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)
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(Zoning Dept.)
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309-266-6666
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309-266-9001

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Agenda - Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees September 2, 2014

Aug 28, 2014

The agenda for the September 2, 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-09-02-2014-Revised.pdf

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The Village of Morton is Working with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) on a New Process to Eliminate Buildup in the Water Main Pipes

Aug 22, 2014

The Village of Morton has a plentiful and safe supply of drinking water. Our water is pumped daily through wells from a sand and gravel aquifer located approximately 300 feet underground. Once this well water enters one of our three water treatment plants, it is filtered, softened, and disinfected prior to being distributed for consumption.  The water we pump from our treatment plants has been constantly good quality for many decades.

The water supply distribution system which conveys drinking water from the treatment plants to the consumer, through a series of interconnected pipes, has seen a cumulative effect of mineral and biological buildup along the walls of the water main. This has resulted in the occasional detection of total coliform bacteria. These bacteria only indicate that conditions could exist that would allow harmful bacteria to grow. Toxic or fecal bacteria have never been detected in our drinking water. When coliforms are detected, a boil water advisory may occur until disinfection and retesting can confirm that the risk of contamination has been eliminated.

The Village has been working with the IEPA in taking necessary steps to eliminate the buildup. The steps to clean the water pipes include use of a new non-toxic chemical feed in conjunction with system-wide flushing from fire hydrants. This project may take an extended period of time to complete.

During this process, there is a chance that precautionary boil orders may be needed.  Such boil orders are an inconvenience but consumers need to be aware of these possibilities to avoid surprise and allow steps to lessen their impact.  People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk.  Residents who fall into one of these categories should seek advice from health care providers regarding drinking water.

The Village will maintain open communication concerning this matter through the Morton Village website (www.morton-il.gov), Comcast channel 22, iTV-3 channel 23, and through mailings in utility bills.

The Village of Morton will hold a public meeting on this matter on Wed., Sept. 3, 2014 at 6:00pm at Freedom Hall, 349 W. Birchwood St., Morton, IL, 61550.  For more information, 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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Trimming in Lee St. Waterway

Aug 20, 2014

Beginning the week of August 25th, the Village of Morton will trim trees, bushes and shrubs that are hanging over, or are in the Lee St. concrete flume.  Trimming will be done on both sides of the flume from Willow Ct. to just north of E. Idlewood St.  The Village of Morton will also paint the gas main crossings in the flume during this time.

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Upcoming Sewer Repair Work

Aug 19, 2014

The Village of Morton has contracted Hoerr Construction Inc. to install CIPP (cured in place pipe) in the following areas.

Street                       From
Madison                   200 Block
Minnesota                400 Block
Monroe                    700, 900 and 1000 block
Oregon Ct.               From Jackson through 40’s block
Pierce                       700 Block
Lotus                        Trunkline sewer in gulley
N Morton                 Storm sewer


The work will be done between August 12 and October 15, 2014. The work will consist of cleaning the sewer pipes and inserting a fiberglass liner. A door hanger will alert you prior to the work being done in the affected areas. It is recommended that homeowners maintain water in all sewer traps to eliminate odors while this project is underway. Homeowner water use should be minimized during this time.

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Free Medication Disposal September 27th at Morton Police Department

Aug 18, 2014

Unused or expired medications can be brought to the Morton Police Department, 375 W. Birchwood Street, for safe disposal on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 10 a.m.-2p.m.

For more information visit:
http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html

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School Zone Enforcement

Aug 7, 2014

The Morton Police Department would like to remind motorists that Morton School District (709) resumes session on 8/13/14.  School speed zones and no parking zones will be enforced to ensure the safety of the students.

AAA reminds motorists to do the following:  Slow down in or near school or residential areas, and be sure to come to a complete stop at all intersections.  Look for crossing guards, bicycles and playgrounds which indicate children could be in the area.  Scan between parked cars and other objects for signs that children could dart into the road.  Always stop for school buses that are loading and unloading students.  Leave early so you are not rushed as you travel to work or school.  Drive with your headlights on - even during the day - so children and other drivers see you.

 

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Water Treatment Technician Opening

Jul 31, 2014

The Village of Morton has an opening for a Water Treatment Technician.  More information on job duties and requirements can be found here.  Resumes will be accepted through August 31, 2014.

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Morton Police Department Police Officer Examination

Jul 21, 2014

The Morton Board of Fire and Police Commissioners will hold an examination for the position of Police Officer on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:30 A.M. at Morton High School.

Click here for a copy of the Application/Orientation Packet.  Packets may also be obtained from the Morton Police Department, 375 W. Birchwood St., or Morton Village Hall, 120 N. Main St.

Completed applications must be returned to the Morton Police Department by 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

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Annual Water Quality Report

Jun 27, 2014

The annual water quality report is now available for review.  This report contains important information about the quality of your drinking water during 2013.  Please follow the link below to view the report.  Please call (309) 266-5361 to obtain a paper copy of the report.

http://www.morton-il.gov/files/2013-water-quality-report.pdf

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Temporary Daytime Closure of On-Street Bike Trail along W. Jefferson St.

Jun 27, 2014

The Village of Morton announces that the on-street bike trail along W. Jefferson St. from W. Bond St. to the South will be closed Monday through Friday during the daytime hours (7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) for approximately eight (8) weeks beginning Monday, June 30th.  This closure is necessary as Ameren upgrades the overhead power lines along W. Jefferson St.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Dept. at (309) 266-5361.

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