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
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309-266-5361
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Improving I-74/I-155 Project Update

Sep 19, 2014

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the left lane of eastbound I-74 and the left lane of westbound I-74 between Morton Avenue and I-155 will be closed from 5:30 p.m. Friday, September 19th until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, September 21st.

During this time, traffic will be shifted onto recently constructed pavement and bridges.

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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2014 Fall Hydrant Flushing - Area 2 Zone A

Sep 19, 2014

The semi-annual hydrant flushing program begins on Sunday, September 21, 2014.  Flushing operations will be conducted from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (Monday thru Friday), and from 8:30 PM to 6:30 AM nightly (Sunday thru Thursday).

Flushing of the entire system will take 2 to 3 months.  Residents in the affected areas may notice a brief drop in water pressure and some discoloration of the water.

The area being flushed (Zone A) will be bounded by:
I-155 / Fourth Ave
Idlewood St / Jefferson St

Click here to see a map showing the flushing areas.

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Improving I-74/I-155 Project Update

Sep 18, 2014

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that US 150 (Jackson Street) in Morton will be closed where it meets I-74 from 6:00 a.m. Saturday, September 20th until 6:00 a.m. Monday, September 22nd.

The closure is necessary for demolition of the bridge carrying the eastbound lanes of I-74 over Jackson Street. Eastbound I-74 traffic will be moved onto newly constructed lanes. Detour signs will be posted for Jackson Street traffic.

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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2014 Fall Hydrant Flushing Area 2 Zones A-F

Sep 16, 2014

A map containing area and zone boundaries for the upcoming Fall hydrant flushing program is now available for viewing and downloading.

Hydrant Flushing Zones Map

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Morton Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Q&A

Sep 16, 2014

What is the household hazardous waste disposal day?
The household hazardous waste disposal day is an opportunity for Morton residents to discard household and garden chemicals, batteries, and related items that cannot go into normal waste collection or the Village sewer system.

What items are allowed for disposal?
A list of permitted and prohibited items is available here.

When and where is the event?
The disposal day is scheduled for Saturday, October 11 at the old Farm and Fleet site on Detroit Avenue, from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.

Will there be someone there to provide direction?
Morton police will provide traffic direction, and Area Disposal / Grimm Bros. Trucking, Morton's waste disposal contractors, and the hazardous waste disposal contractor will have staff on site to help with disposal. 

Is disposal open to anyone?
Disposal of household hazardous waste is limited to Morton residents; an ID check will be required for disposal.

Do I have to be a Morton waste disposal customer to use the site?
All Morton residents are eligible to dispose of household waste during this event, but only Morton residents.

What is the procedure for drop-off?
There will be a designated entry and exit at the old Farm and Fleet site on Detroit Ave., and auxiliary police officers will be on duty to facilitate traffic.  Drivers will go from the entry to a drop-off point where ID will be checked and Veolia staff will be on hand to help with disposal.  Disposal will be limited to those permitted items on the list, and ineligible items will not be accepted at this site (example: DEA-regulated drugs).

What if I cannot make this event?
Certain household hazardous waste items can still be dropped at the Area Disposal / Grimm Bros. Trucking office in Morton.  These include most electronics, such as computers and televisions, and used motor oil.   Other items will need to wait until the next disposal day or go to one of the state-sponsored sites announced from time to time.

When is the next disposal day?
The current Morton waste disposal contract includes two hazardous waste disposal days during the contract's seven-year duration.  The next disposal day is not yet scheduled, but will not likely take place until later in the contract -- two or three years from now.

Do items for disposal require any special handling or packaging?
Liquid chemicals and oil should be in a container that can be emptied at the site or discarded in  the container.  Most items can be handled in their original containers, plastic and paper bags, and buckets.   

What if I need to dispose of ineligible material?   
Normal waste items can go in weekly waste collection, and recyclables in the scheduled collection. Cardboard can be dropped at the Area Disposal / Grimm Bros. site in Morton on West Jefferson St.  Bulky items can be picked up with the purchase of a garbage sticker or by special one-time fees depending on type of material and size.  Questions should be directed to Area Disposal / Grimm Bros.

Where can I get additional information?
Information on the disposal days is available from Village Hall (266-5361) and Area Disposal / Grimm Bros. (444-8900). 

How does this disposal help Morton?
Proper disposal of household hazardous waste helps everyone.  The event helps Morton citizens by providing convenient, legal disposal.  Introduction of household hazardous waste material into sanitary or storm sewage is an EPA violation subject to significant fines, and many items are prohibited from landfills.  Extending landfill life by controlling the waste stream is critical to long-term, low-cost waste disposal.  Morton Village government benefits from proper waste disposal in meeting EPA requirements and preventing violations.

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Jackson Street Closure

Sep 15, 2014

Jackson Street under I-74 will be closed the morning of Saturday, September 20th and will remain closed until Monday morning, September 22nd, at 6:00 A.M.

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Village of Morton Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event

Sep 15, 2014

A household hazardous waste disposal event will be held on Saturday, October 11, for Morton residents, from 7:30A.M. to 3:30P.M., in the parking lot of the former Farm and Fleet store at 180 Detroit Avenue 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. Click here for a list of acceptable items and non-acceptable items.

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.


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Agenda - Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees September 15, 2014

Sep 15, 2014

The agenda for the September 15, 2014, 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-09-15-2014.pdf

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Video - September 3, 2014 Public Meeting Regarding New Water Treatment Process

Sep 4, 2014

Video of the September 3, 2014, public meeting held by the Village of Morton and representatives from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) regarding a new process to eliminate buildup in the water main pipes is now available.  Follow the link below to view the video.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/_lEnrd6S6o4?wmode=transparent

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Public Meeting Tonight 6:00 PM with Village of Morton and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Sep 3, 2014

Please note the public meeting being held by the Village of Morton and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) regarding a new process to eliminate buildup on the water main pipes is scheduled for tonight at 6:00pm at Freedom Hall, 349 W. Birchwood St., Morton, IL 61550.  A misprint in today’s edition of the Morton Times-News listed the meeting start time at 7:00pm which is incorrect.  For more information click here or please contact Craig Loudermilk, Director of Public Works, or Bob Burton, Superintendent of the Water Treatment Department, at (309)266-5361.

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