WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
Downtown Progressive Dinner - SOLD OUT
This event is sold out! Some of the Downtown Plainfield restaurants have joined culinary forces, and with the help of the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce, are coordinating the downtown's inaugural progressive dinner on Tuesday, November 7. This unique, new event will give you a chance to try out three downtown restaurants and their amazing offerings in one night. We hope everyone enjoys the evening. Cheers! Progressive Dinner Menu
Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) Street Improvement Program
Work is scheduled to begin the week of October 16th on the MFT Street Improvement Program. The project includes the resurfacing of 127th Street (Van Dyke Road to Route 59), Van Dyke Road (127th Street to Shagbark Drive), Industrial Drive, Rhea Drive, Essington Road, Lockport Street (Miles Avenue to Frontage Road), McClellan Avenue, Collins Drive, and Wigeon Court. Also included in the project will be the removal and replacement of selected areas of concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter removal and replacement, drainage improvements, LED lighting upgrades, and pavement striping.
Chat with the Chiefs
On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 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. More information.
Downtown Plainfield will be hosting the annual Halloween Spooktacular event on Saturday, October 28. There will be trick-or-treating for the kids, activities and sales at the downtown businesses, and lots of activities at the C.W. Avery YMCA. For a schedule of the day’s events, visit plainfieldchamber.com.
Trick-or-Treat Hours are Tuesday, October 31, from 4-8 p.m. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
The 3rd Annual How-To Fair is Saturday, November 4. Have you ever wanted to expand your world and learn something new? Well, that’s exactly what the How-To Fair is all about. Taught by local experts and business owners, learning opportunities range from cooking to fitness; from crafting to blogging; and from planning the perfect vacation getaway to using technology to simplify your life. Event Video I Event Press Release I Click here to register.
Coffee with the Mayor
Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, November 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!
Green Village Program
The 2017 Green Village Series continues on Monday, November 13, at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Covering much of present day Northern Indiana and Illinois, the Grand Kankakee Marsh was once home to some of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the planet. This documentary explores the diverse ecology, history, and controversial saga of the wetlands. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.
Plainfield Emergency Management Seeking Volunteers
The Plainfield Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is conducting an open enrollment period for new members. PEMA is responsible for coordinating and supporting emergency preparedness and response activities during a disaster or local emergency; providing weather spotters during severe weather events; assisting during special events; and educating the public about emergency preparedness and Homeland Security procedures. If you are interested in volunteering, visit www.plainfieldema.org to download an application. Completed applications can be returned to the Police Department, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. More information.
Beginning September 18, the north Des Plaines Street Parking Lot will be closed for approximately eight weeks to allow for expansion of the lot. Access to the Plainfield Township Community Center will be maintained through the alley to the south. Public parking is available at the Illinois Street Parking Lot (near the Library) and at Plainfield Central High School in the north parking lot off of James Street. Downtown Parking Map
Electric Aggregation Program Update
The Will Electric Aggregation Group, which includes the Village, 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.
Village residents who have Homefield Energy or ComEd as their electric supplier should have received a letter regarding the new program with Dynegy.
If you are a Homefield Energy or ComEd customer and choose Dynegy, no action is required. If you choose not to participate in the new program, complete and return the Opt-Out Card you received or call Dynegy at 844-351-7691 by September 22.
There are no enrollment, switching, or early termination fees associated with this program. Customers will continue to receive a bill from ComEd.
If you have a third party electric supplier, you will not receive a letter and do not have to take any action. If you are interested in switching from your third party supplier to Dynegy, please check with your supplier regarding switching and/or early termination fees. For more information, visit dynegy.com or www.pluginillinois.org.
Nicor Pipeline Replacement Project
Nicor has completed 100% of the pipeline removal required for the project and completed approximately 95% of the new pipeline installation and backfill. Current work is focused on testing the new pipeline, right-of-way restoration, and cleanup. For additional information, please click here.
Nicor is also completing a separate pipeline replacement along 135th Street, west of US Route 30. This is a pressure improvement project with only final landscape restoration required before the project is complete.
Route 30 Reconstruction (I-55 to IL 59)
The new electrical service installation required for the sanitary sewer lift station has been completed by ComEd and IDOT’s contractor is currently working on switching over the lift station to the new control cabinet. Once the lift station work is completed, the remaining shared-use path in that area can be completed.
Smart Meter Installations
ComEd crews are now installing smart meters at homes and businesses in the area. Installations are performed by a uniformed meter installer with appropriate identification from ComEd or a ComEd-authorized contractor, Corix or MZI Group. A smart meter is a digital electric meter that securely sends energy-usage information to ComEd. Residential customers with smart meters have access to online energy-management tools, high-usage alerts, and weekly reports summarizing daily energy use. This phase of installation is expected to end in early 2018. For more information, visit ComEd.com/SmartMeter.
Now on Display at Village Hall
When visiting the Village Hall, be sure to stop and admire the display of beautifully painted china by Jean Helm, who has been recognized internationally for her work. Many thanks to Jean for sharing her work and Sue Hasenyager of the Plainfield Historical Society for setting up the display.
In 2017, the Village Offices will be closed: Friday, November 10 (Veteran's Day Observance); Thursday, November 23-Friday, November 24 (Thanksgiving); and December 25-26 (Christmas).
Refuse Collection Delays
Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays in 2017:
Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 23) - Thursday refuse collection will be delayed by one day and will be picked up on Friday.
Christmas (Monday, December 25) - Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week.
Yard Waste Pickup
The last day for yard waste pickup is Monday, November 27 for residents with Monday pickup; Wednesday, November 29 for residents with Wednesday pickup; and Thursday, November 30 for residents with Thursday 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. They must be packaged in brown Kraft bags or yard waste carts. Please note: Leaves are considered yard waste and are not an exception to the final yard waste collection date. Uncontained leaves will not be collected. Sod, trees, stumps, dirt, stones, and landscape brick/pavers are not accepted as yard waste. Yard waste collection will resume in April 2018.
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.