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.
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309-266-5361
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Agendas - Regular Meetings of the Zoning Board of Appeals and Plan Commission May 23, 2016

May 19, 2016

The agendas for the May 23, 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/ZBA---05-23-2016.pdf

http://www.morton-il.gov/files/PC-05-23-2016.pdf

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Improving I-74/I-155 Project Update

May 13, 2016

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following lane closures and temporary full closures on I-74 between I-474 and I-155 near Morton in Tazewell County:

• The left lane of eastbound I-74 will be closed from 5:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14 to 6:30 a.m. Monday, May 16.

o The closure is necessary for bridge beam painting to be completed at the I-74 and I-155 interchange.

• The left lane of eastbound I-74 and westbound I-74 will be closed from 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19 to 6:30 a.m. Friday, May 20. Intermittent 20 minute full closures of eastbound and westbound I-74 are scheduled to begin after 8:30 p.m. May 19.

o The closures are necessary for crews to set sign trusses over I-74.

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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Agenda - Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees May 16, 2016

May 12, 2016

The agenda for the May 16, 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-05-16-2016.pdf

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W. Jefferson St. Closure in Morton

May 12, 2016

W. Jefferson St. will be closed between Bond St. and Detroit Ave. in Morton from Wed., May 18 at 6:30 a.m. until Fri., May 20 at 6:00 p.m. 

The closure is necessary for storm sewer and water main work as part of the Detroit Ave. Improvements Project.

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

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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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Morton Is the Best City for Illinois Families – WalletHub Study

Jan 15, 2016

Morton was just named by WalletHub.com the No.1, out of 162, city in Illinois in which to raise a family. WalletHub provides evaluations and help with personal finances and life styles. Last year Morton was named the 8th best place to raise a family out of 200 cities by NerdWallet.com. NerdWallet is similar to WalletHub. In 2013, we were named one of the ten best places to raise a family in the United States. All this makes Morton the go to place not only for families but for companies. Companies locate where there are plenty of trained employees to run their operations or, more importantly, where they can attract the people they need.  Any company looking for the right spot has to know that attracting families to Morton will be very easy.

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Plaza Update

Nov 3, 2015

Good news, the Morton EDC has raised $815,000 toward the Plaza. The Village Board agreed to start the project if the EDC raised $800,000 in donations. Craig Loudermilk, Public Works Director and the man in charge of this project, has advised me that we will go out for bids on December 18th. We hope to complete the project on or near September 9th, 2016. Thanks to everyone who participated. The central feature of the Plaza is a veterans memorial. If you would like to purchase a paver for the memorial in honor of someone who served in the Military, contact the Morton Community Foundation.

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