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Village of Morton
Village Hall

120 North Main Street
Post Office Box 28
Morton, IL  61550-0028
7:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Monday – Friday
309-266-5361
309-266-5508 (Fax)
Planning & Community Development
(Zoning Dept.)
Village Hall

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309-266-9001

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Free Medication Disposal September 26th at Morton Police Department

Aug 27, 2015

Unused or expired medications can be brought to the Morton Police Department, 375 W. Birchwood Street, for safe disposal on Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 10 a.m.-2p.m. ...

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Agendas - Regular Meetings of the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals

Aug 19, 2015

The agendas for the August 24, 2015, meetings of the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals are now available for review.  The meetings are open to the public.  Follow the links below to view the agendas for the upcoming meetings. ...

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Agenda - Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees August 17, 2015

Aug 19, 2015

The agenda for the August 17, 2015, Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Morton, Illinois is now available for review.  The meetings are open to the public.  Follow the link below to view the agenda for the upcoming meeting. ...

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Revised Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and Preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) Report for Tazewell County, Illinois and Incorporated Areas

Aug 11, 2015

On Wednesday, August 19, 2015, the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is hosting an Open House meeting to present the revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for Tazewell County Illinois and Incorporated Areas.  ...

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Annual Water Quality Report

Jul 7, 2015

The annual water quality report is now available for review.  This report contains important information about the quality of your drinking water during 2014.  Please follow the link below to view the report.  Please call (309) 266-5361 to obtain a paper copy of the report. ...

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Metropolitan Planning Organization has Elected New Chairmen to the Policy and Technical Committees

Jul 7, 2015

The Metropolitan Planning Organization makes recommendations and decisions for the Tri-County area on the use of State and Federal transportation funds. Rainson will head the Policy Committee and Loudermilk will head the Technical Committee. Rainson came to Peoria in 1980 to take the position of Vice President of Operations at CILCO.  He later served as Chairman and CEO of Environmental Science & Engineering and, most recently, held the position of Chairman and CEO at Axis, Inc., an international manufacturing and design consulting firm.  In addition, Mayor Rainson has served on the Tazewell County Board and the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission. ...

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Veteran Friendly Morton

May 26, 2015

Our young men and women go in harms way to protect our country but when they come home they go from standing at the front to standing in the back - that has to stop. Morton can lead the way as the premier veterans-friendly city. Why not give preference to veterans for village jobs, why not special offers to veterans from all our stores, how about a land-bank of property on which returning veterans can build, or apartments with subsidized rates for the first few years back until they get on their feet. What are your ideas? Please comment and give me your ideas and/or support. Write rrainson@morton-il.gov ...

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Morton Presented Ameren Illinois Progressive City Award

Apr 9, 2015

Morton was chosen by Ameren Illinois as one of the six Progressive Cities in their service territory. Chosen because 29 area businesses completed 44 energy efficiency projects through Ameren’s ActOnEnergy program. The impact is equivalent to the removal of nearly 1 million pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or planting 92 acres of trees. Ameren presented the award to Mayor Rainson and Administrator Smick at the Morton Fire Station on Thursday, April 9th. ...

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I-74 & I-155 Ramp Detours

Mar 26, 2015

The Illinois Department of Transportation has informed the Village of Morton that the ramp closures and detours at the I-74/I-155 interchange will go into effect starting April 1st.  Click here to see a drawing showing the ramps that will be closed and the detour routes.  Also, the website below has additional information regarding the project. ...

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Improving I-74/I-155 Project Update

Mar 24, 2015

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following ramp closures, both scheduled to take effect Wednesday, April 1st and continue until the end of November: ...

