WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
COVID-19 Update – 9/18/20
Great News…Will County is back in business! Per Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health, Region 7 - which includes the greater Will and Kankakee County areas - has had a sustained positivity rate under 6.5% for three consecutive days. This means that the region is returned to Phase 4 at 5 p.m. today. Restaurants and bars can reopen for indoor dining and meetings, social events, and gatherings can return to a limit of 50 people. For more information on Phase 4, click here.
The Village Board has a meeting on September 21. To view the agenda when it is available, click here. Public Comments can be e-mailed to the Village through September 21 at 3 p.m. (Please note Public Comments in the e-mail subject line.) All Village Board Meetings are streamed live on the Village web site (click In Progress when available) and broadcast on Comcast Channel 6 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99.
The Consolidated Election will be held on April 6, 2021. The Village will have the Village President and three Trustee positions open. Each position is for a four-year term.
The first day to circulate petitions for the Consolidated Election is Tuesday, September 22. To request a petition packet, please e-mail Village Clerk Michelle Gibas.
The first day to file petitions is December 14 at 9 a.m. The last day to file is December 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. Press Release
Railroad Crossing Closure
The CN Railroad will be performing emergency repairs at the Naperville-Plainfield Road railroad crossing beginning Wednesday, September 23, at 9 a.m., and lasting until approximately 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 24. The repair will require full closure of the crossing to complete the work and no traffic will be allowed across the railroad tracks during the closure. The posted detour route will utilize Route 59 and 135th Street. Local access will be maintained up to the work zone near the railroad tracks.
New Riverfront Master Plan
The Village is working with Applied Ecological Services (AES) and Houseal Lavigne to develop a new master plan for the Plainfield Riverfront. What would you like to see at the Riverfront? Trails? A boat launch? Open space? Share your ideas for the Riverfront through the survey and map.social on the new Master Plan web site! For more details, click here.
The General Election is November 3, 2020. The Will County Clerk’s Office will offer early voting at the Village Hall from October 19-30. Voting hours will be 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information on Will County early voting locations, days, and times, please visit thewillcountyclerk.com. Kendall County residents interested in voting early should visit co.kendall.il.us.
Hunger Action Month
September is National Hunger Action Month! To help support the local food pantries, the Village of Plainfield, C.W. Avery Family YMCA, Plainfield Park District, Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield School District 202, and Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce are encouraging residents, organizations, and local businesses to donate to one of the local pantries. For details on how to donate, click here.
We need your help to reach 100% participation in the 2020 Census! Households can still respond by completing and mailing back the paper questionnaire they received, by responding online at my2020census.gov, or by phone at 844-330-2020. For more information, click here.
Mobile Food Pantry
The Northern Illinois Food Bank will be holding a Mobile Food Pantry at St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 Route 59, on October 13, from 5-6:30 p.m. Food is free to low income neighbors in need and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
Coffee with the Mayor
-Join Mayor Collins for coffee as you watch this month's Coffee with the Mayor video. This month, Mayor Collins discusses the new Riverfront Master Plan and the 2020 Census.
-The October 14 Coffee with the Mayor has been cancelled.
Lockport Street Pedestrian Connection
The Village’s contractor is working on the sidewalk connection between Meadow Lane and Wallin Drive. Also included in the project is the completion of the sidewalk gap on Indian Boundary Road near Lockport Street. These sidewalk connections will complete important gaps in the Village’s pedestrian network as they will provide pedestrian connectivity to Settlers' Park and the downtown area. Grant funding for this project is being provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).
