200 W. Main Street Morrison, IL 61270
Lori Matlack, Public Services Director
For emergencies during business hours, contact City Hall at (815) 772-7657. City Hall is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Workers will be dispatched immediately to the problem location.
For emergencies occurring after business hours, contact the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department at (815) 772-4044. Inform the dispatcher of the nature and location of the problem. They will then contact a Public Works Employee.
Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 for Public Works emergencies!
TREE SERVICES OVERVIEW
Each year, the City of Morrison Department of Public Works contracts for the triming and or removal of 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 Police Chief, 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’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.
Morrison is served by two wells with a combined capacity of 3.16 million gallons per day. Well 5 was drilled in 2012 to a depth of 1,585’ deep and is operated by a 200 hp submersible Byron Jackson pump capable of delivering 9000 gpm. Well 4 was drilled in 1968 to a depth of 1769’ deep and is currently operated by a 200 hp submersible pump that will deliver 1,300 gpm. Treated water is stored in a 500,000 gallon elevated tank located in Kelly Park. The average daily demand is 509,640 gallons per day. Water is distributed through lines 4”, 6”, 8”, 10” and 12” PVC, ductile iron, and cast iron mains. The system is flushed twice a year. All 1,796 users in the city are metered.