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Morton Recognized as Great Place to Raise a Family

Feb 19, 2015

Morton was nationally recognized again as a great place to raise a family. You may recall that in 2013 Family Circle magazine named Morton one of the ten best towns in America in which to raise a family. Now the consumer advocacy site NerdWallet has ranked Morton 8th in their "Best Cities for Young Families in Illinois" study. They evaluated 200 cities for home affordability, prosperity and growth, quality of education, and family friendliness. For the full report, click on this link http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/cities/economics/best-cities-for-young-families-in-illinois-2015/ ...

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Long Range Transportation Planning

Feb 5, 2015

IDOT makes their own plans for the use of Federal highway funds. IDOT’s 0-6 Year plan includes money for the Morton intersection at Jackson & Main ($3.9 Million). In addition, our Tri-County Regional Planning Commission makes it’s own plans by accepting project proposals for Federal and State funding from local communities in our area and, using a point system, determining which projects are the most deserving. They are prioritized into 0-5 years, 6-10 years, and 11-25 years. The Peoria-Pekin Metropolitan Planning Area Technical Committee (on which our own Craig Loudermilk serves) makes the recommendations to the Policy Committee (on which I serve) and the Policy Committee accepts, modifies, or rejects their recommendations. Here are some of the upcoming major projects for Morton that are scheduled or expected to receive 70% from the Federal government: ...

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Update on the Status of Morton's Drinking Water

Jan 28, 2015

Update on the status of Morton’s drinking water – 1/28/15 ...

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Disaster Preparedness Update

Jan 14, 2015

We are working with Morton’s churches to continue our Village preparations for dealing with a disaster. We need to know who we can count on in an emergency. ...

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Grimm Bros. Trucking Drop-off Point

Dec 17, 2014

Grimm Bros. Trucking operates a drop-off point at 1090 W. Jefferson St. for their Morton customers.  They accept cardboard, used motor oil and e-waste such as computers, cell phones, TVs, dry cell batteries and audio-video equipment. ...

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Disaster Preparedness

Dec 8, 2014

Since the Washington, Illinois disaster, we have been evaluating and modifying our ability to respond to a similar situation.  If you have any special skills or knowledge for dealing with disasters of any kind and are willing to share, please contact me at  (309) 266-5361 x248 or rrainson@morton-il.gov. ...

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Video - September 3, 2014 Public Meeting Regarding New Water Treatment Process

Sep 4, 2014

Video of the September 3, 2014, public meeting held by the Village of Morton and representatives from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) regarding a new process to eliminate buildup in the water main pipes is now available.  Follow the link below to view the video. ...

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The Village of Morton is Working with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) on a New Process to Eliminate Buildup in the Water Main Pipes

Aug 22, 2014

The Village of Morton has a plentiful and safe supply of drinking water. Our water is pumped daily through wells from a sand and gravel aquifer located approximately 300 feet underground. Once this well water enters one of our three water treatment plants, it is filtered, softened, and disinfected prior to being distributed for consumption.  The water we pump from our treatment plants has been constantly good quality for many decades. ...

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Homefield Energy to Continue as Morton's Aggregation Supplier

Apr 15, 2014

Download: News-Release-Contract-for-2014-2016.pdf

The Village of Morton will enter a new contract period with electric power supplier Homefield Energy later this year.  The Village’s first aggregation contract with Homefield will end with the June billing cycle, and the new contract will take effect with June meter readings payable in July.  The new 24-month agreement with Homefield locks in a rate of 4.66 cents per kilowatt hour and mandates that Homefield supply 50% of power from renewable sources or purchase renewable energy credits. ...

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Information on Electric Aggregation vs. Individual Contracts

May 30, 2013

Residents have reported that electricity marketers have begun door-to-door and telephone campaigns in the Village of Morton.  Our residents should be aware that the electric aggregation program sponsored by the Village has a rate of .0408 per kilowatt-hour.  This rate is lower than residents will pay under the terms of individual contracts currently being offered by door-to-door solicitors or telemarketers.  In the Village of Morton aggregation program, residents are not required to sign a contract at all, and will not be called nor visited by a salesperson. ...

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