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Toys for Tots

With the holidays right around the corner, the Village is now accepting donations for Toys for Tots. New, unwrapped toys for children of all ages can be dropped off at the Village Hall through Wednesday, December 4. Thank you for your generosity this holiday season!

Police Department Partners with Ring App to Improve Neighborhood Safety

The Police Department has joined the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide residents with real-time, local, crime and safety information. The Neighbors network has millions of users nationwide and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe.

Neighbors is a free app that anyone can use, even if they do not own a Ring device. Once the app is downloaded, residents can join their neighborhood and use the app to monitor neighborhood activity, share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts, and receive safety alerts. For more information or to download the app, visit ring.com and click on the Neighbors App.

Like other social media sharing platforms, law enforcement participation on the Neighbors app is not meant to replace 911. If residents see a crime occur they are encouraged to immediately report the incident.

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, Liberty Grove, Whispering Creek, and Village Center Drive: All work has been completed.

-In Plainsman Terrace, milling of the existing asphalt surface and pavement patching is scheduled to occur Friday, November 15. Liquid asphalt will be applied to the milled pavement surface on Saturday, November 16 with paving of the final asphalt surface scheduled for Monday, November 18. Temporary signs indicating fresh oil will be in place once the liquid asphalt is applied. Please call Public Works at (815) 436-3577 with any questions or concerns regarding this work.

Village Green Project

Update: Parking around the Village Green will not be permitted November 18-20 due to paving work.

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.

TRIAD Meeting

The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, November 25, at 10:30 a.m., at American House Cedarlake, 14800 S. Van Dyke Road. This month’s program will focus on Scam Updates/Crime Prevention. For more information, please contact Officer Brett Keag at (815) 267-7207.

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.

Thanksgiving Reminders

The Village Offices will be closed November 28-29.

Refuse collection for Thursday routes will be delayed by one day.

Shop Small, Shop Local!

Small Business Saturday is November 30! This day is set aside nationally to celebrate and support small and independent retailers and all they do for our communities. Support local Plainfield businesses by shopping small and shopping local on Saturday, November 30!

Coffee with the Mayor

Everyone is invited to join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, December 11, at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Village!

Chat with the Chiefs

Chat with the Chiefs is Thursday, December 12, at 8 a.m., at Krema, 24038 W. Lockport 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.

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.

Office Closures

In 2019, the Village Offices will be closed on December 24-25 (Christmas).

Refuse Collection Delays

Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays in 2019:

Christmas (Wednesday, December 25) - Refuse collection for Wednesday and Thursday routes will be delayed one day.

Green Village Program: Tropical Terrariums

The 2020 Green Village Series kicks off on Monday, January 13 at 6:30 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Add a bit of the tropics and clean theair in your home this winter. In this hands-on class, you’ll learn how to make a terrarium. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.


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