WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
Electric Aggregation Program Changes
Since 2012, the Village, along with other communities in Will County, has negotiated a fixed price electricity supply contract for residents and small businesses. The goal of the program was to provide electricity cost savings. While we are pleased to say that since 2012, we have been able to save participating residents and businesses nearly $30 million countywide and the average household has saved over $400, when compared to the ComEd supply rates, we must unfortunately inform you that the current contract will not provide savings in its final year.
Based upon the terms of the electricity supply contract, you have the right to return to ComEd or any other supplier without an early termination fee. In order to return to ComEd, please have your account number ready and call Homefield Energy at 1-866-694-1262 and let them know that you would like to return to ComEd supply service at the earliest possible date. It can take one to two billing cycles for the changes to take effect, depending on meter read schedules.
If you have any questions about the Electric Aggregation Program, please call the Will County Governmental League at 815-729-3535. Click here for more information including price comparisons.
Memorial Day Reminders
• The Village Offices will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.
• Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week after Memorial Day.
• The Memorial Day Parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 30 from Ira Jones Middle School. The parade then travels to the Memorial Plaza in Settlers’ Park for a ceremony.
Coffee with the Mayor - June 8, 2016
Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, June 8, 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.
Green Village Program - Eating Organic
The 2016 Green Village Series continues on Monday, June 13, at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. The evening starts out at the Library with a discussion on the benefits of eating organic. Then we’ll take a short walk to Wine & Cheese by TCC, 24104 Lockport Street, to continue the discussion and sample complimentary tastings. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Public Library District and the Village to provide the community with environmental programs.
Route 30 Construction Updates
Mainline concrete paving is continuing on Route 30, near I-55 and Renwick Road, as part of the Route 30 reconstruction project. Concrete paving will also be occurring on West Frontage Road. Motorists should expect heavy traffic delays while the concrete pours are occurring.
Waste Management & Village Roll Out Special Materials Collection for Residents
Waste Management and the Village are pleased to offer a new service, At Your Door Special Collection, to residents. At Your Door is a convenient home collection service to help residents safely dispose of home generated special materials. It provides a safe and easy alternative for removing unwanted household materials, such as electronics, garden chemicals, household cleaners, CFLs, automotive products, batteries, and paint products that are potentially hazardous to people, pets, and the environment. Plainfield residents can schedule collection of their unwanted materials by contacting At Your Door at (800) 449-7587, visiting www.wmatyourdoor.com, or e-mailing email@example.com. Press Release.
Chat with the Chiefs
On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 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.
This spring the Village is completing a comprehensive refresh of Settlers' Park including paver brick replacement/resetting, repair of the sign kiosks and benches, replacement of damaged sidewalks, cleaning and powerwashing the amphitheater, repair of the pond fountain, and overall landscaping enhancement. Work is underway in the Memorial Plaza area. Pedestrian traffic may be temporarily detoured in the park during construction work.
Lily Cache Road Closed
Lily Cache Road is closed at Caton Farm Road as part of the City of Joliet’s project to replace the existing Caton Farm Road bridge over the DuPage River. The closure is expected to last approximately 15 weeks as the contractor completes the first stage of the project.
The Village Board approved a local franchise agreement with MetroNet, one of the largest all fiber-to-the-premises providers in the Midwest. Residential consumers will have access to Internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps as well as fiber TV and phone services. MetroNet is beginning to install fiber optic cable in the Village of Plainfield. Work is underway (or will soon be underway) in the following subdivisions: Bronk Estates, Dunmoor Estates, Eagle Chase, the Enclave, Golden Meadows, Kensington Club, King's Crossing, Nature's Crossing, Quail Run, Shenandoah, Tuttle Estates, Walker's Grove, and Wilding Pointe. Informational signs are posted. Residents can visit www.metronetinc.com/plainfield or call 779-252-1111 to find out when the MetroNet network will reach their neighborhood. More information.
Now on Display at Village Hall
When visiting Village Hall, be sure to check out the Historical Society's Easter themed exhibit. Many thanks to Sue Hasenyager and the Plainfield Historical Society for setting up and sharing this collection of photos and artifacts in honor of Easter!
Route 30 Reconstruction Project
Project Update: Work has begun on the section of Route 30 between I-55 and Renwick Road as well as Renwick Road itself. No lanes will be closed and access to all businesses will remain open. Traffic lanes will be narrowed and flaggers will be present, when necessary. The overall improvements are scheduled for completion in Summer 2017. Motorists should continue to expect delays and allow extra time while driving through the construction area.
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.
The Village Offices will be closed Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day); Monday, July 4 (Independence Day); Monday, September 5 (Labor Day); Friday, November 11 (Veteran's Day); Thursday, November 24 - Friday, November 25 (Thanksgiving); and Friday, December 23 & Monday, December 26, 2016 (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 2016, refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays:
Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) – Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week.
Independence Day (Monday, July 4) - Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week.
Labor Day (Monday, September 5) - Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24) – Refuse collection will be delayed by one day for residents with Thursday collection only.
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.
Yard Waste Pickup
Yard waste collection has resumed. 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.
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.