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Lincoln Gap Road Closes Oct. 15

The top of the Lincoln Gap Road (past the last house number 2668) will be closing on October 15 for the winter.  Barriers will be installed on both the Warren and Lincoln sides of the gap. Be sure your vehicles are not parked up there on Oct. 15 or they will be blocked in.  Thank you.

Upcoming Roadwork NOTICE

The following roadway drainage and safety improvements are slated for the immediate and near future. To minimize inconvenience and maintain safety please pay close attention to notices, signs and flaggers at the work sites.

  1. Colby Hill Road will be closed to thru traffic on Monday, August 17 from 7 AM – 4 PM to facilitate and expedite continued improvements of culverts, and drainage ditches. Access to local residences will be maintained. The road will be closed to thru traffic at the intersection of Colby Hill Road and Isham Hollow Road. Please plan your routes and leave extra time if necessary. Similar closures may happen on following days depending on progress made.
  2. Ripton Road at the Intersection with West Hill Road – deteriorated culvert header will be repaired to facilitate restoration of roadway width and re-installation of guardrail. This project will require a short period of one-way traffic. Further notice with specific timing will be issued when details are known.
  3. South Lincoln Road – two large culverts and headers will be replaced near the south end of the paved section of this road. This project is required to comply with clean water requirements of the state. It will be followed at a later date by final paving on the entire paved section of road. Further notice will be issued.
  4. South Lincoln Road – re-alignment of the road near the site of the former Urz House, just south of the Town Garage is on temporary hold in anticipation of issuance of state and federal permits. When the roadway is fully relocated it will be finally paved and striped. Further notice will be issued.

Thank you for your understanding, cooperation and patience.

Lincoln Transfer Station Open on July 4, 2020

The transfer station will be open as usual on Saturday, July 4. Please remember our new rules: keep 6 feet of physical distance from others, wear a mask, and bring your own hand sanitizer. Thank you!

ARTICLE 10. Sand Pit Purchase – Information

VOTE by Australian ballot on March 3, 2020 7 am – 7 pm

at the Town Office  – ON BACK OF TOWN BALLOT

Public Info Meetings

2/18/2020 and 2/27/2020, 6:30 P.M. at the Lincoln Town Office

3/2/2020 6:00 P.M. at Burnham Hall

Town of Lincoln

NOTICE

Public Information Meetings

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 6:30 – 8:00 PM  at the Lincoln Town Office (Info meeting will be followed by a regular Selectboard meeting)

FIRST Information meeting on proposed purchase of a 25-year winter road sand resource. This proposal will be voted on as Article 10 at the Town Meeting Election on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, polls open 7 am – 7 pm at the Lincoln Town Office.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at the Lincoln Town Office, 6:30-8:30 PM

Special Selectboard Information meeting on proposed Town general and highway fund budgets for FY 2021 (7/1/20 – 6/30/21) These budget proposals will be voted on as Articles 5 & 6 at Town Meeting on Monday, March 2, 2020.  SECOND Information meeting on proposed purchase of a 25-year winter road sand resource. This proposal will be voted on as Article 10 at Town Meeting Election, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, polls open 7 am – 7 pm at the Lincoln Town Office.

Monday, March 2, 2020, 6:00 PM Town Meeting at Burnham Hall and THIRD Information meeting / public hearing on proposed purchase of a 25-year winter road sand resource. This proposal will be voted on as Article 10 at the Town Meeting Election, Tuesday, March 3, 2020,polls open 7 am – 7 pm. Polling place is the Lincoln Town Office.

Quaker Street Pavement marking

Traffic Calming Trial Project – Quaker and Creamery Streets

As part of recent drainage and pavement improvements on Quaker Street, new pavement markings have been installed to create nine new parking spaces to alleviate cramped and sometimes dangerous parking on town roadways in the center of town. Public events, from time to time, at Burnham Hall, Town Offices, Lincoln Historical Society Museum and the United Church of Lincoln all require additional parking. On-street paved parking spaces will be easier to maintain and use throughout the year.

At the same time, new pavement markings on the traveled, level portion of Quaker Street from the triangle north to the path to Lincoln Library provide a gentle reminder that motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians share responsibility for safe use of the roadway. The new markings are broken white lines on both sides of the road approximately 4 feet in from the edge of pavement. When bicycles or pedestrians are using the 4-foot lane, motorists are advised to slow and pass carefully, providing a minimum of 4 feet clearance as provided by Vermont Statute. Motorists are free to drive in the advisory lane when no pedestrians or bicycles are present.

In spring 2020 a final layer of asphalt will be applied on Quaker Street. We will appreciate your cooperation patience and participation in this trial project. Your comments and constructive suggestions are important to determine the future use of this marking approach on Quaker Street and other town roads.

New Lanes already in use !

Silas takes the air, a play at Burnham Hall.

A 1920’s comedy offered as part of Burnham Hall’s 100-year celebration. June 21 and 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. No ticket necessary, first come-first served seating, donations appreciated. Please come see the show!

Holiday Town Office Hours

 Dec. 24 to 26:  closed;   Thurs., Dec. 27: open  8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Mon. Dec. 31 and Tue. Jan. 1:  closed;   Jan. 2:  back to regular office hours

Property Taxes Due Oct. 10, 2018

The first installment of our 2018-19 property tax bill is due on Oct. 10.  The office hours that day will be from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  We have a drop box which is available 24 hours a day outside the office door.  Do NOT leave cash in the drop box!  Payments postmarked by Oct. 10 are considered timely, but only if we can read the postmark.  We can not accept credit card payments.  Check or money order is preferred.  Late payments will be charged 0.5% interest monthly.  Thank you!

VUHS Walkathon – October 15

he Vergennes Union High School (VUHS) annual senior benefit walk-a-thon will begin at the Jerusalem corners Store on October 15 and wend its way from South Starksboro to Lincoln via Downingsville Road to Quaker Street, North on Quaker Street to Zeno Road finally arriving at Zeno Mountain Farm. All proceeds from this event will benefit Zeno Mountain F