Village of Morton, Illinois

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Village of Morton
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120 North Main Street
Post Office Box 28
Morton, IL  61550-0028
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309-266-5508 (Fax)
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Hydrant Flushing Update

Feb 3, 2016

Morton Public Works will be continuing the water main flushing program, weather permitting, until further notice.

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

Jan 28, 2016

The agenda for the February 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.

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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 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 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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Grimm Bros. Trucking Yard Waste Disposal

Dec 29, 2015

Customers of Grimm Bros. Trucking can bring their yard waste to the Grimm Bros. Trucking location at 1090 W. Jefferson St. for drop off Monday thru Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm.  During the winter months, Grimm Bros. Trucking also runs a yard waste route on Thursdays for those customers who call in for a pickup.  Yard waste stickers as well as proper containment are required for curbside pickup.  There are no containment restrictions for those customers who drop off their yard waste at the Grimm Bros. collection site.  The cost shall be determined by Grimm Bros. upon arrival at their facility.  The current sticker cost of $2.50/32 gallon capacity garbage can or kraft paper landscape waste bag shall be used.

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Memorial Plaza - Advertisement for Bids

Dec 22, 2015

The Village of Morton, Illinois is inviting sealed Bid Proposals from interested and qualified parties for the construction of a proposed downtown plaza bordered by Main Street, Washington Street, and 1st Street.  Bids will be received by the Village of Morton until the date and time listed below, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

Pre-Bid Date: January 12, 2016
Pre-Bid Time:   10:00 AM
Location:   Morton Police Station
Bid Date:   February 3, 2016
Bid Time:   10:00 AM
Location:   Morton Village Hall

Click here to view the full Advertisement for Bids.

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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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Morton Disaster Exercise

Oct 19, 2015

Tazewell EMA's Dawn Cook held a disaster exercise in Tremont. The event was overseen by the IEMA's Marty Dwyer. The Salvation Army and Tazewell EMA volunteers participated as we walked through an imaginary tornado touch down in Morton. The step by step activity was done in real time and helped identify support as well as areas that need more attention.

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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.

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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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