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Settlers’ Park 2017 Movie Series
The Secret Life of Pets, sponsored by Waste Management, will be shown on Friday, July 28, at 8:30 p.m., in Settlers' Park. in Settlers’ Park at the Richard A. Rock Amphitheater. The Secret Life of Pets is rated PG with a run time of 90 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.
National Night Out
Join the Police Department for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, from 5-9 pm, at the Village Green in Downtown Plainfield. There will be lots of fun for everyone with bounce houses, a touch-a-truck, food, games, music, magic, and more! More information.
2017 Street Improvement Program
The 2017 Street Improvement Program includes asphalt resurfacing in the Wallin Woods subdivision (Fairbanks Court, Jolee Court, Dan Patch Drive, Illini Drive, Kingston Street, Lincoln-Way Street, Ingersoll Street, Hamlin Street, and Eyre Circle), Prairie Knoll subdivision (Meadow Lane), Dunmoor Estates subdivision (Kerr Street, Skyline Drive, and Woods Way), Prairie Ponds subdivision (Skyline Drive, Skyline Court South, and Skyline Court North) and Shenandoah subdivision (Skyline Drive, Stags Leap Trail, Rockfish Lane, Northland Drive).
Also included in the project is the removal and replacement of selected areas of concrete sidewalk, installation of new concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter removal and replacement, drainage improvements, and pavement striping. The limits of concrete curb and sidewalk that require removal and replacement are marked with pink paint, please mark any underground sprinkler and invisible fence systems to minimize the potential for damage.
Work is expected to begin in Wallin Woods on July 24 with completion by August 8, weather permitting. Work in the Dunmoor Estates, Prairie Ponds, Prairie Knoll, and Shenandoah subdivisions is expected to begin July 31 and be complete by August 18, weather permitting.
Route 126 Resurfacing Project
IDOT is resurfacing IL Route 126 (Lockport Street) from Wallin Drive to the DuPage River Bridge. Work will be completed using daily lane closures with flaggers, no posted detour will be in place. The scope of the project includes asphalt surface removal, pavement patching, sidewalk curb ramp improvements, a new asphalt surface, and new pavement markings. The project is expected to be completed in August.
Settlers’ Park Concert Series Concludes August 3
The 2017 Settlers’ Park Concert Series, presented by Greg and Dorothy Chapman, concludes Thursday, August 3, at 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of music in the park with The Neverly Brothers, sponsored by Aerotek Design Labs, LLC. The band plays rock 'n' roll from Elvis to the Beatles. 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. More information.
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.
Coffee with the Mayor
Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, August 9, 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.
Chat with the Chiefs
On Wednesday, October 25, 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.
Smart Meter Installations
ComEd crews are now installing smart meters at homes and businesses in the area. Installations are 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. Residential customers with smart meters have access to online energy-management tools, high-usage alerts, and weekly reports summarizing daily energy use. This phase of installation is expected to end in early 2018. For more information, visit ComEd.com/SmartMeter.
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.
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.