WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
Early Voting for the Consolidated Election is available at the Village Hall through March 29, 2019. Voting hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Voters must live in Will County. Kendall County residents interested in voting early should contact the Kendall County Clerk at 630-553-4104.
The Consolidated Election will be held on April 2, 2019. For polling place information and sample ballots, visit thewillcountyclerk.com.
Tobacco 21 Ordinance
The Village Board recently approved amendments to the Village ordinance regulating cigarette and tobacco dealers. The Ordinance was modified to expand the definition of “electronic cigarette(s)” and to modify the age at which a person may legally purchase and/or possess electronic cigarettes, tobacco products, and tobacco accessories. The Ordinance raises the age from eighteen (18) to twenty-one (21) years of age for the purchase and possession of electronic cigarettes, all tobacco and electronic cigarette products, or tobacco products and accessories. The sale of such items is prohibited to persons under twenty-one (21) years of age.
The amended Ordinance will take effect on April 1, 2019. Press Release I Ordinance
Yard Waste Collection
Yard waste collection resumes with your first pickup in April. Brush, grass clippings, and leaves should be placed in Kraft yard waste bags or a Waste Management yard waste cart. Branches must be tied in 4 foot bundles weighing 50 pounds or less. Please note: trees, stumps, dirt, stones, pavers, mulch, and sod are not accepted as yard waste.
Spring Cleanup Week is April 8-12! Residents can place household refuse, bulk items (i.e. chairs, mattresses, and couches), and white goods (i.e. refrigerators, washers, dryers, and water heaters) at the curb on their regular pickup day. For more information, click here.
Coffee with the Mayor
Everyone is invited to join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, April 10, at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Village!
LadderUp provides free tax preparation for individuals and families that qualify. Assistance will be offered at the Plainfield Township Community Center, 15014 S. Des Plaines, on Saturday mornings through April 13. For more information, visit goladderup.org.
Green Village Program - Backyard Beekeeping
The 2019 Green Village Series continues on Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Marge Trocki from the Will County Beekeepers Association discusses types of hives and the tools needed to start your own backyard hive. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.
Chat with the Chiefs
Chat with the Chiefs is Wednesday, April 17, at 8 a.m., at Krema, 24038 W. Lockport Street. Have a cup of coffee while visiting with Chief Konopek of the Plainfield Police Department, Chief Stratton of the Plainfield Fire Protection District, and Chief Veseling of the Oswego Fire District.
The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m., at American House Cedarlake, 14800 S. Van Dyke Road. The topic of this month's free program is Stress and Mental Health. For more information, contact Officer Erin Cook at (815) 267-7207.
Winter Weather Information
-Please remember to follow the Public Works Department on Facebook and/or Twitter; or call the snowplowing hotline: 815-609-6145 for updates on plowing.
-The Police Department posts updates on winter storms, road conditions, and any major crashes on Facebook and Twitter.
-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 815-436-2341, unless the situation dictates calling 9-1-1.
-For more information, the National Weather Service and Plainfield Fire Protection District have important winter safety info on their web sites: weather.gov and plainfieldfpd.org.
The Big Serve
Volunteer in your community! The Big Serve Change The World, a weekend celebration of community service is May 4-5. Visit thebigserve.info in April to register.
In 2019, the Village Offices will be closed May 27 (Memorial Day); July 4 (Independence Day); September 2 (Labor Day); November 11 (Veterans Day); November 28-29 (Thanksgiving); December 24-25 (Christmas).
Refuse Collection Delays
Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays in 2019:
Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) - Refuse collection will be one day late all week.
Independence Day (Thursday, July 4) - Refuse collection for Thursday routes will be delayed by one day.
Labor Day (Monday, September 2) - Refuse collection will be one day late all week.
Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28) - Refuse collection for Thursday routes will be delayed by one day.
Christmas (Wednesday, December 25) - Refuse collection for Wednesday and Thursday routes will be delayed one day.
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. There are no enrollment, switching, or early termination fees associated with this program. Customers continue to receive a bill from ComEd.
On September 25, 2018, the ICC announced that as a result of a settlement with PJM (the larger electrical grid of which ComEd is one part), it would be rebating a portion of the ComEd price temporarily reducing their price to compare from $0.07941/kWh down to $0.07292/kWh. As a consequence, this moves the ComEd price lower than the rate negotiated by our community for the October 2018-May 2019 time frame. A similar rebate is included in our price but is being spread over the length of the 3 year contract. When adding in the Renewable Portfolio Standard Fee those rates come within $0.00178/kWh.
We encourage residents to take the time to fully evaluate the aggregation program, the ComEd price, and any other offers they may receive from third party suppliers to make sure that you are making the right choice for your household. Should that evaluation lead you to want to leave the community aggregation program you can do so, without penalty at any time, by contacting Constellation Energy at 1-844-252-4216 or online at www.constellation.com/Il-willcounty. You will need your ComEd account number to opt-out.
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.