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UPCOMING MEETINGS

The next Plan Commission meeting may take place on Thursday, March 7th 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, March 11th 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 in the Spring months.  Watch this site for the date each month)

NOTICE:  A quorum of the Lanark Town Board will attend Wisconsin Towns Association District meeting on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at the Stevens Point Holiday Inn:  NOTICE

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.

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
Mar
7
Thu
10:00 am Plan Commission meeting
Plan Commission meeting
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The monthly meeting of the Plan Commission for the Town of Lanark is held (if necessary).
Mar
11
Mon
7:00 pm Town Board meeting
Town Board meeting
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The regular monthly meeting of the Lanark Town board
Apr
4
Thu
10:00 am Plan Commission meeting
Plan Commission meeting
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The monthly meeting of the Plan Commission for the Town of Lanark is held (if necessary).
Apr
8
Mon
7:00 pm Town Board meeting
Town Board meeting
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The regular monthly meeting of the Lanark Town board
May
2
Thu
10:00 am Plan Commission meeting
Plan Commission meeting
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The monthly meeting of the Plan Commission for the Town of Lanark is held (if necessary).