WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD
The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, October 22, at 10:30 a.m., at American House Cedarlake, 14800 S. Van Dyke Road. For more information, please contact Erin Cook at (815) 267-7207 or click here.
Early Voting for the November 6, 2018 General Election will be conducted at the Village Hall, October 22-November 2, 2018. Voting hours are Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (No Saturday hours.) In order to vote early at the Village Hall, you must live in Will County. Kendall County residents interested in voting early should contact the Kendall County Clerk at 630-553-4104.
Chat with the Chiefs
Chat with the Chiefs is Friday, October 26, at 8 a.m., at Starbucks, 12640 S. Route 59! Have a cup of coffee while visiting with Chief Konopek, Chief Riddle, and Chief Veseling. For more details on the new Chat with the Chiefs format, click here.
Visit Downtown Plainfield on Saturday, October 27 for a Spooktacular Halloween event! There will be trick-or-treating in Downtown Plainfield from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. followed by lots of Halloween fun at the C.W. Avery YMCA from 12:30-3:30 p.m. For a complete list of activities, visit plainfieldchamber.com.
Trick-or Treat Hours
Trick-or-Treat hours will be 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
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.
Green Village Program
The 2018 Green Village Series continues on Monday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m., at the Plainfield Library.
Make the switch to natural and less expensive products to clean your home using essential oils. Create three types of cleaning products to take home in this DIY workshop. Recipes and samples included. 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, November 14, at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Village!
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. Petitions for Trustee are available for pickup at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The first day to file petitions is December 10, 2018 at 9 a.m. The last day to file is December 17, 2018 at 5 p.m. Press Release
Village Green Project
Mainline sanitary sewer lining work is underway on Illinois Street, Chicago Street, Ottawa Street, and Fox River Street in the downtown Village Green area. This phase of work will consist of lining the sanitary sewer located under the street from manhole to manhole.
Yard Waste Pickup Ends in November
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.
The last day for yard waste pickup is Monday, November 26 for residents with Monday pickup; Wednesday, November 28 for residents with Wednesday pickup; and Thursday, November 29 for residents with Thursday pickup. Please note: 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. Yard waste collection will resume in April 2019.
In 2018, the Village Offices will be closed 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:
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.
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.