Street Improvement Program
The Village’s 2020 Street Improvement Program is underway with the contractor working in the Eagle Chase, Marybrook, Enclave, and Bronk Estates subdivisions as well as on Ash Street and Maple Court. The project includes the removal and replacement of selected areas of concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter removal and replacement, drainage improvements, pavement grinding, resurfacing, and pavement striping. Overall project completion is scheduled for the end of October. Project Schedule - Updated 9/10/20
Public Works Projects
-Village Green Project (Updated 8/21) - Work continues to progress in the Village Green area. Paving of Des Plaines Street and Illinois Street has been completed with the contractor currently working on Commercial Street between James Street and Des Plaines Street. New curb and gutter has been poured in the area with new asphalt, sidewalk, and driveway aprons to follow. The overall project is scheduled to be completed by October 23rd. For additional information, click here.
-Settlers' Park - The final phase of landscaping improvements around the Settlers' Park pond is underway. The work is a continuation of plantings and limestone outcroppings on the southern edge of the pond which will match the improvements completed previously. Native plantings conducive to providing a butterfly habitat are also incorporated into the final phase.
-Curb & Sidewalk Program - The Village's Curb and Sidewalk replacement program will begin the week of September 8 with concrete saw cutting. Concrete removal and replacement will follow. The limits of concrete curb and sidewalk scheduled for replacement have been marked with white paint. Please mark any underground sprinkler and invisible fence systems to minimize the potential for damage. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this project, please call Public Works at (815) 436-3577. Accessibility concerns due to a disability or medical condition will be accommodated to the fullest extent possible.
-ComEd has introduced new bill payment assistance programs. For more information, visit ComEd.com/BillAssistance.
-Nicor Gas offers a number of assistance programs for residential customers. For more information on these programs, click here.
-For information on services provided by the Plainfield Area Interfaith Food Pantry, please visit their web site or contact them at (815) 439-8394.
Stop the spread of germs
We encourage everyone to follow the protocols and recommendations set forth by the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health including:
• Wash your hands thoroughly and often.
• Disinfect surfaces people touch regularly.
• Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
• Maintain a 6-foot gap to other people when appropriate.
• If you feel ill, stay home, and seek the guidance of your physician.
The Will County Health Department web site, www.willcountyhealth.org, provides Coronavirus (COVID-19) information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Residents can also follow the Will County Health Department on Twitter (willcohealth) and Facebook (wilcountyhealthdepartment) for updates. These resources are updated regularly.
Waste Management Updates
-Yard waste is collected on your regular collection day. Brush, grass clippings, and leaves should be placed in Kraft yard waste bags or a Waste Management yard waste cart. Please note: dirt, pavers, and mulch are not accepted as yard waste.
-We are pleased to announce that yard waste collection has been extended with the Village’s new Waste Management contract. The last day for yard waste (including leaves) will be December 7 for Monday routes, December 9 for Wednesday routes, and December 10 for Thursday routes.
-Please remember yard waste and leaves must be packaged in brown Kraft bags or yard waste carts. Uncontained leaves will not be collected.
In 2020, the Village Offices will be closed on November 11 (Veteran's Day); November 26-27 (Thanksgiving); and December 24-25 (Christmas).
Refuse Collection Delays
Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays:
Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 26, 2020) – Refuse collection for Thursday routes will be delayed by one day.
Christmas (December 25, 2020) - Refuse will be picked up on your regular collection day.
Electric Aggregation Information
The Village is part of the Will Electric Aggregation Group which selected Constellation as its electric supplier in October 2018. The negotiated rate is $.07517/kWh and the contract runs through October 2021.
ComEd recently released their rates for the next 12 months. These rates will be lower than those provided by Constellation.
-Constellation rate: $0.07517/kWh
-ComEd summer rate: $0.06725/kWh
-ComEd non-summer price: $0.07216/kWh (estimated, may be adjusted slightly)
Residents are able to opt-out of the contract with Constellation, at anytime, with no penalty or fee, by contacting Constellation Energy at 1-844-252-4216 or online at www.constellation.com/il-willcounty. For more information on the municipal aggregation agreement, click here.
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 the Village your contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address, subdivision, and Board position). That way, we can provide information regarding work that is scheduled to occur in your subdivision.