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Settlers’ Park Movie Series Continues June 22
The 2018 Movie Series continues Friday, June 22, at 8:30 p.m. The Village and Plainfield Park District will be showing The Lion King, sponsored by Baxter & Woodman, Inc., in Settlers’ Park at the Richard A. Rock Amphitheater. The Lion King is rated G with a run time of 87 minutes. Before the movie, the kids can stop by and say hello to the Library representatives and check out the fire trucks. Plus, the Kona Ice and Roaming Hog trucks will be at the movie! More information. We hope to see you in Settlers' Park this summer! 2018 Movie Schedule.
"Scoops" Nights are back!
The Police Department is serving up ice cream around town this summer. Check out the schedule to find out when they will be in your neighborhood! Be sure to stop by and have some free ice cream.
4th of July Holiday Information
The Village Offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4.
Due to the Independence Day holiday, refuse collection for Wednesday and Thursday routes will be delayed one day.
The Plainfield Park District is hosting the Patriotic Picnic & Fireworks on Tuesday, July 3, from 6-9 p.m., at Plainfield Central High School.
Coffee with the Mayor
Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, July 11, 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: Salads All Year Long
The 2018 Green Village Series continues on Monday, July 16, at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. It’s the perfect time of year to prepare your garden for season extending devices to enjoy fresh salads and root vegetables all winter and spring crops as early as next February. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.
Settlers’ Park Concert Series Continues July 19
The 2018 Settlers’ Park Concert Series, presented by Greg and Dorothy Chapman, continues Thursday, July 19, at 7 p.m. with a concert by Final Say. You’ll dance the night away as Final Say plays all the hits! The concert will be held in Settlers’ Park at the Richard A. Rock Amphitheater.
Chat with the Chiefs
On Wednesday, July 25, 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 Plainfield 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.
Pace Park-n-Ride Update
Work on the Pace Park-n-Ride facility is progressing with both site and building work ongoing. The project, located east of Van Dyke Road and south of 143rd Street, will have 600 parking spaces along with a stand-alone shelter facility with restrooms. A new traffic signal as well as improvements to Van Dyke Road are also included in the project. Please be aware of work along Van Dyke Road in the following weeks and use caution as construction equipment will be near the roadway.
2018 Non-MFT Street Improvement Program
The Village’s Non-MFT Street Improvement Program is underway with work scheduled to be completed in the following subdivisions this summer: Shenandoah, Tuttle Estates, Prairie Knoll, Wilding Pointe, and Vintage Harvest. The project includes the removal and replacement of selected areas of concrete sidewalk, installation of new concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter removal and replacement, drainage improvements, pavement grinding, resurfacing and pavement striping. Overall project completion is scheduled for August 10, 2018.
The following streets are included in this year's program: Shenandoah (Meadowland Circle, Skyline Drive, Stonyman Court, Hawksbill Lane, Hawksbill Court, Pastoral Drive, & Shenandoah Trail), Prairie Knoll (Knoll Road, Meadow Lane, Briar Lane, Trillium Lane, Marigold Road, & Spruce Lane), Tuttle Estates (Trelliage Avenue, Meadow Lane, Pastoral Drive, Parterre Place, Terrace Boulevard, Pavilion Place, Grotto Court, Bower Court, Juniper Court, Persimmon Court, & Summerhouse Drive), Wilding Pointe (Blackstone Lane, Forge Lane, Rushford Place, Hanover Court, Milbank Drive, Vicarage Drive, Norwood Drive, Wellesley Circle, Brooklands Drive, & Tufton Street), and Vintage Harvest (Simo Drive, Cabernet Lane, Chablis Lane, Burgundy Drive, Merlot Lane, Vintage Drive, & Brown Lane).
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.
Historical Society Exhibit at Village Hall
When visiting the Village Hall, be sure to stop and check out the Plainfield Historical Society's new exhibit on Raymond “DeVere” Johnson. Mr. Johnson served on the LST-218 and will appear in the documentary “The Last Signal” when it premieres at the Normandie-World War II International Film Festival in Normandy, France. Many thanks to the DeVere Johnson Family and the Plainfield Historical Society for sharing this display.
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.
In 2018, the Village Offices will be closed 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:
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 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 advance notice regarding work that is scheduled to occur in your subdivision.