Town of Lanark, WI
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Town of Lanark



The next Plan Commission meeting will take place on Thursday, February 2nd at 10 AM:

The next regular Town Board meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 14th at 7 PM:


Town of Lanark Comprehensive Plan/Future Land Use Map and Zoning Ordinance Amendment

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town Board of the Town of Lanark, Portage County, Wisconsin, will be holding a Public Hearing on a proposed amendment to its Comprehensive Plan/Future Land Use Map on February 14th, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town of Lanark Town Hall, 7174 County Road TT, Amherst, WI.

The Town of Lanark Plan Commission met December 8th, 2022, to recommend an amendment to the Town of Lanark Comprehensive Plan to change the Future Land Use Map designation of parcels #022-22-1014-03.04 and 022-22-1014-02 to apply Natural Areas Protected to the revised floodplain according to a Letter of Map Revision dated September 7, 2022, resulting in the following changes: 28.01 acres from L3 Limited Agriculture/Mixed Use to Institutional; 4.02 acres from Natural Areas Protected to Institutional, and 0.86 acres from Natural Areas Limited to Institutional. The Lanark Plan Commission has forwarded their approval recommendation to the Town Board.

This change in land use designation is necessary to allow for the property owner to request a rezoning of these two parcels as follows: 3.9 acres from Conservancy to A2 Agricultural Transition, 1.06 acres from Rural Limited to A2 Agricultural Transition, and .09 acres from Rural Limited to Conservancy. The Lanark Plan Commission also recommended approval of the rezoning request and has forwarded their approval recommendation to the Lanark Town Board. Both Plan Commission recommendations will be on the agenda of the Lanark Town Board meeting on February 14th, 2023.

For more information regarding the proposed Town of Lanark Comprehensive Plan Amendment or zoning change, please contact the Town of Lanark at (715) 256-9801 or

Dated this 6th day of January 2023
Cheryl Leatherman
Town of Lanark Clerk


First half or full year’s tax payments and dog license fees with proof of rabies vaccination to:

Theresa Maves
PO Box 305
Amherst WI 54406

In-person tax collection for the Town of Lanark at the town hall for 2022 first half or full year property taxes will be:

  • Thursday, January 26th 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 28th 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

In-person tax collection may also be completed at the International Bank of Amherst for full year, first half, or second half taxes.

Second half tax payments (mail or in-person) can be made at the Portage County Treasurer’s Office, 1516 Church Street, Stevens Point WI 54481.

Please pay your dog licenses when you pay your taxes. You must register your dog(s) every year; let’s try to get 100% of dogs in the Town of Lanark registered!

  • Yearly registration per spayed/neutered dog:   $10
  • Yearly registration per NOT spayed/neutered dog:  $20
  • Late fee (after March 31st):   $5.00
  • Fines for unlicensed dog:   $169.00-$263.50


You can view the Town of Lanark’s November 2022 voting results (along with the other municipalities in Portage County) on the Portage County Election Results web site

The Town’s referendum question (“Shall the person holding the office of Town Treasurer in the Town of Lanark be appointed by the town board for up to a 3-year term?”) received 623 YES votes and 200 NO votes.  



Do you have a private residential well providing water with unsafe Nitrate levels?

Portage County is directing some of their funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to pay for treatment systems that will reduce Nitrate levels and make water safe for human consumption.  Click HERE for information on how to qualify and apply!


Q:   Why do we separate trash and recyclables when both are dumped into the same truck?

A:   Harter’s, the company that collects trash and recyclables in Lanark, uses trucks that have two compartments, one for trash and the other for recyclables.  These compartments are easy to see when you look at the back of the truck.  This design is more efficient than having separate trucks collecting trash and recyclables. 

When the mechanical arm lifts and dumps your trash or recycling bin into the truck, the bin’s contents are directed into the correct compartment by a hinged lid that exposes the correct bin while covering the opening to the other one.  This 3 minute video from a collection truck manufacturer shows how it works:

Upcoming Events
10:00 am Plan Commission meeting
Plan Commission meeting
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The monthly meeting of the Plan Commission for the Town of Lanark is held (if necessary).
7:00 pm Town Board meeting
Town Board meeting
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The regular monthly meeting of the Lanark Town board
10:00 am Plan Commission meeting
Plan Commission meeting
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The monthly meeting of the Plan Commission for the Town of Lanark is held (if necessary).