Monday, May 13, 2013
Plan Commissioner Cyndi Fulco has stepped down, and the village is accepting applications.
The Village of Plainfield is looking to fill an open spot on the Plan Commission. Commissioner Cyndi Fulco recently resigned, leaving a vacancy on the committee, which serves in advisory capacity by making recommendations to the board on planning issues including annexations, rezonings, site plan reviews, special uses, plats and variances. "I will still be very involved in happenings in Plainfield," Fulco said, adding she remains on the Plainfield Fest Committee and is the chairperson for women's issues with the Plainfield Junior Woman's Club. Applications are being accepted until the position is filled. A professional background in planning, architecture, engineering, residential or commercial entitlement, or land use law is helpful, …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The pickup will take place Saturday, April 27.
Updated on April 23 Submitted by the Village of Plainfield: The Village will sponsor a special refuse collection this Saturday, April 27 to assist residents with cleanup after last week’s storms and flooding. Residents will be able to place an unlimited amount of refuse curbside by 6 am on Saturday for collection. This refuse can include garbage, furniture, white goods, etc. All garbage must be packaged properly. Carpet must be cut and rolled into 4-foot lengths. Each roll must not weigh more than 50 pounds. All carpeting and padding must be secured with tape or string. Please note: recycling, yard waste, and sandbags will not be collected on Saturday, April 27. Residents can schedule a pickup of unwanted electronics by contacting …
Friday, April 19, 2013
A flood warning remains in effect until 7:30 a.m. Saturday, but officials said the river had crested.
Updated at 11:28 a.m.: Route 59 is OPEN, according to Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton. Original story: Village officials and the Illinois Department of Transportation were monitoring flooding at the Route 59 viaduct Friday morning — and were just as eager as residents to reopen the roadway, Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said. Around 1 a.m. Friday, flooding prompted officials to shut down the road from Lockport Street to 143rd Street. “It kind of separates our town,” Stratton said. “It splits our town in half, plus the congestion — it’s crazy. [Plainfield Police Chief John Konopek] wants to open that as soon as possible.” Stratton said officials are keeping an eye on the road and will open it as soon as it's safe. …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
See where Plainfield candidates stand.
Editor's note: Election results will not be official until Tuesday, April 30 when canvassing of votes is completed and after absentee ballots postmarked by midnight, April 8, and provisional and grace period ballots are counted on April 21. Read: It was a big night for Republicans — and incumbents — in Plainfield Tuesday, according to unofficial vote totals. In the Village of Plainfield, incumbent Mayor Mike Collins and trustees Margie Bonuchi, Jim Racich and Garrett Peck won re-election. Collins faced a challenge from write-in candidate Michael Lambert, who was able to snag nearly 20 percent of the vote, but it wasn't enough to unseat the mayor. Sign up for the Plainfield Patch newsletter In Plainfield School District, incumbents …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The event will detail how to write and use an effective business plan.
From noon to 1 p.m., April 4, Bunisia Henray, Business Analyst of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Joliet Junior College, will explain how to write a business plan and how one works. The luncheon is part of the lunch and learn series. Participants bring their own lunches and hear from a local expert. The event will take place at the Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St. To register, call 815-327-2515 or visit the website. In other news: Plainfield United Methodist Church is hosting a Pilates for a Cure event from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Aug. 2. Click here for more information. Summer camp registration is under way at the Greater Joliet Area YMCA. To register, call (815) SAY-YMCA, visit www.jolietymca.org or stop…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Plainfield Public Works Director Allen Persons received the national honor from the Illinois Public Works Association.
A village employee has been named one of the 2013 Top Ten Public Works Leaders in the country by the American Public Works Association (APWA). Plainfield Public Works Director Allen Persons last week learned he'd been chosen from among a pool of candidates nominated by municipalities across the country. "It rare that a population as small as ours is recognized" by the nationwide organization, Mayor Mike Collins said, adding this is the third time the village has nominated Persons for the honor. The award was created in 1960 and has a "long and distinguished history of recognizing exceptional candidates," APWA President Elizabeth Treadway said in a letter to Persons. " ... The annual 'Top Top' award has been universally recognized in the …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Goodwill store will occupy the former OfficeMax location.
Plainfield will soon have one less vacant storefront. A year after the Plainfield OfficeMax closed, a Goodwill store is set to open up shop at the location, 13665 S. Route 59. Village Planner Michael Garrigan said Goodwill is proposing only minor modifications to the building, such as adding a drop-off, that do not require village board approval. The retail store and donation drop-off location is schedule dto open sometime this spring, he added. Garrigan said a proposal to open a Starbucks coffee shop at Route 126 and Route 59 is also in the works. The proposal is on the agenda for the April 2 Plan Commission meeting, and will likely go before the village board for a vote at its Monday, May 6 meeting, he said. The location would be …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Sign up online for workshops, scheduled for April 23 and May 21.
The Village of Plainfield is partnering with Joliet Junior College and the Illinois Small Business Development Center to offer local businesses a boost with two free seminars. The seminars are: Both seminars will take place at Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport St. in downtown Plainfield. Registration is required, and enrollment is limited. To register, click here. You can also sign up to attend Patch's free "Main Street U" social media summit.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Residents can dispose of furniture and appliances, plus take advantage of electronics pickup only during Spring Cleanup week.
Article submitted by the Village of Plainfield: To help residents with their spring cleaning, the Village of Plainfield and Waste Management will sponsor Spring Cleanup for Village residents during the week of April 8. Residents can place household refuse, bulk items (i.e. chairs, mattresses, and couches) and white goods (i.e. refrigerators, washers, dryers, and water heaters) at the curb on their regular pickup day. Large electronic wastes such as televisions, computers, printers, and monitors will also be accepted during Spring Cleanup Week only. Please have all materials at the curb by 6 a.m. on your collection day. The following materials are excluded from Spring Cleanup: hazardous waste (paints, oils, and solvents), tires, …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Visit the project website to vote for your favorites.
With the Vision for Division project entering its second phase, the Village of Plainfield is asking to visit the project web site, www.visiondivision.civicartworks.com, and voice their opinion by voting for their favorite development concepts for Route 59. During the first phase of the project, the community provided their input and ideas regarding their vision for the Route 59 corridor, from Main Street to Union Street. The project consultant, Civic ArtWorks, distilled these ideas into a number of concepts and is now seeking the community’s feedback on these concepts. On the project website, residents now have the opportunity to vote on concepts for parking access, the Main Street/Division Street intersection, infill development, and …