Plainfield News Briefs
Last updated 2/12/2020 at 4:25pm
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.
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.
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 Village Offices will be closed on February 17. This holiday will not change your refuse collection day.
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.
Early Voting for the Primary Election will be conducted at the Village Hall, March 2-13, 2020. Voting hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Voters must live in Will County. For Early Voting locations with extended evening and weekend hours, including the Plainfield Park District’s Prairie Activity & Recreation Center, please contact the Will County Clerk at 815-740-4615. Kendall County residents interested in voting early should contact the Kendall County Clerk at 630-553-4104.
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, go to the village’s website. 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. Go to the village’s website 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. Go to the village’s website 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, go to the village’s website.
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.
D. 202 middle school students headed to regional Spelling Bee
Seven District 202 middle school students will compete in the 2020 Will County Regional Spelling Bee on March 10, 2020 at Lockport East High School.
The students earned the honor by winning their individual schools’ Spelling Bees. Regional winners statewide will advance to the national Spelling Bee in May.
This year’s District 202 middle school Spelling Bee champs are:
Aux Sable: Immaculate Nalule-Mugagga (6th grade)
Drauden Point: Ilanna Lucheck (8th grade)
Heritage Grove: Noah Yui (7th grade)
Indian Trail: Alijah Malubay (7th grade)
Ira Jones: Omer Mescioglu (7th grade)
John F. Kennedy: Lashara Som (8th grade)
Timber Ridge: Kaitlyn “Katie” Vidmar (7th grade)
Sections of Old Plank Road Trail to close
The Forest Preserve District’s boom mower will be working along the Old Plank Road Trail starting Tuesday, February 11.
Sections of the trail will be closed as the powerful boom mower trims back shrubbery from the sides of the path. The work is expected to take place through Friday, February 14.
The boom mower will travel east from Pfeiffer Road to Harlem Avenue. Multiple crews will be working on the Old Plank Road Trail throughout the project, conducting general trail cleanup of the brush removed by the boom mower. Trail users are urged to use caution and take note of trail closure signs that will be posted in areas where the mower is cutting.