WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
Winter Storm Information
-Village snowplowing crews are prepared for the storm and will be working throughout the storm event.
-Please remember to follow the Public Works Department on Facebook and/or Twitter; or call the snowplowing hotline: 815-609-6145 for updates on plowing.
-The Police Department will be posting updates on the storm, road conditions, and any major crashes on Facebook and Twitter.
-The Police Department, 14300 Coil Plus Drive, is available for those in need of a warming shelter. Anyone in need of assistance should call the non-emergency number at 815-436-2341, unless the situation dictates calling 9-1-1.
-Remember, parking is not permitted overnight on Village streets.
-If you must go out, please drive safely.
Restaurant Week - January 20-26, 2019
Plainfield’s annual Restaurant Week is back! Participating restaurants throughout the Village will offer either a prix fixe menu at an appetizing price or discounts on featured menu choices. No special coupon or ticket is required to participate. For more information and a list of participating restaurants, visit plainfieldrestaurantweek.com. Be sure to check back frequently, new specials are added as restaurants register!
Village Offices Closed
The Village Offices will be closed Monday, January 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day). This holiday will not change your refuse collection day.
State of the Village
Mayor Collins presented the State of the Village Address during the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon this week. He highlighted the Village's new businesses, capital projects, and community partnerships. Click here to view the presentation which includes the Village's new Economic Development video!
The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, January 28, at 10:30 a.m., at American House Cedarlake, 14800 S. Van Dyke Road. The topic of this month's free program is Maintaining Your Energy Through Nutrition in the New Year. For more information, contact Officer Erin Cook at (815) 267-7207 or click here.
LadderUp provides free tax preparation for individuals and families that qualify. Assistance will be offered at the Plainfield Township Community Center, 15014 S. Des Plaines, on Saturday mornings from February 2 through April 13. For more information, visit goladderup.org.
Chat with the Chiefs
Chat with the Chiefs is Friday, February 8, at 8 a.m., at Ten Drops, 14903 S. Center 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.
Green Village Program - Sustainable Living
The 2019 Green Village Series continues on Monday, February 11 at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Learn simple lifestyle changes and methods to bring more sustainability to your kitchen, home, and everyday routine. Save money by reducing food waste, save time with organization hacks, and improve your health with convenient sustainable living tips. 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
Everyone is invited to join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, February 13, at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Village!
Severe Weather Spotter Training
The Will County Emergency Management Agency will be offering a FREE Basic Severe Weather Spotter Training in Plainfield on Wednesday, February 20, from 7-9 p.m. The class will be held at Plainfield Central High School, 24120 Fort Beggs Drive. To register, click here.
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.
In 2019, the Village Offices will be closed February 18 (Presidents' Day); 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.
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.