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Sep. 15, 2014 - 2014-2015 Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program - Social Services
The Lincoln County Department of Social Services is accepting requests for appointments to apply for the 2014-2015 Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) for Lincoln County residents.

Click here for appointment information.
Election Results - 2014 August Election - County Clerk


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for 2014 Election Results, Archives and Sample Ballots
Click Here for Outstanding Absentee & Provisional Ballot Counts (PDF)
Maintenance Shop Roof RFP - Maintenance
Click here for the full RFP

The Lincoln County Maintenance Department is requesting proposals to install a new metal roof on the Maintenance Shop located at 100 Cooper Street, Merrill, WI 54452.

The current roof consists of a wood base with asphalt shingles. The shingled roof is in need of repair and updated to a steel roofing material.

The County is currently looking for potential vendors who can provide all services necessary to cover the existing roof with metal at the Maintenance shop location.
Summer ATV Trails - Forestry, Land & Parks
The state-funded Lincoln County Summer ATV trail system will open for use at 8 am on Friday, May 23, 2014.

Lincoln County's summer ATV trail system are open to side-by-side UTV's that meet the standard definition and are registered with the Wisconsin DNR.

Please use caution as some areas are still wet and in early season condition.

For public ATV & UTV registrations, in addition to the 2 side decals furnished by DNR, owners will be required to furnish their own rear plate. Access the following link for detailed information: www.co.lincoln.wi.us/i/d/2012_utv.atv_info.pdf
Tax Delinquent Land for Sale - Forestry, Land & Parks
Lincoln County is offering 5 tax delinquent parcels for sale.

Note: Minimum bid prices have been reduced.

For parcel maps click the following link then scroll down to Tax Delinquent Land. www.co.lincoln.wi.us/departments/forms_and_documents/?department=01dbebcab494
2014 County Health Rankings are here! - Healthy People Lincoln County
The 2014 Rankings are now live, allowing people across the country to see how their communities fare when it comes to being a healthy place to live, learn, work, and play. Below you will find a summary of Lincoln County 2014 rankings, data source measurements and new measurements used in 2014.

Click to download the following documents: 2014 New Measures, 2014 Measures and Data Sources, 2014 County Health Rankings
Underdown Recreation Area-Horse and Bike Trails - Forestry, Land & Parks
Check here for events and updates.

The Underdown Recreational Trail system will open for use at 8 am on Friday, May 23, 2014.

Bike trails located in the Underdown Recreation Area have sections that are very challenging and are not for the novice rider. The signed horse trails are available for the beginning bike rider or for family outings. Please yield the right of way to horses when meeting on the horse trail.
Dec. 19, 2013 - Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) - Emergency Management
Local and State Emergency Officials and the National Weather Service will have another tool for alerting the public to dangerous conditions - These emergency alerts will be sent to the newer version of cell phones in affected areas. Alerts will continue to be issued or available on other sources including radio/TV stations, on NOAA Weather Radios and local sirens. These emergency alerts will be activated by cell towers, so if you are driving through an alerted area, you will automatically see the message on your cell phone.

Weather Alerts
These messages will include:

• Tsunami Warnings
• Hurricane and Typhoon Warnings
• Tornado Warnings
• Flash Flood Warnings
• Extreme Wind Warnings
• Dust Storm Warnings


Click To View Public Service Announcement (30seconds)

Thunderstorm warnings will not be issued on the WEA system. These short messages may look like a text message and are limited to 90-characters. Other key information includes:

• The alert message will include a unique ringtone and vibration that will be repeated twice
• Cell phone users WILL NOT be charged for WEA Messages
• Emergency alerts will not interrupt any calls or downloads in progress. You will receive the alert when you end your call.
• The system does not identify your location or phone number. It simply sends the message to all devices in a given area
• Cell phone providers will conduct a monthly test on the third Thursday

If you have an older model cell phone, you may not receive the Wireless Emergency Alerts. Check with your service provider to find out if your phone is WEA-capable.

Other Types of Cell Phone Alerts
Later in 2012, first responder groups will also be able to issue an alert to cell phones for emergency items including Amber Alerts for child abduction, local emergencies required evacuation or immediate action and Presidential Alerts during a national emergency. Cell phone users can opt out of receiving these alerts by contacting their cell phone provider.
Will I Get Alerts On My Cellphone?
Cell Phone Q and A
Cell Phone Alert Brochure
Weather Alerts on the Go - National Weather Service.
FEMA - Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS)
Apr. 18, 2013 - Tips for Floods - Health
It's spring and with the recent weather and snow melt, the Health Department has some general tips for residents and their homes in case of flooding.
Child Support - Debit Card Links and Customer Service Information - Child Support
Information and links about the changeover to the new debit card, and how it affects child support participants who are using the existing debit cards.
Antique Furniture for Sale!! - Administration
Lincoln County has a variety of antique furniture for sale.
DNR License and Registrations - County Clerk
You are now able to register and renew your boat, ATV, and snowmobiles.
Dec. 2, 2013 - Ready Wisconsin Website link - Emergency Management
Link to the Ready Wisconsin Website for all your emergency preparedness needs. Go to ready.wi.gov/
Lincoln County Facilities Usage Policy - County Clerk
County facilities are public property and the space within them should be made available for reasonable governmental and public use.
Approved Redistricting Plan - County Clerk
Meeting details and maps.
Underdown Recreation Area - Forestry, Land & Parks
New User Fee Schedule
Lincoln County Forest Map - Forestry, Land & Parks
Click on the link below to access map that displays: Lincoln County Forest areas, boat landings, trout streams, campgrounds, parks, etc.

