Plainfield News Briefs
Last updated 2/5/2020 at 3:30pm
Restaurant Week is back
Plainfield’s annual Restaurant Week will be held February 23-29. For a list of participating restaurants, visit plainfieldrestaurantweek.com. Be sure to check back frequently as the restaurants share their specials.
New Traffic Signal
The traffic signal at the intersection of 143rd Street and Meadow Lane is now operational. When driving in the area, please be aware of this new signal.
Green Village Program: Green Homes The 2020
Green Village Series continues on Monday, February 10 at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Living healthy and saving money is a win for your family. Discover attractive, affordable, and sustainable building practices that you can add to make your home environmentally-friendly. Register online.
Coffee with the Mayor
Everyone is invited to join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, February 12, at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the community. Business Expo
The Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce Business and Job Expo is February 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Plainfield High School - Central Campus Field House. The Expo features over 100 local businesses, entertainment, giveaways, a pancake breakfast, a free shredding event, and more. For more information, visit plainfieldexpo.com.
The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, February 24, at 10:30 a.m., at American House Cedarlake, 14800 S. Van Dyke Road. The topic of this month’s program will be Heart Health. For more information, please contact Officer Brett Keag at (815) 267-7207.
Make Sure Plainfield Counts
The U.S. Census Bureau will be conducting the decennial census this year. It is important for residents to respond in order to ensure our area is accurately represented and receives its fair share of federal funding for social services, schools, and infrastructure.
Watch your mail in March for more information on how to complete your Census form. Remember, your responses are confidential, secure, and protected.
To learn more about the 2020 Census, click here. If you are interested in being a Census Taker, please apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs.
State of the Village
Mayor Collins recently presented the State of the Village Address during the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon this week. He highlighted the Boulevard development, new businesses, and capital projects. Click here to view the presentation which includes the Village’s new Economic Development video!
Interested in becoming an Election Judge?
The Will County Clerk’s Office is hiring judges for the March 17, 2020 General Primary and the November 3, 2020 General Election. To apply, visit the County Clerk’s web site or for more information contact the Clerk’s office at 815-740-4617.
Winter Weather Reminders
-Follow the Village’s Public Works Department on Facebook (Plainfield, IL Public Works) and/or Twitter (@PlainfieldILPW) for the latest snowplowing updates. Click here for information on snowplowing procedures. If you have any questions regarding snow removal, please contact the Public Works Department at 815-436-3577. Thank you for your patience during the winter season.
-The Police Department posts updates on winter storms, road conditions, and any major crashes on Facebook and Twitter.
-For more information, the National Weather Service has important winter safety info on their web site.
-Please keep fire hydrants clear of snow, it is important for the Fire and Water Departments to have easy access to all hydrants.
In 2020, the Village Offices will be closed on: February 17 (Presidents’ Day); May 25 (Memorial Day); July 3 (Independence Day observed); September 7 (Labor Day); November 11 (Veteran’s Day); November 26-27 (Thanksgiving); and December 24-25 (Christmas).
Refuse Collection Delays
Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays:
Memorial Day (Monday, May 25, 2020) - Refuse collection will be one day late all week.
Independence Day (Saturday, July 4, 2020) – Refuse will be picked up on your regular collection day.
Labor Day (Monday, September 7, 2020) - Refuse collection will be one day late all week.
Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 26, 2020) – Refuse collection for Thursday routes will be delayed by one day.
Christmas (December 25, 2020) - Refuse will be picked up on your regular collection day.
Electric Aggregation Information
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 http://www.constellation.com/il-willcounty. For more information on the municipal aggregation agreement, click here.
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.