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Citizen's Police & Fire Academy
Would you like to learn more about crime scene processing, emergency response, or how the Fire Department gets people out of a vehicle after a crash? Then register for the Plainfield Citizen’s Police & Fire Academy. The 10 week program is free and begins June 7. Registration is open until May 18. Click here for an application. For more information, click here or contact Officer Erin Cook at (815) 267-7207.
Settlers' Park Summer Events
Check out this summer's great lineup of movies and concerts! The Village and Park District will be hosting movies on June 8 & 22 and July 13 & 27. Concerts will be held on June 14, July 19, and August 2. We hope to see you in Settlers' Park this summer!
Parking Lots To Be Seal Coated
Parking lot seal coating is scheduled for the public parking areas of the Library/Illinois Street, Route 59, and Andreasen parking lots on Saturday, May 19 and Monday, May 21. This routine maintenance work will require the closing of the parking lots and all vehicles must be removed. The Route 59 and Andreasen Public Parking areas are scheduled to be completed first and will be closed on Saturday, May 19. The Library/Illinois Street Public Parking area is scheduled to be completed on Monday, May 21. Please note that this work is weather dependent and that the work may be postponed if rain is in the forecast.
Senior TRIAD Program
The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, May 21, at the Plainfield Police Department, 14300 S. Coil Plus Drive for coffee and doughnuts. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring unused and/or expired medications for proper disposal. More information.
Memorial Day Reminders
The Village Offices will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.
Refuse collection will be delayed one day all week after the holiday.
The Memorial Day Parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 28 from Ira Jones Middle School. The parade will travel to Settlers' Park where a ceremony will be held.
The Police Department is participating in the Memorial Day Click It or Ticket Campaign though May 29. Remember, seat belts save lives and everyone needs to buckle up, every trip, every time! More information.
2018 Non-MFT Street Improvement Program
The 2018 Non-MFT Street Improvement Program is underway and includes asphalt resurfacing in the Shenandoah subdivision (Meadowland Circle, Skyline Drive, Stonyman Court, Hawksbill Lane, Hawksbill Court, Pastoral Drive, & Shenandoah Trail), Prairie Knoll subdivision (Knoll Road, Meadow Lane, Briar Lane, Trillium Lane, Marigold Road, & Spruce Lane), Tuttle Estates subdivision (Trelliage Avenue, Meadow Lane, Pastoral Drive, Parterre Place, Terrace Boulevard, Pavilion Place, Grotto Court, Bower Court, Juniper Court, Persimmon Court, & Summerhouse Drive), Wilding Pointe subdivision (Blackstone Lane, Forge Lane, Rushford Place, Hanover Court, Milbank Drive, Vicarage Drive, Norwood Drive, Wellesley Circle, Brooklands Drive, & Tufton Street), and Vintage Harvest subdivision (Simo Drive, Cabernet Lane, Chablis Lane, Burgundy Drive, Merlot Lane, Vintage Drive, & Brown Lane). Also included in the project is the replacement of selected areas of concrete sidewalk, installation of new concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter replacement, drainage improvements, and pavement striping. The limits of concrete curb and sidewalk that require removal and replacement have been marked with pink paint. Please mark any underground sprinkler and invisible fence systems to minimize the potential for damage.
Project Update: Work has begun in the Shenandoah and Tuttle Estates subdivisions with concrete saw cutting starting the week of May 7th. Concrete removal and replacement which does not affect resident access will begin May 10th in these subdivisions. Concrete removal and replacement which may affect resident access in the Shenandoah and Tuttle Estates subdivisions will begin the week of May 14. Click here for more details.
K9 Memorial Dedication
Join the Police Department and Police K9 Memorial Committee on June 6, at 10 a.m., for the Plainfield Police K9 Memorial Dedication Ceremony at Riverfront Park, 24321 W. Lockport Street. The Village has had a Police K9 unit since the late 1970s. During that time, there have been seven police service dogs at the Police Department. The ceremony will commemorate and honor all the handlers and canines that have worked over the last several decades.
Green Village Program: Hot Perennials
The 2018 Green Village Series continues on Saturday, June 9, at 10 a.m., at the Plainfield Library. Grow plants that are strong and beautiful. Kathleen Obirek, certified landscaper designer, teaches survival techniques for perennials. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.
Coffee with the Mayor
Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, June 13, at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. All residents are invited. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Village!
Route 30 & 119th Street Intersection Improvements
Intersection improvements on U.S. 30, at the intersection with 119th Street, are underway. The project consists of roadway widening, channelization, and traffic signal installation. Motorists can expect delays, due to shoulder closures, lane width restrictions, and daily lane closures, and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Please pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment. The project is scheduled to be completed this summer and will improve driving conditions, enhance safety, and add turn lanes at each leg of the intersection.
Chat with the Chiefs
On Wednesday, July 25, at 7 p.m., join Chief Konopek of the Police Department, Chief Riddle of the Plainfield Fire District, and Chief Veseling of the Oswego Fire District for Chat with the Chiefs at the Plainfield Police Department. Attendees will learn more about the happenings within the Plainfield Fire and Ambulance Departments, the Oswego Fire Department, the Plainfield Police Department, and the Plainfield Emergency Management Agency.
New Historical Society Exhibit at Village Hall
When visiting the Village Hall, be sure to stop and check out the Plainfield Historical Society's new exhibit on Raymond “DeVere” Johnson. Mr. Johnson served on the LST-218 and will appear in the documentary “The Last Signal” when it premieres at the Normandie-World War II International Film Festival in Normandy, France. Many thanks to the DeVere Johnson Family and the Plainfield Historical Society for sharing this display.
Electric Aggregation Program Update
The Will Electric Aggregation Group selected Dynegy as its electric supplier. The group negotiated a 12 month rate (October 2017-October 2018) of $.07190/kwh on behalf of its residents and small businesses. There are no enrollment, switching, or early termination fees associated with this program. Customers will continue to receive a bill from ComEd. For more information, visit dynegy.com or www.pluginillinois.org.
In 2018, the Village Offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4 (Independence Day); Monday, September 3 (Labor Day); 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:
Independence Day (Wednesday, July 4) – Refuse collection for Wednesday and Thursday routes will be delayed one day.
Labor Day (Monday, September 3) – Refuse collection will be delayed one day all week.
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.
Yard Waste Pickup
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. Please note: sod, trees, stumps, dirt, pavers, and mulch are not accepted as yard waste.
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 advance notice regarding work that is scheduled to occur in your subdivision.