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UPCOMING MEETINGS

The next Plan Commission meeting may take place on Thursday, July 11th at 10 AM*
(*=Plan Commission meetings are scheduled for the First Thursday of every month but occur only when the Commission
has business to conduct, an event signaled by the posting of an agenda 24-48 hours prior to the meeting date)

The next regular Town Board meeting will take place on Monday, July 2nd at 7 PM:
(As of January 2024, Town Board meetings will occur on the second MONDAY of each month although this might need to change.  Watch this site for the date each month)

PORTAGE COUNTY PARKS & TRAILS USER SURVEY

Portage County is asking for input on outdoor recreation in Portage County.  The Survey will take you 10 minutes (or less) to complete but must be completed by June 30, 2024. You can even use your smart phone to take the survey!  Here’s the link:  Portage County Parks & Trails Survey

ROAD WORK – 2024

The following road segments will be chip sealed in the Summer of 2024. Scott Construction hopes to do the work in late June or early-Mid July, depending on weather and crew availability.

BOELTER LAKE DR (County A to the end)
BOELTER LAKE CT (Boelter Lake Dr to Crossover Ln)
BOELTER LAKE LN (Boelter Lake Dr to Crossover Ln)
PINE TREE DR
BUELOW RD (County D to County TT)

LANARK SHIFTS TO NEW STATE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS

Wisconsin’s State Senate and Assembly district borders have been re-drawn and the Town of Lanark finds itself in new districts for both the State Senate (19th) and Assembly (57th).  Previously, we were on the Eastern edge of districts that ran west and south of us but we are now on the northwestern edge of districts that run East and South of us.  Here are links to maps of these new districts:

Senate District 19

Assembly District 57

Watch for candidates for office in these districts to reach out prior to the upcoming elections!

This state map provides a statewide or individual view of all 33 Senate and 99 Assembly districts.

TOWN OF LANARK 2023 PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

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 may 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!  Fees per dog:

Yearly registration per spayed/ neutered dog:  $12.00
Yearly registration per NOT spayed/ neutered dog:  $22.00
Late fee (after March 31st):  $5.00
Fines for unlicensed dog:  $169.00 – $263.50

 PLEASE SEND A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE TO RECEIVE YOUR RECEIPT AND/OR DOG LICENSE!

Tax payments received at the hall OTHER THAN AT THE TIMES LISTED will be returned to you. The clerk is not bonded to accept tax payments.

ExpressVote COMING TO LANARK IN 2024

Beginning in 2024 the Town of Lanark will be using ExpressVote ballot marking devices. The County purchased six ExpressVote machines for the Town using ARPA funds. Visit the Election Systems web site for information.

Watch this video demonstration that shows how to use the ExpressVote machine.  The machine prints your voting choices on a blank card that you insert into a slot in the front of the device.  The machine prints your votes on to the card, which becomes your ballot.

PORTAGE COUNTY WELL OWNER ASSISTANCE for TREATMENT and ECONOMIC RECOVERY (WATER)

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!

TRASH TALK

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:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAbFLt1yBGM

Upcoming Events
Jul
4
Thu
10:00 am Plan Commission meeting
Plan Commission meeting
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The monthly meeting of the Plan Commission for the Town of Lanark is held (if necessary).
Aug
1
Thu
10:00 am Plan Commission meeting
Plan Commission meeting
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The monthly meeting of the Plan Commission for the Town of Lanark is held (if necessary).
Sep
5
Thu
10:00 am Plan Commission meeting
Plan Commission meeting
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The monthly meeting of the Plan Commission for the Town of Lanark is held (if necessary).
Oct
3
Thu
10:00 am Plan Commission meeting
Plan Commission meeting
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The monthly meeting of the Plan Commission for the Town of Lanark is held (if necessary).