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Patriotic Picnic & Fireworks Display
Help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Plainfield Park District at the annual Patriotic Picnic and Fireworks Display on July 3. The free event, hosted by the Park District, will begin at 6 p.m. at Plainfield Central High School, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive, and will culminate with a fireworks display at dusk. The picnic provides fun activities for the entire family, including an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, crafts, Little Obie Train, big trike races, and Play Zone activities. Traffic, Road Closure, & Parking Information.
4th of July Reminders
-The Village Offices will be closed Monday, July 4.
-Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week after the holiday.
-Drive safely, the Police Department is participating in the Independence Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign. Click here for details.
-The Plainfield Police Department would like to remind everyone not to set off illegal fireworks. Fireworks are dangerous and the fine is costly. The Police Department will have several officers in residential areas assigned to fireworks enforcement and to respond to complaints of fireworks activities. Individuals who violate the Village's fireworks ordinance should expect a $500 citation and confiscation of their fireworks. More information.
Settlers’ Park Movie Series Continues
Calling all movie lovers! The 2016 Movie Series continues on Friday, July 8, at 8:30 p.m. The Village and Plainfield Park District will be showing The Peanuts Movie (G, 88 min.), sponsored by Waste Management, in Settlers’ Park at the Richard A. Rock Amphitheater. This summer, the Plainfield Library, Police Department, and Fire Protection District will also be at the movies. Plus, you can cool down with shaved ice from the Kona Ice Truck! 2016 Movie Schedule
Green Village Program - Pond Containers
The 2016 Green Village Series continues on Monday, July 11, at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Add a creative touch to your patio with the addition of a pond container. The demonstration will offer ideas and techniques so you can make your own. Plus, one lucky attendee will receive a pond container. 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 - July 13, 2016
Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, July 13, 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.
Concerts in Settlers' Park
Concerts in Settlers' Park, presented by Greg & Dorothy Chapman, continue on July 14 with a concert by Wild Daisy at 7 p.m. Wild Daisy plays "current, upbeat country favorites with a few pop/rock surprises thrown in." 2016 Concert Schedule
Mark your calendar...Plainfield Fest is July 15-17! The Fest includes carnival rides, food vendors, live music, a craft and business vendor fair, and bags tournament. For more info, visit plainfieldfest.org.
D.A.R.E. Pool Party
The D.A.R.E. Pool Party is Thursday, July 21, from 6-8 p.m., at the Ottawa Street Pool! The party is free and open to students entering 6th-9th grades. Register by July 18 for this fun evening of swimming, dancing, and food! Registration form.
Senior TRIAD Meeting
The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, July 25, at American House Cedarlake, 14800 Van Dyke Road, for a free program on "Medication Safety." The program begins at 10:30 a.m.
Chat with the Chiefs
On Wednesday, July 27, 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 Police Department. 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.
ComEd will be trimming trees in Plainfield beginning in July and continuing 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.
Route 30 Reconstruction Project
Project Update: The planned traffic staging shift on Route 30 has been completed and traffic is now utilizing the newly constructed concrete pavement south of Renwick Road. Pavement removal operations have begun on the opposite side of the road in that area. An additional turn lane at the I-55 interchange will be paved by the contractor along with paving near Renwick Road and Route 30 on Friday, June 24. Please be aware of driveway and business access locations as some may change temporarily during construction operations.
Project Information: IDOT has started reconstruction of 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.
Electric Aggregation Program Changes
Since 2012, the Village, along with other Will County communities, has negotiated a fixed price electricity supply contract for residents and small businesses. The goal of the program was to provide electricity cost savings. While we are pleased to say that we have been able to save participating residents and businesses nearly $30 million countywide and the average household has saved over $400, when compared to the ComEd supply rates, we must unfortunately inform you that the current contract will not provide savings in its final year.
Based upon the electricity supply contract terms, you have the right to return to ComEd or any other supplier without an early termination fee. To return to ComEd, please have your account number ready and call Homefield Energy at 1-866-694-1262 and let them know that you would like to return to ComEd supply service at the earliest possible date. It can take one to two billing cycles for the changes to take effect, depending on meter read schedules. If you have any questions, please call the Will County Governmental League at 815-729-3535. Click here for more information including price comparisons.
Special Materials Collection
At Your Door is a convenient home collection service to help residents safely dispose of home generated special materials. It provides a safe and easy alternative for removing unwanted household materials, such as electronics, garden chemicals, household cleaners, CFLs, automotive products, batteries, and paint products that are potentially hazardous to people, pets, and the environment. Residents can schedule a collection by contacting At Your Door at (800) 449-7587, visiting www.wmatyourdoor.com, or e-mailing email@example.com. Press Release.
River Road Closure
River Road, from Fort Beggs Drive to Renwick Road, is closed during the construction of the new DuPage River Pedestrian Bridge. It is anticipated that the roadway will be reopened on June 30, 2016. The detour route utilizes Fort Beggs Drive to the east, Route 59, and Renwick Road to the east. More information.
Lily Cache Road Closed
Lily Cache Road is closed at Caton Farm Road as part of the City of Joliet’s project to replace the existing Caton Farm Road bridge over the DuPage River. The closure is expected to last approximately 15 weeks as the contractor completes the first stage of the project.
The Village is completing a comprehensive refresh of Settlers' Park including paver brick replacement/resetting, repair of the sign kiosks and benches, replacement of damaged sidewalks, cleaning and powerwashing the amphitheater, repair of the pond fountain, and overall landscaping enhancement. A majority of the work adjacent to the Veterans Memorials has been completed. The contractor will continue with further enhancements in Settlers' Park throughout June. Pedestrian traffic may be temporarily detoured in the park during construction work.
The Village Board approved a local franchise agreement with MetroNet, one of the largest all fiber-to-the-premises providers in the Midwest. Residential consumers will have access to Internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps as well as fiber TV and phone services. MetroNet is beginning to install fiber optic cable in the Village of Plainfield. Work is underway in the following subdivisions: Dayfield, Dillman Estates, Dunmoor Estates, Grande Park, Harvest Glen, King's Crossing, Liberty Grove, Nature's Crossing, Prairie Knoll, Prairie Ponds, Shenandoah, Tuttle Estates, and Walker's Grove. Work will soon be underway in the following subdivisions: Arbor Place, Century Trace, Champion Creek, Crossings at Wolf Creek, Fairfield Commons, Fairfield Ridge, and Patriot Square. Informational signs are posted. To find out when the MetroNet network will reach your neighborhood, visit www.metronetinc.com/plainfield or call 779-252-1111. More information.
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 Monday, July 4 (Independence Day); Monday, September 5 (Labor Day); 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:
Independence Day (Monday, July 4) - Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week.
Labor Day (Monday, September 5) - Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week
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
Yard waste collection has resumed. 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.
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.