WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
The Village Offices will be closed Monday, February 20 (Presidents’ Day). This holiday will not change your refuse collection day.
Nicor Pipeline Replacement Project
Nicor is replacing approximately 7 miles of underground pipeline from Caton Farm Road to 127th Street this year. Nicor’s contractor began mobilizing equipment and staging work along the ComEd right-of-way this week. Installation of erosion control measures is underway along with stabilizing access points along roadways. Please be aware of trucks entering and leaving the ComEd right-of-way and note that sidewalks within work areas may need to be temporarily closed to complete the improvements.
Work will begin the week of February 20 along Countryman Drive and the Riverfront Access from Lockport Street. Beginning Wednesday, February 22, vehicular access into the Riverfront from Lockport Street will be limited to construction vehicles only. Pedestrian access to the Riverfront trail system will be maintained at Lockport Street with additional parking available at Village Hall and Electric Park (east of the River). For additional information, please click here.
Citizen's Police & Fire Academy
The Plainfield Police Department and Plainfield Fire District are partnering to offer the Citizen's Police & Fire Academy beginning in March. The Academy offers citizens the opportunity to learn about various law enforcement and fire protection topics including crime scene processing and emergency response. Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m. If you are interested in participating, please complete an application form and submit it to the Police Department by February 27. More details.
Coffee with the Mayor - March 8
Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 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!
Green Village Program
The 2017 Green Village Series continues on Monday, March 13, at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Learn about the dazzling spectacle of herons, egrets, and cormorants nesting at Lake Renwick Heron Rookery. Chris Gutmann, from the Will County Forest Preserve, discusses this local gem and provides information on guided tours. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.
2017 Consolidated Election Early Voting
Early Voting will be conducted at the Village Hall, March 20-31, 2017. Voting hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (No Saturday hours.) In order to vote early at the Village Hall, you must live in the Village and in Will County. The Village will also conduct early voting for all of Plainfield Township. Kendall County residents interested in early voting should contact the Kendall County Clerk at 630-553-4104. Will County Early Voting Site Information I Will County Clerk's Office
Tax Assistance Program
Through its Tax Assistance Program (TAP), Ladder Up offers free electronic preparation and e-filing of individual income tax returns to those that qualify. These services are offered on Saturday mornings, through April 15, at the Plainfield Township Community Center, 15014 S. Des Plaines. For more information, visit goladderup.org.
Route 30 Update
Two lanes in each direction are now open on Route 30 (south of Renwick Road) and the contractor has removed most of the Route 30 road safety devices (drums, barricades, etc.) from the roadway. Safety devices on side roads (Renwick, W. Frontage, Lily Cache, Spangler, and McClellan) will be removed as soon as pavement marking can be completed.
Construction operations will be limited over the winter with work to resume again in Spring 2017. The posted detour route will be put back in place once the contractor begins work again in the spring.
Route 30 (North) Water Main Replacement
Work is currently under way for a water main replacement along Route 30 from roughly 135th Street south to the West Branch of the Norman Drain. The majority of the work will be occurring off the pavement but please be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the roadway to access the construction area.
For updates on plowing during a snow event, follow the Public Works Department on Facebook (Plainfield, IL Public Works) and/or Twitter (@PlainfieldILPW). The Village also has a hotline for snowplowing updates: 815-609-6145. The hotline is updated regularly as conditions change. Snow & Ice Removal Procedures. Thank you for your patience during the winter season. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 815-436-3577.
Please keep fire hydrants (ideally an area five feet in diameter) clear of snow, it is important for the Fire and Water Departments to have easy access to all hydrants.
The Police Department, 14300 Coil Plus Drive, is available for those in need of a warming shelter. Anyone in need of assistance should call the non-emergency number at the Police Department at 815-436-2341, unless the situation dictates calling 9-1-1.
Chat with the Chiefs
On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 7 p.m., 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 at the Plainfield Fire District Headquarters. 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. More information.
MetroNet is currently installing fiber-optic cable throughout the community. Most of the drilling has been completed while aerial placement, cable placement, and splicing work continue. To check on construction status or report a problem, visit www.metronetinc.com/construction or to find out when the MetroNet network will reach your neighborhood, visit www.metronetinc.com/plainfield or call 779-252-1111. More information
Comcast Survey Work
Comcast is currently surveying their equipment in Plainfield to create an inventory of their existing infrastructure. The work should be complete during the first quarter of 2017.
In 2017, the Village Offices will be closed: Monday, February 20 (Presidents’ Day); Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day); Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day); Monday, September 4 (Labor Day); Friday, November 10 (Veteran's Day Observance); Thursday, November 23-Friday, November 24 (Thanksgiving); and December 25-26 (Christmas).
Refuse Collection Delays
Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays in 2017:
Memorial Day (Monday, May 29) - Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week.
Independence Day (Tuesday, July 4) - Wednesday and Thursday refuse collections will be delayed by one day each.
Labor Day (Monday, September 4) - Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week.
Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 23) - Thursday refuse collection will be delayed by one day and will be picked up on Friday.
Christmas (Monday, December 25) - Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week.
Yard Waste Pickup
Yard waste collection has ended for the year and will resume in April 2017.
Now on Display at Village Hall
When visiting Village Hall, be sure to check out the Historical Society's kitchen themed exhibit. Many thanks to Sue Hasenyager and the Plainfield Historical Society for setting up and sharing this collection of artifacts!
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.