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Apr. 12, 2017 - Lincoln County Highway Department Requests for Proposals - Highway
The Lincoln County Highway Department will accept sealed bids for the following at the Interim Highway Commissioner’s office, 100 Cooper Street, Merrill, WI 54452, until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at which time they will be publicly opened and read and placed on file for action by the Lincoln County Highway Committee.

Click here for: 2017 Fog Seal Oil
Click here for: 2017 Asphaltic Material (This project is part of the LRIP program)
Click here for: 2017 Pulverizing (This project is part of the LRIP program)
Click here for: 2017 Chip Sealing Rock
Click here for: 2017 Asphalt/Rubber Sealant
Click here for: 2017 Polymastic Mixer
Click here for: 2017 Trailer Attenuator
Click here for: 2017 Purchase of Asphalt/Mastic Sealant
Apr. 13, 2017 - Request for Proposal - Snowmobile Trail Bridge - Forestry, Land & Parks
The Lincoln County Forestry Department is seeking to contract with an individual or entity to design, construct and deliver, unload and install one (1) steel frame, truss design, clear-span snowmobile bridge (12 feet wide and 35 feet long) with approach (12 feet wide and 20 feet long) on snowmobile trail 51 located on the western ROW of State Hwy 51 at the NW1/4 NE1/4 Section 24, T32N-R6E, Town of Merrill, Lincoln County, Wisconsin.

Click here to view full RPF

Prospective bidders will be afforded the opportunity to conduct a site visit/pre-bid conference to ensure that bidders are aware of site conditions and to allow bidders to ask questions and/or exchange information with County staff on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Noon at the intersection of Lincoln Drive and Highway 51 (approx. 5 miles north of Merrill). From this meeting place, we will proceed to the work site. Attendance is not mandatory, but is recommended.
Mar. 30, 2017 - Election Results - 2017 General Election - April 4, 2017 - County Clerk

Click Here for 2017 Election Results, Archives and Sample Ballots
Click Here for Outstanding Absentee & Provisional Ballot Counts (PDF)
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.
Apr. 5, 2017 - Lincoln County Officials Remind Drivers to Stay Safe This Construction Season - Highway
Lincoln County Highway Committee urges people to drive carefully in highway work zones throughout the 2017 construction season.

Road workers are just like anyone else. They want to do a good job and make it home to their families at night. We ask that everyone take extra time and stay alert on the roads.
Apr. 6, 2017 - Lincoln County Spring Timber Sale - Forestry, Land & Parks
Lincoln County Forestry, Land & Parks Department is offering 22 timber sales with bids due by 9:00 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2017 to be opened 9:00 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2017.

Click here to view all timber sales offered:
Apr. 28, 2017 - Underdown Recreation Area-Horse and Bike Trails - Forestry, Land & Parks
The Underdown Summer Recreation Trails will open May 1st, 2017.

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.
Apr. 12, 2017 - Weight Limits on Lincoln County Highways will be suspended on April 19th except for the gravel portion of Highway E - Highway

Seasonal road limits for Lincoln County Highways will be suspended at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19th except for the gravel portion of County Road E which will remain posted until further notice.
Feb. 20, 2017 - WisDOT announces weight limits for North Central Region state highways - Highway
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced the seasonal posting of weight limits on state highways in the north central region of the state.
Weight restrictions will be effective at noon on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
**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.
Sep. 26, 2016 - Cell Phone Ban in Work Zones - Highway
WISCONSIN — A new Wisconsin law takes effect Saturday, October 1st making it illegal to talk on a hand-held mobile device while driving through a work zone. The law is part of Wisconsin’s continued efforts to reduce distracted driving and enhance highway safety.

Click here for full details
GIS Maps Online - Land Services
Click the link below to open the GIS Land Records Website.
GIS Land Records Website
Apr. 10, 2017 - Notice of Quotations - Forestry, Land & Parks
The Lincoln County Forestry, Land and Parks Department will accept quotations on the following equipment:
One (1) 1/2 ton 4-Wheel Drive truck
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.
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

Sales & Service - www.centurylink.com Toll Free - 1 (855) 751-1373
Oct. 10, 2016 - Tax Delinquent Land/Other Properties for Sale - Forestry, Land & Parks
Reduced minimum bid amount.

Lincoln County is offering 2 properties for sale.

Bids are due 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd Monday of each month starting in November.
Apr. 28, 2017 - Underdown Recreation Area - Forestry, Land & Parks
User Fee Schedule
Mar. 3, 2017 - Lincoln County Snowmobile Trails - Forestry, Land & Parks
Lincoln County Snowmobile Trails
Click here to view 2017 Snowmobile Map:
July 27, 2016 - Beat the Heat
Lincoln County Cooling Centers
- Emergency Management
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.
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.
Nov. 30, 2016 - Presidential Recount Ordered by the WEC - County Clerk
The Wisconsin Elections Commission has ordered a statewide recount of the 2016 General Election for President of the United States.

Public Notice
Antique Furniture for Sale!! - Administration
Lincoln County has a variety of antique furniture for sale.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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:
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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