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Jan. 28, 2016 - Bring it to the Polls! - County Clerk
Click on the image to view Wisconsins Voter ID Rules
Feb. 8, 2016 - February 16, 2016 Primary Sample Ballots - County Clerk
Sample Ballots Available
Feb. 4, 2016 - Lincoln County Snowmobile Trails - Forestry, Land & Parks
Lincoln County Snowmobile Trails
Click here to view 2016 Snowmobile Map:
www.co.lincoln.wi.us/i/f/files/2016%20snowmobile%20trails.pdf
Dec. 18, 2015 - Shoreland Zoning Ordinance Information - Land Services
Lincoln County held a public informational meeting on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, and a public hearing January 14, 2016. The Land Services Committee approved the draft contingent upon DNR approval. It will go before the Lincoln County Board on February 16, 2016.

Please click on title of this announcement for more details.

You may view the proposed ordinance text that will be going to February 16, 2016 County Board by Clicking Here.
You may view the presentation from January 5, 2016 by Clicking Here
Feb. 4, 2016 - Summer ATV Trails & Underdown Winter Recreational Area - Forestry, Land & Parks
The Lincoln County Summer ATV trails are closed for the season Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

The Underdown Winter recreation area is now open.
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.
Apr. 7, 2015 - Election Results - 2015 April Election - County Clerk


Click Here for 2015 Election Results, Archives and Sample Ballots
Click Here for Outstanding Absentee & Provisional Ballot Counts (PDF)
Apr. 14, 2015 - Lincoln Ranks Among Less Healthy Counties in Wisconsin’s Health Rankings - Health
Lincoln County ranks among the less healthy counties in the state, according to the annual County Health Rankings released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The Rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org.

Click to view the 2015 Wisconsin County Health Rankings and click here to view the 2015 Lincoln County Health Rankings.
Nov. 5, 2015 - Volunteer Guardians Needed - Register in Probate/Juvenile Court
The Lincoln County Register in Probate seeks qualified individuals to volunteer as court appointed guardians for incompetent and/or at risk adults.
**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.
Antique Furniture for Sale!! - Administration
Lincoln County has a variety of antique furniture for sale.
Approved Redistricting Plan - County Clerk
Meeting details and maps.
Basic Food Safety Tips - Health
Lincoln County Health Department is reminding everyone that the following basic food safety tips can help lower the likely hood that you or your family and friends get sick following summer picnics and parties.
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
Feb. 18, 2015 - Cold Weather – Warming Sites Available - Health
With the current temperatures and upcoming forecast, Lincoln County Health Department would like to remind residents of warming sites that are available in Lincoln County: Click here to view full list.

Merrill:
Riverside Athletic Club (500 S Center Avenue); 715-536-2481.
T.B. Scott Free Library (106 W First St); 715-536-7191.
Community Warming Center (301 W Main St); 715-536-2016.

Tomahawk:
Tomahawk Library (300 W Lincoln Ave); 715-453-2455.
Tomahawk Senior Center (113 S. Tomahawk Ave); 715-453-5757.
Tomahawk City Hall (23 N. 2nd Street); 715-453-4040.
DNR License and Registrations - County Clerk
You are now able to register and renew your boat, ATV, and snowmobiles.
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.
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.
GIS Maps Online - Land Services
gismaps.co.lincoln.wi.us
Identifying and Preventing Bed Bugs - Health
Bed bug infestations are becoming increasingly common due to changes in pest control practices, bed bug resistance to pesticides, and the increased mobility of the human population (i.e. global travel and distribution of goods).

They are most commonly found in residential homes and other locations where people sleep, but they may also infest other locations such as retail shops, theatres and transportation services (e.g. buses and planes).

Bed bugs are not necessarily a sign of personal cleanliness.
Lincoln County Corporation Counsel - Corporation Counsel
Lincoln County Code of Ordinances
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.
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
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.
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.
Treestand/Blind Policy - Forestry, Land & Parks
Lincoln County restricts the use of permanent tree stands and hunting blinds on County Forest property.
Jan. 8, 2016 - Underdown Recreation Area - Forestry, Land & Parks
User Fee Schedule
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.
2014 Spring Election - County Clerk
Primary if needed: February 18th, Spring General: April 1st.
Emerald Ash Borer - Forestry, Land & Parks
EAB was first discovered in North America near Detroit, Michigan in 2002. Since then the beetle has spread to Canada and more than a dozen states, including Wisconsin.

Emerald ash borer was found for the first time in Wisconsin in August 2008 near the community of Newburg, several miles northeast of West Bend.

Since then, emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Adams, Brown, Buffalo, Calumet, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Door, Douglas, Fond du Lac, Grant, Jefferson, Kenosha, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oneida, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Racine, Rock, Sauk, Sheboygan, Trempealeau, Vernon, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha and Winnebago counties. These counties are under quarantine. Green, Iowa, Juneau, Kewaunee, Lafayette, Manitowoc and Richland counties are under quarantine because of their proximity to infestations in neighboring counties. We have not confirmed the presence of EAB there, however.

Background information regarding EAB can be found on the Web at:
www.emeraldashborer.wi.gov
Identifying Invasive Plant Species - Forestry, Land & Parks
Invasive plants threaten the long-term health and sustainability of Wisconsin's forests.
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)
Ready Wisconsin Website link - Emergency Management
Link to the Ready Wisconsin Website for all your emergency preparedness needs. Go to ready.wi.gov/
Feb. 1, 2016 - Merrill Community Garden Plots Available - Health
Applications are now being accepted for plots at the Merrill Community Garden.
Shoreland Zoning Ordinance Public Informational Meeting https://t.co/BncVo71PHG
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