Plainfield Township

For veterans: the story of a local tribute

November 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

BEFORE AND AFTER—Pine trees on an acre of land at the intersection of Jupiter and Belmont roads were destroyed by straight line winds. Plainfield Township Trustee Charles Weldon helped transform the jumbled mess into a beautiful memorial park for veterans. The creation of the Veterans Memorial Park began when the S&J Development Group donated an acre of land at the [...]

Gift of recognition puts brick buyers in good company

September 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

Consider Recognition Plaza tribute for holiday giving  by BETH ALTENA Historians, RACE board members, friends and family joined in recognition of the area’s historically important people in spring of 2011. This year’s inductees were the late Paul Robe and Homer Burch. Indisputably, the shops and service providers in downtown Rockford are among the best local sources [...]

Fire Union asking for $634,000 increase in three-year contract

September 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

Plainfield, union negotiations ‘distressed’ by BETH ALTENA Steven Girard, contract attorney, advises the Plainfield Township Board of the total costs of demands in the negotiation of a firefighter contracts over the next three years. Negotiations are stalled on 25 issues—15 from the union and 10 from the township. Negotiations between Plainfield Township and the [...]

Plainfield Township to increase lighting assessment across the board

September 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

Move is to match real costs ‘It really is minimal,’ says assistant manager by BETH ALTENA Because Consumers Energy rates now rise so regularly and by larger amounts than in years past, Plainfield Township has been unable to match residential payment for street lighting to the residential districts who should be paying for their own lights. The difference, about [...]

Bond refunding will save township $55,000

September 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Township Manager Robert Homan talks to the Plainfield Board of Trustees regarding refunding (refinancing) water bonds. The board held a special meeting to discuss the plan along with other agenda items. Low interest rates are a pain to investors but a chance to save badly needed money for those borrowing. Plainfield Township voted Monday, August 29 at a [...]
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