WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
Green Village Program: Salads All Year Long
The 2018 Green Village Series continues on Monday, July 16, at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. It’s the perfect time of year to prepare your garden for season extending devices to enjoy fresh salads and root vegetables all winter and spring crops as early as next February. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.
Settlers’ Park Concert Series Continues July 19
The 2018 Settlers’ Park Concert Series, presented by Greg and Dorothy Chapman, continues Thursday, July 19, at 7 p.m. with a concert by Final Say. You’ll dance the night away as Final Say plays all the hits! The concert will be held in Settlers’ Park at the Richard A. Rock Amphitheater. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved into the Village Hall. More information.
Village Green Project
Mainline sanitary sewer lining work is scheduled to begin Monday, July 16 in the downtown Village Green area. This work will consist of lining the sanitary sewer located under the street from manhole to manhole. The contractor will be focusing on Fox River Street, Illinois Street, Chicago Street, and Ottawa Street the week of July 16. They will not be on-site July 20 due to Plainfield Fest.
Railroad Crossing Closure
Canadian National will be completing track repairs this summer which will require closure of the Renwick Road Crossing, east of Route 30. The crossing will be closed July 19-22. No access will be allowed through the crossing during the closure and a marked detour route will be in place.
Plainfield Fest is July 20-22! The Fest is held in Downtown Plainfield and includes carnival rides, food vendors, live music, a craft and business vendor fair, and bags tournament. Road Closure & Parking Information. For more information, visit plainfieldfest.org.
Tornado Siren Information
Due to roadway construction at Route 30 and 119th Street, IDOT had to move the outdoor warning/tornado siren approximately ¼ mile east to 119th Street and Normantown Road. This siren will only be out of order for 10-14 days while the power is connected. All other sirens are functional within in the Village. This move should have minimal affect on coverage within the Village limits. To view a coverage map, click here. Please note: Outdoor warning sirens are only intended to alert people outdoors not to warn people inside houses/structures. It is strongly encouraged that everyone be aware of weather conditions if planning outdoor activities and purchase an NOAA approved weather alerting radio to provide immediate notification of impending Watches or Warnings in the Plainfield area.
"Scoops" Nights are back!
The Police Department is serving up ice cream around town this summer. Check out the schedule to find out when they will be in your neighborhood! Be sure to stop by and have some free ice cream.
The Plainfield Police Department, 14300 Coil Plus Drive, is available for those in need of a cooling shelter. Anyone in need of assistance should call the non-emergency number at the Police Department at 815-436-2341, unless the situation dictates calling 911.
Settlers’ Park Movie Series
The 2018 Movie Series concludes on Friday, July 27, at 8:30 p.m. The Village and Plainfield Park District will be showing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, sponsored by Waste Management, in Settlers’ Park at the Richard A. Rock Amphitheater. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is rated G with a run time of 98 minutes. Before the movie, the kids can stop by and say hello to the Library representatives and check out the fire trucks. Plus, the Kona Ice and Grumpy Gaucho trucks will be at the movie! More information. We hope to see you in Settlers' Park!
Coffee with the Mayor
Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, August 8, 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!
2018 Non-MFT Street Improvement Program
The Village’s Non-MFT Street Improvement Program is underway with work scheduled to be completed in the following subdivisions this summer: Shenandoah, Tuttle Estates, Prairie Knoll, Wilding Pointe, and Vintage Harvest. The project includes the removal and replacement of selected areas of concrete sidewalk, installation of new concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter removal and replacement, drainage improvements, pavement grinding, resurfacing and pavement striping. Overall project completion is scheduled for August 10, 2018.
The following streets are included in this year's program: Shenandoah (Meadowland Circle, Skyline Drive, Stonyman Court, Hawksbill Lane, Hawksbill Court, Pastoral Drive, & Shenandoah Trail), Prairie Knoll (Knoll Road, Meadow Lane, Briar Lane, Trillium Lane, Marigold Road, & Spruce Lane), Tuttle Estates (Trelliage Avenue, Meadow Lane, Pastoral Drive, Parterre Place, Terrace Boulevard, Pavilion Place, Grotto Court, Bower Court, Juniper Court, Persimmon Court, & Summerhouse Drive), Wilding Pointe (Blackstone Lane, Forge Lane, Rushford Place, Hanover Court, Milbank Drive, Vicarage Drive, Norwood Drive, Wellesley Circle, Brooklands Drive, & Tufton Street), and Vintage Harvest (Simo Drive, Cabernet Lane, Chablis Lane, Burgundy Drive, Merlot Lane, Vintage Drive, & Brown Lane).
Project Update: Paving was completed in the Shenandoah, Tuttle Estates, and Prairie Knoll subdivisions this week and concrete removal and replacement work is scheduled to be completed by July 18 in the Wilding Pointe subdivision. Pavement grinding will begin in Wilding Pointe the week of July 16. Concrete removal and replacement is scheduled to begin in the Vintage Harvest subdivision July 13 and pavement grinding is scheduled to occur July 14.
Pace Park-n-Ride Update
Work on the Pace Park-n-Ride facility is progressing with both site and building work ongoing. The project, located east of Van Dyke Road and south of 143rd Street, will have 600 parking spaces along with a stand-alone shelter facility with restrooms. A new traffic signal as well as improvements to Van Dyke Road are also included in the project. Paving of the asphalt binder was completed in the parking lot with the final asphalt surface scheduled to be paved in the parking lot and on Van Dyke Road the week of July 16. Traffic signal foundations were completed this week and installation of traffic signal posts and mast arms will occur in the upcoming weeks. The parking lot is scheduled to open in August! Stay tuned for details.
Route 30 & 119th Street Intersection Improvements
Intersection improvements on U.S. 30, at the intersection with 119th Street, are underway. The project consists of roadway widening, channelization, and traffic signal installation. Motorists can expect delays, due to shoulder closures, lane width restrictions, and daily lane closures, and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Please 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. The project is scheduled to be completed this summer and will improve driving conditions, enhance safety, and add turn lanes at each leg of the intersection.
Historical Society Exhibit at Village Hall
When visiting the Village Hall, be sure to stop and check out the Plainfield Historical Society's new exhibit on Raymond “DeVere” Johnson. Mr. Johnson served on the LST-218 and will appear in the documentary “The Last Signal” when it premieres at the Normandie-World War II International Film Festival in Normandy, France. Many thanks to the DeVere Johnson Family and the Plainfield Historical Society for sharing this display.
Electric Aggregation Program Update
The Will Electric Aggregation Group selected Dynegy as its electric supplier. The group negotiated a 12 month rate (October 2017-October 2018) of $.07190/kwh on behalf of its residents and small businesses. There are no enrollment, switching, or early termination fees associated with this program. Customers will continue to receive a bill from ComEd. For more information, visit dynegy.com or www.pluginillinois.org.
In 2018, the Village Offices will be closed Monday, September 3 (Labor Day); Monday, November 12 (Veterans Day observed); Thursday, November 22-Friday, November 23 (Thanksgiving); and December 24-25 (Christmas).
Refuse Collection Delays
Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays in 2018:
Labor Day (Monday, September 3) – Refuse collection will be delayed one day all week.
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 22) – Refuse collection for Thursday routes will be delayed by one day.
Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25) – Refuse collection for Wednesday and Thursday routes will be delayed one day.
Yard Waste Pickup
Yard waste collection has resumed. Brush, grass clippings, and leaves should be placed in Kraft yard waste bags or a Waste Management yard waste cart. Please note: sod, trees, stumps, dirt, pavers, and mulch are not accepted as yard waste.
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.