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June 15, 2016 - CTH CC Bridge Closure - Highway
Lincoln County Highway Commissioner, Kelly Reith, advises that the CTH CC Bridge over the Tomahawk River will be closed to all traffic from Monday, June 27th to approximately Friday, July 22nd, due to necessary bridge deck resurfacing and repairs. Detour routes will be posted and will include; N. 4th Street, CTH U, STH 8 and Tannery Road.
June 1, 2016 - Request for Proposal - Human Services Third Floor Flooring Project - Maintenance
The Lincoln County Maintenance Department is seeking to contract with an individual or entity to install approximately 1700 square feet of Epoxy Decorative Broadcast flooring to the third floor of the Health and Human Services building located at 607 N. Sales Street, Merrill WI 54452.

Click here to view the full RFP and click here to view the addendum.
June 24, 2016 - Request for Proposal - Survey Grade GPS Equipment - Land Services - Land Services
The Land Services Department is seeking to purchase a survey grade network RTK GNSS GPS Receiver and necessary accompanying hardware and software.

Click here to view the full RFP.
June 16, 2016 - RFP: Trimble Resource Grade GPS Receiver and Software Purchase - Land Services
The Lincoln County Land Services Department is seeking to contract with an individual or entity to supply one (1) Trimble Geo 7x handheld unit along with software that would allow Post Processing on the Desktop and integration with ArcGIS 10.4.x.

Specifications and instructions may be obtained from Norman Bushor, Lincoln County Land Information Program Manager at the Land Services Department (801 N. Sales Street – Suite 105, Merrill, WI 54452), 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 Land Services Department on or before 1:00 PM on July 12, 2016 and will be publicly opened at the Land Services Department Office located at 801 N. Sales Street – Suite 105, Merrill at 1:15 PM that day.

click here to download RFP
Apr. 18, 2016 - 2016 Seasonal weight restrictions - Highway
Lincoln County Interim Highway Commissioner, Randy Scholz, advises that weight limits will be suspended at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 on all Lincoln County Highways except the gravel portion of CTH E will remain posted until further notice.
Mar. 12, 2016 - Election Results - 2016 April Spring Election & Presidential Preference - County Clerk



Click Here for 2016 Election Results, Archives and Sample Ballots
Click Here for Outstanding Absentee & Provisional Ballot Counts (PDF)
May 10, 2016 - Lincoln County Timber Sale - Forestry, Land & Parks
Lincoln County is taking bids on 1 timber sale.

Bids are due Monday, June 13, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
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.
June 16, 2016 - Request for Proposal - Health & Human Service Center Window Project - Maintenance
The Lincoln County Maintenance Department is seeking to contract with an individual or entity to remove and replace the windows of the Lincoln Co Health & Human Service building located at 607 N. Sales Street, Merrill, WI.
Click here to see the full RFP.
May 4, 2016 - Summer ATV Trails & Underdown Summer Recreational Area - Forestry, Land & Parks
The Harrison Hills summer ATV trails and the Underdown Recreational trails open for use on May 7, 2016.
June 13, 2016 - Wireless Infrastructure Hardware & Expansion - Information Technology
The Lincoln County Information Technology Department is seeking to contract with an individual or entity to provide, configure and deploy new wireless hardware and technology (along with all ancillary services and technology that may be required for deployment) that will ensure current wireless coverage and service levels are maintained or improved in addition to expanding coverage at our Safety Building, Human Services, and Highway Shop locations.

Click here for the full RFP.
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
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.
May 4, 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.
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/
Request for Proposal - Survey Grade GPS Equipment - Land Services https://t.co/4KEyNOwTKk
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