WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, September 23, at 10:30 a.m., at American House Cedarlake, 14800 S. Van Dyke Road. This month's program will focus on Diabetes. For more information, please contact Officer Brett Keag at (815) 267-7207.
The Plainfield School District Homecoming Parade is Saturday, September 28 at 9 am in Downtown Plainfield. Due to construction in the Village Green area, there is a new parade route. Please click here for details regarding the parade route, road closures, parking, and staging.
The Harvest 5K Run/Walk is Sunday, September 29 at the C.W. Avery Y.M.C.A. For more information, click here.
Countryman Drive Closure
Work is underway at the Countryman Drive entrance to the Riverfront. The project consists of converting the existing access at Lockport Street into a right-in/right out. Also included will be minor path modifications on either side of Countryman Drive. The work is necessary as part of establishing a Train Horn Quiet Zone with the CN Railroad in the area. Access to the Riverfront via Countryman Drive will be significantly impacted during construction.
Settlers' Park is now home to the Plainfield Public Library District's new StoryWalk! As you stroll through the park, you can enjoy the book A Fall Ball For All. For more information, visit the StoryWalk's Facebook Page. Be sure to check out the Library's grand opening celebration on Saturday, October 5!
Chat with the Chiefs
Chat with the Chiefs is Tuesday, October 8, at 8 a.m., at Starbucks, 12640 S. Route 59. 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.
Coffee with the Mayor
Everyone is invited to join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, October 9, at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Village!
Green Village Program - Gluten Free Cooking
The 2019 Green Village Series continues on Monday, October 14, at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Join Mary Krystinak, owner of Mary’s Wholesome Living, and let’s get cooking. Bring your apron and make muffins using whole grain gluten free baking mix in this hands-on class. Limited to Plainfield cardholders. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.
Trick-or-Treat hours will be 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 31. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
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: Concrete work has been completed. Asphalt grinding is underway and will be followed by new asphalt pavement. Pavement markings and new traffic signs are scheduled to be installed after the asphalt pavement has been completed. Parkway trees are scheduled to be planted at select locations after October 1st. The contractor will work restricted hours near Heritage Grove Middle School to minimize disruption to traffic traveling to and from school during drop off and pick up times.
-Liberty Grove: Concrete, asphalt pavement, and pavement marking work has all been completed. New traffic signs have been installed and parkway trees are scheduled to be planted at select locations after October 1st.
-Whispering Creek: Concrete, asphalt pavement, and pavement marking have been completed. New traffic signs have been installed and parkway trees are scheduled to be planted at select locations after October 1st.
-Village Center Drive: Concrete work has been completed. Asphalt grinding followed by new asphalt pavement is expected to begin the week of September 9th. Pavement markings and new traffic signs are scheduled to be installed after the asphalt pavement has been completed.
-Plainsman Terrace: Storm sewer work is tentatively scheduled to begin in September following the completion of concrete work on Village Center Drive. Concrete work will follow the storm sewer. The limits of concrete curb and sidewalk that require removal and replacement have been marked with pink paint.
Village Green Project Update
Project Information: 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.
Plainfield Township Road Closure - Lily Cache Road
Lily Cache Road is closed, from Caton Farm Road to just south of Rolf Road, as part of a Plainfield Township project to reconstruct the bridge carrying Lily Cache Road over Lily Cache Creek. A detour route is posted and the length of closure will be approximately two months.
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.
Electric Aggregation Update
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.
In 2019, the Village Offices will be closed November 11 (Veterans Day); 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.
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.
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.