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Morton County is accepting applications for Public Works Director position until filled. Application and job description may be picked up at Morton County Clerk’s office (EOE)
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Morton County LEC Accepting Applications for the position of dispatcher.  Applicant must be able to work nights, weekends and Holidays, be at least 18 years of age with a valid Kansas Drivers License and have no serious misdemeanor or felony convictions.  Applications can be picked up at the LEC. EOE
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The Morton County Road Department is looking for Versatile Workers.  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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Morton County Health System Accepting Applications (05/26/2020)

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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 Public Parcel Search

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COVID-19 Assistance for Small Businesses & Unemployeed

REMINDER: 2nd half of Morton County property tax due at County Treasurer's Office May 10th

 

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR AIRPORT PROJECTS

Morton County as sponsor for the Elkhart-Morton County Airport hereby announces its proposed FY 2019-2021 Triennial DBE Goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction projects as indicated below:

Fiscal Year 2019: No Project Receiving AIP Funding

Fiscal Year 2020: No Project Receiving AIP Funding

Fiscal Year 2021: Rehab & Remark Apron and Runway 17-35 Connecting Taxiway: 2.93%

Overall Three-Year DBE Goal FY19-FY21: 2.93%

A teleconference will be held on March 26th, 2021 from 10AM to 11AM Central Standard Time for the purpose of consulting with stakeholders to obtain information relevant to the goal setting process. If you would like to comment on the proposed DBE goal, please dial into the teleconference at (415) 464-6800 with conference code 2180581# or email lspillers@dbeplans.com.

The airport's DBE goal methodology is based on what the airport anticipates receiving for FY 2019-2021. Significant changes to the projects as stated will require an amendment to the DBE goal.

K.S.A. 79-1460a RESULTS OF MARKET STUDY ANALYSIS FOR MORTON COUNTY 2021 PURSUANT TO L. 1919 , CH 279 , 2

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 limited increase in the general market. Market trends average less than 1% but may range from 0% to 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, 2021.  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.

Notice From the Morton County Treasurer's Office

The ballot drop boxes located on the north side and the east side (drive up) of the courthouse are available for tax payments and vehicle registration renewals. Please place all documents and payments (no cash please, call for card payments) in an envelope. Most transactions can be completed over the phone, through the mail or using a drop box. Please call our office to make an appointment for driver's license transactions or to discuss options available for title/registration applications.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Los buzones de entrega localizados en el lado norte y este de la corte estan disponibles para pagos de impuestos or para la renovacion del registro del vehiculo.  Porfavor ponga todos sus documentos y pagos (no efectivo, llame para pagos con tarjeta) en un sobre.  La mayoria de las transacciones se pueden hacer por telefono, por correo o usando el buzon.  Favor de llamar nuestra oficina para hacer cita para las transacciones de licencia de conducer o para discutir las opciones disponibles para aplicaciones de titulo/registro.

Gracias por su cooperacion

Notice from the Morton County Commissioners
Morton County Implements COVID-19 Protective Measures (11-11-2020)

To The Citizens of Morton County,

Due to the recent spike in Covid-19 cases the County will be implementing several protective measures.  First, the courthouse will be closed to walk-ins, and business in the courthouse will be by appointment only.  Second, masks will be required on/in all county property when social distancing of at least six feet cannot be maintained.  This includes all county buildings, vehicles, etc.  The County is taking these steps to protect both county employees and the community.

Now is the time for our community to come together.  Covid-19 cases in Morton county have tripled in the last three weeks.  Our hospital, and other local and regional hospitals, are either at capacity or nearing capacity.  We encourage everyone to do their part in protecting your fellow citizens.  Our local health professionals are asking that everyone use a mask when out in public and unable to social distance.

The County will continue to monitor the situation.

A Message from the Morton County Commissioners (10-27-2020)

Dear Morton County Citizens,

The Morton County Commissioners have been working hard during the Covid-19 pandemic to balance the safety of the community and the freedoms of individuals.  Morton County has opted out of many of the Covid-19 mandates from Governor Kelly's office during the pandemic, preferring to educate the public and allowing individuals to make their own decisions.

However, we have seen a recent spike in Covid-19 cases over the last few weeks and local health officials have been working to identify, isolate, and contain those cases.  We would ask that everyone work with, and not against, our local health officials.  Our local health officials are members of our community and they are not enforcing any executive orders, but are, in actuality, trying their best to protect our community and prevent large outbreaks.

