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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

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.

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 license late fees start July 1

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!

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.