www.co.lincoln.wi.us/i/d/county.forest.map.pdf
GIS Maps Online - Land Services
**SURVEY MAPS ONLINE** - Land Services
Our survey maps are now available online. Click on "Survey Maps" under Quick Links to begin a search. Section Summaries and Tie Sheets are also available in the "Survey Information" link under Quick Links.
VINELink - Sheriff's Office

This service is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status.
NOTICE TO ALL LANDFILL CUSTOMERS - Solid Waste / Landfill
The Lincoln County Landfill is closing its construction and demolition waste site, as capacity has been reached.
Typical construction and demolition waste is still being accepted but it will be disposed in the regular landfill and customers will be charged the normal garbage rate for such items.
2012-2013 WISCONSIN HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM - Social Services
The Lincoln County Department of Social Services is accepting requests for appointments to apply for the 2012-2013 Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) for Lincoln County residents. Call 715-536-6200 Ext. 1344 to request an appointment.
2014 Spring Election - County Clerk
Primary if needed: February 18th, Spring General: April 1st.
Blastomycosis - Health
Blastomycosis-Common in the Spring
Changes to Recording Fees/Social Security Protection - Register of Deeds
Effective June 25, 2010 the cost to record a real estate document in the Lincoln County Register of Deeds office will be $30 regardless of the number of pages.
Child Support Website - Social Services
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has a website that gives parents enhanced payment information while delivering the service at a possible savings of up to $2 million for state taxpayers.
click here to enter the child support website
Deer Ticks Pass More than Lyme Disease - Health
Lyme disease is still the state of Wisconsin’s most commonly reported tick-borne disease, but two other diseases—human anaplasmosis (formerly called ehrlichiosis) and babesiosis—can also result from the bites of deer ticks. These diseases are less common than Lyme disease, but can result in serious illness. Numbers of reported cases of deer tick-transmitted diseases in Lincoln County are increasing. In 2011, a total of 85 Lyme disease cases, 4 babesiosis cases and 3 human anaplasmosis cases were reported. In 2010, our county had reported 60 Lyme disease cases and 2 babisiosis cases. In 2009, there were reported 69 Lyme disease cases and 14 anaplasmosis cases.
Dog Licenses - Treasurer
Dog Licenses are due by March 31st or dog license fee doubles and a late fee of $5.00 per dog is charged.
Emerald Ash Borer - Forestry, Land & Parks
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a native to Asia, was accidentally introduced to the U.S. and discovered here in 2002. Since then, EAB has spread throughout the lower peninsula of Michigan into Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Missouri and Pennsylvania.

Quarantined counties: State and federal EAB quarantines currently exist in 15 Wisconsin counties: Brown, Crawford, Fond du Lac, Kenosha, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Rock, Sheboygan, Trempealeau, Vernon, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties. Any ash material that could transport a life stage of the beetle is prohibited from being moved out of the quarantine area. This includes all hardwood firewood, regardless of tree species.
Fragrance/Scent Free - Register of Deeds
Fragrance Free Zones in the Register of Deeds Office.
Genealogy Hours - Register of Deeds
Genealogists can search between the hours of 8:15 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00 PM-4:00 PM.
Highway Department Summer Hours - Highway
The Highway Department will start their 4 Day work on April 7th the hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday.
Identifying Invasive Plant Species - Forestry, Land & Parks
Invasive plants threaten the long-term health and sustainability of Wisconsin's forests.
Lincoln County Corporation Counsel - Corporation Counsel
Lincoln County Code of Ordinances
Reduce the Risk of Rabies - Health
Spring is the time of year when people may come in contact with baby wild animals, such as raccoons; not only are they cute but people may believe the mother has abandoned them. This can be extremely dangerous – rabies is most often seen in wildlife such as raccoons, bats, skunks and foxes. Rabies is a deadly virus that attacks the nervous system. The rabies virus is in the saliva and nerve tissues of a sick animal.
Suite Numbers Added to Human Services Building - Social Services
All departments in the Human Services Building will NOT be moving, their addresses however WILL be changing. Rather than a PO Box, each department will have a new Suite Number. Click on the above link to see the suite numbers.
Test Private Wells to Protect Your Health - Health
Do you know what is in your well water? Whether for drinking, cooking, bathing, or doing laundry, a supply of clean water is important to a healthy home. Yearly testing and maintenance are recommended to help protect your water.
Treestand/Blind Policy - Forestry, Land & Parks
Lincoln County restricts the use of permanent tree stands and hunting blinds on County Forest property.
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