WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
The BIG Serve is a community-wide effort to help neighbors in need. On May 17 and 18, join Community Christian Church, the Village of Plainfield, the Plainfield Public Library, and many other organizations in The Big Serve - 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.
Conservation Plainfield Spring Enhancement Project
Help Conservation Plainfield celebrate Arbor Day by signing up to participate in CP’s spring park enhancement project at the Plainfield Riverfront. CP is seeking volunteers to help plant approximately 300 bare-root trees on Saturday, April 26, from 8:30 am to noon. The tree planting is along the west bank of the DuPage River south of Lockport Street. For more information and to sign up, visit Conservation Plainfield’s web site.
On Saturday, May 3, Conservation Plainfield will be hosting the Spring Environmental Expo at Plainfield Central from 10 am - 3 pm. Green products and services will be showcased and everyone is sure to enjoy Dave DiNaso's World of Reptiles, Incredible Bats, and The Frog Lady! The event also includes an Electronics Recycling Drop-Off. Visit conservationplainfield.com for more details.
Landscape Design Workshop
On May 13, attend the Green Village Series Landscape Design Workshop at the Plainfield Public Library and get one-on-one advice from landscape experts. Bring in photos and measurements of your yard or trouble spots. Come anytime between 6:30 and 8 pm, no appointment is necessary.
Coffee with the Mayor - May 14
Please join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 9 am at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. All residents are invited.
DuPage River Sweep Coming May 17th
Conservation Plainfield will once again host the DuPage River Sweep on Saturday, May 17. The Sweep is a great activity for youth, families, Scout groups, sports teams, and other civic organizations to lend a hand to remove litter and debris from the DuPage River and tributary areas. The annual clean-up event improves water quality and wildlife habitat. For more information, visit Conservation Plainfield's web site.
Senior TRIAD Ice Cream Social
The TRIAD Ice Cream Social Event is on Tuesday, May 27 from 11 am-1 pm at the Plainfield Police Department. Local seniors are invited to indulge in some sweet treats while meeting with local organizations which provide various services. The event will also include a medicine collection; shredding of important documents, provided by State Senator Bertino-Tarrant; and a traffic safety presentation.
Bike Path Construction
Work is underway to extend the existing bike path along Van Dyke Road, south to Lockport Street, as well as asphalt patching and seal coating at various bike path locations along Van Dyke Road, 135th Street, 119th Street, and in Settlers' Park. This project will be integrated with the new pedestrian signals at Van Dyke Road and Lockport Street to provide increased pedestrian access.
Dunkin' Donuts Development
A developer is proposing to construct a 4,600+ sq ft retail center with a drive-thru on a half-acre parcel at the corner of Oak, Arnold, and Route 59. The proposed center would be adjacent to the Walgreens on Main Street and would include Dunkin’ Donuts as well as two additional storefronts. At the April 7 Board Meeting, this project was remanded back to the Plan Commission's May 20 Meeting. The Village is still seeking public input on this project, visit www.civicartworks.com to voice your opinion!
IDOT Work Notice
IDOT is updating traffic signals and installing energy efficient LED bulbs at the following intersections: IL-59 at 143rd St.; IL-59 at Plainfield-Naperville Rd.; IL-59 at 135th St.; IL-59 at Meijer; US-30 at 135th St.; IL-59 at 119th St.; and IL-59 at 127th St. The estimated completion date for the project is July 2014. There will be daytime lane and shoulder closures at the intersections where work is being performed. Drivers should expect delays. Please drive carefully!
Yard Waste Pickup
Yard waste pickup has resumed and continues through November. Please make sure that all yard waste (brush, clippings, and leaves) is properly packaged in kraft yard waste bags, a Waste Management yard waste cart, or 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. For more information, click here to read the Waste Management Brochure or call (800) 796-9696.
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.
In 2014, the Village Offices will be closed on Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day); Friday, July 4 (Independence Day); Monday, September 1 (Labor Day); Tuesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day); November 27-28 (Thanksgiving); and December 24-25 (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:
Memorial Day (Monday, May 26) – Pickup will be delayed by one day all week.
Independence Day (Friday, July 4) – Will not change pickup in Plainfield.
Labor Day (Monday, September 1) – Pickup will be delayed by one day all week.
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 27) – Pickup will be delayed by one day for residents with Thursday collection only.
Christmas Day (Thursday, December 25) – Pickup will be delayed by one day for residents with Thursday collection only.