WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
Declaration of Disaster
On March 26, the Village Board approved a 30 day extension to the Village’s Declaration of Disaster. The declaration allows the Village to enact its emergency operations plan and access resources, equipment, and personnel in order to assist Plainfield residents. For more on the COVID-19 situation in Plainfield, click here for a message from Mayor Collins and Chief Konopek.
Village Offices Closed
In response to COVID-19, the Village closed all facilities to the public at 6 p.m. on March 19. These closures will remain in place until further notice. While all Departments will continue to operate during the facility closure, please click here to read more about the operational changes in each Department.
Small Business Assistance Program
The Small Business Administration (SBA) of Illinois established the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program that provides low-interest loans of up to $2 million to qualified applicants from small businesses and private non-profits affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
For more information, please visit the Illinois DCEO web site. The site also includes information on future webinars to explain the loan process or if you need immediate assistance, please e-mail Illinois.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit sba.gov/local-assistance. For a detailed understanding of the SBA disaster loan program, please follow this link to the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program PowerPoint.
Hospitality Emergency Grant Program
This $14 million grant program aims to help small hospitality businesses make ends meet, providing up to $25,000 to eligible bars and restaurants and up to $50,000 for eligible hotels. These grants are available to support working capital – like payroll and rent – job training and technology to support shifts in operations, like increased pick-up and delivery.
Bars and restaurants that generated between $500,000 and $1 million in revenue in 2019 are eligible for up to $25,000, and bars and restaurants that generated less than $500,000 in revenue in 2019 are eligible for up to $10,000.
Applications are available on the DCEO web site and are due by April 1 at 5 p.m. All valid, eligible applications received will be entered into a lottery and grant winners will be notified on April 4.
Disaster Unemployment Assistance
The COVID-19 Stimulus package is expected to move through Congress this week and will expand unemployment benefits. The following is a link to the State of Illinois’ Disaster Unemployment Assistance Application. Click here for more information regarding this assistance.
Services for the Elderly
The Police Department’s Elderly Services Unit wants to ensure all our residents are safe during this difficult time. If you are elderly and homebound or have family, friends, or neighbors that are elderly and homebound and live in the Village, please contact Officer Shervino with the Elderly Services Unit at 815-267-7200 or e-mail email@example.com. Please provide the name, address, phone number and/or e-mail address of the homebound person and we will contact them regularly to check on their well-being and ensure their needs are being met. For more details, click here.
Event & Meeting Cancellations
-The April 7 Green Village Program at the Plainfield Library has been cancelled.
-The April 8 Coffee with the Mayor has been cancelled.
-The 2020 Citizen's Police & Fire Academy has been cancelled.
-The National Weather Service’s Basic Weather Spotting - Severe Weather training class scheduled for April 22 at Plainfield Central High School has been cancelled.
-The Village's Spring Cleanup, originally scheduled for the week of April 13, has been cancelled.
-The Big Serve has been cancelled.
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.
-The Settlers' Park playground is closed due to the potential of the COVID-19 virus to live on surfaces.
-Please enjoy the park and walking path while maintaining the proper social distance and not congregating in large groups.
Make Sure Plainfield Counts
The U.S. Census Bureau is conducting the decennial census this year. It is important for residents to respond in order to ensure our area is accurately represented and receives its fair share of federal funding for social services, schools, and infrastructure.
Watch your mail in the coming weeks for a letter from the U.S. Census Bureau. The letter will contain details on how to complete the census online. Remember, your responses are confidential, secure, and protected Click here to view a sample Census questionnaire. To learn more about the 2020 Census, visit 2020census.gov.
Village Green Construction
Roadway reconstruction work, in the Village Green area, is scheduled to begin April 1, weather permitting. This phase involves the complete reconstruction of the roads, concrete curbs, sidewalks, utility adjustments, installation of decorative streetlighting, and parkway restoration. This is the final phase of the project with work anticipated to be complete by October 23rd. Work will be completed on a street by street basis starting with Chicago Street. For additional information, click here.
Yard Waste Collection To Resume
Yard waste collection resumes with your first pickup in April. 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.
In 2020, the Village Offices will be closed on May 25 (Memorial Day); July 3 (Independence Day observed); September 7 (Labor Day); 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:
Memorial Day (Monday, May 25, 2020) - Refuse collection will be one day late all week.
Independence Day (Saturday, July 4, 2020) – Refuse will be picked up on your regular collection day.
Labor Day (Monday, September 7, 2020) - Refuse collection will be one day late all week.
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.