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Lockport Street Construction Work
Lockport Street, from Main Street to Route 59, will be closed on Monday, September 26 to allow the contractor to complete the grinding and paving of the roadway. No parking or traffic will be allowed the entire day on Lockport Street within the closure. The closure will begin at 3 am on Monday and last until the paving and pavement marking is completed in the evening. The intersections at Illinois Street and Des Plaines Street will remain open to allow north-south traffic.
A contractor is currently working on removing and replacing concrete curb and parking stalls in Downtown Plainfield. This work is scheduled to be complete on Saturday, September 24.
2017 Consolidated Election
The Consolidated Election will be held on April 4, 2017. The Village will have the Village President position and three (3) Trustee positions open. Each position is for a four-year term. Petitions for Village President and Trustee will be available for pickup beginning September 20, 2016 at the Village Hall, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The first day to file petitions is December 12, 2016 at 9 a.m. The last day to file is December 19, 2016 at 5 p.m. Candidate Requirements. For more information, please contact Village Clerk Michelle Gibas at (815) 439-2921.
At Your Door Service Update
More than 84,000 pounds of household hazardous waste and electronics have been collected since the Village and Waste Management began offering the At Your Door Special Collection service to residents on May 1. The program provides Plainfield residents with the opportunity to have unwanted items such as leftover paint, garden chemicals, automotive products, household cleaners, electronics, and more collected at their homes. Of the materials collected, 77,000 pounds (92%) of waste and electronics have been sent for recycling. Plainfield residents can schedule a collection by calling (800) 449-7587, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting the web site www.wmatyourdoor.com.
Community Food Drive for Hunger Action Month
September is National Hunger Action Month and Plainfield is hosting a food drive, in cooperation with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, to benefit the Plainfield Area Interfaith Food Pantry and the St. John Lutheran Church Food Pantry. The Village, C.W. Avery Family Y.M.C.A., Plainfield Park District, Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and Plainfield School District 202 will be accepting donations through September 23.
The food pantries would appreciate donations of: oatmeal/cereal; canned chicken and tuna; peanut butter and jelly; pasta and pasta sauce; flour/sugar; rice; canned fruits and vegetables; soups/ramen; macaroni & cheese; condiments; and boxed potatoes. Personal hygiene products (soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste); baby items (diapers, wipes, formula, and food); household cleaning products; and paper products (tissues, toilet paper, paper towel) are also welcomed.
Senior TRIAD Meeting
The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, September 26, at the Plainfield Fire District Administration Building, 23748 W. 135th Street, for a luncheon. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. Please call the Fire District, at 815-436-5335, by September 21 to register. More information.
Green Village Program
The 2016 Green Village Series continues on Monday, October 10, at 7 p.m., with a program on Energy Efficient Living at the Plainfield Library. Kevin Knight from Kinightic Energy provides DIY ways to make your home safer, more comfortable, and run more efficiently. 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.
Coffee with the Mayor - October 12
Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, October 12, 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.
2016 General Election Early Voting
Early Voting will be conducted at the Village Hall, October 24-November 4, 2016. Voting hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (No Saturday hours.) In order to vote early 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. Kendall County residents interested in early voting should contact the Kendall County Clerk at 630-553-4104.
If you have not previously registered to vote, the last day to register to vote in the General Election is October 11, 2016. To have an absentee ballot mailed to you, please contact the Will County Clerk’s Office at 815-740-4632 or the Kendall County Clerk’s Office at 630-553-4104.
Mark your calendar - this year’s How-To Fair is November 12! In one interactive, fun, and informative day, you can engage in over 30 free and different “how-to workshops!” Taught by local experts and business owners, learning opportunities range from home repair to fitness; from knitting to cooking; and from creating your own greeting cards to making the most of your mobile phone apps. Watch for details online at www.howtofairplainfield.com.
Route 30 Reconstruction Project
Project Information: IDOT is reconstructing 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.
ComEd is trimming trees in Plainfield from July through September. Vegetation management is a key component of ComEd’s maintenance program to ensure electrical system reliability, as vegetation contact with ComEd equipment is a leading cause of outages. For more information about vegetation maintenance along power lines and ComEd’s “Right Tree, Right Place” program, click here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact ComEd at 1-800-Edison-1.
The Village Board approved a local franchise agreement with MetroNet and they are currently installing fiber-optic cable throughout the community. Construction of underground infrastructure is underway in Arbor, Century Trace, Champion Creek, Crossings at Wolf Creek, Dillman Estates, Dunmoor Estates, Fairfield Commons, Grande Park, Heritage Meadows, Liberty Grove, The Ponds, River Ridge, Shenandoah, The Streams, Vintage Harvest, and Winding Creek. Work will soon be underway in Patriot Square. Informational signs are posted. To check on construction status or report a problem, visit www.metronetinc.com/construction or to find out when the MetroNet network will reach your neighborhood, visit www.metronetinc.com/plainfield or call 779-252-1111. More information
Chat with the Chiefs
On Wednesday, October 26, 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 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.
Now on Display at Village Hall
When visiting Village Hall, be sure to check out the Historical Society's summer themed exhibit. Many thanks to Sue Hasenyager and the Plainfield Historical Society for setting up and sharing this collection of photos and artifacts!
The Village Offices will be closed 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:
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
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. The last day for yard waste pickup is Monday, November 28 for residents with Monday pickup; Wednesday, November 30 for residents with Wednesday pickup; and Thursday, December 1 for residents with Thursday pickup. Yard waste collection will resume in April 2017. Please note: Leaves are considered yard waste and are not an exception to the final yard waste collection date. They must be packaged in brown Kraft bags or yard waste carts. Uncontained leaves will not be collected.
Calling All Homeowners Associations
If you are a member of a Homeowners Association Board (HOA) or a management company that represents a local HOA, please e-mail us your contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address, subdivision, and Board position). That way, we can provide information on meetings for homeowners associations and advance notice regarding work that is scheduled to occur in your subdivision.