WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
Refuse Collection Not Delayed This Week
Garbage and recycling will be picked up on your regular refuse collection day this week.
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
Green Village Program
The 2018 Green Village Series continues on Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Whether you're at home or on the go, seize the opportunity to go green by reducing waste. Marta Keane from Will County Green will provide useful ways to recycle and reuse household items. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.
Downtown Progressive Dinner
The next Downtown Progressive Dinner is Tuesday, March 13! You'll have a chance to try three downtown restaurants in one night! There will be two tours of restaurants to choose from: The Vallon Tour which includes Opera House Steak & Seafood, HopScotch & Vine, and Moe Joe’s Cajun & Caribbean Cuisine and The McManus Tour which brings together Sovereign, Mora, and Wine & Cheese by TCC. Special menus and courses are currently being prepared, so please watch Facebook and Twitter for ticket sales and menus!
Coffee with the Mayor
Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, March 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!
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.
Chat with the Chiefs
On Wednesday, April 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 Fire District Headquarters. 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.
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.
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.
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, 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.