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Mar. 12, 2016 - Election Results - 2016 Partisan Primary - August 9, 2016 - County Clerk



Click Here for 2016 Election Results, Archives and Sample Ballots
Click Here for Outstanding Absentee & Provisional Ballot Counts (PDF)
Aug. 16, 2016 - Gateway Refresh (UCC Router Upgrade) - Information Technology
The Lincoln County Information Technology Department is seeking to contract with an individual or entity to upgrade Cisco Integrated services routers at various locations within Lincoln County government buildings.

Specifications and instructions may be obtained from David Smith, Lincoln County Information Technology Director at the Information Technology (I.T.) Department (801 N. Sales Street, Merrill), or online at www.co.lincoln.wi.us . Proposals must conform to the requirements of the specifications and instructions.

Proposals must be received by the I.T. Department on or before 3:00 PM (CST) on September 16, 2016 and will be publicly opened at the I.T. Department Office located at 801 N. Sales Street at 3:15 PM that day.

Click here for RFP
July 21, 2016 - Revisions to Chapter 17.3.09 & 17.2.100 related to Accessory Structures. - Land Services
The Lincoln County Land Services Committee will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, August 119, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in Room #156 of the Lincoln County Service Center to take testimony on proposed text amendments to to Section 17.3.09 and 17.2.100 Lincoln County Zoning Ordinance related to accessory structures.

Click here to view the proposed changes or copies are available at the Lincoln County Zoning office.
July 27, 2016 - Beat the Heat
Lincoln County Cooling Centers
- Emergency Management
July 7, 2016 - Marcus Wydeven Work Zone Safety Awareness Day - Highway

A longtime Lincoln County Highway Department employee was killed in a tragic accident one year ago this Thursday, July 14, while working on a road construction project on Hwy. 17.

In memoriam to Marcus, July 14 will be recognized with a special designation from the Lincoln County Highway Department as Marcus Wydevan Work Zone Safety Awareness Day.
July 12, 2016 - Notice to Taxpayers - Treasurer
Postponed real estate taxes in Lincoln County Townships and City of Tomahawk are due July 31st. Postponed taxes not paid on time will be subject to interest of 1% per month retroactive to February 1st.

The County Treasurer’s office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office will also be open Thursday and Friday, July 28th and 29th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for collection of taxes.
May 20, 2016 - NOTICE RUMBLE STRIPS ON ROAD PROJECTS IN LINCOLN COUNTY - Highway
NOTICE – RUMBLE STRIPS ON ROAD PROJECTS IN LINCOLN COUNTY

Lincoln County is utilizing temporary rumble strips on construction and maintenance projects occurring on State Highways and county roadways. Signs will alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and installation of the temporary rumble strips. Typically, six rumble strips are placed at each end of the work zone.
Mar. 17, 2016 - Rural Broadband Expansion in Lincoln County - Connect America Funding Phase II (CAFII) - Administration
National communications and internet providers Frontier Communications and Century Link have accepted subsidized funds to expand rural broadband in Lincoln County from the FCC under Phase 2 of the Connect America Funding program (CAFII).

CAF Program Information - Click here
CAFII Accepted Areas Map - Click here

Lincoln County CAFII Accepted Area Map - Click here

Contact Information:
Frontier Communications
Sales & Service - www.frontier.com Toll Free - 1 (888) 237-0588
John Van Ooyen - Regional GM (715) 847-1600 john.vanooyen@ftr.com
Frank Maydak - Vice President / Wisconsin GM (920) 893-7320 frank.maydak@ftr.com

CenturyLink
Sales & Service - www.centurylink.com Toll Free - 1 (855) 751-1373
Aug. 9, 2016 - Tax Delinquent Land/Other Properties for Sale - Forestry, Land & Parks
Reduced minimum bid amount.

Lincoln County is offering 5 properties for sale.

Bids are due Monday, October 10, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
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.
June 27, 2016 - Underdown Recreation Area-Horse and Bike Trails - Forestry, Land & Parks
The Underdown Summer Recreation Trails open May 7, 2016.

Check here for events and updates on trail openings and closings.

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.
**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.
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
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. You must provide proof of current rabies vaccination.

Click here to view the Dog License Application.
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
maps.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.
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/
Real Estate Taxes - Treasurer
1st installment or full payment of current year property taxes are due by January 31st and are collected and payable to your municipality. City of Merrill collects installments through June 30th.

For postponed or delinquent real estate taxes, payment is made to the Lincoln County Treasurer.

Mail to: Lincoln County Treasurer
801 N Sales St, Ste 204
Merrill WI 54452-1632

If mailing your payment, a self-addressed stamped envelope would be appreciated for a return receipt.

2nd installment of Real Estate Taxes are due by July 31st and payable to the Lincoln County Treasurer.

Include your payment coupons or PIN numbers with payment.

We accept a postmark as proof of a timely payment. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the obligation to pay the tax bill and applicable late fees.

If ANY installment is not paid timely, the entire unpaid balance is delinquent and subject to interest and penalty charges. Please contact this office for the payoff amount.
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