Traffic Calming Trial Project – Quaker and Creamery Streets
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.
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.
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.
Last minute legislation addressing voter safety during the pandemic has things quickly changing regarding the Annual Town Meeting this year. Details are still developing as of this posting on Jan. 18. Please pay attention to announcements and stay informed. Early voting is encouraged, so please request absentee ballots as soon as possible.
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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
By State law, all dog owners must register their pet annually by April 1, 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, now is the time to try to get that appointment scheduled!
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.