Village of Morton, Illinois

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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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Monday-Friday
309-266-6666
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Morton Fire and Emergency
Medical Services
Emergency Calls – 911
Non-Emergency Calls
309-266-9001

Morton Police Department
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News / Village Announcements

Birchwood St. Closed Between 1st Ave. and 4th Ave.

Jul 30, 2014

Birchwood St. from 1st Ave. to 4th Ave. will be closed to thru traffic Thursday, July 31, 2014, from 6:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The closure is necessary to complete bridge repair work prior to the street overlay.  Signs will be posted at 1st Ave. and 4th Ave. to notify motorists of the closure.

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Improving I-74/I-155 Project Update

Jul 24, 2014

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that US 150 (Jackson Street) at I-74 in Morton will be closed for up to 20 minutes at a time on the following dates:

• Thursday, July 31st and Friday, August 1st between 8:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. both nights

o These closures are necessary for crews to remove a bridge pier.

• Between 7:00 a.m. Saturday, August 2nd and 5:30 a.m. Monday, August 4th

o These closures are necessary for crews to set bridge beams.

The overall project is the complete reconstruction of I-74 from Pleasant Hill Road to Morton Avenue in Tazewell County.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For more information on this project, visit http://www.dot.il.gov/ImprovingI74I155/index.html.

For IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4.

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Morton Police Department Police Officer Examination

Jul 21, 2014

The Morton Board of Fire and Police Commissioners will hold an examination for the position of Police Officer on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:30 A.M. at Morton High School.

Click here for a copy of the Application/Orientation Packet.  Packets may also be obtained from the Morton Police Department, 375 W. Birchwood St., or Morton Village Hall, 120 N. Main St.

Completed applications must be returned to the Morton Police Department by 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

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Agenda - Regular Meeting of the board of Trustees July 21, 2014

Jul 17, 2014

The agenda for the July 21, 2014, 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.

http://www.morton-il.gov/files/Agenda---VB-07-21-2014.pdf

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Annual Appropriation Ordinance

Jul 9, 2014

A Public Hearing on the Annual Appropriation Ordinance for the Village of Morton, Illinois, for the fiscal year beginning on May 1, 2014, and ending on April 30, 2015, will be held on Monday, July 21, 2014, at 7:00 P.M., at Freedom Hall, 349 West Birchwood Street, Morton, Illinois.

Copies of the proposed Annual Appropriation Ordinance are available for public inspection in the office of the Village Clerk at Village Hall, 120 North Main Street, Morton, Illinois, and on the Village of Morton website, http://www.morton-il.gov/files/Annual-Appropriation-Ordinance-FY-2015--DRAFT-.pdf.

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Annual Water Quality Report

Jun 27, 2014

The annual water quality report is now available for review.  This report contains important information about the quality of your drinking water during 2013.  Please follow the link below to view the report.  Please call (309) 266-5361 to obtain a paper copy of the report.

http://www.morton-il.gov/files/2013-water-quality-report.pdf

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Temporary Daytime Closure of On-Street Bike Trail along W. Jefferson St.

Jun 27, 2014

The Village of Morton announces that the on-street bike trail along W. Jefferson St. from W. Bond St. to the South will be closed Monday through Friday during the daytime hours (7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) for approximately eight (8) weeks beginning Monday, June 30th.  This closure is necessary as Ameren upgrades the overhead power lines along W. Jefferson St.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Dept. at (309) 266-5361.

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Improving I-74/I-155 Project Update

May 23, 2014

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that northbound and southbound traffic on Morton Avenue in Morton will be shifted to the southbound lanes between Ashland Street and Clark Street Thursday, May 29th, weather permitting.

The traffic shift will allow for the reconstruction of the northbound lanes of Morton Avenue. A minimum of one lane in each direction and access to and from I-74 will remain open throughout construction. Traffic will remain in this revised pattern until November.

Also May 29th, the loop ramp taking eastbound I-74 traffic to northbound Morton Avenue will permanently close. Eastbound I-74 traffic will access northbound Morton Avenue by making a left turn from the ramp on the west side of Morton Avenue.

The overall project is the complete reconstruction of I-74 from Pleasant Hill Road to Morton Avenue in Tazewell County.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For more information on this project, visit http://www.dot.il.gov/ImprovingI74I155/index.html.
 
For IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4.

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Morton GIS Map Gallery Now Available

May 19, 2014

Online Interactive Maps are now available for viewing on the Village of Morton website.  The Morton GIS Map Gallery can be found under Services>GIS Maps & Data or via Quick Links located on the Home page. 

Viewers can now access parcel boundaries and property information within the Zoning Map.  The Map Gallery also features Enterprise Zone, Land Use, and Business District maps.  Base maps including color imagery are also available for optional viewing.  Basic viewing features include zoom, pan, search, identify, print, and more. 

Editing of parcel data is ongoing throughout the year.  We will continue to work toward modifying, and improving the web map application to make it as appealing, and useful as possible.

To learn more about GIS go to:  http://www.esri.com/what-is-gis

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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.

As the current contract period ends, residents will receive solicitations from other alternative energy suppliers in the mail, by phone and door-to-door.  Suppliers other than Homefield Energy are not associated with the Village’s municipal aggregation program.  Residents who wish to consider other suppliers should compare rates offered by these alternative providers to Homefield’s aggregation rate of 4.66 cents per kilowatt hour fixed for the duration of the 24-month contract.  Many electrical suppliers offer a variable rate including a low rate for a short introductory period.  When comparing, residents should ask if the rate is variable or fixed for the life of the contract.

All eligible Ameren and Homefield residential and small business customers will receive an “opt out” letter from Homefield in the latter part of April.  Customers who do not want to participate in aggregation with Homefield as their supplier should return the postage paid, self-addressed reply card to Homefield.  Customers who choose not to opt out will be charged the new Homefield rate on their bills for June meter readings.  Customers who have electric supply contracts with suppliers other than Ameren or Homefield will not receive opt out letters but may elect to participate in Morton’s aggregation program upon cancellation or expiration of their current power supply contracts.

For more information about Homefield Energy and the Village of Morton’s electric aggregation program, contact Homefield Customer Service at HomefieldCustCare@Dynegy.com or 866-694-1262.

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