WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, August 26, at 10:30 a.m., at American House Cedarlake, 14800 S. Van Dyke Road. This month's program will focus on Medicare Updates. For more information, please contact Officer Brett Keag at (815) 267-7207 or click here.
Labor Day Holiday Reminders
-The Village Offices will be closed Monday, September 2 (Labor Day).
-Refuse collection will be one day late all week after Labor Day.
-Buckle Up! The Police Department is participating in the Labor Day Click It or Ticket & Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaigns through September 3. For more information, click here.
Green Village Program - Solving Climate Change
The 2019 Green Village Series continues on Tuesday, September 3, at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. With the warm summer months ending, Master Gardener Beverly Scheidt offers cleanup techniques to benefit pollinators, birds, and bugs through the fall, winter, and early spring. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.
Coffee with the Mayor
Everyone is invited to join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, September 11, at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Village!
Street Improvement Program Update
The general scope of work and order of construction activities included in these projects are 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.
-Heritage Meadows: Concrete saw cutting is scheduled to begin the week of August 19th. The limits of curb and sidewalk that require removal and replacement have been marked with pink paint. Please mark underground sprinkler and invisible fence systems to minimize the potential for damage. Asphalt grinding and paving will begin after the concrete work is completed. The contractor will work restricted hours near Heritage Grove Middle School to minimize disruption to traffic traveling to and from school during drop off and pick up times.
-Liberty Grove: Concrete, asphalt pavement, and pavement marking work has been completed. New traffic signs are scheduled to be installed by September 30 and parkway trees are scheduled to be planted at select locations after October 1.
-Whispering Creek: Concrete work and asphalt grinding work has been completed. New asphalt pavement is scheduled to be placed the week of August 19. Pavement markings and new traffic signs are scheduled to be installed after the asphalt pavement has been completed. Parkway trees are scheduled to be planted at select locations after October 1.
-Village Center Drive: Concrete work is scheduled to be completed the week of August 19. Asphalt grinding followed by new asphalt pavement is expected to begin shortly after the completion of the concrete work and initial restoration.
-Plainsman Terrace: Storm sewer work is tentatively scheduled to begin in September following the completion of concrete work on Village Center Drive.
Village Green Project Update
Construction in Downtown Plainfield, south of Lockport Street, is part of the underground utility improvements in the Village Green area (Fox River Drive, Commercial Street, Ottawa Street, Chicago Street, Des Plaines Street, and Illinois Street). The project includes water main and water service replacement, sanitary sewer main extensions, and new storm sewer. Please be aware that on-street parking restrictions will be posted and daytime lane closures are required to complete the work safely. Work on the utility improvements is scheduled to be completed by November 22, 2019.
Plainfield Township Road Closure - Lily Cache Road
Lily Cache Road is closed, from Caton Farm Road to just south of Rolf Road, as part of a Plainfield Township project to reconstruct the bridge carrying Lily Cache Road over Lily Cache Creek. A detour route is posted and the length of closure will be approximately two months.
Census Bureau Hiring
Interested in being a Census Taker for the upcoming 2020 Census? The U.S. Census Bureau is already recruiting for thousands of positions nationwide. Census jobs provide competitive weekly pay, flexible hours, and paid training. Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs.
Plainfield Emergency Management Seeking Volunteers
The Plainfield Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is currently 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 for the Village; providing weather spotters during severe weather events; assisting during special events in the Village; and educating the public about emergency preparedness and Homeland Security procedures. Applications are available online at www.plainfieldema.org. Completed applications can be returned to the Police Department or mailed to: Commander Ruggles, Plainfield Emergency Management Agency, 14300 S. Coil Plus Drive, Plainfield, IL 60544. For more information, click here.
Chat with the Chiefs
Chat with the Chiefs is Tuesday, October 8, at 8 a.m., at Starbucks, 12640 S. Route 59. Have a cup of coffee while visiting with Chief Konopek of the Plainfield Police Department, Chief Stratton of the Plainfield Fire Protection District, and Chief Veseling of the Oswego Fire District.
Electric Aggregation Update
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.
In 2019, the Village Offices will be closed November 11 (Veterans Day); November 28-29 (Thanksgiving); and December 24-25 (Christmas).
Refuse Collection Delays
Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays in 2019:
Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28) - Refuse collection for Thursday routes will be delayed by one day.
Christmas (Wednesday, December 25) - Refuse collection for Wednesday and Thursday routes will be delayed one day.
Yard Waste Collection
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. Branches must be tied in 4 foot bundles weighing 50 pounds or less. Please note: trees, stumps, dirt, stones, pavers, mulch, and sod 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.