WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
How-To Fair This Weekend
Expand your world this fall by learning something new during Plainfield’s How-To Fair on September 22. In one interactive, fun, and informative day, you can engage in over 25 free and different “how-to workshops!” All of the workshops are taught by local experts and business owners; learning opportunities range from cooking to fitness; from crafting to salsa dancing; and from installing a backsplash to knitting. Registration is not required; however, seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open five minutes prior to class time. For more information, a listing of classes, and workshop locations, visit howtofairplainfield.com.
The new Rocktober Beerfest is September 21-23 at the Pace Park-n-Ride lot. For more details and parking information, please read the Police Department's Press Release.
The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, September 24, at 10:30 a.m., at American House Cedarlake, 14800 S. Van Dyke Road, for a program on Fire Safety. For more information, please contact Erin Cook at (815) 267-7207. More information.
The Consolidated Election will be held on April 2, 2019. The Village will have three (3) Trustee positions open. Each position is for a four-year term. Petitions for Trustee are available for pickup at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The first day to file petitions is December 10, 2018 at 9 a.m. The last day to file is December 17, 2018 at 5 p.m. Press Release
Mark Your Calendar
-The Plainfield Fire District's Fire Prevention Week Open House is Saturday, September 29 at Fire Station #2. Click here for details.
-The Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce's Harvest 5K is Sunday, September 30 in Downtown Plainfield. For more information or to register, visit plainfieldharvest5K.com.
-Plainfield School District 202's annual Homecoming Parade is Saturday, October 6. The parade steps off at 9 a.m. in Downtown Plainfield.
Coffee with the Mayor
Everyone is invited to join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, October 10, at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Village!
Green Village Program
The 2018 Green Village Series continues on Saturday, October 15 at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. The Forest Preserve District is diving into a regional effort to help save the state-endangered Blanding’s turtle from extinction. Find out how helping Blanding’s turtles survive is a way to help the environment. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.
Early Voting for the November 6, 2018 General Election will be conducted at the Village Hall, October 22-November 2, 2018. Voting hours are Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (No Saturday hours.) In order to vote early at the Village Hall, you must live in Will County. Kendall County residents interested in voting early should contact the Kendall County Clerk at 630-553-4104.
Chat with the Chiefs - New Format
Chat with the Chiefs is Friday, October 26, at 8 a.m., at Starbucks, 12640 S. Route 59! Have a cup of coffee while visiting with Chief Konopek, Chief Riddle, and Chief Veseling. For more details on the new Chat with the Chiefs format, click here.
Trick-or Treat Hours
Trick-or-Treat hours will be 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31 from 4-8 p.m. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
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. Please note: There are no enrollment, switching, or early termination fees associated with this program. Customers will continue to receive a bill from ComEd.
Village Green Project
Mainline sanitary sewer lining work is underway on Illinois Street, Chicago Street, Ottawa Street, and Fox River Street in the downtown Village Green area. This phase of work will consist of lining the sanitary sewer located under the street from manhole to manhole.
Yard Waste Pickup Ends in November
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.
The last day for yard waste pickup is Monday, November 26 for residents with Monday pickup; Wednesday, November 28 for residents with Wednesday pickup; and Thursday, November 29 for residents with Thursday pickup. Please note: Leaves are considered yard waste and are not an exception to the final yard waste collection date. They must be packaged in brown Kraft bags or yard waste carts. Uncontained leaves will not be collected. Yard waste collection will resume in April 2019.
In 2018, the Village Offices will be closed 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:
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.
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.