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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Gas Odors, Carbon Monoxide Calls, & Water Leaks
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Monday-Friday
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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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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Gas Department Leak Survey

May 22, 2015

The Village of Morton Gas Department will conduct a leak survey beginning May 28th and concluding on June 5th, weather permitting.  Residents in areas being surveyed will see Gas Department employees performing tasks similar to those in the photo in the link below.  Some employees will also be conducting the survey on foot.  For more information on the leak survey call 266-5361.

http://www.morton-il.gov/files/LeakSurvey--2-.JPG

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Agendas - Regular Meetings of the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals

May 20, 2015

The agendas for the May 26, 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-05-26-2015.pdf

http://www.morton-il.gov/files/ZBA---5-26-2015.pdf

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Agenda - Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees May 18, 2015

May 14, 2015

The agenda for the May 18, 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-05-18-2015.pdf

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Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event Saturday, June 13th

May 13, 2015

A household hazardous waste disposal event will be held on Saturday, June 13, for Morton residents, from 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., at the Bus Transportation Facility at 250 W. Courtland Street in Morton.  Morton residents will be able to dispose of items otherwise prohibited in landfills and which cannot legally enter sanitary or storm water sewage systems.  A list of acceptable items and non-acceptable items are listed below.

Disposal will be managed by Area Disposal / Grimm Bros. Trucking, and their contractor Veolia, an international firm specializing in household hazardous waste disposal.

Morton police will provide traffic control at the site to facilitate entry and departure.  There is no limit to the amount of material each resident may drop off.  However, because the service is limited to Morton residents, identification will be required for disposal. 

For those looking to dispose of used motor oil or e-waste only, Grimm Bros. Trucking accepts these items for disposal on a regular basis from their customers at their facility located at 1090 W. Jefferson Street in Morton during regular business hours. 

Paint can be disposed of at the curb as long as it is solidified.  To turn the paint from a liquid to a solid, leave the lid off the paint can and let it dry.  Customers can also add kitty litter to the paint can to expedite the drying process.  The lid must be off the paint can, and the can outside the tote, at the curb for Grimm Bros. Trucking to accept it. 

Acceptable Items

o Oil-based paints
o Household & Auto (lead acid) batteries, NiCd, lithium, and alkaline batteries
o Paint thinner
o Used motor oil*
o Herbicides
o Drain cleaners
o Insecticides
o Lawn chemicals
o Pesticides/solvents
o Old gasoline
o Antifreeze
o Pool chemicals
o Hobby chemicals
o Cleaning products
o Mercury
o Aerosol paints and pesticides
o Fluorescent lamp bulbs
o Double bagged & wetted asbestos
o Old, outdated medicines & pharmaceuticals (NO DEA CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES)
o CFL (compact fluorescent light bulbs) 4’ & 8’ fluorescent light bulbs
o Computers, old electronics*
o Latex paint
o Propane tanks

Non-Acceptable Items

o Smoke detectors
o Explosives
o Fireworks
o Fire extinguishers
o Medical wastes (Sharps, needles & potentially infectious medical wastes)
o Business/commercial sector wastes

*Denotes items accepted for disposal during regular business hours at the Area Disposal/Grimm Bros. Trucking office in Morton

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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.

For IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4.

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Morton Recognized as Great Place to Raise a Family

Feb 19, 2015

Morton was nationally recognized again as a great place to raise a family. You may recall that in 2013 Family Circle magazine named Morton one of the ten best towns in America in which to raise a family. Now the consumer advocacy site NerdWallet has ranked Morton 8th in their "Best Cities for Young Families in Illinois" study. They evaluated 200 cities for home affordability, prosperity and growth, quality of education, and family friendliness. For the full report, click on this link http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/cities/economics/best-cities-for-young-families-in-illinois-2015/

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Long Range Transportation Planning

Feb 5, 2015

IDOT makes their own plans for the use of Federal highway funds. IDOT’s 0-6 Year plan includes money for the Morton intersection at Jackson & Main ($3.9 Million). In addition, our Tri-County Regional Planning Commission makes it’s own plans by accepting project proposals for Federal and State funding from local communities in our area and, using a point system, determining which projects are the most deserving. They are prioritized into 0-5 years, 6-10 years, and 11-25 years. The Peoria-Pekin Metropolitan Planning Area Technical Committee (on which our own Craig Loudermilk serves) makes the recommendations to the Policy Committee (on which I serve) and the Policy Committee accepts, modifies, or rejects their recommendations. Here are some of the upcoming major projects for Morton that are scheduled or expected to receive 70% from the Federal government:

0-5 Years: Detroit Ave. (Jackson to 1600’ South). This project is funded.
6-10 Years: Detroit Ave. (Jackson to Birchwood). This project is approved and projected to cost $5.5 Million but the availability of Federal funds is expected; not guaranteed.
11-25 Years: 4th St. $5.6 Million, Tennessee Ave. $11.2 Million, and Main Street $5 Million. These projects are approved but funding is only estimated to be available; funding is not guaranteed.

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