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
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(Zoning Dept.)
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Agendas - Regular Meetings of the Zoning Board of Appeals and Plan Commission June 27, 2016

Jun 20, 2016

The agendas for the June 27, 2016, meetings of the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals are now available for review.  Follow the links below to view the agendas.

http://www.morton-il.gov/files/PC-06-27-2016.pdf

http://www.morton-il.gov/files/ZBA---06-27-2016.pdf

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Queenwood Road Closure

Jun 17, 2016

Queenwood Rd. will be closed to thru traffic from S. Fourth Ave. to Tennessee Ave. beginning Monday, June 20 at 7am.  It will remain closed during working hours from 7am – 7pm thru Wednesday, June 22 while crews work to mill and overlay the road.

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Agenda - Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees June 20, 2016

Jun 16, 2016

The agenda for the June 20, 2016, meeting of the Village Board of Trustees is now available for review.  Meetings are held at Freedom Hall, 349 W. Birchwood Street, at 7:00 P.M.  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-06-20-2016.pdf

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Improving I-74/I-155 Project Update

Jun 16, 2016

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the left and center lanes of eastbound and westbound I-74 between I-474 and I-155 near Morton in Tazewell County will be closed from 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 17 until 6 a.m. Monday, June 20.

The lane closures are necessary for milling, paving and electrical work to be completed. Significant travel delays are expected during this time.

The overall project is the complete reconstruction of I-74 from Pleasant Hill Rd. to Morton Ave. in Tazewell County. The project is expected to be completed by Fall 2016.

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

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Annual Water Quality Report

Jun 8, 2016

Go to http://www.morton-il.gov/files/2015-water-quality-report.pdf   to view your annual water quality report.  This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water during 2015.  For a paper copy, call (309) 266-5361.

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Police Officer Testing Saturday, August 20, 2016

Jun 1, 2016

The Morton Police & Fire Commission will be conducting testing for the entry-level position of Police Officer for Morton, Illinois.

Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, possess a valid driver's license, and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.  Additional minimum requirements may also be imposed.  Unless otherwise provided by Illinois statute, all applicants must be between the ages 21 and 35 as of August 17, 2016.

The current base salary range for Morton Police Officers is $47,472 to $62,901.  The department also offers a competitive benefit and retirement package.

Written and physical testing will be conducted on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 8:30 A.M. at Morton High School located at 350 N. Illinois Ave., Morton, IL 61550.

Application packets may be obtained from the Morton Police Department located at 375 W. Birchwood St., Morton, IL 61550, Morton Village Hall located at 120 N. Main St., Morton, IL 61550; or on-line at www.morton-il.gov.  Additional information may be obtained by calling 309-266-6666.

Completed application forms must be returned to the Morton Police Department by Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 5:00 P.M.

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Work Set to Begin on Detroit Ave. in Morton

Apr 18, 2016

The Detroit Ave. roadway widening and intersection improvements project in Morton is set to begin construction on Monday, April 25. 

Stage 1 construction includes the closure of Detroit Ave. in between Jackson St. and Jefferson St.  Work will also begin to widen the east side of Detroit Ave. south of Jefferson St.  Two-way traffic will be maintained on Detroit Ave. south of Jefferson St. and on Jackson St. throughout the project.

The project consists of widening approximately 1/3 mile of Detroit Ave. to five (5) lanes and reconstructing Jefferson St. from W. Bond St. to the west for approximately ¼ mile.  Improvements also include new traffic signals at Jefferson St. and Jackson St.

The project is expected to be completed by December 2016.

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

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Improving I-74/I-155 Project Update

Mar 28, 2016

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work will resume Friday, April 1 on I-74 from I-474 to Main St. and on I-155 from Birchwood Ave. to I-74 in Morton.

The traffic pattern on eastbound I-74 at the Morton Ave. (Exit 102) interchange will change April 1. Traffic in the right lane of eastbound I-74 will be required to exit to Morton Ave. Through traffic will use the left lane of eastbound I-74. This traffic pattern will remain in effect until July, while construction of eastbound I-74 lanes is completed.

Work zone speed limits will be set to 45 mph along I-74 and I-155 in the vicinity of this project, starting April 1.

The overall project is the complete reconstruction of I-74 from Pleasant Hill Rd. to Morton Ave. in Tazewell County.  The project is expected to be completed by Fall 2016.

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

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Compliance Commitment Agreement voluntarily entered into by the IEPA and Morton

Mar 9, 2016

Compliance Commitment Agreement (CCA) voluntarily entered into by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Village of Morton pursuant to Violation Notice W-2015-00051 issued on November 18, 2015 as a result of MCL coliform bacteria confirmed during the Sept. 2015 monitoring period and failure to provide adequate chlorination in all parts of the distribution system.  Click here to view the CCA.

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Water Quality Advisory - Village of Morton

Jan 21, 2016

To improve water quality throughout the water distribution system, the Village of Morton is optimizing its water treatment and disinfection.  You may experience levels of chlorine in the distribution system higher than previously experienced.  This is normal as the Village monitors the chlorine levels entering the distribution system and they are within the limits for drinking water as established by the US Environmental Protection Agency.  If you have any questions regarding the water quality improvements, please contact Village Hall at (309) 266-5361.

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