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Village Offices To Close for Thanksgiving Holiday
The Village Offices will be closed Thursday, November 26-Friday, November 27 (Thanksgiving). Refuse collection will be delayed by one day for residents with Thursday collection only.
Mark your calendar, November 28 is Candlelight Christmas in Downtown Plainfield. There will be many fun holiday activities including carriage rides, letters to Santa, pictures with Santa, lighting of the Christmas Crèche, and more! For more information, contact the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce at 815-436-4431. November 28 is also Small Business Saturday, shop small and support the local business community!
Yard Waste Pickup
The last day for yard waste pickup is Monday, November 30 for residents with Monday pickup; Wednesday, December 2 for residents with Wednesday pickup; and Thursday, December 3 for residents with Thursday pickup. Leaves are considered yard waste and are not an exception to the final yard waste collection date. Yard waste collection will resume in April 2016.
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.
Green Village Program - It's A Wrap
The Green Village Series continues on Monday, November 30, at 7 pm, at the Plainfield Library. Gift wrap is inexpensive when you do it the environmentally-friendly way. Build a toolkit of recycled papers, boxes, and accessories to create your own stunning yet low-cost gift wrap, cards, tags, and ribbons. The Green Village Series is in partnership with the Plainfield Public Library District and the Village of Plainfield. Register online.
Toys for Tots
The Village and Plainfield Fire Protection District are accepting donations for Toys for Tots. Toys can be dropped off at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street, Fire District Administration Center, 23748 W. 135th Street, or any of the four fire stations: 14415 S. Coil Plus Drive, 23806 W. 135th Street, 25001 W. 119th Street, and 15930 S. Frederick Street. Please drop off new, unwrapped toys by Wednesday, December 9. For more information, visit the Toys for Tots web site. Thank you for supporting Toys for Tots!
Coffee with the Mayor - December 9
Please join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 9 am at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. All residents are invited.
Follow the Village's Public Works Department on Facebook (Plainfield, IL Public Works) and/or Twitter (@PlainfieldILPW) for the latest snowplowing updates! The Village also has a hotline for snowplowing updates: (815) 609-6145. The hotline is updated regularly as conditions change. Click here for information on snowplowing procedures.
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.
New Smart Thermostat Initiative
Residents are now eligible for rebates on smart thermostats. The Smart Thermostat initiative is a group effort on the part of ComEd, Nicor, People’s Gas, North Shore Gas, the Environmental Law & Policy Center, and the Citizens Utility Board, with the support of the Illinois Commerce Commission. It provides up to $120 in rebates --$100 from ComEd and $20 from the local gas utility--on purchases of ecobee3 and Nest smart thermostats. Smart thermostats allow homeowners to easily control heating and air conditioning settings in their home through their smartphone, tablet, or computer. The technology is smart because it learns or adapts to user behavior over time and can generate energy savings automatically. For more information and to learn how you can take advantage of these rebates, visit ComEd.com/HomeSavings. To read more about the program, check out the Chicago Tribune's recent article on the initiative.
Upgrades at Lockport Street, Meadow Lane
Work is underway at the intersection of Lockport Street (Route 126) and Meadow Lane. The intersection has been resurfaced and new traffic signals will be installed and activated to control traffic. The new traffic signals are expected to be installed and operational in December.
Route 30 Reconstruction Project Update
Project Update: Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) between Renwick Road and Route 59 is now open. This section was closed and detoured as part of the ongoing reconstruction and widening of Route 30. The project involves several stages of construction on a two mile stretch of U.S. 30 between Interstate 55 and Illinois 59. In early December, work will begin on the section of Route 30 between I-55 and Renwick Road for the next stage of the project. No lanes will be closed and access to all businesses will remain open. Traffic lanes will be narrowed and flaggers will be present, when necessary. The overall improvements are scheduled for completion in Summer 2017. Motorists should continue to expect delays and allow extra time while driving through the construction area.
Project Information: IDOT has started reconstruction of Route 30. 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. 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.
Metronet Survey Work
Metronet Technologies is in the Village conducting survey work for the construction of a fiber network to provide Gigabit Internet, TV, and phone services. As part of the process, Metronet may need to access the utility easement adjacent to your property.
Now on Display at Village Hall
When visiting Village Hall, be sure to check out the Historical Society's exhibit on the 1990 tornado. 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 Sue Hasenyager and the Plainfield Historical Society for setting up and sharing this collection of photos and artifacts in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Plainfield Tornado.
The Village Offices will be closed Thursday, November 26-Friday, November 27 (Thanksgiving) and Thursday, December 24-Friday, December 25, 2015 (Christmas).
The Village Offices will be closed Friday, January 1, 2016 (New Year’s Day); Monday, January 18 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day); and Monday, February 15 (President’s Day).
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:
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.
Christmas Tree Disposal
After the holiday, Waste Management will pick up live Christmas Trees and greenery on your regular refuse collection day. Trees should be bundled properly and placed at the curb. They must be four (4) feet or shorter in length and width and tied with string or twine, weighing 50 pounds or less.
State of the Village
Mayor Collins will present the State of the Village Address on Wednesday, January 20, 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 27, 2016, at 7 pm, join Chief Riddle of the Plainfield Fire District, Chief Veseling of the Oswego Fire District, and Chief Konopek of the Plainfield Police Department for "Chat with the Chiefs" community meeting 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. 2016 Schedule.
Early Voting for the 2016 Primary will be available at the Village Hall, from February 29 through March 11 for Will County Residents. Voting hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Voting will not be offered on Saturdays.
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.