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  • Public hearing set for next village board meeting

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  • A public hearing regarding the exchange of property between the village of Morton and Sam Parrott is set for the Jan. 21 board meeting.
    The board announced the public hearing date during the Jan. 7 village board meeting. The hearing will start at 7 p.m.
    According to documents found at http://www.morton-il.gov/public-hearings, the property the village would transfer to Parrott would be the old police and fire station and the property at 211 W. Adams St.
    Parrott would give the village the property at 128 W. Adams St. and the vacant lot at 118 W. Adams St. The village would also get $50,000.
    “We would like for people to be informed about the specifics of that transaction and attend the public meeting if they have any questions or comments,” Ginger Hermann said.
    In other news, the board:
    • Approved a resolution regarding authorizing a tax abatement with the expansion of Morton Industries.
    The resolution had previously been in place for the expansion, but it was modified to include the legal definition of six acres that was agreed upon in the abatement.
    The board also approved the annual fuel contract with the village to Ag-Land FS Inc., which was the only bidder for the contract.
    • Approved a three-year contract extension to purchase electricity with Noble Americas Energy Solutions LLC.
    While the contract will not expire for another year, by approving the energy extension now the village will save more than $20,000, or about 10 percent.
    Superintendent of Public Works Craig Loudermilk said that the cost will be a fixed price of $38.50, which he said comes in a couple cents less per megawatt hour than the electrical aggregation available to the community.
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