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The Morton County Law Enforcement Center is accepting applications for the position of full time dispatcher.  Must be able to work nights, holidays and weekends.  Must be at least 18 years of age.  Pick up application at the Morton County LEC or online at (EOE)
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The Morton County Road Department is accepting applications for a General Laborer.  Duties may include manual labor and the safe operation of trucks or heavy equipment.  CDL required.  Full Job Requirements & applications may be obtained at the Morton County Road Department Shop, south of Wilburton.  697-2592  (EOE)
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Elkhart Police Department is accepting applications for 2 full-time Police Officers.  The applicant must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays.  Must be self-motivated and work well under pressure.  Applicant must be at least 21 years of age with a valid Kansas Driver's License and have no serious misdemeanor or felony convictions on their record.  Applications can be picked up at the Morton County Law Enforcement Center.  1026 Richards St., Elkhart, KS 67950 or on line.(EOE)
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Morton County Hospital Accepting Applications (09-27-2018)

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Welcome to Morton County's Official Website!

It is our mission to provide an accurate and informative site to help you discover Morton County. To provide citizens with information that will be beneficial to them.

Morton County Courthouse & Offices will be Closed, Monday, February 18th, 2019 for Presidents Day

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Morton County is accepting letters of interest for open board positions

Morton County is accepting letters of interest for open board positions.  Please send your letter of interest and reason you would like to serve, to the Morton County Clerk, PO Box 1116, Elkhart, KS 67950 or drop them off at 1025 Main Street, Elkhart, KS by Friday, January 25th, 2018

We have open positions on the following boards:  Morton County Housing Authority; Hospital Board Member; Airport Advisory; Senior Center Board; SDSI; Compass Behavioral Health Advisory Board and SW Ks. Area on Aging positions.

New Morton County Resource Guide (updated 04-18)

Crystal Bashford and Rhianna Eudy Shaw would like to share a new Morton County Resource Guide with you!!  This resource will be updated quarterly and/or as needed and will be available through United Way 211, Morton County, Kansas Chamber of Commerce office, Morton County Extension & the Morton County Health Department.  Please feel free to share and print.  Click Here for the Resource Guide.

Market Study Analysis for the Assessment Year 2019

Pursuant to L 1919. CH279. sS2.  ¬† Annually, at least ten days prior to the mailing of change of value notices pursuant to K.S.A. 79-1460, and amendments thereto, the county or district appraiser shall cause to be published in the official county newspaper the results of the market study analysis as prescribed by the Director of Property Valuation of the Department of Revenue.

A study of the residential (R) real estate market indicates that market values have remained relatively stable for this valuation year with little or no increase in the general market.  Average sales prices of homes increased 1.5%.

A study of the vacant (V) property real estate market indicated that the market is stable with no general upward or downward trend.

A study of the commercial/industrial (C) real estate market indicated that the market is stable with no general upward or downward trend.

Values on specific properties may not follow indicated trends because of changes in the property, correction of descriptive data or adjustment of value based on sales of similar properties.  Some properties may increase at a greater rate; some properties may decrease or change in valuation only slightly.  All real property owners will be notified of the county appraiser's estimate of value on or prior to March 1, 2019.  The appeal period extends to thirty days from the mailing date.

In accordance with the provisions in K.S.A. 79-1476, the Division of Property Valuation is required to annually furnish each county the results of its study relating to changes, if any, of the use value of agricultural land.  Changes can and do occur as a result of several factors including cropping practices, commodity prices and production costs.

The Division of Property Valuation and Kansas State University has established currently agricultural land values.  MORTON County will implement the agricultural land values as provided by the Division of Property Valuation.  These values are available for review within the County Appraiser's office.

Morton County Implements CodeRED Emergency Notification Service

CodeRed Emergency Notification ServiceWhat is CodeRED and why is it important to me?  CodeRED is an emergency notification service that allows emergency officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email and social media regarding time-sensitive general and emergency notifications.  Only authorized officials have access to the CodeRED system.  Read or listen to the alert message, view a map of the affected area.  Just Click on the CodeRED icon.
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