WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
Cop on the Rooftop Event
Help the Police Department raise money for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois by visiting the Dunkin' Donuts located at 13313 S. Route 59 on May 19 between 5 a.m. and 2 p.m. 2017 marks the 15th Anniversary of the Dunkin’ Donuts Cop on the Rooftop event with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois! This event has been a huge success over the years; in fact, nearly $3.2 million has been raised during this great partnership! In 2016, 234 locations participated and raised more than $670,000.
The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, May 22, at the Plainfield Police Department, 14300 S. Coil Plus Drive. Coffee & Donuts begins at 10:30 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring expired or unused medications for disposal. For more information, please contact Officer Erin Cook at (815) 267-7207 or click here.
-The Village Offices will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.
-Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week after Memorial Day.
-The Memorial Day Parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. from Ira Jones Middle School and then travels to Settlers' Park for a ceremony.
-The Police Department is participating in the Memorial Day Click It or Ticket Campaign. Drive safely!
Route 30 Resurfacing (143rd Street to Ogden Avenue)
Asphalt resurfacing on Route 30 will continue nightly throughout May which will be followed by the installation of new permanent pavement markings. IDOT has estimated that the project will be completed by the end of May. All work for this project will be completed with flaggers directing motorists around the work area. Please be aware of workers near the roadway and potential delays while the work is being completed.
127th Street Reconstruction
The contractor is currently working on the new sidewalls and top slab of the culvert as well as the pavement removal and topsoil stripping necessary to complete the roadway reconstruction. The project consists of widening 127th Street to allow for dedicated left turn lanes, a painted median, and new curb and gutter will replace the existing ditches. The existing culvert within the project limits is being replaced with a new structure and a shared-use path will be constructed along the entire length of the project. Overall project completion will be in October 2017.
Nicor Pipeline Replacement Project
Nicor has completed both the 1,500 foot crossing under the DuPage River near the Riverfront and the Van Dyke Road crossing. Work is continuing at the southern DuPage River crossing with the pipe expected to be pulled by May 20th. This work is part of the replacement of approximately seven miles of underground pipeline from Caton Farm Road to 127th Street. Pipeline work is generally progressing concurrently from the north and south limits of the Village with the center portion (143rd Street south to Electric Park) to be completed this summer. 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. For additional information, please click here.
Route 30 Reconstruction (I-55 to IL 59)
Please be aware that lanes have been shifted near the Lily Cache Creek bridge to allow for construction of the new shared-use path and barrier wall on the bridge. The contractor will also be working to complete the new traffic signals as well as finishing the remaining areas of shared-use path and landscaping in the upcoming weeks.
Mark Your Calendar
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is June 5. The run departs from Village Hall at 9 a.m. as the runners head to Shorewood to pass on the torch.
Settlers' Park Events
Check out this summer's great lineup of movies and concerts! The Village and Park District will be hosting movies on June 9 & 23 and July 7 & 21. Concerts will be held on June 15, July 13, and August 3. For times and selections, check the calendar. We hope to see you in Settlers' Park this summer!
Coffee with the Mayor
Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, June 14, 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 Thursday, June 29, at 6 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Watch Mary Krystinak, owner of Mary’s Wholesome Living, demonstrate how simple, economical, and healthy it is to make your own jam. Space is limited to the first 20 attendees. Online registration begins June 1 at 9 a.m. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.
Chat with the Chiefs
On Wednesday, July 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 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.
Now on Display at Village Hall
When visiting Village Hall, be sure to check out the Historical Society's doll exhibit. Many thanks to Sue Hasenyager and the Plainfield Historical Society for setting up and sharing this collection!
In 2017, the Village Offices will be closed: 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:
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 resumed. Brush, grass clippings, and leaves should be placed in Kraft yard waste bags, a landscape waste cart, or 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 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.