WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
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 4. Thank you for your generosity this holiday season!
Green Village Program
The 2019 Green Village Series continues on Monday, November 11 at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. In the book, A Rich and Fertile Land: A History of Food in America, professor and author Bruce Kraig investigates how American food habits transformed the Midwest from untouched prairies to the nation’s farming heartland. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.
The Village Offices will be closed November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Please note: This holiday will not change your refuse, recycling, and yard waste pickup.
Coffee with the Mayor
Everyone is invited to join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, November 13, at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Village!
The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, November 25, at 10:30 a.m., at American House Cedarlake, 14800 S. Van Dyke Road. This month's program will focus on Scam Updates/Crime Prevention. For more information, please contact Officer Brett Keag at (815) 267-7207.
Yard Waste & Leaves
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.
The last day for yard waste pickup is Monday, November 25 for residents with Monday pickup; Wednesday, November 27 for residents with Wednesday pickup; and Friday, November 29 (due to the holiday) for residents with Thursday pickup. Yard waste collection will resume in April 2020.
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.
Please do not rake or blow leaves into the street. This can cause the storm grates to be covered and result in flooding.
Shop Small, Shop Local!
Small Business Saturday is November 30! 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 30!
Village Green Project
Construction in Downtown Plainfield, south of Lockport Street, is part of the underground utility improvements in the Village Green area (Fox River Drive, Commercial Street, Ottawa Street, Chicago Street, Des Plaines Street, and Illinois Street). The project includes water main and water service replacement, sanitary sewer main extensions, and new storm sewer. Please be aware that on-street parking restrictions will be posted and daytime lane closures are required to complete the work safely. Work on the utility improvements is scheduled to be completed by November 22, 2019.
Street Improvement Program Updates
This project includes the removal and replacement of selected areas of concrete sidewalk, installation of new sidewalk, curb and gutter removal and replacement, drainage improvements, pavement grinding, resurfacing, and pavement striping in several neighborhoods.
-Heritage Meadows, Liberty Grove, Whispering Creek, and Village Center Drive: All work has been completed.
-Plainsman Terrace: Storm sewer work is underway and anticipated to be completed the week of November 22nd. Street lighting work is underway and expected to be completed by Spring 2020. Concrete work has been completed. Asphalt grinding and paving is expected to be completed the week of November 22nd. Please call Public Works at (815) 436-3577 with any questions or concerns regarding this work.
Chat with the Chiefs
Chat with the Chiefs is Thursday, December 12, 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.
Census Bureau Hiring
Interested in being a Census Taker for the upcoming 2020 Census? The U.S. Census Bureau is already recruiting for thousands of positions nationwide. Census jobs provide competitive weekly pay, flexible hours, and paid training. Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs.
In 2019, the Village Offices will be closed November 28-29 (Thanksgiving); and December 24-25 (Christmas).
Refuse Collection Delays
Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays in 2019:
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.
Follow the Village's Public Works Department on Facebook (Plainfield, IL Public Works) and/or Twitter (@PlainfieldILPW) for the latest snowplowing updates. Click here for information on snowplowing procedures.
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.