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DEA Take Back Initiative
On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., the Police Department is participating in the National Take Back Initiative. During this event, residents can drop off unwanted, expired, and unused medications at the Police Department, 14300 S. Coil Plus Drive. Click here for details on what medications will be accepted.
2018 Non-MFT Street Improvement Program
The 2018 Non-MFT Street Improvement Program is scheduled to begin in May and will include asphalt resurfacing in the Shenandoah subdivision (Meadowland Circle, Skyline Drive, Stonyman Court, Hawksbill Lane, Hawksbill Court, Pastoral Drive, & Shenandoah Trail), Prairie Knoll subdivision (Knoll Road, Meadow Lane, Briar Lane, Trillium Lane, Marigold Road, & Spruce Lane), Tuttle Estates subdivision (Trelliage Avenue, Meadow Lane, Pastoral Drive, Parterre Place, Terrace Boulevard, Pavilion Place, Grotto Court, Bower Court, Juniper Court, Persimmon Court, & Summerhouse Drive), Wilding Pointe subdivision (Blackstone Lane, Forge Lane, Rushford Place, Hanover Court, Milbank Drive, Vicarage Drive, Norwood Drive, Wellesley Circle, Brooklands Drive, & Tufton Street), and Vintage Harvest subdivision (Simo Drive, Cabernet Lane, Chablis Lane, Burgundy Drive, Merlot Lane, Vintage Drive, & Brown Lane). Also included in the project will be the removal and replacement of selected areas of concrete sidewalk, installation of new concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter removal and replacement, drainage improvements, and pavement striping. The limits of concrete curb and sidewalk that require removal and replacement have been marked with pink paint. Please mark any underground sprinkler and invisible fence systems to minimize the potential for damage.
The Big Serve
The BIG SERVE Change the World is a community-wide effort to help neighbors in need. On May 5 & 6, join Community Christian Church, Plainfield United Methodist Church, Hope United Methodist Church, St. Mary Immaculate Parish, IFSWS, Crosswinds Church, the Village of Plainfield, and other community organizations in The BIG SERVE Change the World, a weekend celebration of community service. You choose who and how to help. There are plenty of projects for people of all skill levels and ages, so your whole family can join in the fun! Register today at theBIGSERVE.info.
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
Coffee with the Mayor
Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, May 9, 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 - Dragonflies
The 2018 Green Village Series continues on Monday, May 14, at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Dragonflies are one of the oldest and most mysterious insects in Illinois. Cindy Crosby, author and dragonfly steward at The Morton Arboretum and Nachusa Grasslands, discusses the history and importance of dragonflies. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.
Senior TRIAD Program
The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, May 21, at the Plainfield Police Department, 14300 S. Coil Plus Drive for coffee and doughnuts. The event begins at 10:30 a.m.
Memorial Day Reminders
The Village Offices will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.
Refuse collection will be delayed one day all week.
The Memorial Day Parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 28 from Ira Jones Middle School. The parade will travel to Settlers' Park for a ceremony.
Chat with the Chiefs
On Wednesday, July 25, at 7 p.m., join Chief Konopek of the Police Department, Chief Riddle of the Plainfield Fire District, and Chief Veseling of the Oswego Fire District for Chat with the Chiefs at the Plainfield Police Department. 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.
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 Wednesday, July 4 (Independence Day); 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:
Independence Day (Wednesday, July 4) – Refuse collection for Wednesday and Thursday routes will be delayed one day.
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 advance notice regarding work that is scheduled to occur in your subdivision.