WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
-Daytime road closures will be required on South Plainsman Circle beginning Tuesday, October 8 to complete storm sewer installation. The daytime road closures are anticipated through the week of October 14. The roadway will be opened to traffic at the end of each day.
-As part of the Village Green Utility Improvement project, the contractor will close the intersection of Fox River and Ottawa Streets on Thursday, October 17 in order to complete drainage improvements. The intersection is expected to reopen by Monday, October 21.
Curb & Sidewalk Program
The 2019 Curb and Sidewalk replacement program is underway. Concrete saw cutting has started and concrete removal and replacement will follow. The limits of concrete curb and sidewalk scheduled for replacement have been marked with pink paint. Please mark any underground sprinkler and invisible fence systems to minimize the potential for damage.
Operation Care Package
The Plainfield American Legion is hosting a donation drive to benefit Operation Care Package (OCP). This holiday season, OCP will mail thousands of care packages to deployed service members. Donations can be dropped off at the American Legion, Village Hall, or Plainfield Library throughout the month of October.
Click It or Ticket
Buckle Up this Halloween! The Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation and law enforcement agencies across the state to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. For more information on the Halloween Click It or Ticket Campaign, click here.
Visit Downtown Plainfield on Saturday, October 26 for the annual Spooktacular event. There will be trick-or-treating and activities in Downtown Plainfield from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. followed by lots of Halloween fun at the C.W. Avery YMCA from 12:30-3:30 p.m. For a complete list of activities, visit plainfieldchamber.com. Event road closure information.
The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, October 28, at 10:30 a.m., at American House Cedarlake, 14800 S. Van Dyke Road. This month's program will focus on Fire Safety. For more information, please contact Officer Brett Keag at (815) 267-7207.
Trick-or-Treat hours will be 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 31. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
Street Improvement Program Updates
This project includes the removal and replacement of selected areas of concrete sidewalk, installation of new sidewalk, curb and gutter removal and replacement, drainage improvements, pavement grinding, resurfacing, and pavement striping in several neighborhoods.
-Heritage Meadows: All concrete and asphalt pavement work has all been completed. Pavement markings and new traffic signs are scheduled to be installed in the coming weeks. Parkway trees are scheduled to be planted at select locations after October 1st.
-Liberty Grove: Concrete, asphalt pavement, and pavement marking work has all been completed. New traffic signs have been installed and parkway trees are scheduled to be planted at select locations after October 1st.
-Whispering Creek: Concrete, asphalt pavement, and pavement marking have been completed. New traffic signs have been installed and parkway trees are scheduled to be planted at select locations after October 1st.
-Village Center Drive: All concrete and asphalt pavement work has been completed. Pavement markings and new traffic signs are scheduled to be installed in the coming weeks.
-Plainsman Terrace: Storm sewer work is underway. Concrete work and street lighting will follow the storm sewer. The limits of concrete curb and sidewalk that require removal and replacement have been marked with pink paint. Additional details regarding schedule will be provided in the future.
If residents have any questions or concerns regarding this work, please call Public Works at (815) 436-3577.
Village Green Project Update
Project Information: 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.
Green Village Program
The 2019 Green Village Series continues on Monday, November 11 at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. In the book, A Rich and Fertile Land: A History of Food in America, professor and author Bruce Kraig investigates how American food habits transformed the Midwest from untouched prairies to the nation’s farming heartland. 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, November 13, at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Village!
Chat with the Chiefs
Chat with the Chiefs is Thursday, December 12, at 8 a.m., at Krema, 24038 W. Lockport Street. 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.
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.
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 & Leaves
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.
The last day for yard waste pickup is Monday, November 25 for residents with Monday pickup; Wednesday, November 27 for residents with Wednesday pickup; and Friday, November 29 (due to the holiday) for residents with Thursday pickup. Yard waste collection will resume in April 2020.
Leaves are considered yard waste and are not an exception to the final yard waste collection date. They must be packaged in brown Kraft bags or yard waste carts. Uncontained leaves will not be collected.
Please do not rake or blow leaves into the street. This can cause the storm grates to be covered and result in flooding.
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.