WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
2017 Consolidated Election Early Voting
Early Voting will be conducted at the Village Hall, March 20-31, 2017. Voting hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (No Saturday hours.) In order to vote early 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. Kendall County residents interested in early voting should contact the Kendall County Clerk at 630-553-4104. Will County Early Voting Site Information I Will County Clerk's Office
127th Street Reconstruction
Reconstruction of 127th Street, from Heggs Road to roughly 150’ east of the Northwest Community Park Entrance, is scheduled to resume in early April with the road closure and detour in place starting April 3. The road will be completely closed to traffic while the detour is in place. The detour route will utilize Heggs Road, 135th Street, and Route 30. Access to the King's Bridge Subdivision will be maintained 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.
Green Village Program
The 2017 Green Village Series continues on April 4, at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Landscape Designer Kathleen Obirek will give ideas on how to refresh your home's curb appeal along with ideas for backyard up-dos. The first 40 families will receive The Gardener’s Idea Book. A Village representative will also be on hand to answer questions and take orders for rain barrels. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.
Nicor Pipeline Replacement Project
Nicor is replacing approximately 7 miles of underground pipeline from Caton Farm Road to 127th Street this year. Gas pipeline work is generally progressing concurrently from the north and south limits of the Village with the center portion (143rd Street south to Electric Park) to be completed this summer. 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.
The Village Board Meetings, Committee of the Whole Workshops, Plan Commission, and Historic Preservation Commission Meetings are now streamed live on the Village web site. To watch the meetings or check meeting times/agendas, click here. In addition, the meeting videos are also archived online.
Spring Cleanup Week is April 10-14!
The Village and Waste Management will be sponsoring Spring Cleanup for Village residents during the week of April 10. Residents can place household refuse, bulk items (i.e. chairs, mattresses, and couches), and white goods (i.e. refrigerators, washers, dryers, and water heaters) at the curb on their regular pickup day.
The following materials are excluded from Spring Cleanup: electronics, hazardous waste (paints, oils, and solvents), tires, construction and demolition materials, concrete, rock, dirt, engines or large automotive parts, and any oversized items that cannot be placed in a compactor type truck. More information.
Yard Waste Pickup
Yard waste collection resumes with your first refuse collection in April. 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.
Coffee with the Mayor - April 12
Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, April 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!
Tax Assistance Program
Through its Tax Assistance Program (TAP), Ladder Up offers free electronic preparation and e-filing of individual income tax returns to those that qualify. These services are offered on Saturday mornings, through April 15, at the Plainfield Township Community Center, 15014 S. Des Plaines. For more information, visit goladderup.org.
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.
Mark Your Calendar
-The Big Serve Change The World, a weekend celebration of community service, is May 6-7! Visit thebigserve.info in early April to register.
-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. Watch for details on how you can get involved with these events!
Route 30 Update
The contractor is currently working on underground utilities for the new traffic signals that are scheduled for installation this spring. Two lanes in each direction remain open on Route 30 (south of Renwick Road) and the contractor has removed most of the Route 30 road safety devices (drums, barricades, etc.) from the roadway.
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.
MetroNet is currently installing fiber-optic cable throughout the community. Most of the drilling has been completed while aerial placement, cable placement, and splicing work continue. To check on construction status or report a problem, visit www.metronetinc.com/construction or to find out when the MetroNet network will reach your neighborhood, visit www.metronetinc.com/plainfield or call 779-252-1111. More information
Comcast Survey Work
Comcast is currently surveying their equipment in Plainfield to create an inventory of their existing infrastructure. The work should be complete during the first quarter of 2017.
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.
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.