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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

Special Selectboard Meeting – Thursday, Feb 11, 6:30 PM

Town of Lincoln

Special Selectboard Meeting

Thursday, February 11, 2021, 6:30 P.M

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
https://www.gotomeet.me/BillFinger/special-selectboard-meeting—proposed-fy22-budget
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412
Access Code: 407-685-429
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Meeting Agenda

PUBLIC INFO MEETING

N.B. This meeting is called for the sole purpose of presenting and discussing the selectboard’s proposed FY 22 general fund and highway fund budgets. Explanation of Town Meeting Warning Articles may also be included. (N.B. All warning articles including the proposed FY22 budgets will be voted by Australian Ballot on Tuesday, March 2 – there WILL NOT be a traditional  in-person Town Meeting. There will be a public informational hearing held on on-line on Monday , March 1 at 6:00 PM.

  1. 6:30 Call to Order
  2. *Approval of agenda
  3. Presentation, explanation, and discussion of Proposed FY 22 General and Highway Fund budgets.
  4. 8:30 Adjourn

Special Selectboard Meeting Wednesday, Feb 10 7:00 PM

Town of Lincoln

Special Selectboard Meeting

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 7:00 P.M

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
https://www.gotomeet.me/BillFinger/lincoln-special-selectboard-meeting—lcs-future
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 416-448-101
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Meeting Agenda

N.B. This meeting is called for the sole purpose of addressing issues, ideas, and opportunities for deciding the future of Lincoln Community School.

  1. 7:00 Call to Order
  2. Approval of agenda
  3. Introductions and meeting protocol
  4. Update on recent decisions made by MAUSD and Supt. Reen
  5. Update on legal opinions/initiatives
  6. Updates on individual and group activities to produce alternatives to closing LCS for consideration by MAUSD board and Supt. Patrick Reen.
  7. 8:00 General discussion and new ideas
  8. **Next steps ?
  9. 9:00 Adjourn

Special Selectboard Meeting January 26 – Schedule Changes

Lincoln Special Selectboard Meeting originally scheduled for January 26 at 7:00 PM re: MAUSD recommendation to close LCS has been postponed due to conflict with a MAUSD Board meeting taking place at the same time.

The meeting will be rescheduled for a date and time to be determined.

PLEASE NOTE: Lincoln Special Selectboard meeting scheduled for January 26 at 5:00 PM re: FY22 Proposed Budgets and Town Meeting Warning will be held as planned.

Town Meeting will be different in 2021

There will be no in-person Town Meeting in 2021.  All voting will be by Australian ballot. Early voting is strongly encouraged.  Please request absentee ballots as soon as possible. Ballots will NOT be automatically mailed to every voter like was done for the General Election.  Pay attention and read your town report when you get it in the mail.

New public WiFi Hotspot at Lincoln Town Office

A new public WiFi hotspot is installed at the Lincoln Town Office in Dec. 2020. This was done by an initiative of the VT Public Service Department, using Covid relief funding. The range of good coverage should be 400-500 feet. Please help spread the word about this new service. If you are using the WiFi from your parked vehicle, please be safe about idling to heat your vehicle. Be sure to crack your windows to keep fresh air flowing through. Of course, we would appreciate you being mindful to not idle your vehicle at all if the temperatures allow. When you search for available networks in the village, this one is called “Franklin Hotspot.” It does not require a password to connect.
We hope this service can be helpful to visitors and those who need it.

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.

New Assistant Clerk

Welcome to Caroline Siegfried, our new Assistant Clerk! We are excited to have her on board. Please be patient with us as training and learning a new job takes time.

Lincoln’s Ballots have been mailed

I am notified by the VT Sec. of State’s Office that our ballots for the Nov. 3 General Election have just been mailed out on Oct. 1. If you do not receive your ballot by October 7, please contact me via email, and I can help you.
*IT IS IMPORTANT TO READ THE INSTRUCTIONS before you vote (and follow them!). We want your vote to count. If you have questions, please ask BEFORE you return your ballot. You can only vote once. Sally Ober, Town Clerk, clerk@lincolnvermont.org

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.

Primary Election August 11, 2020

Polling hours are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Town Office, 62 Quaker Street. Please wear a mask and bring your own black or blue pen when you come to vote. Absentee ballots must be received by your Town Clerk no later than 7:00 p.m. on August 11. Read all of the instructions so your vote can count.