WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
Coffee with the Mayor
Everyone is invited to join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, November 14, at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Village!
Thanksgiving Holiday Reminders
-The Village Offices will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.
-Refuse collection for Thursday routes will be delayed by one day.
Kick Off the Holidays in Downtown Plainfield
Head downtown on Saturday, November 24 for the Heart of Christmas Event coordinated by the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce and Plainfield Park District. The event includes a performance by the Plainfield North Madrigals at the Plainfield Library, the Holiday Tree Lighting and showing of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" at Village Green, and events at the downtown businesses! For more event information, visit plainfieldchamber.com or plfdparks.org.
Shop Small, Shop Local!
Small Business Saturday is November 24! This day is set aside nationally to celebrate and support small and independent retailers and all they do for our communities. Support local Plainfield businesses by shopping small and shopping local on Saturday, November 24!
Toys for Tots
With the holidays right around the corner, the Village is now accepting donations for Toys for Tots. New, unwrapped toys for children of all ages can be dropped off at the Village Hall through Wednesday, December 5. Thank you for your generosity this holiday season!
The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, November 26, at 10:30 a.m., at American House Cedarlake, 14800 S. Van Dyke Road. The topic of this month's free program is Crime Prevention. For more information, click here or contact Officer Erin Cook at (815) 267-7207.
Yard Waste Pickup Extended One Week
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 now Monday, December 3 for residents with Monday pickup; Wednesday, December 5 for residents with Wednesday pickup; and Thursday, December 6 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.
Disposal of Leaves
To prevent storm sewer blockages, please do not rake leaves into the street. Instead, place leaves in yard waste bags (or a yard waste cart) and put them at the curb on your regular refuse collection day for Waste Management.
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
Green Village Program
The 2018 Green Village Series continues on Monday, December 10 at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Gardening enthusiast Judi Deszcz demonstrates the process of creating a beautiful planter to welcome winter using evergreens and natural décor elements. Evergreen container giveaway. 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 Monday, December 17, at 8 a.m., at Dunkin Donuts, 13313 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.
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.
In 2018, the Village Offices will be closed December 24-25 (Christmas).
Refuse Collection Delays
Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays in 2018:
Christmas Day (Tuesday, 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.
Program Update: On September 25, 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.