WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
-Will County is under Tier 1 mitigation efforts. For more information, click here.
-All Village facilities are closed to the public. For details, click here.
-The Will County Health Department is asking residents that are interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine to complete this survey as part of their distribution preparation.
-The Village Board has a meeting on February 1. To view the agenda when it is available, click here. Public Comments can be e-mailed to the Village through February 1 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 January Coffee with the Mayor has been cancelled.
Railroad Crossing Closure
Canadian National Railroad will be completing repairs at the Van Dyke Road railroad crossing beginning at 8:00 a.m. on February 4. No access will be allowed through the railroad crossing and a marked detour route will be in place utilizing 143rd Street, U.S. Route 30, and 135th Street. The repair is scheduled to be completed and the road opened by 4:00 p.m. on February 5.
Mobile Food Pantry
The Northern Illinois Food Bank will be holding a Mobile Food Pantry at St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 Route 59, on February 9, from 5-6 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.
The Village Offices will be closed February 15. Please note: This holiday will not change your refuse collection day.
If you are a victim of unemployment fraud, please contact the Illinois Department of Employment Security to file a report. For more information, click here.
Winter Weather Information
-If you have any questions regarding snow removal, please contact the Public Works Department at 815-436-3577. Thank you for your patience during the winter season.
Village Green Project
(Updated 12/22) - Work on the Village Green project has been substantially completed with decorative street lighting currently being installed. This project has been planned for many years with the actual construction in the area being phased over three years. Over the past three years, the sanitary sewer mains were rehabilitated along with extending the existing mains, cleanouts installed for resident access to their sanitary service lines, water mains were replaced and upsized to increase fire flow and provide redundancy to the water supply system, lead water service lines were replaced with copper service lines from the water main to the interior water meters, and new storm sewer was installed to improve drainage. This year’s work focused on the roadway improvements with new curb and gutter, sidewalks, and asphalt pavement being constructed. Sidewalks were widened to the Village’s standard of five feet and curb ramps were upgraded to the latest ADA standards.
Nicor Pipeline Work
Nicor Gas, with its contractor NPL, is installing a 10.3-mile segment of 24-inch and 16-inch natural gas transmission pipeline, which includes work in the Village. Nearly all of the installation will take place within the existing utility corridor which will minimize the impacts to residents and businesses along the route. Construction will take place in phases. The final phase of construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. Nicor Gas Pipeline Project Information
-For information on ComEd bill payment assistance programs, 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 the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), please contact the Will County Center for Community Concerns at (815) 722-0722.
-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.
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.