WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
Des Plaines Street Parking Lot Now Open
The Des Plaines Street Parking Lot has reopened and now includes an additional 30 parking spaces as part of the lot expansion. Please be aware of additional landscaping activities and installation of light poles in the area during the next few weeks as the remaining work items are completed. Downtown Parking Map
Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) Street Improvement Program
Concrete work along 127th Street, Van Dyke Road, Industrial Drive, Rhea Drive, and Wigeon Court continued this week with asphalt grinding scheduled for November 10-11. Asphalt paving of freshly ground pavement will be completed the week of November 13. Pavement marking is also scheduled for the week of November 13.
The Village Offices will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.
Refuse collection on Thursday, November 23 will be delayed until Friday.
The Thanksgiving Holiday Click It or Ticket Campaign is November 17-27: buckle up and drive safely! More information.
Shop Small, Shop Local!
Small Business Saturday is November 25! This day is set aside nationally to celebrate and support small and independent retailers and all they do for our communities. Support local Plainfield businesses by shopping small and shopping local on Saturday, November 25!
Kick off the holiday season in Downtown Plainfield on Saturday, November 25 with Candlelight Christmas. There will be carriage rides, pictures with Santa, the Village Green tree lighting, and a showing of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Event details can be found on the Chamber of Commerce web site and Plainfield Park District web site.
TRIAD Memory Program
Join the Senior TRIAD for a program on Enhancing Your Memory on Monday, November 27, at 10:30 a.m., at American House Cedarlake. For more information, click here.
Yard Waste Pickup
The last day for yard waste pickup is Monday, November 27 for residents with Monday pickup; Wednesday, November 29 for residents with Wednesday pickup; and Thursday, November 30 for residents with Thursday pickup. 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. They must be packaged in brown Kraft bags or yard waste carts. Please note: Leaves are considered yard waste and are not an exception to the final yard waste collection date. Uncontained leaves will not be collected. Sod, trees, stumps, dirt, stones, and landscape brick/pavers are not accepted as yard waste. Yard waste collection will resume in April 2018.
Disposal of Leaves
To prevent storm sewer blockages, please do not rake leaves into the street. Instead, place leaves in yard waste bags and put them at the curb on your regular refuse collection day for Waste Management.
Toys for Tots
The Village is accepting donations for Toys for Tots. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off in the Village Hall lobby through Wednesday, December 6.
Coffee with the Mayor
Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, December 13, 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!
Green Village Program
The 2018 Green Village Series kicks off Monday, January 8, at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Stefanie Rock, from Favor the Earth, will explain the tricks and truths about nutritional information on food labels. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.
Electric Aggregation Program Update
The Will Electric Aggregation Group, which includes the Village, 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.
Village residents who have Homefield Energy or ComEd as their electric supplier should have received a letter regarding the new program with Dynegy.
If you are a Homefield Energy or ComEd customer and choose Dynegy, no action is required. If you choose not to participate in the new program, complete and return the Opt-Out Card you received or call Dynegy at 844-351-7691 by September 22.
There are no enrollment, switching, or early termination fees associated with this program. Customers will continue to receive a bill from ComEd.
If you have a third party electric supplier, you will not receive a letter and do not have to take any action. If you are interested in switching from your third party supplier to Dynegy, please check with your supplier regarding switching and/or early termination fees. For more information, visit dynegy.com or www.pluginillinois.org.
Nicor Pipeline Replacement Project
Nicor has completed 100% of the pipeline removal required for the project and completed approximately 95% of the new pipeline installation and backfill. Current work is focused on testing the new pipeline, right-of-way restoration, and cleanup. For additional information, please click here.
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 admire the display of beautifully painted china by Jean Helm, who has been recognized internationally for her work. Many thanks to Jean for sharing her work and Sue Hasenyager of the Plainfield Historical Society for setting up the display.
In 2017, the Village Offices will be closed December 25-26 (Christmas).
Refuse Collection Delays
Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays in 2017:
Christmas (Monday, December 25) - Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week.
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.