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.
Lincoln will not be hosting a rabies clinic in 2021 due to the pandemic. Homeward Bound or Tractor Supply in Middlebury might have some low-cost vaccination clinics. Also, Huntington is holding a clinic on March 27. Please call one of those locations to make an appointment if needed.
We are processing dog licenses through the mail or via our drop box this year. Please submit a copy of your dog’s current rabies certificate along with a payment of fees. We will mail your dog tag to you. The fee is $15 for a spayed or neutered dog and $19 if it is intact. (Please add the late license fee if you skipped this last year: $17-neutered and $23-intact.)
Our Road Foreman has officially posted weight limits on Lincoln’s dirt roads as of March 9, 2021. If you have an excess weight vehicle and need to travel on these surfaces for any reason, please contact Dave Cavoretto, in advance, at (802)453-3703.
March 1, 2021 Town Meeting Informational Hearing link (6-8pm)
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.
6:30 Call to Order
*Approval of agenda
Presentation, explanation, and discussion of Proposed FY 22 General and Highway Fund budgets.
Special Selectboard Meeting Wednesday, Feb 10 7:00 PM
Lincoln Special Selectboard Meeting originally scheduled for January 26 at 7:00 PM re: MAUSD recommendation to close LCS has been postponeddue 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.
There will be no in-person Town Meeting in 2021. All voting will be by Australian ballot on Tuesday, March 2, at Burnham Hall. Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Ballots will NOT be automatically mailed to every voter like was done for the General Election. An informational hearing will be held remotely via “GoTo Meeting”, on Monday, March 1 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Here is the link to that meeting:
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.