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Mar. 19, 2019 - Election Results - 2019 April Election - County Clerk



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All Election Night returns are unofficial. For complete and final results for local or school district contests contact each local municipal clerk and/or the school district clerk.
Mar. 13, 2019 - Lincoln County Jail - Video Surveillance Upgrade - Addendum #2 (3/13/2019) - Information Technology
Corrects date in previous addendum.
Mar. 18, 2019 - Weight Limits for Lincoln County Highways 2019 - Highway
Lincoln County Highway Commissioner, John Hanz advises that seasonal weight limits will be go into effect at 12 Noon on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. This is for County Roads only.

View List of Weight Limits on Lincoln County Highways.
Mar. 8, 2019 - Lincoln County Jail - Video Surveillance Upgrade - Addendum #1 (3/8/2019) - Information Technology
Strikes Genetec as required Video Management Solution.
Mar. 21, 2019 - Lincoln County Snowmobile Trails - Forestry, Land & Parks
www.co.lincoln.wi.us/i/f/files/2018_19%20Snowmobile%20Trail%20Locations.pdf

Effective immediately, Corridor 17 south of the park and ride by intersection #30 and Corridor 19 south of Highway 86 by intersection #25 in Zone 1 of Lincoln County’s funded snowmobile and winter ATV trails (County Administrated Trails) will be closed for the season.

All Zone 2, 3 and 4 snowmobile and winter ATV trails are closed for the season.

All remaining Zone 1 Lincoln County snowmobile and winter ATV trails will close for the season effective at midnight, Sunday March 24, 2019.





Click here to view 2019 Snowmobile Map:
www.co.lincoln.wi.us/i/f/files/2019_snowmobile_map.pdf

Click here to view Lincoln County 2018-2019 Snowmobile Funded Trail and Club Trail Locations:
www.co.lincoln.wi.us/i/f/files/2018_19%20Snowmobile%20Trail%20Locations(1).pdf
Feb. 26, 2019 - Request for Proposal (RFP) - Lincoln County Jail - Video Surveillance Upgrade - Information Technology
The Lincoln County Information Technology Department is seeking to contract with an individual or entity to upgrade our current jail video surveillance system from analog to digital. This includes digital recording, camera replacement, and integration into existing Wonderware (HMI) and Genetec (VMS) software solutions.
Proposals must be received by the IT Department located at 801 N. Sales Street – Suite 206, Merrill, WI 54452 on or before 3:00 PM on April 2, 2019 and will be publicly opened at the IT Department Director’s Office at 3:15 PM that day.
Notice to Taxpayers - Dog Licenses - Treasurer
Beginning with the 2019 dog licenses, you will no longer be able to purchase dog licenses at the County Treasurer office. You will need to contact your municipality or the Humane Society. Humane Society’s website is www.furrypets.com
Dec. 5, 2018 - Summer ATV Trails - Forestry, Land & Parks
Summer ATV trails are closed as of December 1, 2018
Dec. 12, 2018 - Underdown Summer Recreation Area-Horse and Bike Trails - Forestry, Land & Parks
The Underdown Summer Recreation Trails are closed.

Check here for events and updates on trail openings and closings. All summer trails are closed at this time.

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.
Ready Wisconsin Website link - Emergency Management
Link to the Ready Wisconsin Website for all your emergency preparedness needs. Go to ready.wi.gov/
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.
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
Fragrance/Scent Free - Register of Deeds
Fragrance Free Zones in the Register of Deeds Office.
Mar. 28, 2017 - Land Services Mapping Portal Launch! *PLEASE BE SURE TO BOOKMARK OR SAVE THE NEW LINK TO YOUR FAVORITES* - Land Services

This is a website dedicated and focused on publishing for free Lincoln County Maps and Data. This page assembles in one place many of the Land Records Applications as well as hard copy maps produced by Lincoln County, WI. You will also find an area to download some of our most popular datasets in industry standard formats. Finally we provide a Contacts page and Links page that will bring you to all the surrounding Counties GIS/LIS Mapping sites.
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.
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.
Notice to Taxpayers - Lincoln County Treasurer's Office Hours - Treasurer
The County Treasurer’s office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Registration Fee Information - Highway
What vehicles are subject to a registration fee?

An automobile or a motor truck registered under 8,000 lbs. gross weight and customarily kept in the municipality or county that enacted the fee. This includes:
  • Automobiles, vans and Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) that qualify as a passenger vehicle
  • Motor trucks and dual-purpose motor homes (trucks that can be equipped with a slide-in camper unit) registered at a gross weight of 8,000 lbs. or less.
For additional vehicle registation fee information please visit the Department of Transporation website at WisDOT website
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
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.
Antique Furniture for Sale!! - Administration
Lincoln County has a variety of antique furniture for sale.
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.
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.
Notice to Taxpayers - Real Estate Taxes - Treasurer
1st installment or full payment of current year property taxes are due on or before January 31st and are collected and payable to your municipality. City of Merrill collects monthly installments through June 30th.

If ANY installment is not paid timely, the entire unpaid balance is delinquent and subject to interest and penalty charges retroactive to February 1st.

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

Include your payment coupons or PIN numbers with payment.
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.
Mar. 21, 2019 - Underdown - Winter Recreation Area - Forestry, Land & Parks
Underdown Winter X-C Trails are open but in very poor condition. They have not been groomed or tracked.
July 27, 2016 - Beat the Heat
Lincoln County Cooling Centers
- Emergency Management
Notice to Taxpayers - Lottery & Gaming Credit - Treasurer
Wisconsin has a Lottery & Gaming credit available for real estate property owners. To qualify, you must own the property as of January 1st and use the property as your primary residence. You can only claim one Lottery & Gaming credit. If you believe you qualify and are not receiving the credit, contact the County Treasurer's office. If you are receiving the credit and it no longer applies as your primary residence, please contact the County Treasurer’s office to remove the credit.
May 1, 2018 - Underdown Recreation Area User Fee Schedule - Forestry, Land & Parks
User Fee Schedule
Apr. 6, 2015 - Highway Department Hours - Highway
The Highway Department hours are Monday - Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed on Fridays.
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
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.

Use the following website as an information source on the emerald ash borer in Wisconsin.
emeraldashborer.info/state/wisconsin.php
Treestand/Blind Policy - Forestry, Land & Parks
Lincoln County restricts the use of permanent tree stands and hunting blinds on County Forest property.
Identifying Invasive Plant Species - Forestry, Land & Parks
Invasive plants threaten the long-term health and sustainability of Wisconsin's forests.
June 1, 2018 - Mandatory Probate E-Filing - Register in Probate/Juvenile Court
As of March 1, 2018, all Probate and Guardianship cases, except those filed by non-represented individuals, are required to be e-filed via the wicourts.gov eFiling website. To log in to eFile or register a new eFile account, go to: www.wicourts.gov/ecourts/efilecircuit/index.jsp
June 6, 2018 - Transfer by Affidavit - Register in Probate/Juvenile Court
The Register in Probate office will no longer be providing the Transfer by Affidvit ($50,000 and Under) form.
Lincoln County is designing a new website that will be mobile friendly, feature rich, and easy to navigate. We're looking for high quality pictures from around the County to use as background images and were hoping you could help. The best photos will be displayed on the new website’s homepage! To submit photos, please email them to kat.hartwig@co.lincoln.wi.us and let us know what area of the County they’re from. Disclaimer: By submitting a picture, you warrant that your submission is not copyrighted and consent to its use by Lincoln County.
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