WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, February 25, at 10:30 a.m., at American House Cedarlake, 14800 S. Van Dyke Road. The topic of this month's free program is Heart Health. For more information, contact Officer Erin Cook at (815) 267-7207 or click here.
Plainfield Citizen's Police & Fire Academy
Would you like to know more about crime scene processing or how the Fire Department gets people out of a vehicle after a crash? Are you interested in learning more about emergency response in our community? Explore these topics and others by attending the Plainfield Citizen's Police & Fire Academy this spring.
Classes will be held on Thursday nights from 7-9 p.m. beginning April 4. The ten week session is free of charge and classes are conducted at various locations in the Village.
Applications are available online and the deadline for registration is Friday, March 15. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. (Children 14-17 may participate if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.) For more information, please contact Officer Erin Cook of the Plainfield Police Department at (815) 267-7207.
Winter Weather Information
-Please remember to follow the Public Works Department on Facebook and/or Twitter; or call the snowplowing hotline: 815-609-6145 for updates on plowing.
-The Police Department posts updates on winter storms, road conditions, and any major crashes on Facebook and Twitter.
-The 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 815-436-2341, unless the situation dictates calling 9-1-1.
-For more information, the National Weather Service and Plainfield Fire Protection District have important winter safety info on their web sites: weather.gov and plainfieldfpd.org.
LadderUp provides free tax preparation for individuals and families that qualify. Assistance will be offered at the Plainfield Township Community Center, 15014 S. Des Plaines, on Saturday mornings from February 2 through April 13. For more information, visit goladderup.org.
Hometown Irish Parade
Mark your calendar...The Plainfield Irish Parade is Sunday, March 10. The parade steps off at 1 p.m. from Plainfield High School - Central Campus. Learn more about this fun event at www.plainfieldirishparade.org.
Green Village Program - Natural Landscaping For Your Home
The 2019 Green Village Series continues on Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Update the curb appeal of your home with native landscaping ideas from gardening enthusiast Judi Deszcz. Register online. 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
Everyone is invited to join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, March 13, at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Village!
Early Voting To Begin Soon
Early Voting for the Consolidated Election will be conducted at the Village Hall, March 18-29, 2019. Voting hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Voters must live in Will County. Kendall County residents interested in voting early should contact the Kendall County Clerk at 630-553-4104.
The Consolidated Election will be held on April 2, 2019. The Village will have three (3) Trustee positions open. Each position is for a four-year term. For polling place information, visit thewillcountyclerk.com.
Yard Waste Collection
Yard waste collection resumes with your first pickup in April. Brush, grass clippings, and leaves should be placed in Kraft yard waste bags or a Waste Management yard waste cart. Please note: dirt, pavers, and mulch are not accepted as yard waste.
Spring Cleanup Week is April 8-12! Household refuse, bulk items, and white goods will be accepted on your regular refuse collection day. Electronics will not be collected during Spring Cleanup.
Chat with the Chiefs
Chat with the Chiefs is Wednesday, April 17, at 8 a.m., at Krema, 24038 W. Lockport Street. Have a cup of coffee while visiting with Chief Konopek of the Plainfield Police Department, Chief Stratton of the Plainfield Fire Protection District, and Chief Veseling of the Oswego Fire District.
The Big Serve
Volunteer in your community! The Big Serve Change The World, a weekend celebration of community service is May 4-5. Visit thebigserve.info in April to register.
In 2019, the Village Offices will be closed May 27 (Memorial Day); July 4 (Independence Day); September 2 (Labor Day); November 11 (Veterans Day); November 28-29 (Thanksgiving); December 24-25 (Christmas).
Refuse Collection Delays
Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays in 2019:
Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) - Refuse collection will be one day late all week.
Independence Day (Thursday, July 4) - Refuse collection for Thursday routes will be delayed by one day.
Labor Day (Monday, September 2) - Refuse collection will be one day late all week.
Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28) - Refuse collection for Thursday routes will be delayed by one day.
Christmas (Wednesday, December 25) - Refuse collection for Wednesday and Thursday routes will be delayed one day.
Electric Aggregation Program
The Will Electric Aggregation Group selected Constellation as its electric supplier. The group negotiated a 36-month rate (October 2018-2021) of $.07517/kwh on behalf of its residents and small businesses. There are no enrollment, switching, or early termination fees associated with this program. Customers continue to receive a bill from ComEd.
On September 25, 2018, the ICC announced that as a result of a settlement with PJM (the larger electrical grid of which ComEd is one part), it would be rebating a portion of the ComEd price temporarily reducing their price to compare from $0.07941/kWh down to $0.07292/kWh. As a consequence, this moves the ComEd price lower than the rate negotiated by our community for the October 2018-May 2019 time frame. A similar rebate is included in our price but is being spread over the length of the 3 year contract. When adding in the Renewable Portfolio Standard Fee those rates come within $0.00178/kWh.
We encourage residents to take the time to fully evaluate the aggregation program, the ComEd price, and any other offers they may receive from third party suppliers to make sure that you are making the right choice for your household. Should that evaluation lead you to want to leave the community aggregation program you can do so, without penalty at any time, by contacting Constellation Energy at 1-844-252-4216 or online at www.constellation.com/Il-willcounty. You will need your ComEd account number to opt-out.
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 the Village your contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address, subdivision, and Board position). That way, we can provide information regarding work that is scheduled to occur in your subdivision.