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Settlers’ Park 2017 Movie Series Continues June 23

Calling all movie lovers! The 2017 Movie Series continues on Friday, June 23, at 8:30 p.m. The Village and Plainfield Park District will be showing Trolls, sponsored by First Community Financial Bank, in Settlers’ Park at the Richard A. Rock Amphitheater. Trolls is rated PG with a run time of 92 minutes.
The movie is shown on a 20 foot inflatable screen and terraced seating is available. Attendees are also encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and bug spray. Concessions, including popcorn and snacks, are available for sale and Kona Ice also sells shaved ice during the movies. More information.

 

County Line Road Closure

On June 28, Sony/Amazon will be filming its upcoming anthology, Phillip K. Dick's "Electric Dreams," at the intersection of S. County Line Road and Wheeler/Renwick Road. County Line Road, from Route 126 to Walker Road and Indian Boundary, will be CLOSED from 6:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. The posted detour routes will utilize Ridge Road and Drauden Road.

 

Holiday Reminders

-The Patriotic Picnic & Fireworks are July 3, from 6-9 p.m., at Plainfield Central High School. The festivities kick off at 6 p.m. with the raising of the flag. There will be a bike parade, inflatables, face painting, a Touch-a-Truck, and games. The fireworks will begin at dusk. For more information, visit www.plfdparks.org.

-Fireworks Enforcement Information

-Drive safely, the Police Department is participating in the 4th of July Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign.

-The Village Offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day.

-Wednesday and Thursday refuse collections will be delayed by one day each after the holiday.

 

Settlers’ Park 2017 Movie Series Continues July 7

Calling all movie lovers! The 2017 Movie Series continues on Friday, July 7, at 8:30 p.m. The Village and Plainfield Park District will be showing The LEGO Batman Movie, sponsored by Baxter & Woodman, Inc, in Settlers’ Park at the Richard A. Rock Amphitheater. The LEGO Batman Movie is rated PG with a run time of 104 minutes.
The movie is shown on a 20 foot inflatable screen and terraced seating is available. Attendees are also encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and bug spray. Concessions, including popcorn and snacks, are available for sale and Kona Ice also sells shaved ice during the movies. More information.

 

Smart Meter Installations

ComEd crews plan to be in the Village and nearby townships starting in early July of 2017, to install smart meters at all homes and businesses in the area. This phase of installation is expected to end in early 2018. Installations will be performed by a uniformed meter installer with appropriate identification from ComEd or a ComEd-authorized contractor, Corix or MZI Group. A smart meter is a digital electric meter that securely sends energy-usage information to ComEd. ComEd will be installing smart meters that are certified by Underwriters Laboratories, further demonstrating the meters are safe and reliable. Residential customers with smart meters have access to online energy-management tools, high-usage alerts, and weekly reports summarizing daily energy use to help them manage their energy bills. For more information, visit ComEd.com/SmartMeter.

 

Coffee with the Mayor

Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, July 12, 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.

Settlers’ Park Concert Series Continues July 13

The 2017 Settlers’ Park Concert Series, presented by Greg and Dorothy Chapman, continues Thursday, July 13, at 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of music in the park with Tropixplosion. The band plays tropical favorites, reggae classics, and pop/rock party songs. The concert will be held in Settlers’ Park at the Richard A. Rock Amphitheater. Terraced seating is available. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and bug spray. Concessions, including popcorn and snacks, are available for sale and the proceeds benefit the concerts in the park. More information.

 

Plainfield Fest

Plainfield Fest is July 14-16! The Fest includes carnival rides, food vendors, live music, a craft and business vendor fair, and bags tournament. For details and location information, visit plainfieldfest.org.

 

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.

 

Green Village Program

The 2017 Green Village Series continues on Monday, August 7, at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. The evening begins with a discussion on the benefits of eating organic. Then we’ll take a short walk to Wine & Cheese by TCC to continue the discussion and sample complimentary tastings. Register online beginning 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.

 

127th/248th Pedestrian Improvements

This project consists of completing path connections along 127th Street at 248th Avenue and along 127th Street just west of Route 59. Construction crews have completed a majority of the asphalt paving along with the foundations for the new pedestrian traffic signal equipment. The contractor will be coordinating with ComEd the week of June 26th in order to relocate the existing traffic signal electrical feed necessary to construct the proposed retaining wall at the 127th Street/248th Avenue intersection.

 

127th Street Reconstruction

Work on the new box culvert has been completed and the next major item of work will be the excavation for the new roadway. The project consists of widening 127th Street for dedicated left turn lanes, a painted median, and curb and gutter which will replace the existing ditches. Overall project completion will be in October 2017.

 

Route 30 Reconstruction (I-55 to IL 59)

The project is nearing completion with the landscaping, stamped concrete median, and miscellaneous areas of sidewalk and shared-use path to be completed. The Village is currently working with IDOT on tentative date for the turn on of the new traffic signals along the project. 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.

 

Nicor Pipeline Replacement Project

Nicor is currently working on removing and replacing pipeline near the Riverfront and north of Lockport Street along with completion of bores under the railroad tracks. 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.

Nicor is also completing a separate pipeline replacement along 135th Street, west of US Route 30. Nicor has informed us that this is a pressure improvement project with most of the work to be completed by the start of school in the fall.

 

Office Closures

In 2017, the Village Offices will be closed: 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:
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.

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!

 

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.