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TRIAD Meeting

On Monday, April 27, at 10:30 a.m., the Plainfield Senior TRIAD Meeting will focus on Severe Weather Preparation.  The TRIAD meets at Cedarlake Village, 14800 Van Dyke Road. 

 

Lockport Street Construction Update

A multi-step process to refresh the Lockport Street Streetscape corridor is underway. Removal and replacement of concrete sidewalk, driveway aprons, and curb has been completed. Resetting of the existing brick pavers should be completed early next week. Removal of gum and other stains from concrete surfaces is also occurring. The next phase of the project will be an intensive power washing of concrete surfaces followed by the application of a sealer/densifier.

 

127th Street Resurfacing Project

The asphalt resurfacing of 127th Street, from Route 59 to the DuPage River Road Bridge, has been completed. Remaining work includes permanent pavement markings and the installation of additional shoulder stone. This project is being completed in cooperation with Wheatland Township.


I-55 NB & SB Exit Ramps to US 30 Widening Project

Work has resumed at the I-55/US Route 30 interchange. During the week of April 20th, full ramp closures during overnight hours for Ramp D (exit ramp from northbound I-55 to US 30) will be required. Detour and alternative route signage will be installed by IDOT during the overnight closures. Drivers are urged to use caution in work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.


The BIG SERVE Change the World

The BIG SERVE Change the World is a community-wide effort to help neighbors in need. On May 2 and 3, join Community Christian Church, the Village of Plainfield, Plainfield United Methodist Church, Hope United Methodist Church, 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!  Sign up today at theBIGSERVE.info.


Green Village Program

The Green Village Series continues on Monday, May 11, at 6:30 pm, with a Landscape Design Workshop at the Plainfield Library. Get one-on-one advice from landscape experts. Be sure to bring in photos and measurements of your yard or trouble spots. Drop-in session.

 

Coffee with the Mayor - May 13

Please join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 9 am at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street.  All residents are invited.

Route 30 Reconstruction

IDOT has started reconstruction of Route 30. Utility companies are relocating their facilities. Between I-55 and Renwick Road, the typical section will be a 5-lane highway. From Renwick Road to Route 59, a 3-lane section will be built. To complete the work, lanes will be shifted along US 30 between I-55 and Route 59.

From July 8-November 20, 2015, a detour will be in place between Renwick and Route 59. Limited access for local residences and commercial properties will be allowed. The project is expected to be completed by Summer 2017. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for travel. Drivers are urged to 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.

 

Riverfront Foundation Display

The Riverfront Foundation is creating a pictorial display about life along the DuPage River. They are looking for 3-5 arrowheads, roller skates or a skate suitcase from Electric Park, photos of the 1996 flood, pictures of Vista Lane before and after the tornado, as well as photos of the Auditorium that was destroyed by the tornado. Please contact Nicki Alander if you are able to help.

 

Chat with the Chiefs

On Wednesday, July 22, at 7 pm, join Chief Riddle of the Plainfield Fire District, Chief Neitzer of the Oswego Fire District, and Chief Konopek of the Plainfield Police Department for "Chat with the Chiefs" community meeting at the Plainfield Law Enforcement Center, 14300 S. Coil Plus Drive. 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. Click here for more information.

 

Now on Display at Village Hall

When visiting Village Hall, be sure to check out the historic oil lamps on display. The Village has partnered with members of the Plainfield Historical Society and Historic Preservation Commission who will be sharing their fascinating collections with the community. Many thanks to Larry Papi for sharing his collection and knowledge of oil lamps.

 

Office Closures

The Village Offices will be closed Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day); Friday, July 3 (Independence Day observed); Monday, September 7 (Labor Day); Wednesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day); Thursday, November 26-Friday, November 27 (Thanksgiving); and Thursday, December 24-Friday, December 25 (Christmas).

Refuse Collection Reminder

Waste Management holidays that fall on a refuse collection day will cause collection to be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.  In 2015, refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays:
Memorial Day (Monday, May 25) – Pickup will be delayed by one day all week.
Independence Day (Saturday, July 4) – Will not change pickup in Plainfield.
Labor Day (Monday, September 7) – Pickup will be delayed by one day all week.
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26) – Pickup will be delayed by one day for residents with Thursday collection only.
Christmas Day (Friday, December 25) – Will not change pickup in Plainfield.

 

Yard Waste Pickup

Yard waste collection has resumed. Please make sure that all yard waste (brush, grass clippings, and leaves) is properly packaged in kraft yard waste bags and/or a Waste Management yard waste cart. Branches must be tied in 4 foot bundles weighing 50 pounds or less. Please note: sod, trees, stumps, dirt, stones, and landscape brick/pavers are not accepted as yard waste.

Calling All Homeowners Associations

If you are the president or management company for a HOA, please email us your contact information (name, address, phone, & e-mail address). That way, we can provide information on meetings for homeowners associations and advance notice regarding work that is scheduled to occur in your subdivision.