Plainfield OKs plan for new 9-1-1 call center
By Madhu Mayer For The Herald-News August 6, 2012 9:50PM
Updated: September 8, 2012 6:20AM
PLAINFIELD — The Village of Plainfield is moving forward with steps to construct a building designed to help people in emergencies.
The Plainfield Village Board on Monday approved a site plan for the Wescom center at 24600 W. Presidential Ave., which is north of the police station and east of the public works facility. The 17,000-square-foot office building will be the future 9-1-1 call center.
The new building and associated parking will be built on approximately 4.3 acres that Wescom purchased from the village.
Stanley Wisniewski, who lives nearby, said he is glad the area houses a municipal campus.
“That is the way to do it,” he said. “I’d rather see a 9-1-1 center there than anything else.”
The Western Will County Communications Center currently has an office inside the Plainfield Law Enforcement Center, 14300 S. Coil Plus Drive. Wescom was formed in 1992 to act as a regional dispatch center.
Its fire agenices include Plainfield, Troy, Lockport and Minooka. Likewise, Plainfield, Shorewood, Channahon and Crest Hill are among the police agencies Wescom serves.