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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Agenda - Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees August 1, 2016

Jul 29, 2016

The agenda for the August 1, 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-Packet---VB-08-01-2016.pdf

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Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Continued

Jul 22, 2016

The Village of Morton Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Monday, July 25, 2016, at 6:00 P.M. for Case #16-15 has been continued until Monday, September 26, 2016, at 6 P.M.

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Update - Veterans Rd. Roadway Widening & Intersection Improvements Project

Jul 12, 2016

Construction began today, Tuesday, July 12 on the Veterans Rd. widening and intersection improvements project.  This work will include the widening of Veterans Rd. from approximately 700’ south of Thornridge Dr. to just south of Stoneway Dr.  Improvements include earthwork, base course widening, PCC curb and gutter, storm sewer and resurfacing.  The completion date is Sept. 30, 2016.

In order to construct the project, northbound Veterans Rd. traffic will follow a marked detour from Veterans Rd. to W. Lakeland Rd. to Ossami Lake Dr. to Stoneway Dr. to Veterans Rd. throughout the project.  Southbound Veterans Rd. will remain open throughout the project.  Click here to view a map of the detour.

This includes all northbound Veterans Rd. traffic and westbound Lakeland Rd. traffic that will be traveling to Westwood Park.  Westwood Park will only be accessible by utilizing the marked detour traveling Southbound from Stoneway Dr.

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

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Improving I-74/I-155 Project Update

Jul 8, 2016

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following lane closures on I-74, between I-474 and Main St. (just east of Exit 102) near Morton in Tazewell County:

• Two left lanes of eastbound and westbound I-74 will be closed from 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 8 to 6 a.m. Monday, July 11.

These closures are necessary for crews to install pavement markings. Significant travel delays are expected.

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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Veterans Rd. Roadway Widening & Intersection Improvements Project

Jul 7, 2016

Construction will begin next week on the Veterans Rd. roadway widening and intersection improvements project.  This work will include the widening of Veterans Rd. from approximately 700’ south of Thornridge Dr. to just south of Stoneway Dr.  Improvements include earthwork, base course widening, PCC curb and gutter, storm sewer and resurfacing.  The completion date is Sept. 30, 2016. 

In order to construct the project, northbound Veterans Rd. traffic will follow a marked detour from Veterans Rd. to W. Lakeland Rd. to Ossami Lake Dr. to Stoneway Dr. to Veterans Rd. throughout the project.  Southbound Veterans Rd. will remain open throughout the project.

Click here to view a copy of the detour plan.

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

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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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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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