WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
Early Vote at Village Hall
In-Person Early Voting for the March 18, 2014 General Primary Election will be conducted at the Village Hall March 3-14, 2014. Voting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, no Saturday hours. In order to vote at the Village Hall, you must live in the Village and in Will County. The Village will also conduct early voting for all of Plainfield Township.
Important Information Regarding Your Utility Bill
Following the City of Chicago’s 15% increase in water rates for wholesale users in 2014, the Village Board approved a 6.3% increase in the Village’s water and wastewater rates. Residents with average water usage (800 cubic feet per month) will see an increase of approximately $4.40 per month. The rate increase will be reflected on March utility bills. Click here for more information.
Seniors who qualify for the County “Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Exemption” on their property tax bill can apply for a 10% discount on the monthly water, sewer, and capital charges. If you have any questions regarding your utility bill or for more info on the Senior Discount, please contact the Village at (815) 439-2923 or via e-mail.
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!
The Tax Assistance Program provides free tax return preparation, e-file services, and ITIN application assistance to those that qualify. Services are provided at the Plainfield Township Administration Building, 22525 W. Lockport Street, on Saturdays from 9 am - 12 pm. For more information, click here.
Green Village Program
Master Gardener Nancy Kuhajda will share her knowledge about growing a succulent vegetable garden at the March 10 Green Village Program. The program begins at 7 pm at the Plainfield Library. To register, visit plainfieldpubliclibrary.org.
Coffee with the Mayor - March 12
Please join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 9 am at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. All residents are invited.
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.
Wondering what happens when it snows and Public Works crews respond? Click here to review the Village’s snow and ice removal procedures. 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. The hotline is updated regularly as conditions change.
Fire Safety Information
The Plainfield Fire Protection District would like to remind residents of some helpful winter fire safety tips. Click here to read this important information.
Please keep fire hydrants clear of snow, it is important for the Fire and Water Departments to have easy access to all hydrants.
Calling All Homeowners Associations
The Village is working to update our Homeowners Association (HOA) Contact List! 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 upcoming meetings for homeowners associations as well as advance notice regarding work that is scheduled to occur in your subdivision.
Yard Waste Pickup
Yard waste pickup has ended and will resume with the first refuse collection in April. Brush, grass clippings, and leaves should be placed in Kraft yard waste bags or tied in 4 foot bundles weighing 50 pounds or less. For more information, click here to read the Waste Management Brochure or call (800) 796-9696.
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.
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.