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Census Representatives To Begin Visiting Plainfield Households
The Census Bureau announced that it will begin following up with Plainfield households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census this week. Census takers will wear masks and follow local public health guidelines when they visit your home. If no one is home, the census taker will leave a notice of their visit with information about how to respond to the Census online, by phone, or by mail.
Households can still respond by completing and mailing back the paper questionnaire they received, by responding online at my2020census.gov, or by phone at 844-330-2020. Census responses will be collected until October 31, 2020.
Census takers can be easily identified by a valid government ID badge with their photo, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date on the badge. To confirm a census taker’s identity, residents may also contact their regional census center at 312-579-1500. For more information, click here.
The Village Board has a meeting on August 3. To view the agenda when it is available, click here. Please note: Public Comments can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org through August 3 at 3 p.m. Please note Public Comments in the e-mail subject line. Remember, 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.
Mobile Food Pantry
The Northern Illinois Food Bank will be holding a Mobile Food Pantry at St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 Route 59, on August 4, from 5-6:30 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. Please note: bags or boxes will be provided - this will be a drive-through style distribution.
The August 12 Coffee with the Mayor has been cancelled.
The Police Department, 14300 Coil Plus Drive, is available for those in need of a cooling center. Anyone in need of assistance should call the non-emergency number at 815-436-2341, unless the situation dictates calling 9-1-1.
Restore Illinois Plan Phase 4
Illinois is now in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. Here’s what that means in Plainfield:
• Restaurants can offer indoor dining with capacity limits.
• Health and fitness clubs can open with capacity limits.
• Indoor entertainment is allowed to reopen (i.e. bowling alleys, theaters) with capacity limits.
• Outdoor recreation can begin with capacity limits.
• Gatherings of 50 people or fewer will be permitted.
Businesses must continue to follow IDPH safety guidelines including social distancing, face coverings, and capacity limits. For reopening guidelines for all of these industries as well as youth sports, day camps, zoos, and museums, click here.
Street Improvement Program
Project Update: The Village’s 2020 Street Improvement Program is underway with the contractor working on Fairfield Drive, Renwick & Drauden Roads, Indian Oaks Subdivision, Vintage Knoll, and Marybrook. The project includes the removal and replacement of selected areas of concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter removal and replacement, drainage improvements, pavement grinding, resurfacing, and pavement striping. Overall project completion is scheduled for the end of August. Project Schedule - Updated 7/23/20
Project Background: Resurfacing and other roadway improvements are scheduled for the following subdivisions this year: Castle Meadows (Ash Street, Maple Court), Vintage Knoll, Fairfield Commons, Indian Oaks, Eagle Chase, Century Trace (west of 248th Ave), Bronk Estates, The Enclave, and Marybrook. The following roadways are also included: sections of Renwick Road, Drauden Road, and 119th Street. Also included in the work will be landscaping improvements to the Renwick Road/Drauden Road roundabout.
Public Works Projects
-Village Green Project (Updated 7/24) - Paving of Des Plaines Street and Illinois Street has been completed with the contractor moving to Commercial Street next week which will include milling off the existing pavement followed by grading and stabilization of the roadway sub-base. The contractor is currently working on completing remaining sidewalk on Fox River Street, Des Plaines Street, and Illinois Street. The overall project is scheduled to be completed by October 23rd. For additional information, click here.
-Settlers' Park - The final phase of landscaping improvements around the Settlers' Park pond will be completed this summer. The work is expected to begin the week of July 6, weather permitting, and will be a continuation of plantings and limestone outcroppings on the southern edge of the pond which will match the improvements completed previously. Native plantings conducive to providing a butterfly habitat are also incorporated into the final phase.
-Pavement marking is expected to begin the week of July 20th. New thermoplastic pavement markings will be installed at various locations throughout the Village. Please drive carefully and be patient when driving near work areas.
-Sidewalk trip hazard saw cutting is underway in Grande Park (Glenmure & Roycroft East), Kensington Club, and The Streams (Apple Creek Ln & Mill Creek Ln). The contractor will be using a small handsaw and tractor mounted equipment to remove sidewalk trip hazards. The work is expected to be completed by the end of August.
-Enjoy your coffee with Mayor Collins as we share July's Coffee with the Mayor video.
-Watch this Community Update with Mayor Collins for information on Settlers' Park projects and the Village Green construction project.
-Representative Batinick launched a coronavirus helping hands program. If you are interested in volunteering or need assistance, please contact his office at 815-254-0000. For more information, click here.
-If you or someone you know is elderly and homebound and lives in the Village, please contact Officer Shervino with the Elderly Services Unit at 815-267-7200 or e-mail email@example.com. Please provide the name, address, phone number and/or e-mail address of the person and we will contact them regularly to check on their well-being and ensure their needs are being met. For more details, click here.
-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.
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). Residents can also follow the Will County Health Department on Twitter (willcohealth) and Facebook (wilcountyhealthdepartment) for updates. These resources are updated regularly.
Waste Management Updates
Yard waste is collected on your regular collection day. Brush, grass clippings, and leaves should be placed in Kraft yard waste bags or a Waste Management yard waste cart. Please note: dirt, pavers, and mulch are not accepted as yard waste.
In 2020, the Village Offices will be closed on September 7 (Labor Day); November 11 (Veteran's Day); November 26-27 (Thanksgiving); and December 24-25 (Christmas).
Refuse Collection Delays
Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays:
Labor Day (Monday, September 7, 2020) - Refuse collection will be one day late all week.
Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 26, 2020) – Refuse collection for Thursday routes will be delayed by one day.
Christmas (December 25, 2020) - Refuse will be picked up on your regular collection day.
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.