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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.
Plainfield Historical Society Program
The next Plainfield Historical Society Program will be held Thursday, April 23 at the Heritage Professional Center at 7 pm.The subject is the approaching 25th remembrance of the 1990 tornado. The Plainfield Library and Historical Society Museum are partnering with the Joliet History Museum to collect facts and additional information about that event. The public is invited.
On Monday, April 27, at 10:30 a.m., the Plainfield Senior TRIAD Meeting will focus on Severe Weather Preparation. The TRIAD meets at Cedarlake Village, 14800 Van Dyke Road.
Lockport Street Streetscape Refresh - Construction Update
A multi-step process to refresh the Lockport Street Streetscape corridor is currently underway. Removal and replacement of colored concrete (sidewalk and driveway aprons) has already occurred with removal and replacement of curb and gutter to follow next. Removal of gum and other stains from the concrete surfaces is occurring simultaneously with the concrete work. The next phase will be an intensive power washing of concrete surfaces followed by the application of a sealer/densifier.
127th Street Resurfacing Project - Construction Update
The asphalt resurfacing of 127th Street from Route 59 to the DuPage River Road Bridge is scheduled to be completed Monday, April 20th. After the asphalt resurfacing is completed, additional shoulder stone will be installed. This project is being completed in cooperation with Wheatland Township.
I-55 NB & SB Exit Ramps to US 30 Widening Project
Work has resumed at the I-55/US Route 30 interchange. During the week of April 20th, full ramp closures during overnight hours for Ramp D (exit ramp from northbound I-55 to US 30) will be required. Detour and alternative route signage will be installed by IDOT during the overnight closures. Drivers are urged to use caution in work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
Route 30 Reconstruction
IDOT has started reconstruction of Route 30. Utility companies are relocating their facilities. 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. To complete the work, lanes will be shifted along US 30 between I-55 and Route 59.
From July 8-November 20, 2015, a detour will be in place between Renwick and Route 59. Limited access for local residences and commercial properties will be allowed. 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.
Riverfront Foundation Display
The Riverfront Foundation is creating a pictorial display about life along the DuPage River. They are looking for 3-5 arrowheads, roller skates or a skate suitcase from Electric Park, photos of the 1996 flood, pictures of Vista Lane before and after the tornado, as well as photos of the Auditorium that was destroyed by the tornado. Please contact Nicki Alander if you are able to help.
The BIG SERVE Change the World
The BIG SERVE Change the World is a community-wide effort to help neighbors in need. On May 2 and 3, join Community Christian Church, the Village of Plainfield, Plainfield United Methodist Church, Hope United Methodist Church, and other community organizations in the BIG SERVE Change the World, 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.
Green Village Program
The Green Village Series continues on Monday, May 11, at 6:30 pm, with a Landscape Design Workshop at the Plainfield Library. Get one-on-one advice from landscape experts. Be sure to bring in photos and measurements of your yard or trouble spots. Drop-in session.
Coffee with the Mayor - May 13
Please join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 9 am at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. All residents are invited.
Now on Display at Village Hall
When visiting Village Hall, be sure to check out the historic oil lamps 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 Larry Papi for sharing his collection and knowledge of oil lamps.
The Village Offices will be closed 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.
Yard Waste Pickup
Yard waste collection has resumed. Please make sure that all yard waste (brush, grass clippings, and leaves) is properly packaged in kraft yard waste bags and/or a Waste Management yard waste cart. Branches must be 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.
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.