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Witches Night Out
The Downtown Businesses are hosting Witches Night Out tonight, Friday, October 24. So gather your friends, hop on your brooms, and head to Downtown Plainfield to check out all of the store and restaurant specials!
Village of Screamfield
Prepare to be scared! The Village of Screamfield Haunted House is open this weekend, October 24-26, from 6-10 pm, at the Plainfield Police Department, 14300 S. Coil Plus Drive. Visit if you dare! For those looking for something less scary and more family-friendly, visit Screamfield on Saturday or Sunday afternoon between 2 and 5 pm. Check Facebook for details.
Spooktacular Downtown Plainfield
Take the kids trick-or-treating in Downtown Plainfield on Saturday, October 25 from 11 am - 1 pm. Continue the fun at the Avery Family YMCA from 1-5 pm! Click here for a schedule of events, participating businesses, and in-store specials!
Trick-or-Treat hours are October 31, from 4-7 pm, in the Village of Plainfield. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
In-Person Early/Absentee Voting for the November 4 Consolidated Election will be conducted at the Village Hall October 20 – October 31, 2014. Voting hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In order to vote at the Village Hall, you must live in the Village of Plainfield and in Will County. The Village will also conduct early voting for all of Plainfield Township. For details about becoming an election judge or for other election information, visit the Will County Clerk’s web site or call 815-740-4632.
Concrete Curb and Sidewalk Program
Next week, a contractor will begin sawcutting areas of concrete sidewalk and curb to be removed and replaced at various locations throughout the Village. Areas that will be replaced have been marked with pink paint. Residents should mark any underground sprinkler heads or buried electric fences that are adjacent to marked areas to minimize the possibility of damage. The project is expected to be complete by November 14.
Hidden River Subdivision Paving
Beginning the week of October 27th, a contractor will begin concrete removal and replacement work (curb and gutter) as well as asphalt patching in the Hidden River Subdivision. Areas that will be replaced have been marked with pink paint. Following the concrete replacement and patching, a specialized fabric designed to minimize cracks will be installed over the existing pavement. Liquid asphalt priming material will be placed for the installation of the fabric and also prior to the placement of the final asphalt surface course. “Fresh oil” signs will be placed at the entrances into the subdivision, please exercise caution when driving through the area. Paving is expected to be complete by November 14, weather permitting. Street closures are not anticipated. If you have any questions regarding this work, please call Public Works at 815-436-3577.
Green Village Program: Healthy Fall Salads
No need for comfort food, feast on the vegetables of the harvest in your salads! On Monday, November 10, at the Plainfield Public Library, try samples and recipes from Peter Rubi that show you how to create flavorful salads to keep your diet on track. The program begins at 7 pm. Register for this free program online.
Coffee with the Mayor - November 12
Please join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 9 am at the VillageHall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. All residents are invited.
Disposal of Leaves
To prevent storm sewer blockages, please do not rake leaves into the street. Instead, place leaves in yardwaste bags and put them at the curb on your regular refuse collection day for Waste Management.
Yard Waste Pickup To End in November
The last day for yard waste pickup is Monday, November 24 for residents with Monday pickup; Wednesday, November 26 for residents with Wednesday pickup; and Friday, November 28 (due to the holiday) for residents with Thursday pickup. Leaves are considered yard waste and are not an exception to the final yard waste collection date. Yard waste collection will resume in April 2015.
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.
Consolidated Election - April 7, 2015
Petitions for Village Trustee (3 open positions, each position is for a 4 year term) are now available. Petitions 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
Ridge Road Closure
Ridge Road, south of Route 126, is closed to all traffic while the contractor makes the tie-in near Wheeler Road. This closure began Monday, September 22 and will continue for approximately 6 weeks until the work can be completed and the new intersection opened to traffic. The detour route will utilize Caton Farm Road and County Line Road. Ridge Road, north of Route 126, will remain open during construction.
Will County Communities Select New Electricity Supplier
The Will Electric Aggregation Group (WEAG) has selected Homefield Energy as the new electric supplier for their communities. The WEAG negotiated a 36 month rate that averages $.06950/kwh ($.06996/kWh for the first 24 months and $.06850 for months 24-36) on behalf of its residents and small businesses. When compared to the Commonwealth Edison rate of $.0742/kwh this represents a 6.5% savings on the supply of electricity. Additionally, there are no early termination fees associated with this program.
Eligible residential and small business customers should have received a notice from Homefield Energy which stated the offer and provided instructions for opting out of the program. Customers wishing to participate will not need to take any action to be included. Customers who choose to opt-out will be able to do so with no penalty for a 21-day period following postmark of the notice.
Residents and small businesses may receive solicitations from other suppliers over the next few weeks to switch their account. If a notice is not explicitly marked as being from Plainfield, Homefield Energy, or Commonwealth Edison, customers should assume it is not connected to the electrical aggregation program. www.willelectricaggregation.org
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. The work requires both I-55 exit ramps to be reduced in width. The 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 December 15, 2014. Motorists can expect delays in advance of these exit ramps. 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.
In 2014, the Village Offices will be closed on 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:
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.