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Big Hero 6 Rescheduled for July 31 in Settlers' Park
The 2015 Movie Series concludes on Friday, July 31, at 8:30 p.m., with Big Hero 6, sponsored by First Community Bank. Big Hero 6 is rated PG with a run time of 102 minutes. The movie will be shown in Settlers’ Park at the Richard A. Rock Amphitheater. The Park District’s Family Recess program begins at 7:30 pm. The Police Department, Fire District, and Library will also be attending the movie. More details.
DARE Pool Party - Register by July 31
The DARE Pool Party is Thursday, August 6 at the Ottawa Street Pool! The party is open to students entering 6th-9th grades. Register by July 31 for this fun evening of swimming, dancing, and food! To register, e-mail your name, grade, and school name to email@example.com. More information.
National Night Out
Join in the fun! National Night Out is Tuesday, August 4 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Village Green. There will be games, crafts, raffles, jumpies, and music. Event Information.
Concerts in Settlers' Park
Concerts in the Park, presented by Greg & Dorothy Chapman, conclude Thursday, August 6 at 7 pm. Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band, sponsored by Presence Healing Arts Pavilion, will be performing. "The band plays Buffett favorites as well as music from Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Paul Simon, and many others." The concert will be held in Settlers’ Park at the Richard A. Rock Amphitheater.
Route 30 Reconstruction
Route 30 is closed to ALL westbound traffic between Renwick Road and Route 59. Drivers will need to use the posted detour route which utilizes Renwick Road. Eastbound Route 30 is open to LOCAL traffic only from Route 59 to Howard. The eastbound lane is reduced to 10’6”. Route 30 Detour Press Release from IDOT
Storm Sewer Work: A contractor is installing a storm sewer line adjacent to eastbound Route 30 from Frontage Road to the I-55 southbound entrance ramp. The work is occurring behind a lane closure along the south side of Route 30.
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.
Green Village Program
The Green Village Series continues on Monday, August 10, at 7 pm, at the Plainfield Library. Conservation Plainfield will host the documentary H2Oil, which traces the balance between the need to preserve water and the global demand for oil. Members will share how this local, volunteer organization promotes environmental education. Register online.
Coffee with the Mayor - August 12
Please join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 9 am at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. All residents are invited.
Weather Radio Program
The Village, in conjunction with Walgreens and Midland Radio, is offering weather alerting radios at a discount to residents this summer. Residents will have the opportunity to purchase a weather radio for $10 on August 26 & 27 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. To purchase a radio, bring proof of residency (e.g. water bill) to the Plainfield Police Department, 14300 S. Coil Plus Drive, on one of the dates specified. More details.
Ash Tree Update
The Village plans to remove 1,000 dead parkway Ash Trees during the next two months. Crews started working on the north side of town and over 200 trees have already been removed. The crews will continue to work their way south through the community in the coming weeks. Additionally, the Village is planning to provide 500 replacement parkway trees this fall. Replacement trees will be provided for locations based on last year’s Ash Tree removals. Parkway tree replacements will lag removals by a year or two depending on funding and tree availability.
Pharmaceutical Drop Box Temporarily Removed
The Police Department will be temporarily removing the pharmaceutical drop box located in the Police Department lobby on June 1. Separating and disposing of the medications as well as new DEA regulations have made it too costly for the Police Department to continue participating. The Department is exploring other options for medication disposal. Click here to read the press release. For a list of locations that accept non-controlled substance pharmaceuticals, visit willcountygreen.com. To dispose of controlled substance medications, check deadiversion.usdoj.gov for a list of locations.
This year’s Street Improvement Program will include two major resurfacing contracts. The first contract, funded through the Illinois Motor Fuel Tax, will include resurfacing of 135th (West Norman Greenway to Route 30), Coil Plus (south of 143rd Street), Feeney, and the Parkview Meadows subdivision. The second contract, funded by the Village, will include the resurfacing of River, Michigan, Bartlett, Dillman, Center, Evans, Amboy, Hartong, Miles, Park, Lakeside Court, and Ottawa (Route 59 to Miles), and various alleys. The work will consist of grinding off the existing asphalt surface, patching failed areas, and paving new asphalt surface. Also included in the project will be the removal and replacement of selected areas of concrete sidewalk and curb and gutter as well as pavement striping. All work is expected to be completed by the end of the summer, weather permitting.
Chat with the Chiefs
On Wednesday, October 28, at 7 pm, 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" 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.
Police Department Survey
The Police Department is looking for your feedback! Please take a moment to complete the Plainfield Police Department Citizen Survey.
Now on Display at Village Hall
When visiting Village Hall, be sure to check out the historic oil lamps 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 Larry Papi for sharing his collection and knowledge of oil lamps.
The Village Offices will be closed 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:
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.
Yard Waste Pickup
Yard waste collection has resumed. Please make sure that all yard waste (brush, grass clippings, and leaves) is properly packaged in kraft yard waste bags and/or a Waste Management yard waste cart. Branches must be 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 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.