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

7:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
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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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309-266-6666

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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.

For more information visit:
http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html
 

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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.

http://www.morton-il.gov/files/PC-08-24-2015.pdf

http://www.morton-il.gov/files/ZBA---8-24-2015.pdf

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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.

http://www.morton-il.gov/files/Agenda---VB-08-17-2015-1.pdf

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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. 

The Open House for the public at large is from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  The location is the Tazewell County Justice Building, James Carius Community Room, 101 South Capitol Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.  The purpose of the Open House is to review the history of the Tazewell County project, present the revised preliminary FIS and FIRM panels, review the changes incorporated since the original preliminary FIRM/FIS release in 2010, discuss the process of reviewing and adopting the documents, and to solicit public comments. 

Citizens living in or near areas of special flood hazards, realtors, insurance agents, developers, representatives of lending institutions, as well as individuals or organizations in the community which would have an interest in the FIRM and FIS report are encouraged to review them thoroughly and attend the formal community coordination meeting.  The review period provides community officials and citizens in the affected communities with an opportunity to identify changes or corrections to non-technical information, such as corporate limits, road names, and stream names on the FIRM or in the FIS report.  FEMA has posted digital copies of the FIRM and FIS report materials to the following Website:www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata.  Additionally, ISWS has provided additional resources at the following Website:  www.illinoisfloodmaps.org.

Preliminary products were originally released July 9, 2010.  A Consultation Coordination Officer (CCO) Meeting/Open House was held, and comment and appeal periods were completed.  Meanwhile, on April 7, 2011, FEMA issued a memorandum withholding the issuance of Letters of Final Determination (LFD) for communities/counties with levees that could not be accredited as providing protection per Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Chapter 44 Section 65.10, thus placing active, affected map actions and specific tasks on hold while new levee risk modeling procedures and guidance were developed.  This new levee mapping guidance has now been developed, enabling FEMA/ISWS to restart the Tazewell County project. 

This revised countywide project includes all approved changes resulting from the 2010 comment period, updated corporate boundaries and base map (2011 aerial photograph), and one addition Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) in the City of Washington. 

Comments may be sent to Shelly Fuller, Illinois State Water Survey, 2204 Griffith Drive, Champaign, Illinois 61820-7463.  Please submit comments (digital format preferred) no later than 30 days after the CCO Meeting.  Comments and changes received during this review period will be incorporated, as appropriate, before the FIRM and FIS report become effective. 

After the 30-day review period has ended and all comments have been addressed, FEMA will initiate final preparation of the FIRM and FIS report.  The new FIRM and FIS report will become effective approximately 10 months later.  Comments on the Preliminary FIRM panels and FIS report are an important part of FEMA’s review process, and will be considered carefully before FEMA publishes the FIRM and FIS report in their final form.

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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.

http://www.morton-il.gov/files/2014-water-quality-report.pdf

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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.

Craig Loudermilk has been the Director of Public Works for the Village of Morton since August 2011, and has been a resident of Morton for the past 34 years.  He has been a member of the Technical Committee for the past three years.  Prior to working at the Village of Morton, Mr. Loudermilk spent 13 years as a consulting engineer in Peoria, working at Clark Engineers, V3 Companies, and Millennia Professional Services.

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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.

http://www.idot.illinois.gov/projects/i-74-and-i-155-improvement-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:

• The ramp from northbound I-155 to westbound I-74 will be closed.

o Detour: Eastbound I-74 to Morton Avenue interchange; follow detour loops to westbound I-74; proceed westbound on I-74

• The ramp from westbound I-74 to southbound I-155 will be closed.

o Detour: Westbound on I-74 to Exit 98 (Pinecrest Drive); follow detour loops to eastbound I-74; proceed eastbound on I-74; exit onto southbound I-155

The ramp closures are necessary to reconstruct the I-74 and I-155 interchange.

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.idot.illinois.gov/projects/i-74-and-i-155-improvement-project.

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