Morton Fire Department is featured in a recent magazine article about their cost-cutting measures.


Trustee Tony Huette revealed at the Oct. 17 village board meeting that the recent refurbishing of the rescue vehicle saved the department $180,000, as opposed to purchasing a new vehicle.


 

Morton Fire Department is featured in a recent magazine article about their cost-cutting measures.

Trustee Tony Huette revealed at the Oct. 17 village board meeting that the recent refurbishing of the rescue vehicle saved the department $180,000, as opposed to purchasing a new vehicle.

The department was highlighted in Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment magazine in a feature article about refurbishing. 

“We did it before it was popular,” Fire Chief Joe Kelley said.

In other action and discussion, the board:

• approved a bid from Kelly Glass, Inc. in the amount of $27,794 for the village hall window replacement project.

Trustee Ginger Hermann said the village received an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant which will help pay for the project.

• approved a request to use a public right-of-way for the Morton Community Foundation’s “Tree of Dreams” lighting  Nov. 11.

Main Street from Jackson to Pershing will be closed from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. for the tree lighting.

• approved the final plat for Wolf Crossing section 3 Subdivision.

• heard from Trustee Jeff Kaufman about the fall landscape disposal program.

It will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 to Nov. 13 and Nov. 16 to Dec. 4 at Sewage Treatment Plant No. 2, 2625 S. Fourth (at the corner of south Fourth and Broadway Road).

The program will be shut down Nov. 14 and 15 for material removal.