heart Health & Education. The TRIAD meets at Cedarlake Village, 14800 Van Dyke Road.
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.
The Plainfield Police Department, 14300 Coil Plus Drive, is available for those in need of a warming shelter. Anyone in need of assistance should call the non-emergency number at the Police Department at 815-436-2341, unless the situation dictates calling 911.
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.
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.
The Village Offices will be closed 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. 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.
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.