We ask that everyone do their best to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and work with our local health officials in containing and stopping this virus.  We continue to ask that you social distance when possible and or wear a face covering when social distancing is not possible.  Our goal has been and will continue to keep our businesses and schools open with the least amount of restrictions.  It takes us all to keep this community safe. 
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Morton County Commissioners,
Jim Tucker
Bill Light
JW Finn

MORTON COUNTY - TAKE NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE, if you are a Morton County resident it is your duty to register your vehicles in Morton County, certain exemptions may apply.  Additionally, vehicles that are parked overnight in Morton County for more than ninety days must register in Morton County (exceptions apply for certain businesses).  Morton County Law Enforcement will begin a period of verbal warnings from now and until January 1st, 2021, at which time you may be ticketed for improper registration.  Please make sure your vehicles are properly tagged.

Morton County Resolution to EO on Face Masks 7.3.2020

Face Masks Not Discouraged, But Not Mandatory in Morton County

In anticipation of the Governor’s executive orders to be released about mandatory face masks being worn in public, the Morton County government in consultation with the Morton County Emergency Manager and Public Health Officer do not feel that with the current numbers and history of COVID19 cases in Morton County that the mandatory requirements of wearing a face mask in public will be enforced at this time.  Face masks are not discouraged from being worn, please use at your discretion.  Property owners may require masks on their property including any business, home, hospital or government building.  If choosing to do so, owners must post notice of such requirement clearly and conspicuously or provide verbal notice to each individual accessing the property.  Employers may, at their own discretion, require their employees to wear masks while working.  Otherwise, it is strongly encouraged to the community of Morton County to use courtesy and best judgment and follow the recommendations regarding social distancing, ensuring you maintain a six foot distance from others, avoid large gatherings, practice good handwashing habits, know the signs and symptoms of COVID19 and stay home when you’re sick unless seeking medical care.  If you are feeling symptoms of illness, please CALL your provider's facility and discuss your concerns to plan the best way to address your needs.  The limitation of the Governor's executive orders is subject to change at the discretion of the Board of Commissioners of Morton County based upon the recommendations of the Morton County Public Health Officer and other health officials.

Morton County is working under our Local Emergency Public Health Declaration (06-08-2020)

Morton County is working under our Local Emergency Public Health Declaration to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in Morton County, Kansas pursuant to the authority provided in K.S.A. 65-119 and K.S.A 65-129b and other applicable laws and regulations.  Click Here for Updated Guidance Document

2020 Census

Help your local communities, fill out the U.S. Census!!  Anyone can go on line at any time to complete the census questionnaire. The household address can be used instead of the Census ID number. Website is http://www.my2020census.gov.

Executive order No. 20-12 extends deadlines for vehicle registrations and driver's licenses.

Governor Kelly signed Executive Order #20-12, extending deadlines for driver's licenses , vehicle registration renewals and regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.  All driver's license renewals and vehicle registrations extended by this Executive Order must be completed within 60 days of the expiration of Executive Order #20-12. Please read the full order posted below.

During this time, customers can renew their vehicle registrations online at https://ikan.ks.gov, by mail (PO Box 998 Elkhart, KS 67950) or by phone (620)697-2560.  The Morton County Treasurer's office is currently processing title applications by appointment only.  The KS Dept of Revenue has closed all 116 driver's licenses locations until April 6, 2020.

Eligible drivers (Kansans ages 21-50 and; are not obtaining a Real ID for the first time, or; are obtaining a "Not for Federal Use" license or identification card) can renew their driver's license online at https://ikan.ks.govExecutive Order 20-12

Where does $100 of Vehicle Property Tax go??  99% of Vehicle Tax Dollars Stay in Morton County.  Click here.

NOTICE OF BALLOT AUDIT

As required by K.S.A. 25-3009, a post election audit of ballots cast in 1% of precincts in Morton County will begin at 1:00PM. on Friday, November 8th, at the election office.

We will audit no less than two precincts and two contested races for this general election. The precincts and races to be audited will be selected in a random drawing at the start of the audit.

When the audit has been completed, the audit results are used by the county board of canvassers when certifying the official election results.

New Morton County Resource Guide (updated 09-16-19)

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.

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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