The next Plan Commission meeting will take place on Thursday, April 6th at 10 AM:
The next regular Town Board meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 11th at 7 PM:
Special Town Board meeting, Tuesday, March 21st at 11:00 AM: Agenda
NOTICE: VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2023 ELECTION
Please review information and instructions provided in this document: VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
SPRING WEIGHT LIMITS
On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, the Town of Lanark will be imposing seasonal weight restrictions on all Town of Lanark roads. During the period that Spring Weight Limits are in effect the maximum gross vehicle weight is 15,000 pounds (7.5 tons).
Enforcement will begin when signs are installed. The Portage County Highway Department is imposing Spring Weight Limits on County roads on the same day.
Seasonal weight restrictions are enforced annually in the spring during the time that the frost is coming out of the ground. This is necessary to protect the pavement which is susceptible to damage by heavy loads during this time of year.
Permits to exceed these limits may be granted by the Town on a case by case basis but will typically restrict weight and time of travel to minimize the risk of road damage. Permit holders are still liable for repair costs of their vehicle causes damage.
TOWN OF LANARK 2022 PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS
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!
- 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
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!
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