WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m., at American House Cedarlake, 14800 S. Van Dyke Road. The topic of this month's free program is Stress and Mental Health. For more information, contact Officer Erin Cook at (815) 267-7207 or click here.
RR Crossing Closure
CN Railroad will be completing an emergency repair at the 135th Street railroad crossing beginning Tuesday, April 23. The repair will require the closure of the 135th Street crossing on Tuesday, April 23, at 9 am, until the morning of Saturday, April 27. No traffic will be allowed across the tracks during the closure. The posted detour route will utilize 127th Street, Van Dyke Road, and US Route 30.
Village Green Project
Construction Update: The contractor is finishing the storm sewer work along Fox River Street south of Commercial Street and will be reaching the intersection of Fox River/Commercial Street on Friday, April 12. Due to the depth of the excavation and condition of the material being excavated, the intersection of Fox River Street and Commercial Street will need to be closed to safely complete the work. This intersection closure will last approximately one week and will allow the contractor to move forward with the utility installation on Fox River Street up to Ottawa Street.
Project Information: Work is underway on the underground utility improvements in the Village Green area (Fox River Drive, Commercial Street, Ottawa Street, Chicago Street, Des Plaines Street, & Illinois Street). The general scope of work will include 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.
Volunteer for The Big Serve
The BIG SERVE Change the World is a community-wide effort to help neighbors in need. On May 4 & 5, join Al-Aqsa Community Center, Community Christian Church, Hope United Methodist Church, Plainfield United Methodist Church, St. Mary Immaculate Parish, the Village of Plainfield, and other community organizations in The BIG SERVE Change the World, a weekend celebration of community service. You choose who and how to help. There are plenty of projects for people of all skill levels and ages, so your whole family can join in the fun! Register online at theBIGSERVE.info.
Coffee with the Mayor
Everyone is invited to join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, May 8, at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Village!
Tobacco 21 Ordinance
The Village Board recently approved amendments to the Village ordinance regulating cigarette and tobacco dealers. The Ordinance was modified to expand the definition of “electronic cigarette(s)” and to modify the age at which a person may legally purchase and/or possess electronic cigarettes, tobacco products, and tobacco accessories. The Ordinance raises the age from eighteen (18) to twenty-one (21) years of age for the purchase and possession of electronic cigarettes, all tobacco and electronic cigarette products, or tobacco products and accessories. The sale of such items is prohibited to persons under twenty-one (21) years of age.
The amended Ordinance will take effect on April 1, 2019. Press Release I Ordinance
Green Village Program - Vegetable Garden Essentials
The 2019 Green Village Series continues on Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Nancy Kuhajda from the University of Illinois Extension gets you on track to start a vegetable garden this spring. Perfect for first time gardeners and hobbyists with questions. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.
In 2019, the Village Offices will be closed May 27 (Memorial Day); July 4 (Independence Day); September 2 (Labor Day); November 11 (Veterans Day); November 28-29 (Thanksgiving); December 24-25 (Christmas).
Refuse Collection Delays
Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays in 2019:
Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) - Refuse collection will be one day late all week.
Independence Day (Thursday, July 4) - Refuse collection for Thursday routes will be delayed by one day.
Labor Day (Monday, September 2) - Refuse collection will be one day late all week.
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.
Yard Waste Collection
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. 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.
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.
On September 25, 2018, 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.