WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
Excellence in Financial Reporting
The Village recently received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. View the Fiscal Year 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report online.
Severe Weather Spotter Training
The Plainfield Emergency Management Agency is hosting a FREE Basic Severe Weather Spotter Training Class on March 4, 2015 at Plainfield Central High School from 7-9 pm. Registration is required, please call 815-723-1455. Click here for details.
Green Village Program
The Green Village Series continues on Monday, March 9, at 7 pm, with "Growing A Cook's Garden" at the Plainfield Library. If you have a spot in your garden that receives more than six hours of direct sunlight, you can grow fresh herbs and vegetables. You'll learn the basics of soil preparation, planting in pots, plant selection, protecting your harvest from pests, and ideas for using your harvest in the kitchen. Register online.
Coffee with the Mayor - March 11
Please join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 9 am at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. All residents are invited.
Early Vote at Village Hall
In-Person Early Voting for the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election will be conducted at the Village Hall March 23-April 3, 2015. Voting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, no Saturday hours. In order to vote 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. For details about becoming an election judge or other election information, visit the Will County Clerk’s web site at thewillcountyclerk.com or call 815-740-4632
On Monday, March 23, at 10:30 a.m., the Plainfield Senior TRIAD Meeting will focus on Crime Prevention. The TRIAD meets at Cedarlake Village, 14800 Van Dyke Road.
For updates on plowing during a snow event, follow the Village's 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. Click here to review the Village's snowplowing procedures.
The Plainfield 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 911.
Mark your calendar - Spring Cleanup Week is April 13-16! Certain electronics (computers, monitors, televisions, and printers) as well as household refuse, bulk items, and white goods will be accepted on your regular refuse collection day. Watch for more details!
Chat with the Chiefs
On Wednesday, April 22, at 7 pm, join Chief Riddle of the Plainfield Fire District, Chief Neitzer of the Oswego Fire District, and Chief Konopek of the Plainfield Police Department for "Chat with the Chiefs" community meeting 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. Click here for more information.
Now on Display at Village Hall
When visiting Village Hall, be sure to check out the historic radios on display. 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 Leif Hendricksen for sharing his collection and knowledge of radios.
The Village Offices will be closed Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day); Friday, July 3 (Independence Day observed); Monday, September 7 (Labor Day); Wednesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day); Thursday, November 26-Friday, November 27 (Thanksgiving); and Thursday, December 24-Friday, December 25 (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 2015, refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays:
Memorial Day (Monday, May 25) – Pickup will be delayed by one day all week.
Independence Day (Saturday, July 4) – Will not change pickup in Plainfield.
Labor Day (Monday, September 7) – Pickup will be delayed by one day all week.
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.
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.
Yard waste collection begins with the first refuse collection in April. Brush, grass clippings, and leaves should be placed in Kraft yard waste bags or tied in 4 foot bundles weighing 50 pounds or less.
I-55 NB & SB Exit Ramps to US 30 Widening Project
IDOT is working on the northbound and southbound I-55 exit ramps at Route 30 in Joliet. Closures are necessary to complete widening of embankment and installation of an additional left turn lane on the northbound ramp and an additional right turn lane on the southbound ramp. New traffic signals will be installed on US 30 at both the northbound and southbound ramps. The anticipated completion date for this project is Spring 2015. Drivers are urged to use caution in work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
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.