WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
Downtown Progressive Dinner
It's back by popular demand! The Downtown Progressive Dinner is December 19! This unique event gives you a chance to try three downtown restaurants and their amazing offerings in one night. Click here to read the Dinner Menu. Remember, there are only 60 tickets available for this great event and they will go fast! To register, click here. Cheers!
FEMA Floodplain Map Updates In Progress
FEMA is updating the floodplain maps for Will County. The floodplain maps are the official regulatory maps that determine what properties are in the floodplain and would require flood insurance. The updated maps could place new properties in the floodplain that were not so designated under the current maps. FEMA has published a notice of a 90-day appeal period beginning December 12, 2017. Residents, property owners, and homeowner associations with properties that may be at potential risk of flooding are advised to review the updated floodplain maps to determine potential impacts to your property. The proposed maps are available on FEMA's web site. Here is a guide to help you locate your property on the FEMA maps. For additional information, please visit the the Village's FEMA Floodplain Maps page.
The Village Offices will be closed:
December 25-26, 2017. Refuse collection will be one day late all week.
January 1, 2018. Refuse collection will be one day late all week.
Christmas Tree Disposal
After the holiday, Waste Management will pick up live Christmas Trees and decorative greenery on your regular refuse collection day. Trees should be bundled properly and placed at the curb. Larger trees must be cut so that each piece is four feet or shorter in length and width and tied with string, weighing 50 pounds or less.
For updates on plowing during a snow event, follow the Public Works Department on Facebook (Plainfield, IL Public Works); Twitter (@PlainfieldILPW); or call the snowplow hotline: 815-609-6145.
To learn more about the Village’s snow and ice removal procedures, click here. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 815-436-3577. Thank you for your patience during the winter season.
Please keep fire hydrants clear of snow, it is important for the Fire and Water Departments to have easy access to all hydrants.
Contact the Will County Center for Community Concerns at 815-722-0722 or visit wcccc.net for information on energy assistance, weatherization, and community service block grant programs.
Green Village Program
The 2018 Green Village Series kicks off Monday, January 8, at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Stefanie Rock, from Favor the Earth, will explain the tricks and truths about nutritional information on food labels. 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
Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, January 10, 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!
State of the Village
Mayor Collins will present the State of the Village Address on Wednesday, January 24, at the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. For details, please call 815-436-4431 or visit plainfieldchamber.com.
Chat with the Chiefs
On Wednesday, January 24, 2017, 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 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.
General Primary Election
Mark your calendar… Early Voting for the General Primary Election will be conducted at the Village Hall March 5-16, 2018. Voting hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Voters must live in Will County.
Wondering where to park when you head downtown? Check out the Village's handy new 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.
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 December 25-26 (Christmas). In 2018, the Village Offices will be closed Monday, January 1 (New Year's Day); Monday, January 15 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day); Monday, February 19 (Presidents' Day); Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day); 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 2017:
Christmas (Monday, December 25) - Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week.
Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays in 2018:
New Year’s Day (Monday, January 1) – Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week.
Memorial Day (Monday, May 28) – Refuse collection will be delayed one day, all week.
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 ended for the year and 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.