Athletic Complex On Pace for May Opening
Although a formal grand opening date has not been established, portions of the new Plainfield Youth Athletic Complex are on target for a May 2010 opening. According to Plainfield Parks Director Clay Chafin, the baseball diamonds should be completed soon, while the football and large soccer fields are expected to be ready by summer's end. “Our first scheduled event at the site,” says Chafin, “will be the regular season tournament for the Plainfield Optimist Little League Baseball program in late May or early June, weather permitting.”
JDH Contracting is the current contractor continuing work on the facility, which is located on a leased 58-acre parcel on Plainfield Re-Entry Educational Facility property on the west side of town. When completed, the Complex will offer 15 soccer fields, two football fields and five ball diamonds, including a “Miracle Field” for the physically challenged. The finished Complex will also include shelter houses, concession and restroom facilities, playgrounds and more.
Chafin notes that efforts continue to create awareness and raise funds for the “Miracle Field”, a unique synthetic-surface facility that will enable physically challenged youth and adults to maneuver their wheel chairs, walkers and similar devices throughout the field of play. “The Miracle Field is such an important part of the overall vision for this complex,” says Chafin, “because it will make the recreation opportunities most of us take for granted accessible to those with special needs.”
For more information about the Youth Athletic Complex, fundraising efforts, and personal and corporate giving opportunities, contact Chafin at cchafin@ town.plainfield.in.us. or (317) 839-7665, ext. 523.
To make a tax-deductible financial contribution to the Complex, make your check payable to the Hendricks County Community Foundation, c/o Plainfield Youth Athletic Complex, and mail it to:
Hendricks County Community Foundation
c/o Plainfield Youth Athletic Complex
5055 East Main Street, Suite A
Avon, IN 46123
Your donation must include:
• Your name, address, phone number and email address
• (For memorial gifts) the name of the person for the memorial
• (For celebration gifts) the name of the person and the occasion being celebrated
Acknowledgements will be made without reference to the gift amount. Contributors should indicate the name of the acknowledgement recipient and address where the acknowledgement should be sent. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permissible by law.
Act Fast for Sewer Bill Savings
The deadline to apply for the unmetered $29.01/month summer sewer rate is April 15. (Customers with newly constructed homes may sign up until July 1.) The rate applies to single family residential sewer service only. A nonrefundable $50 fee is required with the application, which must be completed at the Town Hall, 206 West Main Street. To learn more, contact the Utility Billing Department at 837-0000.
It's Spring Clean-Up Time!
Spring cleaning should be easier this year with events to help Plainfield residents de-clutter:
Heavy Trash Days
The Town's Spring Heavy Trash Days, open to Plainfield residents only, will be on two consecutive Saturdays in April: the 17th and 24th, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Residents may deposit acceptable items in designated dumpsters at the Town garage at 986 South Center Street. No hazardous waste, tires, building materials or yard waste will be accepted.
Disposal Alternatives Organization will also be on-site to accept the following items for recycling:
• Major home appliances and small consumer appliances
• Televisions and home stereo equipment, including large-screen TVs
• Scrap metal and plastic
• Computers and accessories
• Office equipment and some furniture
• Medical laboratory equipment
• Lawn equipment
• Water heaters and furnaces
To learn more information about Disposal Alternatives Organization, visit www.applianceremovers.com, or call (317) 291-4500. For more information about the Heavy Trash Days, contact Town Garage personnel at 839-3490 or visit www.townofplainfield.com.
Spring Clean-up Event
The county-wide Spring Clean-Up Event, sponsored by Hendricks County Partnership for Water Quality, will also be held Saturday, April 17. Volunteers will assist with removing trash and debris along roadways and ditches. For more details, or to volunteer for clean-up duty, contact Candi Donaldson at (317) 718-6103.