The City of Morrison Department of Public Works is responsible for the maintenance and repair of streets, storm, water, and sewer systems, as well as snow removal, street sweeping, and tree trimming in city parkways.
Tree Services Overview
Each year, the City of Morrison Department of Public Works trims and or removes trees located on the parkway (the grassy area between the sidewalk and curb). The City of Morrison hires a tree removal service, who performs the trimming and removal. Trees to be removed must be unsafe of dying. Residents who wish to have a tree inspected for trimming or removal are asked to contact City Hall to be placed on the inspection list.
Residents wishing to plant a tree in the park way need to review the list of approved/unapproved trees. Click here for more information: Approved and Restricted Parkway Trees. For more information, please view the City of Morrison Code on Vegetation. Contact City Hall at 815-772-7657 for more information.
Snow Emergencies may be declared by the Director of Public Works, or his designee, during the months of November 1 through March 31. The Director will notify the Police Department, WSDR (AM 1240), WLLT (FM 107.7), and WZZT (106.5). Snow emergencies may also be posted on the City of Morrison PEG Access channel and on the City’s website. As soon as a snow emergency is declared, motorists are asked to observe the following parking restrictions:
Snow Routes: Parking on snow routes is prohibited during snow emergencies. Parking on snow routes may resume after the street has been plowed clear of snow. Vehicles in violation are subject to being towed at the owner’s expense. Snow Routes are clearly marked by blue and white signs.
Central Business District (CBD): The CBD includes all streets within the boundaries of Knox Street, Orange Street, Clinton Street, and the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way. Parking is always prohibited on these streets from 2:30 AM to 6:00 AM.
All Other Streets: During snow emergencies, streets that are not Snow Routes or within the CBD are subject to odd-even parking. This means that on odd days (1st, 3rd, 5th, etc…), vehicles must be parked on the side of the street with odd street numbers (101, 103, 503, 505, etc…). On even numbered days (2nd, 4th, 6th, etc…), vehicles must be parked on the side of the street with even numbers (102, 104, 504, 506, etc…). The change-over time for odd-even parking is between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:00 AM. THIS PARKING RESTRICTION ONLY APPLIES DURING SNOW EMERGENCIES. Motorists may park on either side of the street if the street has been plowed clear of snow.
End of Snow Emergency: When the Director feels that conditions have improved on our streets, he will declare an end to the Snow Emergency. At that time, such parking restrictions are no longer in effect.