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The BIG SERVE Change the World
Registration is now open for The BIG SERVE Change the World! On May 6 and 7, join Community Christian Church, the Village, Plainfield United Methodist Church, Hope United Methodist Church, St. Mary Immaculate Parish, and other community organizations for The BIG SERVE Change the World, a weekend celebration of community service. You choose who and how to help. There are plenty of projects for people of all skill levels and ages, so your whole family can join in the fun! Check out this year's projects and sign up today at theBIGSERVE.info.
Renwick Road Closure
Renwick Road (between Route 59 and River Road) will be closed, from April 24-30, to facilitate installation of the new gas main in the area. The posted detour route will utilize Route 59, Caton Farm Road, and Drauden Road. Local traffic will be allowed between Weathervane Way and Route 59 and also between River Road and Renwick Park Drive during the closure.
The Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, April 24, at American House Cedarlake for a free program on Understanding Power of Attorney. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information, click here.
Route 30 Resurfacing (143rd Street to Ogden Avenue)
Overnight work on Route 30 is expected to begin the week of April 24th. The first phase of the overnight work will consist of grinding off the existing asphalt surface in preparation for future paving work. 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.
Nicor Pipeline Replacement Project
Nicor is continuing work on the replacement of approximately seven miles of underground pipeline from Caton Farm Road to 127th Street. The work is generally progressing concurrently from the northern and southern limits of the Village with the center portion (143rd Street south to Electric Park) to be completed this summer. Current work includes pulling approximately 1,500 feet of pipe under the DuPage River crossing near the Riverfront. Please be aware of trucks entering and leaving the ComEd right-of-way/Riverfront and note that sidewalks within work areas may need to be temporarily closed to complete the improvements. For additional information, please click here.
Coffee with the Mayor
Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, May 3, 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, May 3, 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. More information.
Green Village Program
The 2017 Green Village Series continues on Monday, May 8, at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Are you ready to produce a healthy and vigorous vegetable and herb garden? Instructor Kausi Chandran will provide environmentally safe ideas for preparing the soil, fertilizing, pest control, and maintenance. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.
Cop on the Rooftop Event
Help the Plainfield 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.
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!
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.
127th Street Reconstruction
Reconstruction of 127th Street, from Heggs Road to roughly 150’ east of the Northwest Community Park Entrance, is underway. The road is completely closed to traffic while the detour is in place. The detour route utilizes Heggs Road, 135th Street, and Route 30. Access to King's Bridge Subdivision is through Shenandoah Trail from the Shenandoah Subdivision. 127th Street will be reopened to traffic in September.
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 will be 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.
Route 30 Reconstruction (I-55 to IL 59)
Work will continue this spring on the reconstruction of Route 30 with the contractor starting on the Lily Cache Creek bridge. Work on the bridge will consist of widening the sidewalk on the south/west side of the bridge to allow for a shared-use path and incorporating a concrete barrier wall. The contractor will be shifting traffic over near the bridge to complete the work. The contractor will also be working to complete the new traffic signals as well as finishing the remaining areas of shared-use path this spring.
Route 30 (North) Water Main Replacement
Work is currently under way for a water main replacement along Route 30 from roughly 135th Street south to the West Branch of the Norman Drain. The majority of the work will be occurring off the pavement but please be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the roadway to access the construction area.
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: Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day); 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:
Memorial Day (Monday, May 29) - Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week.
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.