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Zoning Administrator – Lincoln

Town of Lincoln

Part-time Position Opening

ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

The Town of Lincoln seeks applicants to fill the position of Zoning Administrator. The Zoning Administrator is responsible for administration and enforcement of the Town’s duly adopted governing By-laws. He/she will examine and process applications for permits and issue permits where the application is consistent with by-laws. She/he will call meetings of the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) when required. He / she will make certain that applicable state statutes are strictly adhered to including posting of meeting/hearing notices and maintaining and distributing notices including meeting minutes.

Organizational skill is essential. Familiarity with the town and community of Lincoln is desirable. Experience in Vermont zoning is a plus. Must be able to attend night meetings and organize site visits in sometimes difficult locations

Part time work averaging 6-10 hours per week. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Please send letter of interest and resume to admin@lincolnvermont.org before June 15

COVID-19 (new coronavirus)

For up-to-date information & resources concerning the new coronavirus in Vermont, see our COVID-19 resource page.

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 !

FY 20 Town & Highway Budget Info Meeting

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 6:30 PM, Lincoln Town Office

Town Office COVID-19 Closure

Due to the state of emergency declared by Governor Scott, the Lincoln Town Office is closed for walk-in business.  Town Officials will continue to do our work and we will stagger our hours to avoid contact with each other.  We encourage you to do business with us remotely.  Several of us who work here are among the very vulnerable population, so please stay away if there is any chance you could be infecting us!  Payments and applications may be left in the drop box, and you are welcome to email or call for things we can assist you with that way.  Email is best. Thank you for your understanding and we will re-open as soon as we are advised that it is safe to do so.    

Dog licenses due by April 1

By State law, all dog owners must register their pet annually with their Town Clerk. (This deadline has not changed due to the COVID 19 epidemic.) You will need to present a current rabies vaccination certificate and pay a fee. The cost is $15 for spayed or neutered animals and $19 if still intact. This may be done by mail or via the office drop box, and we will mail your tag to you. If your pet’s rabies vaccination has expired, most veterinarians are only seeing patients for emergency visits, so you will have to schedule a vaccination at another time.

Roads are posted

The dirt roads have now been posted with weight limits for mud season. If you must receive a delivery from an overweight vehicle, please have the driver contact Road Foreman, Dave Cavoretto, at (802)453-3703 to obtain permission and determine the best timing. Please give as much notice as possible.

Town Meeting Week Office Hours

The Town Clerk’s Office hours during Town Meeting Week 2020 are:

Monday, March 2: Clerk’s Office is open from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Town Meeting is at 6:00 p.m. at Burnham Hall.

Tuesday, March 3: Election Day! Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Town Office, 62 Quaker Street. The Town Clerk’s Office is closed for all other business to focus on the election. The Lincoln Library will be holding a bake sale at the Town Office on Election Day.

Wednesday, March 4: The Town Clerk’s Office is closed all day.

Thursday, March 5: Office is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fridays through Sundays: Closed

Early Voting Has Begun

Ballots are now available for early voting in the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election. Local Election ballots will be available by February 12. Contact your town clerk to request absentee ballots.

Lincoln Rabies Clinic

Rabies vaccinations will be available for dogs or cats at a clinic on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Lincoln Town Office, 62 Quaker Street, Lincoln, VT. The cost is $20 per shot. Please bring proof of prior vaccination if your pet has already had one. Town Clerks will be available to help you license your dogs at the same time. Payments must be cash or check only. Out-of-town pets are welcome to attend the Lincoln clinic. Rabies has been reported in two raccoons in Lincoln, so be sure your pets are up to date with shots. Please keep your pets inside your auto when you arrive. The veterinarian will let you know when it is your turn.

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.

Lincoln All Hazards Mitigation Plan, draft, for comments

Every five years the Town works with the Addison County Regional Planning Commission to create an All Hazards Mitigation Plan. This plan looks at the potential and likelihood of various emergencies in town, such as flooding, high winds and power outages, and how we can best minimize, or mitigate, the impact of those emergencies by taking steps in advance. In addition to helping the Town prepare for potential emergencies, having this plan in place enables us to receive up to an additional 10% in funding from Vermont Emergency Management in case of a FEMA level event, and also lowers our match for Class 2 grants from 30% to 20%- a significant savings.

This Plan is nearly done (it is clear where there are numbers, dates, etc. to be updated), and as a part of the approval process, is open to the public for comments. Please read and review the document, and if you have any comments or concerns, email Ann at townbk@lincolnvermont.org. Please click on the download button below. Thank you!

Lincoln Gap Road is Closed for Winter

The upper portion of the Lincoln Gap Road is now officially closed for the winter. Please be aware of plow trucks turning around at the bottom of the closed portion. Thank you!