WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
Wow! There are 14 restaurants participating in the inaugural Restaurant Week, January 21-25. Visit PlainfieldRestaurantWeek.com to check out the delicious specials offered at Big Pauly's Wood Fired Pizza, Capri Sogno, Delicia Mexican Grill, Freedom Brothers Pizzeria & Alehouse, Habanero Fine Mexican Cuisine, HopScotch & Vine, Larry's Diner, MORA Asian Fusion, Opera House Steak & Seafood, Southern Belles Pancake House, Sovereign, Tortilla Flatz Mexican Grill, Volar, and Wine & Cheese By TCC.
State of the Village
Mayor Collins will present the State of the Village Address on Wednesday, January 24, at the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. For details, please call 815-436-4431 or visit plainfieldchamber.com.
Chat with the Chiefs
On Wednesday, January 24, at 7 p.m., join Chief Konopek of the Police Department, Chief Riddle of the Plainfield Fire District, and Chief Veseling of the Oswego Fire District for Chat with the Chiefs at the Police Department. 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.
Water & Sewer Rate Ordinance Approved
The Village Board recently approved a multi-year water and sewer rate ordinance that will help offset annual water rate increases from the City of Chicago and help fund capital improvements. The 2018 water rate is $6.79 per 100 cf and the sewer rate is $3.27 per 100 cf. You will see the rates change on the April bill. Residents with average water usage (700 cubic feet per month) will see an increase of approximately $4.00 per month. For more information, click here.
FEMA Floodplain Map Updates In Progress
FEMA is updating the floodplain maps for Will County. The floodplain maps are the official regulatory maps that determine what properties are in the floodplain and would require flood insurance. The updated maps could place new properties in the floodplain that were not so designated under the current maps. FEMA has published a notice of a 90-day appeal period beginning December 12, 2017. Residents, property owners, and homeowner associations with properties that may be at potential risk of flooding are advised to review the updated floodplain maps to determine potential impacts to your property. The proposed maps are available on FEMA's web site. Here is a guide to help you locate your property on the FEMA maps. For additional information, please visit the Village's FEMA Floodplain Maps page.
Green Village Program
The 2018 Green Village Series continues on Monday, February 12, at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. The documentary Stink! examines how dangerous chemicals in American products possibly pose a health risk to consumers. 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
Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, February 14, 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!
The Village Offices will be closed Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents' Day. This holiday will not change your refuse collection day.
For updates on plowing during a snow event, follow the Public Works Department on Facebook (Plainfield, IL Public Works); Twitter (@PlainfieldILPW); or call the snowplow hotline: 815-609-6145.
To learn more about the Village’s snow and ice removal procedures, click here. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 815-436-3577. Thank you for your patience during the winter season.
Please keep fire hydrants clear of snow, it is important for the Fire and Water Departments to have easy access to all hydrants.
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 the Police Department at 815-436-2341, unless the situation dictates calling 9-1-1.
Contact the Will County Center for Community Concerns at 815-722-0722 or visit wcccc.net for information on energy assistance, weatherization, and community service block grant programs.
General Primary Election
Mark your calendar… Early Voting for the General Primary Election will be conducted at the Village Hall March 5-16, 2018. Voting hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Voters must live in Will County. Will County Early & Grace Period Voting Sites
Electric Aggregation Program Update
The Will Electric Aggregation Group selected Dynegy as its electric supplier. The group negotiated a 12 month rate (October 2017-October 2018) of $.07190/kwh on behalf of its residents and small businesses. There are no enrollment, switching, or early termination fees associated with this program. Customers will continue to receive a bill from ComEd. For more information, visit dynegy.com or www.pluginillinois.org.
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.
Now on Display at Village Hall
When visiting the Village Hall, be sure to stop and check out the Historical Society's Let It Snow Photo Exhibit. Many thanks to Sue Hasenyager of the Plainfield Historical Society for setting up the display.
In 2018, the Village Offices will be closed Monday, February 19 (Presidents' Day); Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day); Wednesday, July 4 (Independence Day); Monday, September 3 (Labor Day); Monday, November 12 (Veterans Day observed); Thursday, November 22-Friday, November 23 (Thanksgiving); and December 24-25 (Christmas).
Refuse Collection Delays
Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays in 2018:
Memorial Day (Monday, May 28) – Refuse collection will be delayed one day, all week.
Independence Day (Wednesday, July 4) – Refuse collection for Wednesday and Thursday routes will be delayed one day.
Labor Day (Monday, September 3) – Refuse collection will be delayed one day all week.
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 22) – Refuse collection for Thursday routes will be delayed by one day.
Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25) – Refuse collection for Wednesday and Thursday routes will be delayed one day.
Yard Waste Pickup
Yard waste collection has ended for the year and will resume in April 2018.
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.