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. – 4:00 P.M.
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309-266-6666
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Morton Fire and Emergency
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Emergency Calls – 911
Non-Emergency Calls
309-266-9001

Morton Police Department
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Call:  811 - 24 Hours a day

 

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Agenda - Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees December 5, 2016

Dec 2, 2016

The agenda for the December 5, 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-12-05-2016.pdf

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Agendas - Regular Meetings of the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Plan Commission November 28, 2016

Nov 23, 2016

The agendas for the November 28, 2016, meetings of the Zoning Board of Appeals and Plan Commission are now available for review.  Please note there is no meeting scheduled for the Plan Commission this month.  Meetings are held at Freedom Hall, 349 W. Birchwood Street, beginning at 6:00 P.M.  The meetings are open to the public.  Follow the link below to view the agendas for the upcoming meetings and the date for the next Plan Commission meeting.

http://www.morton-il.gov/files/ZBA---11-28-2016.pdf

http://www.morton-il.gov/files/PC-11-28-2016.pdf

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Landscape Waste Program Extension

Nov 22, 2016

The landscape waste program has been extended from Wed., Nov. 30 through Sun., Dec. 4.  The hours will be 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.  It will be closed from Thurs., Nov. 24 through Tues., Nov. 29.

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Appointments

Oct 31, 2016

The Village has openings on one Board and two Commissions. These openings are filled by the President (aka Mayor) and approved by the Board of Trustees. If you are interested in being appointed, please send an email to rrainson@morton-il.gov with a very short resume and a brief explanation of why you are interested in serving.

Zoning Board of Appeals
Five Year Appointment
Independent of the Village Board, the ZBA considers appeals to decision of the Zoning Officer and considers zoning variances.

Business District Commission
Three Year Appointment
Administers grants and loans for improvement of Morton from the 1/4% sales tax.

Police & Fire Commission
Three Year Appointment
Responsible for the selection, appointment, promotion, discipline, and dismissal of the Village of Morton’s full-time sworn police officers.

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Yard Waste Disposal Program Fall 2016

Sep 26, 2016

YARD WASTE DISPOSAL PROGRAM FALL 2016

Open: Wednesday, Oct. 19 – Wednesday, Nov. 23
8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. daily (Wednesday – Sunday)
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

VILLAGE OF MORTON RESIDENTS ONLY:  Free yard waste disposal is available at Sewage Treatment Plant #2, 2625 S. Fourth (at the corner of S. Fourth and Broadway Rd.).  Verification of name & address required.

The program is "self-serve" as it has been in the past.  A fenced area at STP#2 will be designated for yard waste disposal.  Assistance will not be provided for removal or dumping of landscape waste, so please plan accordingly.    

The following regulations and limitations must be met: 

     1) Only leaves, grass clippings, and tree branches (no greater than 5' in length
         or 4” in diameter), and any associated landscape waste will be accepted.
     2) No paper or plastic bags will be allowed for disposal.  
     3) Neither landscaping timber (railroad ties) nor construction lumber is
         allowed.
     4) No commercial enterprise may deposit landscape waste at this site.
     5) "Root mass" from trees, bushes, or shrubbery is not allowed.
     6) No pet waste, household garbage or plant containers of any kind at this site.
     7)  No yard waste is to be left outside the designated fenced area.
     8) Video surveillance will take place during the program. 

Please follow, or help us police these rules to ensure the continued operation of this free yard waste disposal program for all citizens of Morton. 

Remember that it is a violation of Village ordinances to deposit landscape and yard waste on Village property (in the streets, in Prairie and Bull Run Creeks, down storm sewers, etc.), and that open burning of landscape waste or any kind of garbage is prohibited within the Village limits.

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IDOT Survey

Aug 4, 2016

The Illinois Department of Transportation is working on their Long Range Transportation Plan for Illinois and to that end they would like interested parties to participate in a survey. If you would like your priorities to be reflected in the survey, please go to http://tinyurl.com/2017LRTP.

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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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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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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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