WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD


 

Green Village Program - Understanding Food Labels

The 2016 Green Village Series continues on Monday, February 8, at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library.

Heard of GMO's, but not sure what they are? Uncertain when to choose organic over conventional? Are sugar substitutes really safe? This class, taught by Stefanie Rock of Favor the Earth, will help you decode labels and choose safer products. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Public Library District and the Village to provide the community with environmental programs.

 

Coffee with the Mayor - February 10, 2016

Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 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!

Presidents' Day

The Village Offices will be closed on Monday, February 15 for Presidents' Day. This holiday will not change your refuse collection day.

 

Senior TRIAD Meeting

The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, February 22, at American House Cedarlake, 14800 Van Dyke Road. The free program begins at 10:30 a.m. and will focus on Heart Health. More information.

 

Early Voting

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.

 

Tax Assistance Program

Free tax preparation services will be provided to those that qualify on Saturday mornings (January 30-April 16) at the Plainfield Township Community Center, 15014 S. Des Plaines. For more information, read the Tax Assistance Program Flyer or visit goladderup.org.

 

DuPage River Watershed Poster/Video Contest

The Lower DuPage River Watershed Coalition works to improve and protect the health of the Lower DuPage River. Students - They need your help to get the word out on what residents can do to clean up the DuPage River! Put on your thinking caps and start dreaming up advertisements that promote the health of our River! Turn your ideas into a poster or video for the Coalition's contest. Entries are due by March 1, 2016 and prizes will be awarded. Check out the contest details at www.dupagerivers.org.

 

Village Board Approves Metronet Franchise Agreement

The Village Board approved a local franchise agreement with MetroNet Technologies, one of the largest all fiber-to-the-premises providers in the Midwest. Residential consumers will have access to Internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps as well as fiber TV and phone services. MetroNet also plans to offer a full suite of business communications services. Construction activities may begin as soon as the spring of 2016. Residents can visit www.metronetinc.com/plainfield or call 844-889-0448 to find out when the MetroNet network will reach their neighborhood. Metronet is currently conducting survey work in the Village and may need to access the utility easement adjacent to your property. More information.


Snowplowing Information

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.

 

Fire Hydrants

Please keep fire hydrants clear of snow, it is important for the Fire and Water Departments to have easy access to all hydrants.

 

Energy Assistance

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.

 

Now on Display at Village Hall

When visiting Village Hall, be sure to check out the Historical Society's winter themed exhibit to see what Plainfield's snowy weather has looked like over the years. Many thanks to Sue Hasenyager and the Plainfield Historical Society for setting up and sharing this collection of photos and artifacts in honor of winter!

 

Upgrades at Lockport Street, Meadow Lane

Work is ongoing 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 Spring 2016 according to IDOT.

 

Route 30 Reconstruction Project Update

Project Update: Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) between Renwick Road and Route 59 is now open. Work has begun on the section of Route 30 between I-55 and Renwick Road as well as Renwick Road itself. 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.

 

Chat with the Chiefs

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 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


Office Closures

The Village Offices will be closed Monday, February 15 (Presidents' Day); Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day); Monday, July 4 (Independence Day); Monday, September 5 (Labor Day); Friday, November 11 (Veteran's Day); Thursday, November 24 - Friday, November 25 (Thanksgiving); and Friday, December 23 & Monday, December 26, 2016 (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 2016, refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays:
Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) – Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week.
Independence Day (Monday, July 4) - Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week.
Labor Day (Monday, September 5) - Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24) – Refuse collection will be delayed by one day for residents with Thursday collection only.
Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25) – The holiday will be observed on Monday, December 26; refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week. 
New Year’s Day (Sunday, January 1, 2017) - The holiday will be observed on Monday, January 2; refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week.

 

Yard Waste Pickup

Yard waste collection has ended and will resume in April 2016.

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.