WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
Spring Cleanup Week is April 12-16! Household refuse, bulk items, and white goods will be accepted on your regular refuse collection day. Please note: electronics will not be collected during Spring Cleanup. For more information, click here.
-The Village Board has a workshop on April 12. To view the agenda when it is available, click here. Public Comments can be e-mailed to the Village through April 12 at 3 p.m. (Please note Public Comments in the e-mail subject line.)
- All Village Board Meetings are streamed live on the Village web site (click In Progress when available) and broadcast on Comcast Channel 6 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99.
Coffee with the Mayor
Join Mayor Collins for a virtual Coffee with the Mayor on Wednesday, April 14 at 9 a.m. The Coffee will be held via Zoom webinar. Attendees will be able to hear the latest Village news and submit questions.
To participate, click the link below to join the webinar on April 14 at 9 a.m.:
https://zoom.us/j/96648778681or via telephone dial 1 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 966 4877 8681
143rd Street Extension Virtual Public Information Meeting
The Village held a virtual public information meeting regarding the planning for the eastern extension of 143rd Street, from Route 59 to Route 126, on Wednesday, March 31. During the meeting, environmental and engineering studies were presented and public input is currently being collected on the proposed improvements. A recording of the meeting can be viewed in its entirety at HERE. Additionally, the formal presentation with a transcript of the audio can be viewed HERE.
For more information, click here. Comments that will be part of the meeting record will be accepted through April 14. Click here for a comment form. Written comments can be sent to Randy Jessen, Public Works, 14400 Coil Plus Dr., Plainfield, IL 60544 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Street Improvement Program
The 2021 Street Improvement Program is underway with work occurring on Rolf & Lily Cache Roads, Getson Avenue, Howard Street, 135th Street, and in the Park Place and Streams subdivisions. Work is also scheduled to begin in Spangler's Farm and Winding Creek the week of April 12. The project includes sidewalk, curb, and gutter replacement and street resurfacing. For project details, locations, and a timeline, click here (updated 4/9/21).
Lockport Streetscape Project Update
Sidewalk removal and replacement has been completed along the north side of Lockport Street, between Des Plaines and Illinois, and the contractor is currently resetting the brick pavers in this area. Work along the south side of Lockport Street, between Des Plaines and Illinois, has begun with the removal of damaged sidewalk. The contractor will pour new sidewalk and reset brick pavers next week.Work will progress on a block-by-block basis, additional schedule details are available online.
127th Street Road Closure
As part of the new residential development on the north side of 127th Street, east of Wheatland Community Park, 127th Street will be widened to allow for dedicated left turn lanes at the subdivision entrances.
Additionally, a new box culvert drainage structure will be built at the East Norman Drain. In order to complete this work, a full closure of 127th Street is required and a detour route will be posted. The closure of 127th Street is expected to occur on April 20 and last until August 20. Please note that access to all driveways and entrances along 127th Street will remain open during construction.
Mobile Food Pantry
The Northern Illinois Food Bank will be holding a Mobile Food Pantry at St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 Route 59, on May 4, from 5-6 p.m. Please arrive by 4 p.m. Food is free to low income neighbors in need and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
Yard Waste Collection
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. Branches must be tied in 4 foot bundles weighing 50 pounds or less. Please note: dirt, pavers, and mulch are not accepted as yard waste.
COVID-19 Updates & Vaccine Information
-Governor Pritzker announced new vaccine distribution guidelines and information regarding a new phase for the Restore Illinois plan. For details, click here.
-The Will County Health Department is asking residents that are interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine to register via this link. After completing the form, the Health Department will contact you with information on how to schedule your appointment when the vaccine becomes available to your subgroup.
-Kendall County is accepting appointments for phases 1A & 1B through their Vaccine Appointment Portal. For more information, visit the Kendall County Health Department web site.
-Will County is in Phase 4 of the State’s Restore Illinois Plan. When outside your home, please wear a mask and socially distance.
Village Office Closure
The Village Offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 31, 2021. Refuse collection will be one day late all week.
Nicor Pipeline Work
Nicor Gas, with its contractor NPL, is installing a 10.3-mile segment of 24-inch and 16-inch natural gas transmission pipeline, which includes work in the Village. Nearly all of the installation will take place within the existing utility corridor which will minimize the impacts to residents and businesses along the route. Construction will take place in phases. The final phase of construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. Nicor Gas Pipeline Project Information
-For information on ComEd bill payment assistance programs, visit ComEd.com/BillAssistance.
-Nicor Gas offers a number of assistance programs for residential customers. For more information on these programs, click here.
-For information on the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), please contact the Will County Center for Community Concerns at (815) 722-0722.
-For information on services provided by the Plainfield Area Interfaith Food Pantry, please visit their web site or contact them at (815) 439-8394.
Stop the spread of germs
We encourage everyone to follow the protocols and recommendations set forth by the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health including:
• Wash your hands thoroughly and often.
• Disinfect surfaces people touch regularly.
• Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
• Maintain a 6-foot gap to other people when appropriate.
• If you feel ill, stay home, and seek the guidance of your physician.
• Wear a face covering when leaving your home.
The Will County Health Department web site, www.willcountyhealth.org, provides Coronavirus (COVID-19) information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
Electric Aggregation Information
The Village is part of the Will Electric Aggregation Group which selected Constellation as its electric supplier in October 2018. The negotiated rate is $.07517/kWh and the contract runs through October 2021.
ComEd recently released their rates for the next 12 months. These rates will be lower than those provided by Constellation.
-Constellation rate: $0.07517/kWh
-ComEd summer rate: $0.06725/kWh
-ComEd non-summer price: $0.07216/kWh (estimated, may be adjusted slightly)
Residents are able to opt-out of the contract with Constellation, at anytime, with no penalty or fee, by contacting Constellation Energy at 1-844-252-4216 or online at www.constellation.com/il-willcounty. For more information on the municipal aggregation agreement, click here.
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.