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2018 Non-MFT Street Improvement Program
Asphalt paving has been completed in the subdivisions included in this year’s program. Remaining pavement marking will be completed the week of August 13 with final landscape restoration to follow.
MFT Street Improvement Program
Paving of 248th Avenue, 127th Street, Renwick Road, and Wallin Drive is currently underway and is expected to be completed by August 15th. Concrete sidewalk work and landscaping work will continue the following two weeks.
2018 Chip Seal Program
A cooperative project between the Village of Plainfield, City of Joliet, and Na-Au-Say Township Road District is scheduled to begin Monday, August 20 and last until Wednesday, August 22, weather permitting. The project will include the chip sealing of Walker and Cherry Roads within the Village of Plainfield. Please use caution when utilizing the roadway during construction as liquid asphalt will be placed on the existing roadway prior to the application of limestone aggregate.
New Park-n-Ride Now Open
The new Plainfield Park-n-Ride is now open! Routes 755 and 855 (as well as some combination trips) serve the new Park-n-Ride located at 14740 Depot Drive, east of Van Dyke Road and south of 143rd Street. For more information and schedules, visit pacebus.com. Please note: Service to Larry's Diner and Village Hall will be discontinued.
Labor Day Reminders
The Village Offices will be closed Monday, September 3 (Labor Day).
Refuse collection will be delayed one day all week after Labor Day.
Buckle Up & Drive Safely! The Police Department is participating in the Labor Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket Campaign, August 20 - September 4. More information.
The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, August 27, at 10:30 a.m., at American House Cedarlake, 14800 S. Van Dyke Road. This month's presentation will focus on Medicare Updates. For more information, please contact Erin Cook at (815) 267-7207. More information.
Chat with the Chiefs - New Format
Mark your calendar...Chat with the Chiefs is Thursday, August 30, at 8 a.m., at Panera Bread, 12632 S. Route 59! You'll be able to have coffee and a bagel while visiting with Chief Konopek, Chief Riddle, and Chief Veseling. For more details on the new Chat with the Chiefs format, click here.
Army Corps DuPage River Report
The Army Corps of Engineers released the DuPage River draft feasibility report and environmental assessment for public comment. The draft report provides a recommended plan to address flood risk on the DuPage River and its tributaries in DuPage and Will Counties. The report is available online. Comments may be submitted via e-mail or mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, 231 S. LaSalle Street, Ste. 1500, Chicago, IL 60604, ATTN: DuPage River. Comments will be accepted through August 30, 2018.
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. Please watch your mail for a letter from Constellation. Please note: There are no enrollment, switching, or early termination fees associated with this program. Customers will continue to receive a bill from ComEd.
Village Green Project
Mainline sanitary sewer lining work has begun on Illinois Street, Chicago Street, Ottawa Street, and Fox River Street in the downtown Village Green area. This phase of work will consist of lining the sanitary sewer located under the street from manhole to manhole.
Green Village Program
The 2018 Green Village Series continues on Saturday, September 8 at 11 a.m., at the Plainfield Library. Be on the cutting edge of prudent pruning of trees, shrubs, and ornamental grasses. Landscape designer Kathleen Obirek demonstrates the best pruning tools and how to use them. Pruning booklet for the first 50 attendees. Plus, there will be an ornamental grass giveaway. 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, September 12, 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!
Mark your calendar...the How-To Fair is Saturday, September 22 in Downtown Plainfield! Attendees will be able to choose from more than 25 FREE classes.
Route 30 & 119th Street Intersection Improvements
Intersection improvements on U.S. 30, at the intersection with 119th Street, are underway. The project consists of roadway widening, channelization, and traffic signal installation. Motorists can expect delays, due to shoulder closures, lane width restrictions, and daily lane closures, and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Please 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. The project is scheduled to be completed this summer and will improve driving conditions, enhance safety, and add turn lanes at each leg of the intersection.
In 2018, the Village Offices will be closed 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:
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 resumed. Brush, grass clippings, and leaves should be placed in Kraft yard waste bags or a Waste Management yard waste cart. Please note: sod, trees, stumps, dirt, pavers, and mulch 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 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.